Musical theatre seniors David Leppert and Yael Reich spent their summer acting together in four different shows in the Montana regional theatre Bigfork Summer Playhouse.
Along with smaller roles in other shows, Leppert and Reich took on the roles of Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Anita in West Side Story, respectively.
Leppert described the experience as a dream, although it took hard work. He did not have a day off during his first nine weeks.
But he said he was happy to have a friend in a new environment.
“It was also a delight being able to see each other grow and develop as performers through this experience,” he said.
Reich agreed. She said days were long but reaffirming for her career goals.
“Working with David was amazing,” Reich said. “I watched him grow and shine on stage and it made me so happy to see him in a professional setting.”
Leppert was recently seen as Officer Lockstock in UF’s production of Urinetown and Rusty Charlie in Guys and Dolls.
Reich’s notable performances include Adelaide in UF’s production of Guys and Dolls and Miss Pennywise in Urinetown.
At the end of this month, they will be starring together as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett in the School of Theatre + Dance’s production of Sweeney Todd.