Marriott Theatre Presents THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Review – Sweeping Romance

Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Nathaniel Stampley and Kathy Voytko

The beautiful landscapes of middle America are a perfect backdrop for the love story of Marriott Theatre’s production of The Bridges of Madison County. Breezy and romantic music, gentle lighting, and an intimate space create a world in which falling in love is easy.

Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Kathy Voytko ad Nathaniel Stampley

Deeply Emotional, Simple Story

The plot involves an Italian housewife, Francesca, living in Iowa with her husband and two children. As her family leaves for a four-day excursion, Francesca meets a photographer, Robert, who is passing through town. The two embark on an all-consuming love affair, reminding Francesca of the romantic woman she once was.

Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Wydetta Carter and Terry Hamilton

Marriott Theatre Creates Atmospheric Romance

The audience is kept captivated not only by the story, but also by dreamy lighting and immersive, theatre-wide projections. As you sit and watch this bewitching love story unfold, you can almost feel the dreaminess of the beguiling purple lighting. At times you may actually believe you are sitting on a back porch in Iowa at dusk on a summer night. Or at least you might hope to be. Anthony Churchill’s projections are breathtaking and encompassing. When coupled with the awe-inspring lighting design of Jesse Klug, the result is a clear, emotional journey. Even if the projections and lighting were the only aspects on display, the audience would still know the play's emotional arc.

Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Danni Smith and ensemble

Otherworldly Talent

The vocal talent that has been brought together for this production is incomparable. The score is brash yet subtle and is enhanced by this theatre-in-the-round setting. Voices surround as the ensemble moves up and down the aisles and we are bathed in radiant music.

Nathaniel Stampley’s performance gives Robert a sincerity and calmness that enraptures. His voice sends palpable chills, especially when singing without musical accompaniment. He is an undeniable pleasure to hear and experience. Kathy Voytko portrays Francesca – a woman with a heartbreaking past – with grace. She makes Francesca a real woman with depth and character. Despite the heightened emotions, she never loses sight of the reality and gravity of the situation.

Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Kathy Voytko and Nathaniel Stampley

When:

June 21 - August 13, 2017

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
with select Thursday 1:00 p.m. shows

Where:

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire

 

Tickets:

$50-$60
*Wednesday and Thursday evenings there are a limited number of FREE dinners available with the purchase of a full-priced theatre ticket, which can only be purchased through the Marriott Theatre Box Office.

To make a restaurant reservation, please call 847.634.0100.

Free parking is available at all performances.

To reserve tickets, please call The Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.
Visit www.MarriottTheatre.com for more information.

Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Wydetta Carter and Kathy Voytko
Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Nathaniel Stampley
Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Terry Hamilton and Wydetta Carter
Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Kathy Voytko
Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Brandon Springman and Bart Shatto
Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Allyson Graves and Nick Cosgrove
Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Bart Shatto
Marriott Theatre - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Brooke MacDougal and Tanner Hake

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