CDC Theatre in Cranford will open its 98th season with an electric production of the musical Assassins.A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines composer Stephen Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.

Performances run October 7-22, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm with a 1pm matinee on October 15. Additional information and tickets can be found by visiting www.cdctheatre.org.