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LIZZIE: Get a taste of the rockin’ music!

Posted by Claudie Fisher | 20 May 2014

With roots in classic rock and great concept albums like Jesus Christ Superstar, LIZZIE has a sound that owes less to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, and more to Heart, The Beatles,  Led Zeppelin, Grace Slick, Nirvana, Radiohead and The Runaways.

LISTEN TO SAMPLES FROM THE LIZZIE STUDIO ALBUM

VIEW THE LIZZIE SONG LIST

The LIZZIE Studio Album was released in 2013, featuring Portland's own Storm Large as Lizzie's sister, Emma. Carrie Cimma, who will star in PCS's production, was also on the album performing the role of Bridget. They were joined by Carrie Manolakos as Lizzie and Ryah Nixon as Alice.

 

L to R: Storm Large (Emma), Ryah Nixon (Alice), 
Carrie Manolakos (Lizzie) and Carrie Cimma (Bridget)
Photo by Sam Erickson.

 

THE STUDIO ALBUM RECIEVED RAVE REVIEWS

“I couldn’t be more blown away. From the straining and broken opening chords of the prologue to the gleefully riotous curtain music, [LIZZIE] will leave you grinning from ear to ear. This musical has all the right ammunition and attitude to make the modern rock sound feel perfectly at home in its 1892 setting.”
BroadwayWorld.com

“Rollicking (yet tuneful) Epic Rock Score + Intelligent (and sometimes tongue in cheek) Lyrics
= PURE AWESOMENESS!"
- Houston Press 

                  Carrie Cimma (Bridget) rocking out during the Studio Album recording. 
Cimma will play Bridget in PCS's production.
Photo by Sam Erickson.

 

THE PCS PRODUCTION

We've assembled an incredible cast and band to bring this musical to life. Here's a photo from a recent rehearsal featuring Mary Kate Morrissey (who will play Lizzie Borden) rocking out with members of the LIZZIE band: (L-R) Matt Brown, Greg Eklund and Scott Weddle. Don't let the contemporary clothes fool you. Our production will feature Victorian garb coupled with a rock-concert staging.

Learn more about the cast and band. 

 


Photo by Patrick Weishampel

 

THE LIZZIE SONG LIST

ACT I

Forty Whacks (Prologue)  Company
The House Of Borden  Company
This Is Not Love  Lizzie
Gotta Get Out Of Here – Lizzie and Alice
If You Knew  Alice
The Soul Of The White Bird  Company
Maybe Someday  Alice
"The Will"  Company
Sweet Little Sister  Company
Shattercane And Velvet Grass  Company
"The Milk" – Lizzie and Alice
Will You Stay?  Lizzie and Alice
Why Are All These Heads Off? – Bridget, Lizzie and Alice
Mercury Rising  Company
Somebody Will Do Something  Company

ACT II

Forty Whacks (Entr’acte)  LIZZIE Band
The Fall Of The House Of Borden/"The Alibi" – Bridget, Lizzie and Alice
What The F**K Now, Lizzie?! – Emma and Lizzie
"The Dress" – Company
Burn The Old Thing Up – Company
Questions Questions – Company
Will You Lie? – Company
Watchmen For The Morning – Bridget, Emma and Lizzie
Maybe Someday (Reprise 1)  Company
Thirteen Days In Taunton – Company
Maybe Someday (Reprise 2) – Company
Into Your Wildest Dreams -- Company
Forty Whacks (Curtain) -- Company

 

Find out more about this musical at www.lizziethemusical.com.

 

LIZZIE runs May 24 — June 29

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