THE STORY: 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.
Contains disturbing subject matter, not suitable for young children.
TICKETS: Tickets will be available for sale approximately one week before the show at the Theatre Box Office from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm in the main lobby of Ophelia Parrish Fine Arts Center at the corner of Normal and Mulanix Streets. Tickets must be paid for in advance, except for our out of town guests. Reservations for out of town guests may be made by phone 660-785-4515 and those tickets will be held at the box office until 15 minutes before show time. No refunds or exchanges on any tickets.
PRICES: Musical general admission $8 cash or check; $9 for credit or debit card