Say hello to Jillian Paige! Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Jillian is spending her first summer with the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in beautiful Bigfork, Montana and we are thrilled to have her with us.
We asked Jillian a few questions about herself, and here’s what she had to say.
What role(s) do you play at the BSP this season?
This season, I’m playing Jane in Tarzan, Anybodys in West Side Story, Ruth in Thoroughly Modern Mille, and Estelle in The Full Monty.
What is your personal history with theatre?
I grew up putting on homemade shows, utilizing my family’s cats and forcing my little sister to play supporting roles in my melodramas about budding stars-turned-princesses. In second grade, a teacher noticed my flare for dramatics and recommended me for a child part in a Kentucky Opera production of The Mikado. Opera was a good fit for many years so I completed a degree in Classical Vocal Performance at Belmont University before receiving a Masters in Musical Theatre at Oklahoma City University this past May.
This is my first season at Bigfork and I’m honored to be a part of this incredible company. I auditioned for the Thomsons at the Unified Professional Theatre Auditions in Memphis this past February. I didn’t tell them at the time, but that day was my birthday and the opportunity to come here was the best birthday gift I could have asked for!
What is your favorite thing to do in your “off” time while staying in Bigfork?
I’m a beer fanatic so I can’t wait to spend more nights at the Garden Bar once our schedule clears up. I’m planning a camping trip in Glacier Park and I can already smell the campfire and s’mores. I strongly believe that I was a mermaid in another life so I’m looking forward to spending more time out on the water.
What are your plans after the BFSP season ends?
I will be moving to Chicago this fall after our season at Bigfork Summer Playhouse ends.
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