The University of Michigan musket gets creative amid a COVID pandemic

ANN ARBOR, me. – In the middle of a pandemic, don’t expect to see the spring musical, but at the University of Michigan some students decided they wouldn’t be sitting on their hands.

So they created a COVID-friendly musical that was shot entirely on video.

Bright Star is a Broadway musical written by comedian Steve Martin and singer Edie Brickell and inspired by their Grammy-winning bluegrass album Love Has Come For You.

There are time leaps between the 1920s and 1940s in the American South. It’s a musical that UM’s musket students selected to perform on video and comply with COVID safety protocols as closely as possible. The finished product is a full-length feature film that is streamed online for free twice on Sundays.

The shows will be streamed at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. To watch the show, you must pre-order tickets and receive a streaming code by email.


Here you can register online for tickets.

You can watch the trailer for Bright Star in the video player above or on Musket’s official Facebook page here.

For more information on Bright Star, please visit the Musket official website here.


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