Finally. . .’Bright Star’ Will Shine. . .at the OCP

Omaha, NE.– The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) production of Steve Martin’s and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star will open Friday, February 4, 2022. The show will run in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre through February 13 with performances Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are on sale now starting at $25 with prices varying by performance. Tickets may be purchased at the OCP Box Office, 6915 Cass St., Omaha, NE 68132, by phone at (402) 553-0800 or online at


The Omaha Community Playhouse will offer an online streaming production of Bright Star in the coming weeks. Additional details will be released on OCP’s website and social media pages as they become available.


Nominated for five Tony Awards®, written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell and inspired by real events, Bright Star is a story of enduring hope woven through time and set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Young teenager Alice Murphy is devastated when her infant son is ripped away. But 20 years later, a young man enters her life and ushers in an unexpected glimmer of hope. With a Grammy®-nominated bluegrass score that will seep into your veins, Bright Star is as much a musical experience as it is a journey of the heart.

Directed by: Roxanne Wach


Angie Frey as Alice Murphy
Matt Karasek as Billy Cane
Dan Wach as Daddy Cane
Analisa Swerczek as Margo
Derek Bonin as Max
Charlotte Hedican as Florence
Roz Parr as Edna
Kevin Olsen as Daryl
Mackenzie Zielke as Lucy
Peggy Holloway as Mama Murphy
Cork Ramer as Daddy Murphy
Mike Markey as Mayor Dobbs
Jay Srygley as Jimmy Ray
Craig Bond as Stanford
Mike Shelton as Dr. Norquist
Also featuring: Trey Butler, Angeline Kay Crowe, Brittney Thompson, Amanda Vyhnalek, Tom Westman

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