Bright Star

Theatre of the Damned

Bright Star is a musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. It is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1945–46 with flashbacks to 1923. The musical is inspired by their Grammy-winning collaboration on the 2013 bluegrass album Love Has Come for You[1] and, in turn, the folk story of the Iron Mountain Baby. "The shining achievement of the musical is its winsome country and bluegrass score, with music by Mr. Martin and Ms. Brickell, and lyrics by Ms. Brickell. The complicated plot, divided between two love stories that turn out to have an unusual connection, threatens to get a little too diffuse and unravel like a ball of yarn rolling off a knitter’s lap. But the songs — yearning ballads and square-dance romps rich with fiddle, piano and banjo, beautifully played by our in house band — provide a buoyancy that keeps the momentum from stalling."
Theatre/Venue NameShenton Theatre, Geelong High School
Venue addressCnr Ryrie & Garden St, Geelong VIC 3219
All performance dates and start times
Friday 29 April, 7.30pm
Saturday 30 April, 7.30pm
Wednesday 4 May, 7.30pm
Thursday 5 May, 7.30pm
Friday 6 May, 7.30pm
Saturday 7 May, 2pm & 7.30pm
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Creative Team

Director – Katie Williams
Musical Director – Jase Harrison
Choreographer – Andrew Coomber

Cast List

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