Lizzie Borden took an axe, Gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done, Gave her father forty-one….

Cast & Creative

Lizzie:  Jennifer Posie Morrison

Emma: Joelle Robertson

Alice: Chelsea Fitzsimmons

Bridget: Sara Logan

Swings: Holly Wilson & Lizzy Poore

Directed by: Max Geide

Music Direction by: David Taylor-Gomes

Choreography by: Monica Gomez

Assistant Choreographer: Alex Gomez

Scenic Designer: Max Geide

Lighting Designer: Mika Mckenzie-bahr

Sound Designer: Wade Mckenzie-bahr

Audio Engineer: Wade Mckenzie-bahr

Costume Designer: Meg Masterson

Prop Designer: Ben Schilling & Matti Schilling

Production Manager: Wesley Gomes-Taylor

Stage Manager: Ciara McClary

Book by: Tim Maner

Music by: Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt

Lyrics by:  Tom Jones

Additional Music: Tim Maner

Additional Lyrics: Alan Stevens Hewitt

Show Run: February 17th-25th

Show Summary:

America’s favorite axe-wielding double-murderess comes to Sacramento for The Actor's Playpen first show in their inaugural season.  In 1892, Lizzie Borden was the primary suspect for her father and stepmother’s brutal murder. Though eventually acquitted, Lizzie became a tabloid sensation–and the most controversial figure of her time. Did she do it? And if so, why? LIZZIE imagines the story behind the legend with a cast of four women and a driving rock score, melding this infamous 19th century story with a modern-day twist. Visit the offical LIZZIE site


“A gothic rock ritual with a ‘riotgirl’ attitude … an eerie hybrid of rock club and a turn-of-the-century New England parlor.”

“Presented with wall-rattling glee…deliciously watchable”

— The New York Times

“We came for splattered red, for madness and mayhem, and Lizzie Borden more than delivers”

— Show Business Weekly

“Like Gwen Stefani circa “Just a Girl”—only homicidal and clad in Victorian dress—the Lizzie Borden of rock opera Lizzie is a foot-stomping, hair-flinging rebel who can rock out with the best of them.”

— Willamette Week/Portland