Lynette Fromme

'Assassins' hits the mark at Laurel Mill Playhouse

'Assassins' hits the mark at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laurel Mill Playhouse has crossed into the danger zone with guns blazing and characters raging in Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins," with music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by John Weidman, produced by Maureen Rogers, of Laurel.

The controversial show opened off-Broadway in 1990 and was the first musical performed at the Laurel Mill Playhouse on Main Street. Then Playhouse regular the late Bill Tchakirides, who died in 2013, directed a production in 2003 before "Assassins" made its way to Broadway (Rogers is the only returning cast member).

In 2004, "Assassins" began a Broadway run of more than 100 performances, earning multiple Tony awards and...