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Assassins (Theater 2020)

From 1 critic and 36 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

About the show

Theater 2020 presents Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical about the people who have attempted to kill or successfully assassinated U.S. Presidents. More…

Evoking a fraternity of political assassins and would-be assassins across a hundred years of our history, Sondheim and Weidman daringly examine success, failure, and the questionable drive for power and celebrity in American society.



95
BroadwayWorld

"Nothing short of brilliant - especially when presented by Brooklyn Heights' own Theater 2020...Molded into something so beautiful by the cast and crew...The show is undeniably great. It is not only the immense talent of a flawless cast, but just how this rather unnerving plot ensnares its audience to the point of not only massive applause, but that of massive appreciation...Just ridiculously riveting (and a wonderful history lesson to boot)." Full Review


92
Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Great singing

See it if All successful and near assassinations of US presidents are presented through a Sondheim score by an extremely talented cast.

Don't see it if You squirm at a musical giving notoriety to murderers of US presidents.

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if you enjoy a thrillingly sung version of the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman masterpiece.

Don't see it if you require a full orchestra and elaborate scenery.

88
Absorbing, Enchanting, Relevant, Great singing

See it if enjoy timely topics and great singing

Don't see it if you need to see large scale productions

88
Exceeded my expectations

See it if Terrific cast,nicely staged.I didn't miss having a set or an orchestra at all. The actors kept it moving right along. Stand out performances

Don't see it if Don't sit dead center. You'll have a gun pointed at your face multiple times. A little disconcerting.

85
Ambitious, Great direction, Disconcerting, Vivid characterization

See it if you want to see an excellent production of a hard show by a small theater. They make use of their space well.

Don't see it if you'll be bothered by guns pointing directly at the audience, lack of props. Usual "this is about killing presidents" apply.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to see a nice local group that dares to try. Clever use of the theater and in BROOKLYN.. How can one miss Sondheim with a (cont)

Don't see it if you expect a spectacle and are easily upset by U.S. disasters

Also (continued from plus )... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you can! If you haven’t ever had a chance to see Assassins. Good cast!

Don't see it if You don’t like Sondheim.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like good acting and singing in a somewhat quirky play. Standout performance by Dans Bernard as Squeaky but entire cast great

Don't see it if You don’t like off Broadway minimalist production or subject matter

84
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy history and it is very accurate

Don't see it if Not for young kids. Too violent

83
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are curious about one of Stephen Sondheim's lesser-known works. You're intrigued by the subject matter of a review of various assassins.

Don't see it if You find actors brandishing guns about the stage distasteful. You don't like his songs. You want to leave the theater humming or whistling.

81
Entertaining, Some great acting and singing

See it if You are a Sondheim fan and/or want to support a community theater with some talented members. Jana Bernard’s performance was great.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable with a play about killings and attempted killings of presidents of the United States.

80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Engaging, Spare

See it if You enjoy a strong cast with terrific singers. The props leave something to be desired (except an all-too-real rifle) but the vocalists rule

Don't see it if If you are triggered by guns (fake or not). Also if you are looking for a fully staged spectacle. It is spare production, but well worth it.

80
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you like Sondheim and don't want to miss any opportunity to experience one of his musicals.This show also gets you thinking about our guns.

Don't see it if you are not willing to allow for college-level performances when experiencing Sondheim.

80
Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Sondheim, and want a great amateur production of his work - wonderfully performed throughout!

Don't see it if you want a Broadway level of production, or if you don't like the subject matter (Assassinations of the POTUS) or dislike Sondheim

Also Went in with very low expectations, and was blown away by the producti... Read more Read less

80
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing, Poor staging

See it if you enjoy a musical that features some very strong performances in a small venue.

Don't see it if you want all the splash of Broadway.

80
Entertaining, Fun, Great singing

See it if You want to learn in a fun way. You're interested in the minds of killers.

Don't see it if You're looking for story. This plays like a series of vignettes, allowing people who never interacted to do so before you.

80
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see something different and support local theater group.

Don't see it if It about assassins who kill or try to kill pass presidents. Do not like musical.

Also I see this play the first time in 2017, NYC Center. Not knowing what i... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want be absorbed by some solid performances, Sondheim music/ lyrics, and an interesting piece on those who assassinated US presidents,

Don't see it if The production was a but uneven. It needs props, some of Byck's scenes are too long, etc. The play may be disturbing to some.

Also Maltby as Czolgosz was a highlight. He has a beautiful voice, and made... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like Sondheim theater, enjoy musicals and/or history

Don't see it if you are not interested in making humor of some dark moments in American history, or don't like small theater productions. Or musicals.

78
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if If you are a fan of Stephen Sondheim. The show itself was interesting, and some of the performances were wonderful.

Don't see it if If toy guns are a trigger. If you care about costumes, props, or staging in general.

78
Great singing, Amazing cast, Do not be put off by the venue !

See it if You want to marvel at the depth of talent in this city. Insanely good for such a low cost production.

Don't see it if You want staging.

Also The play puts entertainment above some of the more complicated aspects... Read more Read less

77
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great writing, Entertaining, Good singing and selected good acting

See it if You are a Sondheim fan, like the show or have never seen - or want to support local theater. And if you don’t mind a very spare production

Don't see it if Don’t like the subject matter - those who tried or succeeded in assassinating presidents; expect a full or glossy production with orchestra

Also Although a bare bones production- worth seeing. The show itself has so... Read more Read less

76
Relevant, Dated, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like Sondheim

Don't see it if You're expecting a big splashy musical

75
Clever, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy quirky, well-written and interesting musicals with complex characters and meaningful songs. If you're a Sondheim fan, go see it!

Don't see it if you have a hard time following characters that flip between fiction and historical accuracy, and in and out of their historical timelines.

74
Edgy, Quirky, Relevant, Great writing, Low budget

See it if You are okay with a completely scaled down version of set, staging and props. It's a great piece but its definitely community theater

Don't see it if You need a lot of accompanying factors other than actors, lyrics and lighting. This is a really low budget production


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