Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lizzie Borden Took an Axe...

....gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done, gave her father forty-one."

Whether you know the historical facts behind the story or not I'm sure we all know the rest of this nursery rhyme... just one of many morbid jump rope songs children sing on the playground.

Well, in true macabre tradition a few New Yorkers has turned this axe wielding murderess into a rock opera that rocked this bloggers world yesterday afternoon!

LIZZIE is a  4-women vocalist and 6 piece electric band that brings the urban legend of Lizzie Borden to a new level with songs like "Why Are All These Heads Off?" and "What the F*** Now, Lizzie".



I don't want to spoil it out there for anyone, but if you have an appreciation for the macabre and dark humor you need to see this play if it comes near you. There were times I got chills from the sadness and loneliness of Lizzie; to covering my mouth as to not burst too loud into laughter (all I can say is they made a bloody axe very funny).

I was so impressed with the musical talents and the song writing for this play that I went out at intermission and bought the soundtrack. Why yes this will be what I listen to on my way into work tomorrow morning.

I haven't been to see a play in too long and I'm so glad this was my reintroduction.

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