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Lizzie Borden: The Musical

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Lizzie Borden: The Musical#0
Posted: 4/9/04 at 1:17pm
Hey guys. Lizzie Borden will be playing minutes from my house in MA in May. Has anyone seen this show? I'm trying to decide if I should go but first I want to know a bit about it. How's the music? The book? I assume its a dark musical seeing as Lizzie chopped up her family. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
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re: Lizzie Borden: The Musical#1
Posted: 4/9/04 at 1:19pm
I wonder if it sends the wrong message?
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re: re: Lizzie Borden: The Musical#2
Posted: 4/9/04 at 1:27pm
Double Down, Lizzie did not chop up her family. She was aquitted so that proves she did not do it, right? If she did do it she would have been found guilty. Remember O.J.?
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Posted: 4/9/04 at 1:27pm
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re: re: re: Lizzie Borden: The Musical#4
Posted: 4/9/04 at 1:36pm
I saw it in CT about 2 years ago- needed work but not best suited for a large Bway house. Would work better off-Bway.
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"Lizzie Borden took an ax
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one."

Anyone else remember jumping rope to this as a child?
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Double Down~ I've not seen this one, but I've twice interviewd J&H's Christiane Noll who said it was one of the best roles she's played. There may be more "lizzie" stuff on her website http://www.christianenoll.com

I was a bit taken back while amused at the promo " Les Miz star is "Slay Miz"...Jayne Patterson, LM's Fantine....

Christiane claims it's deep and intriguing...a bit distrubing, but a wonderful role to dig your hooks into. So, perhaps caution is advised. Enjoy, if you go and report back!
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Lol. Only perhaps seeing someone chop their parents up gives off a bad message Namo...re: re: re: re: re: re: Lizzie Borden: The Musical I saw it done once and I personally thought it was god-awful but thats just me.
You've gotta have heart AND music
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You saw somebody chop up their parents, Trip? That is HEAVY!
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Indeed, I will never be the same.....
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You're way too awesome Namo re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Lizzie Borden: The Musical. Thanks for the hug
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Lizzie Borden: The Musical#12
Posted: 4/9/04 at 3:50pm
Well maybe I'll wait until the reviews come out. If they're at least mediocre I will go (I don't agree with critics half the time so who knows). I assume this run won't sell out before the critics have said their bit. If I do see it I will definitely report back. Thanks. Any more info or details will be greatly appreciated. Have a good Easter all.
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re: Lizzie Borden: The Musical#13
Posted: 4/10/04 at 12:07am
wow. wow. just wowwww.

shoot me.

no wait. give me forty whacks.

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re: re: Lizzie Borden: The Musical#14
Posted: 4/10/04 at 1:45pm
Hey -- Jayne Paterson is headlining. This woman is someone you WILL know about soon, if you didn't catch her in Jane Eyre. I have a recording of her singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" that is absolutely electric. I wish her all the best :)
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re: re: re: Lizzie Borden: The Musical#15
Posted: 4/11/04 at 12:57am
I saw it--it is good if you liked chamber/operatic-style musicals.... The above poster was right, it did need work, but I thought it was well-crafted.
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Lizzie Borden: The Musical#16
Posted: 4/12/04 at 2:29pm
I saw Jane Eyre on bway...who did she play?
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The amazing Jayne Paterson#17
Posted: 4/15/04 at 9:34pm
Jayne is AMAZING. I'm sooo happy to hear she's headlining this show. In Jane Eyre, she played Helen Burns (sang the amazingly beautiful "Forgiveness") and went on as Jane Eyre two and a half times. She was also the final Fantine on Broadway. She's seriously one of the most gifted actresses on stage today...the opportunity to see her in a small theater is one you don't want to miss. :) My friends and I created an unofficial website for her if you want to learn more about her career. :) I'll post below, but in case it doesn't work, the link is: www.unofficialjaynepaterson.com

:) jenny
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re: The amazing Jayne Paterson#18
Posted: 4/16/04 at 2:06am
I have the CD .... I think it's pretty good ... that is, if you're talking about the Christopher McGovern version. I've heard an opera version that is also very good.

AND I was in a show based on Gertrude Stein's only mystery novel BLOOD ON THE DINING ROOM FLOOR and she invokes the name "Lizzie" several times in it. Our director speculated that Gertrude felt a connection with Lizzie Borden as they were only one generation apart in time and both (speculation) were abused by their fathers. There are those who believe Gertrude and her brother killed their abusive father, as Lizzie B. may have done.

Then again, Gertrude's lover was Alice B. Toklas, and Alice can be shortened to Lizzie, too. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the CD of CM's LIZZIE BORDEN and if I had the chance to see it performed, I would.

Then I would take a trip to Fall River, MA and tour the house where it all happened. I toured it before, and visited Lizzie's grave (buried next to her father, mother, stepmother, and sister), too. Immersion!!