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Assassins

16 June - 1 July 2018 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

Assassins

16 June - 1 July 2018 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | Book by John Weidman. Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company

Building on Black Swan’s success in presenting contemporary musical works (Next to Normal, Clinton: The Musical), comes the multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins.

In a fairground, a rogue’s gallery of nine misfits gather. The Proprietor of the game entices them to play, promising that their problems will be solved by killing a President of the United States, with the song “Everybody’s Got the Right”. A revue-style portrayal follows of the many and varied ways that each of the men and women have committed (or attempted to commit) the ultimate crime. It is a highly entertaining diorama of America’s cult of celebrity through the ages and the means that some have used to obtain it.

Sondheim (Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd) is considered a ‘titan of musical theatre’. This work personifies his signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music, embracing a range of American musical traditions from the 1860s to the 1980s, from marches to spirituals, to folk and rock. Bold, original and alarmingly funny, Assassins is a timely reminder that those in power ignore the marginalised in society at their peril.

“… begins with an invitation to “C’mon and shoot a president” and then goes considerably further.” New York Times

Playwrights Horizons, Inc. – New York City produced ASSASSINS Off-Broadway in 1990. Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.


Cast and Crew

Director Roger Hodgman
Musical Director Jangoo Chapkhana
Set Designer Lawrie Cullen-Tait
Costume Designer Lynn Ferguson
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Sound Designer Brett Smith
Choreographer Claudia Alessi
Video Designer Michael Carmody
Cast includes Finn Alexander, Caitlin Beresford-Ord, Jacob Clayton, Mackenzie Dunn, Nick Eynaud, Oliver, Halusz, Brendan Hanson, Luke Hewitt, Geoff Kelso, Nathan Stark, Cameron Steens, Natasha Vickery, Will O’Mahony


Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

Premium

  • $88.00 Adult

Standard

  • $83.00 Adult
  • $67.00 Concession - Pension Card holders, Seniors Card holders, Children 16 years and under, Unemployed
  • $35.00 Student - Full time student

Preview and matinee performances

  • $67.00 Adult
  • $35.00 Student - Full time student

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Audio Described Performance

  • Saturday 30 June 2018, 2:00pm
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