Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s “Bright Star” to be performed for the first time in Ft. Lauderdale
“…tells a sentiment-spritzed story – of lives torn apart and made whole again…” The New York Times
Ft. Lauderdale, FL — The Cardinal Gibbons High School Drama Department presents its first show in the fall with “Bright Star.” Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Drama Desk award-winning musical is the uplifting and powerful tale of a summer romance blossoming into true love. Inspired by real events, this original musical tells a tale of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. Accompanied by an ensemble of musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and enthralling performances.
“Bright Star is an exciting work where the story and the music are equally compelling and beautiful. The music really tells the story.” said director Erick Crow. “Because of the folk style of the musical, Bright Star is different than what people may expect from musical theater so we are thrilled to kick off our season with this performance,” Crow said.
Bright Star won the 2016 Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical and Best Score, in addition to the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Music. It was nominated for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical and Best Orchestrations at the 2016 Tony Awards.
Steve Martin is one of the most well-known talents in entertainment and one of the most diversified performers in the industry, a successful author, playwright, producer, actor, screenwriter and comedian for more than three decades. Edie Brickell is a singer-songwriter who first achieved fame with her band The New Bohemians in the 1980s.
Performance run: November 15 – 17, 2019. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm.
Tickets and additional information available HERE.