"...Their stories may be found here. – Robert Faires Susan Branch Towne..."
"...Lavallee's stage features flawless automation, making for seamless transitions and enhanced choreography by Christa Oliver. Sarah EC Maines' atmospheric lighting highlights Susan Branch Towne's period-perfect Victorian costumes, along with Serret Jensen's often dazzling hair and makeup...."
"...Adding to the charged atmosphere are the richly dramatic lighting by Natalie George, ominous sound design by K. Eliot Haynes, and even the exceedingly handsome Thirties-era costumes by Susan Branch Towne: The actors wear their pinstriped suits like armor, their fedoras like helmets essential for battle...."
"...That it all happens here in such small but carefully crafted moments, strung together by Peter Stopschinski's joyful music direction, Leilah Stewart's clever set-pieces, Susan Branch Towne's elegant outfits, Allison Lowery's hair designs, and Natalie George's warm lights, is so endearing. It makes this staging what Amalia eventually makes of that unassuming little box: It's a gift. She Loves MeMary Moody Northen Theatre at St..."
"...Michelle Habeck's soft and romantic lighting paired perfectly with Susan Branch Towne's gorgeous costumes, making the production as compelling visually as it was aurally. For both the eye and ear, this Sophisticated Ladies is just like the inimitable music of Duke Ellington: equally elegant and wildly entertaining. Sophisticated LadiesZach Topfer Theatre, 202 S..."
"...Ed's faces who keep the energy consistently high, use their space wisely, and remain engaged throughout the performance. Visually, Susan Branch Towne's costumes take the production to new heights; her creativity and fun with the project is evident in each piece..."
"...In an introductory video, Hart described the work as having to do with the way our bodies become maps, or records, of our lives. To Gavin Bryars' cello concerto Farewell to Philosophy, 10 dancers in brightly patterned costumes (by Susan Branch Towne) pulsed and bloomed as video projections (by the projection mapping company Blue Pony) of florals and greenery towered over them on three sides..."
"...As Austinites have come to expect from Zach, the production values here are top-notch. Susan Branch Towne contributes elaborate period costumes with a smart modern flair..."
"...The technical aspects also exude professionalism. The costumes by Susan Branch Towne and lighting by Kathryn Eader are exquisite, both adding aesthetic touches that enhance the production..."
"...Set to a recording of Glass' Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra, the dancers, cold neoclassical pinups and cavaliers, seemed to look for luxury in the wrong parts of the music. In Susan Branch Towne's teal costumes wrapped with day-glo spirals, the women bouréed to jiggle their Frisbee tutus, while the men did their best to match the regal in the music despite their cartoonish unitards...."
"...Long. Susan Branch Towne's costumes play their own characters, doing as much to drive home the ridiculous stereotypes as the actors who wear them..."
"...She is, in a word, outstanding. From Nina Simone to Etta James and Aretha Franklin, Mann (aided by Susan Branch Towne's glamorous costumes) embodies the sorrow and joy of the blues world that so enchanted Janis Joplin...."
"...In Tru, we catch an occasional glimpse of the famous chapeau-and-glasses look that Capote made so much his own, as well as a few more flamboyant costume pieces (designed by Susan Branch Towne). The lighting design (from Jason Amato) lacks subtlety, highlighting each intimate moment with a noticeable downward shift, and the set (from Michael Raiford) seems as though it might have accomplished more in presenting the 1970s home of a collector..."
"...10) SUSAN BRANCH TOWNE'S COSTUMES FOR 'XANADU' (Zach Theatre) The centaur is what did it...."
"...This greater space they move in also makes more room, literally, for the epic gesture or backdrop – designer Michael Raiford's monumental Morgan Library mural or the upside-down, chained Houdini lowered from the flies. The scale encourages a greater lushness in Jason Amato's lighting and Susan Branch Towne's costumes..."
"...Metaphors with chintzy household decorations aside, Xanadu also features fun costumes (designed by Susan Branch Towne), although it does not feature as much roller skating as you might expect. What skating there is is fun, and who knew that, among her many other talents showcased on Austin stages for years now, Jill Blackwood also has very nice dexterity on skates? Some of the choreography from guest director Nick Demos is a touch lackluster, but overall the production is enthusiastically exuberant...."
"...We fell silent as some dozen nuns sang adulations in spectacular harmony and cheered as the "Lonely Goatherd" fouettéyed center stage. We cooed when the children entered in their matching curtain outfits (just one example of Susan Branch Towne's triumphant costumes), and we melted as the Captain (the immaculate Joshua Denning) sang the heartbreaking "Edelweiss," flanked by Nazi soldiers and looming red mountains..."
"...The technical aspects of the St. Edward's production converge seamlessly to give life to this bleak world, with strikingly simple scenic design by Christopher McCollum – sturdy, versatile wood tables and benches that complement Susan Branch Towne's rich, detailed period costumes..."
"...10) SUSAN BRANCH TOWNE'S BOPPIN' COSTUMES FOR 'HAIRSPRAY' (Zach Theatre)..."
"...Costumes by Susan Branch Towne were at times wonderful, especially the birds' tutus (she accentuated the duck-butt quality of the standard tutu by charmingly flipping them up in the back), the animals' headpieces, and understated, safari-styled outfits. Papageno and Papagena wore zany avian-inspired outfits that also seemed rich and complete..."