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!

Election Day!??

We sure are hoping you all get out there and exercise your right to vote today!

Happy Election Day, everyone!??

 

(And for those of you who saw our show USA to Z this fall about our government and the election, we sincerely hope you enjoyed it!)

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Happy November 1st?

Tis the season to break out your cozy sweaters, savor your final drops of a Pumpkin Spice Latte, shop for next year’s discounted Halloween decorations and book your Christmas program with Bright Star!

Our show Christmas with Santa is bound to be a hit with any audience. Join two fun Christmas Elves as they lose a sack of Santa’s Christmas presents and their quest to get them back. During their journey, they find out what the true meaning of Christmas is all about. Bring this show into your school, library, church, community event, family reunion, Christmas party, charity event or wherever else you want a crowd pleaser!

Call us today to make sure Santa makes his way to you for this show!?

336.558.7360 or email booking@brightstartheatre.com!

?Happy Halloween from Bright Star!

Ichabod Crane & Katrina Van Tassel wanted to wish all of you a very Happy Halloween 2016!

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Here are some fun Halloween facts to read while you’re munching on some candy:

1. The first Jack-O-Lanterns were made from turnips, not pumpkins!

2. The word ‘witch’ actually means ‘wise woman’ in old English.

3. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

4. Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.

5. The record for most Jack-o-Lanterns lit at once happened in Boston, MA.

6. Halloween is one of Bright Star’s favorite holidays!

Have a safe and happy Halloween, everyone!???

Have you picked your holiday show?

Well, have you?! We only have a few openings left on our holiday tours! You better book fast!

Are you looking for a way to celebrate holidays from many different cultures this season? Book our show Holidays Around the World best for grades K-5 for your school. It is such a popular show we have it on 3 different tours this November & December!

*Book a show today: booking@brightstartheatre.com or call us: 336.558.7360!

Meet our Executive Team!

We are so very excited to announce Bright Star Theatre’s Executive Team!

With the Executive Team in place, Bright Star is excited to explore larger territories, such as Texas, Alaska and the west coast, as well as European tours. We are also very happy to announce that we are moving into a multimedia platform. Children’s books & television shows are next on our list.

Pictured left to right: David Ostergaard, the company’s founder, owner & Chief Executive Officer; Josh Batenhorst, the new Chief Operating Officer; Tina Ostergaard, Chief Creative Officer & (not pictured) Jeffrey Scott, Chief Financial Officer.

 

Showcasing at United Arts

Are you going to be at the United Arts Performer’s Showcase in Raleigh this weekend? SO ARE WE! We are proud to present two amazing performers showcasing snippets of two of our favorite Black History programs: Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King and Let it Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement.

Come check us out on Saturday at our booth and chat with us in person. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Meet Dr. King

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?!? ☕️✏️?