MSU Department of Theatre
MSU Department of Theatre
- Apr 14 / Friday 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
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Music, Book, & Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics & Story by Edie Brickell
Directed and Choreographed by Brad Willcuts
Music Direction by Dave Wendelberger
Inspired by a true story and featuring a Tony®-nominated score, 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.
Bright Star is presented through special arrangement with, and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036 theatricalrights.com
A Season of Community
Throughout the year, a diversity of voices and spectrum of representation will both challenge our intellectual and emotional responses to the social conditions in which we live and need to change and champion traditions that bind us together as neighbors making us stronger together. We hope you will consider becoming a season subscriber, so you won’t miss another production where MSU is building “Community.”
Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre has an outstanding history of producing plays that address critical social and cultural issues. From “In the Blood” to “Baltimore” to “Punk Rock,” MSU boldly embraces challenging theater.
—Lansing City Pulse
Call the Wharton Center Ticket Office at (517) 432-2000 to purchase season tickets, or visit in person.
Season Ticket Information
- $75 admits one student to all main stage productions.
- (Purchaser must present a current MSU student ID).
Seniors and Faculty:
- $90 admits one to all main stage productions.
- $100 admits one to all main stage productions.
Groups of 15 or more are eligible for 10% off regular ticket prices. Please note that group tickets must be purchased through the Wharton Center Ticket Office, at (517) 884-3130, at least 24 hours in advance of the date of performance.
Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, April 16, 2023, at 1:15pm
Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, April 20, 2023 (following the performance)
The ticket office at the Fairchild Theatre opens one hour prior to the show with doors opening 30 minutes prior. It will close 5 minutes after the posted start time as late seating beyond that point will disrupt the performers and fellow audience members.