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Happy Fall to all!  Since the pumpkin spice is abundant and the stores are filled with bagged candy and black and orange decor, it seems to be the right time to talk of holiday plans.  Next month,  Nikki will return to one of her favorite haunts, The Old Creamery Theatre, to embark on yet another Mavis adventure! A CBL Christmas: Away in a Basement returns to the Amanas, playing from November 15--December 20--This delightful nostalgic holiday romp was such a hit back in 2013, several additional performances were required! That being said, the wise folk at OCTC, knowing how much audiences love the CBL's (especially during the holiday season),  have already been scheduled additional Saturday matinee performances on November 17, December 1, 8, & 15!  This upcoming adventureseems extra  LUCKY since this will be Nikki's 7th consecutive CBL romp at OCTC since 2010, when the series was introduced to the Amana audiences, and will start over in the spring of 2019 (more on that in a bit)!

Nikki will take a breather for Christmas merriment, but not too long after the champagne is consumed and 2019 has been rung in, Nikki will be preparing to bundle up, pack her bags, and board the bus for another fun filled tour adventure, you betcha!  CBL 6:  Rise Up, O Men will be hitting the road and bringing joy and hilarity (and a few new characters) to various venues across the country.  All dates and info will be available soon, so feel free to check back on this website as well as!  We will be hitting the road February 22 and traveling along until April 20!

Then, since Old Creamery Theatre Company knows a great series when one comes along, Nikki will no sooner pull her luggage off the bus, and it will be springtime and she will get to head back to the Amanas!  The original Church Basement Ladies (her ninth round) will run from May 2--May 26!  


2018 has been a bit of a slower year in her career, but Nikki did add a new venue to her resume when she traveled to the town of Hagerstown, Indiana and had a very busy summer romp with the newly revived, Nettle Creek Players.  Along with crooning many an Indiana based tune in the original musical revue, Hoosier Harmony (which also got the treat of performing for two weekends at the gorgeous Brown County Playhouse in Nashville Indiana), Nikki got to return to a Sondheim favorite, Into the Woods as Jack's Mother!

A little bit of 2017 theatrical adventures included adding Rise Up, O Men to her resume (again there were many sold out crowds requiring three additional matinees).  Before returning to her favorite alter ego, Mavis, she ventured a bit outside of her comfort zone by donning a pair of roller skates (for the first time since high school) and glided hilariously & very cautiously across the Old Creamery stage as Betty Blast in Footloose.

 For the record, there was only one wipe out during the entire run (and nothing was wounded exept for pride)!  That Sunday's matinee audiience was very forgiving, and needless to say, Nikki was quite grateful for the "video prohibited during a live performance" rule!

Other fond adventures of the past year included returning to the very first chapter of Church Basement Ladies (for her 8th vigorous round) at the beautiful Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, Georgia.  The audience response, like those in the Amanas, was not only so enthusiastic that three additional performances were required, but the cast was honored with a Suzi Bass nomination for Best Ensemble!  Nikki then ventured to more stunning surroundings in Holland, Michigan to make her debut at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre where she crooned about being a great waitress in Working & stayed equally busy in one of her favorites, Annie!




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