Category: Special Events

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


Celebrating Our ENORE! at the 36th Annual Benefit Gala! On Saturday, October 14, a sold-out crowd of more than 475 attendees gathered at Starlight to celebrate the performing arts and their impact at our 36th Annual Benefit Gala: ENCORE!   Chaired by Aviva Ajmera & Wayne Strickland, Nancy Whitworth & Doug Ballou, and Carey & Tom … 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

Each fall at the Annual Benefit Gala, Starlight presents the Star Award to an individual or couple with exceptional support of Starlight and its mission, civic leadership, and a commitment to bettering the Kansas City community. This year, we are incredibly proud to announce our 2023 Star Award Honorees: Greg and Rebecca Reid. Greg and … Continued

After a successful summer bringing quality concerts and Broadway shows to Kansas City, the season will conclude with Starlight’s 35th Annual Benefit Gala – ‘It Starts with Starlight’ on Saturday, October 1.   The black-tie event brings together hundreds of local, civic, and corporate community leaders to celebrate the arts in our community. Each year, the … Continued

Hosted in partnership with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Van Gogh Alive opened at Starlight just over a month ago and has already drawn thousands of visitors to this unique, multi-sensory experience.  Among those visitors were more than 800 middle and high school students from Kansas City Public Schools, who received free access to the exhibit thanks to the generosity of the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation and generous donor patrons.    Great Day … Continued

Thanks to a partnership between Kansas City Public Schools, Starlight, and the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, more than 800 students from Kansas City Public Schools have had the opportunity to experience Van Gogh Alive at Starlight Theatre since mid-November. “The exhibit at Starlight is a brand-new way to experience the works of one of the … Continued

Starlight’s first foray into art exhibitions has been a hit with Van Gogh Alive. Presented by Starlight and The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Van Gogh Alive opened at Starlight Theatre October 23 and critics and patrons have both loved the multi-sensory experience. By popular demand, Van Gogh Alive has now been extended by two … Continued

Van Gogh Alive, the multi-sensory experience presented by Starlight Theatre and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, opened last month inside the Cohen Community Stage House at Starlight and runs through December 31 of this year. It’s an entirely new way to experience Starlight, as it takes place in the same stage that Broadway shows and … Continued

Young Friends of Starlight’s annual membership event, Harvest Happy Hour, is right around the corner! An evening of networking, connecting and celebrating at Starlight, this year’s event will take place Thursday, October 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Starlight’s Ovation Museum. This is an open event – all patrons 21+ are welcome to attend! Local favorite … Continued

As Starlight’s summer season nears a close, our historic theatre will transform its stage house for the much-anticipated exhibit, Van Gogh Alive. Presented by Starlight and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Van Gogh Alive is a large-scale, interactive multi-sensory arts and entertainment experience that combines mesmerizing light, color, sound and fragrance to transport patrons to … Continued

After two successful streaming events, Starlight has collaborated with one of Kansas City’s most popular bands for a one-night-only virtual concert, playing Friday, February 19 at 7 p.m. The Starhaven Rounders first appeared on the Kansas City music scene in 2011 and have earned a reputation for their high-energy shows. This homegrown five-piece band is … Continued

Are you in need of a night of socially distanced fun under the stars? Us too! While Starlight was unable to stage Sister Act this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, Young Friends of Starlight still wants to celebrate the musical’s inspiration with a movie night showing the 1992 film, “Sister Act,” on Starlight’s North … Continued

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