AssassinsThe Department of Theatre & Dance at Winona State University (WSU) will present “Assassins,” the award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, at the Vivian Fusillo Theatre in the WSU Performing Arts Center.  Performances dates are 7:30 p.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 15, through Saturday, Oct. 18.

“Assassins” charts both successful and unsuccessful attempts to assassinate American presidents, from Abraham Lincoln to Ronald Reagan. Winner of five Broadway Tony awards in 2004, “Assassins” deliberates, from the perspective of the historical assassins, on the culture of celebrity and instant gratification in the pursuit of the “American dream.”

“Assassins” is directed by Jim Williams, with musical direction and conduction by Harry Mechell. Heather Williams-Williams is the choreographer and assistant director for the production. Senior theatre major Megan Smith will fulfill her acting capstone by portraying Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975.

This production contains mature content and language.

Tickets are $12 for the public and $6 for students with an I.D. Tickets are available at or by calling the Box Office at 507-457-5235.

View the promotional video on YouTube.

For more information, contact Jim Williams at

The Department of Theatre & Dance at WSU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

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