Assassins (2011 Remount) ***Touring in 2013
BirdLand Theatre and Talk is Free Theatre present Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
WINNER 2010 DORA AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING MUSICAL
BirdLand Theatre, winner of 5 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot", presents this bold, original, surreal, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny historical "revusical" which explores the dark side of the American experience. Assassins is the most American of musicals that lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States. Back by popular demand following sold out run in 2010.
Here is what the critics said:
**** Four Stars (out of 4) This production of Assassins is a sharp-edged treat from start to finish. Miss it at your peril.
- John Terauds, The Toronto Star
**** Four Stars (out of 4) Brazier's production for Birdland Theatre and Talk Is Free Theatre may be dishevelled here and there, but its an absolutely delirious theatrical experience.
- J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail
***** Five Stars (out of 5), If you love musical theatre and somehow manage to miss this show, you just might feel like shooting yourself. Assassins to die for.
- John Coulbourne, The Toronto Sun
A killer musical show.
- Robert Cushman, The National Post
Listeners, I am on my knees begging you to see this show. Its theatre at its best controversial, provocative, disturbing, and yes, entertaining.
- Paula Citron, Classical 96.3 FM
There was not a weak link down to the smallest roles.
- Mark Andrew Lawrence, The Sondheim Review
Music and Lyrics By Stephen Sondheim
Book By John Weidman
Artistic Producers: Zorana Kydd (BirdLand Theatre)
and Arkady Spivak (Talk is Free Theatre)
Directed by: Adam Brazier
Musical Director: Reza Jacobs
Choreography: Linda Garneau
Featuring: Graham Abbey, Whitney Ross-Barris, Kevin Dennis, Alex Fiddes, Lisa Horner, Martin Julien, Paul McQuillan, Janet Porter, Steve Ross, Christopher Stanton, Jonathan Tan, Alicia Toner, Geoffrey Tyler and Ezra Tennen
January 8 to 23,2011
The Theatre Centre
1087 Queen Street West