Starlight Stars

Starlight Stars

Auditions take place each spring. Full details will be posted in advance of audition dates.


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. Company members receive access to master classes and industry-insider workshops.

For more information, contact education@kcstarlight.com.


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.

Starlight is proud to welcome the students cast in the 2020 Starlight Stars:

Caylee Betts
Blue Springs South High School

Madelynn Darst
Platte County High School

Reese Dorsett
Lincoln College Preparatory Academy

Lilly Gerend
North Kansas City High School

Bryleigh Giffin
Oak Grove High School

Paige Gonzales
Truman High School

Guyon Grant
Olathe South High School

Emily Guldner
William Chrisman High School

Trinity Houts
Raytown South High School

Tahraji Milsap
Ewing Marion Kauffman School

Gabbie Petentler
Truman High School

Katy Sheehan
Park Hill South High School

Alana Shields
Olathe South High School

Breana Smith
Truman High School

Amanda Strickland
Brookfield High School

Moss Terrell
Pembroke Hill School

Mae Tuschman
Blue Valley North High School

Allison Weiner
Liberty High School

Starlight is proud to welcome the students cast in the 2020 Starlight Stars:

Caylee Betts
Blue Springs South High School

Madelynn Darst
Platte County High School

Reese Dorsett
Lincoln College Preparatory Academy

Lilly Gerend
North Kansas City High School

Bryleigh Giffin
Oak Grove High School

Paige Gonzales
Truman High School

Guyon Grant
Olathe South High School

Emily Guldner
William Chrisman High School

Trinity Houts
Raytown South High School

Tahraji Milsap
Ewing Marion Kauffman School

Gabbie Petentler
Truman High School

Katy Sheehan
Park Hill South High School

Alana Shields
Olathe South High School

Breana Smith
Truman High School

Amanda Strickland
Brookfield High School

Moss Terrell
Pembroke Hill School

Mae Tuschman
Blue Valley North High School

Allison Weiner
Liberty High School