Alcazar Theatre

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  • $25 for one ticket for seating in the rear circle (up to $53 value)
  • $33 for one ticket for seating in the front circle (up to $68 value)
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Note: This show will be performed in one act with no intermission, running 95 minutes, and includes live/theatrical gun shots, fog, haze, and strobe lights. The audience is invited to stay for a happy hour after the show.


The quest for celebrity, a sense of entitlement, an attempt to save the American Dream—the reasons presidential assassins give for their crimes are not necessarily the reasons they have at heart. Did John Wilkes Booth really target Lincoln because the Civil War left the South in shambles or was it because his own acting career was failing? How much is due to the lofty promises of Democracy and how much is due to personal malignancy and the fact that Mondays just stink?

Written by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, the Tony-winning Assassins rewrites American history to place the four successful and five unsuccessful presidential assassins on stage together in order to get to the bottom of these questions. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, and the seven others meet in a one-act, revue-style dark comedy that explores their motivations and sees them feed off one another. And while the question marks keep rising, musical numbers link one era to the next, from the upbeat and quirky “Everybody’s Got the Right” to the comically catchy “Ballad of Booth.”

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 19, 2017. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Bay Area Musicals

Before August of 2014, there was only one thing missing from San Francisco's bustling theatre scene: a professional musical company. Enter Bay Area Musicals, the new organization built by theatre veterans to celebrate the rich world of musicals. Each season, the company presents both classic and new works that may include Tony-winning pieces and world premieres. At the heart of the organization: a dedication to diversity, creativity, innovation, variety, and professionalism, key components that allow BAM, its actors, and its works to shine.


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