Music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt
Lyrics by Steven Cheslik De-Meyer and Tim Maner
Book by Tim Maner
Directed by Elaine Bard
Music Directed by Quinn Bard
Lizzie Borden took an axe
Gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done
Gave her father forty-one
Lizzie is a four women rock musical. Lizzie is Rage! Sex! Betrayal! BLOODY MURDER! LIZZIE is an American mythology set to a blistering rock score with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Weber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart.
Auditions for Lizzie: The Musical, will be held on
Friday, May 24th from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday May 25th from 1pm to 5pm.
CALLBACKS Saturday 25th 6pm to 9pm
Show Dates - early October - Rehearsals will begin mid-August. Actors will be expected to work on their music/lines/lyrics prior to rehearsals starting. MD will be available from casting to first rehearsal to answer questions/help/meet.
PLEASE FILL THIS FORM OUT - 2024 pre-audition form (google.com)
Seeking a diverse cast of non-union, pop/rock Singer/Actors for Lizzie the Musical. Performers of all ethnic backgrounds, body types, and gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit.
LIZZIE: (Age 20 - 30) Female-Identifying, High belt: F#3-F#5 (belt to A5 if possible.) She is damaged, twisted. She can turn on a dime from fragile, broken, meek and obedient to conniving, sinister, furious and terrifying. She is a wounded animal backed into a corner, terrified but enraged. We find her at the moment she realizes she has nothing to lose. She is transformed through an act of unspeakable transgression, turning her own historical infamy into an ascension to legend. (Must be comfortable with same sex intimacy. Love interest to Alice)
ALICE: (Age 20 - 30) Female-Identifying, High mezzo lyric/mix/belt: G3 (w/F#3 pick-up/ghost-notes in one number) – A5 (legit soprano) Is the Borden's next-door neighbor. She is a luscious pear, the sensuous mother- sister-lover which is sorely lacking in Lizzie's life. She appears to Lizzie in her greatest moments of need and attempts to lead her away from a path of destruction and toward one of love, truth, and affection. Lizzie may have true feelings of affection her, or she may be using Alice's feelings to build an alibi. (Must be comfortable with same sex intimacy. Love interest to Lizzie)
EMMA: (Age 30 - 40) Female-Identifying, Alto/mezzo belt: F#3-D5. Is the older sister, eclipsed by the younger. She must content herself by playing a motherly Lady Macbeth to Lizzie, dripping her own hatreds into Lizzie's ears over the years, stoking the fires of Lizzie's rage, disappearing when the deeds must be done, and suffering with guilt afterwards. Emma is a woman who has come to see that every opportunity for happiness has passed her by. She's furious, but she's also desperately sad.
BRIDGET: (Age 20+ ) Female-Identifying, Contralto/low alto: F3 (w/E3 pick-up/ghost-notes in one number) – Eb5 (E5 option in one ad lib) Is the Borden's Irish maid. She may be a Banshee, called to wail at the Borden's door. She always seems to know what is going to happen, does things one step before anyone else. She's put upon, angry, and as resentful of the Borden sisters as she is of the parents. Bridget is the Sex Pistols rock and roll nihilist; ready to fuck things up because she knows that's the only way anything is ever going to get better.
ALSO LOOKING TO CAST 2 ROADIES (DANCER/SINGERS (any gender))
Please prepare a brief cut of a rock, pop, or contemporary style song with edge. The song can be from a rock or pop musical, although we are looking for a distinctly non-musical theatre approach with grungy, cool, raw sensibilities, for example - Hole, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tina Turner, Patti Smith, Heart, Grace Jones, The Cranberries etc.
Please see below for specific audition songs to prepare for each character you are interested in.
AUDITION SONG SELECTIONS
Roadies - Dancer/Singer - any of the below
Emma - Sweet Little Sister
Lizzie - This is not Love.
Alice - If you Knew
Bridget - House of Borden