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Lizzie Borden

2000 Festival

Bill Castellino

Michael Babin, Joan Barber, Madeline Blue, Danica Connors, Brenda Cummings, Kevin Delaquilla, Alison Fraser, Eleanor Glockner, Rex Hays, Karen Murphy, Roland Rusinek and Denise Summerford

Contact for Rights

Eric Goldman, Sendroff & Associates, 212-840-6400

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 3
Number of Principals (Female): 4
Preferred Ensemble Size: 7
Total Cast Size: 14
Orchestra Breakdown:

2 keyboards, cello, percussion, reed

Genre & Style:

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The events and trial of Lizzie Borden, accused of killing her father and stepmother with an axe. “…Ambitious…an unnerving, provocative tale..the musical has distinct possibilities for a future life. Richly layered choral passages by townsfolk, merchants and the gossipy tea-party matrons relate the accumulating facts… ‘Fly Away’, which describes Lizzie’s yearnings, and ‘The House On The Hill’, about the promise of future comfort and security, are quite lovely. (Alison) Fraser portrays the alleged murderess with coiled intensity.” –Variety SHOW WEBSITE:

Festival Successes

Full productions at Goodspeed Musicals (CT) and Buck Creek Players (IN) in 2001, Stoneham Theatre (MA) in 2004, American Stage Company (FL), Theatre on the Square (IN).