Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins” Opens October 25 and it is so GOOD!

Western Reserve Playhouse  Presents

“Assassins

By Stephen Sondheim and  Book by John Weidman

Directed by Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski  – Musical Direction by Bryan Bird and Dave Stebbins

 

Synopsis:

A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassin’s combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.

Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

This cast is filled with new talent on our stage and some fan favorites.  This ensemble cast features Adam Harris, Kyle Burnett (Dogfight), Jasen Leupold, Chirs Bizub, John Peters ($5 Bucks Readings), Kimberly Sullivan (Dogfight, Bridges of Madison County), Olivia Petrey,Jacob Gaspar, Derrick Winger, Patrick Dukeman (Boys in the Band), Daniel Hunsicker (Dogfight, Tartuffe), Braelin Andrzejewski, Patrick Hanlon,  Andrew Yamokoski, Jack Stulak, Ben Arrington(Dogfight, Heathers), Steven Schuerger (Heathers), Emily Shipley(Heathers, Emma)

Directed by Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski and Musical Directors, Bryan Bird and Dave Stebbins, Stage Managed by Hannah Hilty(Anne of Green Gables) , Costume Design by Kelsey Tomlinson (Little Women), Light Design by Kevin Rutan (The Bridges of Madison County), props by Sue Snyder (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Set Design by Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski, Scenic Painting by Noah Hrbek (The Bridges of Madison County/Dogfight) and Sound/Set Construction by Justin Herman and barn wood frames by The Funky Squirrel.

Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and Book by John Weidman  Shows run from October 25-November 9, 2019 Tickets are $17.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at WesternReservePlayhouse.org or at the door.

 

TITLE: Assassins 

BY:  Stephen Sondheim and Book by John Weidman

VENUE AND ADDRESS: 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44268

RUN DATES: October 25-November 9, 2019

TIMES OF SHOWS: Fridays and Saturdays 8:00PM – Sunday 2PM TICKETS: $17.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Seniors/Students

BOX OFFICE: 330-620-7314

WEB: WesternReservePlayhouse.org

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