Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by John Weidman. Miranda Musical Society. Director: Garth Saville. Musical Director: Andrew Howie. Choreographer: Emma Paul. Sutherland Memorial School of Arts. June 13 - 22, 2014.
A musical about assassinating US Presidents – it’s scarcely mainstream Australian audience fare, but Assassins is one of those rarely performed collectable experiences that musical theatre fans hang out for. For audience members up for a change, or for theatregoers not so wrapt in conventional musicals, this one should also fit the bill.
Miranda’s annual ‘art house’ production, between their two mainstage efforts, is a great initiative by one of Sydney’s strongest companies, in this case fostering a new director.