Here’s the announcement about the production of Bright Star, a musical set between 1922-45 in the Blue Ridge mountains that will combine the music of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell and, I’m assuming, the Brevard-based Steep Canyon Rangers (who aren’t mentioned but should be.) Sounds interesting.
Martin, Brickell and the Rangers have been on a media blitz this past week in support of their new album, Love Has Come for You. The album includes the song, When You Get to Asheville.
The description of the production follows. Click over to read about the theater jobs that are available:
Casting “Bright Star.” Synopsis: “Renowned actor/playwright/composer Steve Martin and iconoclastic musician Edie Brickell (The New Bohemians) join with the Tony Award-winning director of ‘Chicago’ and ‘Venus in Fur’ to bring to life a stirring story set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The story takes us between 1945 and 1922, as a young man returns from war and uncovers hidden yearnings and dark secrets about his past. [The show] features a live bluegrass score including songs from Brickell and Martin’s new album ‘Love Has Come for You.'”