Down East 2013 ©
Performed as a revue in one act, Assassins offers up nine sharply drawn sketches of people who killed presidents of the United States - or gave it their best shot. The winner of multiple TONY Awards, Sondheim’s glimmering and flavorful score gives a nod to the all-American sounds of Foster, Sousa, and Copland. It remains provocative, innovative, riveting, and timely as ever in this election year. “Everybody just hold tightly to your dreams!” Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidham and directed by Ed Reichert. This production will be held Friday, November 2 at 8 p.m., Saturday, November 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 4 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham. This event is sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. Tickets cost $15 general admission, $10 seniors and USM staff and $5 for students. For more information on the USM School of Music’s fall concert season and programs of study, visit www.usm.maine.edu/music . Sign up for e-notices, or find us on Facebook at USM School of Music, www.facebook.com/Music.USM .