HAIRSPRAY - Amber Von Tussle
3D Theatricals - Oct/Nov 2012
"Comic relief is provided by the vain, selfish, intolerant duo of Velma Von Tussle (Jill Van Velzer) and her daughter Amber (Laura L. Thomas) – skinny blondes given to hysterical screaming, giggling and unpleasant tirades."
"No matter what role Jill Van Velzer plays, the four-time individual Scenie winner ends up playing it to perfection, and here she makes Velma Von Tussle far richer and deeper than merely the proverbial stage mother from hell. The same can be said for Laura L. Thomas as Amber, a role the L.A. newcomer gives considerably more depth than the two-dimensional vixen she can easily become."
"Laura L. Thomas’ Amber is a scrawny, vain drama queen, much like her controlling mom, Velma."
LEGALLY BLONDE - Elle Woods
Boiler Room Theatre - Sept/Oct 2014
"It’s a role that could be played strictly for laughs, but Laura L. Thomas delivers her lines with tremendous heart and vulnerability. A true triple threat, she rocks big numbers such as “What You Want,” “So Much Better” and “Bend and Snap.” It’s lovely to see this vivacious Franklin native (who now resides in Los Angeles) back on the BRT stage." -Amy Stumpfl
"Having seen Thomas in a number of shows when she was living here in middle Tennessee, I had no doubt she would fill Elle Wood's pink stilettos perfectly. Thomas does not disappoint. While she doesn't play Elle as naively as her predecessors, she brings an early confidence that's perfectly suited to our heroine. Her voice as strong and assured as her confident portrayal. Making her a complete theatrical triple-threat, Thomas not only fills Elle's heels, she kicks them high in some flawlessly fabulous choreography by Billy Ditty. Boiler Room's "Legally Blonde" is at its best during the show's bigger production numbers. Among Thomas' top musical moments as Elle are the show's infectious opening tune "OMIGOD You Guys". Elle and company keep the energy and fun going with "What You Want", marching band and all. Later in the show, the proven 'straight' man-trap move, "Bend and Snap" is always a crowd-pleaser." Jonathan Pinkerton
PSYCHE: A MODERN ROCK OPERA - Aphrodite
Greenway Court Theatre - Aug/Sept 2014
"Laura L. Thomas plays the goddess of love, Aphrodite, who is considered the show’s antagonist. Thomas’s poised presence and evident beauty lend over very well to her character, but the rage and jealously that she portrays all whilst belting out seriously difficult vocals is worth a ticket in itself.” Cody Collier
STAGE SCENE LA
"Laura L. Thomas’s gorgeous Aphrodite is another stunner, the blonde beauty reaching the sky-highest B-flat with a crystal-clear belt that never fails to astonish,” Steven Stanley
THE LOS ANGELES POST
"Laura L. Thomas (Aphrodite) [was] stunning and filed every inch of the theater with raw power," Rose Desena
"Laura L. Thomas, as the goddess Aphrodite, is lovely but has the blackest heart imaginable," Ellen Dostal