West Coast Assassins, with Carlisle, Lane, Nadeau, O'Brien and Reynolds, Begins July 8

News   West Coast Assassins, with Carlisle, Lane, Nadeau, O'Brien and Reynolds, Begins July 8 Following its award-winning productions of Company, Sunday in the Park with George and Merrily We Roll Along, the West Coast Ensemble presents another Stephen Sondheim musical, Assassins, beginning July 8.

Directed by Richard Israel, the Sondheim-John Weidman musical will officially open at the El Centro Theatre in Hollywood, CA, July 11. The limited engagement will play through Aug. 13.

The cast features 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 previous 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 also features 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.