Bright Star Audition notice


Audition Notice: "BRIGHT STAR" Music, Book and Story by Steve Martin. Music, Lyrics, and Story by Edie Brickell​

The Ziegfeld Theater announces open auditions for “Bright Star” directed by Caleb Parry (Ziegfeld director of: Newsies ASL, Tommy, Little Shop of Horrors, Young Frankenstein, Fiddler on the Roof and Shrek).


"Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful." 

PERFORMANCES: Will be held at The Ziegfeld Theater on June 4-26. Friday and Saturday evenings 7:30 PM with matinees on June 12 and 19 at 2 PM     


ROLES: ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.  We are seeking strong singer/actors that move well. Actors of ALL races and skin color are HIGHLY encouraged to audition. Roles will not be assigned based on race. Character Breakdown can be found HERE.


AUDITIONS (VIDEO SUBMISSION): all videos will be due no later than April 4th at 11:59 PM. 

Video Submission: 

  • 1 Song: 16-32 bars of a bluegrass or stylistically similar song. Songs from the show are highly encouraged.  

  • 1 Monologue: No longer than one minute, looking to see strong acting and a little southern accent. 



CALLBACK: Call backs will be in person at the Ziegfeld Arts Academy on April 6th and 7th, at 6 pm **Masks required to attend callbacks

LOCATION: Ziegfeld Arts Academy - 2440 East 6600 South Uintah, Utah 

***Please note location.***

REHEARSALS will begin on Zoom the week of April 12.  Our first in person rehearsal will be held on April 17, 2021. Most rehearsals will be held at the Ziegfeld Arts Academy, Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoon. We may have a number of rehearsals over Zoom. 


SAFETY: We will be taking every safety measure possible throughout this process. No person will be allowed to attend our first in-person rehearsal without first providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test result for Covid-19 within 72 hrs of April 17th. Masks will be required for all rehearsals. We will have enhanced sanitization of rehearsal and performance spaces to provide extra safety. For performances, actors will be masked off stage and possibly on stage in some scenarios. 

If you have any questions, please email: