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's THE COLOR PURPLE Give Us What We Need Most: HopeBWW Review: Portland Center Stage's THE COLOR PURPLE Give Us What We Need Most: Hope
Posted: Oct. 1, 2018


BWW Review: WAKEY, WAKEY Uses Death to Remind Us of What's Important in Life, at Portland PlayhouseBWW Review: WAKEY, WAKEY Uses Death to Remind Us of What's Important in Life, at Portland Playhouse
Posted: Oct. 4, 2018


BWW Review: Isaac Lamb Directs Extraordinary ORDINARY DAYS, at Broadway RoseBWW Review: Isaac Lamb Directs Extraordinary ORDINARY DAYS, at Broadway Rose
Posted: Sep. 27, 2018


Merideth Kaye Clark, Brandon Woolley Launch Kickstarter for WINTER SONG Concept AlbumMerideth Kaye Clark, Brandon Woolley Launch Kickstarter for WINTER SONG Concept Album
Posted: Sep. 21, 2018


BWW Review: Shaking the Tree's _______ THE WOLF Explores the Imperative, and the Difficulty, of Telling Our Own StoriesBWW Review: Shaking the Tree's _______ THE WOLF Explores the Imperative, and the Difficulty, of Telling Our Own Stories
Posted: Oct. 9, 2018


BWW Review: A LIFE Fails to Live Up to Its Promise, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: A LIFE Fails to Live Up to Its Promise, at Portland Center Stage
Posted: Oct. 13, 2018


BWW Review: Enjoy the Silence of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, at Artists RepBWW Review: Enjoy the Silence of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, at Artists Rep
Posted: Oct. 14, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

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: 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: 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: 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: SCARLET Puts a Modern Bent on a Tragically Timeless Story, at Portland PlayhouseBWW Review: SCARLET Puts a Modern Bent on a Tragically Timeless Story, at Portland Playhouse
Posted: Mar. 14, 2018


BWW Review: Immigrants, Traditionalists Clash on the Pitch in HURL, at Corrib TheatreBWW Review: Immigrants, Traditionalists Clash on the Pitch in HURL, at Corrib Theatre
October 15, 2018

In Charlie O'Neill's HURL, a multi-ethnic hurling team, made of immigrants, aspiring immigrants, and children of immigrants from Africa, South America, Asia, and Eastern Europe, want to join the local athletic club and represent the county on the national level. But there's a problem -- they aren't Irish.

BWW Review: Enjoy the Silence of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, at Artists RepBWW Review: Enjoy the Silence of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, at Artists Rep
October 14, 2018

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS is an ambitious, thought-provoking, heart-warming, and funny play about six people at a silent retreat.

BWW Review: A LIFE Fails to Live Up to Its Promise, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: A LIFE Fails to Live Up to Its Promise, at Portland Center Stage
October 13, 2018

Adam Bock's A LIFE, which was commissioned by Portland Center Stage, starts out with a lot of promise -- Nate, a man in his 50s, recently single and lonely, is contemplating what it's all about. But ultimately the show fails to land.

BWW Review: Shaking the Tree's _______ THE WOLF Explores the Imperative, and the Difficulty, of Telling Our Own StoriesBWW Review: Shaking the Tree's _______ THE WOLF Explores the Imperative, and the Difficulty, of Telling Our Own Stories
October 9, 2018

______ THE WOLF, a new devised piece now running at Shaking the Tree, draws on Little Red Riding Hood to explores how easy it is to become trapped in these familiar narratives, to be defined by your given role until you lose track of your own voice.

BWW Review: WAKEY, WAKEY Uses Death to Remind Us of What's Important in Life, at Portland PlayhouseBWW Review: WAKEY, WAKEY Uses Death to Remind Us of What's Important in Life, at Portland Playhouse
October 4, 2018

'Is it now? I thought I had more time.' That's Guy's first line in Will Eno's quietly profound play WAKEY, WAKEY, now on stage at Portland Playhouse. It gets straight to the core of many people's (me included) fear of death -- the fear that it may come before we're ready.

BWW Review: Portland Center Stage's THE COLOR PURPLE Give Us What We Need Most: HopeBWW Review: Portland Center Stage's THE COLOR PURPLE Give Us What We Need Most: Hope
October 1, 2018

If a musical can heal the world, that musical is THE COLOR PURPLE -- specifically, the production now playing at Portland Center Stage. This star-studded production, headed by the luminous Felicia Boswell in the role of Celie, tells a story of empowerment that has probably never been more needed than it is right now.

BWW Review: Isaac Lamb Directs Extraordinary ORDINARY DAYS, at Broadway RoseBWW Review: Isaac Lamb Directs Extraordinary ORDINARY DAYS, at Broadway Rose
September 27, 2018

ORDINARY DAYS is a small musical -- four people, not much dialogue, a single piano, a sparse set -- but it's precisely this simplicity that allows the big picture to emerge. And that picture is extraordinary.

Merideth Kaye Clark, Brandon Woolley Launch Kickstarter for WINTER SONG Concept AlbumMerideth Kaye Clark, Brandon Woolley Launch Kickstarter for WINTER SONG Concept Album
September 21, 2018

Did you miss WINTER SONG at Portland Center Stage last holiday season? Not to worry -- Merideth Kaye Clark and Brandon Woolley, the show's creators have recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the concept album.

BWW Review: Senior Citizens Duke It Out in RIPCORD at Clackamas Repertory TheatreBWW Review: Senior Citizens Duke It Out in RIPCORD at Clackamas Repertory Theatre
September 14, 2018

David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD, now playing at Clackamas Repertory Theatre, is a madcap comedy with a dark side.

BWW Review: Detroit Auto Workers Caught in a Web of Hard Choices in SKELETON CREW at Artists RepBWW Review: Detroit Auto Workers Caught in a Web of Hard Choices in SKELETON CREW at Artists Rep
September 13, 2018

SKELETON CREW is a hard-hitting and deeply-moving play about people who are simply trying to survive in a world where the deck is stacked against them.

BWW Review: The Doomsday Clock is Ticking. Can Our Personal UNEXPLODED ORDNANCES Save the World?BWW Review: The Doomsday Clock is Ticking. Can Our Personal UNEXPLODED ORDNANCES Save the World?
September 12, 2018

UXOs are failed weapons of war. But could they also be solutions to our greatest problems? That's the question that UNEXPLODED ORDNANCES, a genre-defying, thought-provoking piece by Split Britches (i.e., performance duo Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw) seeks to answer.

BWW Review: RENEE'S QUEER CABARET Debuts Resistance Variety Show SeriesBWW Review: RENEE'S QUEER CABARET Debuts Resistance Variety Show Series
September 5, 2018

RENEE'S QUEER CABARET, a "resistance variety show" hosted by local singer-songwriter Renee Muzquiz made its debut last week at Artists Rep as part of the Risk/Reward Festival. Submissions are now being accepted for the next installment of the new monthly series, which takes place on October 20.

BWW Review: Broadway Rose Extends Its Winning Streak with GUYS AND DOLLSBWW Review: Broadway Rose Extends Its Winning Streak with GUYS AND DOLLS
August 14, 2018

'What's playing at Broadway Rose? I'll tell you what's playing at Broadway Rose. A GUYS AND DOLLS so good that it gets a standing ovation from everyone who goes. That's what's playing at Broadway Rose.'

BWW Review: ABBA Music, Great Dancing, Fabulous Costumes, Rotating Set! Broadway Rose's MAMMA MIA! Has 'Em AllBWW Review: ABBA Music, Great Dancing, Fabulous Costumes, Rotating Set! Broadway Rose's MAMMA MIA! Has 'Em All
July 6, 2018

MAMMA MIA! is a silly musical, but it's perfect fun for a carefree summer day.

BWW Review: Clackamas Repertory Theatre's Delightful SENSE & SENSIBILITY Delivers Jane Austen at Lightning Speed, Propelled by GossipBWW Review: Clackamas Repertory Theatre's Delightful SENSE & SENSIBILITY Delivers Jane Austen at Lightning Speed, Propelled by Gossip
July 4, 2018

Clackamas Rep's SENSE & SENSIBILITY features creative direction and a great cast for a delightfully fun time.

BWW Review: Beware of Office Workers Bearing Chainsaws: THE SECRETARIES at Profile TheatreBWW Review: Beware of Office Workers Bearing Chainsaws: THE SECRETARIES at Profile Theatre
June 27, 2018

Remember the movie 9 to 5? Now picture it with chainsaws. Add in a very heavy dose of internalized sexism, and you'll come close to having THE SECRETARIES, written by the comedy troupe Five Lesbian Brothers, aka Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, and Lisa Kron.

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.



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