Blue Star Awards

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 education@kcstarlight.com


Applications:

Rising Star Scholarship

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Technical Achievement Award

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October


Shawnee Mission South High School
Footloose
5800 West 107th Street, Overland Park, KS  66207
Wednesday-Saturday, October 18-21 at 7:30 p.m.,
with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, October 21

Kearney High School
The Addams Family
715 East 19th Street, Kearney, MO  64060
Monday and Tuesday, October 30 and 31
and Thursday and Saturday, November 2 and 4 at 7:00 p.m.

 

November


Harrisonville High School
Shrek the Musical
1504 East Elm, Harrisonville, MO  64701
Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4 at 7:00 p.m.

Belton High School
Sweeney Todd
107 West Pirate Parkway, Belton, MO  64012
Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
The Sound of Music
11411 Pflumm Road, Overland Park, KS  66215
Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Central High School
Anything Goes
2602 Edmond, St. Joseph, MO  64051
Friday and Saturday, November 3-4 and 10-11 at 7:00 p.m.

Lee’s Summit West High School
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
2600 Southwest Ward Road, Lee’s Summit, MO  64082
Friday and Saturday, November 3-4 and 10-11 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m.

St. Teresa’s Academy
9 to 5: The Musical
5600 Main Street, Kansas City, MO  64113
Wednesday-Saturday, November 8-11 at 7:30 p.m.

De Soto High School
Cinderella (Enchanted Edition)
35000 West 91st Street, De Soto, KS  66018
Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, November 8, 9, and 11 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Platte County High School
Legally Blonde the Musical
1501 Branch Street, Platte City, MO  64079
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 at 7:00 p.m.

Spring Hill High School
Urinetown, the Musical
19701 South Ridgeview Road, Spring Hill, KS  66083
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 at 7:00 p.m.

North Kansas City High School
Hairspray
620 East 23rd Avenue, North Kansas City, MO  64116
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 at 7:30 p.m.

Oak Park High School
The Addams Family
825 Northeast 79th Terrace, Kansas City, MO  64118
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 at 7:30 p.m.

Bishop Miege High School
Annie
5041 Reinhardt Street, Shawnee Mission, KS  66205
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 at 7:00 p.m.,
with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 11

Olathe East High School
Big Fish
14545 West 127th Street, Olathe, KS  66062
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 at 7:00 p.m.
with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 11

Summit Christian Academy
The Sound of Music
1450 Southwest Jefferson Street, Lee’s Summit, MO  64081
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 at 7:00 p.m.,
with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 11

Park Hill South High School
White Christmas
4500 Northwest River Park Drive, Riverside, MO  64151
Thursday and Friday, November 9 and 10 at 7:00 p.m.
and Saturday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m.

Basehor-Linwood High School
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
2108 North 155th Street, Basehor, KS  66007
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Raytown South High School
The Wizard of Oz
8211 Sterling Avenue, Raytown, MO  64138
Thursday and Friday, November 9-10 and 16-17 at 7:00 p.m.
and Saturday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Liberty High School
Little Shop of Horrors
200 Blue Jay Drive, Liberty, MO  64068
Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 and 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.,
with additional 2:00 p.m. matinees on Saturday, November 11 and 18

Excelsior Springs High School
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
612 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs, MO  64051
Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Olathe West High School
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
2200 West Santa Fe Street, Olathe, KS 66061
Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Leavenworth High School
Disney’s Tarzan
2012 10th Street, Leavenworth, KS  66048
Friday and Saturday, November 10-11 and 17-18 at 7:00 p.m.

Benton High School
BurgerTown
5655 South 4th Street, St. Joseph, MO  64504
Friday and Saturday, November 10-11 and 17-18 at 7:30 p.m.

Lee’s Summit North High School
Catch Me If You Can
901 Northeast Douglas Street, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086
Friday and Saturday, November 10-11 and 17-18 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Lee’s Summit High School     
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
400 Southeast Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO  64063
Friday and Saturday, November 10-11 and 17-18 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Grandview High School
Into the Woods
2300 High Grove Road, Grandview, MO  64030
Wednesday-Saturday, November 15-18 at 7:00 p.m. 

Piper High School
The Drowsy Chaperone
4400 North 107th Street, Kansas City, KS  66109
Wednesday-Saturday, November 15-18 at 7:00 p.m.

Shawnee Mission West High School
9 to 5: The Musical
8800 West 85th Street, Overland Park, KS  66212
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, November 15, 17, and 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Grain Valley High School
Bye Bye Birdie
551 Southwest Eagles Parkway, Grain Valley, MO  64029
Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.

Lansing High School
Heathers the Musical
1412 147th Street, Lansing, KS  66048
Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.

Liberty North High School
Seussical
1000 Northeast 104th Street, Liberty, MO  64068
Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.

Park Hill High School
The Secret Garden
7701 Northwest Barry Road, Kansas City, MO  64153
Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.

Ruskin High School
Cabaret
7000 East 111th Street, Kansas City, MO  64134
Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.

St. James Academy
Fiddler on the Roof
24505 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS  66227
Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.

Staley High School
Hello, Dolly!
2800 Northeast Shoal Creek Parkway, Kansas City, MO  64156
Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.

Winnetonka High School
Aida
5815 Northeast 48th Street, Kansas City, MO  64119
Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.

Truman High School
Cabaret
3301 South Noland Road, Independence, MO  64055
Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Raymore-Peculiar High School
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
20801 School Road, Peculiar, MO 64078
Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18 at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Paola High School
Celtic Tales
401 North Angela Drive, Paola, KS  66071
Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.

December


Fort Osage High School
A Christmas Carol
2101 North Twyman Road, Independence, MO  64058
Thursday and Friday, November 30 and December 1 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m.

 

January


Notre Dame de Sion High School
Cinderella (Enchanted Edition)
9301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO  64114
Friday and Saturday, January 19 and 20 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, January 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Raymore-Peculiar High School
Quilters
20801 School Road, Peculiar, MO 64078
Wednesday and Friday, January 31 and February 2 at 7:30 p.m.
and Saturday, February 3 at 2:30 p.m.

 

February


Blue Valley North High School
All Shook Up
12200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS  66209
Thursday-Saturday, February 1-3 at 7:00 p.m.

Olathe East High School
Hairspray
14545 West 127th Street, Olathe, KS  66062
Thursday-Saturday, February 1-3 at 7:00 p.m.

Olathe North High School
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
600 East Prairie, Olathe, KS  66061
Thursday-Saturday, February 1-3 at 7:00 p.m.

Olathe South High School
The Addams Family
1640 East 151st Street, Olathe, KS  66062
Thursday-Saturday, February 1-3 at 7:00 p.m.

Blue Valley High School
TBA
6001 West 159th Street, Stilwell, KS  66085
Thursday-Saturday, February 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.,
with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 3

Blue Springs South High School
Back to the 80s: The Totally Awesome Musical
1200 Southeast Adams Dairy Parkway, Blue Springs, MO  64015
Thursday-Saturday, February 8-10 at 7:00 p.m.,
with an additional 1:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 10

Shawnee Mission East High School
Curtains
7500 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS  66208
Thursday-Saturday, February 8-10 at 7:00 p.m.,
with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 10

Blue Springs High School
Little Shop of Horrors
2000 Northwest Ashton Drive, Blue Springs, MO  64015
Thursday-Saturday, February 15-17 at 7:00 p.m.

Shawnee Mission South High School
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
5800 West 107th Street, Overland Park, KS  66207
Thursday-Saturday, February 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.,
with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 17

Raytown High School
Fiddler on the Roof
6019 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Raytown, MO  64133
Thursday-Saturday, February 22-24 at 7:00 p.m.

 

March


Ruskin High School
Once On This Island
7000 East 111th Street, Kansas City, MO  64134
Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10 at 7:00 p.m.

Rockhurst High School
Bonnie & Clyde
9301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO  64114
Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24 at 7:30 p.m.,
with an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 24

Lansing High School
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
1412 147th Street, Lansing, KS  66048
Thursday-Saturday, March 29-31 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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