Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s 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. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.
Based on the 1902 story of the “Iron Mountain Baby” who was thrown off of a train and the 2013 Steve Martin/Edie Brickell bluegrass album Love Has Come for You, the Tony and Grammy-nominated musical opened on Broadway in 2016 and ran for about 3 months. Since then, Bright Star has toured nationally and is being performed across the country and in Canada.
The musical runs for three weekends from April 12th through April 28th and is perfect for bluegrass fans, musical theatre aficionados, and anyone who appreciates moving, beautiful stories. Bright Star is rated PG-13 for mature themes and mild language.
The complete performance schedule is as follows:
Friday/Saturday April 12th, 13th- 7:30pm
April 19th, 20th - 7:30pm
April 26th, 27th - 7:30pm
Sunday April 14th - 2:30pm
Saturday April 20th - 2:30pm
Sunday April 28th - 2:30pm