63rd Season Bigfork Summer Playhouse

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The 63rd Season of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse has been released. This year is another stellar season line up! Guests will get to enjoy a great season of shows that include Guys & Dolls, Mamma Mia, Freaky Friday, Broadway in Love, and The Full Monty.  Tickets for the 63rd Season Bigfork Summer Playhouse start at $19 for children and $27 for adults. 

Great entertainment, new faces in the company, shows you’ve never seen at BSP, a day on the lake, and a ‘swell’ place to spend some time in Bigfork. We look forward to seeing you in 2022.


63rd Season Bigfork Summer Playhouse

63rd Season Bigfork Summer Playhouse Details

Guys & Dolls (PG) .
Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan’s longtime
fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.

Mamma Mia (PG)
Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. Set to the music of ABBA – this is sure to get you singing and tapping your toes.

Freaky Friday (PG)
An adaptation of the classic novel and beloved films, Freaky Friday follows teenager Ellie Blake and her mother, Katherine, on the weirdest, strangest, craziest, freakiest day of their whole lives. On a fateful Friday, the day before Katherine’s wedding, something magical occurs when mother and daughter swap bodies. Now a Broadway musical – come relive the fun!

The Full Monty (MA)
After losing his job at a steel factory, Jerry learns that his wife wants to sue him for missed child support payments. Desperate for money, Jerry and his friend Dave decide to create their own male strip-tease act. The two friends recruit four more men, including their former foreman and a security guard. The group promises that their show will succeed
because they are willing to go “the Full Monty”. (Completely naked.)

Broadway in Love (PG)
One night only! Broadway in Love is a musical celebration of Broadway’s most touching, hilarious and captivating love songs. Bigfork Summer Playhouse alum, Stephan Stubbins (from Broadway’s Mary Poppins), joins his wife, Libby Servais (from Broadway’s Wicked) in concert as they bring lightness and depth to your favorite songs from Broadway and beyond. For
more information visit BroadwayInLove.com.

The HITS of the 50s, 60s & 70s (PG)
The 50s, 60s & 70s were 3 decades of some of the finest Rock and Roll music! Enjoy an evening of staged hits from artists like The Spaniels, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, The Beatles, Billy Joel, and more as the Bigfork Summer Playhouse brings you the HITS OF THE 50s, 60s & 70s, live onstage! (Different from last summer’s lineup.)

Get your tickets to the 63rd Season Bigfork Summer Playhouse  – HERE

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About the Bigfork Summer Playhouse

The Bigfork Summer Playhouse was founded in 1960 by Dr. Firman ‘Bo’ Brown and his wife Margery Hunter Brown as a place for University of Montana theatre students to perform in the summer.  In 1964, Brown hired Don Thomson as a technician and the following season, Don encouraged Jude (Judy) Irvin to join the BSP crew as the piano player.  Don and Jude were married in the fall of 1965 and later acquired the theatre in 1968.  While both of Don and Jude’s sons earned degrees in the entertainment business and have worked at BSP in past summers, the eldest, Brach, joined Don and Jude as one of the owners and producers of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in 2001. Learn more – HERE

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Spring Festival Mahler 5 and Mozart

Spring Festival Mahler 5 and Mozart (Glacier Symphony)

On Saturday, May 14 and Sunday May 15, 2022, the Spring Festival Mahler 5 And Mozart will take place at the Flathead High School Performance Hall. In celebration of Maestro Zoltek’s 25th season, Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Zoltek will have concerts featuring Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No.5 in C # minor for large orchestra composed in 1902. This powerfully expansive, technically demanding 5-movement masterpiece includes the exquisitely beautiful Adagietto, one of Mahler’s most popular movements said to be a musical expression of love to his wife, Alma. Our concert will open with a piano concerto by Mozart featuring piano soloist Robert Satterlee, originally from the Flathead!

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Spring Festival Mahler 5 and Mozart Details

 Dates: Saturday, May 14 & Sunday May 15, 2022

Time: Saturday – 7:30pm and Sunday 3:00pm

Location: Flathead High School Performance Hall

Price: $31-$41

Get your Tickets HERE now!

About Glacier Symphony

The Glacier Symphony, Orchestra and Chorale, is one of the most active performing arts organizations in the inner-mountain northwest. Located in Montana’s beautiful Flathead Valley, the symphony produces a yearly Masterworks season of subscription concerts, educational programming for area schools, the family-friendly outdoor Symphony Night at Rebecca Farm, exclusive special events, and the region’s only weeklong classical music series, Festival Amadeus. Join us as we explore the finest in classical music!

The Glacier Symphony, Orchestra and Chorale has its roots in the 1970’s when the Performing Arts Council was formed from a core of music lovers in the Flathead Valley. The Council sponsored recitals and summer concerts in the Valley and later formed The Hockaday Chamber Orchestra, which performed a series of concerts. Glacier Symphony members of this early group included Doug James, Lindy James, and Shauneen and Ray Garner. Learn more – HERE.

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Spring Festival Mozart Requiem and Mahler

Spring Festival Mozart Requiem and Mahler (Glacier Symphony)

On Saturday, April 30 and Sunday May 1, 2022, the Spring Festival Mozart Requiem And Mahler is coming to the Flathead High School Performance Hall. This year is Maestro Zoltek’s 25th year as the music director and conductor and each year is even better than the last.

Glacier Symphony Logo & Spring Festival Mozart Requiem Mahler

Spring Festival Mozart Requiem and Mahler Details

On the program is Mozart’s “Requiem”, an iconic piece surrounded by folklore. Anyone who has seen the play or movie “Amadeus” knows that the piece was commissioned by a mysterious stranger in a grey cloak a few months before the composer’s death. Fantasy has it that the stranger was Mozart’s “rival” Salieri and that the composer was poisoned or that Death himself commissioned the work knowing that he was coming for Mozart soon. The truth is that the piece was commissioned by a man who had a habit of doing so anonymously so that he could claim the work as his own and that in this case it was to commemorate his deceased wife. Because Mozart died at about 1 a.m. on December 5th when he had completed only the first two movements of the work, it was finished by one of his pupils so that his widow Constanze would be paid. But then again, on the day he died Mozart said, “Didn’t I say before that I was writing this Requiem for myself?” And, according to one eyewitness account, “his last movement was an attempt to express with his mouth the drum passages in the Requiem.” So who knows the truth? Except that it is one of the most transcendent choral works ever written. And you have the rare opportunity to hear it performed LIVE by the Glacier Symphony and Chorale with spectacular guest soloists! Don’t miss out on Spring Festival Mozart Requiem Mahler 2022!

Get your Spring Festival Mozart Requiem Mahler tickets – HERE.

About Glacier Symphony

The Glacier Symphony, Orchestra and Chorale, is one of the most active performing arts organizations in the inner-mountain northwest. Located in Montana’s beautiful Flathead Valley, the symphony produces a yearly Masterworks season of subscription concerts, educational programming for area schools, the family-friendly outdoor Symphony Night at Rebecca Farm, exclusive special events, and the region’s only weeklong classical music series, Festival Amadeus. Join us as we explore the finest in classical music!

The Glacier Symphony, Orchestra and Chorale has its roots in the 1970’s when the Performing Arts Council was formed from a core of music lovers in the Flathead Valley. The Council sponsored recitals and summer concerts in the Valley and later formed The Hockaday Chamber Orchestra, which performed a series of concerts. Glacier Symphony members of this early group included Doug James, Lindy James, and Shauneen and Ray Garner. Learn more – HERE.

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Sense and Sensibility

There is still time to get your tickets to the Sense and Sensibility Whitefish Theatre Co production. Only 3 shows remain of Sense and Sensibility, Kate Hamill’s exuberant and theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen’s perennial favorite. The Dashwood sisters – prudent Elinore and impulsive Marianne – find their world turned upside down after their father’s death, which robs them of their wealth, social standing, and most importantly, chances for marriage. Mix in a few dashing love interests and a gaggle of gossipy socialites, the sisters must learn to mix sense with sensibility, their opposite temperaments, to find true happiness. Called “inventive, faithful, and clever”, this marvelous play will delight Austen fans and novices alike.

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Sense and Sensibility Details

DATES/TIMES: April 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30pm.

DIRECTOR: Nancy Nei

CAST: Jessica Henkelmann, Desiree Albonetti-Roberson, David Reese, Matt Strool, Dawn Watland, Andrew Matulionis, Scarlett Schindler, Annelise Mason, Scott Plotkin, Nicki Corne, Stuart Green, Jan Simpson, and Jessa Ash.

Get your tickets – HERE. 

DIRECTOR’S NOTES: NANCY NEI

Producing Sense and Sensibility has been a roller coaster ride for everyone involved as the set is like a giant puzzle of multiple scenes in a dozen locations. Multiple columns of varying sizes are assembled by the actors to become the furniture of various elegant rooms in palatial English houses, as well as the cottage the Dashwood sisters are forced to move to when their father dies. All of this adds to a very theatrical and playful version of this honored story that continues to touch on modern themes – how two young women who suffer misfortune and societal pressures find family, resilience and their personal voice.

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Whitefish Arts Festival

43rd Annual Whitefish Arts Festvial 2022

Are you ready for the 43rd Annual Whitefish Arts Festival? If you are tired of shopping on Amazon and other big box stores, mark your calendar for the best Whitefish Arts Festival during the 4th of July weekend. 

“An annual favorite throughout the Northwest, the Whitefish Arts Festival maintains a long tradition of high quality arts and fine crafts. Whitefish is a picturesque village nestled in the Flathead Valley of Montana featuring beautiful lakes, majestic mountains, and friendly folks strolling the streets during the 4th of July weekend.”

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Whitefish Arts Festival Details

The Whitefish Arts Festival has a long history of drawing top artists and craftspeople from all over the country who work across the mediums from stellar canvas art pieces to top quality jewelry to unique sculpture and metal arts and everything in between. Want to get a jump on your Christmas shopping? This is the perfect opportunity to find those perfect gifts while supporting local businesses. Guests can expect over 100 different vendors that range from painters and jewelers to food vendors and services. The festival is located at Whitefish’s Depot Park on the corner of Central Avenue and Railway Street in the heart of scenic downtown Whitefish. Learn more – HERE

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Young At Art

Young At Art

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 5 until 7pm, come on out to the Young at Art Exhibit at the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center located at 525 Electric Avenue in Bigfork, Montana. The Young At Art Exhibit features expressions of young artists in the Bigfork area. The Exhibit is free for all to attend and enjoy.  Learn more – HERE.

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”

About Bigfork Art & Cultural Center
The Bigfork Art and Cultural Center’s mission is to serve as a creative, educational, and experiential hub for people of all ages. BACC aspires to be the creative catalyst at the heART of our community. “We at the Bigfork Art and Cultural Center believe that art is for everybody–art enriches our community and connects people whose paths might not otherwise cross. We are committed to providing quality, diverse exhibitions and cultural offerings that engage, inspire, and transform.” BACC provides opportunities for Montana artists, celebrates and preserves the history of Bigfork and Montana, and explores new trends and directions in art and culture. BACC’s Community Collaborations Gallery and Program invites residents and visitors–from novices to experts–to exhibit and contribute to collaborative artworks.

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Lord of the Strings- Opus 2, Film Scores

Lord of the Strings- Opus 2, Film Scores

The second concert of the series Lord of the Strings, originated by Wai Mizutani. Come and enjoy original remakes of iconic film scores!

On Sunday, February 27, 2022, starting at 3pm, the Lord of the Strings – Opus 2, Film Scores is coming to Flathead High School in Kalispell, Montana. Opus 2- Film Scores is the second installment of the concert series Lord of the Strings, originated and directed by the world-famous violinist Wai Mizutani.

Film Scores brings you your favorite music from your favorite movies- with a twist. Featuring local professionals Wai Mizutani (violin), Jordan Neiman (piano), and Rob Spencer (drums), and also presenting some dance numbers performed by Lakeside Dance Studio, the songs are given a new feel with original arrangements and high-quality performances.

Wai Mizutani is a adjunct professor at Flathead Valley Community College Music Department. Wai Mizutani graduated from The Juilliard School of Music and today is a world-renowned musician. Jordan Neiman is a graduate of Flathead High School, received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a Master or Music degree from the Boston Conservatory and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and today he teaches and performs in Kalispell. Rob Spencer has been drumming since he was 12 years old and has even opened his own Percussion Store called the Drum Den where he offers the latest in drumming products, accessories and lessons. 

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Lord of the Strings- Opus 2, Film Scores Details

Sunday, February 27, 2022 – 3pm-6:30pm

Flathead High School, 644 4th Avenue West, Kalispell

Tickets $2.00-$15.00

Get Tickets – HERE

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Not Your Sweetheart Comedy Special

Not Your Sweetheart Comedy Special

Have you been running low on your comedy and laughter daily doses? On Friday, February 11, 2022, Vick Barbolak is coming to the Majestic Valley Arena for the Not Your Sweetheart Comedy Special. This will be the perfect way to spend your Valentine’s Day Weekend. Make it a date night or simply come on out with friends and family. This will be one of the best ways to start your weekend fun. 

Not Your Sweetheart Comedy Special Details

Date and time
Fri, February 11, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM MST

Location
Majestic Valley Arena, 3630 U.S. 93, Kalispell, MT 59901

Tickets
$15-$250

Buy Your Tickets – HERE

 

 

About Vicki Barbolak

Vicki Barbolak is one of America’s funniest comedians. She was a fan favorite and top 10 finalist on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent on NBC. Vicki was also featured on the 2019 AGT Champions show. Supporting act Jackie Rapetti is a talented up and coming comedian who has taken the Montana comedy scene by storm!! There will be several other Local and Regional comedians on this show.

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In The Mood: An Evening of Big Band Swing

In the mood an evening big swing

Have you decided on your Valentine’s Day Weekend fun? Why don’t you step back in time with the Alpine Theatre Project for In The Mood: An Evening of Big Band Swing at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center? Enjoy the swinging hits of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, the Gershwins, and more – complete with a full Big Band & Broadway vocalists.

In The Mood: An Evening of Big Band Swing Details

Performances will take place on Saturday, February 12th, 2022 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 13th, 2022 at 7:00 pm. The performances will be held at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center located at 127 Spokane Avenue in Whitefish, Montana. Tickets are $39.00 per person. Get your tickets – HERE.

About Alpine Theatre

Founded in 2004 by three Broadway veterans, Betsi Morrison (Broadway’s The Sound of Music), Luke Walrath (Broadway’s 42nd Street), and David Ackroyd (Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God), Alpine Theatre Project has been bringing Broadway talent, production, and education to Flathead Valley residents since 2004. Its artists have performed in over 190 Broadway productions, won 4 Tony Awards, 7 Emmy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, and 1 Academy Award. Since its founding, ATP has become one of the most talked-about and unique cultural institutions in the Inland Northwest, with notices in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, American Theatre Magazine, and Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine, which named ATP as one of the attractions that make Whitefish, Montana “One of the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America.”

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FREE Valentine’s Craft Day!

FREE Valentine's Craft Day!

Are you looking for something fun and affordable to do in celebration for Valentine’s Day? On Saturday February 12, 2022, from noon until 2pm, head over to the Stumptown Art Studio in Whitefish, Montana, for a little bit of crafty fun. The classroom will be set up for everyone to make cards and little Valentine’s gifts to give to friends, family and maybe even your sweetie.

FREE Valentine's Craft Day

Free Valentine’s Day Craft Day Details

There is no registration needed to participate in the Free Valentine’s Day Craft Day. Simply, drop into the studio anytime from noon until 2pm. Cookies and hot chocolate will also be served to help inspire those crafty minds.

About Stumptown Art Studio

Stumptown Art Studio: Whitefish, Montana’s Non-Profit Art, est. 1995. Art classes, pottery painting, glass fusing, art supplies, gallery space, outreach programs, field trips, public art, clay studio, scholarships, Art For All!

Stumptown Art Studio provides art opportunities for kids and adults in our own classroom and off-site art instruction in area schools through field trips and off-site outreach classes. Our traveling art mobile, the Van Gogh…visits locations throughout the area; public and private schools, special needs organizations, youth enrichment programs, senior centers and more.

What is great about Stumptown Art Studio is that you can stop in anytime to paint pottery, fuse glass, and more! The studio is open from Monday through Saturday from 10am until 6pm and Sunday noon until 5pm.  Learn more – HERE.

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