Bright Star

Bright Star
Sept. 11 - 26, 2021

The Blue Ridge Mountains, bluegrass Broadway musical! From the comic mind of Steve Martin and the musical genius of Edie Brickell comes one of the brightest new musicals in many a year. Set in Asheville, this moving musical, with its Tony and Grammy nominated bluegrass score, lit up Broadway in 2016 and has been delighting audiences all across America ever since. This powerful story of love, loss and redemption and enthusiastic score is the perfect show to bring Charleston Stage's live performances back to the Dock Street Theatre stage. Charleston Stage is excited to give this great musical its Charleston premiere.

Show Credits:
Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics & Story by Edie Brickell
Direction by Julian Wiles
Musical Direction by Sam Henderson
Choreography by Cara Dolan

Lead Title Sponsor: The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation

Performance Dates:
Sept. 11 | Sat 7:30pm **Opening Night
Sept. 12 | Sun 3:00pm
Sept. 16 | Thu 7:30pm
Sept. 17 | Fri 7:30pm
Sept. 18 | Sat 7:30pm
Sept. 19 | Sun 3:00pm
Sept. 23 | Thu 7:30pm
Sept. 24 | Fri 7:30pm
Sept. 25 | Sat 7:30pm
Sept. 26 | Sun 3:00pm

Venue: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Box Office: (843) 577-7183
Box Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. (Non show weeks)
Tuesday - Saturday, 1:00 pm - 5:00pm. Box office then opens one hour before every performance. (Show weeks)
The box office opens one hour before every Sunday matinee performance.
Will Call opens one hour before showtime and closes 15 minutes after the start of every performance.


Recent COVID cases amongst the cast have forced us to delay the opening of the musical Bright Star. The new opening performance is now scheduled for Saturday, September 11th at 7:30PM. We will be reaching out to ticket holders for the canceled performances from September 3rd-10th to rebook them for later dates.

We are using this extra time to enhance the safety protocols for our performers and audiences. Following CDC guidelines, and the lead of other theatres around the country, including Broadway theatres, we are joining the Charleston Music Hall and Charleston’s Gaillard Center in requiring audience members to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for admission to Charleston Stage performances at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Also note that the City of Charleston requires that all audience members wear masks when inside the Dock Street Theatre.

Special arrangements have also been made for audience members who would prefer to see a streamed video of the onstage performance. These will be available at the same time as live performances on September 18th-26th. For information on virtual performances go to


We are following CDC, City of Charleston and other local health guidelines to keep our cast, crew and audiences safe. We have partnered with Roper St. Francis Healthcare for cast testing and medical guidance. These protocols are subject to change based on changing conditions.


1) Photo ID and Proof of Full Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Result Required
Audiences are required to show a photo ID and proof of full vaccination (vaccination card or photocopy of card) upon entrance to the theatre, or show a negative COVID-19 test result, administered by a medical professional, taken within 72 hours prior to the show date. The final dose of vaccines must be at least 14 days prior to attending the show date.

2) Unvaccinated Patrons Under 12 Years of Age

Unvaccinated patrons under 12 years of age will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, administered by a medical professional, taken within 72 hours prior to the show date.

3) Unvaccinated Patrons Over 12 Years of Age With a Valid Medical Restriction

Unvaccinated patrons over 12 years of age with a valid medical restriction will be required to show a photo ID and proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, administered by a medical professional, taken within 72 hours prior to the show date.

*For patrons without a photo ID, two pieces of official mail in their name may be used in place of a photo ID.

4) Masks are Required

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the City of Charleston requires face coverings in all city buildings, including the Dock Street Theatre. Masks that cover your nose and mouth are required at all times.

5) Distancing
In lobby spaces, please make an effort to stay at least 6 feet apart from others who don’t live in your household.


All Charleston Stage staff, cast members, musicians and crew are fully vaccinated. Cast, musicians and crew for Bright Star are also COVID tested weekly.

Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks at all times.

An antiviral spray is being used in the theatre between performances.

There are automated hand sanitizers in the lobby.

To limit contact and lines, no Will Call tickets will be offered. All tickets will be delivered electronically or by mail and scanned at the door.

Show programs will not be collected for reuse.


Patrons in any performances that are canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 will have several options:

Patrons can exchange their tickets for a future performance (including virtual performances where available).
Patrons can receive a voucher good for a future performance.
Patrons can convert the value of their ticket into a tax-deductible donation.

For FAQs and more information, please visit

Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation as we work to ensure the safety of our audiences, performers, staff and crew.

September 11, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Dock Street Theatre
135 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401

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