Sunday Night Sondheim – “Ballad of Booth” from Assassins

“The Ballad of Booth” from Assassins

I have to say that one of the best productions of Assassins that I’ve ever seen was a production a few years ago by Porchlight Music Theatre.  Porchlight’s L. Walter Stearns created some brilliant staging by setting the production in a museum, with a tour guide intermittently walking through – tourists in tow – giving one the feeling that we were truly experiencing various moments in history.

This YouTube video is from “Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall”.  Who knew that Victor Garber (Legally Blonde, etc.) had such a great voice?!  Enjoy!

2 Responses

  1. Walter Stearns DID NOT direct Assassins. Micheal Weber did. Walter Stearns could not direct his way out of a paper bag…

  2. Actually, Garber’s first film role was as Jesus in the film version of Godspell, and back when ABC was doing musicals on the World of Disney (or whatever they were calling it), he was a regular on them…Daddy Warbucks in Annie and the mayor in The Music Man.

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