2.5 Million Audience Members & Counting!

With our 15th year coming up, we’ve been doing all sorts of exciting math around here! Did you know that since we first started, we have served 2.5 million audience members?!

This season we are expected to bring 700,000 people the magic of live theatre. That is just this year alone!

We’ll have 60+ shows hitting the road across the country and around the world. That means wherever you are, Bright Star will come to you!

Make sure to give us a call or send us an email today so we can bring a little more happy to your day! We can’t wait to visit you!😀

336.558.7360 (Office Phone)

booking@brightstartheatre.com (Booking Email)

We’re Headed Back to Europe!

Bright Star is thrilled to announce that we have shows in Europe again this spring! We’ll be galavanting across the continent from Russia to Germany and everywhere in between. We are so excited to be able to bring shows of anti-bullying and literary classics to audiences across the globe.

That’s not all, you know… we teach camps and workshops, too. Do you want us to visit classrooms and teach theatre games? We can! Do you want us to host a teaching workshop on incorporating theatre into the classroom? We will! Want us to host 20-25 students in a week-long camp? We would love to! (This also acts as a great school fundraiser, by the way:)

You could be the next stop on our global tour!😁

If you’d like us to visit your school in Europe or anywhere else in the world, send us an email now: booking@brightstartheatre.com.

See you soon!🌍✈️🎭

 

 

Celebrating Black History in 2017!

Bright Star is gearing up for one of our favorite times of the year; our Black History Series! This year will be our biggest year yet with 7 different tours comprised of 14 actors traveling all across the country. We are returning some of our favorite shows like “George Washington Carver and friends” and “Let it Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement,” as well as a slew of brand new shows that will excitedly be making their world premier!

As we ring in 2017, we hope to educate, entertain, and inspire our audiences, youth to adults, to change the world. If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has taught us one thing, it’s that one person truly can make a difference. We hope that his legacy will continue to motivate us all, not just throughout February, but the entire year, to be the absolute best version of ourselves possible.

So whether you live in Tacoma, Washington or New Haven, Connecticut, odds are we have a tour coming your way! From Black History, to anti-bullying, Bright Star has a show to educate and entertain audiences of all ages! For more information on our Black History Series, or any of the other shows offered year round, please contact us at booking@brightstartheatre.com and we would be happy to help! Above all else, happy new year!

Need an anti-bullying show?

Need a good way to kick off the school year? You need an anti-bullying program!

This fall we have several great shows to choose from with anti-bullying themes:

The Lady of Bullyburg, a fairytale show

The Pirate of Bully Bay, a swashbuckling adventure

The Velveteen Rabbit, the classic story with a modern twist

Captain Friendship and the Bully Bandit, a super hero’s story

Bullysaurus Rex, a dinosaur story

Bullied, a realistic telling of what many teens deal with everyday

Maximus Mars, an out-of-this world experience

One Noble Knight, a knight’s journey to nobility

It Takes Courage, people throughout history who overcame great odds

Whatever you need, we have you covered!

Book your show today through: booking@brightstartheatre.com or by calling 336.558.7360!

QUICK! Check Your Mailbox!

Get ready! Our brochures will be hitting your mailboxes starting on Monday and we couldn’t be more excited!

The only catch is that our shows are selling out fast, so you had better find that show you can’t wait to see and get it on our books pronto.

Some of our most popular shows this fall are USA to Z (a political gameshow), Bullysaurus Rex (an anti-bullying dinosaur adventure) and Holiday Songs: Music Around the World (a celebration through music of holidays around the globe). And these are just 3 of 56 fabulous programs that your young audience can’t wait to see!

So go grab yourself a mocha latte, find a comfy seat and lose yourself in our brochure highlighting all of your favorites. What are you waiting for?!? ☕️✏️😀

Our Longest Running Show!

Have you ever seen our production of The Lady of Bullyburg? If you have, you have seen Bright Star’s longest running show ever!

This acclaimed anti-bullying fairy tale is celebrating 13 years on the road this fall! Schools and educators across the country have heralded this production with literally changing the climate of their school. Join ‘Lady Kindness’ as she saves her town from a visiting bully while learning a variety of empowering tools along the way.

This anti-bullying classic is the perfect kick-off to your school year.

Book now for a few open dates in October! This one’s selling out fast. There’s a reason it’s been around so long!😉

336.558.7360 or email: booking@brightstartheatre.com TODAY!

Bright Star and Virginia PTA Meet in Richmond

We’re pleased to announce that, for the first time ever, we will be attending the Virginia PTA  Leadership Training and Annual Conference.  In fact, I’ll be packing up my vehicle and preparing for tomorrow’s trip as soon as this blog is complete! The 2016 Conference will be held at the Richmond Marriott Downtown and will take place July 14th through the 16th.

For several years, Bright Star has had a great relationship with Virginia schools, visiting the state dozens of times each year and often returning to the same schools year after year. In fact, yesterday I had an opportunity to talk with one of our PTA sponsors in Northern Virginia who has booked us every year since I started working with Bright Star four years ago. They will be bringing us back this year for one of our Black History Programs.  It is always such a pleasure to have a continuing relationship with PTA members who are seeking great programs for their local schools.

I hope to meet many more wonderful PTA members at this week’s conference and find more great schools that we can visit year after year!  If you will be attending the Virginia PTA Conference this week, please stop by and see me at Booth 49.  I’ll be there with lots of great information about all of our 2016-2017 shows which include Anti-bullying Adventures, Science Shows, Black History Programs, Literary Classics, Holiday Celebrations and more (even a show that I am incredibly excited about which covers the founding of the U.S. and how elections work–with a game show format)!

Richmond, Virginia here I come!

Erin Schmidt, Director of Development

Bright Star at ALA 2016!

We had the most amazing time at the ALA (American Library Association) Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL this past weekend! We met a lot of really awesome librarians, saw many sponsors who bring us in every year, got a load of some extravagant booths and library technology, saw one of our favorite librarians ever that we work with in St. Petersburg, Russia each year and even took a selfie with Paula Poundstone! It was quite a whirlwind. (Check out the pics below:)

If you were at the conference this past weekend, you may remember us from the character ‘Granny’ that greeted everyone who crossed paths with our booth.

We had a great time and can’t wait to see you all again in Chicago 2017!

BRIGHT STAR LOVES OUR LIBRARIANS! ⭐️❤️⭐️❤️⭐️

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