Extend a warm welcome back to Chris Furrer, Actor, from Pittsburgh, PA! Returning for a second season at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, Chris is excited to be back in Bigfork and we’re thrilled to have him! Get to know Chris by reading more about him below…
What role(s) do you play at the BSP this season?
Daddy Warbucks — Annie
Mal Beineke — The Addams Family
Anselmo — Man of La Mancha
Principle Harry Clark/Ensemble — Footloose
Cast Member – Hits of the 50’s, 60′s, and 70’s (post season show)
How long have you been at Bigfork Summer Playhouse?
This is my second summer at Bigfork. Last summer, I played Dave Bukatinski in The Full Monty and was featured in Tarzan, West Side Story, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. I chose to return to Bigfork because of the amazing experience I had last summer and I can’t wait to make a summer’s worth of new memories.
Please share your personal history with theatre.
I auditioned for my first show when I was 16. I instantly fell in love with performance. I then continued to audition for my high school’s shows and also our local community theater. Performance was a liberating escape for me and the support that I had from my family and friends contributed. After three years of performing, I decided that I wanted to continue to study performance and decide to audition to be a musical theater major.
Once accepted into college, I performed and worked backstage for many shows and attended auditions and conferences like SETC, where I was hired by Bigfork Summer Playhouse. Some of my favorite past roles include The Baker in Into the Woods, Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Hines in The Pajama Game, Rod in Avenue Q, Thenardier in Les Miserables, and Police Sergeant in Pirates of Penzance.
What is your favorite thing to do in your “off” time while staying in Bigfork?
So far, I’ve had a lot of fun going to Burger Town or Dairy Queen with the rest of the company! I’ve also visited the river rocks a few times –a very peaceful and beautiful spot. I’m looking forward to being able to swim in the lake and go white water rafting again. I am also very excited about revisiting Glacier National Park.
What are your plans after the BFSP season ends?
I am a recent graduate, earning my BA in Music Theater. In the fall, I plan to move to Chicago to pursue a career as a performer.