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.

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)

Our Theatre Camps are So EPIC.

Are you looking to host a Theatre Camp this summer? Book a week with us! For $2500 our trained camp teachers will work with 30 young people for 1-week on creating their own scenes. The students will write, direct, costume, design and star in their very own short plays. During that week, they will also learn many valuable lessons & tools in the basics of theatre. Camps are a great way to raise money for any organization and a great way to involve your community in the arts!

Call or email us today to book your camp now! Call 336.558.7360 or email booking@brightstartheatre.com.

We can’t wait to see you!

 

Lessons & Laughter–Our Specialty!

What is more fun than laughter? Nothing! At Bright Star, our mission is letting young people learn important lessons and encouraging them have a great time while doing so. Your students will walk away from our shows filled with knowledge & joy every time. We are very passionate about what we do and we want to share that with you.
Want us to bring some laughter to you and your school, library, theatre or town? Give us a call or send us an email! If you mention this blog post, we’ll even give you $100 off if you book a new show that takes place between now and May 31st!
We can’t wait to watch your audience roll with laughter!?
Booking Phone: 336.558.7360, Booking Email: booking@brightstartheatre.com.

 

Bright Star’s Wizard of Oz Summer Camp!

Starting this summer 2017 we are sending Bright Star Theatre Camps on the road!

Our theatre camps are available in two structures:

Structure #1

Creative Dramatics: In this camp, we welcome students and introduce them to the world of theatre with all kinds of theatre games from stage directions to storytelling. Throughout the week we work with students to create characters and develop scenes. Our actor/educators oversee the work and direct students as they grow in their abilities. By the end of the week, campers produce their scenes for friends and families. The cost of this camp is $3995.

Structure #2

Full Production: In this camp, the students are more focused on creating a full production and after a week of work end with an original 45-minute production of the Wizard of Oz. While there are many opportunities for drama games and creativity, the real focus is on how to cooperate with the others in a cast and learn to create a show. Here we provide scenic elements, costume pieces, script and direction. This week ends with a public performance of the show for friends and families. The cost of this camp is $4995.

This also acts as a great school/organization fundraiser! The average cost of a week-long day camp in America is $306.00. So even if you were to charge $250/student for this camp and attract 30 students of the 35 available slots that’s a total of $7500.00 profit! 

Just ask and we may be able to help you find funding through local businesses, arts councils, etc.

In either camp any money made from ticket sales, advertising opportunities in the programs or poster, camp fees would belong to you as the producing organization.

Our prices are all-inclusive with two instructors, lodging, transportation all provided.

Please let us know what else we can answer for you on this end. We would love the opportunity to serve you!

-Bright Star Theatre: booking@brightstartheatre.com

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!

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