On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small American town, a prominent businessman and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story has become legend.
Lizzie the Musical is a revenge tale for our times set to a blistering score, with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, The Runaways, and Hole.
Based on an Original Concept by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner, Lizzie the Musical 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, and Additional Lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt.
Directed by Maeve Marsden, with an incredible creative team, Lizzie the Musical has been dragged across the ocean to Australia and injected with political depth, dark humour and a fierce queer grunge aesthetic.
Relentless, uncompromising and brazenly camp, Lizzie the Musical features a powerhouse cast of four including Stefanie Caccamo, Ali Calder, Marissa Sarocca, and Sarah Ward with a rocking 6-piece band.
Prepare to be rocked back on your heels this summer, and discover why the musical has transfixed, shocked and delighted audiences in over 60 cities worldwide.
“Lizzie is absolutely brilliant, fantastic right up there with the best of them. This is a rock opera, as raunchy and outrageous as any good rock opera should be.” – West End Wilma
Director: Maeve Marsden | Starring: Stefanie Caccamo, Ali Calder, Marissa Sarocca, Sarah Ward | Musical Director: Victoria Falconer | Choreographer: Ghenoa Gela | Set & Costume Designer: Melanie Liertz | Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson | Sound Designer: Jarrad Payne | Stage Manager: Bronte Schuftan | Assistant Stage Manager: Emma Squires
Lizzie the Musical
Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point (Sydney)
Season: 13 January – Saturday 5 February 2022
Information and Bookings: www.hayestheatre.com.au
Image: Lizzie the Musical – artwork by Monica Higgins