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: FUN HOME: A Rich Blend of Laughter and Tears, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: FUN HOME: A Rich Blend of Laughter and Tears, at Portland Center Stage
Posted: Oct. 14, 2017


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: Artist Rep's CAUGHT is a Perplexing Puzzle for a Post-Fact WorldBWW Review: Artist Rep's CAUGHT is a Perplexing Puzzle for a Post-Fact World
Posted: Oct. 16, 2017


BWW Review: Danna Schaeffer's YOU IN MIDAIR Explores Grief and Recovery Following the Loss of a ChildBWW Review: Danna Schaeffer's YOU IN MIDAIR Explores Grief and Recovery Following the Loss of a Child
Posted: Oct. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Danna Schaeffer's YOU IN MIDAIR Explores Grief and Recovery Following the Loss of a ChildBWW Review: Danna Schaeffer's YOU IN MIDAIR Explores Grief and Recovery Following the Loss of a Child
October 19, 2017

In YOU IN MIDAIR, Rebecca Schaeffer's mother, Danna Schaeffer, explores her own grief and long path to recovery and also seeks to make sure her daughter's life isn't defined by her death.

BWW Review: Artist Rep's CAUGHT is a Perplexing Puzzle for a Post-Fact WorldBWW Review: Artist Rep's CAUGHT is a Perplexing Puzzle for a Post-Fact World
October 16, 2017

Christopher Chen's CAUGHT combines visual art and performance into a whole new type of adventure in live theatre.

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
October 15, 2017

EVERY BRILLIANT THING is a funny, poignant play about depression and suicide. But it's also a reminder that the world around us is filled with a lot of really great things, and we'll all be better off if we take the time to notice them.

BWW Review: FUN HOME: A Rich Blend of Laughter and Tears, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: FUN HOME: A Rich Blend of Laughter and Tears, at Portland Center Stage
October 14, 2017

FUN HOME will make you laugh and it will make you cry, and you'll love every minute of it. Go see it. Also, dads, call your daughters.

BWW Review: Sowelu Theatre's THE CRACKWALKER Will Haunt You Long After the Lights Go UpBWW Review: Sowelu Theatre's THE CRACKWALKER Will Haunt You Long After the Lights Go Up
September 19, 2017

THE CRACKWALKER is bleak and it's hard to watch (at times, excruciating). But it's the kind of show that does exactly what theatre is supposed to do.

BWW Review: An Adventure Through Time and Technology in THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, at CoHo TheatreBWW Review: An Adventure Through Time and Technology in THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, at CoHo Theatre
September 16, 2017

Madeleine George's Pulitzer Prize-nominated THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE takes the audience on a journey through time (and several Watsons, from Alexander Graham Bell's assistant to Sherlock Holmes's sidekick to IBM's Jeopardy!-winning supercomputer) that explores the nature of our relationship with technology and, fundamentally, with other people.

BWW Review: Brutally Funny, AN OCTOROON Reflects and Shatters Our Ideas About Race, at Artists RepBWW Review: Brutally Funny, AN OCTOROON Reflects and Shatters Our Ideas About Race, at Artists Rep
September 14, 2017

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON is a play about the racist history of the United States and the continuing racial struggle we find ourselves in today. And it's funny.

BWW Review: Becca Blackwell's THEY, THEMSELF and SCHMERM is a Perfect Blend of Humor and Compassion, at Artists RepBWW Review: Becca Blackwell's THEY, THEMSELF and SCHMERM is a Perfect Blend of Humor and Compassion, at Artists Rep
September 11, 2017

If there's a play that can help us see past our differences, it's THEY, THEMSELF AND SCHMERM, now playing as the first show of Artists Repertory Theatre's 2017/2018 Frontier Series and also part of PICA's Time-Based Art Festival. Blackwell's one-person show is bust-a-gut funny, make-you-cry moving, and one of the most compassionate pieces of theatre I've ever seen.

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!
September 9, 2017

HAND TO GOD wasn't as funny I expected it to be. It was more disturbing, highlighting the immense dangers of not dealing with negative emotions.

BWW Review: Boost Your Broadway Street Cred with THE FANTASTICKS at Metropolitan Community Theatre ProjectBWW Review: Boost Your Broadway Street Cred with THE FANTASTICKS at Metropolitan Community Theatre Project
August 17, 2017

The Metropolitan Community Theatre Project's THE FANTASTICKS features a strong cast and a whole lotta love.

BWW Review: GYPSY Will Entertain You and Make You Smile, at Broadway RoseBWW Review: GYPSY Will Entertain You and Make You Smile, at Broadway Rose
August 11, 2017

GYPSY is often referred to as the 'greatest American musical.' The current production at Broadway Rose has almost all of the right ingredients.

BWW Review: Bag&Baggage's ROMEO & JULIET (LAYLA & MAJNUN) Puts a Classic in New PerspectiveBWW Review: Bag&Baggage's ROMEO & JULIET (LAYLA & MAJNUN) Puts a Classic in New Perspective
August 1, 2017

Bag&Baggage's world premiere production of ROMEO & JULIET (LAYLA & MAJNUN) is a mashup of Shakespeare's classic and a Persian tale of doomed young lovers, written centuries earlier by Nizami Ganjavi (and which may very well have served as Shakespeare's inspiration).

BWW Review: RED BASTARD: LIE WITH ME Exposes the Lovers and Liars in Us AllBWW Review: RED BASTARD: LIE WITH ME Exposes the Lovers and Liars in Us All
July 10, 2017

RED BASTARD: LIE WITH ME seeks to understand the complicated rules (and double standards) we have about love and fidelity.

BWW Review: Creepy, Kooky, Spooky, Ooky, and So Much Fun! THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Broadway RoseBWW Review: Creepy, Kooky, Spooky, Ooky, and So Much Fun! THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Broadway Rose
July 4, 2017

THE ADDAMS FAMILY brings together all of your favorite kooky characters for a fun, heartfelt show with plenty of theatre magic.

BWW Review: Three Influential Women Invite the VP to Dinner in COME TO THE TABLE, MIKE PENCE, at CoHo's SummerfestBWW Review: Three Influential Women Invite the VP to Dinner in COME TO THE TABLE, MIKE PENCE, at CoHo's Summerfest
July 1, 2017

In COME TO THE TABLE, MIKE PENCE, Eve, Salome, and Queen Elizabeth I try to convince our VP to sit down for a meal.

BWW Review: Kelly Kinsella Serves Up Life Lessons (and Cake!) in HOW TO DO A ONE PERSON SHOW, at CoHo SummerfestBWW Review: Kelly Kinsella Serves Up Life Lessons (and Cake!) in HOW TO DO A ONE PERSON SHOW, at CoHo Summerfest
June 23, 2017

Kelly Kinsella's HOW TO DO A ONE PERSON SHOW is part lesson/part act of creation, where you learn the fundamentals of creating a one person show.

BWW Review: Two Lonely People Briefly Find Connection in GOOD WITH PEOPLE, Presented by Our Shoes Are Red / The Performance LabBWW Review: Two Lonely People Briefly Find Connection in GOOD WITH PEOPLE, Presented by Our Shoes Are Red / The Performance Lab
June 10, 2017

In David Harrower's two-person drama GOOD WITH PEOPLE, two lonely people, stuck for different reasons in an otherwise empty hotel, manage to bridge many divides and find comfort in one another, at least for a short while.

BWW Review: SORDID LIVES Mixes Camp with a Good Dose of Heart, at the OUTwright Theatre FestivalBWW Review: SORDID LIVES Mixes Camp with a Good Dose of Heart, at the OUTwright Theatre Festival
June 6, 2017

SORDID LIVES is a campy, over-the-top play about sex and acceptance in a Southern town. This production provides plenty of laughs and also highlights the very real struggle many people face just being themselves.

BWW Review: In THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, a Linguist Can't Find the Right Words for Love, at Portland PlayhouseBWW Review: In THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, a Linguist Can't Find the Right Words for Love, at Portland Playhouse
May 26, 2017

THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, the last show in Portland Playhouse's season, explores all of the ways language (spoken, written, nonverbal, even the language of food) both serves and fails us when it comes to human relationships.

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Provides a Good Dose of Welcome Frivolity, at Artists RepBWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Provides a Good Dose of Welcome Frivolity, at Artists Rep
May 24, 2017

With its all-female cast and spectacular hats, Artists Reps production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is just a heck of a lot of fun.



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