The Star Bright Players

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Blandina Vergara-Cruz photo (2)Director, Blandina Vergara-Cruz

Originally from Las Vegas, Blandina has more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She has worked with various theater companies across Williamson County, including Pull-Tight Players where she served as Board Member, Advisor of the Teen Youth Actors Guild and director for several musicals. She was also the director of Kids on Stage Summer Academy, a visual, performance and technical summer academy held in Leipers Fork for over 27 years. Vergara-Cruz has also directed shows for Williamson County Parks and Recreation’s Rising Stars Children’s Theatre Group and Expression City Studios. When she’s not teaching, directing, and running her businesses, she is involved in many community projects, such as being a committee member of the Tennessee Kids Arts Festival and the Executive Director of the Ray of Light Foundation in honor of her son Raymond M. Cruz. Blandina has directed many plays, camps, and special events for Williamson County Parks and Recreation. Blandina directs our Star Bright Players, our Rising Stars, and our Stars to the East Children's Theatre programs. 

Cassie Stone photo (3)Music Director, Cassie Stone

Cassie is originally from Spring Hill, TN. She attended Summit High School where was active in her high school choir and musicals, and even led her own A Cappella group. After graduating from high school, she attended Belmont University where she graduated with a degree in Commercial Music in 2021. Cassie currently works at Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy as a teacher of the advanced high school A Cappella group. She has also been Franklin High School’s Music Director for Footloose. Cassie is the Music Director for our Star Bright Players and our Rising Stars Children's Theatre programs.

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