Written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Bright Star is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1945-46 with flashbacks to 1923. The Americana musical is inspired by their Grammy-winning collaboration on the 2013 bluegrass album Love Has Come for You. Bright Star is the story of one woman at two different points in her life: the first, when she is a wild young thing growing up barefoot and carefree in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; the second, when she is a well-to-do magazine editor in Asheville, 22 years later. Her story is inevitably woven with that of an idealistic young man named Billy, with whom she shares a mysterious connection. As a young teen in Zebulon, NC, Alice Murphy is hopelessly in love with small-town heartthrob Jimmy Ray, the mayor’s son. Although their love was pure, it falls victim to the interference of ambitious parents, and their infant son is whisked away before their happy ending could ever begin. More than two decades later, Alice is the successful editor of The Asheville Southern Journal and meets a promising young writer named Billy.
Tickets are $27 or $22 for Seniors/Students.