Introducing the Bright Star Super Station YouTube Playlist

We’ve been hard at work creating video trailers for all 24 of our shows currently available on the Bright Star Super Station.

Check them out on our YouTube Playlist!

Your school or library system can subscribe to the Bright Star Super Station for the entire year! That’s ALL of our videos – including more than a dozen new shows to be added throughout the year!

Pricing: Minimum $1000 (up to 20 classrooms. Additional Classrooms just $50 each.) That’s about $5 per month per classroom!

Visit our YouTube Playlist!

How will you combat bullying this year?

Bullying Is Never OK.
Facts:
1 in 5 students report being bullied in person at school.
2 in 5 students report being bullied or harrassed online.
A Bully Prevention Show from Bright Star can be a valuable part of your comprehensive Bully Prevention campaign.
Our shows shine a light on the issue and help students understand what bullying is and what to do when they see it.
Set the tone in your community that “Bullying Is Never OK”
by scheduling an incredible Anti-Bullying assembly with Bright Star!
Click on any of the amazing titles below to visit our website
and find out more about our Anti-Bullying shows for the Fall.
Call 336.558.7360 to book your show today!
In Person Shows (click here for pricing)
Bullysaurus Rex (Pre K-5) – a dinosaur themed, antibullying adventure!
Maximus Mars (Grades 3-8) – fight bullying wherever it happens in the universe, in person, online or out of this world!
Captain Friendship (Prek-5) – help Captain Friendship find the super power of friendship to put an end to bullying.
Friend Request (Grades 3-8) – a series of entertaining true-to-life scenes that help students recognize bullying and practice online safety.
Online Shows (click here for pricing)
Friend Request (Grades 3-8) – available both online and in-person!
Little Red and the Big Bully Wolf (Grades K-5) – the mean old wolf needs someone to stand up to him, and Little Red is just the person.

Looking for Online Programs?

Looking for a Wide Variety of Online Programming?
Subscribe to the Bright Star Super Station!

Bright Star Touring Theatre is one of the nation’s largest and most beloved theatre companies for young audiences and we are very excited to be returning to Live, In-Person Programming this year (visit our website to find out more about that).

However, the crazy year that we’ve all experienced over the last sixteen months has been very challenging, but there are some silver linings. One for Bright Star has been that we have been able to record 24 of our shows!

Pre-recorded shows offer amazing flexibility and with a school subscription to the Bright Star Super Station, your school can have access to all of our pre-recorded shows for one low price!

For $1000 your school can have access to up to 20 classrooms to watch the shows for the entire school year! Plus, additional classrooms are just $50 each! That’s around $2 per show per classroom – and we’re adding more shows all the time so the value is only going to get better! All of our shows come with study guides and are connected to state and national standards which make them a great fit for any school.

Check out the list of pre-recorded shows below:

Bully Prevention and Character Education:
Little Red and The Big Bully Wolf
Captain Friendship and the Pirates of the Pandemic
Friend Request

Black History:
Jackie Robinson
Meet Dr. King
George Washington Carver & Friends (Also STEM)
Let it Shine: American Civil Rights Movement 1955-68
Struggle For Freedom: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

STEM:
FrankenSTEM
Gus Goes Green: A Planet Earth Adventure

History and Social Studies:
We Can Do It: Great Women of History
Story of Anne Frank
USA to Z

Holiday:
A Dickens Tale
Holidays Around the World

Classic Literature:
Aesop’s Fables
Velveteen Rabbit
Once Upon a Time
Happily Ever After
A Tell-Tale Tale: The Stories And Poems Of Edgar Allan Poe
Wizard of Oz
Beauty and the Beast
Alice in Wonderland
Old MacDonald’s Sing-Along Farm

Coming soon:
Sept. 2
-Bullysaurus Rex (K-3)
-Jack’s Adventure in Space (K-8)
-Maximus Mars (3-8)

Sept 27
-Capt. Friendship and the Bully Bandit (K-5)

Nov 15
– Winter Fables (K-6)

Nov 22
-Stone Soup and Other Heartwarming Tales (All Ages)

Jan 10
-Black History Heroes, Soldiers, and Spies (3-8)
-African Folktales (PK-5)
-Freedom Songs ( Grade 4+)

Jan 17
-Rosa Parks and Friends (K-5)
-Black History Hall of Fame (K-8)
-Heroes of the Underground Railroad (grades 3-8)

May 30
-The Pirates of Bully Bay
-Treasure Island (All Ages)
-The Little Mermaid

June 6
-Giants of Science (All Ages)

Add “Show From Bright Star” to YOUR Back-to-School Supply List!

Bright Star has a show for YOU!

Bright Star Touring Theatre is the nation’s largest touring theatre for young audiences with shows that address Black History, World History and Folklore, Antibullying, Holidays, and more! And we have shows available in two formats.

Pre-recorded shows – for ultimate flexibility (Pricing as low as $50 per classroom with our subscription service, or $250 for a single show!)

Live-In Person Shows – for a classic live theatre experience! (Prices as low as $795 when you book with another school!)

Check out our website: brightstartheatre.com to see all of our available shows!

Email us at booking@brightstartheatre.com to book your show!

For more information call 336.558.7360 or email josh@brightstartheatre.com

Book your 2022 Summer Camp or Summer Reading Program NOW!

Make it a Summer they will never forget with
BRIGHT STAR TOURING THEATRE!
Summer 2022 will have “Oceans of Possibilities” for teaming up with Bright Star Touring Theatre for a show or summer camp!
On stages near you during the 2022 Bright Star Summer season!
The Pirate of Bully Bay – An anti bullying adventure on the High Seas! The bully “Capt. Black ‘Stache” is making waves by bullying. Join our ranks to end bullying in your town!
Treasure Island – this tale from Robert Louis Stevenson comes to life before your very eyes. Pirate ships, secret maps, and best of all TREASURE!
The Little Mermaid – the Hans Christian Anderson classic that talks all about making one’s way in unfamiliar waters.
Upcycled Cinderella – when the performers fail to show up, the janitors take over in this hilarious fairy-tale with an eco-friendly theme.
Giants of Science – some of science’s most famous grounbreakers and inventors take the stage in this fast-paced show.
The Little Mermaid – This Hans Christian Anderson classic comes together on a second tour!
Our summer camps, led by our professional actor/educators, are absolutely amazing! Give us a call to find out how you can enrich your community with a creative dramatics camp from Bright Star!
Call today to book your show – 336.558.7360
or email

Bright Star is Heading to the West Coast!

Bright Star Touring Theatre is the nation’s largest provider of Black History programming, and we are heading to the West Coast next year! We are traveling from California to Washington in January/February 2022 with three great Black History Shows:
Rosa Parks and Friends:Take a journey through time with Rosa Parks and some of the most remarkable figures from history come to life. Meet abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Sojourner Truth, and Civil Rights leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and, of course, Rosa Parks!
Black History Hall of Fame: Follow us on this amazing journey through Black History as we meet Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, Mae Jemison, the Buffalo Soldiers and more. A fast-paced adventure sure to delight any audience, see why Black History Hall of Fame has come to be one of our audiences’ favorite shows of all time!
Heroes of the Underground Railroad : During one of the darkest periods of American History, thousands of enslaved people undertook a harrowing journey to find freedom. That story comes to life in Heroes of the Underground Railroad. Your audiences will be amazed at the heroics of Harriet Tubman, Henry “Box” Brown, Frederick Douglass, Levi Coffin, and John Parker in this incredible show of true American Heroes.
We have limited dates available, so if you’re interested, give us a call at 336.558.7360 or respond to this email or pass the email along to your PTA/PTO or arts staff!
All of our 45 minute shows come with study guides and are aligned with state/national standards. They fit perfectly into a school class period, and we have shows that are appropriate for early elementary all the way through high school. We also offer residencies and workshops to give students a hands-on, arts enriched experience.
Pricing is straightforward: $995 all-inclusive for a single show – $350 for each additional show from the same tour and on the same day, back-to-back. You can save $200 off the price of your show by booking with another area school for the same day!
Also, ask us about our “Bright Star Plus” residency packages! Book our actors for a combination of shows, workshops and classroom visits starting at $1995!
Check out our website to find out more.
TO BOOK:
Call 336.558.7360 or email

Now is the Time to Plan for Fall Programming!

The Fall is a fantastic time for a show from Bright Star Touring Theatre! We have some amazing options for the fall and want to remind you that
October is National Bully Prevention Month.
Plus, we’ve got great special pricing for Fall bookings!
Book one of our amazing live, in-person Fall Shows
(such as Maximus Mars, featured above)
by June 15
and pay NO DEPOSIT (no penalty for cancellations)!
You can also “Pick Your Prize!”
A Free Pre-recorded show ($350 Value).
Or
$200 OFF a single show later in 2021-22:
Visit our website to see all of our shows and find out more!
Give us a call or respond to this email to book your show with Bright Star!

Pre-Recorded, Live Online, Or LIVE IN-PERSON Bright Star is BACK!

STARTING IN SUMMER 2021
Bright Star Touring Theatre will be available in THREE formats:
  • Pre-recorded shows – for ultimate flexibility
  • Live-Online Shows – for a unique online experience (or locations that don’t fit our routing).
  • Live-In Person Shows – for a classic live theatre experience.

We’re so excited to be back with our amazing school assemblies, drama camps, workshops and residencies!

We can’t wait to be back performing for YOU!

Bullying Has No Place In Our Schools

We all know the trauma that bullying can cause. Emotional distress, loss of interest in activities, poor academic performance, absenteeism, and depression are all linked to bullying.

At Bright Star, we know that there isn’t a “magic pill” that can end bullying. It requires organized effort by staff, students and parents alike.

However, we do know that a solid Bully Prevention Assembly can help open the doors to help staff and students understand:

1.) What bullying is (and isn’t)
2.) How to communicate openly about bullying
3.) How to confront and report bullying
4.) How to be resilient if facing bullying

Bright Star has a number of Bully Prevention shows in our line-up for the Fall.
The Fall is a great time to set the tone that bullying won’t be tolerated at your school. Take a look at our Bully Prevention shows and consider making Bright Star a part of your Bully Prevention efforts this year.

Choose from:
The Pirate of Bully Bay
Maximus Mars: An Intergalactic Antibullying Adventure
Bullysaurus Rex
Friend Request: An Online Safety Show
Little Red and the Big Bully Wolf
Bullied
Captain Friendship and the Bully Bandit
The Story of Anne Frank

Last Week To “Book 2 and Save”

Bright Star has five amazing Tours heading out next fall! Antibullying shows like The Pirate of Bully Bay, Friend Request: An Online Safety Show, and more! Classic Literature like The Wizard of Oz or A Tell-Tale Tale: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, and fun STEM shows like
FrankenSTEM, Count Mathula and our brand new show Igor and the Masters of STEM!

Here’s our special offer:

Book one of our Fall shows AND a show from any other time of year (Holidays, Black History, Spring, Summer) before APRIL 15 and receive the following discount:

Schools, theaters and museums get $50 off both bookings!
Libraries get $25 off both bookings!

If you’ve already booked for the fall and would like to add another show to your lineup, you can still get the deal! Just mention this post when you’re booking!

Blast Off This Summer With Bright Star!

Bright Star Touring Theatre has just the summer adventure for YOU!

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!

We are celebrating with a great lineup of space-themed shows:
Maximus Mars
Jack’s Adventure in Space *New show*
One Small Step: The Real-Life Journey to Outer Space! *New show*

But of course that’s not all!
We also have classic stories like The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast,
Once Upon A Time: Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella and more!

Check out our “Out of This World” titles for Summer 2019!

Bright Star Touring Theatre has just the summer adventure for YOU!

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!

We are celebrating with a great lineup of space-themed shows:
Maximus Mars
Jack’s Adventure in Space *New show*
One Small Step: The Real-Life Journey to Outer Space! *New show*

But of course that’s not all!
We also have classic stories like The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast,
Once Upon A Time: Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella and more!

Check out our “Out of This World” titles for Summer 2019!

Summer Tour 1:
The Wizard of Oz
Jack’s Adventure In Space
Maximus Mars

Summer Tour 2:
Once Upon a Time
Beauty and the Beast
One Small Step: The Real Life Journey to Outer Space

Summer Tour 3:
Aesop’s Fables
One Small Step
Jack’s Adventure in Space

Summer Tour 4:
Jack’s Adventure in Space
One Small Step
Upcycled Cinderella

Summer Tour 5:
Jack’s Adventure in Space
One Small Step
Little Red and the Big Bully Wolf

And all of our titles for the 2019-20 School Year are also NOW AVAILABLE!
Antibullying, Holidays, Black History, Women’s History, STEM and More!

Announcing Bright Star’s 2019-20 Season!

The 2019-2020 Season will be Bright Star Touring Theatre’s 17th year of bringing high quality, professional theatre to young audiences! Our model – 1 van, 2 actors, 3 shows, 45 minutes each – has proven to be a great formula for bringing timely and entertaining shows to schools, libraries, museums, theaters and YOU! We hope you will agree that 2019-20 is the time to take full advantage of our amazing shows, workshops, residencies, and camps!

Take a look at our new season by clicking here.

Just Two Weeks Left!

There are just two weeks left to get 2017-18 prices on 2018-19 shows!

Our prices are going up in 2018-19 so be sure to act now to get the best deal of the year.

We’ve got amazing new titles like:

The Wizard of Oz
Beauty and the Beast
Count Mathula
Friend Request
North By Night
One Small Step
Jack’s Adventures In Space

Tours are filling up fast so be sure to book your show TODAY!

Celebrate Black History!

Happy December, dear friends!

Have you thought about how you’ll celebrate Black History 2018 yet? January will be here in a flash and we want to help you find the perfect school assembly. We have several amazing shows hitting the road in the new year that will teach your young audiences valuable lessons through the magic of live theatre.

You could always bring in one of our returning shows that are sure to be crowd favorites like Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King, Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History or Heroes of the Underground Railroad.

If you’re looking for something new try one of these moving productions: Let Freedom Ring: Music & Poetry of Black History or Frederick Douglass.

George Washington Carver & Friends and Black History Hall of Fame are just two of our fast-paced shows perfect for your younger audiences.

We truly have something for everyone!

To book 1, 2 or 3 shows for your school today, call us at 336.558.7360 or send us an email to booking@brightstartheatre.com! We can’t wait to work with you!

News on Our International Adventures!

We are thrilled to be going international again! We will be heading back to some of our favorite places in Russia and Germany, and can’t wait to visit some new places in Africa, Asia, South America and more! We have dates left in November, December and April, so let us know how we can serve you. Becoming a truly international theatre company has been an incredible journey, and we just want to thank you all for joining us! We couldn’t have done it without you. We can’t wait to see where this year will take us!

Celebrate Diversity with Bright Star!

Bring awareness to your classroom with one of our newest productions for this season, Dreaming of America! The American story is the story of people who dreamed of a new home, one of migrants and immigrants who faced tremendous difficulty along the way. Share these incredible stories with your students by bringing in a Bright Star Assembly this fall!

We’re the Largest Provider of Black History & Anti-Bullying Programs in America!

Did you know we’re the largest provider of Black History programs & Anti-Bullying Shows & America’s largest Library entertainer in the country!? That’s a LOT of exciting stuff…and we can’t wait to serve you and your young audiences!

We’ve got anti-bullying programs for every age group, including ‘Bullied’ for your oldest grades and a number of shows for even the youngest elementary age student.

Our shows are perfect for setting the tone for the school year and your students will gain the tools they need to stop someone from bullying them.

If you’re looking for the perfect celebration for Black History–may we suggest our season that includes both new shows and our classic series including ‘Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History,’ ‘Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King’ and ‘Jackie Robinson?’

So grab a cup of coffee from the teacher’s lounge and let’s nail down your school assemblies!

 

We’re Selling Out!

Our season brochures are in mailboxes now and the phones are ringing off the hook.  Call today to book a show 336-558-7360 or email at booking@brightstartheatre.com.