Back in October 2015, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to see Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. It was during this show that I learned about Steve and his love of bluegrass music.

I also learned that he and Edie Brickell wrote a new musical called Bright Star. I searched for a ticket to this show over the years, but nothing ever aligned for me to be able to see this musical.

That was until last night, as our local Gilbert, Arizona theater production company brought Bright Star to our little town.

I am not sure if all Hale Theaters are “in the round”, meaning the stage is surrounded on all sides by seats, but seeing the show in this medium brought a whole new experience to myself as a viewer. The show was powerful, funny, suspenseful and ultimately heartwarming.