Directed by Dallas LaFon

Music Direction by Chiaki Ito

Choreography by David Loudermilk

SHOW DATES:  April 17-20, 25-27 and May 2-4

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ABOUT THE SHOW: Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, ASSASSINS is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.

This American of musicals lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

LaRaisha Burnette


LaRaisha is thrilled to be back at City Stage for Assassins!  Previous roles include: Paradice in Brooklyn, Usherette/Eddie in Rocky Horror, Fritze in Cabaret.  Thanks to Justin, Chiaki, Dallas, Selina, and Calie for being awesome and believing in her ability to sinisterly sell crazy nuts guns!!!  Everybody's got the right to be happy, don't stay mad life's not as bad as it seems!

Brendan Carter

(Leon Czolgosz)

Brendan Carter is excited to be a part of this incredible show with such an amazing cast. He was recently seen in Diviners at City Stage, Cabaret at Thalian Hall, and A Waltz With Flowers at Cape Fear Playhouse. He would like to thank the entire cast and crew for this great experience.

Adam Poole

(John Wilkes Booth)

Adam is vitalized to be a part of this moving, thought-provoking show with this wonderfully vivacious, vigorous cast. Some previous City Stage credits include: Reefer Madness (Jack/Jesus), The Diviners (Showers), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Davey), Spamalot (Lancelot), The Santaland Diaries (Crumpet), Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie), The Little Dog Laughed (Mitchell), Chicago (Billy), and HAIR (Berger).

Patrick Basquill

(John Hinckley)

Patrick Basquill had been performing in Wilmington for a certain amount of years. This is his third straight Easter spent at City Stage. He is proud of that. He would like to thank, Dallas for being patient and having an awesome vision, Chiaki for working the music to perfection the way she do, and to Justin for continuing to put up awesome shows and to let Patrick be a part of them.

George Domby

(Giuseppe Zangara)

George definitely feels like he's won a prize being a part of this insanely talented cast of mad men and women.  This is his seventh production with City Stage, and his third consecutive Easter spent with his City Stage family.  He would like to thank Dallas, Chiaki and Justin for their faith in him, and Bruce for his constant support and encouragement.  Godetevi lo spettacolo!

Bradley Evans

(Charles Guiteau)

Bradley Evans is excited to grace the stage once again. He was last seen in Avenue Q. Since that time he has mainly sang and danced at Chop's Deli in Monkey Junction.

Rachael Moser

(Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme)

Rachael is honored to work on this production.  Thanks to City Stage NC for the opportunity to perform one of her favorite musicals with some wonderfully talented people.

Lauren Mazzola

(Ensemble, Housewife)

Lauren is very excited to be in her fourth City Stage production.  Some of her most recent credits include Masterclass (Sophie de Palma), The Drowsy Chaperone (Miss. Tottendale), The Sound of Music (Sister Margaretta), and The Magic Flute (Queen of the Night). She would like to thank her AMAZING boyfriend for being supportive of her theater addiction.  Mazel Tov to this fabulous cast and crew! 

Christopher Conner


Chris is ecstatic to be a part of this all-star cast, a cast that not only includes very dear friends but also some of Wilmington's most impressive talent! Past productions with City Stage include Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret and most recently Reefer Madness. Thanks to Dallas LaFon and Justin Smith for the opportunity! He would like to give a special thanks to Chiaki Ito for being a musical mentor and always encouraging excellence! ENJOY THE SHOW!!

Erik Maasch


Erik Maasch is thrilled to be back on stage in City Stage's killer production of Assassins! This is his sixth show with City Stage. Some past credits include the Minstrel (Spamalot), Joe (9 to 5), Steve (Rent), and "The Sister et All" (Brooklyn). He'd like to thank his beautiful girlfriend and his awesome family and friends for their continued support! 

Dallas LaFon


After working in technical theatre for ten years, Dallas LaFon is very excited to be directing his first play. He is thankful to Justin Smith and Chiaki Ito for giving him this opportunity and believing in him. He could not have done this without the love and support of his friends, family, and most of all the amazing cast, crew, and design team that has come together to make this production of Assassins possible. Dallas would like to dedicate this production to his newborn baby girl Marley Mae LaFon. 

Aidan Malone


Aidan Malone is an 8th grader at Williston Middle School. He was recently seen in Seussical the Musical, Willy Wonka and 13. He is enjoying working with the cast and crew of Assassins. Aidan would like to thanks his parents for supporting him and also Dallas for giving him the opportunity to be a part of this great show.

David Loudermilk


David is a graduate of Catawba College (BFA in Directing) and is currently the Drama Director at Cape Fear Academy. Recent Credits Include: Chicago, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr., High School Musical, Jr. and Leader of the Pack (The Ellie Greenwich Story). He would like to thank his friends and family for their constant love and support. mizpah. 

William Piper


Bill Piper is a software developer turned IT manager who occasionally enjoys the opportunity to be involved in theater. Bill is as happy behind the spotlight or on the fly-rail as he is when performing on stage. He last appeared early last year in the City Stage/Thalian Hall production of Spamalot! Assassins has provided the opportunity to work with  a few folks he’s admired from afar plus several amazingly talented folks he’s had the pleasure to work with in the past, especially the beautiful Production Stage Manager (and Bill’s wife of 18 years this month) Calie Voorhis. Thank you Dallas for the pain… I mean opportunity, and thanks Chiaki for the speed training.

Christopher Rickert

(Samuel Byck)

Christopher has a BA in History from UNCW and has been performing on Wilmington stages for 13 years. Favorite past roles include Enjolras in Les Miserables, Bob Wallace in White Christmas, Ash in Evil Dead the Musical, Jefferson in 1776, Chris in All My Sons, and Ernst in Cabaret.

Chiaki Ito

(Music Director/Producer/Piano)

Chiaki is a graduate of NC School of the Arts, UNC-CH, Univ. of Guam and Univ. of SC.  She practices law in New Hanover County and has music directed over 80 musicals.  She is Managing Director of Cape Fear Theatre Arts, LLC.  She enjoys participating in triathlons, spending time with her dog, Elvis, and visiting her sweet nephew, Kenji.

Jason Aycock


Jason is a happy fellow.  He has really liked this show a lot.  Dallas, the director was very mellow, Chiaki's music hit the spot.  The cast was a motley crew, that is evident.  The show's been a lot of fun, for everyone, except the presidents.  He hopes you will enjoy the show.  He hopes you come again.  He hopes his play on Sondheim's tune, won't be thought of as a sin.  (Sung to the tune of the Ballad of Booth).  Jason is glad to be working with this great group, especially his favorite assassin.

Heather Setzler

(Sara Jane Moore)

Heather has loved Assassins since she first performed it in 2005. She's excited this time to have the challenge of playing an actual assassin. When she's not firing guns and eating chicken on stage, she spends time at her job at WECT and with her Favorite, who she's proud to see reprise his role as the Balladeer with a side of Oswald.

Meredith Colon

(Ensemble, Emma Goldman)

Meredith is thrilled to make her City Stage debut in Assassins and is honored to have the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in town! Since moving to Wilmington last May, she has performed in Dracula: Re-Imagined, The Dialogues of Strange Bedfellows, Severe, and The Sun Chasers workshop at The Browncoat Pub and Theatre, and plans to continue performing as long as she's here. Big love and lots of hand-hugs to the cast, crew, and directors for giving the new kid a chance. 

The Cast of Assassins