"The stuff of standing ovations."- Chicago Tribune 2007
"Vocally, Daniel Plummer as the Mikado, Rachel Renee as Yum-Yum and Steven Ebel as Nanki-Poo were the standouts of the evening."
Veronica Rueckert, Wisconsin State Journal; Madison, WI, Feb. 26, 2003
"Rachel Renee was delightful in her role as the care-free, self-absorbed object of affection, her soprano voice clear and understandable."
- Sandy Rucker-Tabachnick, Isthmus; Madison, WI, July 19, 2002
"His moll Lily, played by Rachel Renee was convincing as the girl who would stoop to anything, even stealing jewelry from Miss Hannigan... Renee put on a funny, athletic show in "Easy Street" and the audience responded with wild applause."
- Ann M Schmidt The Capital Times, June 14, 2003
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
"Schroeder and Renee played the lovers as nauseatingly vapid and innocent; I loved it. No cloying ingenues here"
- Debra Naff Nathans The Capital Times, June 22, 2001
"Rachel Renee shines as the musical's choreographer, creating some great numbers for the courtesans"
- Nadine Goff The State Journal, June 21, 2001
HANSEL & GRETEL
"UW-Opera's 'Hansel and Gretel' flies with great singing, lively acting. As Hansel and Gretel, Olthafer and Renee rise to the challenges of their characters' soaring soprano ranges."
The Capital Times; Madison, WI, March 9, 2002
ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD
"Vocal Talent (is) superb in UW Opera's entertaining Orpheus..., the wit is robust and the vocal talent incomparable. As Eurydice , soprano Renee has a voice that could cut gemstones, such is its brightness and clarity."
- Michael Muckian The Capital Times, October 2002
"As the play develops the audience gradually becomes more comfortable and starts to laugh at some of the material, particularly the scenes with some of the unsuccessful assassins, Sara Jane Moore (Monica Lyons ), Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme (Rachel Renee) and Samuel Byck ( Scott Stanley )...Renee is excellent as Charles Manson's biggest supporter. ."
- Debra Neff Nathans The Capital Times, November 7, 2001
""...Assassins, especially in Strollers' wonderful production, is a rich work that offers surprisingly comforting message for the times...Squeaky Fromme and Sara Jane Moore (played by Rachel Renee and Monica Lyons) make an appearance as a potent one-two comic duo, a hippie and a housewife firing their pistols with abandon, even as they miss Gerald Ford."
- Jeremy Harrell Isthmus, November 9, 2001
"...the actors have universally beautiful and expressive voices..." ."
- Sonya Larson The Daily Cardinal, November 5, 2001
HOORAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
"Rachel Renee's astonishing beauty is the first thing you notice as she enters the stage. She displays grace and poise in every movement. We are able to experience the broad diversity of her talents as she dances dreamily as the Sugar Plum Fairy, flirts playfully during 'Santa Baby' and shows us what a sophisticated soprano can do in 'Who Would Imagine a King?' This striking young woman from Racine is on her way to success. "
- Debra Neff Nathans Lake Geneva's The Week, December 19, 2004
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
"Rachel Renee gives a seamless performance as the flighty young wife. She has a beautiful voice and wonderful amounts of energy."
- Debra Neff The Capital Times, April 8-9, 2000
"...And Rachel Renee delivers some of the only funny lines as Hortense, the french maid..."
- Abby Ludowise The Badger Herald, April 27, 1998
" ...Other acting standouts include Rachel Renee. Renee portrays the stereotypical French maid with comic book accuracy. Her outrageous accent and mannerisms add a flair of her own comedy."
- Chad Slaney The Daily Cardinal, April 27, 1998
ISRAEL IN EGYPT
"Soprano Rachel Renee was a knockout"
- The Capital Times, Dec 8th, 2000
HAVE A NICE DAY
"Bennet and Renee bring an accuracy and clarity to their respective tenor and soprano parts that beautifies the blend. ...Renee takes the spotlight during the Travelers Medley ...she is a delight throughout the show. She has remarkable stage presence and a face that is expressive as it is attractive, making her a natural on stage."
- Andrea Kreft, The Journal Times, July 16th, 1998