BRIGHT STAR Opens Three-Week Run at The Drama Workshop

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Stefanie Adams as Alice Murphy, Photo by Eric Thomas.

– You never know what life will bring. Only what we bring to life.

Delayed from its original August 2020 announced run, The Drama Workshop is beyond excited to finally bring the musical BRIGHT STAR to their stage.

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.

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Peyton Hahn as Jimmy Ray Dobbs. Photo by Eric Thomas

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. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

BRIGHT STAR IS directed and produced by Dennis Murphy, with music direction by Linda Abbott and choreographed by Denise Schnieders.

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Photo by Eric Thomas.

The cast includes Stefanie Adams as Alice Murphy, Peyton Hahn as Jimmy Ray Dobbs, Nicholas Dunker as Billy Cane, Megan Horton as Margo Crawford, Forrest Fairley as Mayor Dobbs, Lisa Breithaupt as Mama Murphy, Bob Brunner as Daddy Murphy, Clare Hingsbergen as Lucy Grant, Rob Bucher as Daryl/Max, Joe Ward as Stanford Adams & Kent Smith as Daddy Cane and esemble members Lysha Ingle Broad, Amy Eyers, Chris Eyers, Denise Schnieders & Kimmie Ann Thierauf.

Performance dates:

  • Fri-Sat, March 4-5 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 6 and 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 13 and 2pm
  • Thu, March 17 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 1-19 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 20 and 2pm

All performances take place at TDW’s Glenmore Playhouse located at 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, OH 45211.

Tickets for BRIGHT STAR are $18, $14 for groups of ten or more, and can be purchased by calling the box office at 513.598.8303 or online at www.thedramaworkshop.org/season/2021-2022-season/bright-star.

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