City Theater Company in Wilmington Delaware kicks off its 24th season with the Delaware premiere of Lizzie, a blistering rock opera based on the life and legend of the notorious accused murderess Lizzie Borden. Four women front a six-piece rock band to tell the tale of rage, sex, betrayal, and murder!
This is a hard-rock musical. So don’t think “Broadway rock” like Rent… think hard-rock like Ozzy, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Aerosmith, and Heart. It’s loud, it’s bloody, and it’s AMAZING. And if you think Jill can sing, wait until you hear this cast! And the band is on fire!
While this isn’t really a Hot Breakfast! gig, Jill will be on stage lending her rockin’ pipes to this incredible new musical… and Matt will be working backstage. So come support your favorite dork-rock power duo! Jill plays Lizzie Borden’s older and angry sister Emma Borden.
Check out the reviews!
The reviews are in and they are absolutely GUSHING with praise! And Jill gets plenty of kudos and love.
Great review in The News Journal: “City Theater’s Lizzie Delivers All the Hype”
Lots of love from the Delaware Arts Info Blog: “Sisters are Slayin’ It in City Theater’s Lizzie.”
WHO: Jill will be on stage… Matt will be backstage!
WHAT: Lizzie: The Musical
WHERE: City Theater Company, 4. South Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE. In the Opera Delaware Studios black box.
WHEN: Opening Night is September 8. We have 8pm shows on September 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, and 16th. We have one 2pm Matinee on Sunday September 10th.
WHY: Because good theater is good for the soul.
PARKING: There is free parking at the theater.
TICKETS: We strongly encourage you to buy tickets in advance! Tickets range from $15 – $28. VIP tickets are available for $40 which gets you a few drinks at the show, a signed program, and possibly other goodies. See the City Theater website for more info.
PLEASE NOTE: If you try to buy tickets online for a show that evening, you may see an error that says “Tickets are no longer available online” or something like that. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THE SHOW IS SOLD OUT– it just means online ticketing is closed and you have to buy tickets in person at the box office. WE STILL HAVE ROOM FOR YOU. The box office opens at 7pm for an 8pm show– so get there early to ensure you get a seat!
(Also: Even when a show is sold out, there are always no-shows, and they can almost always accommodate everyone. We’ll make room for you. JUST COME!)
KID-FRIENDLY? I would rate this either PG-13 or R. Definitely not for little ones.
Hope to see you there!