Assassins: Musical Info & Synopsis


Assassins unites a diverse set of historical characters who, at various points in time, sought to alter the course of U.S. history. Set against the backdrop of different eras, the musical delves into the driving forces, aspirations, and frustrations of these individuals. The musical encourages us to ponder over notions of the American Dream, fame, power dynamics, and societal repercussions.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1990)

Cast Size: 12+

Genre: Historical Fiction

Setting: Various / USA

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: John Weidman

Cast Albums

Original Cast (1991)➝

Broadway Cast (2004)➝

Off-Broadway Cast (2022)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1990s, America, Dark, Dramatic, Edgy, Historical, Narrator, One-Act, One-Word, Original, Political, Spooky

Similar Musicals

If you’re looking to discover new shows, here are some musicals like Assassins.

Sweeney Todd

The Fix

Return to the complete A-Z musicals list »


Skip to content