Carlisle, Lane, Nadeau, O'Brien, Reynolds and More Set for West Coast Assassins

News   Carlisle, Lane, Nadeau, O'Brien, Reynolds and More Set for West Coast Assassins Following their award-winning productions of Company, Sunday in the Park with George and Merrily We Roll Along, the West Coast Ensemble will present another Stephen Sondheim musical, Assassins, this summer.

Directed by Richard Israel, the Sondheim-John Weidman musical will begin performances at the El Centro Theatre in Hollywood, CA, July 8 with an official opening scheduled for July 11. The limited engagement will play through Aug. 13.

The cast will feature Sterling Beaumon, Christopher Davis Carlisle, Steve Connor, Andrea Covell, Jim Holdridge, Beth Lane, Larry Lederman, David Nadeau, John O’Brien, Darrin Revitz, Dana Reynolds and Shannon Stoeke.

Assassins, according to the West Coast Ensemble, is "a musical exploration of nine individuals who assassinated or attempted to assassinate the President of the United States. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, this controversial and ultimately American musical takes us on a roller coaster ride in which one man's American dream becomes a nation's nightmare."

In a statement West Coast Ensemble artistic director Les Hanson said, "We are thrilled to be bringing this timely and thought-provoking musical to our new space in Hollywood. Assassins is a musical that raises more questions than it answers, and I am excited at the opportunity to present this disturbingly brilliant piece in our intimate space."

The creative team will also feature musical direction by Johanna Kent, set design by Stephen Gifford, lighting design by Lisa D. Katz, costume design by A. Jeffrey Schoenberg and sound design by Cricket S. Myers. The play is produced for WCE by Flip Laffoon and Michelle Exarhos. Assassins features a score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by John Weidman.

The El Centro Theatre is located at 804 N. El Centro Avenue in Hollywood, CA. For tickets, priced $30-$34, call (323) 460-4443 or visit www.tix.com.