Steve Martin-Edie Brickell Musical Bright Star Premieres at Vassar
12 Jul 2013
Bright Star, the new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, begins its sold-out run July 12 as part of the Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater season.
Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago, Venus in Fur) directs the production that runs through July 14 at Martel Theater on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. It has a score by Martin ("SNL," "Father of the Bride," "The Jerk") and Brickell of the New Bohemians. Martin also penned the book.
Here's how it's billed: "Bright Star brings to life a stirring story set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The story takes us between 1945 and 1922, as a young man returns from war and uncovers hidden yearnings and dark secrets about his past."
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!