1 College Cir
Geneseo, NY 14454
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Director: Melanie Blood
Music Director: Don Kot
Stage Manager: Catie Henzel, assisted by Emma Brune and Sandra Kralik
Scene Designer: Brodie McPherson
Costume Designer: Janice Ferger
Sound Designer: Dave LaDue
Lighting designer: Casey McNamara
Technical Director: Sean McGrath.
Wednesday 1/22 through Saturday 1/25 at 7:30 PM and Sunday 1/26 at 2:00 PM
General Admission $15.00 / Geneseo students $10.00
Tickets can be purchased from www.geneseo.edu/bbo/tickets (service fee applies) or at the Wadsworth Auditorium Box Office two hours before each show.
Summary: Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bring together the historical figures of the four successful assassins of U.S. presidents and five more who attempted to assassinate a president. In a thoughtful, provoking, and often funny ninety-minute musical, Sondheim and Weidman muse on American rights and freedoms and how these assassins felt they were denied rights and turned those feelings violently toward a national stage. The show also demonstrates how America’s violent criminals study and copycat earlier crimes, especially in shootings, and prefer notoriety to invisibility, as the nine assassins interact in the fictional stage space.
Cast: Will Snyder as John Wilkes Booth; Patrick Jones as Charles Guiteau; Rocky Nardone as Leon Czolgosz; Jacob Anspach as Giuseppe Zangara; Brett Hammes as Lee Harvey Oswald and Balladeer; Josh DeBell as Sam Byck; Annie Levine as Squeaky Froome; Kelsey Roberts as Sarah Jane Moore; Ben Bernstein as John Hinckley; Tristan Strasser as Proprietor; Kat Berton as Emma Goldman and others; Carl Treiber as David Herold and others; Mick Elliott as Billy Moore and others; and Sydney Lyons as Housewife and others.