FLORIDA PREMIERE. Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, "Bright Star" tells a sweeping musical tale of love and redemption. Set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1940s, literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II who awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her pastand what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.
News About Bright Star at Florida Studio Theatre
MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT Will Be Performed by Florida Studio Theatre This Month
June 10, 2021
This stirring play gives a rare glimpse into the real-life struggles faced by two important figures from the early-20th century: Marian Anderson and Albert Einstein. My Lord, What A Night will run in FST's Keating Theatre starting Wednesday, June 30.
Changes Announced for Sarasota Artist Series Concerts
October 12, 2020
A revised lineup has been announced for Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota's 2020-21 25th Anniversary Season.
Artist Series Concerts Of Sarasota Announces Changes To Its 2020-21 Season Schedule
September 02, 2020
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing restrictions on travel and live music performances, Artist Series Concerts has had to make adjustments to its 2020-21 concert schedule.
Photo Flash: First Look At BRIGHT STAR At Florida Studio Theatre
December 26, 2019
Florida Studio Theatre presents Bright Star, the five-time Tony-nominated musical and winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical.Bright Star tells an inspiring story of forbidden love, betrayal, and the power of compassion.
BWW TV: Highlights From BRIGHT STAR At Florida Studio Theatre
December 26, 2019
Florida Studio Theatre presents Bright Star, the five-time Tony-nominated musical and winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical. Called a?oeShininga?? and a?oeOutstandinga?? by The Observer, Bright Star tells an inspiring story of forbidden love, betrayal, and the power of compassion.
HANDLE WITH CARE, A Cross-Cultural Romantic Comedy is Coming to Florida Studio Theatre's Keating Theatre
November 25, 2019
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents Handle With Care by Emmy Nominee Jason Odell Williams, a delightfully fresh holiday comedy. Called 'Hilarious and heartwarming' by The New York Times, Handle With Care brings two utterly different people together on Christmas Eve under the most tragic and absurd of circumstances. A New York Times Critics Pick, Handle With Care will run in FST's Keating Theatre starting December 11.
Florida Studio Theatre Extends Brickell And Martin's BRIGHT STAR
November 19, 2019
Due to audience demand, Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces the extension of its opening Winter Mainstage production, Bright Star, which was nominated for five Tony Awards and won the 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. Called a?oeMagical. Romantic. Pure.a?? by the New York Post, Bright Star tells an uplifting tale about family, enduring love, and the power of forgiveness. With Music, Book, and Story by Steve Martin and Music, Lyrics, and Story by Edie Brickell, Bright Star has been held over through Saturday, January 11 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. Tickets range from $36-59 and are now on sale at floridastudiotheatre.org, or by calling (941) 366-9000.
BRIGHT STAR Opens Florida Studio Theatre's 2019-2020 Mainstage Season
October 16, 2019
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) opens its 46th Winter Mainstage Season with the Florida Premiere of the uplifting, five-time Tony-nominated musical, Bright Star. Called a?oeA shining achievementa?? by The New York Times, Bright Star tells a story of love and forgiveness set against the vibrant backdrop of the American South in the 1940s. With Music, Book, and Story by Steve Martin and Music, Lyrics, and Story by Edie Brickell, Bright Star will run in FST's Gompertz Theatre starting November 6.
Florida Studio Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Winter Season
September 03, 2019
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces its lineup for the 2019-2020 Winter Mainstage and Cabaret Seasons. On the Mainstage, FST presents bold and charming stories crafted by some of the country's top contemporary writers and entertainers. In the Cabaret, three original FST musical revues bring the songbook of Dean Martin, the outlaws of country music, and the hits that underscored the 1960s Cultural Revolution into the spotlight.