Stage Musical

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Greg Abbott
Produced by Drama Tech Theatre


I was in the chorus for this dark Sondheim musical. The music is challenging because much of it drifts back and forth between major and minor keys, adding to the disturbing subject matter: the tormented people who attempted, or were able to, kill the president of the United States.

Trivia: Drama Tech presented the Atlanta premiere of Assassins and was the first theatre to perform "Something just broke..." which was added to the libretto in 1993. Sondheim faxed us the handwritten score just before rehearsals started.


Ken Anderson - John Wilkes Booth
Jeff Baxter - Balladeer
Amanda Canup - Chorus
Gayle Casey - Lynnette 'Squeaky' Fromme
Robert Casey - Chorus
Salley-Ann Crider - Chorus
Troy Halverson - Chorus
John Howard - Charles Guiteau
Renee Johnson - Chorus
Michael Lott - Lee Harvey Oswald
Jonathan MacQueen - John Hinckley
C Edward 'Eddie' Maise - Sam Byck
Anthony Mowad - Chorus
David Parlier - Leon Czolgosz
Peg 'Peggy' Shelton - Sara Jane Moore
Ann Marie 'Space' Thomas - Chorus
Mark Van Zant - Chorus
Anthony A 'Tony' Vila - Giuseppe Zangara
Steve White - Proprietor


Greg Abbott - Director
Jimmy Rose - Assistant Director
Monica Smith - Assistant Director/Movement
Amy Edgar Davis - Music Director
Tharen Debold - Assistant Music Director
Brian 'Egon' Smith - Stage Manager
Scott Sargent - Set Designer
Scott Sargent - Master Carpenter
Thom 'Goose' Sukalac - Lighting Designer
Stuart 'Marvin' Pieloch - Light Crew Chief
Bret Skelton - Audio Visual Effects
Glen Gordon - Sound
Lawrence 'Marvin' Sharp - Properties
Paul Patton - Weapons Master
Lorraine (Allen) Rose - Costume Designer
Michael Lott - Poster Design
Mike Blakeney - Bass
Gordon P Smith - Pit Guitarist
J Franklin Boltz - Banjoist
Beth A Wright - Flute
David Re - Percussion