Music Theatre of Madison, an eleven-year-old professional musical theatre company, presents the Wisconsin premiere of the feminist rock musical LIZZIE, directed, choreographed, and produced by, and starring, local female artists.
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. Lizzie’s trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story has become an American legend. In this remarkable piece, we explore what led up to that bloody day through the eyes of troubled Lizzie, her sister Emma, their maid Bridget, and Lizzie’s friend and lover Alice. This blistering rock musical owes its inspiration to both the intricate character studies of Stephen Sondheim and the heart pounding sounds of Bikini Kill, Heart, and the Runaways.
Performances are August 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30pm each night. A late night performance will take place on August 25 at 10:30pm. Tickets are available at www.mtmadison.com/lizzie, by phone at 265-ARTS, or in person at the UW Campus Arts Box office in the Wisconsin Union.