Bright Star Register
Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Audition Date(s):
Sun, February 24, 2019 at 7:00pm
Mon, February 25, 2019 at 7:00pm
Production Dates: May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18
Directed by: Darryl S Thompson, Jr

Please prepare 32 measures of music in the style of the show. An accompanist and CD/MP3/IPod compatibility will be provided. NO A CAPELLA AUDITIONS PERMITTED. *Please be prepared to dance.*

This is a non-Equity, non-paying production. Strong performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. All rehearsal conflicts must be presented at the time of auditions.

Please click on the "Register" link on the right to sign up to audition for this show. You are not required to register ahead of time and can show up that night, but we recomend that you do register.

Billy Cane (M - 22) Tenor - a soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve.

Jimmy Ray Dobbs (M 30 - 35) Tenor - Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice's beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built, and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 40.

Alice Murphy (F 34 - 39) Mezzo-Soprano - an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional--but with an air of melancholy. The same actress will also play Young Alice at age 16--rebellious, high-spirited, sexually forward, adventurous--looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. Must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.

Mayor Josiah Dobbs (M 56 - 67) Baritone - the Mayor of Zebulon; a political and financial powerbroker --distinguished, even elegant, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son's future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty.

Margo Crawford (F - 22) Soprano - a small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect.

Mama Murphy (F 50-64) Mezzo-Soprano - Alice’s mother; a caretaker to her family and her rural community; a warm, loving, sensible woman; hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion.

Daddy Murphy (M 56 - 67) Baritone - Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer.

Daddy Cane (M 60-65) Tenor - Billy’s father; a widower; spry, good-looking; kind-hearted, if a bit lonely.

Lucy Grant (F 20-30) Soprano - a junior editor at a literary magazine; an ambitious, professional young "modern" career woman of the 1940s; sexy, forthright, and provocative with a sharp sense of humor; must be able to vocally carry a big uptempo "foot stopping" drinking song and dance/move very well.

Darryl Ames (M 26 - 39) Tenor, Baritone - an assistant at a literary magazine; funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor; insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likable; some character singing required but not a major singing role; should be able to move well.


Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven 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.

Please click on the "Register" link on the right to sign up to audition for this show. You are not required to register ahead of time and can show up that night, but we recomend that you do register.

For more information or questions, please e-mail the production team at [email protected]