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: 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: David Saffert Kills It in MURDER FOR TWO at Broadway RoseBWW Review: David Saffert Kills It in MURDER FOR TWO at Broadway Rose
Posted: Jan. 31, 2018


Fertile Ground Reviews: MATTER IS MOTHER, SEX WE CAN! AN EROTIC UPRISINGFertile Ground Reviews: MATTER IS MOTHER, SEX WE CAN! AN EROTIC UPRISING
Posted: Jan. 29, 2018


Fertile Ground Reviews: PHILIP'S GLASS MENAGERIE, ROSA RED, PERSEPHONE XOA IRISFertile Ground Reviews: PHILIP'S GLASS MENAGERIE, ROSA RED, PERSEPHONE XOA IRIS
Posted: Jan. 23, 2018


BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is Bloody Good FunBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is Bloody Good Fun
Posted: Feb. 14, 2018


BWW Review: Artists Rep's MAGELLANICA: A Journey to Antarctica in Search of Scientific and Existential TruthsBWW Review: Artists Rep's MAGELLANICA: A Journey to Antarctica in Search of Scientific and Existential Truths
Posted: Feb. 1, 2018


Fertile Ground Reviews: THE CONTRACT, A WOMAN IN WASHINGTON'S ARMY, THE APE THEATRE COMEDY HOUSE PARTYFertile Ground Reviews: THE CONTRACT, A WOMAN IN WASHINGTON'S ARMY, THE APE THEATRE COMEDY HOUSE PARTY
Posted: Jan. 25, 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: 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: David Saffert Kills It in MURDER FOR TWO at Broadway RoseBWW Review: David Saffert Kills It in MURDER FOR TWO at Broadway Rose
Posted: Jan. 31, 2018


BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS: Love in Every Universe, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS: Love in Every Universe, at Portland Center Stage
Posted: May. 23, 2017


BWW Review: Milagro Theatre Unearths a Piece of Theatrical History in ASTUCIAS POR HEREDAR UN SOBRINA A UN TIOBWW Review: Milagro Theatre Unearths a Piece of Theatrical History in ASTUCIAS POR HEREDAR UN SOBRINA A UN TIO
February 15, 2018

ASTUCIAS POR HEREDAR UN SOBRINA A UN TIO was written in 1789 by Fermin de Reygadas, who was born in Spain and emigrated to Mexico. The play was banned in Mexico for its social commentary, namely it's satirization of the upper class. Milagro's production is the first in almost 230 years.

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is Bloody Good FunBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is Bloody Good Fun
February 14, 2018

What would you do if you discovered you were ninth in line to be the Earl of Highhurst? Do the other eight in as quickly as possible, of course! That's Monty Navarro's plan in Robert Freedman and Steven Lutvak's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, the madcap Tony Award-winning musical now running at the Keller Auditorium as part of the Broadway in Portland series.

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
February 13, 2018

KODACHROME is a guided tour of Colchester through the eyes, or rather, the lens, of the Photographer, who uses her camera and her stories to capture moments in the lives of the town's denizens.

BWW Review: triangle productions! Delves into LGBTQ History in THE MADNESS OF LADY BRIGHT and TRANS-FORMATIONBWW Review: triangle productions! Delves into LGBTQ History in THE MADNESS OF LADY BRIGHT and TRANS-FORMATION
February 8, 2018

THE MADNESS OF LADY BRIGHT and TRANS-FORMATION are two one-act plays about LGBTQ history.

BWW Review: The Conclusion of Chris Coleman's Epic ASTORIABWW Review: The Conclusion of Chris Coleman's Epic ASTORIA
February 6, 2018

ASTORIA, adapted from Peter Stark's book of the same name, is a broad, very dense history of the expeditions, funded by John Jacob Astor, that led to the founding of Astoria and the expansion of the United States to the west coast.

BWW Review: Artists Rep's MAGELLANICA: A Journey to Antarctica in Search of Scientific and Existential TruthsBWW Review: Artists Rep's MAGELLANICA: A Journey to Antarctica in Search of Scientific and Existential Truths
February 1, 2018

E.M. Lewis's MAGELLANICA, a world premiere now playing at Artists Repertory Theatre, is the theatrical equivalent of a theory of everything. This epic play is about eight people wintering over at the South Pole Research Station in 1986.

BWW Review: David Saffert Kills It in MURDER FOR TWO at Broadway RoseBWW Review: David Saffert Kills It in MURDER FOR TWO at Broadway Rose
January 31, 2018

MURDER FOR TWO is a madcap murder mystery musical by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair. It's full of gags and relies on physical comedy as well as a few plot points that are clearly just for shock value.

Fertile Ground Reviews: MATTER IS MOTHER, SEX WE CAN! AN EROTIC UPRISINGFertile Ground Reviews: MATTER IS MOTHER, SEX WE CAN! AN EROTIC UPRISING
January 29, 2018

MATTER IS MOTHER wins my award for most creative show at the festival. SEX WE CAN! explores sex and sexuality in a way that's entertaining, empowering, and, in case you're wondering, very sexy.

BWW Review: PARNASSUS ON WHEELS is a Delightful Love Letter to Books (and Love!), at Lakewood TheatreBWW Review: PARNASSUS ON WHEELS is a Delightful Love Letter to Books (and Love!), at Lakewood Theatre
January 29, 2018

PARNASSUS ON WHEELS is a positively enchanting play about an almost-40-year-old woman who buys a mobile bookstore and sets off on a grand adventure.

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON is Back! And This Time, It's Even BetterBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON is Back! And This Time, It's Even Better
January 25, 2018


Fertile Ground Reviews: THE CONTRACT, A WOMAN IN WASHINGTON'S ARMY, THE APE THEATRE COMEDY HOUSE PARTYFertile Ground Reviews: THE CONTRACT, A WOMAN IN WASHINGTON'S ARMY, THE APE THEATRE COMEDY HOUSE PARTY
January 25, 2018

Fertile Ground 2018 continues to be amazing. Here's what I thought about two staged readings and a comedy show!

Fertile Ground Reviews: PHILIP'S GLASS MENAGERIE, ROSA RED, PERSEPHONE XOA IRISFertile Ground Reviews: PHILIP'S GLASS MENAGERIE, ROSA RED, PERSEPHONE XOA IRIS
January 23, 2018

Fertile Ground 2018 is in full swing. And, based on what I've seen so far, this is the best year yet! Here are three of the shows I saw opening weekend.

8 Awesome Things You'll Find at Fertile Ground8 Awesome Things You'll Find at Fertile Ground
January 19, 2018

The 2018 Fertile Ground Festival is an 11-day city-wide festival of new works featuring more than 70 works, from lunchtime readings of new plays to dance performances and fully staged world premieres.

BWW Review: In THREE SISTERS, Life is a Long, Disappointing Slog, But You Should Still Totally See the Play, at Northwest Classical Theatre CollaborativeBWW Review: In THREE SISTERS, Life is a Long, Disappointing Slog, But You Should Still Totally See the Play, at Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative
January 18, 2018

Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative's THREE SISTERS is a fascinating bummer, and definitely worth a watch for anyone who may feel like we as a country are stuck in some pretty deep muck, with no clear path out.

BWW Review: A Harrowing True Story and Imaginative Direction a Winning Formula for LIFEBOAT, at Corrib TheatreBWW Review: A Harrowing True Story and Imaginative Direction a Winning Formula for LIFEBOAT, at Corrib Theatre
January 17, 2018

Nicola McCartney's LIFEBOAT, brilliantly directed by Avital Shira, is an exhilarating and ultimately uplifting play about courage, resilience, and friendship.

Feeling Dissatisfied with Life? Have Some Vodka! And Then Go See Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble's Brilliant UNCLE VANYAFeeling Dissatisfied with Life? Have Some Vodka! And Then Go See Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble's Brilliant UNCLE VANYA
January 10, 2018

PETE's UNCLE VANYA is funny and gut-wrenching, and it perfectly captures the anxiety of boredom, the irresistible allure of shiny things, and the hopelessness of realizing that this is it. Plus, there's live music.

BWW Review: Feel the Thrill of Antarctic Exploration in Portland Story Theater's POLAR OPPOSITESBWW Review: Feel the Thrill of Antarctic Exploration in Portland Story Theater's POLAR OPPOSITES
January 10, 2018

Lawrence Howard's latest offering, POLAR OPPOSITES: AMUNDSEN, SCOTT, AND THE RACE FOR THE POLE, tells the story of Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott's competing journeys to the South Pole.

BWW Review: TWIST YOUR DICKENS is Back! And That's a Very Good ThingBWW Review: TWIST YOUR DICKENS is Back! And That's a Very Good Thing
December 15, 2017

There are plenty of wholesome choices for holiday entertainment. And then there's TWIST YOUR DICKENS from Chicago-based comedy troupe The Second City. I am thrilled that this irreverent and hilarious adult version of this holiday favorite is back (and it's better than ever) at Portland Center Stage.

BWW Review: Portland Shakespeare Project's PERICLES WET Well-Timed for the National Conversation About Sexual Harassment and AssaultBWW Review: Portland Shakespeare Project's PERICLES WET Well-Timed for the National Conversation About Sexual Harassment and Assault
December 12, 2017

Ellen Margolis's excellent PERICLES WET is a story about men taking what they want. Even more than that, it's a story about the people who know horrific things are going on and what they choose to do with that knowledge.

BWW Review: Portland Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS CAROL is the Must-See of the Holiday SeasonBWW Review: Portland Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS CAROL is the Must-See of the Holiday Season
December 9, 2017

This production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL has everything you could want a great script, a superb cast with excellent direction, and plenty of theatre magic to make you feel like a kid at Christmas.



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