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Karen Currie / Assassins – Original Cast Recording (1991) – Part I

Stage manager Karen Currie is here to kick off our three-week Assassins Extravaganza! For Part I we go through the first half of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s  musical about the dark side of American History. Topics include: John Wilkes Booth, Giuseppe Zangara, Leon Czolgosz, and how much attention should one give a terrorist?

Disclaimer:Assassins is a dark show that deals with dark themes, some of which you may find disturbing. Also the recording features numerous gunshots, some of which I have included in both episodes. If any of these things bother and/or trigger you, I will understand if you take a break and rejoin The Original Cast in August. I hope you enjoy this deep-dive into a show I consider to be one of the best musicals ever written.

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