Our cast of 35+ 16-25 year olds are in the middle of week three of their seven week rehearsal process for Assassins, opening July 15!
This summer on the eve of the 2016 Presidential election, Near West's Summer Teen/Young Adult Theater, Ages 16-25, presents Stephen Sondheim's examination of the American dream, the haves and the have-nots, and guns.
A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music, with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most unexpected musical ever written.
Meet our cast of talented, wonderful, and energetic young adults!
In alphabetical order: Cyle Black (A Baladeer), Peter Bradley (Charles Guiteau), Matthew Brightbill, Marco Colant (Lee Harvey Oswald), Aidan Danovia, Boshy Deak, Antonio DeJesus (Giuseppe Zangara), Bailey Dwyer-Short, Andrew Flynn, Edward Gale (John Hinckley), Rory Gallagher, Nick Glavan, Kayla Gray, Patrick Hanlon (Leon Czolgosz), Alexandria Horbal, Rachel Johanek, Jabri Johnson (A Balladeer), Louis Johnson II, Mike Knobloch (John Wilkes Booth), Audrey Kunath, Alexis Mann, Mileena Norman, Anna Parchem (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme), Julie Penzvalto, Jocelyn Perkins, Scott Pyle (A Balladeer), Bryan Ritz-Spikes, Tim Rivera, Beck Saine, Andy Schumann, Nick Sobotka (A Balladeer), Emily Terry, Dylan Toth (Samuel Byck), Molly Walsh (Sara Jane Moore), Mary Walsh-Hilf, Leah Windahl (The Proprietor), and Eric Wloszek.
Tickets are on sale now! Give our box office a call at 216-961-6931 from 11am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Or you can purchase online at nearwettheatre.org 24/7. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under*. There are also our $20 Star Seat tickets which include reserved seating, a free non-alcoholic beverage at the concession stand, a free Near West Theatre wristband, button, or window cling, and $2 off your purchase of $10 or more at our gift shop. *This show does contain strong language and violence if you have questions regarding show content give our box office a call.
There is NO intermission in this show. Please visit our concessions area prior to the show starting. Also late comers will not be seated until after the opening number. Parking around our theatre is limited so please plan accordingly. If you have questions about parking, late seating, or concessions feel free to give our box office a call during box office hours.