Krista Garver

Krista Garver

Krista lives 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 house.






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Review: WE WROTE THIS WITH YOU IN MIND at Shaking The Tree
Review: WE WROTE THIS WITH YOU IN MIND at Shaking The Tree
February 21, 2024

The play, directed by Rebby Yuer Foster, is like a dream that exists in that space in between sleeping and waking. It speaks to the part of the brain that processes emotions and memory below the level of consciousness.

Review: THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO at Broadway Rose
Review: THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO at Broadway Rose
February 1, 2024

In Adam Overett’s THE DOUBLE-THREAT TRIO, now playing at Broadway Rose, the question is, can three double-threats make it to Broadway?

Review: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Portland Center Stage
Review: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Portland Center Stage
February 1, 2024

Especially in an election year, this play isn’t just a must-see, but a civic duty.

Review: THE LION KING at Keller Auditorium
Review: THE LION KING at Keller Auditorium
January 12, 2024

The reason this musical is the third-longest running in Broadway history (and that its Portland tour stop is three weeks rather than the typical one week) is because it’s truly magical.

Interview: Jessica Wallenfels, Artistic Director of Many Hats Collaboration, on Wrapping Up the 5 in 5 Initiative, Looking to the Future
Interview: Jessica Wallenfels, Artistic Director of Many Hats Collaboration, on Wrapping Up the 5 in 5 Initiative, Looking to the Future
January 10, 2024

At the end of 2023, Many Hats Collaboration, which creates theatre performances that reimagine music and movement onstage, wrapped up its 5 in 5 Initiative.

Review: DRACULA, A FEMINIST REVENGE FANTASY, REALLY at Portland Center Stage
Review: DRACULA, A FEMINIST REVENGE FANTASY, REALLY at Portland Center Stage
December 15, 2023

If you don't want to hear another Christmas carol, DRACULA, A FEMINIST REVENGE FANTASY, REALLY may be the wild and refreshing alternative you’re looking for.

Review: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT at Portland State University Opera
Review: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT at Portland State University Opera
December 8, 2023

Appropriate for opera newbies, opera aficionados, and all the rest of us in between, this classic detective-story-meets-fairy-tale opera composed by Evan Meier with libretto by E.M. Lewis truly has something for everyone.

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Portland Playhouse
Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Portland Playhouse
November 30, 2023

There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than this beautiful production of a timeless classic.

Review: LIBERACE & LIZA: HOLIDAY AT THE MANSION (A TRIBUTE) at Portland Center Stage
Review: LIBERACE & LIZA: HOLIDAY AT THE MANSION (A TRIBUTE) at Portland Center Stage
November 22, 2023

This show, starring Portland’s fabulous Liberace and Liza Minnelli impersonators, David Saffert and Jillian Snow, is a delight not to be missed.

Review: SPIDER, from the Young Professionals Company at Oregon Children's Theatre
Review: SPIDER, from the Young Professionals Company at Oregon Children's Theatre
October 31, 2023

If you are a teenager, have a teenager, or want to know more about what it’s like to be a teenager right now, definitely go see this play.

Review: BLOOD WEDDING at Shaking The Tree
Review: BLOOD WEDDING at Shaking The Tree
October 24, 2023

Every time I go to Shaking the Tree, I wonder what surprises, delights, and disturbances artistic director Samantha Van Der Merwe and her highly creative crew have in store for us. Federico García Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, now on stage, has its fair share of all three.

Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Portland Playhouse
Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Portland Playhouse
October 20, 2023

This ambitious production – a cast of nearly 20, including 10 children! – is totally enchanting.

Review: MY BEDROOM IS AN INSTALLATION at Imago Theatre
Review: MY BEDROOM IS AN INSTALLATION at Imago Theatre
October 13, 2023

What did our critic think of MY BEDROOM IS AN INSTALLATION at Imago Theatre?

Review: HAIR at Portland Center Stage
Review: HAIR at Portland Center Stage
October 12, 2023

Go for the nostalgia, the music, and above all the great performances.

Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Broadway Rose
Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Broadway Rose
October 4, 2023

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is a great musical showcase, as well as a much-needed diversion. The hooting, hollering, clapping, and toe-tapping audience seemed to agree.

Review: HAPPY DAYS at Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative
Review: HAPPY DAYS at Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative
August 22, 2023

Samuel Beckett’s 1961 masterpiece HAPPY DAYS, now being presented by the Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative, is a tragicomic meditation on how to hang onto our humanity as time marches us slowly toward death. It’s equal parts LOL funny and deeply depressing, and it’s eerily relevant to our current post-pandemic world that is also burning.

Review: ROGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Broadway Rose
Review: ROGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Broadway Rose
August 9, 2023

What did our critic think of ROGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Broadway Rose?

Review: SIX at Keller Auditorium
Review: SIX at Keller Auditorium
July 27, 2023

Blending 16th century history with modern pop culture and music, SIX is a super-smart, high-energy celebration of women reclaiming the narrative of their own lives. Most of all it’s just really fun.

Review: CARDIAC ORGAN: A GOTH CABARET at Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble
Review: CARDIAC ORGAN: A GOTH CABARET at Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble
June 28, 2023

CARDIAC ORGAN is excellent fun – not the good, clean type, but the vastly superior creepy, twisted type. Slither up to the bar for a Red Rabbit and enjoy the show.

Review: IN A DIFFERENT REALITY SHE'S CLAWING AT THE WALLS at Shaking The Tree
Review: IN A DIFFERENT REALITY SHE'S CLAWING AT THE WALLS at Shaking The Tree
May 25, 2023

This wild play by Max Yu explores how technology isolates and then consumes us as it goes from being a tool we use to something we’re used by.



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