By | February 24, 2019

From Broadway to Central Virginia, this Show Shines as a Melodic Feast Flavored by Appalachian Culture.

Inspired by a real event and featuring a Grammy-nominated bluegrass score, 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. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, with music that will have your toes tapping!

Opening March 23, the production runs through May 11 on Fridays, Saturdays, and select Thursdays at 8:00 pm. There are matinees select dates at 2:30 pm. Doors open for dining two hours before curtain. Reservations are required to dine.

Reserved tickets are $40. Senior, Military, and Student tickets are available. Add dining for $17 up to 48 hours before a performance. Rush tickets are sold one hour before performances, depending on seat availability; they range from $10-$20 and are perfect for audience members who are new to theatre or cannot schedule tickets in advance.

Cast and Production Team:
Alice Murphy – Grey Garrett
Billy Cane – Ian Page
Daddy Cane – Jon Cobb
Margo – Olivia Mullins
Max / Ensemble – Mitchell Ashe
Florence / Ensemble – Megan Tatum
Edna / Ensemble – Alona Metcalf
Daryl – Carlen Kernish
Lucy – Rachel Marrs
Jimmy – Jim Morgan
Mama Murphy – Jacqueline O’Connor
Daddy Murphy – Ray Green
Mayor – Richard Travis
Stanford – Trevor Worden
Dr. Norquist / Ensemble – PJ Llewellyn
Gov’t Clerk / Ensemble – Elisabeth Ashby

Ensemble – Suzi Redling

Director and Scenic Designer – Tom Width
Musical Director – Paul Deiss
Lighting Designer – Joe Doran
Costume Designer – Maura Lynch Cravey
Choreographer – Megan Tatum
Stage Manager – Mark Costello

About the Mill
Swift Creek Mill is one of the oldest registered landmarks in the nation and is home to historic Swift Creek Mill Theatre, a not-for-profit that has been providing Central and Southside Virginia professional performing arts for over 50 years. “The Mill,” as patrons call it, has long been a beacon for cultural arts and a trusted resource in the area. Find out more at swiftcreekmill.com.

For more information about the Mainstage Season at Swift Creek Mill Theatre, contact info@swiftcreekmill.com or call 804-748-5203.

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