Category: Broadway

Keep up with the latest from Starlight including details about Broadway shows, new programs, history, and more.


Broadway Veteran Baayork Lee to Direct West Side Story in 2024 Starlight will produce West Side Story August 20-25 as part of the AdventHealth Broadway Series. Starlight is pleased to announce that renowned director, choreographer, and Tony Award recipient Baayork Lee will return to Kansas City’s historic stage to direct the classic Broadway musical West … Continued

Match the Musician and the Musical: Jonas Brothers Whether you grew up with the Jonas Brothers or your kids/grandchildren did, the Jo Bros are all grown up themselves and celebrating almost 20 years of music on their World Tour. Today, Claire in Philanthropy does the honors to match the musician to the musical.  The Cher Show … Continued

Match the Musician and the Musical: Taylor’s Version We’re back with another episode of “Match the Music to the Musical.” As a Gen-Xer I have an appreciation for Taylor Swift, but my younger colleagues are on a whole other level. This time Kayla in Marketing is matching Taylor Swift albums to shows in our 2024 … Continued

Match the Musician and the Musical: Beyoncé Version We just announced our 2024 Broadway season line up and thought it would be fun to create a series that matches the music of Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and the Jonas Brothers to musicals on stage.  First up, Gabe in Group Sales matches albums by Beyoncé to some of the … Continued

Know the Show: Jagged Little Pill Jagged Little Pill is a show you feel. Joy, strength, love, courage, catharsis, LIFE: everything you want in a Broadway show can be found in this Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning new musical. Show History Synopsis Jagged Little Pill presents a vivid, messy, and chaotic portrayal of a modern-day family … Continued

Here’s what you need to know before you see 1776 at Starlight July 25-30. Show History The original production premiered on Broadway in 1969, winning three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It was made into a film in 1972 and revived on Broadway in 1997 and 2022. This new production is a Kansas City and … Continued

Experience the world’s most iconic band and get back to where you once belonged with Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles. Only at Starlight July 21-23. Show History Synopsis: Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles performs songs from Abbey Road & the Rooftop Concert LIVE, in addition to all your favorite hits. This mind-blowing performance takes … Continued

Starlight has launched a new mobile ticket delivery platform for all shows and concerts. Now, ticket buyers have access to a mobile ticket wallet, which can be easily accessed from any internet enabled device. Through this platform, Starlight is able to instantly update tickets when buyers make an exchange or purchase extra seats. Tickets can … Continued

Two adorable pups will be featured on the Starlight stage in Legally Blonde The Musical July 7-13. Get tickets online or call our ticketing services team at (816) 363-7827.  Starlight held “dog-ditions” earlier this year to find just the right dogs for the roles of Bruiser Woods, trusty sidekick to human Elle Woods, and Rufus, … Continued

The witty musical 1776 captured audiences’ attention with thought-provoking dialogue and choreography when it first premiered on Broadway in 1969. The current production at Starlight July 25-30 maintains the original wit while it guarantees that you have never seen these figures, or this pivotal story, like this before. A cast that reflects multiple races, genders, and … Continued

Jagged Little Pill is recommended for mature audiences only. The show unpacks struggles with addiction, trauma, and sexual identity, and may be uncomfortable for some audiences. Please consider the following content when deciding if Jagged Little Pill is a show you’d like to see. Jagged Little Pill is a show you feel. Joy, strength, love, courage, catharsis, LIFE: everything you want in … Continued

Here’s everything you need to know before you see Legally Blonde The Musical July 7-13! Show History Premiered on Broadway in 2007 Nominated for seven Tony® Awards Based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film Synopsis The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at … Continued

Starlight Theatre has introduced Theme Nights for the 2023 Broadway season. Each show in the series has a theme night with special activities, speakers, or food and drink. All of the events include discounts on tickets. “Theme nights are a great addition to the summer fun at Starlight,” said Anna Gicinto, Private Events Coordinator. “They … Continued

Here’s what you need to know before you see Jesus Christ Superstar at Starlight, June 20-25. Show History One of the most successful musicals in modern history, Jesus Christ Superstar was created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber when they were 25 and 21 years old. Initially, the team was unable to secure funding … Continued

Another season of Broadway shows and concerts has begun at Starlight Theatre, so now is a good time to review our weather policy!  Generally, all events are held rain or shine, with the exception of severe/dangerous weather. The following tips can help you stay dry and safe during your visit to Starlight.  Dress for Success: … Continued

Here’s what you need to know before you see Tootsie at Starlight, May 19-21. Synopsis As a talented but difficult actor, Michael Dorsey struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. By creating the persona of Dorothy Michaels, his star begins to rise and soon he … Continued

Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Starlight and needs a furry friend to complete the cast. Does your dog have what it takes to be a star? The chosen Bruiser will be in great company with Nikki Snelson, who played Brooke Wyndham in the original Broadway production of Legally Blonde The Musical in 2007 … Continued

If fall is your favorite season and Halloween is your favorite holiday, the staff of Starlight made a list of haunting and horror-filled songs from musicals and movies to help you celebrate! Read about some of them below, and check out the full playlist on our Spotify channel We kick it off with one of … Continued

Justin Cooley graduated from Olathe East High School in 2021. Later that year, he began performing in an off-Broadway production, and this month, he will perform on Broadway!                             Justin was awarded Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role in Starlight’s 2021 Blue Star Awards, which recognizes high school performers in the Kansas City area. His … Continued

REJOICE with us, Kansas City! We're thrilled to announce that six of your favorite Kansas City personalities will be joining us to play the role of the Pope in Sister Act at Starlight Theatre, August 16-21. Catch the following local stars each night of the show: Quinton Lucas Mayor of Kansas City Tuesday, August 16 … Continued

Starlight is thrilled to present the Kansas City premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! one weekend only, May 13-15. Directed by Daniel Fish, this is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Funny and sexy, provocative and … Continued

Summer is right around the corner and with that, the AdventHealth Broadway season at Starlight is about to begin. Get a group of 10 or more and make it a night to remember! Our Group Sales Coordinator can customize an exclusive evening for you—plus, your group can save up to 25% off tickets to the … Continued

This summer, think outside and let Starlight transport you around the world. Season tickets are on sale now to the 2022 AdventHealth Broadway Series.   From our historic theatre in Swope Park, you can experience the best of Broadway with stories that will take you on a journey. Visit 1960s Baltimore with Hairspray, raise the roof … Continued

In case you missed it, last month we announced the 2022 AdventHealth Broadway Series lineup at Starlight, and we couldn’t be more excited!  This series will feature a wide selection of shows designed to satisfy the varied tastes of Kansas City theatre-goers. As you consider renewing your Broadway subscription or becoming a new subscriber, keep … Continued

With crowd-pleasing musicals and hit stage favorites, Starlight is excited to announce another fantastic line up of productions coming straight from Broadway to Kansas City in 2022. And, if a few shows look familiar, it’s because Starlight leadership was able to re-book a number of productions that were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to … Continued

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