Assassins: Stephen Sondheim's Killer Musical
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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Featured review from Karen Pike
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My first visit to the Watertown Arsenal Center for the Arts. Nice little theatre, which seats maybe 80 to 100. All seats good. This was the last performance. I thought the orchestra was too loud and a couple of the performers, especially "the proprietor", did not project enough. Otherwise I thought the performances were good. I didn't find the music of Assassins particularly memorable. I wasn't aware of one of the "assassins", Sam Byck. His performance was particularly excellent. When I got home I researched the assassins. Always wanted to see this play. Glad I went.
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Enjoyed the show in how it was presented and brought to its end. However, the gentleman playing John Wilkes Booth could not be heard most of the time from where I was sitting. I did enjoy the info that was listed on the pole outside the theater...continued
Assassins is a stunner.
Nominated for and awarded with every possible theatrical award both here and in Europe, the musical gathers together and examines the motivations of the men and women who assassinated or attempted to assassinate eight Presidents of the United States of America. They are a demented group of murderous misfits, torn in misery between their motives, their crimes and their world-wide bloodthirsty profiles. Fame has escaped them while history has imprisoned them in infamous frustration. They are obsessed, driven, mentally unbalanced and plagued with torment.
The musical is a comedy. The score borders on genius. The outcome is chilling.