The multiple Tony Award-winning musical, Assassins, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman and based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. will be presented by Three’s a Crowd (3aC) musical theatre company at the Old Castlemaine Gaol across three weekends from 8 – 23 April.
Assassins is set amidst the lurid debris of a travelling carnival, where a Proprietor invites nine individuals to step up and hit a target in return for a glittering prize. As he hands out guns with an invitation to “shoot a President”, we are introduced to a collection of America’s most disturbing characters – from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. This black comedy musical takes a provocative lens to the dreams, distortions and delusions of nine infamous Americans.
Assassins premiered Off-Broadway in December 1990 and opened to a sold-out run of 73 performances.
Bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny, Assassins will appeal to audiences beyond the traditional musical theatre goer.
Tickets for the 3aC production of Assassins cost $30 full / $25 members/concession and may be booked online at www.3ac.com.au
For more details visit the website or phone 0474 896 871