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Liz Chidester

Also Credited As: Elizabeth Ashley Chidester
 
Birth Place:
Fairfax, VA
Bio:
Liz Chidester, from the mountains of Virginia, moved to Chicago in 2013 and resides as a singer, songwriter, actor, and teaching artist. Her recordings with her band LIZ AND THE LOVELIES include People Pumping Pedals (2014), Otter Hill EP (2015), Progress Into Simplicity EP (2017) and My Way/Your ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Fairfax, VA

Bio:
Liz Chidester, from the mountains of Virginia, moved to Chicago in 2013 and resides as a singer, songwriter, actor, and teaching artist. Her recordings with her band LIZ AND THE LOVELIES include People Pumping Pedals (2014), Otter Hill EP (2015), Progress Into Simplicity EP (2017) and My Way/Your ... (read complete bio)
 

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Jordan Dell Harris and Liz Chidester Photo

Jordan Dell Harris and Liz Chidester

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Jordan Dell Harris, Will Casey and Liz Chidester Photo

Jordan Dell Harris, Will Casey and Liz Chidester

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Jordan Dell Harris and Liz Chidester Photo

Jordan Dell Harris and Liz Chidester

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Will Casey, Liz Chidester, Jeanne T. Arrigo and Rob Frankel Photo

Will Casey, Liz Chidester, Jeanne T. Arrigo and Rob Frankel

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Diana Coates and Liz Chidester Photo

Diana Coates and Liz Chidester

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10/07/2019
 

Liz Chidester Biography

Liz Chidester, from the mountains of Virginia, moved to Chicago in 2013 and resides as a singer, songwriter, actor, and teaching artist. Her recordings with her band LIZ AND THE LOVELIES include People Pumping Pedals (2014), Otter Hill EP (2015), Progress Into Simplicity EP (2017) and My Way/Your Way Single (2018).

She was a Midwestern Finalist in NPR’s NewSong Songwriting Contest 2014, nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the Chicago Music Awards 2015, and was a finalist in the NewSong Leaf Songwriter Competition 2016. Progress into Simplicity was nominated for 'Best Roots EP' in the 2018 Independent Music Awards, and was in the top 4 at the Silversound Showdown Battle of the Bands 2018 in Brooklyn, NY.

As an actor, Liz is a Company Member of FIREBRAND THEATRE, the first feminist equity musical theatre company, and was critically acclaimed for her role of "Lizzie Borden" in LIZZIE. She won 2 Equity Jeff Awards for her role "Vi Petty" in American Blues Theatres' BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY in 2018, and a Non-Equity Jeff for her role of "Laura" in Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY in 2017. She has worked with Chicago Children's Theatre, Cabinet of Curiosity, Sideshow Theatre Company, Mercury Theatre, Theatre at the Center, and Route 66 as an actor, teaching artist, and composer. She is represented by Shirley Hamilton Inc.

Before moving to Chicago, she was singing all over the world as a lounge singer with Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland America Line. She has her BM from James Madison University in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.





Liz Chidester News

KC Rep's THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON Indie Musical Folk Story To End 2021-22 Season Photo KC Rep's THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON Indie Musical Folk Story To End 2021-22 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2022

Kansas City Repertory Theatre completes its 2021-22 season with The Old Man and the Old Moon, book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co., directed by Artistic Director Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. Performances run May 3 through 22, 2022, at Spencer Theatre.

Cabinet Of Curiosity Announces SEA CHANGE Photo Cabinet Of Curiosity Announces SEA CHANGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2021

Cabinet of Curiosity will present Sea Change, an outdoor celebration exploring the power of the sea and the feminine divine. It is a series of wild, strange, lovely puppet shows written by emerging female playwrights and lyricists Liz Chidester, Kasey Foster, Bethany Thomas, and Lindsey Noel Whiting.

SHE WRITES THE SONGS to be Presented as Part of American Blues Theater's 'The Garage' Photo SHE WRITES THE SONGS to be Presented as Part of American Blues Theater's 'The Garage' Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2021

American Blues Theater has announced¬†She Writes the Songs,¬†as part of its ongoing music series, ‚ÄúThe Garage.‚ÄĚ The online event on¬†Friday, April 23 at 7pm Central¬†will feature an evening of music with Artistic Affiliate¬†Liz Chidester.

Chicago Children's Theatre Unveils 'Everything Will Be OK' Window Installation; 18 Ne Photo Chicago Children's Theatre Unveils 'Everything Will Be OK' Window Installation; 18 New Classes Launch This Week
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2020

Artists have transformed Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave. in the West Loop, into a bright new beacon of hope.

Firebrand Theatre's ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Will Be Extended Through February 23 Photo Firebrand Theatre's ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Will Be Extended Through February 23
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2020

Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce a third and final extension of its hit revival of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE, now playing through Saturday, February 23 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Danni Smith Joins the Cast of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE for Three Week Extension at The D Photo Danni Smith Joins the Cast of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE for Three Week Extension at The Den Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2019

Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre has announced a second extension of its hit revival of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE, now playing through Saturday, January 25, 2020 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Extends Through January 4, 2020 at The Den Theatre Photo ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE Extends Through January 4, 2020 at The Den Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2019

Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre's hit revival of ALWAYSa?? PATSY CLINE will add three additional weeks of performances, extending through Saturday, January 4, 2020 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Photo Flash: Raven Theatre Presents The Chicago Premiere of SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Photo Photo Flash: Raven Theatre Presents The Chicago Premiere of SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2019

Raven Theatre is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. This warm and delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and reconnecting with what we've left behind.

Raven Theatre Presents SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Chicago Premiere! Photo Raven Theatre Presents SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Chicago Premiere!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 5, 2019

Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Photo Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by Julie Musbach - Aug 2, 2019

Raven Theatre announces casting for its Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. This warm and delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and reconnecting with what we've left behind.