Annual Benefit Gala

Annual Benefit Gala

A passion for the arts. The pursuit of a dream. Family tradition. A lifetime of memories. It starts at Starlight.

Mark your calendars and join Kansas City community leaders, change makers, and arts enthusiasts at this inspiring celebration:

35th Annual Benefit Gala: It Starts at Starlight
Saturday, October 1, 2022
6 p.m.

Chaired by Cathy & Rick Baier, the evening includes live performances by talented local artists, impactful stories and testimonies, presentation of the 2022 Star Award to this year’s deserving honoree, Bob Bernstein, and much more.

Each year, the funds raised from the Annual Benefit Gala are critical in enabling Starlight to touch the lives of 30,000 local residents through community engagement programs, bring world-class Broadway productions and concerts to nearly 300,000 patrons, and sustain this historic landmark venue for generations to come.

Single tickets are $375 and sponsorship levels begin at $1,500. See the Sponsorship tab below for details. Please respond before September 2, 2022, to ensure inclusion in printed materials.

*Confirm sponsorship by June 15th for the option to enjoy the remaining shows in the 2022 Broadway season. After June 15th, sponsors will receive 2023 Broadway season ticket packages.

For more information, contact Erin Olm-Shipman at (816) 997-1133 or, or visit our Philanthropy Team page to contact another member of the Philanthropy team.

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