The University Players Present ‘Bright Star’

The University Players have been hard at work, preparing the musical Bright Star, written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.

The Players are comprised of a variety of University students, including theatre majors and minors, as well as students from a variety of non-related majors.  According to The Players website, “Theatre professionals are regularly infused into the mix as guest artists, serving as directors, designers and performers, to enhance the educational opportunities within the program.”

Rehearsals are a vital part of the show’s production.  Victoria Pennington ’19, who plays Florence in the show, said, “Our cast and crew have been having a blast rehearsing for Bright Star! Every night is full of music, discovering new things about our characters, and a lot of laughing. This show has such a nice balance of comedy and drama, so some nights we are drawing from personal experiences for dramatic purposes, and others we are telling jokes in costume.”

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