Back for his second year at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, Nathan Jentink is our cast and crew feature of the day!
What role(s) do you play at the BSP?
This summer I play Warner Huntington III in “Legally Blonde,” Fred Casely in “Chicago,” Sir Bors and ensemble in “Spamalot,” and Baron Elberfield in “Sound of Music.”
How long have you been involved in theatre?
I’ve been doing music theatre since 5th grade when I performed in my first children’s theatre production. Musicals became a hobby throughout middle school and then in 9th grade, I auditioned for Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA. I got into their musical theatre program and started taking performing more seriously. In high school I did my first professional productions at Virginia Musical Theatre.
By this point I was looking into music theatre as a career and started looking at colleges. After graduating from Governor’s School, I went to Florida State University as a BFA Music Theatre Major. I appeared in productions at FSU as well as summer theatre jobs. I recently graduated this past semester and I plan on moving to New York City in September. Music Theatre is what I’ve always done and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.
How long have you been at Bigfork Summer Playhouse?
This is my second year at the BSP. I got a job offer last year at South Eastern Theatre Conference and I had already heard a lot about them from classmates who had worked there so I was very interested. After weighing out my options, Bigfork was my top choice. I learned and grew a lot last summer which is why I wanted to come back. I know that there is still more for me to learn from this theatre and I want to get as much as I can from it this year.
What is your favorite thing to do in your “off” time while staying in Bigfork?
Floating down the river is always my top choice of things to do on my day off. Hanging out by Flathead lake is always great. Sometimes we get a bunch of people together and take trips to Kalispell to see movies or go out to eat. Movie nights in the dorm are pretty much a constant thing. Anytime I get a chance to go to Glacier Park, I will go. That place is amazing. Also, stopping at Echo Lake cafe on the way there just makes it that much better.