‘Lizzie’ entertains as part quirky rock opera and part eye-rolling camp

By Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle

The four singer-actresses are dynamite: Carrie Manolakos, all angst and attitude as Lizzie; Natalie Charle Ellis as the seething-with-fury Emma; Courtney Markowitz as the seductive Elizabeth; and Carrie Cimma, a hoot as the surly and sarcastic maid Bridget. All strong of voice and forceful of presence, they have been directed, and they perform, as if to convey the point that these are four women you do not want to mess with. At that, “Lizzie” certainly succeeds. I wouldn’t allow any of these dangerous dames access to a fly swatter, much less an ax.

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