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Bright Star

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.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama, Comedy

  • Time Period: 1920s, 1940s / WWII
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Senior, Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Professional Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Nominee! 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical (2016)
    Winner! Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music (2016)
    Winner! Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical (2016)
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.

REVIEWS:

"The songs boast simple but seductive melodies, and lyrics that have a sweet, homespun quality..."

 The New York Times

"...Martin, a master ironist, captures some of that old-school spirit with a book that's as forthright as it is smart, funny and charming..."

 USA Today

Did you miss the livestream of the Bright Star concert featuring Steve Martin, Edie Brickell and the incredible Carmen Cusack? Watch the full concert here, including a bonus talk back.

Premiere Production: Bright Star opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre on March 24, 2016 and was directed by Walter Bobbie.
  • Casting: 9M, 6F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Chorus Size: Small/Medium

  • ALICE MURPHY
    BILLY CANE
    DADDY CANE
    MARGO
    MAX
    FLORENCE
    EDNA
    DARYL
    LUCY
    MAMA MURPHY
    DADDY MURPHY
    MAYOR DOBBS
    JIMMY RAY DOBBS
    STANFORD
    DR. NORQUIST
    GOVERNMENT CLERK
    ENSEMBLE
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    1 x Script / Vocal Book / Score Sampler

    $24.00
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    $10.00
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    1 x Director's Script
    1 x Cast Script/Vocal Book
    1 x Piano-Vocal Score

    $75.00
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    25 x Cast Scripts/Vocal Books
    3 x Director's Scripts
    2 x Piano-Conductor's Scores (Piano, Accordion)

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

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    Mandolin (Mandolin, Guitar)
    Banjo (Banjo, Long Neck Banjo, Guitar)
    Violin/Viola
    Cello
    Upright Bass
    Drums
    Fiddle
    Percussion List: Bass drum with foot pedal, snare drum, floor tom, cajon, very small cajon, djembe, one pair hi hat cymbals, 2 suspended cymbals, 1 medium ride cymbal, Hi Hat, 3 cymbal stands, Mark Tree, Tambourine, Egg Shaker, Small metal tube shaker, Small triangle, 1 pair finger cymbals, Black Jam block, Wooden Musical Spoons, 18" Remo Frame drum, Thigh slap sound, a variety of different brushes, mallets, triangle beaters, medium broomsticks, Vader Cajon sticks, Regal Conga mallets, soft suspended cymbal mallets)

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
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    $300.00
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    $300.00