The College of Central Florida’s Theatre and Musical Theatre will present Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins,” Friday and Saturday, April 5-6 and 12-13, starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 and 14, at 3 p.m., in the Dassance Fine Arts Center, 3001 S.W. College Road.
This production, with music and lyrics by Sondheim, book by John Weidman and based on an idea by Charles Gilbert Jr., is directed by Dr. Kathleen Downs, CF associate professor of Theatre. Musical direction is by Jason Longtin, CF associate professor of Music. Based on the premise of a murderous carnival game, “Assassins” is a revue-style portrayal of the men and women who have attempted (some successfully, some not) to assassinate presidents of the United States.
Sondheim’s score varies to reflect the popular music of the 1860s to the 1980s. The musical first opened off-Broadway in 1990, and the 2004 Broadway production won five Tony Awards. According to BroadwayWorld.com, “Assassins is an emotionally devastating theatrical experience, forcing us to look upon the monsters of our history books and see them as human beings.”
“Assassins” is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. This show contains adult content and strong language and may not be suitable for children under 16. This production features guns and gun shots.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. CF students, faculty and staff are free with CF identification. For tickets and more information, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu. The box office is located in lobby of the Fine Arts Center and is open from 1-4 p.m. and an hour before show time.