"Adair has a fine partner in Elizabeth Telford, whose powerful voice is matched by a keen comic sensibility. Watching Sarah Brown surprise and overwhelm Sky by breaking out of her shell in Havana is a real pleasure, as is her song 'If I Were a Bell.'"

 

- Jacob Davis, chicagocritic.com

"A most unlikely new romance is kindled when gambler Sky Masterson (Adair), bets Detroit that he can lure the very proper Salvation Army soul-saver Sarah Brown (Elizabeth Telford, a powerhouse soprano), on a date to Havana, Cuba....And Larson and Telford bring sparkle and wit to 'Marry the Man Today,' the song that reveals their acquired knowledge about taming a man."

 

- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

"Elizabeth Telford shines as the conflicted Sarah Brown, lighting up the house with her slightly intoxicated and full-throated number 'If I Were A Bell.'"

 

- Erin Fleming, Chicagoland Musical Theatre

"Elizabeth Telford (debut) as Sarah Brown, a delightful and spunky soprano who played the role with an almost assertive innocence."

 

- Jennifer Lunz, Splash Magazine

"...His “girl” and as it turns out conquest is Miss Sarah Brown (a standout performance by Elizabeth Telford, who has a marvelous voice to match her charming characterization of this prim and proper “soldier”) I found her enchanting, in particular their trip to Havana. Wow! If she were a bell, any guy would want to swing with her!"

 

- Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago

Guys and Dolls

Light Opera Works

Evanston, IL

"Both Justin Adair and Elizabeth Telford, as the less comic romantic couple – the gambler Sky Masterson and head “Save a Soul” Missionary Sarah Brown – have powerful voices that nail Loesser’s love ballads “I’ve Never Been in Love Before” and “I’ll Know.” Acting-wise Telford’s Brown has a certain toughness that suits the character."

 

- John Olsen, Chicago Theatre Beat

"Newcomer to Light Opera Works Elizabeth Telford as Sarah Brown has an operatic powerhouse of a voice that goes on and on forever. You can bet on seeing her again in future shows."

 

- Mira Temkin, Deerfield Review (Chicago Tribune)