2019-20 Season

Bright Star

Book by Steve Martin

Lyrics by Edie Brickell

Music by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, 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 their lives.  An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

221 Farmers Alley



Directed by Kathy Mulay

Music Direction by Cole P. Abod

Choreography by Jeremy Blair


Alice Murphy Michelle Duffy*

Jimmy Ray Dobbs Jeremy Koch

Margo Crawford Natalie Duncan

Lucy Grant Miranda Vandenberg

Billy Cane Dean Cestari*

Daddy Cane Michael Ehlers*

Daddy Murphy James Ilsley

Mama Murphy Sandra Bremer

Mayor Josiah Dobbs D. Neil Bremer

Daryl Ames Ben Marshall

Ensemble Brian Panse

Ensemble Kris Allemang Stahl

Ensemble MerryRose Howley

Ensemble Stanley Misevich

Ensemble Atis Kleinbergs

Ensemble Ava Schmidt