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Critics Rave for Nicole and LIZZIE

February 16, 2019

The reviews are in for Lizzie! Check out selected quotes and links to articles below:

 

Tom Titus, LA Times:

“‘Lizzie,’ with its strong, all-female cast making a case for justifiable homicide, is a dynamic production”

“all four women are exceptionally strong, both dramatically and vocally, particularly Monika Peña in the title role”

“Nicole Gentile rants and rages with both disgust and delight in another bravura performance”

https://ocweekly.com/the-notorious-tale-of-lizzie-borden-comes-to-the-chance-theater/

 

Michael Quintos, Broadway World:

“Here, anger, rage, lust, manic heartbreak, and female empowerment expressed in high-energy, palpably electric performances plow through the chaos to set a tone that reveals a tense storm of emotions.”

“adventurous theatergoers who do decide to surrender to LIZZIE THE MUSICAL’s highly stylized and hypnotic machinations will be rewarded nonetheless with an exciting experience.”

“all four voracious women—played by a compelling, fiercely talented foursome with rockstar voices and personas that you can’t help but cheer on—have a lot to say (well, sing)

“a highly-charged rock concert with the hint of their involvement in the story bubbling underneath its explosively-delivered tunes.”

“a raucously entertaining rock opera that is highly stylized, purposely overdone, and intensely performed in all the right ways.”

"the playfully bawdy Nicole Gentile as the humorously snarky Irish household maid Bridget, whose skills include planting seeds of ideas and providing items and objects at the most opportune time..."

https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/BWW-Review-Infamous-Scandal-Gets-Punk-Rock-Concert-Treatment-in-LIZZIE-THE-MUSICAL-at-Chance-Theater-20190219 

 

Patrick Chavis, Orange Curtain Review:

"Nicole Gentile plays the Borden’s maid, Bridget Sullivan, and she was incredible. She’s got the movement, the voice, and the way she delivered the, “Do you want some breakfast?” line had me cracking up."

http://theorangecurtainrev.com/rockin-lizzie-borden-lizzie-the-musical-chance-theater-review/ 

 

Chris Daniels, The Show Report:

“if you’re looking for a hard rockin’ night out with some of the world’s best belt-out-loud vocal performers, done with sizzle and attitude, then “LIZZIE” is most certainly calling you.”

"Ms. Gentile, as the Borden Irish family maid of several years, Bridget, sang with total precision and control. I sensed many years of solid professional voice training in her vocals, and every time she opened her mouth the room vibrated. Bridget is the all-knowing narrator, a rock and roll nihilist, and very clever with a dry, dark sense of humor. Nothing much gets past her. When Ms. Gentile was on stage, your eye naturally followed her every move."

https://www.theshowreport.org/reviews/review-lizzie-the-musical-chance-theater

 

Sarah Musnicky, Nightmarish Conjurings:

“Gentile was saucy, sinister, and delightful as Bridget Sullivan, providing a different image for me of the Irish maid.”

“It’s a fun, riveting show that will make you want to rock out…”

http://www.nightmarishconjurings.com/2019/02/14/live-theatre-lizzie-the-musical/

 

Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA:

“You don’t have to be a punk rock music fan (I’m certainly not one) to be blown away by the drama, the performances, the design, and direction now igniting Chance Theater. LIZZIE is contemporary rock-musical theater at its most explosive.”

http://www.stagescenela.com/2019/02/lizzie/ 

 

Joel Beers of the OC Weekly:

https://ocweekly.com/the-notorious-tale-of-lizzie-borden-comes-to-the-chance-theater/ 

 

Christopher Smith, OC Register:

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/02/12/theater-review-punk-rock-opera-lizzie-in-anaheim-lends-a-feminist-edge-to-lizzie-bordens-story/

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