North Star

EdFringe was an amazing experience. I felt like Cinderella at the ball. From reviewers who said “it was an honor spending time with her” to audience members crying on my shoulder, and even the most wizened press and tech people from TheSpaceUK telling me that my show was a hit, the entire experience could not have been better or more gratifying.  I am eternally grateful to everyone who helped make this dream come true. Stay tuned for what comes next!

“I started writing this show six years ago and am so pleased to finally be able to present it at TheSpaceUK during the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe.  It’s been a labor of love, three years of COVID, 18 collaborators, 15 suitcases and several embarrassing injuries. I’m hopeful that this piece will give you something positive to think about, perhaps a way out of the darkness or, at the very least, a few laughs. I am deeply grateful to all my collaborators, supporters and friends who have gotten me where I am today. The world is a better place with all of you in it.



Musical Numbers:

  • Finally – preview
  • I Want to Be Good
  • The Everything is Broken Song
  • Shores of Avalon
  • Doll Song
  • Finally
  • Queen of the Night
  • Shores of Avalon – Reprieve
  • Refugee Chorus – Use Refugee Chorus
  • Do All the Things
  • Operator
  • Near Star/Finally Reprieve
  • La Rondine 

Creative Types

Get to know the North Star Creative Team

Lori Hamilton

Writer, Director, Performer

Sean Daniels


John Douglas

Dr. Jan Eric Douglas

Music Director, Voice Teacher, Recording Coach

Maya Orchin

Movement Director

Brett Parnell

Musical Direction, Guitar

John Bennett

Producer, Musical Direction

Dan Furman

Musical Arrangements for Original Compositions

Keith Burton


Leah Coloff


Domenica Fossati


Sarah Goldfeather


Josh Henderson

Violin, Viola

Nathan Koci

Brass, Accordion

Eileen Mack


Evan Mitchell


Adrian Morejon


Eleonore Oppenheim


Arthur Sato


Rehearsal Supervisors

Cat Co-Workers

Self Care

What Helped Me

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