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. www.mtishows.com
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
Balladeer: Bryan Michael Vitalo
Proprietor: Rick Faurote
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme: Alyssa Yates
Housewife: Caitlein Jayne Jammo
Billy: Ian Fan
David Herold: Chase Tomberlin
Bystander: Kari Ann Stamatoplos
Bystander: Madison Breeze DeBrino
Bystander: Dylan Fidler
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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mad Theatre of Tampa, Inc.
P.O. Box 8417
Tampa, FL 33674
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place Tampa, FL 33602
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