Jenkintown Music Theatre Presents

Music, Book & Lyrics by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 2024

The Kuykendall Auditorium at Jenkintown High School

BRIGHT STAR is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

Performances

Evening: April 5, 6, 12, 13 (8 PM)
Matinee: April 7 (3:00 PM) and 13 (2 PM)

Bright Star Overview

Director: Jennifer Corsanico Berger
Musical Direction
: Ed Conrad
Choreography
: Samantha Kuhl
Co-Producers
: Jennifer Abrevaya & Kelly Severns Curtis
Performance Dates:
April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 2024
Run time:
Approximately 2:00 hours

Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-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. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

Cast & Production Team

production team

Director: Jennifer Corsanico Berger
Musical Direction
: Ed Conrad
Choreography
: Samantha Kuhl
Co-Producers
: Jennifer Abrevaya & Kelly Severns Curtis
Stage Manager:
Riley Williams
Set Design:  Eliot Curtis
Costume Design: Austin Ginsberg
Lighting Design
: Bill Pross
Sound Design
: John Rudolf
Makeup Design: Sue Bloom
Properties
: Allison Bruen
Assistant Stage Manager
: Devany Diamond

Cast

  • Alice Murphy Lisa Starke
  • Jimmy Ray Dobbs Kevin Palardy
  • Billy Cane Alex Atiyeh
  • Margo Crawford Madeleine Herst
  • Mayor Josiah Dobbs Keith Tracton
  • Daddy Murphy Paul Ellis
  • Mama Murphy Jennifer Abrevaya
  • Daddy Cane Robert Geils
  • Daryl Ames Tanner Diggs
  • Lucy Grant Jenn Smith
  • Florence Noelle Joy Fiorentino
  • Edna Colette Mahar
  • Stanford Adams Paul Pope
  • Dr. Norquist Evan Schwartz
  • Max Shiloh Pabst

Dance ensemble

• Daphney Beltramo • Kelly Curtis • Connor Kealey •

 • Nicole Kochanasz • Sue Kuhl • Sara Montserrat •

• Carol Ribner • Melissa Tierney •

Ensemble

• Amy Cuker • Caitlyn Deviney • Cristina Duffey •

 • Andrea Foulkes • Pamela Jones • Molly Lazer •

• Isabella Marino •

Cast

Production and Creative Team

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Bright Star Poster

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Writers

Steve Martin

Music, Book, and Story by Steve Martin

Stephen Martin is one of the most well-known and pervasive talents in entertainment. His work has earned him an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards (two for comedy, three for music), an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award and the Kennedy Center Honor. As an author, Martin’s work includes the plays Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Underpants, and Meteor Shower. Also an accomplished banjoist, Martin created the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, an award established to reward artistry and bring greater visibility to bluegrass performers.

Edie Brickell

Music, Lyrics and Story by Edie Brickell

Edie Brickell released the debut multiplatinum album SHOOTING RUBBER BANDS AT THE STARS with New Bohemians in 1988. Her recent works include a 13-track collaboration with Steve Martin titled LOVE HAS COME FOR YOU. The album won a Grammy for Best American Roots Song and inspired the musical Bright Star. Their second album, SO FAMILIAR, is out now.