Freshman Nick Christman Finishes First Year with 'Chicago' Performance

Thursday, May 18, 2017
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- As he swung his hips around, dressed in a dazzling, sparkling outfit, drama major Nick Christman sent the audience spiraling into laughter. The 19-year-old freshman performed the role of the court clerk in SF State’s production of “Chicago,” holding a Bible aloft as a fellow actor — playing a witness — placed his hand on the book. Christman said that although his family showed up to support him in high school, “Chicago” was his first chance to show his family his commitment to theater. Christman plans to continue to audition for shows every semester — or at least for every spring musical. “Next semester, the School of Theatre and Dance, they’re doing a production of ‘Hair’ and I’m thinking of auditioning for that,” Christman said. Christman said he aims to be a professional actor in the future. “It’s one thing I know I’m good at and I can do for the rest of my life.”