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

Program Information


Workshops
These workshops are exclusive to students from participating schools of the Blue Star Awards.


Pre-screen Audition Video Workshop
Saturday, July 13, 2019
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
(Ideal for incoming seniors and juniors)

Learn how to prepare college audition video submissions. This class will cover material selection, room setup and proper recording techniques.

Class size
Limited to 20 students.
Non-refundable $40 fee.

 

 

College Audition Workshop
Saturday, August 17, 2019
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
(Ideal for incoming seniors and juniors)

This workshop will provide information on what to expect from college auditions, materials to prepare and how to set yourself up for success.

Class size
Limited to 15 students and 10 auditing parent/guardian spots.
Non-refundable $40 fee for students and $20 fee for parent/guardians.

 


College Audition Workshop
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
(Ideal for incoming seniors and juniors)

This workshop will provide information on what to expect from college auditions, materials to prepare and how to set yourself up for success.
Class size limited to 15 students and 10 auditing parent/guardian spots.
Non-refundable $40 fee for students and $20 fee for parent/guardians.

 
 

College Audition Prep 101
Saturday, February 22, 2020
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Ideal for sophomores and juniors)

This session allows students and parents to learn about the college audition process. For students interested in pursuing a major in theatre/musical theatre, this class will help them understand what to expect in the collegiate admissions process.
Class size limited to 40 students and/or guardians.
Non-refundable $25 fee.

 


The Blue Star Awards are generously supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and Southwest Airlines.

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