signature theatre



August 11 – September 29, 2019


To kick off the 30th anniversary season, Signature Theatre produces our 30th Sondheim musical with the daring and darkly funny Tony Award®-winning musical exposé – Assassins.

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, nine would-be and successful presidential assassins inspire each other to pull the trigger and change their worlds in a perverse, wry and thrillingly entertaining vaudeville.

Directed by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, a cast of Signature favorites including Nova Y. Payton, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Evan Casey, Bobby Smith and others explore Sondheim’s stunning music and sardonic lyrics in a fascinating examination of the twisted American Dream.

“Mr. Sondheim’s astonishing score takes staples of American folk, pop and ceremonial music and turns them inside out.”

Discussion Nights August 28 & September 10, 2019
Pride Night September 6, 2019
Open Captioned Performance September 8, 2019 at 2PM

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes with no intermission.

Contains multiple loud gunshots, marijuana smoke (herbal), theatrical haze, strobe lights and a racial slur. If you would like to use a pair of earplugs, please ask a house manager.
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  • Sponsored by Dottie Bennett & Richard Morton

    and The Ted & Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund

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