Lizzie: The Musical

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | 5:00pm – 10:00pm

First Christian Church (Fireside Room)
295 E Washington Ave, Chico, CA 95926

October 18-22, 2023

Please prepare a 1-2 minute pop or rock song. An accompanist will be provided. Bring either sheet music or a track.

Monday-Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning September-October

All actors cast will receive a $500 stipend

LIZZIE is four women fronting a six-piece rock band. LIZZIE is Rage! Sex! Betrayal! BLOODY MURDER! LIZZIE is American mythology set to a blistering rock score with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart.

All violence and intimacy will be choreographed with actor boundaries in place.

The play includes mentions and descriptions of sexual assault/rape and incest during “The House of Borden,” “This is Not Love,” and “The Soul of the White Bird”; it also includes attempted suicide during “The Soul of the White Bird”; violence/murder.

Lizzie Borden: Rock mezzo with strong high belt and head voice; the younger daughter of the Borden household, accused of her father and stepmother’s axe murders; damaged and twisted, can turn on a dime from fragile, broken, meek and obedient to conniving, sinister, furious, and terrifying. Performs choreographed physical intimacy with Alice. Undress to level of bathing suit top.

Emma Borden: Rock alto/mezzo belt; Lizzie’s older sister; resentful of her father’s marriage to his second wife and his financial support of her family; protective, outspoken, and commanding; furious, but also desperately sad. Undress to level of bathing suit top.

Alice Russell: Pop/rock soprano with strong mix; Lizzie’s next door neighbor who visits frequently; secretive, with an almost maternal tenderness in her affections for Lizzie. Performs choreographed physical intimacy with Lizzie. Undress to level of bathing suit top.

Bridget Sullivan: Rock mezzo; the Borden family maid of several years and occasional show narrator; Irish; speaks and sings in dialect; clever with a dry sense of humor; a rock and roll nihilist; not much gets past her. Undress to level of bathing suit top.


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