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This show closed on March 3, 2019

About Lizzie

Chance Theater's 21st season kicks off with a punk-rock opera that explores the bloody legend of America’s favorite axe-wielding sweetheart-diva-heroine-enigma-psychopath, Lizzie Borden. Accused of brutally killing her father and stepmother in 1892, Lizzie was eventually acquitted by a jury of her peers, leaving the horrific crime unsolved. What really happened on the fateful night of the dual killings? Journey into a wondrous exploration of this mysterious tale, inspired by the raucous and revolutionary rock spectacles of the ‘70s, and iconic women rockers like Patti Smith and Joan Jett.

"Director Jocelyn A. Brown...skillfully taps the score’s energy and focuses the emotional boil-overs built into the book for maximum impact"

-OC Register

LIZZIE, THE MUSICAL is “PHENOMENAL” and filled with "POWERFUL and EMOTIVE performances." -Nightmarish Conjurings

"an engaging, ferociously explosive punk rock opera" - BroadwayWorld

“Lizzie the Musical at Chance Theater is a fun rock n roll extravaganza with loads of style.” - The Orange Curtain Review

“the ultimate female-empowering bio-musical” - StageSceneLA

"dynamic" - Times OC

" a hard rockin’ night out with some of the world’s best belt-out-loud vocal performers, done with sizzle and attitude" - The Show Report

"skillfully directed by Jocelyn A. Brown and featuring a rocking six-piece live band and four actresses who hurl themselves into the frenzied tale - OC Weekly

Run Time

2hr (Inc. Intermission)

Start Date

End Date


This show includes adult themes and language. Babes in arms and children under four are not permitted.

Cripe Stage at Bette Aiken theater arts Center

5522 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807

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