Starlight Theatre Teen Ensemble Auditions for Blue Star Awards High School Students
(Ages 15-18 at time of audition)

First Rehearsal: August 28, 2017
Rehearsals for the Teen Ensemble will be scheduled around school times (rehearsing predominately on the weekend and after 4pm on weekdays). Please be aware that we cannot work around conflicts. We require 100% attendance for all rehearsals and performances.

Performances: September 8-14, 2017
All performances have an 8PM curtain. The show will last approximately two hours. The Teen Ensemble will perform in 2-3 numbers with the professional adult cast, including the opening number and the finale. GREASE is the final show of Starlight’s 2017 Broadway Summer Series and will be performed on the outdoor Starlight stage.

Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City MO 64132
Park in the “Zebra Lot” located on the East side of theatre and enter through Gate 8. Follow the audition signs.

Audition Times (Please choose one of the two options below. You will not be allowed to be seen twice)

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4 p.m.
4 p.m. - Registration begins, no appointment needed. Please do not arrive earlier.
4:30 p.m. - Dance Call – All will learn choreography and dance in groups
6 p.m. - Call-back of selected teens to sing
7 p.m. - Estimated conclusion of auditions


Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11 a.m.
11 a.m. - Registration begins, no appointment needed. Please do not arrive earlier.
11:30 a.m. - Dance Call – All will learn choreography and dance in groups
1 p.m. - Call-back of selected teens to sing
2 p.m. - Estimated conclusion of auditions

Requirements / Preparation, both girls and boys:

  • Resume and photograph required (a recent school photo, family photo, or headshot). The resumes and photographs will NOT be returned.
  • You must be age 15-18 on audition day. Seniors who graduated class of 2017 may audition.
  • Bring jazz/character shoes.
  • Bring marked sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 bars of a Broadway song if called-back.
  • No recorded accompaniment allowed. The pianist will not transpose music.
  • Must attend a 2016/17 Blue Star Awards participating high school or be part of a 2016-2017 Starlight Education Program. The following is a list of qualifying schools and Starlight programs:

Blue Star Awards Participating Schools

Basehor-Linwood High School
Belton High School
Benton High School
Bishop Miege High School
Blue Springs High School
Blue Springs South High School
Blue Valley High School
Blue Valley North High School
Central High School
Excelsior Springs High School
Fort Osage High School
Gardner Edgerton High School
Grain Valley High School
Grandview High School
Harrisonville High School
Kearney High School
Lansing High School
Leavenworth High School

Lee’s Summit High School
Lee’s Summit North High School
Lee’s Summit West High School
Liberty High School
Liberty North High School
North Kansas City High School
Notre Dame de Sion High School
Oak Park High School
Olathe East High School
Olathe North High School
Olathe South High School
Paola High School
Park Hill High School
Park Hill South High School
Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
Piper High School
Platte County R-3 High School

Raymore-Peculiar High School
Raytown High School
Raytown South High School
Rockhurst High School
Ruskin High School
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
Shawnee Mission East High School
Shawnee Mission Northwest HS
Shawnee Mission South High School
Shawnee Mission West High School
Spring Hill High School
St. James Academy
St. Teresa’s Academy
Staley High School
Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
Truman High School
Winnetonka High School

Don’t attend a Blue Star Awards school? You may still qualify to audition if you have participated in one of Starlight’s following education programs in 2016-2017

  • Starlight STARS of Tomorrow
  • Any of Starlight's Camps or Master Classes
  • Vincent Legacy Scholarship

Starlight Production Staff:

Producer – Rich Baker
Director – Philip Wm. McKinley
Choreographer – Paula Lynn 
Musical Director – Anthony Edwards
Production Manager – Kent Andel
Company Manager – Caroline Gibel

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