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PRODUCTION TEAM

Executive Producer: Krista Davies

Production Manager: Carynn Butler

Director: Maurie Tarbox

Music Director: Tara Wardle

Choreographer:  Marilyn Montgomery

Assistant Choreographer:  Sarah Martin

Technical Director: Derek Walden

Assistant Technical Director: Truxton Moulton

Stage Manager: Megan Call

Assistant Stage Manager: Judy Cook Binns

Costume Designer: Laurie Oswald

Lighting Designer: Erik Gunn

Sound Designer: Krista Davies

Set Designer: Truxton Moulton

Scenic Charge Artist: Cynthia Klumpp

Scenic Artist: Janae Klumpp Gibb

Prop Master: Marilyn Montgomery

Wig/Hair Designer: Shelly Swenson

Make-up Consultant: Kristen Alley

Costume Supervisor: Tammis Boam

Costume Stitchers:  Laurie Oswald, Tammis Boam, Janet Amodt, Stephanie Bruckman, Sydnie Howard.

Shop Foreman: Truxton Moulton

Scenic Construction: Silas Stott, Randall Farrell, Truxton Moulton

Lighting Technicians: Josie Adams, Hannah Gibson-White 

Sound Technicians: Camille Chandler, Hillary Horne

Stage Crew:  Chris Nelson, Mark Andrus, Bradley Howell

Spotlight Operators: Victoria Tolley, Kendal Jensen, Brynn Thurston, Becca Marsden

 

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Board of Directors

Sterling Jenson
Chair

James Ahlstrom              Vice Chair


Shawn Beus
Jason W. Burningham
Ken Cutler
Paul Cutler                Michelle Falk                Gayla Gallacher

Cathleen Gilbert
Fred Hale
Kendalyn Harris
Lowell Leishman
Dan Liljenquist
Clay Monroe
John R. E. Redd
Clark Wilkinson
Lee Wright

Management Team

Jansen Davis, Executive Director
Krista Davies, Executive Producer                                          Carynn Butler, Production Manager
Brian Hahn, Leishman Hall Producer
Shelley L. Davies, Director of Development & Grant Coordinator
Amy R. Gapinski, Marketing Coordinator
Holly K. Reid, Public Relations & Social Media Specialist
Danny & Wendy Inkley, Directors CenterPoint Academy
Keri Stewart, Staff Accountant
Diana Jensen, Box Office Manager
Laurie Hahn, House Manager, Volunteer Coordinator
Derek Walden, Technical Director
Truxton Moulton, Asst Technical Director/Shop Foreman
Tammis Boam, Costume Department Manager
Laurie Oswald, Costume Shop Supervisor
Cynthia Klumpp, Scenic Charge Artist
Silas Stott, Property Manager

Box Office Staff: Janice Spencer, Rachel Jensen, Pam Christy, Beverly Cutler, Jenine Spencer, Chris Brown, Annette Houston, Debbie Cabezas, Nancy Johnsen.

Concessions Staff: Erin Stewart, Grace Boyce, Katelyn Stewart, Maclayne Inkley, Ruby Anderson, Drew Eversole, Lyla Miller, Xander Ferrin, Robyn Jacobson, Klara Doelling, Eva Van Orman, Tess Arbuckle.

IT Staff: Mark Wagstaff

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POLICIES & PROCEDURES

  • No cancellation or refunds.
  • Ticket exchanges must be made in person at the Box Office at least one business day prior to the performance. Exchanged tickets must be surrendered at that time. We cannot accommodate late changes. There will be a $5 exchange fee per ticket.
  • Season Ticket Holders are allowed one free exchange per show. Additional exchanges
    are $5 per ticket.
  • Reserved seating will be held until curtain after which alternate seating will be used.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
  • Late-comers cannot be guaranteed seating.
  • No children under the age of 3 years may attend any production.
  • Please do not bring outside food or drink into the theater.
  • Please turn off all pagers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.
  • THE VIDEOTAPING OR MAKING OF ELECTRONIC OR OTHER AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL RECORDINGS OF THIS PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTING RECORDINGS OR STREAMS IN ANY MEDIUM, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED, A VIOLATION OF THE AUTHOR(S)’S RIGHTS, AND ACTIONABLE UNDER UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW.
  • Box Office hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Restrooms are located on both floors on the east and west sides of the building.
FROM THE DIRECTOR

“Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art’ is one of John Keats’ best-loved poems. It uses a star as an image of steadfastness in order to depict how true a lover’s heart is.” While I was researching in order to direct this incredible show in all its truth, I came across this quote. It seems fitting regarding the complex relationships found in the script. Now as I see this incredible cast come together to tell their individual “stories” it is even more apparent to me that preserving a relationship is more important than preserving a principle, disciplining a wayward child, punishing an erratic parent, protecting a broken heart. While boundaries are set to protect us from hurt and harm, this story is the very essence of hope and forgiveness…with quite a few laughs. May we leave here tonight committed to live and love as a bright star shining in our little corner of the world.

Maurie Tarbox – Director

SYNOPSIS

Bright Star is a beautifully written musical about a young woman growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We see her first as a young carefree woman and then watch how her life changes as she becomes a well-to-do magazine editor 22 years later. Her story is inevitably woven with that of an idealistic young man named Billy, with whom she shares a mysterious connection. The bluegrass score, (written by actor Steve Martin and Edie Brickell) provides a rich musical palette with which this story is painted.

Scene / Song List

Act One

Scene 1 1945, Limbo – If You Knew My Story

Scene 2 1945, Billy’s Home, Outside Hayes Creek – She’s Gone

Scene 3 1945, Margo’s Bookstore, Hayes Creek – Bright Star

Scene 4 1945, The Asheville Southern Journal, Asheville – Way Back in the Day

Scene 5 1923, Zebulon – Whoa, Mama

Scene 6 1923, Murphy Home, Zebulon – Firmer Hand/Do Right

Scene 7 1923, Mayor’s House, Zebulon – A Man’s Gotta Do

Scene 8 1945, The Asheville Southern Journal, Asheville – Bright Star Underscore

Scene 9 1945, Margo’s Bookstore, Hayes Creek – Asheville

Scene 10 1923, A Park in Zebulon – What Could Be Better

Scene 11 1923, A Doctor’s Office, Zebulon

Scene 12 1923, Mayor’s House

Scene 13 1923, Zebulon – I Can’t Wait

Scene 14 1945, The Asheville Southern Journal, Asheville

Scene 15 1924, A Shack in the Woods, Zebulon – Please, Don’t Take Him

Scene 16 1924, A Train Car – A Man’s Gotta Do (Reprise)


INTERMISSION

 

Act Two


Scene 0 1924, Train Depot Outside Zebulon – Sun’s Gonna Shine

Scene 1 1924, Mayor’s House, Zebulon – Heartbreaker

Scene 2 1946, Shiny Penny Cafe and Bar, Asheville – Another Round

Scene 3 1946, The Asheville Southern Journal, Asheville

Scene 4 1946, A Government Office, Raleigh

Scene 5 1946, A Well-Manicured Street, Raleigh – I Had A Vision

Scene 6 1946, Margo’s Bookstore, Hayes Creek – Always Will

Scene 7 1946, Murphy Home, Zebulon – Sun’s Gonna Shine (Reprise)

Scene 8 1946, Billy’s Home, Outside Hayes Creek – So Familiar/At Last

Scene 9 1946, The Asheville Southern Journal, Asheville – Finale

CAST LIST
Character MWF TTHS
Alice Murphy Anya Wilson Becca Burdick
Jimmy Ray Dobbs Jared Haddock Jordan Strong
Billy Cane Alex Young Drew Dunshee
Mayor Dobbs John Philpott Matthew T. Hewitt
Margo Abigail Ford Olympia Pead
Lucy Natalie Haddock Kat Tietjen
Daryl Ryan Zaugg Jared Daley
Daddy Cane Chad Wilkinson Brett Klumpp
Mama Murphy Jan Williams Smith Suzanne White
Daddy Murphy Brent Sloan Chuck Gilmore
Stanford Jordan Johnsen Jeff Erickson
Doctor John Kenning William Maguire
Max Matt Ford Michael Hartman
Henry David Zapata Josh Lee
Albert Sammy Zapata Mats Mudrow
Florence Kaylee Wheeler Allison Hogge
Edna Niki Waite Padilla Brookelynn Alapa Dunshee
Donna/Spirit 1 Amanda Rogers Jillian Durham
Kate/Spirit 2/Clerk Ann Fritz Mandie Wood Harris
Birdie/Spirit 3 Valerie Packer Janelle Tingey
CAST BIOGRAPHIES