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By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman

Directed by Rachel Milberg and Olivia Whitaker

September 4th 9:00 pm-12:00am
September 6th 5:00pm-8:00pm
Callbacks: September 7th 10am-3pm
Held in Perkins 310


  • Thursday, November 14th 7:30pm

  • Friday, November 15th 7:30pm

  • Saturday, November 16th 7:30pm


Bacchus Theater

325 Academy Street 

Newark, Delaware 19717

Parking is available in the Perkins Garage.


  1. The Balladeer: 
  2. John Wilkes Booth: 

  3. The Proprietor: 

  4. Sara Jane Moore: 

  5. Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme: 

  6. Samuel Byck: 

  7. Giuseppe Zangara: 

  8. John Hinckley: 

  9. Charles Guiteau: 

  10. Leon Czolgosz: 

  11. Billy: 

  12. Emma Goldman:

  13. President James Garfield: 20th 

  14. President Gerald Ford:

  15. James Blaine: 

16. Townspeople:

Production Staff
  1. Directors - Rachel Milberg and Olivia Whitaker

  2. Stage Manager - Jenna Dorrian

  3. Assistant Stage Manager - Emily Killian

  4. Co-Production Manager - Jennifer Lohrius

  5. Co-Production Manager - Jessica Selle

  6. Music Director - Tom McCoy

  7. Technical Director - Emily O’Hara

  8. Assistant Technical Director - 

  9. Assistant Technical Director -

  10.  Dramaturge - Maddie Breske

  11. Rehearsal Assistant-Emma Scholes

  12. Properties Master - Sydney Giusto

  13. Properties Assistant - 

  14. Costumer - Ashley Taylor

  15. Assistant Costumer - Riley Calpin

  16. Hair Artist - 

  17. Makeup Artist - Christine Marchesano

  18. Publicity Designer - Rachel Silver

  19. Assistant Publicity - Ian Riley

  20. Publicity Distributor - Rachel Silver & Ian Riley

  21. Lighting Designer - Jake Screen

  22. Sound Designer - Kyle Cervellino

  23. House Designer - Jessica Selle

  24. House Manager - 


$5 for UD Students (we accept FLEX)
$8 for Public
Tickets are sold at the door. 


Assassins the Musical tells the story of men and women who attempted to, or successfully did, assassinate a President of the United States told with the backdrop of a carnival. It’s a playful,  yet intense take on modern historical tragedy, exploring the lives and psychology of the nine successful and unsuccessful assassins of Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, James Garfield, Richard Nixon, and lastly, John F. Kennedy. Through the extremely catchy and brilliant music of Stephen Sondheim, the show tells the story of these assassins and the historical pressure that their intentions caused for the nation in a revue style. Using the theme of a carnival game, the intense subject matter of the show is juxtaposed with this lighthearted, yet eerie element of a game. It’s a show about freedom, angst, political unrest, inequality,  and the profound effect of power on our nation. It’s a nice break from the political climate we are in now, but a social commentary on gun control and political protest. It’s an interesting way to look back on a history that haunts our country. In its Broadway run, Assassins won 5 Tony awards and starred Neil Patrick Harris. The show runs in one act with no intermission.

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