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Dazzling in its originality. The result is an unusually imaginative and utterly idiosyncratic entertainment compounded equally of insight, pleasure, and provocation.

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You need to get the CD even if you don’t like the script. It stands on its own merits. The Gun Song, a delightful little ballad about how easy it is to shoot someone. I hope not, as I intend to suggest it for next season in our little theater here. The play does not promote assassination, nor does it present assassins in a good light.


Instead, it shows these historical figures as what they are: Consider Charles Guiteau, who assassinated President Garfield, in part to promote the sales of his book. Superficially, as good a sssassins as any, but, let’s face it, crazy as a bedbug.

The writing is superb, and the action varies from the absolutely hilarious scene between “Squeaky” Frome and Sarah Jane Moore, to the powerful confrontation zcript John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald. This is a case where they have been proven wrong.

All that was needed was a book by John Weidman that twisted time into the depths of a carnival shooting gallery plus music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim to tie it all together into a neat little package called “Assassins”.

Assassins – a musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman

An example regarding Guiseppe Zangara, who attempted to assassinate president-elect Franklin D. These adhesions were later cited as a cause for his increasing mental delusions.

It became increasingly difficult for him scrpt work due to both his physical and mental conditions. I highly recommend this book. The worst that can happen is you might learn something while being entertained.

One person found this helpful. My favorite Stephen Sondheim musical. It is also fun to parody, sharpen wondheim chops. Johnny Football was a handsome fellow I love this song and my parodies.

JJ Christensen Top Contributor: It’s not one of Sondheim’s better known musicals, but as a government teacher and a Sondheim fan, I bought the book because I was interesting sobdheim seeing how things played out. It’s a great story, weaving history, imagination and music together. If our high school had a drama sondhekm, I would have recommended it. Since I own both cast albums of this show but haven’t ever gotten to see it, it’s a plasure to have the libretto to read to see how everything links together.


Another nice feature is the opening essay by Andre Bishop that reflects on memories of the original production. Altogether a very worthwhile read. Another Sondheim stab at something new.

Although much of his work has originally not taken off, he is brilliant and his plays are wonderful. Love, love, love it. See all 27 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Set up a giveaway.

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