Krista is a freelance writer and editor based on Montreal. She fell in love with musicals at age 5, when her parents took her to see a university production of The Music Man. Krista attends as much theater as possible, in as many venues as possible, and she is the current "Name That Showtune" champion of her apartment. In her spare time, Krista enjoys curling, playing bridge, and cooking, and she has been known to tap dance.
BWW Reviews: THINKING OF YU Captivates and Inspires, Through May 5
April 26, 2013
Carole Frechette's THINKING OF YU tells the story of Maggie (Danielle Desormeaux), a woman who becomes fixated on a small newspaper article about Yu Dongyue, a Chinese journalist just released from prison after serving 17 years for throwing paint on a portrait of Chairman Mao during the 1989 student riots in Tiananmen Square. He is now mentally disabled, having suffered repeated beatings over almost two decades.
BWW Interviews: Carole Frechette Reflects on THINKING OF YU, Social Engagement
April 24, 2013
Carole Frechette is a multi award-winning playwright based in Montreal. Her newest play, THINKING OF YU, which is set against the backdrop of the student riots at Tiananmen Square, is making its Quebec English-language debut at the Centaur Theatre in April. BroadwayWorld caught up with Ms. Frechette to talk about her inspiration for writing the play and the themes that unite her oeuvre to date.
BWW Reviews: Dawson College Presents A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL Through April 27
April 19, 2013
A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL opens with the finale: an amateur opera company taking their bows after an apparently successful performance of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Following the applause, the lead actor is left alone onstage, shunned by the rest of the company. What happened?
BWW Reviews: Les Deux Mondes' GOLD MOUNTAIN Shines
April 17, 2013
GOLD MOUNTAIN is an intimate portrait of a son's attempt to connect with his father and an exploration of cultural, racial, and generational divides. Written by David Yip and Kevin Wong, the story follows the father's journey from a small town in China just starting to be touched by Communism to Liverpool (home of Europe's first Chinatown), where he strives to build a new life and family.
BWW Interview: Montreal Sound Designer Michel Robidoux Talks About GOLD MOUNTAIN and the Creative Process
April 7, 2013
Following performances in the UK, Stockholm, and Vancouver, GOLD MOUNTAIN is coming home. Award-winning Montreal theatre company Les Deux Mondes will present the production at Thtre Aux Ecuries from April 16 to 27. BroadwayWorld caught up with sound/multimedia designer Michel Robidoux to talk about his work, the company (for which Robidoux is the co-artistic director), and the creative process behind GOLD MOUNTAIN.
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Open Segal Centre's 2013-2014 Season
March 23, 2013
The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts has announced its 2013-2014 season. The mainstage program features two musicals, two classic plays, and two modern classics.
BWW Review: JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL and Having a Great Time at Mainline Theatre
March 16, 2013
If Jacques Brel were alive and well and living in Montreal today, he would enjoy watching In Your Face entertainment's production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, which runs at the Mainline Theatre through March 24.