Bucket List Productions


About the Musical

Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by John Weidman, based on an original concept by Charles Gilbert Jr.

Using the framing device of an all-American, yet sinister, carnival game, the semi-revue portrays a group of historical figures who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate Presidents of the United States, and explores what their presence in American history says about the ideals of their life and country. The score is written to reflect both popular music of the various depicted eras and a broader tradition of “patriotic” American music.

Portrait of Stephen Sondheim
"Produced by Dave Davis' Bucket List Productions, this staging of Assassins: The Musical is the realization of a long-held dream to produce the show against the backdrop of these dispiriting political times in which we live and, rest assured, the musical has never seemed more relevant than it does today."

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Jeffery Ellis
Broadway World
"... I definitely count it among my personal favorites. In the hands of Bucket List Productions’ Dave Davis as producer and Cat Eberwine as director, and with the killer cast they’ve assembled, I was quickly reminded why [Assassins is] among my favorites."

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Jonathan Pinkerton
JHP Entertainment

Performances hosted at

Darkhorse Theater

4610 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209