Tuesday, June 4, 2019

4th WALL CLOSES SEASON WITH BRIGHT STAR

4TH WALL THEATRE closes its 22nd season with the Broadway hit musical

Bright Star
written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickel

WHEN: June 7 – 16, Friday and Saturday, June 7, 8, 14, 15, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, June 9 and 16, at 3:00 pm.  
WHERE
: Westminster Center for the Arts on the campus of Bloomfield College., 440 Franklin St., Bloomfield
TICKETS: $25, and discount tickets are available for students and seniors.
Tickets may be reserved by calling 973-996-8484. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted.
Tickets may also be purchased online and additional information is available at www.4thwalltheatre.org

The show is directed by 4th Wall Artistic Director Kate Swan and Markus Grae-Hauck serves as the Musical Director. The show is also 4th Wall’s last at the Westminster Arts Center.

Bright Star was inspired by a real event and is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1920s and ‘40s. The musical is was a continuation of their Grammy-winning collaboration on the 2013 bluegrass album, Love Has Come for You.

The musical tells the story of 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.

Of the show, The New York Times declared "Bright Star beams nostalgia…bringing a fresh breeze from the South to the spring theater season.” They go on to note that “The musical is gentle-spirited, not gaudy, and moves with an easygoing grace where others prance and strut.”

4th Wall has assembled a talented cast including Rebecca Monk of Woodland Park, Dan Malloy of Maplewood, Troy Hall of Montclair, Bob Russell and Ruth Kenote of Hackensack, Ted Cancila of Little Falls, Alyssa Marie Balderama of New Milford, Fran Leonardis of Ringwood, Jason Tamashausky and Karl Loveland of Metuchen, James Lopez of Lake Hiawatha, Rich Maloy and Jodi Freeman Maloy of Cedar Grove, Patrick McLaughlin of Hoboken, Laurice Grae-Hauck of West Orange, Debbie Zika of Hillsdale and Rafaelle Danta, Kimberley Mesiti, Christine Orzepowski, and Sarah Levine McClelland of Bloomfield.

4th Wall Artistic Director Kate Swan of Teaneck directs and is joined by Markus Grae-Hauck of West Orange as Music Director. Gwen Ricks-Spencer, formerly of Montclair, is the Production Manager, and Martha Thalheimer of Paterson serves as the Stage Manager.