“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, (866) 378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com
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.
- April 14, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Auditions will take place in the basement of the Kernersville Salvation Army (Old Kernersville Library), located at 130 E. Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284.
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.
- Kira Arrington – Alice Murphy
- Ian Barts – Stanford
- Roberts Bass – Daddy Cane
- Dave Burr – Daddy Murphy
- Emily Ennis – Margo Crawford
- Maureen Fiorentino – Kate
- Mike Gendy – Station Master
- Nicole Gonzales – Ensemble
- Jennifer Graves – Ensemble
- Garrett Grounds – Stanford / Max
- Ryan Hendricks – Jimmy Ray Dobbs
- Scott Icenhower – Mayor Josiah Dobbs
- Paiten Iselin – Well Dressed Woman
- Layne Maggard – Ensemble
- Shayne Maggard – Lucy Grant
- Michael Mickiewicz – Daryl Ames
- Faith Segers – Ensemble
- Debbie Shoffner – Mama Murphy
- Brooke Simmons – Ensemble
- Rebecca Stanifer – Florence
- Nick Swisher – Ensemble
- Vivian Wayne – Edna
- Colton Widener – Billy Cane
- Skylar Williams – Ensemble
- Will Wright – Station Master
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.