Old Town Temecula: The play, "Assasssins" is described as bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny.
“Everybody’s got the right to be happy!” Fine Arts Network Theater Company announces Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, October 13 through October 23, 2016 in the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Directed by local favorite, Paul Kehler, Assassins, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate Presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted. The musical first opened Off-Broadway in 1990, and the 2004 Broadway production won five Tony Awards.
“Assassins is a wonderfully artistic show which happens to be about some of the most unpleasant moments in American History,” the director of the production, Paul Kehler, notes. He adds, “Often times we think of musicals as song and dance extravaganza’s full of entertaining antics and happy endings- those who come to see Assassins will find these things and so much more all wrapped up in a wonderful show that boasts a wonderful book and spectacular score.” “When choosing our season, Assassins felt poignant for a time in this country where there is so much political polarity. What better way to work through our society’s issues than to be entertained by a Sondheim musical that is thought-provoking and imaginative?” offered Brittany Campbell, Artistic Director of the Fine Arts Network. The audience is in for a ride with Assassins. Come see the show. It's going to be a killer.
Fine Arts Network Theater Company performs Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, October 13 through October 23, 2016 in the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Tickets are $23-$27 and may be purchased by calling the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Box Office at 1-866-OLD-TOWN (866-653-8696) or visiting www.temeculatheater.org. Student, senior, military and group discounts are available.
COVER PHOTO CREDIT: SHAWNA SARNOWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY
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