Assassins: Stephen Sondheim's Acclaimed Musical from Ray of Light Theatre
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The last date listed for Assassins was Saturday June 25, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Writer and comic Bruce Vilanch steps into a role previously performed by Bert Lahr and Red Skelton in this production of Du Barry Was a Lady. Featuring music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story follows a hapless nightclub washroom attendant who wins the Irish Sweepstakes. An inadvertent dose of knock-out drops transports him to a dream world where he imagines himself as King Louis XV in pursuit of the lovely and mischievous Madame Du Barry. Porter's score features terrific numbers including "Friendship," "Well, Did You Evah?," "Do I Love You?," "Katie Went to Haiti" and "But in the Morning, No." Learn More
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Featured review from 415artlover
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Wonderful, professional and enjoyable production: set design, costumes, musical numbers etc.. Sondheim's musicals; with their thought-provoking lyrics and well-orchestrated music, provides more than entertainment. Although, this was a preview, they are ready!
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brilliant performances in an intimate venue. this company presents a broadway caliber evening without the millions of dollars worth of technical hoopla. my wife and i enjoyed every minute of the singing, acting, and music. what a show!
Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco’s inimitable non-profit musical theatre company, is pleased to bring Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins to the Bay Area. Bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the uttermost controversial musical ever written.
Part vaudeville extravaganza, part exposé and wholly electrifying, this most American of musicals (winner of five Tony® Awards) 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, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish rollercoaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and, in an intense final scene, inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.
Hugely resonant in today’s celebrity-obsessed society, the story is peopled with desperate characters intent on making their mark.