Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Jason Hansen

A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligent lyrics and stunning music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it. The musical provides a glimpse into the psychology of America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins has been called “the most controversial musical ever written.”

Theater Latté Da, 2017

“Rothstein’s decision to go hard on the carnival theme pays off in a production that warns us that the people who are stealing our attention are hucksters, and we play along with their games at their own peril.” - Star Tribune

“Rothstein’s production is acutely sensitive to the musical’s subtly shifting tones, ensuring the desperate characters emerge with specificity.” - City Pages

“Peter Rothstein shows a masterly command of space, pace, and difficult material.” -Broadway World

“Incredible staging and performances helmed by Twin Cities best music theater director Peter Rothstein.” - Cherry and Spoon

“The entire package is brilliantly mounted with breathless pacing by director Peter Rothstein.” -Talkin’ Broadway