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Assassins

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Assassins

Past Show

16 Jun - 01 Jul

Heath Ledger Theatre

Stephen Sondheim's multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force.

Assassins

“… begins with an invitation to “C’mon and shoot a president” and then goes considerably further.” New York Times

Building on Black Swan’s success in presenting contemporary musical works (Next to Normal, Clinton: The Musical), comes the multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins.

In a fairground, a rogue’s gallery of nine misfits gather. The Proprietor of the game entices them to play, promising that their problems will be solved by killing a President of the United States, with the song “Everybody’s Got the Right”. A revue-style portrayal follows of the many and varied ways that each of the men and women have committed (or attempted to commit) the ultimate crime. It is a highly entertaining diorama of America’s cult of celebrity through the ages and the means that some have used to obtain it.

Sondheim (Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd) is considered a ‘titan of musical theatre’. This work personifies his signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music, embracing a range of American musical traditions from the 1860s to the 1980s, from marches to spirituals, to folk and rock. Bold, original and alarmingly funny, Assassins is a timely reminder that those in power ignore the marginalised in society at their peril.

Assassins is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

Playwrights Horizons, Inc. – New York City produced ASSASSINS Off-Broadway in 1990. Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Dates

16 Jun - 01 Jul

Venue

Heath Ledger Theatre

Duration

1 hour 35 minutes (no interval)

Content Warning

Contains Adult themes, coarse language, sex & drug references, smoking on stage, strobe/flashes, simulated executions and gun violence

Media

Artists

Finn Alexander

Cast

Caitlin Beresford-Ord

Cast

Jacob Clayton

Cast

Mackenzie Dunn

Cast

Nick Eynaud

Cast

Oliver Halusz

Cast

Brendan Hanson

Cast

Luke Hewitt

Cast

Geoff Kelso

Geoff Kelso

Cast

Will O’Mahony

Cast

Nathan Stark

Cast

Cameron Steens

Cast

Natasha Vickery

Cast

Stephen Sondheim

Music & Lyrics

John Wiedman

Playwright

Jangoo Chapkhana

Musical Director

Lawrie Cullen-Tait

Set Designer

Lynn Ferguson

Lynn Ferguson

Costume Designer

Mark Howett

Lighting Designer

Brett Smith

Sound Designer

Claudia Alessi

Choreographer

Michael Carmody

Michael Carmody

Video Designer

Julia Moody

Julia Moody

Vocal Coach

Chloe Ogilvie

Chloe Ogilvie

Lighting Design Associate

Hugo Aguilar López

Stage Manager

Katie Moore

Assistant Stage Manager

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