Why See Assassins?
Everybody's got the right...
Assassins are the subject of this Tony-winning musical from Stephen Sondheim, namely those 13 wretched souls who've taken aim on US Presidents, and the four that were successful. Unusual stories to base a musical on, sure. But with typical Sondheim grace and wit, Assassins is a cult hit and will is set to be a highlight of the 2016/17 Bay Area Musical season.
DUCK AND COVER: WHAT DID YOU SAY ASSASSINS WAS ABOUT AGAIN?
Murderers, essentially, and those who would be murderers. Are they disaffected wackos, or do we have more in common with those lone rangers than we first thought? From Lincoln to Nixon, Ford to JFK, these symbols of power had had more than a fair few enemies. But this is the story of the smoking gun, the actions and thoughts that led to pulling the trigger, set to a recognisable Sondheim score...
Previews from: 16 February 2017
Opening night: 16 February 2017
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