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Rave Reviews & BOGO Extension for Assassins Through Friday the 29th at 4pm! Act Fast!

By: Near West Theatre | Jul 28, 2016

Our production of Assassins has received an incredible response from our audience and reviewers! See the listings below to read the full reviews from Scene and Cool Cleveland, check out the article in Cleveland Magazine, and watch the “Interviews with Assassins” video playlist on our website.

Due to popular demand, and as a THANK YOU to everyone who has invested in this production, we are EXTENDING our BOGO offer for a LIMITED TIME! 

- Tickets must be purchased TODAY or TOMORROW, during Box Office hours, by phone or in person only (advance sales only, no online sales).
- Our Box Office will be open from 11am-4pm, TODAY and TOMORROW – so ACT FAST! Call 216-961-6391 – and don’t forget, you must mention the BOGO offer to take advantage of this limited time deal!


Scene Magazine
Sondheim's "Assassins" Impresses at Near West Theatre by Roy Berko

"Director Bob Navis, Jr. decided to put aside the possible negatives, confront the issues of today, accept the language and subject matter of the script, and, the result is that he has staged a winner. The interpretation, singing, stage movements, choreography and, most importantly, the quality of the acting that makes real people, not caricatures, of the assassins, is impressive.

...The cast is strong, and considering they are high school and college students, they are nothing short of amazing."

THEATER REVIEW: ‘Assassins’ at Near West Theatre by Kevin Kelly
"Near West Theatre chose this musical to promote a dialogue about gun control and its effect on America and the rest of the world. Who knew that this musical would find itself being produced in such a tumultuous time?

...This production of Assassins is outstanding. I have seen shows at Near West Theatre since 2000, and I can unequivocally say that this teen/young adult production excels because it consists of the finest acting that I have seen in some time. The cast is on fire, and the actors embodying the assassins are at the top of their game. Surround them with a superb production team, and the vision of director/artistic director Bob Navis Jr, and this might be one of the best productions ever to hit the summer boards of Near West Theatre."

Cleveland Magazine
Assassins Shows What Drives Someone To Carry Through A Plan To Kill A President by Nikki Delamotte

"Assassins examines what drives someone to murder a political figure, from feelings of anger with the government to an obsession with fame.

'You realize they’re doing outrageous acts,' Navis says. 'But you understand that desperation behind a human being trying to find a way to balance injustice.'

...'In the end, the themes are just so simple,' asserts Navis. 'I want to be noticed, I want to make a difference, I want to protest in a way in which someone actually hears me. These are basic human needs, exponentially magnified.'"

Meet the Assassins themselves with our INTERVIEWS WITH ASSASSINS Video Series.
Learn about the 9 assassins portrayed in this Tony-Award winning musical by Stephen Sondheim, discussed by the actors who play them in this summer's production of Assassins at Near West Theatre.

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