Macquarie University Lighthouse Theatre

16th Jun - 24th Jun, 2002


Producer & Director - Neil Gooding
Musical Director - Scott Copeman
Choreographer - Katrina Mann
Lighting Designer - Richard Neville
Techical Director / Sound Designer - SImon Koenig
Stage Manager / Production Manager - Karen Hooker
Publicist - Kate Pearce (Digs Entertainment)

Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or otherwise) to assassinate Presidents of The United States Of America. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted.

ASSASSINS was the first production mounted by Neil Gooding Productions. The show was performed at the Lighthouse Theatre in Sydney from June 16-24, 2002.

One of the finest young ensemble casts and production teams that Sydney has witnessed was assembled for this production - which received an overwhelming response from audiences throughout its run.

Original Cast

James Millar - Leon Czolgosz
Sean Ryan - John Hinckley
Luke Joslin - Charles Guiteau
Adam Scicluna - Giuseppe Zangara
Marcel Bracks - Samuel Byck
Michelle Ellard - Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme
Jennifer White - Sara Jane Moore
Ric Herbert - John Wilkes Booth
Steven Facey - Balladeer
Nicole Schleicher - Emma Goldman
Neil Gooding - Lee Harvey Oswald
Michael O'Neill - Proprietor
Jeremy Coombes - Billy / Bystander
Linda Hale - Bystander
Katrina Mann - Bystander
Derek Scriven - Bystander / Bartender
David J Tucker - Herold
Rosie Olk - Bystander