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: IN THE WAKE Challenges Us to See and Conquer Our Blind Spots, Both Personally and Politically, at Profile TheatreBWW Review: IN THE WAKE Challenges Us to See and Conquer Our Blind Spots, Both Personally and Politically, at Profile Theatre
Posted: Dec. 7, 2018


BWW Review: Once Again, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG Offers a Moment of Calm (and Cookies) in the Eye of the Holiday Storm, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Once Again, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG Offers a Moment of Calm (and Cookies) in the Eye of the Holiday Storm, at Portland Center Stage
Posted: Dec. 10, 2018


BWW Review: TWIST YOUR DICKENS Rings in Another Christmas Season with a Laugh, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: TWIST YOUR DICKENS Rings in Another Christmas Season with a Laugh, at Portland Center Stage
Posted: Dec. 5, 2018


BWW Review: In Artists Rep's EVERYBODY, Death Comes for Us All, Whether We're Ready or NotBWW Review: In Artists Rep's EVERYBODY, Death Comes for Us All, Whether We're Ready or Not
Posted: Dec. 6, 2018


BWW Review: Broadway Rose's A 1940S RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL Is a Holiday Musical Journey to a Simpler TimeBWW Review: Broadway Rose's A 1940S RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL Is a Holiday Musical Journey to a Simpler Time
Posted: Nov. 29, 2018


BWW Review: Experience a Christmas Classic in a Whole New Way with Artists Rep's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAYBWW Review: Experience a Christmas Classic in a Whole New Way with Artists Rep's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
Posted: Dec. 15, 2018


BWW Review: Portland Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Continues to Surprise and DelightBWW Review: Portland Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Continues to Surprise and Delight
Posted: Dec. 13, 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: 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: 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: 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
Posted: Jul. 6, 2018


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
Posted: Apr. 16, 2018


BWW Review: Experience a Christmas Classic in a Whole New Way with Artists Rep's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAYBWW Review: Experience a Christmas Classic in a Whole New Way with Artists Rep's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
December 15, 2018

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY is a wonderful way to experience this time-honored classic -- great holiday fun for the whole family!

BWW Review: Portland Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Continues to Surprise and DelightBWW Review: Portland Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Continues to Surprise and Delight
December 13, 2018

This production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is absolutely delightful. And somehow, it manages to still be surprising. If you're the type who's skeptical about holiday shows in general, do yourself a favor and give this one a chance.

BWW Review: Once Again, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG Offers a Moment of Calm (and Cookies) in the Eye of the Holiday Storm, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Once Again, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG Offers a Moment of Calm (and Cookies) in the Eye of the Holiday Storm, at Portland Center Stage
December 10, 2018

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG is quiet and thoughtful -- a 90-minute break from the hecticity, when you can take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy some beautiful music while contemplating the joy and sorrow that come hand in hand during this season.

BWW Review: IN THE WAKE Challenges Us to See and Conquer Our Blind Spots, Both Personally and Politically, at Profile TheatreBWW Review: IN THE WAKE Challenges Us to See and Conquer Our Blind Spots, Both Personally and Politically, at Profile Theatre
December 7, 2018

Lisa Kron's IN THE WAKE draws parallels between the personal and the political to suggest that even the most unimaginable outcomes aren't really that out there -- it's just that we're really bad at seeing past the end of our own nose.

BWW Review: In Artists Rep's EVERYBODY, Death Comes for Us All, Whether We're Ready or NotBWW Review: In Artists Rep's EVERYBODY, Death Comes for Us All, Whether We're Ready or Not
December 6, 2018

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY is not your normal holiday fare, but I highly recommend you find time in your busy schedule to see it...at least once.

BWW Review: TWIST YOUR DICKENS Rings in Another Christmas Season with a Laugh, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: TWIST YOUR DICKENS Rings in Another Christmas Season with a Laugh, at Portland Center Stage
December 5, 2018

It's that time of year again -- when the Cratchit family makes plans to murder Scrooge while he's on a journey back to the '80s with the Ghost of Christmas Past. Yep -- TWIST YOUR DICKENS is back at Portland Center Stage, irreverently skewering all that we hold dear about the holiday season.

BWW Review: Broadway Rose's A 1940S RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL Is a Holiday Musical Journey to a Simpler TimeBWW Review: Broadway Rose's A 1940S RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL Is a Holiday Musical Journey to a Simpler Time
November 29, 2018

A 1940S RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL is a breath of fresh air. It allows you to slip briefly back to a time that, looking through today's lens, seems a little simpler.

BWW Review: Hand2Mouth's THE LAZARUS COMPLEX Mines Real-Life Suicides for Insights into the Will to DieBWW Review: Hand2Mouth's THE LAZARUS COMPLEX Mines Real-Life Suicides for Insights into the Will to Die
November 13, 2018

Hand2Mouth Theatre's THE LAZARUS COMPLEX is part of a larger project by writer/creator Ben Moorad called 'Envelope of Suicides,' which was inspired by an envelope full of newspaper clippings about suicides and suicide attempts his grandfather collected between 1941 and 1948.

BWW Review: Seth Rue Takes on 30+ Characters in Exquisite FIRES IN THE MIRROR, at Profile TheatreBWW Review: Seth Rue Takes on 30+ Characters in Exquisite FIRES IN THE MIRROR, at Profile Theatre
October 18, 2018

If you have time to see only one play this weekend, make it Anna Deveare Smith's FIRES IN THE MIRROR at Profile Theatre.

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.



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