Season Shows

This season, the Bigfork Summer Playhouse repertory theatre offers a fantastic series of shows to suit every taste.

During repertory season, we feature four rotating shows – stay four days and see four plays!  Our 2020 repertory season:  Newsies, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Something Rotten and Sister Act.  In the late summer and early fall, we bring the musical extravaganza – Hits From the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. (v 8.0.1)

For tickets, please visit the Buy Tickets page or choose below.  Click here to view our updated 2020 Show Schedule.  (Tickets are on sale now).

NOTE: when you go to the tickets purchase button – dates with yellow/gold underline are the old dates and are NOT for sale.  You can choose the Black underline only.

there is an additional $1 per ticket sold as a fee that goes directly to the BCPA for building Preservation & Enhancement . This will be added at the end of your ticket purchase.

Repertory Season Shows

Newsies! (PG)

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Based on the 1992 Film

New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. With a funny, poignant book by Harvey Feirstein and stunning music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman — including the show-stopping Seize the Day, power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely new songs like Katherine’s “Watch What Happens — Newsies is a classic with the power to inspire.

Songs include: Santa Fe, Carrying The Banner, Watch What Happens, Seize the Day and more.

NOTE: when you go to the tickets purchase button – dates with yellow/gold underline are the old dates and are NOT for sale.  You can choose the Black underline only.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame  (PG)

Book by Peter Parnell
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

What makes a monster and what makes a man? This is the central theme of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a sweeping, grand-scale musical from Disney Theatrical. Based on the 1996 Disney film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his desire to one day be a part of the outside world. When he summons the courage to attend the Feast of Fools, he meets Esmeralda, a compassionate gypsy who protects him from an angry mob. But at the same time, Quasimodo’s master, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, and the new captain of the guard, Phoebus de Martin, fall in love with the beautiful girl. Adding to Quasimodo’s struggle is his punishment and derision from Frollo, following years of psychological abuse, and the danger posed by the gypsies, who are willing to kill any outsiders who venture into their secret hideout. But before Paris is burned to the ground, will Quasimodo be able to save Esmeralda from Frollo’s lust and anger? Will she return Quasimodo’s affection? Who is the true monster of Notre Dame?

Songs include: Out There, Topsy Turvy, God Help The Outcasts, Heaven’s Light, Made of Stone and more

NOTE: when you go to the tickets purchase button – dates with yellow/gold underline are the old dates and are NOT for sale.  You can choose the Black underline only.

Something Rotten (PG-13)

Book by John O’Farrell & Karey Kirkpatrick
Music by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick

Welcome to the Renaissance – set in the 1590’s, where the Black Plague has ceded power to the Puritans, farthingales and codpieces are the latest fashion trend, and the biggest “Rockstar” celebrity in England is a playwright named William Shakespeare. (also know as “The Bard”) In the midst of all this excitement, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are trying to keep their acting company afloat. In a desperate attempt to out-Bard the Bard, Nick consults with a soothsayer, who informs him that the future of theatre involves acting, singing, and dancing — sometimes all at once! As the Bottom brothers strive to write the world’s very first “musical”, they find themselves caught in a bitter battle with the Bard and the play’s the thing. Something Rotten! is a hysterical, joyous celebration of everything you love about Broadway and entertainment.

Songs include: Welcome to the Renaissance, God I Hate Shakespeare, Right Hand Man, Hard To Be The Bard, To Thine Own Self and more.

NOTE: when you go to the tickets purchase button – dates with yellow/gold underline are the old dates and are NOT for sale.  You can choose the Black underline only.

Sister Act (PG)

Book by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Based on the 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act tells the story of aspiring disco diva Deloris Van Cartier. Trying to work her way to the top in 1970s Philadelphia, Deloris falls in love with a very tough—and very married—gangster boyfriend named Curtis, and when Deloris witnesses him commit a murder she ends up in hiding on police orders in a convent whose parish has fallen on hard times. Though the sequin-free lifestyle doesn’t agree with her, Deloris finds her calling working with the choir, and breathes new life into the dusty convent while discovering a sisterhood she’s never had before.

Songs include: Take Me To Heaven, The Perfect Place, It’s Good To Be a Nun, I Could Be That Guy, The Life I Never Led, title Track – Sister Act and more.

NOTE: when you go to the tickets purchase button – dates with yellow/gold underline are the old dates and are NOT for sale.  You can choose the Black underline only.

Benefit Revue – Cancelled for 2020 season

July 26  (7:00)  One Night Only!  Cancelled for the 2020 season

This event has been cancelled due rescheduling for the the Covid-19 restrictions set early in the season.  We WILL still give out five $1000 Scholarships to deserving company members.  If you still wish to make a donation please contact us at tickets@bigforksummerplayhouse.com or call the box office at 406-837-4886.  Thanks for supporting continuing education. 

Benefit Revue, an evening of song and dance “from shows we’d like to do, from shows we’ve done in the past and from shows we promise we’ll never do,” in July.  All proceeds go toward the BSP scholarship fund. A Champagne reception follows the performance.  Come ‘meet the company’ while supporting education in the Arts.  (We plan to bring it back next season)

“…..This is my favorite show of the season……”

Mark your calendars and come to the theatre for this memorable event this season!

Hits From the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s (G-family)

August 27, 28 & 29
September 3, 4, & 5
7:30

The 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s were 3 decades of some of the finest Rock and Roll music! Enjoy an evening of staged hits from artists like The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, The Ciffons, The Spaniels, Elton John, The Big Bopper and many more as the Bigfork Summer Playhouse brings you the Hits of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s live onstage! (different than last summer’s lineup)
Tickets available now

NOTE: when you go to the tickets purchase button – dates with yellow/gold underline are the old dates and are NOT for sale.  You can choose the Black underline only.

BSP 2020 FLEX Pass

**Flex Pass sale from February 15 to March 15 ** Sale over for the 2020 Season

(sale from Feb 15 – March 15)

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