Bright Star Concert Version
Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics & Story by Edie Brickell
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. 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.
February 18 - 21, 2021
Note: This production is a special event and not included in the 2020-2021 Season Subscription Packages.
About the Virtual Audition process:
We look forward to seeing your audition video and getting to work on this production.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our Artistic Director, Richard Frazier, at email@example.com
Video Audition Submissions will be accepted Sunday, December 13 - Sunday, December 20 at midnight.
Click on the “Video Audition Submission” button to submit your video
Please complete the “Virtual Audition Form” prior to submitting your audition video (this will allow our team to follow up if we haven’t received or are having issues viewing your video)
Cast consists of 6 women and 8 males. Click the “Character Descriptions” button above for more information .
Video Audition should include the following:
First and Last Name
The name of the role(s) you are auditioning for (please include Ensemble if interested)
Sing a 16 bar (30 second) excerpt of a song in the vocal range of the character you are auditioning for
With a cast of only 14, all characters must sing
Notes about your Audition Song:
The quality of the video is not important as long as we can hear and understand you. (Don’t feel like you need to over edit. Keep it simple.)
Limit to songs from the musical theatre repertoire and in the bluegrass style of Bright Star
Limit songs to 16 Bars (or 30 seconds) in length. You may sing multiple songs if you are interested in different LEADING characters. If you are also interested in Ensemble, no need to sing an additional song.
Please sing your song with karaoke or piano accompaniment. No a cappella auditions.
You may sing a song from the show for your audition
Because there will not be any blocking/staging for this production, we will focus solely on music and character development. Please ensure that you are emoting and acting your audition piece as you would on stage.
About the Production process:
For the duration of the rehearsal and performance process, the cast and crew will practice social distancing, sanitization, and the utilization of masks.
This show will be rehearsed and recorded in small groups
The first cast meeting will take place on Monday, January 3 at 7:00pm via Zoom. The full rehearsal person rehearsal schedule will be shared at this time. In person rehearsals will begin Tuesday, January 4 at 7:00pm.
Rehearsals will take place at Theatre Macon, Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 - 10:00pm.
While this is a Concert Version, all cast will be required to memorize their music and dialogue.
During the rehearsal period, the cast will rehearse in small groups and will socially distance throughout our space.
Recording Sessions will take place over the course of 1 week from February 1 - 5, 2020. A complete filming schedule will be provided once the production layout has been established.
The production will be pre-recorded for production and aired February 18 - 21, 2021.
Theatre Macon is excited to announce auditions for a socially distanced Concert Version of Bright Star.
Jimmy Ray Dobbs
Mayor Josiah Dobbs
Stanford / Ensemble
Bright Star Concert Version
Directed by Artistic Director Richard E. Frazier
How can this production be viewed?
This production can only be viewed virtually.
February 18 @ 7:30 PM
February 19 & 20 @ 8:00 PM
February 21 @ 2:30 PM
Intermission Special Event