Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity

About Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity

Reverend Roy Ledbetter and the congregation of the Open Heart Community Fellowship Church bring the Christmas story to life in an Appalachian setting with down-home laughter, toe-tapping music and a tug at the heart. In the tradition of the medieval mystery plays of Old England, Beautiful Star weaves music, humor and wonder together, re-telling great stories form the Bible in a festive gathering of family, friends and faith.


Roy - Bill Jenkins
Eugene - Andrews Cope
Franklin - Russell DeGrazier
Myrtle - Kaylee King
Vestina - Linda Leonard
Vernon - Marcus M. Mauldin
Ethel - Jennifer Middleton
Paul - Christopher Dontrell Piper
Tidence - John Venable
Shelly - Courtney White
Musician - Dennis Bailey
Musicians - Guess Family

Creative Team

Director - Terry Martin
Music Director - SOnny Franks
Scenic Designer - Chris Pickart
Costume Designer - Michael Robinson
Lighting Designer - Jason S. Foster
Sound Designer - Scott Guenther
Properties Designer - Tish Mussey
Production Stage Manager - Heidi Shen
Assistant Stage Manager - Callie Kilgore