Even if world renowned Stephen Sondheim were not in the audience, and he really was, the one night only Warner Theatre production of the “Assassins” was so brilliantly produced at the Pleasant Valley Drive-in located in Barkhamsted, that it will never be forgotten by those who were in attendance.
When producing artistic director Sharon W. Houk got a call from Sondheim’s office that composer would attend the performance of “Assassins,” she was sworn to secrecy. Directors Katherine Ray and music director Dan Koch were told his arrival was a possibility. Ray said that when she saw his car pull up right behind Koch, she told him “The Eagle has landed.” Koch asked Ray where he was. She responded with “He’s right behind you looking over your shoulder.”