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"The rest of the troupe is uniformly excellent, with Elisa Matthews (as doomed single mom, Fantine) especially praiseworthy. Matthews brings plenty of pathos and a wonderfully dramatic vocal style to her role."
– Chuck Darrow, Philadelphia Daily News
"Playing Lily, Elisa Matthews appears almost angelic throughout the show, and her voice is stunning, particularly in 'How Could I Ever Know'. Her scenes in which she is watching over her son, Colin, show the love and compassion a mother holds for her child."
– Theatre Sensation
"Matthews makes a haunting aria of “I Dreamed a Dream,” maximizing the song’s story about love and life gone awry and defeating every ounce of cliché that too much familiarity with the composition has wrought."
–Neal Zoren, Delco Times
“Soprano Elisa Matthews is a perfect Susanna. She is young, fiery and capable of dealing with the lust of her master, the count, or the conniving of her husband-to-be. She has a clear, lovely voice, nowhere more effective than in her Act IV aria [Deh Vieni non Tardar].”
– Tom Butler, The News Journal
"For her warmth and singing voice, Elisa Matthews is a standout."
–Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Meg is perfectly played by Elisa Matthews. She sounded, looked and moved like an angel."
- Gina Vitolo-Stevens, Stage Magazine
“Elisa Matthews is masterful...If I had a theater, I’d create a season of musicals just for Elisa Matthews. She has the acting and musical chops to play many roles and keep audience interest in seeing her again and again.”
- Neal Zoren, DelcoTimes