Riverfront Theater Company Presents Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ – Opening November 9th

This rarely performed musical closes the company’s 2022-23 sellout season.

 Riverfront Theater Company, which has been operating in Pittsburgh for over 55 years, is producing Sondheim’s Assassins, rarely seen in community theater circles. The show profiles all people who have attempted – successfully or not – to assassinate a U.S. President. In a series of reality-bending tableaus, the lives of John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, and more are explored as the audience is taken on a journey to discover just how far people will go to achieve their “American Dream.”

“A theme in our season has been what the success and happiness promised by the American Dream leads people to do,” explains Surya Ravindran, Artistic Director, “This piece addresses our country’s complicated history in an intriguing, objective way. You won’t leave the show sympathizing with the characters, but you may look differently at the people around you.”

This show requires the performers to be equally gifted actors and singers; the score is known for being challenging, but portraying these complex historical figures is just as demanding. Familiar names will take on this feat from throughout the Pittsburgh theater community.

“We have some of the area’s best talent in this show and they are doing incredible work,” says Director Jeff Johnston, “We are truly blessed to have this cast.”


Assassins has performances November 9-12 and 16-18 inside the event venue at Allegheny RiverTrail Park in Aspinwall. The November 12th show starts at 2 p.m. All other shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at: https://www.riverfronttheaterco.org/our-shows

$30 for General Admission and $50 for Front Row VIP (includes unlimited concessions). 

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