Lizzie, The Musical

By Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt 

Directed & Choreographed by Ilyse Robbins 

Main Stage Theater 144 

Sep 22 - Nov 5, 2023 



*By popular demand, an additional performance has been added on Sunday, November 5 at 6:30pm! Due to unforeseen circumstances, the post-show talkback with Cara Robertson on Friday has been cancelled.*

Click below to watch the official Lizzie trailer!

One of 15 Theater Productions to See This Fall Terry Byrne, WBUR Fall Theater Guide

An "early Halloween present to rock musical see what it would look like if True Crime and Rock n Roll had a baby, you won’t want to miss Lizzie: The Musical" - Michael Hoban, Theater Mirror

"Excellent vocals, accompanied by truly beautiful choreography, left my heart soaring." - Sasha Patkin, New Haven Independent Review

The subject of centuries-old, sing-song villainy, Lizzie Borden turns searing rock anthem anti-hero and has audiences raging in their seats.

Lizzie was famously acquitted and yet the question lingers… did she do it? Now, as the story is retold by four women defying musical theater stereotypes, fronting a six-piece rock band, and delivering a score that epitomizes riot grrrl power, Lizzie finally gets her say. Nominated for three Drama Desk awards and named best musical eight times over in regional awards around the country and the world, this musical is totally whack (in a good way)!

"Presented with wall-rattling glee…deliciously watchable!"The New York Times

Take a pure American gothic tale that grabbed the headlines in a small New England town in 1892 and quickly went on to become a cause celebre across the nation. Set it to a volcanic, quasi-operatic punk rock beat that captures the sense of female rage, retribution and betrayal, and feels custom-made for the current climate. And then just let it roar.” - Chicago Sun Times

Content Warning: This production uses strobe lighting effects, haze and contains adult themes, recommended for teens and adults. For more information, please see the Digital Program.

Scenes from Lizzie the Musical - Photo by Jim Sabitus
Photo by Jim Sabitus

About The Director

Ilyse Robbins is an award-winning Director and Choreographer whose recent projects include Assassins (Lyric Stage), Tell Me on a Sunday and Cabaret (Peterborough Players); Beehive and Little Women (GBSC); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Front Porch, Nora @ CST, GBSC: Elliot Norton Award-Outstanding Musical Production). Ilyse directed/choreographed All is Calm at GBSC (Elliot Norton Award - Outstanding Musical Production). Her original choreography for the World Premiere of Swan Lake in Blue: A Jazz Ballet at GBSC won the Elliot Norton Award-Outstanding Choreography and she directed the award-winning Move on the Cha-Chas at United Solo Festival NYC. Ilyse is a teacher, coach, and writer. She holds a BS in Communication/Theater from Northwestern, theater certification from BADA and an Ed.M. from Harvard. Upcoming projects: Rocky Horror (Central Square), Mr. Popper’s Penguins (WFT). Ilyse is a proud Member of SDC. 

LIZZIE Halloween Week Special!

  • For our Thursday Oct. 26, Saturday October 28 and Sunday October 29 perfromances ONLY, audiences have an option to add-on a 15 minute, pre-show axe-throwing session with tutorial provided by Revolution Axe! PLUS, come into The Umbrella to be entered into our Halloween Week special drawings in partnership with the Official Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, MA! You can win tickets for 2 for a free guided tour after each performance, or our Grand Prize -- an Overnight Stay for 2 in the authentic Borden home!  

NEW! #DinnerAndAShow Thursday Night Out Packages!

Thursdays in Concord are now a fun and easy entertainment Date Night thanks to optional pre-show dinners here at The Umbrella provided by Nosh restaurant and the Concord Market! Coming straight from work? Park free at The Umbrella, then take a load off and enjoy a delicious catered dinner, pick up beverage at concessions, and explore our free art galleries at your ease until it’s time for curtain!

Our Chef-Planned Themed Menus for Lizzie

Cottage Pie (Beef, Corn, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Onions)
Vegetarian Option: Cottage Pie with Beyond Meat Beyond Beef crumbles

Balsamic and Greens Salad

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookie

Dinners must be ordered online by NOON on Wednesday before the performance. NOTE: Meals cost $21 and do NOT include beverages or show tickets, which must be purchased separately. After selecting your seats, click on Lizzie ticketing options and select the meal(s) you wish to add to your cart before checking out.


Spotlight on Lizzie

  • 9 Things You May Not Know About Lizzie Borden
  • Explore nine fascinating facts about Lizzie Borden, who may or may not have taken an ax and given her parents lethal whacks in August 1892.
  • The enduring fascination with accused ax murderer Lizzie Borden
    The case of Lizzie Borden, accused of brutally murdering her father and step-mother with an ax, has remained a source of fascination for more than 125 years. A new book examines the trial of Lizzie Borden, the historical context of this brutal crime, and how it continues to be reimagined. Megan Thompson recently spoke with Cara Robertson, the author of "The Trial of Lizzie Borden."


Lizzie Borden…Sophia Muharram

Emma Borden…Liza Giangrande

Bridget Sullivan / Maggie…Nora Sullivan

Alice Russell…Temma Beaudreau

u/s Emma Borden / Bridget Sullivan / Maggie…Stephanie Barney

u/s Lizzie Borden / Alice Russell…Eleni Kontzamanys



Producer: Brian Boruta

Director & Choreographer: Ilyse Robbins

Assistant Director: Hannah Shihdanian

Music Director: Lianne Bunting

Orchestrator: Alan Stevens Hewitt

Stage Manager: Shauwna Dias Grillo*

Assistant Stage Manager: Colleen Tenney

Lighting Designer: SeifAllah Salotto-Cristobal

Sound Designer: James Cannon

Audio Op: Sarah Hobbs-Butler

Scenic Designer: Erik Diaz

Scenic Design Assistant: Grace Cutler

Costume Designer: Bethany Mullins

Wardrobe Supervisor: Tree Brock

Technical Director: Andrew Chandler

Scenic Charge: Page Evett

Intimacy Director: Kayleigh Kane 

Properties and Set Dressing Designer: Sarajane Mullins

EDI Consultant: Kira Troilo

Health & Safety Officer: Cathie Regan

Playbill Designer: Sarah Shiner