Direct from Broadway, York Drama is thrilled to bring you Bright Star, by Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award winning Steve Martin and Eddie Brickell. “To say we were excited to receive the rights to this incredible musical is an understatement”, says York’s Drama Director, Rebecca Marianetti. York Drama is one of the first programs in the country to be granted the rights to Bright Star. “The story you will watch unfold, which is based on true events, is the reason we need theatre; to examine what is truly important in life, and to experience, joy, sorrow, and love.”
This sweeping tale of love and redemption, based on true events, and set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances.
Named the New York Times Critic’s Pick and nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Bright Star promises to make you smile, laugh, and bring you to tears while shouting for joy that the “Sun is going to shine again”. “Bright Star has the heart that we long for and the message that we all need” smiles Marianetti. “It is a story that needs to be told. Bright Star is about hope; and without hope, we are lost. This is a special musical and a special group of young men and women (over 80 in the cast, crew, and orchestra) who have poured themselves into bringing hope and love to the stage, and to the Elmhurst Community.”
Tickets go on sale April 1 at 6am, at https://www.ticketpeak.com/res/yorkdrama. All tickets are $10. Show times are Thursday, April 11, Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7:30PM and Sunday, April 14 at 2:00. Recommended for ages 10 and up.