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Discount cannot be used retroactively or combined with any other offer. Ends 4/12/23.

March 31 - April 16, 2023
Thursday - Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m. (No performance 4/9)
Preview Performances:
Wednesday, Mar. 29
 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mainstage

Price: Tickets start at $32 (for ages 13+)
Child seats (2-12) start at $25
For groups of 10+, email

Rating: Recommended for ages 13+

Bright Star

Sponsored by: The Huisking Foundation | Janet & Paul Kavinoky | Karen & Joel Piassick | James P. Raymond Foundation

Bright Star is an ode to Americana, with lyrics from Edie Brickell and book/music by Steve Martin (an award-winning banjo player as well as an actor & writer). It tells the story of Alice Murphy at two points in her life: the first when she is a wild, barefoot girl in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the second when she is a well-to-do magazine editor 22 years later. As a girl in the 1920s, she falls for handsome Jimmy Ray, the mayor’s son. Their love falls victim to ambitious parents, and their newborn son is whisked away against Alice’s will. Twenty years later, staid Alice meets an aspiring young writer named Billy and finds that they share a mysterious connection that will deliver them from the past.

Check out this trailer from the original Broadway production.

Girl in a jacket

ASL-Interpreted Performance

Theatre is for everyone! We strive to provide an ASL-interpreted performance for each show.

Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Email to secure seats near the interpreter.

Thanks to our 2023-2024 Professional Series Sponsors

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