The reviews are in!
“(Assassins) is a show that oozes with humor, charm and some really excellent performances…” Joanne Engelhardt, Santa Cruz Sentinel
“I was blown away by the level of detail and budget put into this show…”
Jocelyn McMahon, Performing Arts Monterey Bay Area
You’ve got to catch the show audience members are calling “Amazing!” “Riveting!” “Shockingly Good!”
May 4 – June 2
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Davis Banta
Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity, and the violent means some will use to obtain it. Writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space to take us on a nightmarish carnival ride in which a mix of would-be and successful Presidential assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.
The cast comprises both MCT favorites and newcomers to MCT, including Robert Gerbode as John Wilkes Booth, David Jackson as Giuseppe Zangara, Alexander Garrett as Charles Guiteau, Benjamin Canant as Samuel Byck, Brittney Mignano as Sara Jane Moore, Brennan Perry as Leon Czolgosz, Shane Johnson as John Hinckley Jr., April Bennett as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Sarah Kauffman as The Balladeer, and Mike Stark as The Proprietor.
Tickets for Assassins will be available for Subscribers March 23. Ticket sales for the public will be open on April 13. See our Subscriber Reservations page for details.
Friday, May 4, 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 5, 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 10, 8:00 pm
Friday, May 11, 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 12, 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 13, 2:00 pm
Friday, May 18, 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 19, 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 20, 2:00 pm
Friday, May 25, 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 26, 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 27, 2:00 pm
Friday, June 1, 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 2, 8:00 pm
Special dates: Community Night May 10, all tickets two for $25.
Talk-backs with the director and cast Sunday, May 13 and Sunday, May 20.