Stephen Sondheim's American Musical Assassins at La Habra Depot Theatre
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The last date listed for Assassins was Sunday April 5, 2009 / 2:30pm.
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I love Sondheim and I was looking forward to seeing this for the first time. I was not disappointed. The show was wonderfully presented and performed. Each of the characters offered something special. Yes, it is an odd subject for a musical but it has a fine mix of humor,pity, anger,madness,and history wrapped up in outstanding music/lyrics. Go see it and bring your friends.
Stephen Sondheim’s most thought provoking, bold and original musical explores a dark and funny side of the American experience. Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. This most American musical lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish rollercoaster ride where the assassins meet, interact and, in an intense final scene, inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream. You’ll never look at musicals the same way! Adult content. Directed by David Anthony Blair.
About the Ticket Supplier: La Habra Depot TheatreThe La Habra Community Theatre began in 1976 as a Children's Theatre project of the City's newly established Cultural Arts Council. The first production was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. It was performed in La Habra High School's lecture hall since the city did not have a Community Performing Arts Facility.
At the same time, the 1909 Pacific Electric Depot building stood empty and in danger of demolition if it was not restored to a functional role in the community. Planning for its renovation as a Community Performing Arts Facility was initiated by the Mayor of La Habra and supported by the City Council as well as many community members. The "train station", or depot, was then moved across the street to its current location in Portola Park to integrate it into the master plan for the redevelopment of downtown La Habra.
Funding to restore the depot and convert it to a Theatre came largely from the Federal Government Restoration of Historical Landmarks. "The Depot" was declared Orange County Historical Landmark Site #14.
In January of 1980, the Children's Theatre project was expanded to incorporate adult theatre. Then, in July of 1982, the 100 members of the Community Theatre moved into the Depot Playhouse. The first performance in the restored building was the musical Oklahoma. On August 15, 1995 the Depot Playhouse became a non-profit tax-exempt organization and officially became know as Depot Theatre of La Habra. The theatre's board of directors and all production committees are comprised of community volunteers. The Depot Theatre is one of the few community organizations which functions without a single paid staff member.