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This brilliant Stephen Sondheim musical explores the disintegration of the ‘American Dream’ where privilege degenerates into self-entitlement. The action takes place in a fairground shooting gallery. A collection of misfits explores the notion of notoriety achieved through assassination. Centering on nine of the thirteen people who have tried (four successfully) to assassinate presidents of the United States, this musical explores the communal reason that drove these assassins to act on their impulses. Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by John Weidman

Director: Tricia Lackey

Choreographer: Anthony MacPherson

Musical Director: Craig Fair

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Studio Theatre, Sheridan


The Balladeer / Lee Harvey Oswald: Alexander Braatz
Leon Czolgosz: Nathan Leung
John Hinckley: Matthew Villemaire
Charles Guiteau: Ian Cheverie
Giuseppe Zangara: Ryan Brown
Samuel Byck: Sam DiGiuseppe
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme: Kelly McNamee
Sara Jane Moore: Aly Workman
John Wilkes Booth: Nick Nesbitt
The Proprietor: Jacob MacInnis
Herold / Bystander: Constant Bernard
Bartender / Bystander: Sean Cage
Emma Goldman / Bystander: Laurel Denning
James Garfield / Bystander: Michael Cox
Gerald Ford / Bystander: Amir Haidar
Housewife / Bystander: Myriam Brousseau
Bystander: Kylie McMahon, Stephanie Schmid, Alyssa Reeve, Samantha Piper, Chad Trembley
Boy / Bystander: Kieran McNally Kennedy


Assassins, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre

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Theatre and Performance Studies


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Original Citation

Lackey, T. (Director). (2011, February 17 - 26). Assassins. [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

Assassins, February 17 – 26, 2011



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