Assassins - Shaw Festival Theatre

Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical about the assassins and would-be assassins of American presidents.
Royal George Theatre
September 1 - October 10
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Who on earth would want to kill an American president? Nine people have tried, four successfully. That’s not obvious material for a musical—unless you’re Stephen Sondheim. With music that spans the lifetime of the United States, he creates a carnival show, in which the nine assassins and would-be assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Sara Jane Moore, tell their stories. The result is a bold and brilliant piece of theatre from the undisputed master of the modern musical. Mature content.

Technical Credits
Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
From an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr
Playwrights Horizons, Inc. – New York City
Produced Assassins Off-Broadway in 1990
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin
Directed by Meg Roe
Music direction by Paul Sportelli
Designed by Camellia Koo
Lighting designed by Kevin Lamotte
Sound designed by Alessandro Juliani
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