Jenkintown Music Theatre closes out ‘Bright Star’ after six performances

Jenkintown Music Theatre opened their production of Bright Star on Friday, April 5 with a red-carpet gala in celebration of Jenkintown’s 150-year anniversary and JMT’s 79-year legacy in the community.

Jenkintown Borough Council President Jay Connors and Ben Bergman of the Jenkintown 150 Committee cut the ribbon to officially open the show. 

The Kuykendall Auditorium at Jenkintown High School hosted six performances between April 5 and April 13.

From the show’s description:

Inspired by a true story, 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. 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.

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Photos: Kenny Moss via JMT