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: 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: 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
Posted: Apr. 1, 2018


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
Posted: Apr. 5, 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
Posted: Apr. 13, 2018


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
Posted: Apr. 12, 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
Posted: Apr. 4, 2018


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
Posted: Apr. 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: 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: 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.

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
March 16, 2018

Andrew Hinderaker's THE MAGIC PLAY, now running at Portland Center Stage, combines some truly impressive sleight of hand with achingly raw emotion into a show that is the antidote to cynicism and could touch even the most jaded of hearts.

BWW Review: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Exposes the Complexities of Being Human, at Artists RepBWW Review: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Exposes the Complexities of Being Human, at Artists Rep
March 15, 2018

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY is a fascinating look at the complexity of being human and the even greater complexity of forming relationships with other complex humans.

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
March 14, 2018

There were zero dry eyes and two standing ovations (one during the show) at opening night of SCARLET, Michelle Horgen's excellent new musical adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel The Scarlet Letter.

BWW Review: Shaking the Tree's MACBETH, Full of Sound and Fury, Signifies PlentyBWW Review: Shaking the Tree's MACBETH, Full of Sound and Fury, Signifies Plenty
March 6, 2018

Shaking the Tree's MACBETH is full of terrifying demons and shadows. Director Samantha Van Der Merwe uses cross-gender casting to explore the theme of what it means to be a man.

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.



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