Triad Stage

Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity

November 27 - December 24, 2015


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Fri, Nov 278:00pm
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Wed, Dec 27:30pm
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Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity

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by Preston Lane with original music by Laurelyn Dossett

The best tales are the ones worth repeating. Returning as a part of our 15th Anniversary Season, Reverend Ledbetter and the Open Heart Community Fellowship gather again for their rendition of the Christmas story. With down-home laughter and toe-tapping music, this family favorite original production will tug at the heartstrings. Come experience the joy and wonder that has made Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity the biggest hit in Triad Stage’s history.

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Ethel Green
Erin Burniston
Franklin Duncan
Dylan Carusona
Tidence Ledbetter
Tom Coiner
Linda Green
Emma Freeman
Myrtle Ledbetter
Emma-Claire Frances Johnson
Vernon Sparks
Jasper McGruder
Shelly Ledbetter
Lauren Redding
Vestina Ledbetter
Cinny Strickland
Ricky Eggars
Lee Wilson
Paul Sparks
Erik Winfield
The Beautiful Star Band
Emily Damrel
The Beautiful Star Band
David Louis Goldenberg
The Beautiful Star Band
Jason Hughes
The Beautiful Star Band
Faye Petree

Creative Team

Original Music and Music Director
Laurelyn Dossett
Scenic Designer
Robin Vest
Costume Designer
Deborah Bell
Lighting Designer
Ken White
Sound Designer
Taylor Dankovich
Cindi Rush
Movement Coach
Denise Gabriel
Vocal Coach
Christine Morris
Tamera N. Izlar
Stage Manager
Emily J. Mails

News & Reviews Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity


Triad Stage's BEAUTIFUL STAR a welcome return
News & Record
December 4, 2015

 Beautiful Star is the sublime wrapped in the ridiculous inside the genius that is Preston Lane. And celebrating its 15th year, Triad Stage has become a star in its own right. Be proud, Greensboro. Be so proud.

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On making an Appalachian Christmas classic
Triad City Beat
December 2, 2015

 Preston Lane is the writer and director of Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity, a heart-warming play imagining the nativity as if it had happened in Appalachian country. Folk singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett composed the score.

Triad City Beat: What is it that keeps people coming back to Beautiful Star? I mean you’ve been doing this since 2006 and it’s still a big hit.

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