Starlight 30th Annual Gala is Sept. 24


The 30th annual Starlight Theatre Gala, Starry Night, Future Bright: Building Tomorrow’s Dreams, will take place Saturday, September 24. Pat McCown, CEO of McCownGordon Construction and Starlight Board member, and his wife, Beth, serve as co-chairs for the evening.

The black-tie evening begins with a cocktail reception in Starlight’s Helzberg Garden of the Stars at 6:30 p.m. Guests then make their way to the Cohen Community Stage for a multi-course dinner, live entertainment from the Starlight STARS of Tomorrow, and an exciting reveal of Starlight’s 2017 Broadway season. Steve and Cathy Doyal will be recognized as the 2016 Star Award honorees for their extraordinary commitment to Starlight and the Kansas City community. In addition, a special 30th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Anita Gorman, a lifetime Starlight Board member and one of the theatre’s biggest advocates. The evening will close with an after-party in Starlight’s Applause Club.

Each year the gala raises much-needed funds to support education programs at Starlight, programming and ongoing operations and maintenance.

Gala co-chair Pat McCown encourages community members to join Starlight on this important evening. “With your support, this Kansas City treasure will continue to build tomorrow’s dreams and make lasting memories for thousands each year,” he said.

Table sponsorships and tickets are still available, but please note that the deadline to be acknowledged in the program is Sept. 9. For more information, contact Andrew Lang at 816.997.1129 or