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Bright Star

Bright Star

Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin, Music, Lyrics & Story by Edie Brickell and directed by Tracy Bersley

July 17–28
an uplifting theatrical journey

Bright Star is the culmination of PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory, a six-week practicum for high school students—both on stage and behind the scenes—combining top-notch teaching with unparalleled practical experience. Students work with professional directors, choreographers, musical directors, and theatre technicians to mount a professional quality production for all to enjoy.

Featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven 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. Inspired by a real event, set in many familiar locations in North Carolina, and 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. It’s a theatrical experience as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

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Director & Choreographer: Tracy Bersley
Music Director: Dan Toot
Scenic Design: Anita Tripathi
Costume Design: Derrick Ivey
Lighting Design: Jake Kavanagh
Sound Design: Stevan Dupor



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