April 26–28 • May 3–5 & 10–12

Actors Cabaret of eugene
996 Willamette 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 1940s.

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.

Audition Information

Online auditions can occur at any time by submitting through the Audition Form.

In-person auditions will occur both at the Saturday, October 14, auditions for OKLAHOMA! and at another later date, to be announced.


• Location: 435 Covey Lane, Eugene

• Begin: Saturday, February 24, 2024

• Choreography: Afternoons Saturdays & Sundays

• All Other Rehearsals: Are during the week and will be reasonable to accommodate work and school schedules. Holidays honored so cast members can be with friends and family

Cast needs: Strong singers

It would be helpful, but not required, to have dance skills.


ALICE MURPHY — Plays both ages 16–17 and 36–37. Alice at age 36-37 is an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional — but with an air of melancholy. Young Alice at age 16-17 is rebellious, high-spirited, adventurous — looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. She must be a very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles.

BILLY CANE — A young soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve.

DADDY CANE — Billy’s father. A widower. Spry, good looking. Kind-hearted, if a bit lonely.

MARGO CRAWFORD — A small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings toward him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect.

MAX — A customer at Margo’s bookstore, at first, he has a crush on Margo, but later becomes Edna’s beau.

FLORENCE — An employee at Margo’s bookstore and a childhood friend of both Billy and Margo.

EDNA — An employee at Margo’s bookstore.

DARYL AMES — An assistant at a literary magazine. Funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor. Insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likable.

LUCY GRANT — A junior editor at a literary magazine. An ambitious, professional young “modern” career woman of the 1940s. Strong, forthright, and provocative with a sharp sense of humor.

MAMA MURPHY — Alice’s mother. A caretaker to her family and her rural community. A warm, loving, sensible woman. Hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion.

DADDY MURPHY — Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hardworking, a poor but proud farmer.

MAYOR JOSIAH DOBBS — The Mayor of Zebulon; a political and financial powerbroker; distinguished, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty.

JIMMY RAY DOBBS — Plays both ages 18–20 and 38–40. Jimmy Ray, in his early 20s in flashbacks, is Mayor Dobbs’ son and young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built, and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power, and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in. He has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 38–40.

STANFORD — Loyal assistant to Mayor Josiah Dobbs.

DR. NORQUIST — The local family doctor in Zebulon.

GOVERNMENT CLERK — A clerk at the Office of Records in Raleigh.

WELL-DRESSED WOMAN — A woman, age 38–40, living in Raleigh