Krista Garver

Krista Garver Krista runs a content marketing business in Portland, Oregon. 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.


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BWW Review: LAUREN WEEDMAN DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE Brings Laughter, Tears, and an Identity Crisis to Portland Center StageBWW Review: LAUREN WEEDMAN DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
Posted: Mar. 31, 2017


BWW Review: Great Music, Powerful Storytelling Fuel WILD AND RECKLESS at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Great Music, Powerful Storytelling Fuel WILD AND RECKLESS
Posted: Mar. 31, 2017


BWW Review: A Poignant Search for Family in Andrea Stolowitz's Uber-Meta BERLIN DIARY at Hand2MouthBWW Review: A Poignant Search for Family in Andrea Stolowitz's Uber-Meta BERLIN DIARY at Hand2Mouth
Posted: Apr. 19, 2017


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BWW Review: LAUREN WEEDMAN DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE Brings Laughter, Tears, and an Identity Crisis to Portland Center StageBWW Review: LAUREN WEEDMAN DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
Posted: Mar. 31, 2017


BWW Review: Grief Gets Bloody in Horror Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH, at Artists RepBWW Review: Grief Gets Bloody in Horror Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH
Posted: Mar. 20, 2017


BWW Review: Great Music, Powerful Storytelling Fuel WILD AND RECKLESS at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Great Music, Powerful Storytelling Fuel WILD AND RECKLESS
Posted: Mar. 31, 2017


BWW Review: Feel the Heat in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Feel the Heat in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Portland Center Stage
Posted: May. 31, 2016


BWW Review: Race, Religion, Elitism - Just a Few Issues Portland Playhouse Takes on in PEN/MAN/SHIPBWW Review: PEN/MAN/SHIP
Posted: Feb. 28, 2017


BWW Review: Maiesha McQueen Delivers Transcendent Performance in Ethel Waters Portrait HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
Posted: Feb. 20, 2017


BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY is Beautiful, Haunting, and Sadly Still Relevant, at Broadway RoseBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY is Beautiful, Haunting, and Sadly Still Relevant, at Broadway Rose
Posted: Jul. 6, 2016


BWW Review: Artists Rep's Frontier Series Ends with Gripping Contemplation of RODNEY KINGBWW Review: Artists Rep's Frontier Series Ends with Gripping Contemplation of RODNEY KING
April 25, 2017

RODNEY KING is a powerful, highly relevant, piece of theatre/poetry written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith.

BWW Review: A Poignant Search for Family in Andrea Stolowitz's Uber-Meta BERLIN DIARY at Hand2MouthBWW Review: A Poignant Search for Family in Andrea Stolowitz's Uber-Meta BERLIN DIARY at Hand2Mouth
April 19, 2017

BERLIN DIARY, currently being presented by Hand2Mouth in association with CoHo Productions, is a thoughtful and engrossing meditation on family.

BWW Review: LAUREN WEEDMAN DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE Brings Laughter, Tears, and an Identity Crisis to Portland Center StageBWW Review: LAUREN WEEDMAN DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE Brings Laughter, Tears, and an Identity Crisis to Portland Center Stage
March 31, 2017

In her new one-woman show, LAUREN WEEDMAN DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, Lauren wrestles with her own demons of infidelity leading to divorce through the perspective of her alter ego Tami Lisa.

BWW Review: Great Music, Powerful Storytelling Fuel WILD AND RECKLESS at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Great Music, Powerful Storytelling Fuel WILD AND RECKLESS at Portland Center Stage
March 31, 2017

WILD AND RECKLESS is a futuristic original rock musical born from a collaboration between Portland Center Stage and local indie rock band Blitzen Trapper.

BWW Review: PLAYHOUSE CREATURES Shows How Far We Haven't Come in 400 Years, at CoHo ProductionsBWW Review: PLAYHOUSE CREATURES Shows How Far We Haven't Come in 400 Years, at CoHo Productions
March 23, 2017

PLAYHOUSE CREATURES is a funny and heartbreaking look at what life was like for a woman in theatre during England's Restoration period. Sadly, it wasn't much different from today.

BWW Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY at Triangle Productions: Read Your History Before You GoBWW Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY at Triangle Productions: Read Your History Before You Go
March 21, 2017

GOLDA'S BALCONY provides a fascinating look at a turbulent point in world history.

BWW Review: Grief Gets Bloody in Horror Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH, at Artists RepBWW Review: Grief Gets Bloody in Horror Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH, at Artists Rep
March 20, 2017

FEATHERS AND TEETH is a bloody, campy fun show that's completely different from anything else you'll see at Artists Rep.

BWW Review: Resonance Ensemble Shows Off the Art of Cabaret in Wildly Entertaining DIRTY, STUPID MUSICBWW Review: Resonance Ensemble Shows Off the Art of Cabaret in Wildly Entertaining DIRTY, STUPID MUSIC
February 28, 2017

DIRTY, STUPID MUSIC, Resonance Ensemble's latest cabaret is a little dirty, a little stupid, and a lot of fun.

BWW Review: Race, Religion, Elitism - Just a Few Issues Portland Playhouse Takes on in PEN/MAN/SHIPBWW Review: Race, Religion, Elitism - Just a Few Issues Portland Playhouse Takes on in PEN/MAN/SHIP
February 28, 2017

PEN/MAN/SHIP at Portland Playhouse is a moving drama about robbing darkness of its power by bringing it into the light.

BWW Review: Maiesha McQueen Delivers Transcendent Performance in Ethel Waters Portrait HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Maiesha McQueen Delivers Transcendent Performance in Ethel Waters Portrait HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, at Portland Center Stage
February 20, 2017

This Portland theatre season has been delightfully packed with stories about incredible women who have overcome seemingly impossible odds. They've all been stunning, but we've hit a new high with Portland Center Stage's HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, a biographical portrait of African American stage and screen performer Ethel Waters.

BWW Review: Hand2Mouth Gives Us a PEP TALK We All Really Need, at CoHo TheatreBWW Review: Hand2Mouth Gives Us a PEP TALK We All Really Need, at CoHo Theatre
February 20, 2017

Remember pep talks? Those inspiring speeches your [insert sport here] coach gave to pump up your team before you hit the field. Remember how they made you feel like you could do anything? Could you use one of those right about now?

BWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME Asks Us to Take an Intimate Look at Our Relationship with Technology, at Artists RepBWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME Asks Us to Take an Intimate Look at Our Relationship with Technology, at Artists Rep
February 15, 2017

Think about someone important to you who has died. Now imagine you could make an artificial intelligence (AI) robot who looked and acted exactly like your lost loved one. Would you do it? What if you were elderly and needed care? What if you were lonely? And what would that mean for the nature of human relationships? These are just a few of the questions Jordan Harrison's MARJORIE PRIME, now playing at Artists Rep, asks us to consider.

BWW Review: Discover the Fascinating Story of 'The White Queen of Soul' in Triangle Productions' FOREVER DUSTYBWW Review: Discover the Fascinating Story of 'The White Queen of Soul' in Triangle Productions' FOREVER DUSTY
February 14, 2017

It would be difficult to know less about Dusty Springfield than I did when I walked into the Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza to see triangle productions' FOREVER DUSTY on Thursday. I knew some of her music, and even had an album, but that was it. Frankly, I expected the show to be a loosely knit story of her greatest hits.

BWW Review: Almost 50 Years Later, COMPANY Is Still Awesome, at Broadway RoseBWW Review: Almost 50 Years Later, COMPANY Is Still Awesome, at Broadway Rose
February 7, 2017

Amazing that a musical from 1970 can still feel so fresh. But that's exactly what Broadway Rose accomplishes with their current production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's COMPANY.

BWW Review: Despite Excellent Performances, Theatre Vertigo's CARNIVORA Never Finds FootingBWW Review: Despite Excellent Performances, Theatre Vertigo's CARNIVORA Never Finds Footing
February 2, 2017

I started to get nervous the moment I walked into the Shoebox Theatre to see Theatre Vertigo's CARNIVORA.

BWW Review: ASTORIA Brings the Founding of Oregon's Oldest City Vividly to Life, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: ASTORIA Brings the Founding of Oregon's Oldest City Vividly to Life, at Portland Center Stage
January 27, 2017

I read Peter Stark's Astoria last year on the suggestion of Portland Center Stage Artistic Director Chris Coleman. It's the history of the John Jacob Astor-funded expedition to establish a fur trading post on the Pacific. He sent one party by land and another by sea to Astoria, Oregon, which became the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest. The whole time I was reading, all I could think was, 'How did they make it?'

BWW Review: Fertile Ground Opening Weekend: ATLANTIS, FREE BOX, THE BABY PROJECT, LEFT HOOK, and WINGS OF FIREBWW Review: Fertile Ground Opening Weekend: ATLANTIS, FREE BOX, THE BABY PROJECT, LEFT HOOK, and WINGS OF FIRE
January 23, 2017

Fertile Ground 2017 is in full swing! If you haven't checked it out yet, there's still a full week of new works being premiered around the city. Here's my take on what I've seen so far.

BWW Review: Who Was DB Cooper? We'll Probably Never Know, but at CoHo's db, You'll Have a Great Time SpeculatingBWW Review: Who Was DB Cooper? We'll Probably Never Know, but at CoHo's db, You'll Have a Great Time Speculating
January 19, 2017

In 1971, a man (who the FBI describe as 'nondescript') going by the name Dan Cooper hijacked a plane from Portland to Seattle, negotiated $200K and some parachutes in exchange for the passengers, and then jumped out of the plane as it headed back south. He was never found. He could still be alive. He could be your next door neighbor.

BWW Preview: 9 Shows I'm Excited About at Fertile Ground 2017BWW Preview: 9 Shows I'm Excited About at Fertile Ground 2017
January 9, 2017

The past few weeks have been tough for theatre. A series of winter storms have effectively shut down the city. I've had three shows canceled, and as I write this we're under a sheet of ice! Fortunately, that's all about to change, and with the warmer temperatures will come one of my favorite PDX festivals: Fertile Ground. A full 11 days of brand new works by artists both veteran and new on the scene.

BWW Review: A VERY MERRY PDX-MAS is That Fun, Funny Christmas Musical You've Been Looking For, at Broadway RoseBWW Review: A VERY MERRY PDX-MAS is That Fun, Funny Christmas Musical You've Been Looking For, at Broadway Rose
December 15, 2016

Christmas shows usually come with a moral -- some 'true message of Christmas' about generosity or acceptance that we're supposed to carry in our hearts throughout the year to come. Broadway Rose's A VERY MERRY PDX-MAS has none of that. Your heart won't grow three sizes. There isn't even an overarching story you'll spend hours or days getting to the bottom of. What you will have is a smile on your face that will help you get through what is widely recognized as the most stressful time of year.



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