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About Assassins the Musical
In this darkly humorous musical, Stephen Sondheim depicts nine misfit men and women who attempted (four of them successfully) to assassinate American Presidents. While every nation has its assassins and would-be assassins, only in America, the authors suggest, do disturbed and disturbing individuals act not because they hope to influence national politics, but because they are wrapped up in a malignant sense of entitlement. Feeling betrayed by the failed promise of American democracy and the American Dream, they strike out at the symbol for America: the American President.
A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Stephen 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 spans several musical styles and many decades in a dizzying series of musical and theatrical inventions that culminate in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
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Special thanks to our season presenters and season sponsors who make arts and culture possible in Downtown Mansfield: OhioHealth, Park National Bank, Avita Health System, Mechanics Bank, Techman Sales, Lind Media, DRM, Schmidt Security Pro, WMFD, WVNO 106.1 FM, Hughie's Event and Production Services, Richland County Foundation, Richland Source, Cleveland Financial Group, Hudson & Essex, Cypress Hill Winery, Downtown Mansfield, Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, Destination Mansfield, and Ohio Arts Council.
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