PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Spend a Day With A.J. Shively at the New Steve Martin-Edie Brickell Musical Bright Star
San Diego's Old Globe is currently presenting the world premiere of Bright Star, the new American musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Leading man A.J. Shively shares these exclusive snapshots from the experience.
Good morning from sunny San Diego. A.J. Shively here to guide you through a two-show day for Bright Star at The Old Globe. Looking out onto this view of San Diego, you’d never guess it’s almost Halloween.
The whole cast stays here at the Shiley Terrace. Oh wait, they spelled my name wrong… Well, that’s close enough. It’s actually Shively, A-J S-H-I-V-E-L-Y.
Shively Terrace has a diverse array of flora and fauna, from pumpkins and basil to tiny palm trees. Yes, those leashed animals are all the same size, and yes, Sarah Jane’s is a cat.
Time to get to the theater! Most of the cast takes two or four wheels, but I opt out and walk.
And here is the beautiful Old Glo—wait what? Why did my camera do that? Strange
Alright, here is the beautiful Old Globe. And, look who I found! It’s Artistic Director Barry Edelstein!
Wow, security is tight today.
Like, really tight. Good thing I have all the codes.
I finally make it into the theater, and bam! C’mon guys! It’s Shively, S-H-I-V-E-L-Y. Let’s go sign in.
Whoa! There are giant spiders all over the call board! Scott and Joe don’t seemed too bothered by it, and neither do any of our amazing dressers, even though this theater is allegedly haunted by no fewer than three ghosts…