Starlight STARS Spread Holiday Cheer

Starlight STARS Spread Holiday Cheer



2014-11-07 CATEGORY: Education 

With the holidays quickly approaching, the Starlight STARS of Tomorrow are ready to help Kansas Citians ring in the season. 

The two dozen talented teens who make up Starlight’s musical theatre performance troupe are perfecting their holiday season performance now. And, in late November and throughout December, the STARS will be entertaining audiences at events across the city. 

If you’d like to enjoy their singing and dancing talents, mark the following dates and locations on your calendar:

Saturday, Nov. 29 – Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens’ Holiday Luminary Walk
The STARS will perform indoors at 7-9 p.m. The arboretum is located at 8908 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66013.

Friday, Dec. 12 – Santa’s Wonderland at Gillham Park
The STARS will entertain at this annual holiday celebration hosted by Kansas City Parks & Recreation. They will perform at 6 p.m. Event hours are 6-8 p.m. Gillham Park is located at Gillham Road and 41st St. in Kansas City, Mo.

Saturday, Dec. 13 – Candy Cane Course Run at Starlight Theatre/Swope Park
After runners complete the 5K and 10K course, they will be welcomed at the finish line with a STARS performance in the Applause Club at Starlight. The race begins at 8 a.m. 

  • Saturday, Dec. 13 – Santa’s Wonderland at Penguin Park
    The STARS will perform at 4 p.m. Event hours are 4-6 p.m. Penguin Park is located at N. Vivion Road and N. Norton Avenue in the Northland. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 13 – Gardens by Candlelight: A Luminary Walk at Powell Gardens
    The STARS will help guests warm up after their stroll through the yuletide gardens by performing in the chapel area between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Powell Gardens is located at 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, MO 64061.
  • Sunday, Dec. 14 – Santa’s Wonderland at Longview Tract
    The STARS will perform at 4 p.m. Event hours are 4-6 p.m. Longview Tract is located at 7101 Longview Road in Kansas City, Mo. 
  • Sunday, Dec. 21 – Crown Center Holiday Concert
    Take a break from shopping to enjoy the STARS performance at 12:20 p.m. in Crown Center’s main atrium and food court area.

The Starlight STARS of Tomorrow program, for aspiring performers in grades 7 through 12, is generously supported by the Jeannette and Jerome Cohen Community Fund. 

Click to learn more. Also, check the website in January for information on the 2015 STARS auditions in early spring.