New Jersey Stage
New Jersey Stage on social media

NOTE: NJ Stage is not affiliated with this event. For ticket info, please contact the venue directly.

Central Theatre Spring Musical - Bright Star

Sat, March 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm

Category: theatre

West Morris Central High School Auditorium
259 Bartley Road
Chester, NJ  07930

Cost: students$12, ge

Award winning theater group, Central Theatre from West Morris Central High School presents their spring musical “Bright Star”.  A production with bluegrass sounds of banjos, fiddles and songs that surround the stage with nostalgia. 

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, “Bright Star” tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40’s.

Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story of literary editor Alice Murphy unfolds as she meets a young soldier just home from World War II and he awakens her spirit and drive to confront her past. Alice sets out on a journey to understand it all and what she finds has the power to transform the lives of many around her. 

BRIGHT STAR opened on Broadway on March 24, 2016 and ran for 139 performances. The cast recording was nominated for the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

I asked the director Jeff Hogan why he choose this particular musical. He mentioned that the group had never had the chance to do a country musical before. Many of their past productions had been either highly abstract or explored epic war stories and drama. Jeff thought it was a good time for something comedic, charming in its delivery, and rich in its simplicity. A show that gives us hope and inspiration and reminds us of the power of love and forgiveness. 

Central Theatre is well known for their talented crews and casts of performers which have won many awards. “Bright Star” cast is as follows:

Caitlin Reilly as Alice Murphy

Lars Olsen as Jimmy Ray Dobbs

Andrew Cretella as Billy Cane

Livi Mancuso as Margo Crawford

Ian Lertola as Daddy Murphy

Ella Musto as Mama Murphy

James Bilinsky as Mayor Dobbs

Alexander Massa as Daddy Cane

Holly Branco as Lucy Grant

Jeremy Ashton as Daryl Ames

Vanessa Nussbaum as Edna

Lexi George as Florence

Michael Oestreich as Max

Bright Star is presented through special arrangement with all authorized performance materials supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758 

All performances are at West Morris Central High School Auditorium

March 14 at 7:30

March 15 at 7:30

March 16 at 2:00 and 7:30

Tickets Prices:

$12 for students

$14 general admission

$16 reserved seating

For tickets, contact - Subject: STAR Ticket Sales

Upcoming Shows at West Morris Central High School Auditorium


New Jersey Stage © 2019 by Wine Time Media, LLC | PO Box 140, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 (732) 280-7625 |

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms.
If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.