LIZZIE

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EXTENDED! LIZZIE will now bring the axe down at the Bootleg Theater Jan. 19-27, 2019

On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent businessman and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Her story has become an American legend, and now her story sings. A rock concert meets historical true crime storytelling. You know the rumors, now discover Lizzie's truth.

After two extensions in 2018, LIZZIE will now return for its 3rd extension for 5 shows this January. Experience one of the most notorious murder trials in raucous rock musical with a brutal edge. From writers Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Alan Stevens Hewitt, and Tim Maner, this musical piece of American mythology has been welcomed by audiences around the world. And now, Lizzie is slashing her way through Los Angeles.

LIZZIE is ferocious, powerful musical theatre as rock concert: Chock full of rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder, an American mythology set to a blistering rock score. A radically new American musical with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, The Runaways, and Heart. For additional information, please visit: https://www.lizzielosangeles.com/

Featuring:
Leslie Rubino (Lizzie Borden)
Brooke Van Grinsven (Emma Borden)
Jenni Marie Lopez (Alice Russell)
Samantha Labrecque (Bridget Sullivan)

Kelley Dorney (u/s Lizzie Borden)
Renee Cohen (u/s Emma Borden)
Jade Taylor (u/s Alice Russell)
Kelsey Schulte (u/s Bridget Sullivan)
Understudy Performances: Sunday 1/20/19 & Friday 1/25
Produced by Color & Light Theatre Ensemble

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Reviews

"Lizzie was more akin to a concert than a traditional stage musical, and I wish the venue had seating instead of standing room, so the audience could see and enjoy the actors' facial expressions and interaction better. I also think the trial and aftermath of the murders started to drag after a bit. However, the hour-and-a-half show was energetically brought to ravenous life by such amazing performers, and I had a bloody good time watching them kill it (wink, wink) on stage."

sweet - Lacey Rae - Media Geeks - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal
"LIZZIE, by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Alan Stevens Hewitt, and Tim Maner, draws its own conclusions about what might have fueled Lizzie Borden's rage to the point of committing murder, and Color & Light Theatre Ensemble brings that rage to the forefront in a ballsy 90-minute musical character study that is part throat-ripping rock concert, part riveting theatre invention. This is rage rock at its finest and the four women who tell the story have the vocal ability and acting intensity to deliver a moving tale with unrelenting ferocity."

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


"LIZZIE is a wild ride full of feminist value and elaborate fanfare, entertaining and enjoyable for anyone with a taste for loud music and gory murder. Thematically rich with actual and assumed details from the mysterious 19th century case, Color & Light Theatre Ensemble is able to take a familiar drama and, by combining it with modern motifs, create a substantial story that seems entirely new."

sweet - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"Lizzie was more akin to a concert than a traditional stage musical, and I wish the venue had seating instead of standing room, so the audience could see and enjoy the actors' facial expressions and interaction better. I also think the trial and aftermath of the murders started to drag after a bit. However, the hour-and-a-half show was energetically brought to ravenous life by such amazing performers, and I had a bloody good time watching them kill it (wink, wink) on stage."

sweet - Lacey Rae - Media Geeks - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal
"LIZZIE, by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Alan Stevens Hewitt, and Tim Maner, draws its own conclusions about what might have fueled Lizzie Borden's rage to the point of committing murder, and Color & Light Theatre Ensemble brings that rage to the forefront in a ballsy 90-minute musical character study that is part throat-ripping rock concert, part riveting theatre invention. This is rage rock at its finest and the four women who tell the story have the vocal ability and acting intensity to deliver a moving tale with unrelenting ferocity."

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


"LIZZIE is a wild ride full of feminist value and elaborate fanfare, entertaining and enjoyable for anyone with a taste for loud music and gory murder. Thematically rich with actual and assumed details from the mysterious 19th century case, Color & Light Theatre Ensemble is able to take a familiar drama and, by combining it with modern motifs, create a substantial story that seems entirely new."

sweet - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review