Venue Details

The Viaduct Theater
3111 N. Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60618
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 29 members
Review from Kath Engelsman
192 events 97 reviews

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! A Musical that is FILLED with WONDERFUL performances by a talented cast!!! The songs were funny, touching,and haunting...This was such a fresh and enjoyable theater experience, complete with a live band!!! (smiles) It was...continued

reviewed Oct 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from remiharvey
40 events 16 reviews

Not knowing what to expect since no theater company was listed, I was most pleasantly surprised by the production...excellent voices well staged, very well presented

reviewed Oct 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bill's profile
22 events 10 reviews

To begin, I thought the theatre could spend a few bucks so it looks more inviting than a black door with graffiti on it! The play was "extra creepy" and very well done. All the singing was richly performed and I recommend this play. An advance...continued

reviewed Nov 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jack Conley
21 events 8 reviews

I came back a second time it was so good. The direction, the acting, the singing were all superb. The roles of balladeer/Oswald and Booth were particularly convincing. Like you said, it entertained, challenged, inspired and gave insights. Thanks...continued

reviewed Nov 04 2012 report as inappropriate
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Weaving together dream-like narratives of the assassinations and attempted assassinations of the U.S. presidents, Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy brings to light the pain of alienation, regret, and isolation that underlies each character’s failure to achieve the American Dream. The New York Times hails Assassins as “an extraordinarily original piece of theater,” and the __L____.____A____.__ Times says “Sondheim’s killer musical comedy hits the mark…sidesplitting and sobering in equal measure, this is the most provocative musical in years.”

Portraying the “Assassins” will be Sam Button-Harrison (The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Nicholas Druzbanski (Samuel Byck), Joey Eovaldi (Billy), Edward Fraim (Charles Guiteau), Libby Lane (Sara Jane Moore), Aram Monisoff (Leon Czolgosz), Kiley Moore (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme), Ed Rutherford (John Hinckley) , Michael Swisher (Proprietor), Kevin Webb (John Wilkes Booth) and Kris Hyland (Giuseppe Zangara. A talented ensemble including Morgan Glynn Briggs, Parker Guidry, Natalie June and Jameson Wentworth rounds out the cast.

The design team includes Billy Pacholski (Director/Executive Producer), Robert Ollis (Musical Director), Danny Starr (Choreographer), Nick Passaflume (Scenic Design), Chris Tuttle (Costume Design), Kevin Oliver-Krohn (Lighting Design), Peter Storms (Sound Design), Ryan Fukuda (Video Production), Curtis Cassell (Production and Property Design), Frank Mares (Projections), Cassy Sanders (Dramaturg), Adam Goldstein (Dialect Coach ) and  Zach Zulauf (Assistant Director). Charlie Rasmann is Stage Manager; Shelly Hansen is Assistant Stage Manager. 

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