Brightstar Auditions, presented by Chaska Valley Family Theatre

Announcing auditions for Chaska Valley Family Theatres production of Bright Star! 

  • Music, Book & Story: Steve Martin

  • Music, Lyrics & Story: Edie Brickell

Directed by Zachary Hedner

Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve 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. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.


Auditions will take place at the Chaska Community Center Friday, November 5th from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday, November 6th from 10:00am-2:00pm. Callbacks are currently scheduled for Saturday, November 6th at 4:00pm. We will require full vaccination from all eligible participants. 

Please prepare an approximately 32-bar cut from a song of your choosing. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring marked sheet music in the correct key. There will not be a dance portion at the initial audition so you do not need to dress for movement. Please make sure to sign up for a time slot as we will not be accepting walk-in auditions at this time. 

Sign up for your slot here:

​General Audition Information

  • Auditions are open; family involvement is encouraged

  • Productions may have specific age or gender requirements

  • Auditions are conducted on a first-come, first served basis

  • Bring your calendar to note any conflicts on your audition form


Auditions are open; family involvement is encouraged! We hope to include cast members from diverse backgrounds and experiences. This production of Brightstar will focus on the development of a community, inclusive of all people from different walks of life and beliefs.

Contact information

Chaska Valley Family Theatre
Hannah Johnson
Web site

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Friday, November 5
Posted October 1