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      Book by               Music and Lyrics by

John Weidman         Stephen Sondheim

Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins 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.

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Josh Scott

The Cast.

Music Director


kristen mcphie

 Stage Manager

Kristen McPhie

John Wilkes Booth

(1838-1865) Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln during a performance at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865. Foreman and inspirational celebrity to the other assassins.

Male, 25 to 35, Range F2 - G4

Charles Guiteau

(1841-1882) Assassinated President James Garfield in the waiting room of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., on July 2, 1881. Dashing but mad.

​Male, 35- 45, Range A2 - Ab4

Leon Czologosz

(1873-1901) Assassinated President William McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. on September 6, 1901. A young poverty-worn radical.

​Male, 25 - 30, Range G#2 - G4

Giuseppe Zangara

(1900-1933) Attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt as he greeted well-wishers in Bayfront Park, Miami, FL on February 15, 1933. An angry, heavily-accented immigrant.

Male, 30- 35, Range B2- A4

Samuel Byck

(1930-1974) Attempted to assassinate President Richard Nixon by hijacking a commercial jetliner. Hysterically irate schlep in a Santa Claus suit.

Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme

(1948- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the Capitol Park in Sacramento, CA on September 5, 1975. A pixie hippie in love with Charles Manson.

Male, 40- 45, Range D3 - G4

Female, 25 - 30, Range A3 - G5

Sara Jane Moore

(1930- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA, on September 22, 1975. A frazzled housewife with little sense.

Female, 40- 45, Range F3 - Eb5

John Hinckley

(1955- ) Attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1981. A love-obsessed and depressed college student.

Male, 25 - 30, Range A2 - G4

Lee Harvey Oswald

(1939-1963) Assassinated President John F. Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963. A suicidal, dejected shipping clerk.

Male, 20 -25, Range G3 - C4


Emma Goldman

A folk singer and the narrator of the show. The voice of America.

(1869-1940) Turn-of-the-century Anarchist agitator and feminist. Terse and stubborn. An inspiration to Czolgosz.

The Proprietor

David Herold

A mysterious man who runs the shooting gallery at a carnival.

(1842-1865) One of John Wilkes Booth's confederates. Aided Booth in his attempted escape.

Sara Jane Moore's whiny son.



Bystanders; Tourists; Reporters; Photographers

Female, 30 - 40

Male, 20 - 40, Range C3  to  G4

Male, 30 -50, Range Gb2 - F4

Male, 20 -25

Male, 8

The Performances.

Thursday, June 20th

Friday, June 21st

Saturday, June 22nd

Wednesday, June 26th

7:30 pm

7:30 pm

7:30 pm

7:30 pm

Thursday, June 27th

Friday, June 28th

Saturday, June 29th

Saturday, June 29th

7:30 pm

7:30 pm

2:00 pm

7:30 pm

Wednesday, July 3rd

Friday, July 5th

Saturday, July 6th

7:30 pm

7:30 pm

7:30 pm 

"Assassins" is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

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