March 28, 2023
A photo from Bright Star.

Bright Star, a musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, opened last week at Theatre UCF. Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, this musical alternates between the 1940s and 1920s using bluegrass to tell its story.

Matt Palm of the Orlando Sentinel reviewed it with high praise.

“Onstage at the University of Central Florida, Bright Star shines like a beacon of hope in our cynical world,” Palm says. He continues, “The scenic design, costuming and choreography all delight. And best of all, the musicians bring the bluegrass score to beautiful life with nuance and polished flair.”

Bright Star will be at Theatre UCF through April 2. 

Read the full review on the Orlando Sentinel.