Press Reviews


The Loneliest Girl in the World

With Diversionary Theatre

“The monitors are lit in blue, purple, green, red, orange, and yellow to underscore the atmospheres with different tones of lighting to differentiate two paradigms of the world of Tommy: reality and fantasy."

-Yuko Kurahashi,  San Diego Free Press

Bliss (Or Emily Post is Dead!)

With MOXIE Theatre

“The set by Victoria Petrovich is a neon neighborhood of living rooms, each ladies domain that glow with the lighting by designer Christina J. Martin.”
-E.H. Reiter, Broadway World San Diego

“Everything about MOXIE's production sparkles...the upbeat lighting by Christina J. Martin” 
-Pam Kragen, San Diego Union Tribune

“The three candy-colored rooms...are stunning, and beautifully lit" 
-Pat Launer, Times of San Diego

Billy Elliot

With San Diego Musical Theatre

“Timely and colorful lighting help pin point different moments in Billy and his family’s life.”
-TR Robertson, The Vista Press

“The choreography is all excellent, but a few pieces stand out. At one point Billy and CalBallet soloist Zachary Guthier as Adult Billy do a stunning pas de deux to part of ‘Swan Lake’, stunningly lit by Christina Martin.”
-Jean Lowerison, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

9 to 5

With San Diego Musical Theatre

“The lighting (Christina J. Martin) and sound (Kevin Anthenill, also credited as projection tech) are first-rate."
-Pat Launer, Times of San Diego

"    Christina J. Martin's lighting design is excellent"
-Jean Lowerison, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

Miracle on 34th Street

With San Diego Musical Theatre

“(One especially nice touch by lighting designer Christina J. Martin: The windows in the mock skyscrapers behind the stage suddenly brighten at one point when a character has a flash of insight).”
-James Herbert, San Diego Union Tribune 

“Lighting from Christina J. Martin deserves special attention, because her contributions are often timed perfectly to music in the well-paced plot.”
- David Dixon, Talkin' Broadway

“...and attractively lit by Christina J. Martin.”
- Pat Launer, Times of San Diego