Written by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Directed by Erin McKiernan
Inspired by a true story, 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.
Bright Star was nominated for several Tony Awards in 2016 including Best Musical and Best Original Score. It won the Theatre World Awards Outstanding New Broadway Musical Award.
Erin McKiernan is our Jewel Box Artistic Director. She directed Love Always Patsy Cline, Black Tie, Origin of Love Showcase, and Next to Normal. At Bremerton Community Theatre, she directed As You Like It, A View From The Bridge, Forever Plaid, and My Way.
Audience recommendation: All ages except small children.