Triad Stage

Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity

A seasonal celebration


Dec 3
Dec 4
Tue, Dec 57:30pm
Wed, Dec 67:30pm
Thu, Dec 77:30pm
Fri, Dec 87:30pm
Sat, Dec 92:00pm7:30pm
Sun, Dec 102:00pm
Dec 11
Tue, Dec 127:30pm
Wed, Dec 137:30pm
Thu, Dec 147:30pm
Fri, Dec 157:30pm
Sat, Dec 162:00pm7:30pm
Sun, Dec 172:00pm
Dec 18
Tue, Dec 197:30pm
Wed, Dec 207:30pm
Thu, Dec 217:30pm
Fri, Dec 222:00pm7:30pm
Sat, Dec 232:00pm7:30pm
Sun, Dec 241:00pm
Dec 25
Dec 26
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Dec 30


Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity

By Preston Lane | Original music by Laurelyn Dossett

Come home again for the holidays. We take you to the peaks of the Blue Ridge where Reverend Roy Ledbetter and all the members of the Open Heart Community Fellowship have been working hard to fill your holidays with joy. Starting with Genesis and going all the way to the Nativity, they spin a holiday story with down-home laughter, toe-tappin’ music and a 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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Franklin Duncan
Bryant Carroll
Vernon Sparks
Lawrence Evans
Rev. Roy Ledbetter
Carroll Michael Johnson
Shelly Ledbetter
Emma-Claire Frances Johnson
Ethel Green
Jillian Louis
Tidence Ledbetter
Matthew McGloin
Paul Sparks
Davari Moyd
Linda Green
Lauren Redding
Ricky Eggers
Nick Relos
Vestina Ledbetter
Cinny Strickland
Laurelyn Dossett
Riley Baugus
Faye Petree

Creative Team

Composer and Music Director
Laurelyn Dossett
Scenic Designer
Robin Vest
Costume Designer
Deborah Bell
Lighting Designer
Dominic Abbenante
Sound Designer
Derek Graham
Resident Movement Coach
Denise Gabriel
Resident Vocal Coach
Christine Morris
Casting Director
Cindi Rush
Dramaturg & Artistic Apprentice
Kamilah Bush
Stage Manager
Michelle Lauren Tuite
InSight Speaker
Dr. Robert Hansen

Videos Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity

News & Reviews Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity


Triad Stage Presents “Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity”
Yes! Weekly
December 10, 2017

From the name, you know this show is not your usual nativity story you’re used to seeing in church. “Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity” is an interactive theatre experience that walks through memorable stories from the Christian Bible right up through to the iconic nativity scene that is so familiar to us all. 

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Appalachian singer-songwriter Riley Baugus joins the band for 'Beautiful Star'
New & Record
December 7, 2017

For musician Riley Baugus, being a part of Triad Stage’s annual “Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity” feels like a homecoming of sorts.

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