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: Portland Center Stage Season Ends on a Very High Note with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLBWW Review: Portland Center Stage Season Ends on a Very High Note with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
Posted: Jun. 8, 2018


BWW Review: LEFT HOOK Looks at the Human Impact of Portland's Decades of Urban Renewal, at The Vanport MosaicBWW Review: LEFT HOOK Looks at the Human Impact of Portland's Decades of Urban Renewal, at The Vanport Mosaic
Posted: May. 29, 2018


BWW Review: Artists Rep's I AND YOU is a Lesson in Poetry and LoveBWW Review: Artists Rep's I AND YOU is a Lesson in Poetry and Love
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018


BWW Review: BROKEN BONE BATHTUB: A Quirky, Intimate Play That Will Restore Your Faith in HumanityBWW Review: BROKEN BONE BATHTUB: A Quirky, Intimate Play That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
Posted: Jun. 9, 2018


BWW Review: The Barricades Arise Once Again in Stirring National Tour of LES MISERABLESBWW Review: The Barricades Arise Once Again in Stirring National Tour of LES MISERABLES
Posted: Jun. 21, 2018


BWW Review: The Institute for Contemporary Performance Explores the Humor in Desperation in VERY POORLY INDEEDBWW Review: The Institute for Contemporary Performance Explores the Humor in Desperation in VERY POORLY INDEED
Posted: Jun. 23, 2018


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BWW Review: KODACHROME: A Photographic Journey of Being Human, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: KODACHROME: A Photographic Journey of Being Human, at Portland Center Stage
Posted: Feb. 13, 2018


BWW Review: Portland Center Stage's EVERY BRILLIANT THING is a Brilliant ThingBWW Review: Portland Center Stage's EVERY BRILLIANT THING is a Brilliant Thing
Posted: Oct. 15, 2017


BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD is All About the Music, and That's EnoughBWW Review: THE BODYGUARD is All About the Music, and That's Enough
Posted: Nov. 8, 2017


BWW Review: Give in to Wonder at THE MAGIC PLAY, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Give in to Wonder at THE MAGIC PLAY, at Portland Center Stage
Posted: Mar. 16, 2018


BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG is a Warm, Wonderful Welcome to WinterBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG is a Warm, Wonderful Welcome to Winter
Posted: Dec. 4, 2017


BWW Review: Demon Sock Puppet Terrorizes Teenager in Funny, Moving HAND TO GOD at triangle productions!BWW Review: Demon Sock Puppet Terrorizes Teenager in Funny, Moving HAND TO GOD at triangle productions!
Posted: Sep. 9, 2017


BWW Review: Portland Center Stage Season Ends on a Very High Note with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLBWW Review: Portland Center Stage Season Ends on a Very High Note with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
Posted: Jun. 8, 2018


BWW Review: The Institute for Contemporary Performance Explores the Humor in Desperation in VERY POORLY INDEEDBWW Review: The Institute for Contemporary Performance Explores the Humor in Desperation in VERY POORLY INDEED
June 23, 2018

If you're up for something experimental and would like to see a new take on storytelling and performance from a group of up-and-coming theatre artists, check it VERY POORLY INDEED by the Institute of Contemporary Performance.

BWW Review: The Barricades Arise Once Again in Stirring National Tour of LES MISERABLESBWW Review: The Barricades Arise Once Again in Stirring National Tour of LES MISERABLES
June 21, 2018

The national tour of Cameron MacKintosh's revamped LES MIS hits it out of the park.

BWW Review: BROKEN BONE BATHTUB: A Quirky, Intimate Play That Will Restore Your Faith in HumanityBWW Review: BROKEN BONE BATHTUB: A Quirky, Intimate Play That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
June 9, 2018

BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is based on Siobhan O'Loughlin's experience of breaking her hand in a bike accident. Whatever you may be feeling about the state of the world, or even your day, this award-winning solo piece will give you hope and you'll walk out a happier and more compassionate person than you walked in.

BWW Review: Portland Center Stage Season Ends on a Very High Note with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLBWW Review: Portland Center Stage Season Ends on a Very High Note with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
June 8, 2018

Packed with great music and featuring an incredible performance by Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday, LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL is an absolute must-see.

BWW Review: Artists Rep's I AND YOU is a Lesson in Poetry and LoveBWW Review: Artists Rep's I AND YOU is a Lesson in Poetry and Love
June 1, 2018

Lauren Gunderson's I AND YOU is a beautiful meditation on the universality of human experience and connection.

BWW Review: LEFT HOOK Looks at the Human Impact of Portland's Decades of Urban Renewal, at The Vanport MosaicBWW Review: LEFT HOOK Looks at the Human Impact of Portland's Decades of Urban Renewal, at The Vanport Mosaic
May 29, 2018

Rich Rubin's LEFT HOOK is a powerful play about the displacement of Portland's African American community from Albina in the 1970s.

BWW Review: Fuse Theatre Ensemble Takes CABARET to a Whole New Level of Dark, Right Where It BelongsBWW Review: Fuse Theatre Ensemble Takes CABARET to a Whole New Level of Dark, Right Where It Belongs
May 23, 2018

Fuse Theatre Ensemble's CABARET, directed by Rusty Tennant, adds a few layers of pain and desperation. The result is a CABARET that makes a lot of sense, especially given the disturbing parallels between the play's setting and America today. It was fantastic.

BWW Review: Portland Playhouse Combines Award-Winning Director, Stellar Cast for Outstanding FENCESBWW Review: Portland Playhouse Combines Award-Winning Director, Stellar Cast for Outstanding FENCES
May 14, 2018

Directed by Lou Bellamy and starring members of Penumbra Theatre, Portland Playhouse's FENCES is a must-see.

BWW Review: JOHN HUGHES HIGH: THE 1980's TEEN MUSICAL Makes Its Totally Rad Debut, Packed with Awesome Young TalentBWW Review: JOHN HUGHES HIGH: THE 1980's TEEN MUSICAL Makes Its Totally Rad Debut, Packed with Awesome Young Talent
May 9, 2018

JOHN HUGHES HIGH: THE 1980's TEEN MUSICAL, now getting its world premiere, is a most excellent tribute to the best decade ever, featuring a cast of incredibly talented young performers from Staged!

BWW Review: Art Examines Power and Privilege in Shaking the Tree's SALT, a Multimedia Act of ResistanceBWW Review: Art Examines Power and Privilege in Shaking the Tree's SALT, a Multimedia Act of Resistance
May 4, 2018

SALT is a collection of installations (including performance pieces) about civil disobedience inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's Salt March speech. It's one of those unique events that makes the Portland theatre scene so dynamic.

BWW Review: Portland Center Stage's MAJOR BARBARA is Pretty, but DustyBWW Review: Portland Center Stage's MAJOR BARBARA is Pretty, but Dusty
April 30, 2018

MAJOR BARBARA tackles the age-old question of how best to help someone: Do you give them a fish or a job fishing? It's an interesting play to be putting on right now, but I think the material -- and the audience -- would have benefitted from a slightly less dusty, even if that meant less opulent, production.

BWW Review: In Revisiting the Troubles of Ireland's Past, Corrib Theatre's QUIETLY Provides a Warning for Our FutureBWW Review: In Revisiting the Troubles of Ireland's Past, Corrib Theatre's QUIETLY Provides a Warning for Our Future
April 24, 2018

One summer day in 1974 in a pub in Belfast, Ian and Jimmy's lives changed forever. Now, at age 52, the men arrange to meet in the same pub where a horrific event occurred. After 36 years, can they see each other as anything but enemies? Is any amount of forgiveness possible? These are the questions at the heart of QUIETLY, Owen McCafferty's haunting play currently running at New Expressive Works care of Corrib Theatre.

BWW Review: You'll Fall to Pieces for ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, at Broadway RoseBWW Review: You'll Fall to Pieces for ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, at Broadway Rose
April 23, 2018

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE is more than a vehicle for Cline's classic music. It's a funny, touching account of the night a superfan's dream came true and a reminder of the magic that can happen when we get up the courage to reach out to another human being.

BWW Review: Personal, Political, Powerful: DeLanna Studi's AND SO WE WALKED, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Personal, Political, Powerful: DeLanna Studi's AND SO WE WALKED, at Portland Center Stage
April 16, 2018


BWW Review: Imago Theatre's LA BELLE: LOST IN THE WORLD OF THE AUTOMATON Overflows with CreativityBWW Review: Imago Theatre's LA BELLE: LOST IN THE WORLD OF THE AUTOMATON Overflows with Creativity
April 13, 2018

LA BELLE: LOST IN THE WORLD OF THE AUTOMATON can hardly be called a play. It is a play, but also so much more - it's also a musical, a puppet show, a clown act, a dance performance, a visual art installation, and an automated wonder.

BWW Review: Good Intentions Lead You Know Where in Scathing Comedy THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, at Artists RepBWW Review: Good Intentions Lead You Know Where in Scathing Comedy THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, at Artists Rep
April 12, 2018

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, which is having its world premiere at Artists Rep, soundly skewers a group of white well-meaning liberals for being so focused on not giving offense that they can't do anything meaningful at all. It's funny, biting, and often much closer to the truth than it's comfortable to admit.

BWW Review: Courtney Freed Channels Freddie Mercury in Dazzling DON'T STOP ME NOWBWW Review: Courtney Freed Channels Freddie Mercury in Dazzling DON'T STOP ME NOW
April 5, 2018


Opening Tonight! DON'T STOP ME NOW, a Jazz Cabaret Take on Freddie MercuryOpening Tonight! DON'T STOP ME NOW, a Jazz Cabaret Take on Freddie Mercury
April 4, 2018

Starting tonight and for five shows only, you'll get the chance to revisit your favorite Queen hits, and probably discover a few you've never heard before, at DON'T STOP ME NOW: THE FREDDIE MERCURY EXPERIENCE, a one-woman show by local actor, singer, and cabaret performer Courtney Freed.

BWW Review: THE MERMAID HOUR Explores the Complexities of Parenting a Transgender Child, at Milagro TheatreBWW Review: THE MERMAID HOUR Explores the Complexities of Parenting a Transgender Child, at Milagro Theatre
April 1, 2018

THE MERMAID HOUR is part of a National New Play Network rolling world premiere. The first production opened a few weeks ago in Tucson, AZ, and Milagro's production will be followed by one in Charlotte, NC, and a musical version in Minneapolis, MN.

BWW Interview: Rosalinde Block on Proving Naysayers Wrong, Being a Boomer with Something to Say, and Her One-Woman Show DRAMA OF THE GIFTED GROWNUPBWW Interview: Rosalinde Block on Proving Naysayers Wrong, Being a Boomer with Something to Say, and Her One-Woman Show DRAMA OF THE GIFTED GROWNUP
March 19, 2018

As a woman, a musician, a writer/illustrator, and a single mother, Block faced her share of setbacks and naysayers. Now in her 60s, she's back once again to prove the naysayers wrong and show that Baby Boomers still have plenty to say with her new solo show, DRAMA OF THE GIFTED GROWNUP: A MUSICAL JOURNEY. The show, which combines Block's music, writing, and visual art, starts a three-city tour in Portland on Thursday.



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