Show Dates and Times
- June 17, 18, 24, 25, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
- June 19, 26, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Audition Dates and Times
- April 8, 2022 at 7 p.m.
- April 9, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online through Thundertix or at the door on the day of the performance. All ticket prices include NC sales tax.
- Adults – $15
- Senior (60+) – $13
- Student – $13
About the Show
And last but not least — the third time is the charm! 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.
Katie Jo Icenhower
Alice Murphy: Female
Alice is mostly seen at age 38–an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional–but with an air of melancholy. The same actress will also play Young Alice at age 16–rebellious, high-spirited, sexually forward, adventurous–looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. Must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.
Billy Cane: Male
A young soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve.
Jimmy Ray Dobbs: Male
Jimmy Ray is mostly seen in his 20s in flashbacks–Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built, and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 40.
Mayor Josiah Dobbs: Male
He is the mature Mayor of Zebulon; a political and financial powerbroker – distinguished, even elegant, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty.
Margo Crawford: Female
A young (20s) small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect.
Daddy Murphy: Male
Mature father of young Alice (40s–60s) an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.
Mama Murphy: Female
Mature mother of young Alice (40s–60s) a caretaker to her family and her rural community; a warm, loving, sensible woman; hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion.
Daddy Cane: Male
Billy’s mature father (50s-60s); a widower; spry, good-looking; kind-hearted, if a bit lonely.
Daryl Ames: Male
An assistant at a literary magazine; funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor; insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likable; some character singing required but not a major singing role; should be able to move well. Age is negotiable – prefer young adult.
Lucy Grant: Female
A junior editor at a literary magazine; an ambitious, professional young “modern” career woman of the 1940s; sexy, forthright, and provocative with a sharp sense of humor; must be able to vocally carry a big uptempo “foot stopping” drinking song and dance/move well.
A customer atMargo’s bookstore, at first, he has a crush on Margo, but later becomes Edna’s beau.
An employee at Margo’s bookstore and a childhood friend of both Billy and Margo.
An employee at Margo’s bookstore.
Loyal assistant to Mayor Josiah Dobbs
Dr. Norquist: Male
The local family doctor in Zebulon
Ensemble: Roles for males and females with speaking parts that also sing and dance as part of the ensemble.
James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284
For the 7:30 p.m shows, the lobby doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 7 p.m. For the 2 p.m. shows, the lobby doors will open at 1 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 1:30 p.m.