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Bright Star Touring Theatre

About the Artist

Bright Star is a professional touring theatre company that offers almost 60 different shows. Each show addresses curricular content such as literacy, STEM/STEAM, history, and character education topics like Anti-Bullying and diversity. With 2000+ performances this year alone, Bright Star has a reputation for being one of the nation's most affordable and well-loved touring theatre companies. We offer block booking rates, and discounts for schools booking shows together. 

Aesop’s Fables- Classic tales from Aesop! (Prek-6)

These fables from the legendary Greek storyteller, Aesop, have been delighting young and old alike for thousands of years, and they still have a message for us today. Perfect for younger audiences, these classic tales entertain but also share a strong message about treating others fairly and knowing right from wrong. Stories like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Tortoise and The Hare,” and “The Lion and The Mouse” leave audiences with a message that is both timely, and timeless!

Once Upon a Time - Classic Fairy Tales - Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk (Prek-6)

Join Lenny and Mabel, “The Greatest Actors in the World,” as they bring two classic tales to the stage. Dance at the ball with Cinderella and challenge the giant with Jack and the Beanstalk as these stories come to life in front of your very eyes! Fun and interactive, this show is great for younger audiences or anyone who is young at heart.

Happily Ever After - Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm (Prek-6)

Get ready to laugh out loud at our hilarious renditions of some of the best from the Grimm Brothers’ iconic works. In this (not-so-grim) adventure, our engaging performers transform into Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Sure to please any audience, Happily Ever After will make your fairy tale dreams of a perfect show come true!

Little Red and the Big Bully Wolf - Bully Prevention and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) (Prek- 5)

The woods are scary enough without having to worry about a big bully howling in the shadows! Follow Little Red and meet her friends – the three little pigs, the boy who cried wolf, and more – as they learn to face their fears and stand up to the Big Bully Wolf! Learn to identify, report and resist bullying as we follow Little Red on her journey to grandma’s house. Funny, dramatic, and highly entertaining, this one is a great fit for “Operation Friendship” – our whole school bully prevention package.

Friend Request- Online safety, bully prevention and (SEL) (Grade 4-8)

A series of fun, but serious vignettes, Friend Request explores the good and bad parts of social media and online culture. Technology can be great, but it also comes with some serious temptations and pitfalls. This Bully Prevention show gives your audience practical ways to address issues like cyberbullying, online safety, and understanding the difference between online friends and friends in real life. Help your audiences understand the danger and know how to practice healthy behavior online. Plus, you can make it a part of our whole-school bully prevention package – “Operation Friendship!”

USA to Z - Our election year Civics show! (Grade 4- 12)

Just in time for election season! Join Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam as they take audiences on a journey through America. Students will learn how the political process works, the differences between the various branches of government and what it means to live and vote in a democracy. At various points during the show, your audience will take part in a live-action game show component featuring patriotic prizes while our hosts entertain them with their hilarious antics. From the Constitution to the Declaration of Independence to the Electoral College, this show will leave no political stone unturned. This special show is designed to encourage citizenship by teaching audiences how they can contribute to their own communities.

The Story of Anne Frank- Dramatic tale set in the backdrop of WWII  (Grade 4- 12)

World War II was a desperate and intense time for everyone, but it was especially devastating to the Jewish people living under Nazi rule. Through direct accounts from Anne Frank’s diary and the heartfelt retelling of her story by her father, Otto, this production offers an engaging and accessible approach to one of history’s darkest chapters. The courage of Anne Frank and her family is the story of the strength of the human spirit in the most challenging times.

The Velveteen Rabbit (Grades K-5)- Classic story of illness, loss and growing up. (Grade K- 5)

A special gift for a young boy opens up a heartwarming tale of childhood and imagination. Through thick and thin, this story shows us how much care it takes to hold on to special friends, and how important it is to sometimes let those things go. With endearing costumes and unforgettable characters, the Velveteen Rabbit is sure to appeal to your young audience. Based on the classic tale by Margery Williams Bianco, this show examines what it means to love and what it means to be real.

A Tell-Tale Tale: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe  - Spooky tales from the master of the macabre - Edgar Allan Poe (Grade 4- 12)​

No one tells a story quite like the Great Edgar Allan Poe! In A Tell-Tale Tale these spooky and clever stories and poems come to life before your very eyes. With a mastery of language that few can match, Edgar Allan Poe’s stories and poems are as impactful today as they were in the 19th century when they were written. This show blends rich language with expert storytelling to produce a rich language arts experience for middle grades. Stories include “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “The Bells” and more!

FrankenSTEM - Dr. FrankenSTEM loves all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - but he especially loves the Scientific Method! (Grade K- 5)

Dr. Frank N. Stein is one of the world’s most famous scientists. Along with his trusty assistant, Igor, Dr. Stein has created some of the world’s most amazing inventions! But those inventions would be nothing without YOUR imagination. It will take Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to make his latest masterpiece come to life! This show helps students learn why STEM subjects are so important to the modern world while opening up an exciting world of STEM discovery. Back by popular demand, see why audiences made this our most popular STEM show ever!

Grade LevelsK-12
MaximumsLive performance Up to 100 logins / Prerecorded - 400 Unique Views 2 week access, 40- 45 minutes
Technical Requirements

Zoom Webinars for live shows, Vimeo for pre-recorded

Total Fee1 Live Stream Performance - $606 / 2 Live Stream Performance- $880 same day & school / Prerecorded $386
School Portion1 Live Stream Performance - $303 / 2 Live Stream Performance- $440 same day & school / Prerecorded $193

References

  • Chanda Calentine, Asheville Community Theatre, 828-254-1320
  • James Heaney, National Park Service, 417-325-4151