"Lizzie" @ The Den Theatre 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee ChicagoThu, 12/28/2017 - 1:46am — mteach
I week ago I had the great good fortune to attend a brilliant performance based on the Lizzie Borden axe murderess story interpreted by Chicago's Firebrand Theatre (http://firebrandtheatre.org/).
Firebrand Theatre is the world’s first equity musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women on and off the stage. Based in the vibrant city of Chicago, Firebrand Theatre’s productions will expand the traditional roles of women in musical theatre by reimagining classics, producing unknown gems and commissioning new works.
It was presented at The Den Theatre (http://thedentheatre.com/) I went on what was going to be the last performance, but I am pleased to say it is being held over for the first two weeks of January.The Den Theatre is an amazing venue located on Milwaukee Avenue featuring 5 unique live theater venues,11 performance spaces on two levels with 3 bars.
I went there to see dear friend Liz Chidester as Lizzie and she was absolutely stellar in her performance. All of the actors and the band were amazing. The set design, lights, and sound were perfect. I would say that Firebrand Theatre is a force to be reckoned with in this city of strong production companies.
Do not miss this show! Tickets are available January 3rd through the 14th, https://www.theatreinchicago.com/lizzie/9395/