Closing Weekend for “Assassins”

The groundbreaking musical “Assassins” by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman brings the Sierra Stages 2012 season to a close with a bang! Using the most American of art forms, the musical, “Assassins” investigates the personalities of nine men and women who killed or attempted to kill nine Presidents. These Presidential assassins are never glorified or celebrated, but presented by Sondheim and Weidman to explore how and why each of these outsiders stop and alter history. The show is entertaining yet thought-provoking, and at turns hilarious, jolting and heart-wrenching, as the history of these men and women unfurls across (and often without regard to) time. Susan Mason is the director and Ken Getz is the musical director.

“Assassins” plays through November 17 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. Remaining performances are Thursday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. General admission tickets are $25.  In addition, Sierra Stages is pleased to offer reserved seating for $30. With reserved seating, audience members may select specific seat locations in advance and also provide additional financial support for the production.

General Admission Tickets and Reserved Seating are available online at, by calling Sierra Stages at 530-346-3210, and in person at the Nevada City Box Office (at the Miners Foundry) and BriarPatch Co-op. If tickets are still available, student rush (under age 18, with presentation of full-time student ID) will be available for $15 on a first-come, unreserved basis, 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Download Assassins Poster