Lyric Theater to present ‘Bright Star’ this weekend A musical about love and redemption

WATERTOWN – The musical “Bright Star” will be presented by Watertown Lyric Theater at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Dulles State Office Building Auditorium, 317 Washington Street.

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. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, “Bright Star” is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

“Bright Star” garnered five Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical.

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WHAT: Watertown Lyric Theater presents “Bright Star.”

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

WHERE: Dulles State Office Building Auditorium, 317 Washington St., Watertown

COST: General admission tickets are $15, students, senior citizens and military members, $12, and $10 for children under age 12.

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