PHOTO CALL: Carrie Manolakos, Natalie Charlé Ellis, Courtney Markowitz and Carrie Cimma Star in Rock Musical Lizzie

By Matthew Blank
11 Oct 2013

The TUTS Underground season opener, the rock musical Lizzie, plays Oct. 10-20 in the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall.



Directed by Kent Nicholson, the cast includes Carrie Manolakos, Carrie Cimma, Natalie Charlé Ellis and Courtney Markowitz.



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Natalie Charlé Ellis and Carrie Manolakos
Photo by Christian Brown



Based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner, Lizzie features a book by Maner, music by Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Cheslik-DeMeyer and Maner, with additional music by Maner and orchestrations and additional lyrics by Hewitt. The musical is billed as the "blood soaked retelling of the legend of Victorian girl and leading double murder suspect Lizzie Borden."

The creative team also includes costume designer Lisa Zinni, set designer John Farrell, sound designer Andrew Harper, lighting designer Jack Jacobs and projection designer Joe McGuire. Musical direction is by Jimmy Vukovich.

Tickets (starting at $24) are available on-line at TUTSUnderground.com, by phone at (713) 558-TUTS (8887), outside the Houston area at (888) 558-3882, or in person at the Theatre Under The Stars Box Office, located at 800 Bagby at Walker.

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The Underground series is a new venture and legacy for TUTS, Houston’s largest nonprofit musical theatre company. Visit TUTSUnderground.com for more information.