Annual Benefit Gala

Planning is already underway for Starlight Theatre’s 32nd Annual Benefit Gala!

Mark your calendars for Saturday night, September 22, 2018 to attend this highly anticipated and entertaining annual event. Don and Jean Wagner and the Deramus Family will serve as this year’s Chairs.

Guests of Starlight’s Annual Benefit Gala enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres under the stars, a delicious multi-course dinner in the stage house and surprise live entertainment. Gala attendees will also be the first to witness the exciting reveal of Starlight’s 2019 Broadway season! 

The event also honors a local “Star” for his or her commitment to Starlight and support of important causes throughout our community. Guests conclude their night with an after-party in Starlight’s Applause Club.

The 2017 Starlight Gala featured a surprise live performance from the Broadway cast of On Your Feet and grossed nearly $645,000 to support Starlight’s education and outreach efforts, Broadway programming and theatre operations. We remain grateful to Ora Reynolds and Carolyn Watley, 2017 Gala Co-Chairs, for their leadership raising these critical funds. With their help and the support of our many sponsors and guests, Starlight Theatre will remain a treasured Midwest destination for years to come.

For sponsorship information, please contact Andrew Lang, Development Coordinator at 816.997.1129 or

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