In an effort to keep everyone safe in light of circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Starlight staff and leadership have made the decision to postpone Starlight’s Blue Star Awards Ceremony to Friday, July 31, 2020. Starlight recognizes the need, now more than ever, to celebrate the hard work and dedication that so many metro high school theatre students put into the 2019-20 Blue Star Awards season.
Blue Star Awards nominations, originally expected to be announced in schools on Thursday, April 30, will now be livestreamed via Starlight’s Facebook page on the date of the original ceremony—Thursday, May 21, at 3:30 p.m. CDT. In the past few weeks, Starlight’s Blue Star Awards nomination committee, which comprises select adjudicators, has held virtual deliberations for this year’s program.
Although both nominations and the Blue Star Awards Ceremony will differ from years past, Starlight’s community engagement department hopes these events bring well-deserved recognition to outstanding Kansas City area students. Knowing that the majority of students’ spring semesters were cut short, the rescheduled ceremony will be a final opportunity for metro area high school theatre departments to come together to celebrate their 2019-20 seasons.
“We know it is a highly unusual year for our community and country, but that gives us even more reason to publicly celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of theatre students and their teachers at the 53 high schools involved in this year’s Blue Star Awards,” said Barb Schulte, Starlight’s vice president of community engagement. “We invite all Starlight patrons and the general public to join in the excitement of the award nominations in May and, most importantly, to come to Starlight in late July to applaud these students and enjoy the best free night of live musical theatre in town!”
Tune in to Starlight’s Facebook page @kcstarlight Thursday, May 21, at 3:30 p.m. to see the 2019-20 Blue Star Awards nominations and check back for more information regarding the rescheduled 2020 Blue Star Awards Ceremony soon.
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