March 31 – April 16, 2022


A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines 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 lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

ASSASSINS is based on the idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

Playwrights Horizons, Inc. – New York City produced ASSASSINS off-Broadway in 1990.

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by John Weidman

Direction by Jessica Berger Vitalo
Music Direction by Mitchell Samuelson

March 31 – April 16, 2022

 Shimberg Playhouse @ the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Cast & Crew


John Wilkes Booth:                        Trevor Lloyd
Balladeer:                                             Bryan Michael Vitalo
Charles Guiteau:                              Marcus Blake
Proprietor:                                           Rick Faurote
Leon Czolgosz:                                   Richard Brown
Giuseppe Zangara:                          Chris Cordero
John Hinckley Jr.:                             Jonathan T. O’Brien
Samuel Byck:                                      Jay Morgan
Sara Jane Moore:                             Miranda Harrison-Quillin

Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme:    Alyssa Yates
Housewife:                                          Caitlein Jayne Jammo
Billy:                                                         Ian Fan
David Herold:                                     Chase Tomberlin

Emma Goldman:                               Bailey DeVoe
Bystander:                                           Kari Ann Stamatoplos
Bystander:                                           Grant Sparr
Bystander:                                           Madison Breeze DeBrino
Bystander:                                           Dylan Fidler


Production Team
Director                                          Jessica Berger Vitalo

Music Director                           Mitchell Samuelson
Artistic Director                        Anthony Paul Gilkinson
Production Manager              Cathy Hooten
Stage Manager                           Jay Kollar
Assistant Stage Manager     Ezra Joel

Original Scenic Design          Dwayne Cline
Additional Scenic Design    Anthony Paul Gilkinson
Scenic Paint Design                 Francesca Escoto
Set Builders                                  Alex Pasut & Tom Hooten
Lighting Designer                     Emily Cockerill
Sound Designer                         Jakob Nordstrom
Lighting Technician                 Johnny Garde
Costume Designer                   Meli Mossey
Photography                               Chaz Dykes w/ Chaz D Photography

Conductor | Piano                   Mitchell Samuelson
Bass                                                  Alex Pasut
Drums                                             Nico Remy
2nd Piano                                     Megan Zeitler
Reeds                                              Julia Ford
Trumpet                                        John Baker  

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