Music, Book & Story: Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics & Story: Edie Brickell
From Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winning Edie Brickell comes BRIGHT STAR, the five-time Tony-nominated, new Broadway musical that The New York Times called a shining achievement. Featuring an energetic and unique bluegrass score and inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 20s and '40s. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances.
Performance dates: September 14 - September 29, 2019 (preview September 13)
Ticket Prices: $27-$57 (Discounts for Seniors, Educators, Patrons under 30, and Military available for all performances except Preview Night Friday, September 13)
Age Recommendation: Ages 12 and up.
BRIGHT STAR contains some mature themes that may be more appropriate and relevant to pre-teens and older.
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
All performances are held at the:
Lucie Stern Theater
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences
For more information including details about parking, wheelchair access, and listening devices, visit our Plan Your Visit Page.
Opening Night AfterGlow PartySaturday, September 14
Enjoy a post-show champagne reception with drinks and appetizers while meeting the cast, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evenings performance.
Post-Show Director/Cast Talkback
Thursday, September 19Enjoy our Talkback series with Director Patrick Klein and members of the cast following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.
Alice: Elizabeth Santana
Jimmy Ray: Frankie Mulcahy
Billy: Brad Satterwhite
Daryl: Nick Kenrick
Margo: Michelle Skinner
Lucy: Samantha Arden
Daddy Murphy: Michael Mendelsohn
Mama Murphy: Juliet Green
Daddy Cane: Gary Giurbino
Mayor: Todd Wright
Ensemble: Katherine Bonn, Lydia Cuffman, Cheril Ellingson, Rebecca Euchler, Justin Fan, Justin Kerekes, Jomar Martinez, John Ramirez-Ortiz, William Rhea
Director: Patrick Klein
Music Director: Daniel Hughes
Choreographer: Meredith Charlson
Scenic Designer: Patrick Klein
Lighting Designer: Chris Lundahl
Costume Designer: Pat Tyler
Wig and Makeup: Gwyneth Price Panos
Properties Designer: Scott Ludwig
Sound Designer & Supervisor: Jeff Grafton
Stage Manager: Kelly Weber
Master Electrician: Herb Evans
Technical Director & Production Manager: Scott Ludwig
Artistic Director: Patrick Klein