Annual Benefit Gala

Planning is already underway for Starlight Theatre’s 32nd Annual Benefit Gala!

Mark your calendars for Saturday night, September 22, 2018 to attend this highly anticipated and entertaining annual event. Don and Jean Wagner and the Deramus Family will serve as this year’s Chairs.

Guests of Starlight’s Annual Benefit Gala enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres under the stars, a delicious multi-course dinner in the stage house and surprise live entertainment. Gala attendees will also be the first to witness the exciting reveal of Starlight’s 2019 Broadway season! 

The event will also honor Augie and Laura Huber his for their commitment to Starlight and support of important causes throughout our community. 

The 2017 Starlight Gala featured a surprise live performance from the Broadway cast of On Your Feet and grossed nearly $645,000 to support Starlight’s education and outreach efforts, Broadway programming and theatre operations. We remain grateful to Ora Reynolds and Carolyn Watley, 2017 Gala Co-Chairs, for their leadership raising these critical funds. With their help and the support of our many sponsors and guests, Starlight Theatre will remain a treasured Midwest destination for years to come.

For sponsorship information, please contact Andrew Lang, Development Coordinator at 816.997.1129 or

The 32nd Annual Starlight Theatre Benefit Gala – September 22, 2018

Evening Timeline:

6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception in the Helzberg Garden of the Stars

8 p.m. – Dinner and entertainment on the Cohen Community Stage

  • Original performances showcasing Starlight’s very own bright, young talent
  • 2018 Star Award Presentation to Augie and Laura Huber
  • Exclusive 2019 Broadway Season Reveal

10 p.m. – Cocktails and dancing in the Applause Club

Attire: Black tie

Guest Names: If Starlight does not have your guest names, please email those names to Andrew at as soon as possible.

Dietary Restrictions: If any of your guests have any special dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible.

Parking: Complimentary valet parking is available outside of Gate 7 on the east side of Starlight.