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Help Purchase College's newly minted Musical Theatre Club put on an amazing production of Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins."
Laura Meltzer
Purchase, New York
United States
2 Team Members

November 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of the 35th president, John F. Kennedy. The Purchase College Musical Theatre Club presents Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins. A thought-provoking and insightful piece, "Assassins" allows us to explore the psyches of the nine assassins who fell far from the American Dream.

"Assassins" dares to retell history, presenting us with the stories of nine individuals who changed the course of American history with their one irreversible act: assassinating or attempt to kill a president. Sondheim and John Weidman's musical educates audiences on the darker moments of American history, that way we aren't "bound to repeat it."

"Assassins" will be produced by a 100% student cast, crew, and team to the Purchase College commmunity and those in surrounding Westchester communities. Shows will take place at 8:00 pm on November 21st and 22nd.

Funding will go towards (in this order, from first to last)
-> The performance rights for Assassins with Music Theatre International
-> Materials to build the set and props
-> Costume pieces
-> Carnival games (with prizes!) for the audience to play outside the theatre before the show starts
-> Printing posters and playbills for the show

Featuring: Tony Mita, Chris Loucas, Billy Manton, Mason McDowell, John Downey, Andrew Hones, Sheila O' Neil, Alex Ferro, Laura Meltzer, Keith Weiss, Adriana Amaya, Iris Rogers, Parade Stone, Cassandra Armstrong, Sara Donnellan, Sam Stein, Sebastian Rametta and Matthew Rafanelli.

Production Team:

Director - Jesse Penber
Assistant Director - Alexandra Baldwin
Producer- Laura Meltzer
Music Director- Juno Arreglado
Pianist - Sequoia Sellinger
Set Designer - Alexander Whittenberg
Lighting Designer - Nathan Avakian
Costume Designer - Talia Sabag Film Director - Robin Richardson
Production Stage Manager- Miriam Levenson
ASMs - Taylor Barje and Justin Babbitt

Sponsored in part by the Purchase College Student Government Association

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  • $10USD
    Hey Pal, I Mean You (Thanks!)

    Thank you for making Assassins happen! Your name will go in our "Special Shout-out" section of the playbill for contributors to the show.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $25USD
    Free Country (Poster)

    Thank you for helping make Assassins happen! For contributing, you'll get a pristine copy of our Assassins poster signed by the cast and crew!

    2 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $50USD
    Where's My Prize? (Prop)

    You get a prize! A prop from our show, to be precise - after the show's done, you'll receive one of the props used in the show to keep, such as Sara Jane Moore's stuffed dog, the Proprietor's bandana, or Guiteau's cane!

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $75USD
    Rich Man, Poor Man

    I helped Assassins happen and all I got is this awesome custom cast T-shirt from the Assassins team! In addition to the above prizes.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100USD
    Another National Anthem

    You really want Assassins to happen at Purchase College - and we want to tell you all about its creation. In addition to all the above prizes, you'll have dinner with the cast on November 21st and 22nd before the show.

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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