Assassins: A Review

By Christopher Heide
Assassins is a sleek, majestic, bombastic show, executed by the 5th Ave Theatre and ACT Theatre. It’s an imaginative retelling of the handful of assassins who have attempted to or have succeeded in killing an American president.  It’s a show with an inventive take on history and a drastic departure form the typical fare normally seen in musical theatre. This is not the typical, boy-meets-girl type of show.  It is peppered with adult language and rife with dark motifs and themes. This Steven Sondheim creation was gifted with numerous Tony Awards when it finally hit Broadway last decade.

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