Bright Star

FEB 26 - MAR 27, 2021

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Music, Book, and Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics, and Story by Edie Brickell
Directed by Paul Daigneault

Executive Producers
Somerled Charitable/Macdonald CGF
Keith Macdonald
Paul & Jennifer Walsh
Associate Producers
Alex Baker
Susan Black
Joey Riddle
Jim Stiles

2016 Tony Award Nominee for Best Musical! Created by comedy legend Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set in the American South during the 1920s and ’40s. This richly emotional story weaves together two chapters in the life of literary editor Alice Murphy; the first, as a young backwoods girl in love with the son of a prominent family; and the second, as mentor to a young soldier just back from the war. Propelled by a rousing country and bluegrass score, and brimming with charm, Bright Star is a refreshingly original and daringly hopeful new entry in the musical theatre canon.

RUN TIME: Two hours and 35 minutes, with intermission.

  • Cast

    Amy Barker* ….. Mama Murphy
    Matt DaSilva* ….. Daryl Ames/Dr. Norquist
    Laura Marie Duncan* ….. Alice Murphy
    Melissa Geerlof ….. Lucy Grant
    Will McGarrahan* ….. Daddy Murphy
    Jared Scott Miller ….. Billy Cane
    Robert Saoud* ….. Mayor Josiah Dobbs
    Stephen Shore* ….. Jimmy Ray Dobbs
    Taylor Thomas ….. Ensemble/Margo [u/s]
    Jude Torres ….. Ensemble
    Victor Castillo Tracey ….. Ensemble/Max/Billy [u/s]
    Santina Umbach ….. Margo Crawford
    Eleri Ward ….. Ensemble/Alice [u/s]

    Click here for full cast bios.

  • Production Team

    Scenic Design by Jenna McFarland Lord
    Costume Design by Miranda Kau Giurleo**
    Lighting Design by TBA
    Sound Design by Andrew Duncan Will

    L. Arkansas Light*, Production Stage Manager
    Katherine Humbert*, Assistant Stage Manager

  • Special Events

    Sundays: 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 following 3:00 pm performances

    Join us for a talkback with artists from the show.