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Reviews

Ghost quartet

Jeff recommended

“Rachel Guth, a fresh-faced young actor who can convey innocence and edge simultaneously, turns out to be the sort-of protagonist, as her Rose seems to live many lifetimes across the centuries…Those four charming performers, by the way, are all talented multi-instrumentalists as well...” - 3.5 out of 4 Stars, Kris Vire, Chicago Sun-Times

“The powerful voices and fervent acting of the two actresses is mightily impressive, with… Guth ideally fraught in her sense of betrayal. Both finesse their demanding, shape-shifting roles with a sense of immediacy and conviction…” - Hedy Weiss, WTTW

“Going from vixenish to virtuous, from gangly and girlish to sultry and seductive, Guth displayed an acting range only bolstered by her timeless look and her ability to sing anything from heartbreaking ballad to boozy barroom belter.” - CJ Burroughs, BuzzNews

“Remembered for her wonderful performance of Anne in BoHo Theatre’s “A Little Night Music,” among other shows, Rachel Guth adds another feather to her hat. This young actress has a gorgeous voice with a wide, expressive range. She also contributes on several instruments, in particular the autoharp.” - Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

“The level of musicianship present in this space is mind-blowing. This masterful ensemble effortlessly elevates Malloy’s strange, difficult and haunting harmonies. While each of the quartet is a gifted vocalist in their own right, (especially Rachel Guth, whose contemporary musical theatre sound is as pleasant as it is powerful), these four voices in combination are a musical match made in heaven.” - Anna DeNoia, Chicagoland Musical Theatre

“It is without a doubt the most inventive and unusual show of the year so far…My favorite moments include…a plaintive ballad by a woman who has made a fatal error (Guth)…The cast is equally adept at the seriously dramatic and the very comic, and Malloy’s script gives them plenty of both to work with.” - Karen Topham, Chicago Onstage

“While the four glow in their individual talents and have moments to lead the group, this production is heavily fortified by Martinez and Guth…Guth brings ticklish, naive pinks, flirty, fiery reds, and envious, destructible fits of green.” - Chicago Theatre Triathlon

The incredible 6,000 Foot Ladder to heaven

“I’m so happy. Finally, I get to wax enthusiastically and unreservedly about a show at this year’s Chicago Musical Theatre Festival…The central character, Hadley Breaker, is a young tween girl played with ageless innocence by twentysomething Rachel Guth… Here she is a petulant and difficult young girl on the edge of womanhood, whose father has died.  She is acting out in her grief, which she makes clear in her terrific opening number, ‘Turning Around’.” - Jeffrey Lyle Segal, Times Square Chronicles

“Rachel Guth builds a momentous story in less than thirty-two bars. She pulls at your heartstrings with this fearless spontaneity that comes from being young which when viewed as an adult is both worrisome and inspiring.” - Chicago Theatre Triathlon

A Little Night Music

Jeff Recommended

"The first is Rachel Guth, a delightful actress making her debut at BoHo. She’s just a Northwestern University senior, but, if this is any indication, is sure to have a fine career ahead of her. This young actress is radiant and reliable as Fredrik’s young, virginal wife, Anne. Ms. Guth expertly captures all the giddy innocence and carefree frivolity of this character, while the actress’ lovely voice carries many of the musical numbers." - Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

"Every person on stage uses Sondheim’s music and lyrics with the surgical precision of a scalpel to the heart... Rachel Guth, whose pretty, silvery soprano is fittingly flighty."- 3 out of 4 stars, Catey Sullivan, Chicago Sun-Times

"As Fredrik’s young wife Anne, Rachel Guth (currently a senior at Northwestern) is superb. Guth’s crystalline soprano seems to effortlessly float on air." - Rachel Weinberg, PerformInk 

"Guth’s energy and upbeat attitude is a perfect contrast and complement to Harris’s moody, angry Henrik...And Guth’s Anne is all youthful enthusiasm and insecurity. Both actors also have lovely voices..." - Karen Topham, Chicago Onstage