Welcome back to BSP veteran, Nikki Spies, spending her fourth season at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse!
What role(s) do you play at the BSP?
This season I am playing:
Rona Lisa Peretti in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
Liz/Pop in “Chicago”
A Laker Girl in “Spamalot”
Nun/Ensemble in “The Sound of Music”
Paulette in “Legally Blonde”
How long have you been involved in theatre?
I have been involved with performing ever since I was a little kid. Well, I actually started because my best friend was a dancer, and I went with her to dance class. I told my parents that I wanted to start taking lessons right after I saw how beautiful it all was. I was always in school choirs as a child, which started my love for singing. Everything kind of just led me into musical theatre.
How long have you been at Bigfork Summer Playhouse?
This is my fourth season at the BSP. I initially got the job after attending SETC (South Eastern Theatre Conference) in Lexington, Kentucky in the spring of 2010.
Out of the theaters that called me back, I knew there was something about the Bigfork Summer Playhouse that I wanted to be a part of. I sobbed like a small child when I got the phone call at school.
What is your favorite thing to do in your “off” time while staying in Bigfork?
Montana, Bigfork especially, is just the most beautiful place in the world. And not only is it beautiful, there are plenty of adventures to be had. I would be lying if I didn’t say the Garden Bar was one of my favorite places. But I also really enjoy going to Glacier National Park, sitting on the rocks at Wayfarers State Park, and having cookouts with my cast “family.”