By Stephanie Thompson

New musical debuts in GR


Star photo by David Martin

Sandra Figenser, playing Alice Murphy in Green River High School's production of "Bright Star," is ready to correct writing submitted to the Asheville Southern Journal during a performance Monday night. Star photo by David Martin

Green River theater students will once again be the first in the state to perform a new musical this week.

According to Green River High School theater director Bradlee Skinner the students will perform "Bright Star," which is a musical written by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell. It is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1945-46 with flashbacks to 1923.

The musical is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday.

"This particular production deals with romance, death, loss and tragedy. We list it as a play for middle school students and above, but...

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