A Killer Rock Musical

By Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Oct. 14 – Nov. 6, 2016

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $29.50

Preview Performances: Oct. 12 – 13 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $15

Jaeb Theatre, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Colleen Cherry in Jobsite's Lizzie – A Killer Rock MusicalJobsite continues the 2016-17 season with their third co-production with the Straz Center in the Jaeb Theater (Return to the Forbidden Planet, Silence! The Musical). Bay Area audiences are in for another just-in-time-for-Halloween treat with the Drama Desk Award-nominated LIZZIE, a killer rock musical that is taking the nation by storm.

Four ferocious women front a savage six-piece rock band 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.

Colleen Cherry in Jobsite's Lizzie – A Killer Rock MusicalThe 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 is now ready to rock Tampa!

LIZZIE, whose creators describe as “an epic rock concept album come to life on stage” debuted at the Living Theater in New York in 2009. Ralph Remington, former director of the theater division of the NEA called Hamilton, Here Lies Love, and LIZZIE “the future of the American musical. Get ready.”

“It’s rare for show tunes to require this much intellectual engagement, but every turn of phrase is a revelation … 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” – WQED, San Francisco

Show Times

Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
  • LIZZIE - Preview
    8:00 PMJaeb Theater, Straz Center

Thu., Oct. 13, 2016
  • LIZZIE - Preview
    8:00 PMJaeb Theater, Straz Center

Fri., Oct. 14, 2016
  • LIZZIE – Opening Night
    8:00 PMJaeb Theater, Straz Center

Sat., Oct. 15, 2016
    8:00 PMJaeb Theater, Straz Center

Sun., Oct. 16, 2016
    4:00 PMJaeb Theater, Straz Center

Discounts and Deals

A season ticket to all six shows in the 2016–17 season is on sale now. Save 20% off the price of individual tickets with fees folded in: $142.30 – less than $24 per person per person per show.

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Opening Night Party

Fodder Shine PartyJoin us after the show on opening night at Fodder and Shine for great food and drink in a casual and fun setting! Entry includes an hors d’ouevres buffet and a drink ticket good for a house cocktail, draft, or glass of wine. A cash bar and an “In-Between” menu is available for those who wish to keep the party going. These parties will be attended by production cast and crew and invited guests, corporate partners, and Jobsite Rock Stars.

Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director
  • Spencer Meyers – Assistant Director
  • Julia Smith – Apprentice Director


  • Christina Capehart – Alice
  • Colleen Cherry – Lizzie
  • Heather Krueger – Emma
  • Fo’i Mealeah – Bridget
  • Mark Warren – Band Leader


  • Woody Bond – Drums
  • Jeremy Douglass – Keys & Vocal Coach
  • Nader Issa – Bass
  • Tom Kersey – Cello
  • Rose Mallare – Cello
  • Rebekah Pulley – Guitar
  • Mark Warren – Guitar


  • Alison Burns Jackson – Choreographer
  • David Cohen – Sound Engineer
  • Reuben Hirsch – Lighting Designer
  • Brittany Reuther – Costume Designer
  • Brian Smallheer – Scenic Designer
  • Julia Smith – Directing Apprentice


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