Guys and Dolls Reviews

"Lillie Eliza Thomas refreshingly gives Sarah more moxie than usual; her tipsy “If I Were a Bell” is a delight."

- Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

 

The Bodyguard
Reviews

"You may recall that in the movie, Rachel has a sister, Nicki. Or, just as likely, you might not recall at all. But no one will forget her role in the stage show, where it's beefed up, modified, and assigned some of Houston's heaviest hitters. That means producers have to double the diva. Enter Lillie Eliza Thomas, fresh off her run in Orlando Shakes' tour-caliber Little Shop and, before that, a still-memorable turn in the Garden's own Hello, Dolly! Her voice is fully Whitney-worthy, and just as importantly, she imbues Nicki with a tortured-but-sweet blend of yearning and regret that the movie couldn't quite master. When she sets her eyes on her sister's man and sings of forbidden flirtation in "Saving All My Love for You," it's not just an "American Idol" number - it's a character piece. And that's exactly why THE BODYGUARD works so well on stage."

- Aaron Wallace, Broadway World

 

Head Over Heels
Reviews

"And the standout from beginning to end is the Queen herself, Lillie Eliza Thomas. I had the good fortune of watching her play Audrey in the Orlando Shakes outdoor production of Little Shop of Horrors a few weeks before she took on Gynecia. The pipes she brought to Audrey is also used to great effect here with three Act II numbers that showcase her powerful vocals, including the Belinda Carlisle power ballad "Heaven is a Place on Earth." " 

- Albert Gutierrez, Broadway World

 

"And in this woman-centric show, powerful performances from... Lillie Eliza Thomas provide comic heft...Meanwhile, Thomas comically goes from honey to vinegar on a dime — while providing a tonsorial fashion parade, thanks to Justin Lore’s towering wigs."

- Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

"As his [Ricky Cona] co-worker and love interest, Audrey, Lillie Eliza Thomas, delivers a more subtle performance than I have seen in past productions, making her Audrey a bit more realistic without losing her slightly dimwitted demeanor. Both Mr. Cona and Ms. Thomas, shine vocally in their individual numbers but especially when combined for the showstopping "Suddenly, Seymour" which would have blown the roof off the theatre if we weren't outdoors."

- Joseph Harrison, Broadway World

Little Shop of Horrors
Reviews

"He [Ricky Cona] pairs well with Lillie Eliza Thomas, who thankfully makes Audrey her own, foregoing the Kewpie-doll routine usually embraced by actors in the role. Her “Somewhere That’s Green” is the show’s highlight, and she finds depths in Audrey that are missing from the other characters."

- Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

"Working at Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists, along with Seymour, is the original Audrey (the namesake of the strange little plant Seymour feeds into a mammoth existence), winningly played by Lillie Eliza Thomas."

- Brad Haynes, Central Florida Scene

 

Matilda
Reviews

"But the heart of the show — and the reason to stay with it — is Lillie Eliza Thomas as the sweet Miss Honey. Thomas unleashes her gorgeous voice on the musical’s best number (no, it’s not “Revolting Children”), and shows the audience her equally beautiful soul throughout the show. It’s a lovely, simple performance that radiates warmth and realness in a show that is so often cold and dark."

- Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

Hello Dolly!
Reviews

"Speaking of Miss Molloy and things I still can't get over: Lillie Eliza Thomas and her performance of "Ribbons Down My Back." I've always liked the tune, but this is the first time in my DOLLY-lovin' life that it's felt like that song matters. Thomas, under Joseph Walsh's thoughtful direction, performs it with a poignancy and sense of dramatic urgency that made me reconsider that song's role in the show."

- Aaron Wallace, Broadway World

If/Then

Reviews

"[Lillie Eliza Thomas] is a true marvel - sassy, ebullient and possesses a powerhouse voice! The vibrant spirit of Kate feels so much apart of you that it allows you to shine so brightly in her shoes!"

- Evan M. Dalton, Orlando Reviewer

"Lillie Eliza Thomas is an electric jolt of fun as outspoken Kate."

- Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel

Children of Eden Reviews

"The soul of this production is Lillie Thomas. As Eve, she is all of us — curious, playful, enduring pain and not willing to be silenced. Her face lights up the stage. And her voice brings down the house in a gospel number that radiates pure joy. Looking at her, we’re reminded of what it truly means to be human."

- Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel