Blue Star Awards

Supported in part by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, Starlight Theatre’s annual Blue Star Awards recognize achievement and excellence in musical theatre among Kansas City area high school students.

Established in 2003, the Blue Star Awards are one of the largest and most admired high school musical theatre awards programs in the nation. All high schools in metropolitan Kansas City and selected outlying communities are invited to participate. Each year the program serves 5,000 area students who contribute either on the stage or behind the scenes to their schools’ musical theatre productions.  

Adjudicators, who are theatre professionals, performing artists, designers and theatre arts educators, attend each participating school’s musical and provide evaluations and commentary to Starlight’s Education Department. Their comments are also compiled and shared with each school’s theatre teacher and students.

Each May, the program culminates with the red-carpet Blue Star Awards Ceremony on the Starlight stage.

Starlight strongly believes that through the spirit of healthy competition and the accolades gained by Blue Star Awards’ recognition, area students, teachers and schools are inspired to excel in musical theatre and all arts programs.

High schools interested in learning more about the Blue Star Awards are encouraged to contact Amy Reinert-Price at 816.997.1112 or education@kcstarlight.com


Applications:

Rising Star Scholarship

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Technical Achievement Award

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October


Winnetonka High School
Rent: School Edition
5815 NE. 48th Street, Kansas City, MO 64119
Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1 at 7:00 p.m. and
Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Shawnee Mission South High School
Les Miserables, School Edition
5800 W. 107 Street, Overland Park, KS 66207
Wednesday-Saturday, October 19-22 at 7:30 p.m.,
with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, October 22

Harrisonville High School
South Pacific 
1504 E. Elm, Harrisonville, MO 64701
Thursday-Saturday, October 27-29 at 7:00 p.m., 
with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, October 29

 

November


Belton High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie
107 W. Pirate Parkway, Belton, MO 64012
Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Oak Park High School
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
825 NE. 79th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64118
Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Olathe East High School
Curtains
14545 W. 127th Street, Olathe, KS 66062
Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5 at 7:30 p.m.

Olathe North High School
[title of show]
600 E. Prairie, Olathe, KS 66061
Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5 at 7:30 p.m.

Raymore-Peculiar High School
Children of Eden
20801 School Road, Peculiar, MO 64078
Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Raytown South High School
Once Upon a Mattress
8211 Sterling Avenue, Raytown, MO 64138
Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5 at 7:00 p.m.

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
Shrek
11411 Pflumm, Overland Park, KS 66215
Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5 at 7:00 p.m., with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 5

Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
Sister Act
12701 W. 67th Street, Shawnee, KS 66216
Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5 at 7:00 p.m.

Central High School
Big Fish
2602 Edmond, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Lee’s Summit North High School
Ghost the Musical
901 NE. Douglas Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5 at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Kearney High School
The Music Man
715 E. 19th Street, Kearney, MO 64060
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, November 8, 10, and 12 at 7:00 p.m., with an additional 1:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 12

Bishop Miege High School
Sister Act
5041 Reinhardt Drive, Shawnee Mission, KS 66205
Wednesday-Saturday, November 9-12 at 7:00 p.m.

Liberty High School
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
200 Blue Jay Drive, Liberty, MO 64068
Wednesday-Saturday, November 9-12 at 7:00 p.m., with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 12, and Wednesday-Saturday, November 16-19 at 7:00 p.m., with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 19

St. Teresa’s Academy
Jane Eyre
5600 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesday-Saturday, November 9-12 at 7:30 p.m.

Basehor-Linwood High School
A Christmas Carol
2108 N. 155th Street, Basehor, KS 66007
Thursday-Saturday, November 10-12 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Gardner Edgerton High School
Seussical
425 N. Waverly Road, Gardner, KS 66030
Thursday and Saturday, November 10 and 12 at 7:00 p.m.

North Kansas City High School
Catch Me If You Can
620 E. 23rd Avenue, North Kansas City, MO 64116
Thursday-Saturday, November 10-12 at 7:30 p.m.

Park Hill South High School
Monty Python’s Spamalot
4500 NW. River Park Drive, Riverside, MO 64150
Thursday and Friday, November 10 and 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m.

Spring Hill High School
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
19701 S. Ridgeview Road, Spring Hill, KS 66083
Thursday-Saturday, November 10-12 at 7:00 p.m.

Benton High School
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
5655 S. 4th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64504
Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Leavenworth High School
Jekyll & Hyde
2012 10th Avenue, Leavenworth, KS 66046
Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Lee’s Summit High School
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
400 SE. Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 at 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Lee’s Summit West High School
Disney’s Mary Poppins
2600 SW. Ward Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082
Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Piper High School
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
4400 N. 107th Street, Kansas City, KS 66109
Wednesday-Saturday, November 16-19 at 7:00 p.m., with an additional 10:00 a.m. matinee on Saturday, November 19

Shawnee Mission West High School
Pippin
8800 W. 85th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, November 16, 18, and 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Fort Osage High School
The Wizard of Oz
2101 N. Twyman Road, Independence, MO 64058
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

Excelsior Springs High School
Grease
612 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

Lansing High School
Seussical
1412 147th Street, Lansing, KS 66048
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

Liberty North High School
Disney’s Mary Poppins
1000 NE. 104th Street, Liberty, MO 64068
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

Olathe South High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie
1640 E. 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66062
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

Park Hill High School
Oklahoma!
7701 NW. Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64153
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

Paseo Academy
Little Shop of Horrors
4747 Flora Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

Platte County High School
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1501 Branch Street, Platte City, MO 64079
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

Raytown High School
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
6019 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Raytown, MO 64133
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

Ruskin High School
Sister Act
7000 E. 111th Street, Kansas City, MO 64134
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

Staley High School
Thoroughly Modern Millie
2800 NE. Shoal Creek Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64156
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

St. James Academy
Disney’s Mary Poppins
24505 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66227
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

Truman High School
Oklahoma!
3301 S. Noland Road, Independence, MO 64055
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Winnetonka High School
In the Heights
5815 NE. 48th Street, Kansas City, MO 64119
Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19 at 7:00 p.m.

 

December


Grandview High School
Little Shop of Horrors
2300 High Grove Road, Grandview, MO 64030
Thursday-Saturday, December 8-10 at 7:00 p.m.

 

January


Notre Dame de Sion
Sister Act
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145
Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
Sister Act
1610 N. 8th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101
Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m.

 

February


Shawnee Mission East High School
Seussical
7500 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208
Wednesday-Saturday, February 1-4 at 7:00 p.m., with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 4

Blue Valley High School
TBD
6001 W. 159th Street, Stilwell, KS 66085
Thursday-Saturday, February 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 4

Blue Valley North High School
Kiss Me, Kate
12200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66209
Thursday-Saturday, February 2-4 at 7:00 p.m.

Olathe East High School
The Wizard of Oz
14545 W. 127th Street, Olathe, KS 66062
Thursday-Saturday, February 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.

Olathe North High School
Oklahoma!
600 E. Prairie, Olathe, KS 66061
Thursday-Saturday, February 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 4

Blue Springs South High School
My Fair Lady
1200 SE. Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs, MO 64015
Thursday-Saturday, February 9-11 at 7:00 p.m., with an additional 1:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 11

Raymore-Peculiar High School
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
20801 School Road, Peculiar, MO 64078
Thursday-Saturday, February 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 at 2:30 p.m.

Blue Springs High School
TBD
2000 NW. Ashton Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64015
Thursday-Saturday, February 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.

Shawnee Mission South High School
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
5800 W. 107th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207
Thursday-Saturday, February 16-18 at 7:30 p.m., with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 18

 

March


Paola High School
Fiddler on the Roof
401 N. Angela Street, Paola, KS 66071
Thursday-Saturday, March 30, 31, and April 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Rockhurst High School
Big Fish
9301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114
Thursday-Saturday, March 30, 31, and April 1 at 7:30 p.m., with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 1

Ruskin High School
Children of Eden
7000 E. 111th Street, Kansas City, MO 64134
Thursday-Saturday, March 30, 31, and April 1 at 7:00 p.m.

 

April


Grain Valley High School
Little Shop of Horrors
551 SW. Eagles Parkway, Grain Valley, MO 64029
Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:00 p.m.

Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
TBD
12701 W. 67th Street, Shawnee, KS 66216
Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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