Our 50th anniversary season starts with a musical based on the well-known murders that took place in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1892.
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.
LIZZIE is four women fronting a six-piece rock band. LIZZIE is rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder. LIZZIE is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. LIZZIE is a new American musical with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart.
To hear some of the amazing music that’s part of Lizzie: The Musical – Click Here.
“A gothic rock ritual with a ‘riotgirl’ attitude… an eerie hybrid of rock club and a turn-of-the-century New England parlor.” – The New York Times
BE ADVISED – This production contains adult language, sexual situations, violence, and implied sexual abuse.
LIZZIE will be directed and choreographed by Kathleen Tringale, who most recently directed Jack the Ripper: The White Chapel Musical in Oct 2017. Our Music Director is Brian Nickerson, who was MD for The Producers in 2012. Stage Manager will be Mel Ingalls, who was SM for Almost, Maine in Feb 2018. Producers for LIZZIE will be Amanda Allen, Deirdre A. L. Shaw, and Wesley Toma-Lee, who all currently sit on the Board for TCS.
Theatre Company of Saugus is excited to announce our “killer” cast for LIZZIE:
Lizzie will be played by Jilliana Sliby who was last seen with TCS in Heathers: The Musical in Fall 2016.
Emma, Lizzie’s sister, will be played by Daria Contino who was last seen with TCS in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Marcy Park in Spring 2018.
Alice, the next door neighbor, will be played by Christine Dickinson who will be making her TCS debut.
Bridget, the Borden’s maid, will be played by Lauren Sabbag who will be making her TCS debut.
Mark your calendars for the weekends leading up to Halloween:
October 12-14 and 19-21, 2018
Lizzie: The Musical will be directed and Choreographed by a TCS favorite – Kathleen Tringale. Her most recent TCS directing credits include:
Jack the Ripper: The Whitechapel Musical, Heathers, and Urinetown.
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
Based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner
Orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt