Venue Details

Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse
311 S. Euclid Street La Habra, CA 90631
562-697-3311
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from unclebyron
Red Velvet 164 events 163 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Mar 29 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from JayG
102 events 51 reviews

It is a very thought provoking play. The motivations of the presidential assassins, both successful and not successful are presented in a wonderfully educational and entertaining way. The music is terrific, by the way the music is live not from...continued

reviewed Mar 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Smith
168 events 16 reviews

The actor who played Lee Harvey Oswald had a great voice, but, it didn't make up for the over acting by the guy who played John Wilkes Booth. Also, there were gigantic bugs flying around inside the theater so I had a hard time concentrating on...continued

reviewed Mar 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol Oldham
43 events 11 reviews

Excellent casting, strong voices, and much energy.
The point of the play was well established. An enjoyable performance, even if Sondheim isn't our favorite.

reviewed Apr 05 2009 report as inappropriate
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Description

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.

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