Bright Star - Inspired by a True Story


Bright Star

Inspired by a true story

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September 6 – 29, 2019

Main Stage

Tickets: Starting at $53 (Previews $36)

Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Directed by Rod A. Lansberry
Musical Direction by Eric Alsford
Choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck

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Set against the rich backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bright Star weaves an emotional tale of love, loss, and understanding told through the timeless sounds of bluegrass music. A Grammy-and-Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell provides the perfect vehicle for beautiful melodies to tell this powerfully moving story.

Regional Premiere


Genre: Bluegrass, Broadway, Drama


Content: Young Adult to Adult


Performance Dates

Performances: September 6 – 29, 2019, Tues – Sat at 7:30 pm, Wed at 1:00 pm, Sat – Sun at 2:00 pm


Talk Backs

These discussions offered after select performances cover interesting subjects about the production with members of the cast, director and/or designers.

Talk Back opportunities:

  • Tuesday, September 17 after the 7:30 pm performance
  • Wednesday, September 25 after the 1 pm performance
  • Thursday, September 26 after the 7:30 pm performance

Cast List


Alice Murphy - Merideth Kaye Clark*


Billy Cane - Jake Mendes*


Daddy Cane - Jeffrey Roark*


Margo Crawford - Steph Holmbo


Daryl Ames - Elliot Peterson*


Lucy Grant - Rebecca Spence


Jimmy Ray Dobbs - Dieter Bierbrauer*