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Bright Star Cast and Team

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The Cast

  • Jordan Arnold – Alice Murphy
  • Erika Bailey – Margo Crawford
  • Levi Boston-Kemple – Stationmaster/Featured Dancer/Ensemble
  • Aaron Brewer – Jimmy Ray Dobbs
  • Brandon Burkhart – Billy Cane
  • Mic Evans – Daryl Ames
  • Lauren Galliart – Florence/Featured Dancer/Ensemble
  • Alex Granfield – Stanford Adams/Ensemble
  • Caleb Haselhuhn – Daddy Cane/Ensemble
  • Sophie Lindwall – Lucy Grant
  • Lucas Lowder – Max/Ensemble
  • Sara Maslowski – Mama Murphy
  • Justin McDermott – Dr. Norquist/Featured Dancer/Ensemble
  • Beth Nelson – Gov. Clerk/Spirit/Ensemble
  • Meg Norris – Well-Dressed Woman/Spirit/Ensemble
  • Tad Paulson – Mayor Josiah Dobbs
  • Megan Robinson – Ensemble/Featured Dancer
  • Lia Scharnau – Spirit/Ensemble
  • Susan Scharnau Schultejans – Spirit/Ensemble
  • Greg Smith – Daddy Murphy
  • Sasha Tyler – Edna/Featured Dancer/Ensemble
  • Fred the Good Boy as Fred!

The Band

  • Janelle Lauer – Piano-Conductor
  • Matt Brooks – Guitar
  • Lane Gaffney – Banjo
  • Forrest Green – Keyboard
  • Phillip Koopman – Drums
  • Dennis Rodenberg – Sub Drums 6/24
  • Marita May– Fiddle
  • Natalie Brown – Sub Fiddle 6/26
  • Jeanette Welch – Bass

THE Creative TEAM

  • Angie Toomsen – Director
  • Janelle Lauer – Music Director
  • Bo Frazier – Choreographer/Movement Director
  • Scenic and Lighting Designer – S. Benjamin Farrar
  • Costume Designer – Joni Dee Sackett
  • Assistant Costumer/Props – Tanja Struve
  • Justin McDermott – Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain
  • Lauren Galliart – Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain
  • Lisa Kelly – Dramaturg View the Bright Star Dramaturgy Site!

The Production Team and Crew

  • Technical Director – Ben Lauer
  • Stage Manager – Bonnie Ruble
  • Assistant Stage Manager – Jeni Tucker
  • Sound Designer – Darin Ulmer
  • Intimacy/Safety Director – Carrie Pozdol
  • Dialect Coach – Katy Hahn
  • Animal Handler – Meg Norris
  • Animal Assistant – Connor French
  • Carpenters – Pat Reading, Ben Lauer, S. Benjamin Farrar, Merric Bower, Emily Haywood, Britin Tylar Robinson
  • Paint – S. Benjamin Farrar
  • Electricians – S. Benjamin Farrar, Merric Bower, Emily Haywood, Britin Tylar Robinson, Marianna Coffey
  • Load-in Crew – Pat Reading, Ben Lauer
  • Backstage Crew – Bob Huffmann Chelsea White, Chelsea Prior (flex)
  • Follow Spot Operators – Amy Schramp, Kelly Shriver, Chelsea Prior (flex), Max Cline (sub)
  • Sound Assistant – Jennifer Titus
  • Promotional Photos – Erich Aschenbrenner

The Costume Crew

  • Costume Construction – Mary Kay Brandt, Michele Francis, Bre Kenney, Marnie Schultz, Melody Wiebold, Debra Winter
  • Costume Crew – Shelby Louviere, Tara Schnoebelen, Debra Winter

Special Thanks

The Brucemore Staff and Board, Brian Glick, Mt. Vernon High School Theatre Department, Tom Stephens, Natalie Spinsby, Braden Rood

TCR Staff*

  • Katie Hallman – Executive Director
  • Angie Toomsen – Artistic Director
  • Hannah Brewer – Development Director
  • Christina Kroemer – Marketing Director
  • Olivia Lestrud – Patron Services Manager
  • Ben Lauer – Technical Director
  • Joni Dee Sackett – Costume Director
  • Lisa Kelly – Associate Artistic Director
  • Tanja Struve – Costume and Production Assistant
  • Stacie Harwood – Concessions Manager

*affiliated with this production

Bright Star scenic rendering by S. Benjamin Farrar.

 

ABOUT STEVE MARTIN AND EDIE BRICKELL 

Stephen Martin (music, book, and story) is one of the most well-known and pervasive talents in entertainment. His work has earned him an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards (two for comedy, three for music), an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor. As an author, Martin’s work includes the plays Picasso at the Lapin AgileThe Underpants, and Meteor Shower. Also an accomplished banjoist, Martin created the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, an award established to reward artistry and bring greater visibility to bluegrass performers.

Edie Brickell (music, lyrics, and story) released the debut multi-platinum album “Shooting Rubber Bands at the Stars” with New Bohemians in 1988. Her recent works include a 13-track collaboration with Steve Martin titled “Love has Come for You.” The album won a Grammy for Best American Roots Song and inspired the musical Bright Star. Their second album, SO FAMILIAR, is out now.