We were thrilled to see that Ralph Remington, former Director of Theater/Musical Theater, National Endowment for the Arts, posted this

Ralph Remington

“HAMILTON. The future of the American musical. Along with HERE LIES LOVE And LIZZIE. Get ready…”

Wow, thanks for that Ralph. That’s some great company to keep. We are definitely ready!

We’re thrilled to have made the Top 10 theater lists in PQ Monthly and Willamette Week for our fantastic production at Portland Center Stage this past Spring:


Top Ten Plays I Saw in 2014, PQ Monthly

“Portland Center Stage. The sounds of hair metal and grunge powered this fun, gory, queer feminist musical. Mary Kate Morrissey was brilliant as the titular Lizzie Borden who gets revenge against her incestuous, scheming parents. A great match of humor, horror and romance, it was a one of a kind spectacle.”

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Best of the Stage 2014, Willamette Week

“Once in a while, the biggest theater company in town tosses its heft behind something truly delicious—like this boisterous rock opera, which imagined ax murderer Lizzie Borden as a foot-stomping hellion, and unfolded with lots of primordial wails and power stances. The punky anthems of rebellion and revenge remained in my head long after the final ax dropped.”

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Fredericia Teater in Denmark has released a cast-recording and you can buy it now here!!

It features rockin’ performances from: Bjørg Gamst, Astrid Haas Laborde, Rikke White Mountain, Line C, Anne Mette Roest and frederikke Maarup Viskum. And an awesome team of musicians: Martin Bergmann Daugaard, Allan King, Lars Nagel, Steffen Schackinger, Jens K and Tobias Lautrup

From the opening night of LIZZIE at Fredericia Teater, Denmark
100% Live – No overdubs – No sound post editing – straight from the mixing console
Sex, Axe & Rock’n'Roll!
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Mary Kate Morrissey (Lizzie/PCS) - IMAGE: Patrick Weishampel

Here’s a complete list of all the amazing press LIZZIE got at PCS:


The Oregonian Review

Willamette Week Review

Oregon ArtsWatch Review

Examiner.com Review

The Stark Insider blog (from San Francisco) Review

Portland Radio Project Review – 10 minute audio clip

Artslandia Review

Portland Theatre Scene Review

Theatre Reviews by Dennis Sparks Review

The Crippled Critic Review

Be Portland Blog Review

Pech Luck Blog Review

Bakery Bingo Blog Review

Love, Rachel Blog Review

Randall Tumble Blog Review

Queerlandia Review

Features, News and More

KGW’s Live @ 7 Interview with Alan Stevens Hewitt & Teaser for interview

The Oregonian Lizzie Borden rock opera closes Portland Center Stage’s season

Portland Tribune Interview with producer Brisa Trinchero, Give’em the ol razzle dazzle: Portland native Brisa Trinchero details the business of theater and her Broadway aspirations

Portland Tribune LIZZIE made the Short List

Portland Monthly Editor’s Pick: This musical sets the transcripts from her trial to a beat, turning her early tabloid stardom into a rock-‘n’-roll legend. 

Portland Monthly  Interview with Brisa Trinchero The Biggest Name in Portland Theater

PQ Monthly Interview with Mary Kate Morrissey

PQ Monthly Interview with Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner and Alan Stevens Hewitt  “LIZZIE”: A QUEER, GORY ROCK MUSICAL

Seattle Gay News  Interview with Mary Kate Morrissey  LIZZIE – The Rock Opera! – An interview with Mary Kate Morrissey

Portland State University’s The Vanguard  Interview with Rose Riordan and Carrie Cimma Lizzie Borden took an axe… PORTLAND CENTER STAGE TO FEATURE ROCK AND ROLL TELLING OF BORDEN MURDER LEGEND

ByronBeck.com  Interview with Storm Large Storm Large Talks LIZZIE from Her Bed In Sardinia, Italy

Portland Radio Project Video interview with Tim Maner

Portland Radio Project  Video interview with Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner

Portland Radio Project  Backstage Tour for LIZZIE

The Shadow Over Portland Blog  Based on the legend of Lizzie Borden, this production contains mature themes, sexuality and FAKE BLOOD!  Oh hell YES!!!!

The Shadow Over Portland Blog Lizzie continues its run

Lunar Bistro Blog Cartoonists/illustrators at LIZZIE rehearsal

The Lay of the Lacrymer Blog Cartoonists/illustrators at LIZZIE rehearsal

Photo: Mary Kate Morrissey (Lizzie/PCS) by Patrick Weishampel