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New Closing Performance of LIZZIE Announced!

Jobsite and the Straz Center have added a final performance to the run of LIZZIE, providing one more opportunity to experience this unique rock musical that is blowing Tampa Bay audiences away. The Drama Desk Award-nominated LIZZIE, taking the nation by storm in over a dozen licensed productions, will now conclude its run with an 8pm show on Sun., Nov. 6, in the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company.

Four fierce women front an all-star six-piece rock band that the Tampa Bay Timesreferred to as "first-rate" to tell the story of Lizzie Borden, America's favorite double axe-murderess and Victorian hometown girl-next-door. In 1892 on a sweltering August day in a small New England town, a well-to-do-elderly man and his second wife were brutally murdered with an axe in broad daylight. Lizzie Borden, their youngest daughter, was the prime suspect. She was arrested and tried for the crime but, with no actual witnesses to the hideous event, was acquitted. The murders remain unsolved making Borden an enduring pop culture icon to this day. History tells us Lizzie was innocent, but the legend as still chanted in schoolyards and playgrounds to this day leaves no doubt about her guilt. Full of hot rock licks, riot-grrrl attitude, and gleeful gallows humor LIZZIE has made Top 10 lists in New York, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Houston, and has been rocking Tampa since Oct. 12!

Ralph Remington, former director of the theater division of the NEA called Hamilton, Here Lies Love, and LIZZIE "the future of the American musical." WQED in San Francisco notes "Musically, visually, and storywise, Lizzie is the next generation mash-up of Spring Awakening and Hedwig and the Angry Inch that will surely be packing in the audiences, young and old."

LIZZIE was created by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt. The Tampa production features Colleen Cherry (Lizzie Borden), Heather Krueger (Emma Borden), Christina Capehart (Alice Walker), and Fo'i Meleah (Bridget) under the direction of Jobsite Producing Artistic Director David M. Jenkins. The six-piece band features some of the bay area's most award-winning best: Mark Warren (guitar, band leader), Jeremy Douglass (keys, music director), Rebekah Pulley (guitar and keys 2), Tom Kersey (cello), Nader Issa (bass), and Woody Bond (drums). LIZZIE is choreographed by Alison Burns Jackson with designs by Brian Smallheer (set), Brittany Reuther (costumes), Reuben Hirsch (lights), and David Cohen (sound).

LIZZIE runs through Nov. 6, 2016. The final performance on Nov. 6 at 8p will go on sale Sat., Oct. 29, at 12n. All tickets are priced at $29.50. If seats are available, rush tickets for students, persons 65+, military/veterans and their dependents, and Theatre Tampa Bay members are 50% off as of 30 minutes to curtain with cash and ID at the Straz Box Office window. Jobsite season passes are still on sale for over 20% off, visit JobsiteTheater.org for more details.

Jobsite is funded in part by The State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, The Gobioff Foundation, Fodder & Shine, Rollin' Oats Tampa, Creative Loafing, and Illumination Advertising. Jobsite is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all gifts made to Jobsite are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.



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