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Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts
MainStage Productions Presents

Bright Star

January 17-February 1, 2025

A Musical in 2 Acts

Recommended for ages 12 and up

Pay What You Can Preview 

  • Thursday, January 16th at 7:30pm


Regular Performances​​

  • Friday, January 17th at 7:30pm

  • Saturday, January 18th at 2:00pm

  • Saturday, January 18th at 7:30pm

  • Sunday, January 19th at 2:00pm

  • Friday, January 24th at 7:30pm

  • Saturday, January 25th at 2:00pm

  • Saturday, January 25th at 7:30pm

  • Sunday, January 26th at 2:00pm

  • Thursday, January 30th at 7:30pm

  • Friday, January 31st at 7:30pm

  • Saturday, February 1st at 2:00pm

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Book, Music, and Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics and Story by Edie Brickell

Tickets Available August 1, 2024

Ticket Pricing 

Taxes and ticket fees are not included in the prices listed below. Tickets can be exchanged based on availability. No refunds will be issued.

  • Adults

    • $28- Premium​

    • $24- Standard

    • $20- Limited View

  • Senior, Military, Students, Children

    • $25- Premium​

    • $21- Standard

    • $18- Limited View

  • At-The-Door pricing: all available seats will be "Premium" price regardless of price zone.​

  • Tickets available online until 1 hour prior to each performance

About the show...

Based on a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star sweeps audiences into a tale of love and redemption in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina of the 1920s and '40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a returning soldier from World War II, her buried memories stir, leading to a transformative journey to understand her past and find hope for the future. With its stirring melodies and deeply resonant characters, Bright Star offers an uplifting theatrical experience that blends authenticity with unwavering hope. Recommended for ages 12 and up

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