Bright Star

Show Dates and Times

June 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m.
June 21, 28 at 2 p.m.

About the Show

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. This musical is inspired by Martin and Brickell’s Grammy-winning collaboration on the 2013 bluegrass album Love Has Come for You and, in turn, the folk story of the Iron Mountain Baby. A rich tapestry of emotion—Bright Star runs June 18 through June 28, 2020.

Director

Katie Jo Icenhower has tread the boards for many years, but the journey that lead down her current dramatic path still feels fresh. After her first community theatre production, Katie Jo was so enthralled with theatre and its extended family working together towards a positive goal that she knew she wanted it to be a part of her life forever. However, at the time, the way to do that seemed to be through performing. She did show after show, truly addicted to the on-stage experience. She attended Governor’s School in drama. She toured Europe singing and dancing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre. She studied acting at BADA in London. She worked professionally in theatres around the country. She got an agent and did a bit of film and television work. But it was once she had an opportunity to direct a group of creative individuals in sharing a story that she found where her theatre heart lies. She has directed over 50 shows and taught theatre classes for Artistic Motion, ACT, Studio One, and Broadway’s Best among others. She even decided to go back to school and get a master’s degree in theatre so that she would be fully versed in how best to conduct this collaborative creative art. Katie Jo and her husband, Scott, are currently in the process of building their own theatre in Kernersville to make theatre and sharing it the central part of their lives.

Cast/Characters

Billy Cane, Male, Lead Tenor
Jimmy Ray Dobbs, Male, Lead Tenor
Alice Murphy, Female, Lead Mezzo-Soprano
Mayor Josiah Dobbs, Male, Supporting Baritone
Margo Crawford, Female, Supporting Soprano
Mama Murphy, Female, Featured Mezzo-Soprano
Daddy Murphy, Male, Featured Baritone
Daddy Cane, Male, Featured Tenor
Lucy Grant, Female, Featured Soprano
Darryl Ames, Male, Featured Tenor, Baritone

Location

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.

Directions

Tickets

Tickets available online through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door. Price includes NC sales tax.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8

Special Thanks to Our 43rd Season Sponsors

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
North Carolina Arts Council
Kernersville Foundation
River Landing at Sandy Ridge
Town of Kernersville
Vintage Sound & Light

Blithe Spirit

Audition Dates and Times

December 16 at 7 p.m.
December 17 at 7 p.m.

Show Dates and Times

February 28, 29, March 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 8 at 2 p.m.

About the Show

Blithe Spirit introduces us to fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity. Until death do us part, or so we thought—Blithe Spirit runs February 28 through March 8, 2020.

Director

Myla O’Brien is a KLT veteran, acting on-stage, working back-stage, directing and serving as a board member. She directed KLT’s Marvelous Wonderettes in 2015 and A Christmas Carol in 2019.  She last seen on stage as Jeri Neal in The Dixie Swim Club. Myla has also volunteered with other theatre organizations around the Triad. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. in Theatre.  Myla’s on-stage fiancée become her off-stage husband, Paul, of 20 years. They live in Kernersville with their two daughters, Allie and Peyton.

Cast/Characters

Charles, Writer, 45 – 55 years old
Ruth, Charles wife, 35 – 45
Edith, Housekeeper, 25 – 55
Dr. Bradman, Friend of Charles, 35 – 55
Mrs. Bradman, Wife and friend, 30 – 55
Madame Arcati, eccentric medium, 25 – 55
Elvira, Charles’ deceased first wife, 35 – 45

Location

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.

Directions

Tickets

Tickets available online through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door. Price includes NC sales tax.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8

Special Thanks to Our 43rd Season Sponsors

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
North Carolina Arts Council
Kernersville Foundation
River Landing at Sandy Ridge
Town of Kernersville
Vintage Sound & Light