River Navaille as Mercutio in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with Sarah Horn as Benvolio. Monterey Peninsula College Theatre, 2019. Photo by Niki Moon.

River Navaille as Mercutio in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with Sarah Horn as Benvolio. Monterey Peninsula College Theatre, 2019. Photo by Niki Moon.

River Navaille as Alison Bechdel in 'Fun Home' with Colette Gsell as Small Alison. Pacific Repertory Theater, 2018. Photo by Patrick Tregenza.

River Navaille as Alison Bechdel in 'Fun Home' with Colette Gsell as Small Alison. Pacific Repertory Theater, 2018. Photo by Patrick Tregenza.

River Navaille as Heather Chandler in 'Heathers: The Musical.' Pacific Repertory Theater, 2016. Photo by Sarah Horn.

River Navaille as Heather Chandler in 'Heathers: The Musical.' Pacific Repertory Theater, 2016. Photo by Sarah Horn.

River Navaille as Mary Poppins at Pacific Repertory Theatre, 2016. Photo by Stephen Moorer.

River Navaille as Mary Poppins at Pacific Repertory Theatre, 2016. Photo by Stephen Moorer.

River Navaille - Reviews

Fun Home at Pacific Repertory Theater, Carmel CA, 2018

"[River] Navaille has the tricky task of being near the action on stage, which is Alison’s own recollection, but not being in it. Navaille lets emotions flit across Alison’s face, abetted by bird-like reflexes like she’s exploring her family from multiple angles to better see them. She narrates the musical with an homage to the graphic novel." -Walter Ryce of Monterey County Weekly

"River Navaille is a sensitive and assured center of stability as the mature artist." -Philip Pearce of Performing Arts Monterey Bay

Mary Poppins at Pacific Repertory Theater, Carmel CA, 2016

"P.L. Travers would be happy with Pac Rep’s Mary, portrayed by [River] Navaille..She’s appealing and engaging, but Navaille manages to keep her somewhat dark and mysterious around the edges. And, man, can she sing and dance. They say, “Don’t do Hamlet unless you’ve got a Hamlet.” Pac Rep is clearly OK to do Mary Poppins. They’ve got a Mary — a great one." Mark Shilstone-Laurent of the Monterey Herald

"Navaille is the most convincing Mary Poppins I’ve seen on stage or screen, and, yes, I’m including Julie Andrews. ...When she leads those big musical numbers, sings beautifully and dances perfectly, she somehow does it in a way that still suggests you wouldn’t want to cross swords with this other-worldly lady." —Philip Pearce of Performing Arts Monterey Bay

Heathers: The Musical at Pacific Repertory Theater, Carmel CA, 2016

"A stellar cast – Navaille cold-blooded." —Walter Ryce of Monterey County Weekly

The Liar at The Western Stage, Salinas CA, 2015

"High-spirited... played with a lot of spirit and energy by the incisive and determined [River] Navaille as Clarice" —Philip Pearce of Performing Arts Monterey Bay