Looking for a Valentine’s gift idea? Love stories are at the heart of three Broadway musicals included in Starlight’s 2016 season!
Sweethearts will enjoy a gift of season tickets to Starlight Theatre long after February 14th has come and gone. Summer nights under the stars at Kansas City’s iconic outdoor theatre have been a beloved tradition since 1951, and the upcoming season is bigger than any in recent years.
Included in a 2016 season ticket package are six Broadway touring productions that will have weeklong runs at Starlight. Plus, two weekend special engagements take the stage in mid-May and September. Weekend specials can be added or swapped into a season package with Starlight’s new “Swap 2” benefit. What’s even better? Five of the eight shows have never been staged in Kansas City before!
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here’s a quick summary of our musical trifecta of love stories:
- ONCE (May 20-22)
Guy meets Girl in this smash-hit, award-winning musical
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interested in his haunting love songs. As their chemistry grows, his music soars to powerful new heights. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go!
- The Bridges of Madison County (June 14-19)
One of the most romantic stories ever written
This stunning new Broadway production, which makes its Kansas City debut at Starlight, features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. Based on the best-selling novel, this musical tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It’s an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.
- Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (July 13-19)
Experience the romance and enchantment
Disney’s animated feature film comes to life on stage with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, dazzling production numbers and a beloved musical score. Told with eye-popping spectacle, the musical love story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped in a spell, has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide.
The other Broadway hits that will add sizzle and spice to the 2016 season are:
- Matilda The Musical (May 24-28)
- Bullets Over Broadway (June 28-July 3)
- If/Then (July 26-31)
- A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (August 9-14)
- The Rat Pack is Back (September 9-11)
Book a season of live Broadway entertainment to share with the one (or ones) you love!
Advance orders for six-show season ticket packages may be placed online or by calling 816.363.7827.