Kelsey Bearman

July 26-August 4, 2024

Directed by Lori Renna

From Grammy winners Steve Martin and Edie Brickell comes Bright Star, a musical that tells a tale of love and redemption set in the American South of the 1920s and 40s.

Inspired by a real event, Bright Star offers something very different from most of today’s musicals—an Americana musical with picking banjoes, barn dances and characters you root for even as fate seems determined to defeat them.

Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.

Kelsey Bearman

Zachary Thompson

Tim Grumich

Natalie Sannes

Will Clawson

Moira Healy

Hali Russell

Kevin Sontheimer

Stefanie Kluba

Lisa Karpowicz

Colin Dowd

Ken Clark

Nathan Hakenewerth

Emerson Lentz

Kim Klick

Heather Fehl

Pam Geppert

Elizabeth Holt

Michael Kramer

Alie Morgan

Alice Murphy

Billy Cane

Daddy Cane







Mama Murphy

Daddy Murphy

Mayor Dobbs

Jimmy Ray Dobbs


Dr. Norquist

Well-dressed Woman

Government Clerk




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