Assassins (Secret Theatre)
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Assassins (Secret Theatre)

Assassins (Secret Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(27 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (27)

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70 Reviews | 15 Followers
Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if if you love sondheim's work you will love their close up rendition - singing was great

Don't see it if if you do not like smaller venues where actors are very close to you and a two hour show with no intermission

146 Reviews | 28 Followers
Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky, Great singing, Clever

See it if You love Sondheim and musical theatre. Not offended by guns and plots to assassinate presidents and off beat humor.

Don't see it if You’re offended by the above. You don’t have an open mind

167 Reviews | 51 Followers
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.

175 Reviews | 24 Followers
Minimalist, Great ensemble/cast, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you're a Sondheim fan as his songs are well sung by an incredible energetic cast. The stage is bare & small adding to an intimate experience

Don't see it if you want a big production of this big cast show that need better sets. The venue is small that could make it too close for comfort for some.

477 Reviews | 142 Followers
Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting

See it if into a stripped-down satisfying version of this modern classic

Don't see it if you have a thing against Sondheim Read more

68 Reviews | 15 Followers
Great staging, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting

See it if like Sondheim musicals that deal with dark subjects but also like good singing, clever staging and great acting.

Don't see it if you are disturbed by musicals about assassins and finding out why they do what they do.

302 Reviews | 99 Followers
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

386 Reviews | 108 Followers
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

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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