We are excited to announce this year’s show, Bright Star. 7th-12th grade students are invited to audition for this Appalachian bluegrass musical after school on Wednesday, January 16th with callbacks happening on Thursday, January 17th. 

Look for more audition details in our school announcements after winter break. Dustin, Caroline, and Anni are offering workshops the week before. A link to sign up is posted on the GRS announcements blog. 

If you’re interested in playing in the pit band, email Caroline at

Read on for a summary of the show from the licensing company and a link to the Original Broadway Cast recording to hear some of this great music.

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s 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. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

Click here for a video!