Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway musical Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

Fun Facts

Bright Star just became available in the spring. Hays High School is the fourth high school in the nation to present the show and this production serves as the Kansas premiere of the show.

This year, there are three Sophmores with lead roles, Caitlin Leiker (Alice Murphy), Gabe McGuire (Billy Cane), and Andrew Duke (Mayor Dobbs).


Thursday, November 8th. 7:30pm

Friday, November 9th. 7:30pm

Saturday, November 10th. 7:30pm

Sunday, November 11th. 2:30pm


USD 489's Twelfth Street Auditorium located at 323 W. 12th Street in Hays, KS 67601


Link to where you can buy tickets online:

$10 Each
Don't want to buy online? Tickets can be bought on Fridays between 12:30 and 6:30pm at Twelfth Street Auditorium, or call (785) 623-2428. Don't worry if you didn't get a ticket before hand, tickets can be bought at the door on the days of the performance.