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Bright Star

$100 for square of up to 4 / $25 limited individual tickets
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2160 Linden Dr SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
(319) 362-7375
Box Office:
Theatre Cedar Rapids
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Bright Star

June 18 @ 7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 3, 2021

One event on June 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm

| $4 – $100

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Live and Outdoors at Brucemore’s Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater.

Music, book and story by Steve Martin and music, lyrics and story by Edie Brickell.

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.

View the Bright Star online program!


  • $100 per socially distanced “lawn square” of up to four people. Patrons are responsible for bringing their own chairs and blankets.
  • Lawn squares accommodating up to six people are also available by calling the TCR box office at 319-366-8591
  • Limited $25 individual spaces are also available for each performance.
  • “TCR Anywhere” subscribers receive a 25% discount. Discount codes are sent via email and may be used at checkout online. Subscribers may also contact the TCR box office at to redeem this benefit.
  • Brucemore Members also receive a discount. Contact Brucemore to receive a special code. Call 319-362-7375.

This production of Bright Star is sponsored by:

Safety: Your safety and comfort are important to us.

  • Patrons may choose to continue wearing a mask.
  • Unvaccinated people are kindly encouraged to wear masks. Free masks will be available.
  • Please do not visit if you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have experienced symptoms in the last 72 hours. View the list of symptoms from the CDC.
  • Visitors who do not respect others may be refused service and asked to leave the site.

Site Opening: The site will open at 6:30 p.m. for parking and seating. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Parking: The only gate that will open to vehicles for on-site parking is at 2160 Linden Drive SE. Signage will direct you to open spaces near the visitor center. (New this year, parking is not available on Dows Lane, the dead-end road adjacent to Brucemore.)

Performance: This performance will last 1 hour and 45 minutes, with one intermission.

Seating: Lawn squares for up to four people are designated to allow physical distancing between groups. Patrons responsible for bringing their own chairs or blankets. Seating will be on a first-come basis. Limited single seats are also available for each performance.

Food and Beverages: You are welcome to bring your own light snacks and beverages (beer and wine allowed) to enjoy in the performance venue. Concessions will also be for sale. 

Pets: Pets are not allowed, excluding service animals.

Weather: The event occurs fully outdoors and may be held in light rain. If the event needs to be delayed or rescheduled due to weather, a decision will be made by 5:00 p.m. and ticket holders will be notified by phone. There will be no refunds, only exchanges to another date if possible.

Insects: We highly recommend bringing bug spray.

TCR and Brucemore continue to monitor available information and recommendations from the CDC and State of Iowa related to the spread of Coronovirus (COVID-19), and adapts plans as necessary to follow these recommendations. Decisions will be made to ensure the safety of performers, audience members, and employees.