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Pictured: Liz Chidester
Firebrand Theatre, the new women-focused musical theater company, has announced casting for its first production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, a rock musical based on the story of accused axe-murderer Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 – December 17 at The Den Theatre.
LIZZIE will feature Liz Chidester as Lizzie, Leah Davis as Bridget, Jacquelyne Jones as Alice and Camille Robinson as Emma. A second cast will perform in late-night shows, including Kyrie Anderson as Lizzie, Becca Brown as Emma, Amanda Horvath as Bridget and Elle Walker as Alice.
(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.
Directed by Victoria Bussert with music direction by Julia A. Miller and Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Janet Louer, LIZZIE features 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, and orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt.
The production team 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).
Tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org.