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 Series

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

A Bronx Tale - Order Dining

Best of Broadway Buffet

Appetizers and Salad
Cheese platter
domestic and imported cheese display

Build your own salad

Garlic bread sticks and butter

Entrées
Manicotti
pasta shells stuffed with ricotta cheese topped with marinara

Lobster ravioli
lobster ravioli folded in rich velouté sauce

Vesuvio-style gold yukon potatoes
herb-infused roasted gold yukon potato wedges

Haricots verts
baby green beans seasoned with butter

Market fresh broccolini
broccolini tossed in butter and seasoned

Desserts
Mini cannolis
Tiramisu

KC Barbecue Buffet

From the garden
Garden salad

Fresh made coleslaw

Chef’s summer salad

From the pit
Free range bone-in cherry-smoked chicken

Chopped brisket

Pulled pork with Chef’s masterful BBQ sauce

Sides Dishes
Chef’s creole warm potato salad

Award-winning smoked BBQ beans

Fresh baked cornbread with butter

Desserts
Fresh baked southern-style fruit cobblers

All dinners include water, tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Gratuity not included.

Children’s menu is available on both buffets.
Chicken Fingers, Mac & Cheese and Vegetables

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy - Order Dining

Best of Broadway Buffet

Appetizers and Salad
Cheese platter
domestic and imported cheese display

Build your own salad

Artisan rolls and butter

Entrées
Rosemary garlic infused breast of chicken
free range chicken breast marinated in fresh rosemary and garlic with white wine

Pan-seared ahi tuna
fresh sushi-grade ahi tuna seasoned and pan-seared topped with jus lie

Basil cream penne pasta
fresh velouté with basil and tender penne pasta

Seared asparagus
market fresh asparagus topped with parmesan cheese

Roasted brussel sprouts
fresh brussel sprouts roasted with pork cracklings and drawn butter

Desserts
Mini cakes and cheesecakes
Brownies
Cake pops

KC Barbecue Buffet

From the garden
Garden salad

Fresh made coleslaw

Chef’s summer salad

From the pit
Free range bone-in cherry-smoked chicken

Chopped brisket

Pulled pork with Chef’s masterful BBQ sauce

Sides Dishes
Chef’s creole warm potato salad

Award-winning smoked BBQ beans

Fresh baked cornbread with butter

Desserts
Fresh baked southern-style fruit cobblers

All dinners include water, tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Gratuity not included.

Children’s menu is available on both buffets.
Chicken Fingers, Mac & Cheese and Vegetables

Hello, Dolly! - Order Dining

Best of Broadway Buffet

Appetizers and Salad
Cheese platter
domestic and imported cheese display

Build your own salad

Artisan rolls and butter

Entrées
Spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken
spinach, artichokes, cheese stuffed free range breast of chicken topped with jus lie

Beef roulade
beef loin stuffed with boursin cheese, roasted red peppers and spinach
topped with compound butter


Wild rice
a blend of seasoned wild rices

Steamed carnival cauliflower
market fresh cauliflower of colors topped with butter and seasonings

Cape cod vegetable medley
fresh vegetables steamed and seasoned with butter

Desserts
Mini cannolis
Tiramisu

KC Barbecue Buffet

From the garden
Garden salad

Fresh made coleslaw

Chef’s summer salad

From the pit
Free range bone-in cherry-smoked chicken

Chopped brisket

Pulled pork with Chef’s masterful BBQ sauce

Sides Dishes
Chef’s creole warm potato salad

Award-winning smoked BBQ beans

Fresh baked cornbread with butter

Desserts
Fresh baked southern-style fruit cobblers

All dinners include water, tea, lemonade and soft drinks. Gratuity not included.

Children’s menu is available on both buffets.
Chicken Fingers, Mac & Cheese and Vegetables

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 Indoor Series

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. 

Chopped BBQ Brisket Sandwich - $9
Served on a Brioche Bun w/House-made Kettle Chips

Street Tacos - $9
Three Flour Tortillas w/Chicken, Cilantro & Onion, served with Salsa and Sour Cream

Chicken Salad Sandwich - $9
Served on a Brioche Bun w/House-made Kettle Chips

Nachos Grande - $8.50
Nachos topped w/Chicken, Queso Cheese, Salsa, Sour Cream and Jalapeños

Cheese Tray - $8
Assorted Cube Cheeses and Fruit

Veggies & Hummus - $7
Celery, Carrots, Pita Bread and Garlic Hummus

Hot Dog - $4
Add Chili/Cheese - $1

Pretzel - $5
Served w/ Queso Cheese

Popcorn - $4.50

House-Made Kettle Chips - $3

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