ASSASSINS is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
Presented by Hayes Theatre Co
Director Dean Bryant
Musical Directors Andrew Worboys and Steven Kreamer
Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth
Set & Costume Designer Alicia Clements
Lighting Designer Ross Graham
Sound Designer Nick Walker
Executive Producer Lisa Campbell
Stage Manager Lauren Tulloh
Starring Laura Bunting, David Campbell, Connor Crawford, Martin Crewes, Kate Cole, Bobby Fox, Hannah Fredericksen, Jason Kos, Rob McDougall, Maxwell Simon and Justin Smith
All you have to do is squeeze your little finger.
Squeeze your little finger…
You can change the wor–
In a fairground shooting gallery a group of misfits gather. Each has a problem they need to solve and each has discovered the answer – they must shoot the President of the United States!
From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, we learn of the many varied and unusual ways that each has committed (or attempted to commit) the ultimate crime; their motivations and their desire to be recognized for their actions in a world where they are largely dismissed and ignored.
Described by Sondheim as the show that comes closest to his expectations of it, ASSASSINS is a chilling, and timely, reminder that those in power ignore the poor and disenfranchised to their peril.
Playwrights Horizons, Inc. – New York City produced ASSASSINS Off-Broadway in 1990
Orchestrations by Michael Starobin
First Broadway Production,2004 Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.