Assassins (Secret Theatre)
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Assassins (Secret Theatre)

Assassins (Secret Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(27 Reviews)
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Great singing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

About the Show

The Secret Theatre presents a new staging of Sondheim's celebrated musical about the loners, misfits, and ideologues who tried to assassinate a U.S. president.

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Wrenching, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you love Sondheim. Many gr melodies/lyrics; fascinating, upsetting premise abt fame via violence. Strg performces. Gd band (occ'ly too loud)

Don't see it if you hate guns, even fake ones. Or you like only fluffy musicals. Clever staging, but few frills. Lg cast. Sm theater (easy access to Manhn)

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You want an eerily relevant musical about historical figures that could be about today. You want gr8 lyrics. You like the sung-thru style.

Don't see it if You don't want/are uncomfortable hearing history from the assassins' POV. You prefer more melodic musicals. You dislike intimate staging.


See it if Attempts to tie the collective issues and frustrations of those who try to kill presidents.

Don't see it if Gun/shots or murder are triggering. Plot about murderers is hard to relate. Community theater, lower budget productions,uneven singing/actin Read more

Intelligent, Resonant, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if This production of Assassins is bare bones but also goes to prove just how strong this show is. Sondheim's masterpiece is always worthwhile,

Don't see it if and the cast is full of standout performances (Booth, Guiteau, Fromme, Moore, Zangara...all great!). It's definitely worth the trek to LIC Read more

Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want to see a great ensemble cast in one of Sondheim's shows. Great use of space in a small theatre.

Don't see it if you want a full-blown production. The set is minimal - and it works perfectly. Read more

Great acting, Well-done, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like Sondheim and want to see one of his musicals done well in a small intimate theater.

Don't see it if You need to see musicals done in large Broadway theaters with elaborate staging/sets, and lots of props.

Confusing, Edgy, Great singing, Intense, Dated

See it if You’re into classic, action filled musical; you love everything composed by Sondheim

Don't see it if You mind loud noises/gunshots, all white cast, cramped seating

Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if REALLY solid production of the show with a few surprises and potentially the best hinckley/fromme pairing I’ve seen.

Don't see it if You don’t like the show.

Critic Reviews (1)

Queens Chronicle
May 9th, 2019

"An intense, generally satisfying rendering...A powerful cast and imaginative staging make for an intriguing take on this story...One major misfire: the latest example in an ever-escalating epidemic of gender-blind casting. On occasion, the practice might make for an interesting dynamic. But enough is enough!...Director Lauren Shields makes the most out of the talent on hand, striking the right tone for this darkly humorous tale."
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