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Sat, Jun 04


Kentucky Center for the Arts

Lizzie The Musical

Lizzie Borden took an axe Gave her mother forty whacks When she saw what she had done Gave her father forty-one

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Lizzie The Musical
Lizzie The Musical

Time & Location

Jun 04, 2022, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Kentucky Center for the Arts, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

About the Event

Mind's Eye Theatre Company is proud to present the Regional Premiere of "Lizzie The Musical", by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt, with sponsorship provided by Pints and Union.

Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks and when she saw what she had done, gave her father forty-one.

Synopsis: In 1892, Lizzie Borden was the primary suspect for her father and stepmother’s brutal murder. Though eventually acquitted, Lizzie became a tabloid sensation–and the most controversial figure of her time. Did she do it? And if so, why? Lizzie imagines the story behind the legend with a cast of four women and a driving rock score, melding this infamous 19th-century story with a modern-day twist.

***CONTENT WARNING: This production includes content that may be disturbing and/or triggering to some audience members. Including violence, adult content, language, and a depiction of sexual assault. Due to the mature subject matter, this piece is recommended for audiences 18+.***

Talent so nice, we cast it twice:

Velvet Grass Cast:

Lizzie: Taylor Kearschner

Emma: Jill Sullivan

Alice: Joy Beth DeWitt-Riley

Bridget: Emily Vergason

Shattercane Cast:

Lizzie: Sarah Tonini

Emma: Kelley Brady

Alice: Ashleigh Skaggs

Bridget: Mary Kate Vanegas

Director: Valerie Canon

Vocal Director: Tasha Wilson-Hatchett

Conductor/Music Director: Nina Espinueva

Premiering at the MeX theatre within the Kentucky Center for the Arts. (501 W Main Street, Louisville KY 40202)

Performance Dates:

Friday, May 27, 2022: 7:30pm - Velvet Grass Cast

Saturday, May 28, 2022: 7:30pm - Shattercane Cast

Sunday, May 29, 2022: 2:30pm - Velvet Grass Cast & 7:30pm - Shattercane Cast

Wednesday, June 1, 2022: 7:30pm - Velvet Grass Cast

Thursday, June 2, 2022: 7:30pm - Shattercane Cast

Friday, June 3, 2022: 7:30pm - Velvet Grass Cast

Saturday, June 4, 2022: 7:30pm - Shattercane Cast

Tickets are available for purchase at:

Or by calling: 502-584-7777

We will be adhering to the Kentucky Center for the Art's COVID/Vaccination/Masking policies which can be found here:

Please check prior to your arrival for the most up-to-date information.


Music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt

Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner

Book by Tim Maner

Additional Music by Tim Maner Additional Lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt

Based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner

Orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt

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