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New York Stage and Film
Edie Brickell, lyrics; Steve Martin, book; based on an original story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell; Walter Bobbie, dir.; Howie Cherpakov, casting.
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.'"
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin July 2; on-book presentations will be held July 12-14, 2013 in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Pays: $237 min./wk., plus round trip transportation, housing, and pension & health.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Alice Murphy :
Female, 34-39, All Ethnicities
will play Alice at 38, when she is an editor of a southern literary magazine, intelligent, attractive, professional, with an air of melancho...
Billy Cane :
Male, 21-25, All Ethnicities
a soldier returning home from WWII, an aspiring young writer, fresh, open, optimistic, and a little naive.
Jimmy Ray Dobbs :
Male, 18-24, All Ethnicities
Mayor Dobbs’ son, Alice’s beau, handsome, well built, positioned to follow the family into a position of wealth and power, has a sense of pe...
Mayor Josiah Dobbs :
Male, 45-55, All Ethnicities
the mayor of Zebulon, an important and powerful man looking to protect his family and their name by an means necessary, capable of great cru...
Female, 24-28, All Ethnicities
to play multiple women, including Dora, Alice’s older sister, married to a drinker, has a depressive streak.
Female, 20-25, All Ethnicities
to play multiple women, including Ruth, 14, Alice’s younger sister, and Samantha, a junior high school student.
Female, 40-49, All Ethnicities
to play multiple character roles, including Jane, Alice’s workmate, good humored, caring, an old and faithful friend, and Mama Murphy, Alice...
Male, 40-60, All Ethnicities
to play multiple character roles, including Daddy Murphy, 40-50, Alice’s father, authoritative, a stern disciplinarian, religious, poor but ...
Male, 40-60, All Ethnicities
to play multiple character roles, including Roger Elwood, a DJ in Asheville, and Dr. Norquist, a doctor in the town of Hays Creek.
Female, 30-39, All Ethnicities
to play multiple character roles, including an employee at the magazine, and Margo Crawford, 22, a small town school teacher, trim, proper, ...
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
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