Exit Strategy at Primary Stages

"...a fiesty, funny Christina Nieves..." -- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"...the excellent Christina Nieves..." -- Andrew Feldman, Time Out NY

West Side Story at Drury Lane Theatre


"And, in a stellar turn, Christina Nieves, brings her fierce but exceptionally warm voice to a characterization true to the spirit of Juliet — a young girl with the flicker of an old soul, who learns about love (and death) all too quickly. "

-- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

"Christina Nieves hits it out of the park in this role."

-- Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago

"A sincere and heart-breaking performance by Christina Nieves."

-- James Murray, Showbiz Chicago


"With her tangle of dark curls and ballet flats, Christina Nieves -- who possesses a gorgeous, soaring soprano -- looks every bit the impatient teenager Maria. Nieves conveys a clarity and wisdom her contemporaries lack."

-- Barbara Vitello, Chicago Daily Herald


"A vision in white, Nieves’s Maria is a Madonna who—having to grow up fast—prefers to be un-immaculate; Nieves reconfirms true-believing Maria’s awesome hopefulness, bringing a sweet soprano to this vulnerable survivor."

-- Lawrence Bommer, www.stageandcinema.com


Les Miserables at Drury Lane Theatre


"Christina Nieves, brings heart, truth and a beautiful voice to Eponine, the girl who would do anything for Marius." -- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times


"Christina Nieves as Eponine lead the ovations and well-deserved accolades for [her] performance..." -- Philip Potempa, Northwest Indiana Times

"Christina Nieves has a tough-girl charm and sings her songs in a pop/operatic style that suits them perfectly." -- John Olson, Paper Blog Culture Magazine 


In The Heights at Paramount Theatre


"Christina Nieves, a far better singer than most people in town know, adds more depth to the typically milquetoast Nina..." -- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

"Christina Nieves is a perfectly frustrated Hermia..."

-- Phil Potempa,  Northwest Indiana Times


The House On Mango Street at Steppenwolf Theatre


"...Christina Nieves, who packs some terrific joie de vivre into her fine performance..." -- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune