Starlight STARS

Audition information for the 2020 program will be posted in December 2019.

The Starlight STARS program is structured to develop and hone the skills of high school performers. Since 2003, this educational program has prepared company members to pursue arts careers, with alumni performing across the country and abroad. Selected students:

  • Strengthen their resumes
  • Perform at Starlight and throughout Kansas City
  • Cultivate skills
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Gain experience in a variety of performance styles
  • Are eligible to audition for Starlight productions
  • Become part of the Starlight community

The program’s activities take place throughout the summer, with additional fall and winter opportunities. STARS create a musical theatre medley that they perform at Starlight prior to select Broadway performances and while representing Starlight at multiple community events. Company members receive access to master classes and industry-insider workshops.  

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The Starlight STARS and Starlight STARS of Tomorrow are generously supported by Jeannette and Jerome Cohen Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater KC and Howard & Rosalyn Jacobson Donor Advisory Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater KC.

Congratulations to the Kansas City students who were cast for the 2019 Starlight STARS!
Caylee Betts
Blue Springs South High School 
Hana Bowsher
Blue Valley South West High School
M’racle Bryant-Morgan
Summit Christian Academy
Bryleigh Giffin 
Oak Grove High School 
Emily Guldner
William Chrisman High School 
Trinity Houts
Raytown South High School 
Vaysia Knust
Blue Springs South High School 
Gabrielle Petentler
Truman High School 
Jessica Riley
Kearney High School 
Katy Sheehan
Park Hill South High School 
Alana Shields
Olathe South High School 
Breana Smith
Truman High School 
Mae Xiang Tuschman
Blue Valley North High School 
Allison Weiner
St. Pius X High School 
Danielle Woods
Olathe East High School