Dining

Dinner and a show make a night at Starlight Theatre even more special – and far less hectic than racing home to make a meal or stopping for something quick on the way. At Starlight, we hope you’ll leave the dinner plans to us!


Summer Broadway Season

This season Starlight offers two choices for buffet-style dining before each Broadway show in the Applause Club along with new, lower prices!

A casual and budget-friendly dining experience is available with the KC Barbecue Buffet outdoors on the shaded patio adjacent to the Applause Club. And, for those guests seeking a more upscale menu and dining experience, we suggest the Best of Broadway Buffet in the Applause Club’s indoor, air-conditioned spaces.

Best of Broadway Buffet

INSIDE the Applause Club, Starlight dinner guests relax in air-conditioned comfort at linen-covered tables, select from an expanded variety of chef-prepared food items at the buffet, and receive full table service. To complement your dinner, a complete wine list by the glass and bottle is offered. Soft drinks and dessert are included in the dinner price. Gratuity is not included. 

Adult Prices: $24.95 per show with a Season Dine Card purchase; $29.95 day of show

A special menu for children ages 12 and under is available at the buffet for $12.95.

KC Barbecue Buffet

NEW THIS YEAR! Dining on the patio outside the Applause Club, guests enjoy a casual but hearty buffet dining experience alongside Starlight’s picturesque fountains. In keeping with a Kansas City tradition, our new KC Barbecue Buffet offers tasty food choices for diners who love their barbecue and traditional sides! Table service is provided for soft drink refills and adult beverage purchases. Soft drinks and dessert are included in the dinner price. Gratuity is not included. 

Adult Prices: $16.95 per show with a Season Dine Card purchase; $19.95 day of show

A special menu for children ages 12 and under is available at the buffet for $12.95.


Season ticket holders are encouraged to purchase a discount Season Dine Card to enjoy dinner before each show and save $3-5 on each meal. Subscribers who elect not to purchase a Dine Card for their entire season may show their subscriber card to save 10% on day-of-show dinner pricing.  

Because nightly seating is limited, patrons are encouraged to reserve and prepay for dining. Walk-up guests are welcome, but seating is subject to availability.

Menus

The Bodyguard The Musical - Order Dining

Best of Broadway Buffet

Fruit and pecan spring mix
Broccoli salad
Bread and butter
Carving station: BBQ pork loin
Sliced turkey with gravy
Tilapia
Mediterranean vegetable manicotti
Roasted vegetables
Potatoes au gratin
Strawberry shortcake
Ice cream
Assorted sweets

KC Barbecue Buffet

Garden salad
Pasta salad
Cole slaw
Beef brisket
Pulled chicken
Baked beans
Honey-glazed carrots
Potatoes au gratin
Cookies
Brownies

Children’s Buffet

Chicken fingers
Macaroni and cheese
Grilled cheese
Green beans
Assorted juices

All Best of Broadway Buffet dinners also include a cheese and crackers display, water, tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Gratuity not included.

All KC Barbecue Buffet dinners also include corn bread and butter, pickles, water, tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Gratuity not included.

Children’s menu is available on both buffets.

Motown The Musical - Order Dining

Best of Broadway Buffet

Fruit and pecan spring mix
Southern potato salad
Bread and butter
Carving station: Honey-roasted ham
Grilled BBQ chicken
Popcorn shrimp
Vegetarian lasagna
Roasted vegetables
Roasted baby potatoes
Peach cobbler
Ice cream
Assorted sweets

KC Barbecue Buffet

Garden salad
Baked potato salad
Cole slaw
Sliced BBQ turkey
Shredded beef
Baked beans
Corn on the cob
Mashed potatoes
Cookies
Brownies

Children’s Buffet

Chicken fingers
Macaroni and cheese
Mini corn dogs
Sweet corn kernels
Assorted juices

All Best of Broadway Buffet dinners also include a cheese and crackers display, water, tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Gratuity not included.

All KC Barbecue Buffet dinners also include corn bread and butter, pickles, water, tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Gratuity not included.

Children’s menu is available on both buffets.

Grease - Order Dining

Best of Broadway Buffet

Garden salad
Broccoli salad
Bread and butter
Carving station: Honey chipotle turkey
Roast beef with gravy
Tilapia
Cheese manicotti
Roasted vegetables
Tater tot casserole
Malt ice cream cups
Ice cream
Assorted sweets

KC Barbecue Buffet

Garden salad
Pasta salad
Cole slaw
Fried chicken
Pulled pork
Baked beans
Cheesy corn
Potatoes au gratin
Ice cream

Children’s Buffet

Chicken fingers
Macaroni and cheese
Mini pizza bagels
Green beans
Assorted juices

All Best of Broadway Buffet dinners also include a cheese and crackers display, water, tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Gratuity not included.

All KC Barbecue Buffet dinners also include corn bread and butter, pickles, water, tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Gratuity not included.

Children’s menu is available on both buffets.

Kinky Boots - Order Dining

Best of Broadway Buffet

Garden salad
Waldorf salad
Bread and butter
Carving station: Oven-roasted turkey
Bangers and mash
Salmon
Spinach stuffed shells
Roasted vegetables
Eton Mess
Ice cream
Assorted sweets

KC Barbecue Buffet

Garden salad
Macaroni salad
Cole slaw
Smothered chicken
Pulled pork
Baked beans
Broccoli and cheese casserole
Roasted baby potatoes
Ice cream

Children’s Buffet

Chicken fingers
Macaroni and cheese
Fish sticks
Baby carrots
Assorted juices

All Best of Broadway Buffet dinners also include a cheese and crackers display, water, tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Gratuity not included.

All KC Barbecue Buffet dinners also include corn bread and butter, pickles, water, tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Gratuity not included.

Children’s menu is available on both buffets.

Summer Concert Series

During concert events, access to the Applause Club is reserved for VIP ticket holders who want to entertain guests, mingle with family and friends, or just relax before the show begins. Club amenities for concert VIPs include:

  • Full cash bar
  • Pre-show catered hors d’oeuvre buffet
  • Live entertainment
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Private restrooms

Fall/ Winter Starlight Indoors

Guests arriving for Starlight Indoors shows will find full bar service, coffee service, a menu of appetizers and desserts available for purchase in Starlight’s Applause Club. Cash and credit cards are accepted. 

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