Music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt
Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner
Book by Tim Maner
Additional Music by Tim Maner
Additional Lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt Based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner
Orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt
Directed by Victoria Bussert
Music Direction by Julia A. Miller and Andra Velis Simon
Choreography by Janet Louer
November 11 – December 17, 2017
at The Den Theatre
(1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL)
The production team for LIZZIE includes: Eleanor Kahn (scenic design), Charlotte M. Yetman (costume design), Maya Michele Fein (lighting design), Victoria Deiorio (sound design), Jeff Herrmann (props design) and Danielle Stack (production manager).
“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, gave her father forty-one.” So goes the nursery rhyme describing the crime of the century that took the nation by storm when Lizzie Borden murdered her parents with an axe in 1892. Or did she? LIZZIE is a musical that reimagines that bloody legend with four women fronting a female rock band. LIZZIE is American mythology set to a blistering rock score with rage, sex, betrayal and bloody murder.
The cast of Firebrand Theatre’s Chicago premiere of LIZZIE (top, l to r) Leah Davis as Bridget, Liz Chidester as Lizzie, Camille Robinson as Emma and Jacquelyne Jones as Alice with the “late night” cast (bottom, l to r) Amanda Horvath as Bridget, Kyrie Anderson as Lizzie, Becca Brown as Emma and Elle Walker as Alice.