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MRT 2012/13 Season

Gutenberg! The Musical!  •  Assassins  •  The Mountaintop  •  Blues in the Night  •  The Diary of Anne Frank •  A Christmas Carol  •  Sense and Sensibility
Mind Over Milwaukee  •  How The World Began  •  Rep Lab  •  Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash  •  Clybourne Park  •  A Raisin In the Sun  •  One Night With Janis Joplin

Assassins

“Theatrical tour-de-force crackles with stage invention”

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Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
Directed by Mark Clements

September 4 – October 7
Quadracci Powerhouse

This groundbreaking American musical kicks off the Quadracci Powerhouse season with a bang! Bold, original, surreal, thought-provoking, and alarmingly funny, this five-time Tony Award-winner investigates the personalities behind nine Presidential assassins and reveals uneasy truths about the American Dream. Hugely resonant in today’s celebrity-obsessed culture, Assassins is peopled with desperate, disillusioned characters who force us to wonder how everybody’s right to be happy can include killing a President.

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Mark Clements

MARK'S TAKE:
I am eager to direct Stephen Sondheim’s highly entertaining but thought-provoking musical Assassins. It’s a riveting exploration of such issues as our obsession with celebrity status, entitlement to the fruits of the American Dream, our attitudes about guns and gun control, as well as, how a society can be inadvertently complicit in facilitating the violent behavior of some of its deranged citizens.

 

» 2004 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical

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   from Artistic Director Mark Clements

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Creative Team

Mark Clements, Artistic Director/Director
Dan Kazemi, Music Director
Michael Pink, Additional Musical Staging
Todd Edward Ivins, Scenic Designer/Video Projections Designer
Alex Tecoma, Costume Designer
Jeff Nellis, Lighting Designer
Jon Weston, Sound Designer
Jill Walmsley Zager, Dialect Coach
Sean Foote, Assistant Sound Designer
Briana J. Fahey*, Stage Manager
Laura F. Wendt, Assistant Stage Manager
Lenny Banovez, Assistant Director
Kaitlin Kitzmiller, Stage Management Intern
Marissa Robinson, Stage Management Intern

Musicians

Blaire Bielawski, Tenor/Soprano/Saxophone, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Anton Hatwich, Bass
Dan Kazemi, Musical Director/Keyboard/Synthesizer
Bob Monagle, Guitar/Mandolin
Patrick Morrow, Drums/Percussion
Kyle Samuelson, Trombone/Euphonium
Barrie Shaw, Reed 1
Tom Schleuter, Trumpet/Flugel/Cornet

Ensemble

Emily Berman, Lamar Jefferson, Toni Linn Martin, Jessi Noel, Tyrone Phillips, Jess Prichard, Jamie Rezanour, Teddy Spencer, Bri Sudia, Trequon Tate and Mercedes White.

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

 

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim, one of the most influential and accomplished composer/lyricists in Broadway history, was born in New York City and raised in New York and Pennsylvania. As a teenager he met Oscar Hammerstein II, who became Sondheim's mentor. Sondheim graduated from Williams College, where he received the Hutchinson Prize for Music Composition. After graduation he studied music theory and composition with Milton Babbitt. He worked for a short time in the 1950’s as a writer for the television show Topper.

Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), The Frogs (1974), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Into the Woods (1987), Assassins (1991), Passion (1994) and Road Show (2008), as well as lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965) and additional lyrics for Candide (1973). Side By Side By Sondheim (1976), Marry Me a Little (1981), You're Gonna Love Tomorrow (1983), Putting It Together (1993/99), Moving On (2001) and Sondheim on Sondheim (2010) are anthologies of his work as composer and lyricist. For films, he composed the scores of Stavisky (1974) and co-composed Reds (1981) as well as songs for Dick Tracy (1990). He also wrote the songs for the television production Evening Primrose (1966), co-authored the film The Last of Sheila (1973) and the play Getting Away with Murder (1996) and provided incidental music for the plays The Girls of Summer (1956), Invitation to a March (1961), Twigs (1971) and The Enclave (1973). Saturday Night (1954), his first professional musical, finally had its New York premiere in 1999.

Mr. Sondheim has received the Tony Award for Best Score/Music/Lyrics for Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods and Passion, all of which won the New York Drama Circle Award for Outstanding/Best Musical, as did Pacific Overtures and Sunday in the Park with George. In total, his works have accumulated more than sixty individual and collaborative Tony Awards. “Sooner Or Later” from the film Dick Tracy won the 1999 Academy Award for Best Song. Mr. Sondheim received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1984 for Sunday in the Park with George. In 1983 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which awarded him the Gold Medal for Music in 2006. In 1990 he was appointed the first Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Oxford University and was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in the 1993 Kennedy Center Honors. Mr. Sondheim is on the Council of the Dramatists Guild, the national association of playwrights, composers and lyricists, having served as its President from 1973 to 1981. In 1981 he founded Young Playwrights Inc. to develop and promote the work of American playwrights aged 18 years and younger.

His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: Finishing the Hat (2010) and Look, I Made A Hat (2011).  -Top-

 
John Weidman

John Weidman wrote the book for Pacific Overtures (Tony nominations, Best Book and Best Musical), produced and directed on Broadway by Hal Prince. He co-authored the new book for Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, a new production of which was mounted last fall by Trevor Nunn at the National Theatre. Weidman wrote the book for Assassins, score by Stephen Sondheim, directed Off-Broadway by Jerry Zaks and in London’s West End (Drama Critics’ Award for Best Musical) by Sam Mendes. He wrote the book for big (Tony nominations, Best Book), score by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire, directed on Broadway by Mike Ockrent, and, with director/choreographer Susan Stroman, co-created the musical Contact (Tony nomination, Best Book), which won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Musical. Weidman is writing the book for Bounce, score by Stephen Sondheim, direction by Harold Prince. Since 1986, he has written for “Sesame Street,” receiving eleven Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Children’s Program. Weidman is President of the Dramatists’ Guild of America. He lives in New York City with his wife, Lila, and their two children, Laura and Jonathan.   -Top-

 

Jonathan Altman, Chorus/President Gerald Ford/David Herold
Jonathan Altman is beyond excited to be a part of this season at The Rep! Hailing from Warner Robins, GA, he graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shorter College. He’s also performed professionally with Bigfork Summer Playhouse for two seasons, Post Playhouse and Stephen Foster Productions. Some of his credits include Godspell (Jesus), True West (Austin), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy) and Into the Woods (Jack), among others. Post-college, this Southern boy moved to Chicago where he has worked with companies such as Circle Theatre and Light Opera Works.Endless thanks to his family, friends, Sandy, Ben and everyone at The Rep!  -Top-

 

Luke Brotherhood, Billy
Luke is a homeschooled fifth grader and is excited to be back at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, having appeared in last season’s Rep Lab. He will also be appearing as Smudge in A Christmas Carol this holiday season. Luke has previously been seen at the Sunset Playhouse as Tommy Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life and the First Stage Children’s Theater production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Luke would like to thank Sandy Ernst, Mark Clements and everyone at Milwaukee Rep for this wonderful opportunity.  -Top-

 

Jonathan Gillard Daly, Proprietor
Jon is delighted to accept Mark Clements’ invitation to become a Rep Associate Artist. Some of his favorite roles here as a member of The Rep’s resident company include last year’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird, in which he played Heck Tate; Charlie in Death of a Salesman, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, Nicky Giblin in The Seafarer, Arkady in A Month in the Country, Manus in Translations, Jimmy in The Weir and Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Jon is also a founding member of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN, where he most recently appeared in the title role in King Lear. He is a 30-year veteran of regional theater throughout the U.S., having appeared in productions at American Players Theatre, Clarence Brown Theater, Indiana Repertory Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Court Theatre (Chicago) and PCPA Theaterfest. He is also a playwright. His musical memoir, The Daly News, has been produced at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Sacramento Theatre Company, Oregon Cabaret Theater and PCPA Theaterfest. His newest play, To the Promised Land, will be produced by First Stage Children’s Theater in early 2013. He has also appeared locally in productions at Next Act Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and the late lamented Milwaukee Shakespeare. He has been married for 30 years to director and text coach Gale Childs Daly. Love, as always, to Gale and their two children, Sam and Emily.  -Top-

 

Lee E. Ernst, Samuel Byck
Last season at The Rep, Lee was seen performing the roles of Brabantio/Montano in Othello, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and Vince Lombardi in Lombardi. He was a member of The Rep’s Resident Acting Company since 1993 and with the start of the 2012/13 Season is now a Rep Associate Artist. Previously at The Rep he was seen as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Leon/Nick in Speaking in Tongues, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and The Emcee in Cabaret. Other roles at The Rep include Sharky in The Seafarer, Frank Lloyd Wright in Work Song, Levin in Anna Karenina, Truffaldino in Servant of Two Masters, George in Of Mice and Men, Clov in Endgame and the title roles in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Richard III, The Foreigner and Tartuffe. This past summer, Lee directed Hamlet at Texas Shakespeare Festival and played Jessup in A Few Good Men and Bingham in A Fox on the Fairway for Peninsula Players in beautiful Door County. Lee has also played leading roles with American Players Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, New American Theater, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company and ACT. Lee is a recipient of The AriZoni Best Actor Award, Minerva Laureate, Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee and is an inaugural Lunt- Fontanne Fellow. Mr. Ernst received his MFA from The University of Delaware-PTTP.  -Top-

 

Kelley Faulkner, Chorus
Milwaukee Rep credits include: Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Patsy in Always . . .Patsy Cline and Belle/Lucy in A Christmas Carol. Regional credits: Claire in Proof (TheatreFest); Nancy in Oliver! and Emily Arden in State Fair (Walnut Street Theatre); Roxie in Chicago (New Candlelight Theatre); Woman 2 in Give My Regards to Broadway (Kimmel Center) and The Music Man and Street Scene (New York City Opera). National tour: Miss Watson in Big. Readings/ workshops: Sketches of Life (directed by Maurice Hines), Wildlife, Wingman and Muscleman vs. Skeletonman: A Love Story. She received her BFA in Acting from Montclair State University. This one is for Rey.  -Top-

 

Steve French, Leon Czolgosz
Steve French is honored to make his Milwaukee Rep debut with Assassins. Off-Broadway Steve was a member of the Drama Desk Award-winning ensemble of In Transit at Primary Stages and appeared in the world premiere staging of The Burnt Part Boys at Playwrights Horizons. Regionally he has performed in; The 39 Steps (Hartford Stage); Avenue X (Alliance Theatre); Camelot and Big River (Goodspeed Musicals); Man of La Mancha (Monomoy Theatre) and A Moon for the Misbegotten (Long Wharf Theatre). With love to Allison.  -Top-

 

Evan Harrington, John Hinckley
Evan Harrington has appeared on Broadway in Avenue Q (Brian) and most recently in The Phantom of the Opera (Piangi). A huge fan of Assassins (the show. . . not the people), he’s very excited to make his Rep debut in this amazing piece! Some other favorite theatrical endeavors: Mary Zimmerman’s Candide (Orator/ Grand Inquisitor); Sweeney Todd (Beadle/ Pirelli); Into the Woods (Baker); The Full Monty (Dave) and The Pirates of Penzance (Samuel). He also had tons-o-fun traveling the country in National Tours: of The Music Man (Ewart Dunlop-Quartet), Kopit/Yeston’s Phantom (Cholet) and Camelot (3rd Torchbearer to the Left). Fun fact #1: He did an episode of 30 Rock once, playing the pivotal role of “Roy” (don’t blink, you’ll miss him). And Fun Fact #2: He sings in a Meat Loaf tribute band: “Not Your Mama’s MEAT LOAF” in NYC (YouTube – NYMML). Special thanks go out to family and friends who have always allowed him to pursue his dreams: Playing first base for the New York Yankees (it didn’t work out) and the backup plan: Being a professional actor .. . (working out pretty good so far). www.evanharrington.com.  -Top-

 

Melissa Joy Hart, Emma Goldman
Milwaukee Rep debut! Regional credits include: Amadeus, Sound of Music, Jacques Brel (Walnut Street Theatre), Into the Woods (Arden Theatre Company); Little Mermaid (Fulton Theatre); Fat Pig (Theatre Horizon) and Musicale Series (Bristol Riverside Theatre). In addition to regional theater, Melissa had the honor of performing alongside Betty Buckley in New Ways to Dream, as well as countless concerts, cabarets and workshops. Ever GRATEFUL to Mark and Dan for the opportunity and The Rep staff for the warm welcome and crafting a beautiful theater community!  -Top-

 

Ray Jivoff, Chorus/President, James Garfield
Ray is proud to make his Rep Quadracci Powerhouse debut having done two shows in the Stackner Cabaret. He is the Associate Artistic Director of Skylight Music Theatre here in Milwaukee. Favorite roles there include Mr. Zero in Adding Machine, Harpo in Animal Crackers, Roger Debris in The Producers and Koko in The Mikado. He directed Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Skylight Music Theatre), The Sum of Us (Milwaukee Chamber Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors and Into the Woods (Marquette University), West Side Story (UW-Milwaukee), Ragtime (Milwaukee High School of the Arts) and Sweet Charity and Hair (Sunset Playhouse). Next is Here’s A Howdy Doo, opening at Skylight on New Year’s Eve.  -Top-

 

Alex Keiper, Chorus
Alex is thrilled to be making her Milwaukee Rep debut! Recent credits include Kimberley Akimbo (Theatre Horizon), Ordinary Days (11th Hour Theatre Company, director Joe Calarco), Proof (Walnut Street Theatre) and Tulipomania (Arden Theatre Company). Upcoming, Alex will perform in Cinderella and A Little Night Music (Arden Theatre Company). Huge thanks to Mark, Dan and the entire creative team. Thanks to artists who inspire and perspire doing what we love. Love to Mom, Dad, Ryan and Matty. www.alexkeiper.com.  -Top-

 

Sarah Litzsinger, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme
Sarah is thrilled to be back at The Rep after playing bipolar mother Diana Goodman in last season’s Next To Normal. Sarah holds the distinction of being Broadway’s longest running Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She was also seen on Broadway in Marilyn, An American Fable (Broadway debut), Oliver! The Revival (Bet) starring Ron Moody and Patti Lupone, Les Miserables (Eponine/Cosette) and originated the role of Madeleine in Michel LeGrand’s Amour. Sarah also played Eva Peron in the 25th Anniversary Tour of Evita, directed by Hal Prince and Larry Fuller, and played The Narrator opposite Donny Osmond in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Some of her other credits include Peter Pan (Peter) at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, A Year With Frog and Toad (Bird/Mouse) at Minneapolis Children’s Theater, Tick, Tick .. . Boom! (Susan), Falsettos (Cordelia) and The Last Five Years (Cathy) all at George Street Playhouse. Sarah also won the 2007 Breakout Award at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival for her duo comedy act and performed at the TBS Comedy Festival at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas in 2008.  -Top-

 

Adam Monley, John Wilkes Booth
Adam is thrilled to be working on this fascinating piece of theater with this excellent cast and crew. Broadway: Mamma Mia! (original cast). National Tours: The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul) and Deaf West’s Production of Big River (Mark Twain/Voice of Huck). Off- Broadway: Fanny Hill (Will Plenty) with the York Theater Company, A Gingerbread House (Harley) at Playwrights Horizon. Regional highlights: Working (Mason Singer et al.) and Emma (Mr. Knightley) at The Old Globe, Oklahoma! (Curly) at Papermill Playhouse, A Little Night Music (Henrik) at Northshore Music Theater, The Baker’s Wife (Dominique) and Carnival (Paul) at Goodspeed Opera. Training: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Oxford University. Many thanks to Mark, Dan and the army of Milwaukee Rep designers and crew members. Love to his ever supportive family and his beauty, Paige . . .and their little bébé on the way!  -Top-

 

Caroline O’Connor, Sara Jane Moore
Caroline was previously seen at The Rep in the Quadracci Powerhouse production of Bombshells (2010/11 Season). Most recently she played Rose in Gypsy, Phyllis in Follies and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris. Caroline made her Broadway debut as Velma in the musical Chicago. West End: Mabel Normand in Mack and Mabel (Olivier nomination), Hildy Esterhazy in On The Town, Romance, Romance, Street Scene, Matador, The Rink, Cabaret, Me and My Girl, Showboat (Royal Shakespeare Company), Damn Yankees, Baby, Into the Woods and A Chorus Line. In Australia credits include: Chicago, West Side Story, Man of La Mancha, Funny Girl, Piaf and Bombshells (Olivier nomination) and the world premiere of End of the Rainbow. Film credits include: Nini Legs in the Air in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge and Ethel Merman in the Cole Porter biopic De-Lovely. Solo CD’s: What I did for Love, Stage to Screen, A Tribute to Piaf and A Tribute to Garland.  -Top-

 

Chris Peluso, Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald
Chris couldn’t be happier to be back in Milwaukee doing one of his favorite shows. He was last seen here as Fiyero in the National Tour of Wicked. Broadway credits include Assassins (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald u/s), Mamma Mia! (Sky) and Lestat. National tours include Wicked (Fiyero). Off- Broadway: The Glorious Ones. Regional credits include: John Newton in Amazing Grace (Goodspeed Opera House); Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard (Music Theatre of Wichita); Ted Hinton in Bonnie and Clyde (La Jolla Playhouse); Tony in West Side Story (Barrington Stage Company) and Marius in Les Miserables (Marriott Lincolnshire). Thanks to Milwaukee Rep, MTW, family, Christine and the weasel.  -Top-

 

Mark Price, Charles Guiteau
Broadway Credits include Broadway original companies of Mary Poppins (Robertson Aye), Wonderful Town (Ensemble), All Shook Up (Dennis), Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff), Mamma Mia! (Pepper), Dance of the Vampires (Boris), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy u/s) and Paul Simon’s The Capeman (Anthony Krzesinski) as well as replacements in Chicago and Beauty and The Beast (Lefou). Regional credits include The 39 Steps at George Street Playhouse, Into The Woods (Baker) at the Alliance Theater, Sondheim Celebration at Lincoln Center, Sweeney Todd (Tobias/Helen Hayes nominate) at the Kennedy Center, and 70, Girls, 70 for City Center Encores! FILM/TV: Law & Order, Broadway’s Finest, The Tony Awards and The Rosie O’Donnell Show. www.aboutmarkprice.com.  -Top-

 

Brian Sills, Giuseppe Zangara
Brian is making his Milwaukee Rep debut. New York credits include The 24 Hour Plays (American Airlines Theater) and Himself and Nora (NYMF). National tour: The Lion King (original cast). Select regional theater credits include: Emcee in Cabaret (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); Mozart in Amadeus (Clarence Brown Theatre); Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days (Cleveland Play House); Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew and Cloten in Cymbeline (Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination); The Three Musketeers, The Two Noble Kinsmen and How Can You Run With A Shell On Your Back? (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Unlock’d (Ravinia Festival); Shear Madness (Toronto, Chicago, The Kennedy Center); As You Like It (Resurgence Theater); The Invention of Love (Arts & Letters Theater); The Miracle Worker (Young Peoples’ Theater); You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (New York Theater); and the feature films Baby on Board, Nothing Like the Holidays and Rocky Marciano. Brian is a graduate from The Ryerson Theater School in Toronto. www.briansills.com.  -Top-

 

J.R. Yancher, Chorus/James Blaine
J.R. Yancher, a native of Davis, CA, graduated from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA) in 2008. Upon graduating, he moved to L.A. where he worked in a number of commercials and short films. In 2011/12, J.R. returned to PCPA as one of four professional acting interns. Favorite roles include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, John Brooke in Little Women-The Musical, Brodie in The Real Thing and The Corporal in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Other shows at PCPA include Cabaret, Othello, A Christmas Carol and The Sound of Music, among others. He is honored to be part of Milwaukee Rep’s 2012/13 Season. He thanks his friends and family for their love and support.  -Top-

Learn more about the background of the show and/or the themes explored in this production.

Assassinations

» Killing the President: Assassinations, Attempts, and Rumored Attempts
   on U.S. Commanders-in-Chief

By Williard Oliver and Nancy Marion. Praeger: 2010.
Oliver and Marion explore the assassinations and attempted assassinations of American presidents. Each chapter focuses on a specific assassination covering the president, the assassin, and the events that shaped their views. They then discuss the assassination itself and the impact of the event.

» Assassinations That Changed the World. The History Channel [VHS] (1996)

This film explores the effects of assassinations and attempts on history. It explores the history of World War 1, the loss of Gandhi, the effects of the Civil Right movement’s loss of Martin Luther King, and more.

» Assassinations That Changed the World: a YouTube Channel

Stephen Sondheim

» The Official Website of Stephen Sondheim

» Finishing the Hat By Stephen Sondheim. Knopf: 2010

» Look I Made A Hat By Stephen Sondheim. Knopf: 2011

» Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (2010)

» Sondheim Musical 'Assassins' Makes Belated Broadway Debut

John Wilkes Booth

» American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies
   By Michael W. Kauffman, Random House, 2004.

» Right or Wrong, God Judge Me: The Writings of John Wilkes Booth

By John Wilkes Booth, edited by John Rhodehamel and Louise Taper. University of Illinois Press: 2000.

Charles Guiteau

» Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
   By Candice Millard. Doubleday: 2011.

Leon Czolgosz

» Murdering McKinley: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt’s America
   By Eric Rauchway. Hill and Wang: 2004.

Giuseppe Zangara

» The Five Weeks of Giuseppe Zangara: The Man Who Would Assassinate FDR
   By Blaise Picchi. Academy Chicago Publishers: 1998.

» Giuseppe Zangara- A Near Miss

Lee Harvey Oswald

» Who was Lee Oswald? A Timeline.

Samuel Byck

» The Plot to Kill Nixon. The History Channel (2007)

» The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2005)

Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme

» Squeaky: The Life and Times of Lynette Alice Fromme
   By Jess Bravin. St. Martin’s Griffin 1998

» Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
By Vincent Bugliosi. W. W. Norton & Company: 2001

» Manson (1973)

Sara Jane Moore

» Sara Jane Moore appears on the Today Show (2009)

John Hinckley

» A Case Study in the Insanity Defense- The Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr.
   By Richard Bonnie, John Jeffries, Peter Low. Foundation Press: 2008

» Assassination Attempt- John Hinckley Jr.

Listen To Songs From The Show

The Rep Experience

Each of our shows offers opportunities for our audience to engage in conversations and discussion with our staff, artists and guest speakers. Please join us!

Rep in Depth | Pre-Show
45 minutes prior to curtain | Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Get an insider’s look at the musical from cast member Lee E. Ernst with a discussion that begins 45 minutes prior to every performance of Assassins.

TalkBacks | Post-Show
Thursday, September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 | Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Take part in a lively post-play discussion with members of the cast and artistic staff.

‘Round Six Happy Hour
Thursday, September 6 • 6pm | Quadracci Powerhouse Theater Lobby
Join us for a pre-show happy hour featuring live music from Pete and the Hot Mess and complimentary appetizers and beer from Rock Bottom. ‘Round 6 is free with your ticket.

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Lunch Matinee
Wednesday, September 26 • 11:45am | Salon A at the InterContinental Hotel
Join us for lunch and a discussion with Props Director Jim Guy as he discusses all the elements of the set and props that you will see for Assassins. Cost is $15 per person. Please RSVP by Mon. Sept. 24 to Jennifer Bloomer at 414-291-4790 or jenniferbloomer@intercontinentalmilwaukee.com.

Late Night With The Assassins Cast
Friday, Oct 5, 11pm | Stackner Cabaret
You've heard them sing Sondheim. Now hear members of the cast of Assassins sing some of their favorite songs, including more Sondheim. The group will be led by Rep Associate Artist Dan Kazemi and music director of Assassins. Join us in the Stackner Cabaret anytime after 10pm for some late night appetizers and drink specials. The cast will arrive straight from their Assassins performance just before 11pm. While the event is free of charge, there will be a suggested Pay-What-You-Can donation, with proceeds benefitting The Rep’s education programs.



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Running Time
2hrs, no intermission

Performance Times
Tuesday: 6:30pm*
Tuesday - Thursday: 7:30pm
Sunday Evening: 7:00pm
Fri/Sat Evening: 8pm
Saturday Matinee: 4pm
Sunday Matinee: 2pm
Wednesday Matinee: 1:30pm
*Once per run otherwise 7:30pm

Recommended Age
15 years and older

Content Advisory
Contains adult themes and language

Access Dates
Audio Described
Tues. Sept. 11, 6:30pm
ASL Interpreted
Thurs. Sept. 28, 7:30pm
Captioned
Sun. Sept. 30, 2pm

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