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A Kansas City Treasure for All Generations

Starlight Theatre Board of Directors 2005 Officers


Chair: Peggy J. Dunn

Kevin Barth Commerce Bank

Treasurer: Catherine A. Lewis, KPMG

Michael L. Carter Carter Broadcast Group, Inc.

First Vice Chair: Steve Doyal, Hallmark Cards

Michelle deSilva

Vice Chair, Public Affairs: Warren K. Erdman, Kansas City Southern Vice Chair, Strategic Planning: John Goodman, Peretto Marketing Inc. Vice Chair, Theatre Plant: August Huber III, A.L. Huber Construction Company Vice Chair, Marketing: Gregory A. Reid, Yellow Roadway Corporation President & Executive Producer: Robert M. Rohlf Secretary: Frank J. Ross, Jr., Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus, P.C.

Joseph T. Fahey J.M. Fahey Construction Co. Sherry Forsee

Ex-Officio (Past Chairmen) Chuck Battey Sprint Robert Bernstein Bernstein Rein Advertising Dianne Cleaver James Dawson John Knox Village

Kirk Gastinger Gastinger Walker Hardin Architects

Shirley Bush Helzberg

Greg Graves Burns & McDonnell

Michael Morrissey

Adele Hall

Jack Steadman Kansas City Chiefs

Joan Horan DST Systems, Inc.

Robert Kipp Hallmark Cards, Inc. Marty Nichols

Howard Jacobson Paragon Capital Management, L.L.C. Jeff Jernigan Union Bank Shane Jones The Astra Group John W. Kennedy Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City Diana Kline

With immense gratitude, the Board and Staff of Starlight Theatre thank the Public Improvements Advisory Committee and the City of Kansas City, Missouri for funding in support of the City-owned Theatre. Additional thanks to the Missouri Development Finance Board for approval of tax credits to qualifying contributions in support of capital improvements associated with the Future Generations Campaign. Starlight Theatre also gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Jake Marshall for the design of this publication and Reflections Printing for print production services.

Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley Walz Tetrick Advertising David Morris ZuPreem John F. Murphy Shook Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P. Roshann Parris Parris Communications Alan Salts Lockton Companies Robert True Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.

Operated in agreement with Kansas City Parks and Recreation

the starlight experience Dear Friends, On behalf of Starlight Theatre’s Board of Directors, I extend our deepest appreciation to the people and organizations listed herein, whose generosity continues to enhance and improve something we all treasure – the “Starlight Experience.” In April 2003, we announced the Future Generations Campaign, the largest, most comprehensive capital campaign in the organization’s history. Since then, we have successfully applied for and received the support of two national foundations outside our community — The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation (Tulsa, Okla.) and The Kresge Foundation (Troy, Mich.). The support from these foundations came as challenge grants in order to incite additional private support. We met the Mabee Challenge in April 2004 and subsequently received their $1 million gift. Our Kresge challenge, to complete the entire Campaign by October 1, 2006, is still “on the table” — and we’ll need to double (or more) the Campaign donor roster published inside in order to meet their challenge and receive their $950,000 gift. At publication, we have raised just over $12.5 million, 82% of our $15.25 million goal. Finding gifts to complete the Future Generations Campaign is the fundraising challenge immediately ahead of us in the current fiscal year. That will require adding another $2.75 million for endowment funds and technology upgrades in addition to the significant dollars already raised for buildings, educational programs and seed money for our endowment. Looking even further down the road, our long-range fundraising strategy is to continue growing the Starlight Theatre Annual Fund, which was launched simultaneously with the Campaign in 2003. Without ongoing yearly support from donors above and beyond earned revenue for operations, Starlight would not otherwise be able to introduce new internship programs (like the Starlight STARS, for high school age students), purchase necessary equipment (such as a commercial-grade refrigerator for our canteen, where we feed as many as 200 performers and artistic staff each week during a Broadway show or concert) or partner with other theatres and creative staff to provide investment funding for new shows to go on road tours (including both the Broadway and touring versions of Spamalot as recent Starlight investment examples). As a member and now immediate past Chairman of the Board, I have witnessed firsthand the dynamic progress underway both physically at the Theatre and programmatically — both entirely made possible by donor support. I invite you — encourage you — to continue this journey with us. Once again, our sincere gratitude to all whose names are published in this report, reflecting our 2005 fiscal year. It is your generosity that makes possible such an ambitious period of growth and renewal for Starlight Theatre. Best personal regards,

Peggy Dunn Chairman of the Board, 2004-2005 Co-Chairman, Future Generations Campaign


a meaningful journey Dear Friends of Starlight, As you view our first ever Annual Report, we hope you are pleasantly surprised. While the financial information may or may not differ from your expectations, we suspect that the breadth and depth of our organization may exceed what you might have thought. This is not an Annual Report about that brick and mortar place we know and love called Starlight Theatre, although it is certainly referred to often herein. Instead, we hope this report serves as a snapshot of the people, and their activities and efforts, who make the Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City, Inc. a successful not-for-profit performing arts organization. Successful in financial terms, but just as importantly, successful in artistic and human terms, for it Our board of directors, is all of these aspects that make us what we are today. Our Board of Directors, volunteers, sponsors, donors, subscribers, various partners and staff are the people who make our organization what it is at this time: a nationally-recognized producer of quality musical theatre and concert attractions, a leader in developing cutting edge curriculum-based educational programs, a caring partner for the greater Kansas City community, an impassioned protector of one of our nation’s most beautiful and historic theatres, and an entrepreneurial organization aware of the continual evolution required for any business or organization to succeed.

volunteers, sponsors, donors, subscribers,

community partners and staff are the people who make Starlight Theatre what it is today.

As you review this report, let us know of any questions or comments that may arise. Better yet, let us know if you would like to get even more involved with our organization. As Sir Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” We greatly appreciate all that is given to Starlight by so many. People….making the journey meaningful and magical.

Robert M. Rohlf President & Executive Producer Starlight Theatre


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educational programs By our mission statement, educational programs “share centerstage” with live professional entertainment at Starlight Theatre. With educational programs dating back to 1984, the education department at Starlight, like the educational elements themselves, has endured and evolved through outreach and partnering within our community. We are proud to spotlight the following current programs and invite individuals, corporations or foundations to contact Anne Johnston, Director of Education, to express interest in or support of these programs. Anne can be reached by phone at (816) 997-1132, email

Blue Star Awards The Blue Star Awards program is designed to recognize outstanding achievement in musical theatre among high school students. The goal is to bring together the high school theatrical programs in the metropolitan and outlying Kansas City areas and recognize the outstanding talent among our youth. Starlight Theatre along with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, invite all high schools to participate

Michele Lee photo caption: 2005 Outstanding Overall Production award winner, Lee’s Summit North cast of Seussical, the Musical, with Michele Lee and Bob Rohlf.

in this exciting program that provides overdue acknowledgement to excellence in production and performance in high school musical theatre. With professional adjudicators and presenters, the Blue Star Ceremony recognizes outstanding achievement in 23 areas of musical theatre…AND recognizes one male and one female high school student for their outstanding contributions to high school musical theatre with the Rising Star Scholarship (highlighted below). The Blue Star adjudicators anonymously attend shows to observe, critique and commend performance and production. Adjudicator reports are compiled and sent back to each participating school. A Nominating Committee reviews all the evaluations as well as support materials sent in from each school and makes the official nominations. At the beginning of May, Starlight associates spend an exhilarating day making nomination deliveries to the schools in front of assemblies, drama classes and cast members. Students from all of the Blue Star schools, in addition to the general public, gather together under the stars at Starlight Theatre for the annual Blue Star Ceremony, Kansas City’s very own Tony®Award Ceremony for high schools. Five students from each school perform in an opening number. Schools nominated for Overall Production each perform one of their musical numbers on stage. The five male and five female nominees for Overall Performance present a solo medley. And all who participate agree it is a night to remember. 3

Scholarship recipient photo: Mindy Moritz from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, a 2005 Rising Star Scholarship recipient. Mindy is currently studying Musical Theatre at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Rising Star Scholarships As part of the Blue Star Awards program, participating schools are invited to nominate high school seniors who have made the most outstanding contributions to their world of high school musical theatre. These students can be performers, technicians, production coordinators, stage managers or be filling any other role associated with musical theatre. After all nominations are received, our judges select one male and one female high school senior to receive the $2,500 Rising Star Scholarship, which can be applied to the cost of any four-year college or university no matter the course of study being pursued. The 2005 Rising Star Scholarships were made possible by gifts from Rosalyn & Howard Jacobson; the Jerome & Jeannette Cohen Foundation and through the generous endowment support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Starlight Business Simulation Several years ago this program was created to assist faculty teaching sophomores in high school the principles of business. Existing curricula taught a basic understanding of Continued on page 8

2005 Starlight Theatre Future Generations Campaign Cabinet Chuck Battey* Campaign Co-Chair Sprint (retired) Peggy Dunn Campaign Co-Chair Mayor, City of Leawood, Kansas Joe Fahey J.M. Fahey Construction Company Sherry Forsee Community Volunteer Anita Gorman Community Volunteer Adele Hall Community Volunteer Shirley Helzberg* Community Volunteer Lloyd Hill Applebee’s International Julia Irene Kauffman Community Volunteer Mike Morrissey* Ernst & Young (retired) Jeannette Nichols Community Volunteer Greg Reid Yellow Roadway Corporation Frank Ross, Jr. Polsinelli, Shalton, Welte Suelthaus, P.C. *Indicates a past Starlight Board of Directors Chair

Our Campaign is Online! For more detailed information about the Future Generations Campaign, including timelines and a live webcam focused on current construction, please visit and click on the red “Theatre Improvements” button on the left-hand side of the page, or contact Diane Marty at (816) 997-1129, email

gifts: future generations campaign


lease consider joining the individuals, corporations and foundations listed in offering your financial support to the elements outlined in the capital campaign, ensuring that the Starlight Experience will endure… for Future Generations! Janice Aaron Ron Acton All About Travel, Inc. Karen Allen Eugene Alt American Century Foundation Joann & Dennis Andersen Lance, Rania, & Nick Anderson Helen & Floyd Anderson Applebee’s International Atterbury Family Marlene & Rick Ayers Balance Innovations Joan & David Barclay Paula Barry Bartlett & Company Grain Charitable Foundation Carol Barnett Joan & Chuck Battey Mary Battmer Mr. & Mrs. Henry Bauermeister Bayer Healthcare LLC - Animal Health Division Kenneth Beal Virginia & Melvin Beckemeyer Janine Bell Marjorie & Paul Benson Richard Berger Estate Joanie & Bart Bergman Dr. & Mrs. Adrian Bernagozzi Renee & Mark Bernhardt Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Inc./ Robert & Phyliss Bernstein Sally Birkholz Nila Bishop Debbie Bixler BKD, LLP Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Jason Blunk Emily & Richard Boeshaar Peggy & Michael Borkon Mr. & Mrs. Fred Bowen Shawsie Branton Brenda & David Brewer Marianne Brock Saurine & Eugene Brown Lynn Brown Ronnie Brumfield Janis C. Bunker Nancy & George Burget Leah & Tom Burkhead Dr. & Mrs. Clay M. Burnett Burns & McDonnell Dr. Kay & Richard Byers Kay & Rich Byers Kay & John Callison Kay & Kerry Carder Karen & Bob Carlson Pam & Mike Carpenter Mary Ann & Arden Carr Carter Broadcasting Monica & Michael Carter Mary & Charles Cease Centerplate Charlie Hooper's, Inc. Lucretia Church Dianne & Rev. Emanuel Cleaver Jeannette & Jerome Cohen Foundation Julie & Richard Conn Dorothy & Peter Cook Anonymous Vickie Cooper Courtney S. Turner Trust Wendell Cowan Beth Cox Harry & Heywood Crisson

2004 Future Generations Capital Campaign Usage Total: $15,250,000 Fundraising Costs 2% Endowment 16%

Technology 3% Education Program 3% Phase III Construction 5%

Phase I Construction 30%

Phase II Construction 41%


Deborah Crockett & E.L. Bennett M. Claire Cronander CSW Home Concepts Robert Curry Patricia & Don Dagenais Rosemary & Jack Danaher Bruce Davidson Linda & Jack Davis JJ & Mark Davis Marjorie& Rinard Davis Kathleen & James Dawson Mr. & Mrs. Dick Dean Deloitte & Touche, LLP Deluxe Corporation Foundation Madonna Dennis William Denton The Deramus Foundation The deSilva Family John Dillingham Debra & Irwin Don Anonymous Jennifer & Larry Downey Cathy & Steve Doyal DST Systems J.E. Dunn Kevin Dunn Peggy & Terry Dunn Phyllis Dunn Delvin Duntz David Eaheart In memory of Vicky Ecklund J.E. Edwards, Inc. Ernie Eitel Erica Elbert John & Margaret Elbert Tracy & Craig Elford The Elsberry Family Catherine & Jeffrey Emory Janell Enderson Deborah & John Eplee Jenny & Warren Erdman Susan & Joseph Fahey Judi & Ron Farrell Sylvia Fenn The Ferrell Family Bob Firnhaber Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fischgrund Paula Fizer Fleishman-Hillard The Forsee Family Foundation Curtiss & Teresa Foss Francis Families Foundation Carol & Larry Frevert Susan & Daniel Froelich Employee Owners of Garney Construction Anonymous Joan & Kirk Gastinger Amy Gattermeir Julie & Mic Gehring Jill & Crosby Gernon David Gibbons Carla & Jeff Girkin Lisa Gish Susan & John Goodman Anita & Gerald Gorman

Vickie & Larry Graham Deanna & Greg Graves Nancy & Warren Green Mary Louise Greene Sue A. Grosdidier Dee Grout Dennis Groves H&R Block Foundation Alfred Hagemann Hall Family Foundation Adele & Don Hall Laura & David Hall Jane Pemberton-Hansen & John Hansen Leanne & Steve Hansen Alice & Glen Harmon Helen Harper Bobbie & Edward Harris Mary & Todd Harrison Pamela Hart The Hartnett Family Vicky & Greg Hasselwander Helen & Douglas Hatridge Stacey & D.J. Hatton Marlys & Michael Haverty Ruth & H.R. Hay Jan & Tim Helfer Roxi & Craig Helphingstine Roxi Helphingstine Shirley Bush Helzberg Todd Hembree Roberta L. Henderson Heidi & Mark Hendricks Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hensley Paul H. Henson Foundation & Mrs. Paul H. (Betty) Henson Louise & Gary L. Hicks James C. Hicks Anonymous Thomas Hinkhouse Andrea Hoerl Roxann Holland Gayle Holliday Amy Hooker Joan Horan August L. Huber, III Hunkeler Family Fund Hunt Midwest Enterprises (Lamar Hunt Family) Linda Hunter Barbara Ingolia Kelli & Richard Jackson Marcia & Vernon Jacobs Rosalyn & Howard Jacobson Carline James Anonymous Marsha Jeffers Cynthia Jeffries Cheryl & Jeff Jernigan In Memory of Dorothy Jeter by her family Mary Ann & Greg Johnson Mary Anna Johnson Linda & Topper Johntz Teresa & Shane Jones Steve Jones Dorothea & Donald Jordan

Keith Jorgensen Krista Joy Kansas City Chiefs (Lamar Hunt Family) The Kansas City Southern Charitable Fund Rhea & Harold Kaseff Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation Susie & Brian Kaufman Dr. and Mrs. Kurt Kavanaugh Kearney Wornall Charitable Trust, UMB Bank n.a., Trustee Joanna & Timothy Keeble William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee Teresa & Tony Kempf Marcia Kenley The Kennedy Family Jill & Corey Kenney Jane & Stan Kerr Stephanie Kilgore N. Nadine King Debbie & Robert Kipp Kirk Family L. Patton Kline Family Foundation Kathleen & Larry Knehans Cindi & Steve Kohnle KPMG Michelle Kreiser The Kreiser’s Marty Krekovich Kresge Foundation Stacy Kueser Cynthia Kupka Myrna Landherr Jessica Lane Analee & Thomas Lanio Lisa & Bradley Lantz Rebecca Larsen Lathrop & Gage L.C. Sheila & Tim Lawrence Siobhan McLaughlin & Robert O. Lesley Catherine A. Lewis Lisa & Adrian Liem Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Lindquist Janet Lipke Lockton Companies Jan Long

Lists reflect contributions to the Future Generations Campaign from 4/1/03 through 9/30/05. For inquiries regarding the list or to correct an error in our rosters, please contact the Starlight Development Office by phoning Kathryn Rieke at (816) 997-1128, email 5

Holly & Russell Lowe Bethany Luther Peggy & Bill Lyons J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Edmonds Mackey Marjorie Maddox Martha & Donald Maddux William Mahood Carmen Mallouk Carol & Jeff Marks Barbara Hall Marshall Ann & Jake Marshall Joanna Martin Connie R. Martin John & Bonnie Martin Richard Martin Jan & Gary Martinette Diane & Kirk Marty Dana & Richard Masinton Massman Construction Co. Lanell Mauzey May Department Store Company Kay & Bob Maygar Sheryl McAvoy Linda & Dan McBroom Linda McClain McCown Gordon Construction Elaine & David McCoy Virginia B. McCoy Tinka & Harry McCray Robin McCullough Lois McKinley Annette & James McLaughlin Dana McReynolds Philip Meiers Emily Mensendiek Sharon & Galen Meyer Anonymous Ernie Miller Recie & Bob Mobley Jeffrey Montolio Linda & Florence Moreland Pat Moriarty & Associates Darlia & David Morris Emmy & Michael Morrissey Total campaign donations from Friends of Emmy & Mike Morrissey Brenda & Kelly Mortensen

Gifts to the Future Generations Campaign continue on page 7.

the majestic starlight theatre

beauty and grace hat do you think of that is timeless and when someone says classic. The many “Starlight Theatre”? improvements to Most people answer “Broadway the theatre that musicals” or “concerts.” When have occurred since probed, however, that answer it opened in 1950 quickly expands to include have adhered to his memories of attending events architectural vision there as a child, or that first date, of a “lasting or the gathering of memorial to friends “under the Lyle Lovett the citizens stars” for a social of our night out. community” Starlight Theatre which was is, of course, about constructed the entertainment as a celebrathat graces our stage, tion of the but it is also much Avril Lavigne City of more. A community Kansas City’s gathers together in the majestic Centennial. 7,928-seat outdoor amphitheatre Since the “Thrills of a Century” for many reasons, but all share the inaugurated our stage in 1950, common bond of enjoying live Starlight Theatre has become professional entertainment in a synonymous with top quality relaxed and beautiful setting. entertainment at the most affordable prices possible, while adding “Singin’ in the Rain” an unparalleled degree of service and beauty. With the completion of the Jeannette and Jerome Cohen Community Stage in 2000, the entertainment offerings have taken a giant step forward with the introduction of first run national tours direct from Broadway performing For that setting, we can thank alongside classics of the Edward Buehler Delk, who American musical theatre designed the theatre in 1949 and library, while international who is also well known as the recording artists have found designer of another Kansas City a jewel of a new performance landmark called the Country Club space here in America’s Plaza. Both examples of his archiheartland. tecture stand out to this day with



While show selection is a reminder of the fact that “you can’t please all the people all the time,” most audience members have come to realize that every show on our stage will be produced in a manner befitting of this majestic theatre, and that it is the experience of attending Starlight, often with family and/or friends, that adds that extra ingredient making it the most outstanding value in live entertainment. The Starlight Experience. The train whistle blows nightly around 9:20 p.m. Various animals at the Kansas City Zoo remind us of their presence. Almost 8,000 people ground us in the reality that we are not alone and that there are others like us who care about our family and friends, our community and the that make Kansas City a very special place indeed. We hope you continue to enjoy the Experience.

“Jesus Christ Superstar”

gifts: future generations, continued Linda & Larry Mueller Tacey Mullen Joann Mulligan Bridget & John Murphy Phyllis Nason Allevia Nelson Gene Ann & David Newcomer Martha & Clyde Nichols Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation Sabrina & Tom Nichols Ginger Nielsen Angel & Jaime Niswonger Gary Noble Gary Nogel Virginia & Kenneth Norris Kandi Oberlander Lisa & Don Schultes O’Connell Tim O’Neil Pam & Tim O’Neil Joyce Orlowski Dr. & Mrs. Osgood Othmer Psychiatric Tina & Steven Pahls Sandy & Mike Palmer Kathy Palermo Roshann Parris & H. Jeffrey Dobbs Diane & James Patterson Jami Pechanec Eastin Pecota Helga & Bruce Pennington Janet & Kenneth Petersen Patti & Jerry Petersen Pfizer Foundation Susan & Jack Pierson Elaine & Norman Polsky Norman & Elaine Polsky Family Supporting Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation Greater Kansas City Dr. and Mrs. Jay Portnoy Bob Potemski Pride of Kansas City Jayne & Keith Pronske Dawn Pyle Wanda & Jeffrey Quibell Mary Quinn Kevin Rafferty Karla & Tom Raupp Carol & Brandon Reed Ann & Bob Regnier Nancy & Phillip Reicher Rebecca & Gregory Reid The Reisler Family Janice & Leland Reitz, Manhattan, KS Diane Renner Jim Rice Dan Rieke Landon Riggs Jackie Riley Nancy Robison

Naming Opportunities

Lisa & Bob Rohlf Kay & Karl Roscoe Barclay & Frank Ross Angela Roth Paula & Jack Rowe Vicky Roy Elaine & Arlen Rubin Gerean Rudnick Mildred Russell Elaine & Gary Rutledge Patty & Tom Sack SBC Foundation Holly & John Schario Jessica Schlick J. Schmit Asso. Victor E. and Caroline E. Schutte Foundation Jean & Reynold Schwabe Heidi Scroggins Michael J. Searcy Sellers & Marquis Roofing Co. Sandra & Gary Sheets Dee and Darold Shelton Jean & Chuck Sherman Marny & John Sherman Linda Shipman Floyd Shoup Patti & Rudane Shultz Charles Simpson Chuck Simpson Insurance Agency Nikki Sims Mike Singleton Barbara & Jerry Sloan Bruce Smith Carey L.Smith Edward Smith Ralph L. Smith Foundation Suzanne & Gregory Smith Tressa & Edward Smith David Smoot Sonnenschein, Nath, Rosenthal, LLP Bernadette & John Soptick Diane & Dan Soule Karlie Speicher & Charles H. Clay Ron Spencer Marianne & Marc Sportsman Evelyn & Jim Spring Sprint Foundation Sharon & David Stackelhouse William Stapp John Starcke Jack and Martha Steadman Family Foundation Deb Stephens Ann & Brent Stepp

As a permanent testimony to the generosity of our donors, naming opportunities are available for physical structures and for permanent endowment funds created through the Future Generations Campaign. For more information, please contact Diane Marty at (816) 997-1129, email

Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts – Commerce Bank, Trustee Alan Stetson Terry Stevens Christine Stewart Sharon & Ross Stiner Joanne & Kevin Stokes Jim Stowers, III Michelle & Jim Stowers Stephanie Stratemeier Eugene M. Strauss Mr. & Mrs. Bart W. Stuckey Amy Sullivan Sunderland Foundation The Sunflower Group Superior Bowen Asphalt Calvin Sweeten Swope Perimeter Fund Elissa & Vincent Taibi Linda Hood Talbott Cathy & Larry Taylor Suzanne & Alan Teutemacher Mary Theis Irene & Harvey M. Thomas Edwin Thomas George Thompson Anonymous Sandra & Terry Tillman Earl Tjaden Carlene & Stephen Todd Anna & Tom Toler Total Distributions Systems, Inc. Robert True Dianne & Bob Tucker Jenny & Richard Tudor Mary & Paul Turner Valerie & Douglas Tystad Union Bank

Lists reflect contributions to the Future Generations Campaign from 4/1/03 through 9/30/05. For inquiries regarding the list or to correct an error in our rosters, please contact the Starlight Development Office by phoning Kathryn Rieke at (816) 997-1128, email

From a dream to reality — Phase 1 of our comprehencive plan is complete. 7

Gina Valentino Shari & Joseph Van Luchene Bob Vaughn Angela Ventimiglia Vincent Legacy Foundation Esther Viveros Jacqueline & Harold Wagener Jean & Don Wagner Megan Walter Robin Wankum Linda & Lohn Weber & Miss Dreama Weber David Wenkel Linda & David Wenkel Marcia & Dave Wewers Marica Wewers Roberta Whetzel Shelly Whigham Norma & Oscar Whitaker Katrina & Richard White Anonymous Doris & Allen Wiegers Julie Wilcox Trudy & John Wilgers Joseph Williams, III Jeff Wise Diana Wisner Lori & Ed Witham Sally Wood Lorrie & Daniel Wolf Richard Woods Debbie & Don Woodson Stuart Woody & Brian Partlow Cheryl & Rex Woolley Judith Worth Cheryl Wunder Yellow Roadway Corporation Charles Young

educational programs Continued from page 3

production, distribution, marketing, finance and operations in a typical work environment, including how each department must co-exist and support each other. The curriculum utilized a two-to-four week simulation theoretically operating a company that produced either guns & butter or widgets.

“Working at Starlight is definitely the highlight of my work experience to date; I can take the knowledge that I have gained here and relate it to my school work and future jobs.” — Sarah Wood, Accounting Intern

Starlight replaced the generic Acme scenario with a challenge to operate Starlight Theatre and produce a show of their choosing (from a list of four). Students interview for positions in each department and make, in the course of the simulation, every decision we make in our business. The simulation provides opportunities to involve the theatre department and communications classes, thereby also offering multi-disciplinary programming in a single classroom.

A view backstage from an intern’s perspective.

Starlight Internship Program

As the simulation progresses, real-life unanticipated occurrences are introduced in the classroom to teach crisis management and company-wide teamwork. After incubating the simulation at Liberty High School for four classes over four separate semesters, there was clear indication that the simulation was effective. Teachers became excited about the class, students became attentive and engaged, and final test scores showed retention of the knowledge at higher levels than scores pre-simulation.

College, college-bound or graduate students are invited to apply as interns at Starlight, with positions existing in virtually every department of the Theatre. Interns are assigned to work with our Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Lighting Designer, Production Coordinator and Stage Managers, as well as in Marketing, Group Sales, Accounting, Development and Operations. The competitive application process attracts students from various schools around the country and internationally. Once selected, interns earn a daily or weekly stipend while working in their area of interest and expertise alongside professionals in each respective field, providing them with outstanding experience in a fast-paced, demanding theatre environment. The internship program is strong and still growing thanks to funding for the last several years by the Helen & Sam Kaplan Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Ewing Marion An intern’s work never Kauffman Foundation. ends…

With a significant grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Project Explore (the consultants who created Earth Works™, among many other notable programs) has been retained to refine and package the curriculum and create a teacher’s manual to easily facilitate the program. This creative and entrepreneurial approach to collaborative teaching serves as a shining example of how to utilize the performing arts in curriculum based educational efforts… and will be available to unlimited high schools for use upon completion.

As many of our 2005 summer interns as we were able to round up at 7:30 a.m. to meet our Board of Directors.

“I have found that my colleagues at Starlight have allowed me to be the inquisitive, ambitious woman I am while also providing careful guidance that encourages my own initiative. As a result, I am an even more secure, self-respecting woman in the business world.” — Beth Romang, Development Intern 8

gifts: a gala evening


roadway…with a Twist, the 19th Annual Benefit Gala to support the operations of Starlight Theatre, took place on Saturday, May 21, 2005, under the skies of a beautiful Kansas City Spring evening. Co-Chairmen Sherry & Gary Forsee were so gracious and resplendent among the nearly 600 guests, including Star Honoree, Broadway and Television Darling Kristin Chenoweth, that you might not otherwise know how hard they worked behind the scenes to set records for revenue received (over $700,000!) and net proceeds (more than $530,000!!) back to the Theatre. Our special thanks to this gala event’s three-year sponsors and to donors of $3,500 or more, who are listed on this page. For information on the 2006 Gala, Starlight Night Live, co-hosted by Deanna & Greg Graves, please contact Kathryn Rieke in the Starlight Development Office at (816) 997-1128.

Our Multi-Year Sponsors 2005-2007 Burns & McDonnell Welcome Sponsor Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences Gala Memento Bag Sponsor Lukas Liquors Dinner Wine Sponsor Parris Communications Sapphire Room Sponsor Publicis & Hal Riney Dinner Sponsor Sprint Entertainment Sponsor

Angel Benefactors ($50,000 and up) Citigroup Sherry & Gary Forsee Lehman Bros. Samsung Telecommunications America LP Investor Benefactors ($25,000 - $49,999) Hallmark Cards Shirley & Barnett Helzberg Foundation Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation Producer Benefactors ($10,000 - $24,999) AEG Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City Cisco Systems Convergys Corporation DST Systems, Inc. KCP&L Nortel Shook Hardy & Bacon Hunt Midwest Enterprises/ Kansas City Chiefs Star Benefactors ($5,500 - $9,999) American Century Applebee’s International Joan & Chuck Battey Bayer Corporation Bernstein-Rein Advertising Carter Broadcasting Company Centerplate Commerce Bank Fleishman-Hillard Adele & Don Hall J.E. Dunn Construction Rosalyn & Howard Jacobson and The Jeannette & Jerome Cohen Foundation Kansas City Southern


King & Spalding KPMG LLP Lockton Companies Lucent Technologies Motorola Polsinelli, Shalton, Welte Suelthaus, PC Sanyo Fisher Sullivan Higdon & Sink UMB Westlake Hardware Yellow Roadway Corporation Zupreem Director Benefactors ($3,500 - $5,499) A.L. Huber Construction Bank Midwest EDS Ernst & Young Joan & Kirk Gastinger Helzberg Diamonds J.M. Fahey Construction Kansas City, Missouri Board of Parks & Recreation Commissioners McCownGordon Construction, LLC Medi-Flex, Inc. Merrill Lynch Summit Marketing Union Bank

Contributions listed on this page were made in support of the Gala. For inquiries regarding the list or to correct an error in this roster, please contact Starlight’s Development Office by phoning Kathryn Rieke at (816) 997-1128, email

“sunday was starlight”


rowing up attending Starlight productions is an experience treasured by

many Kansas Citians. For Rosalyn Jacobson and Elaine Rubin, sisters née Cohen, it was a way of life. Jerry and Jeannette Cohen’s daughters shared a handful of recollections with Starlight during an interview in the Jacobson home. Piggyback rides from Paul Lynde, dinner with Brenda Lee and parties and dress rehearsals with Chita Rivera, Jeanette MacDonald and Gisele Mackenzie made up their childhoods. Elaine grew up performing on the Starlight stage and Rosalyn danced in two shows featuring local high school girls.

The conversation was truly an animated dialogue between the two sisters as they reminisced —

Elaine: My parents loved Starlight. And it absolutely influenced me. I turned what I learned at Starlight into a business. Rosalyn: I can’t carry a tune, but I took Elaine to shows and rehearsals, so I got the car and had the opportunity to meet all the stars. And the enjoyment has come down through the generations in our family. My parents loved Starlight. We have wonderful memories of Starlight. And my grandson was there to see Camelot on his fifth birthday. Bob announced his birthday from stage and Ariel hasn’t stopped talking about that ever since. His room is all done in knights and he dreams about that night. Elaine: Starlight is such a sentimental thing. For me, it’s how I keep my Dad and Mom alive. And I’ll never forget how much fun I had in the summer. Sunday was Starlight. That’s what you did. Being at Starlight truly was a way of life for us. As did their parents, Elaine and Rosalyn have made generous gifts to Starlight Theatre, both for construction elements included in the Future Generations Campaign and in their parents’ names to the Campaign and to support the Rising Star Scholarship program. We asked them respectively about the greatest reward received through their philanthropy. Rosalyn: Hopefully, we can continue our parent’s dedication of helping make Kansas City a better place to live. We are pleased to have been asked to invest money in such wonderful organizations as Starlight.


Elaine: Life without the arts would be like having a meal, but not having dessert. It is the part everyone looks forward to. It’s a treat. As an audience member, Starlight gives people of all ages the chance to be exposed to the magic of theater! It lets people escape for a few hours, into a world of imagination and creativity. It has the potential to change peoples’ lives, to make them laugh, to make them cry, and to leave them feeling uplifted. As a performer, the half hour call before a performance is very exciting, very powerful. And on that stage looking out at so many seats…there is hardly anything like that around anymore.

Rosalyn: And it thrills me that Bob still calls it the “Jeannette & Jerome Cohen Stage.” It was exciting to see my parents enjoy their dream of a new stage completed during their lifetime. Dad’s spirit continues to live on at Starlight. Elaine: It’s still there. After a moment of thoughtful silence, Rosalyn adds quietly: That’s one of my parents’ legacies.

Eight-year-old Elaine Cohen appeared with numerous other Kansas City children in Starlight’s production of “Babes in Toyland.”

I’ll never forget how much fun I had

in the summer.

Sunday was Starlight.

That’s what you did. Being at Starlight truly was a

way of life for us.


gifts to the annual fund


roadway ticket prices at Starlight Theatre remain as low as $9. But this

limits Starlight’s capacity to offer outreach and educational programming to our community. To bridge the gap, Starlight seeks charitable contributions that will enable it to expand and launch programs, making you as essential to Starlight as Rodgers to Hammerstein. Charitable gifts to Starlight Theatre allow us to improve the Starlight STARS high school summer internship program and expand master classes which offer specialized theatre training to high school and college students and their instructorsand assist with the maintenance and preservation of the theatre itself.

The Board of Directors, performers, and staff at Starlight Theatre gratefully acknowledge those listed here who have generously given to the Annual Fund (from October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2005) .

Dawn Abarr Rose Abrams Ron Acton Dennis J. Aguiar Melba Akers Mary Aldridge Mary Allen Anonymous Eugene Alt Suzanne Ammann Mary Lou Andersen Janelle Anderson John Anderson Joyce Anderson Miriam Anderson Lance, Rania & Nick Anderson Toni Anderson Mary Beth Andersson Anthony Andrade Anonymous Steve Asjes The Astra Group Joel Atkeisson Judy Aubrecht Travis Aubuchon Marlene & Rich Ayers Annaliessa & Paul Baird Kal & Betty Bakk Joyce Bales J. Eugene Balloun Chuck & Joan Battey Julianne & Henry Bauermeister John G. Bayless Kenneth Beal Sandi Beamer Brian Beatty Bill & June Beaver Mr. & Mrs. James M. Beck Duane Becker Thomas Behrendsen Melanie & Brandon Bell Jeanna Bennett Gerald L. Bennett Kathleen F. Bennett Gaylord Benton Lewis Berey Adrian Bernagozzi Renee & Mark Bernhardt Patricia & Norman O. Besheer Janice Beydler Marion L Bibbee Carol Birkel Dana Bixler Margaret Bjelica Steven Bledsoe Phillip Blender Jason Blunk Joyce E. Bolte Rick & Emily Boeshaar Dwayne Boettcher Pam Bond Jack C. Bondon Mordecai Boone Judy Boring Sandy Bostian Fred Bowen


Shelley Bowen Joseph Bowers Gloria L. Bowersox David Bradley Cathi Brain Don Bramlay Bob Long Curt & Pat Braukmann Teresa R Brent Jeff Brewer Betty Bright George Brittingham Loretta M. Britton, M.D. Marianne Brock Milton & Natalie Brod Robert W. Brower Bette Jean Brown Charlene Brookover Cheryl & Vaughn Brown David Brown Kathy Brown Lynn Brown Peter W. Brown Earl Bynds Roger Buck Nancy & Roger Buford Paul Burchett Karen Burgard G. Wayne Burge Judy Burgess Mike & Melinda Burke Dr. & Mrs. Clay M. Burnett Burns & McDonnell Brian Burns Linda Burns Melisa Burns Gwyn Butlin Jeanne Caho McNabney June Y. Callahan Rose Callier Chris Campbell Christopher J. Campbell Nancy Canning Dennis Cantrell Donna J. Carlson Terrence Carlson Pam & Mike Carpenter Arden Carr Elizabeth Carr Richard Carroll Thomas S. Carter Marietta Cartmell Mary & Charles Cease Garry Fowler Gina Chambers

Lists reflect contributions made in fiscal year 2005 (10/1/04 through 9/30/05). With questions regarding the list or to correct an error in our rosters, kindly contact the Development Office at Starlight by phoning Kathryn Rieke at (816) 997-1128, email

Maureen & Fred Church Kirby Clark Jim Dishman Nicole L Clark Eldon Eikenbary Bill Clarkson, Jr. Charles Clay Daniel D. Cline Tamara Cole Sheri Collins Cathy Colton Julie & Dick Conn Nancy & Kevin Connell Betsy Conrad William H. Conway Bob Cook Scott Corder Vicki Crane Deborah Crockett & E.L. Bennett Richard L Cronemeyer, M.D. Clay Cundiff Milly Cundy Katherine Cunningham Mary Lou Cupp Donna Curran Tom & Janet Curtis Don F. Dagenais Rosemary Danaher Vincent P. Dasta Donna L. David Debbie Davis Rinard Davis Bruce & Charlotte Davison Jim & Kathy Dawson William Dawson Barbara Desmet Jill & Marshall Dean Irene Dearman Steve & Linda Dees Barbara Dehaemers Kyle Dellario William Denton Leanne Deshong George Diegel Gail Dillenbeck Maureen Dimon Frank Ditirro

Joan & John Dods Cathy Donovan Larry & Jennifer Downey Bonnie Downs Cathy & Steve Doyal Katherine Drummond Peggy Dunn Ronald Dunnuck Sue & Overton Durrett Dr. & Mrs. Vance J. Dykhouse David Eaheart James Easterday Mark & Lisa Ebbitts Dee Dee Eccles Jerroll Edwards Katherine Eginoire John Elbert Joan Ellis Scott Ellis Beverly Ellwein Jeffrey & Catherine Emory Sherri Enright Dave Erickson Douglas Evans Bridget Fahey Susan & Joe Fahey Kevin & Connie Fahey Milo M. Farnham Joyce Farris Sylvia Fenn Jennifer & David Ferguson Richard F. Jones Cynthia & Mike Fields

Barbara Finney Donna & Robert Fischgrund Kate Fish Donna Gage Frank R. Fisher Angela Fitzpatrick Judith Ann & Ralph M. Ford Roger Foreman Alan Forker Sherry & Gary Forsee Diana L. Foster John Foster Buddy S Foutts, Jr. Carol & Larry Frevert Sandy Fried In Memory of Don Fritts Susan Froelich Donna Garrison Joan & Kirk Gastinger Bonnie & Mike Gates William M. Gates Charles H. Gehrs Marilyn Gencur Donna Gentile Linda & David Gentile Linda Gerding David E. Gibbons Jerry Glynn Jennifer Goeke Irene Goodman John & Susan Goodman Valerie Gordon Patricia Gore Victor E. Grabbe Kathleen Grace Ronald Graham Dennis Grampsas Deanna & Greg Graves Warren Green John & Betty Greving Nora Griffith Sue A Grosdidier Don Grundy George Guastello Douglas Guerin Diana Guilfoyle Craig Gustafson Alfred Hagemann

2005 Broadway Shows Still humming the tunes? Our 2005 shows included: ★ On the Record (June 14-19) ★ Footloose (June 27 – July 3) ★ Jesus Christ Superstar (July 11-17) ★ Singin’ in the Rain (July 25-31) ★ Hello, Dolly! (August 8-14)


Kenneth & Marilyn Hager Donald Hahne Adele & Don Hall David & Laura Hall Hallmark Corporate Foundation Sara L. Hamilton Mary Lou Hamlin Natalie Hammerbacher Gerald & Sandra Handley Helen C. Harper Deborah Harrington John Harrington Colleen Harris Pamela Harris Addie Harte Bill Hartnett Doug Hasty D.J. Hatton Dan P. Hausman Lisa Heath Brad & Cathy Hawkins Mr. & Mrs. H. R. Hay James W. Hayes Mike & Colleen Hayes Headache & Pain Center Ken & Paulette Hedden Bob Heim Theodore L. Heim Helmut & Renate Heins Jan Helfer Richard Hellman Barnett & Shirley Helzberg Roberta Henderson Mary Henry John Heryer Donelea Hespe Joe & Grace Ann Higday Barbara & Ron Hill Carolyn & Glenn Hodges Roxann Holland Harold Hollister Tiffany Hawkins Norma Sue Holt Catherine Holtkamp Marshall Honeyman Scott Honig Crystal & David Hoopes Joan Horan Diane Howard Alison Huber Allan J. Huber David Irwin J. E. Dunn Construction Group, Inc. Kelli Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Howard Jacobson Jeanne Janchar Sandra Jarratt Veronica Jaster Cindy Jeffries Marcia Jenkins Berry Jennings Paul Jennings

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gifts to the annual fund, continued Cheryl & Jeff Jernigan Duane Jewell William & Susan Johnsmeyer Bradford M Johnson Greg Johnson Larry Johnson Michele Johnson Paula S. Johnson Wayne Johnson Jo Beth Jones Steve & Brenda Jones Michael Severin Krista Joy Ron Juergensen Kenneth Kalen Sue Kalwei Larry & Laura Kampschroeder Steve & Linda Kaspar Rick & Susan Kastner Brian & Susie Kaufman Steven Kay Sharon Keller Mike Kelley Garry Kemp Cheri Kendrick Dianne Kennedy Jeri Kennedy John W. Kennedy Lisa Khan Marilyn Kidder Elaine Kincaid Nadine King Pam King Donna Klehr Rebecca Klein David M. Knopke Bruce & Eileen Koster Karen Koupal Michelle Kreiser Molly Krueger Paul Krug Larry Kuhlman

2005 Support and Revenue October 1, 2004 – September 30, 2005 Operating Revenue: $8,837,454 and Capital Revenue: $3,600,710 Total Revenue: $12,463,164 (excludes EPIC)

Educational Programs 1% Annual Gala 6%

Ticket Sales 37% Parking and Concessions 7%

Contributed Services 10%

Production Revenue 6% Sponsorships 3% Interest 1% Annual Fund 1%

Capital Campaign 46%

Marilyn Kulmus Sue Kurth Charles Lamothe Myrna & Ron Landherr Ken Lane Missy Lane Paula Lane Analee & Tom Lanio Larry & Rose Ann Laswell Paula Mosher Meghan Leach Debbie Lee Dixie Lee Janice & Trayer Lee Marti Lee Steve Legenza Mike Legleiter Mary & Peter Lemke Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley Cathy Lewis Dororthy Lickteig Linda Light Carol Lindsay Victoria Little Randi Lloyd Diane Burgess Gary Long

Tom & Sandy Long Tom Love Robert Lowden Marjorie Maddox Robert & Ann Mallett Ellen Mantia Freda Markley Sandy Marksbury Joel Markus Joanna Martin Thomas Martin Foundation Diane Marty Tera Martynowski Joseph Matye Lanell Mauzey Jennifer McCaughey Amy McConnell Holly McCoy & Mike Fallis Harry McDaniel Lois J. Mckinley, M.D. Annette & Jim McLaughlin Roy McManis Kay McCaffrey Beverly McCoy Tom McCullough Mr. & Mrs. Tom McDonnell Tom McGee

Lists reflect contributions made in fiscal year 2005 (10/1/04 through 9/30/05). With questions regarding the list or to correct an error in our rosters, kindly contact the Development Office at Starlight by phoning Kathryn Rieke at (816) 997-1128, email


Christy McKendrew Philip Meiers Glenn Menke Emily Mensendiek Cheryl Meyer Midstates Investments Inc. Bryan Miller Carolyn Miller Kathleen Miller Kathleen Miller Mark Miller Matthew C. Miller Nancy Moats Susan Moffitt Connie L Molsen Jeffrey Montolio Deborah K. Moore Lisa Moore Jan & Lee Morevitska Gary & Carol Morgan David & Darlia Morris Kimberley R. Morris Michael F. Morrissey Cyndi Morrow Brenda Mortensen Joann Mulligan Joanne M Muren

2005 Operating Expenses* Total: $9,395,895 *Excludes EPIC

Depreciation 10% Contributed Services 13%

Operations 15% Community Relations 1%

Annual Gala 2%

Education 1% Administration 10%

Production 30%

Tickets and Marketing

Bridget & John Murphy Reed Murphy Roberta Murphy Carol Myers In Memory of Jeremiah Nail Owen & Melissa Neff Heather Nelson Jeffrey S. Nelson Sherry Nelson Geri B. Neuberger Susan Neverve David Newcomer Clint Newton Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation Kathryn Nichols Matt Nichols Patty & Nick Nicholson James Nidiffer Ginger Nielsen Carolyn Nierman Salvatore & Lisa Nigro Linda Nissen & Barbara Stallard Gary Noble Michele Noble John Nobles Gary Nogel

Fund Raising 3% 15%

Robert Northrip Valinda Novak Tom C O’Rourke Tim O'Brien Dan & Lisa Schultes O’Connell Christina Obenshain Kandi Oberlander Joyce Orlowski Nancy Outland Anita & Chip Osborn Lisa & Brian Osgood Kathy Palermo Mike & Sandy Palmer Rachel Palmer Ed Parker Jeff Parson Claudette Patterson Kit Patterson Jeanne & Kenneth Payne Dean Pearce Eastin Pecota Jessica Penland Bruce Pennington Betty Perkins Sheri Perry Personal Marketing Co. Timothy Peters

Janet Petersen Carolyn Phelps Tom Phillips Michael Poland Melissa Porth Bob Potemski Lisa Power Carol Pregge Layne Prenger Kyadda Preno Season Prewitt Helen Priestly Barbara Pruitt Teri Quinn Ryan Rader Debbie Reames Kevin Y. Rafferty David Rameden Josie Randall Roxie Reavis Phil & Nancy Reicher Kirsten Reilly Vicki & Bill Reisler Leland C. Reitz Dale Rensvold Betty Recin Ann Rich

2005 Concerts at Starlight May 3 Wide Spread Panic July 22 Avril Lavigne August 4 Celtic Women August 23 The White Stripes August 25 Brian Wilson August 26 Jack Johnson September 2 & 3 Rock the Light VI September 13 Lyle Lovett 15

Craig & Tracy Richards Joyce & Ken Richards Lori Richardson Dan Rieke Kathryn Rieke Jackie Riley John Riley Sue Robb Barbara Robertson Kathy Robertson Roy Robinson Martina Rockers Kathy Rodgers Rafael Rodriguez Deborah K. Roever Robert M. Rohlf Marianne Rolfs Sandy Romines Frank J. Ross, Jr. Chrissy & James Rothering Tracy Rouchka Nancy Roush Jack & Paula Rowe Carol Rucker Tim Rutherford Patty & Tom Sack Nedra Salisbury Alan Salts William Sampson Jena San Agustin Kim Sanders Jeff Sanderson-Miller Dotti Savoy Charles Schellhorn Erin Schneider Kelley Schneider Lee Schneider Karen See Elizabeth Seippel Harry Self Harvey & Ginny Shapiro Claudia D Shelton Gerre Lee Shemark Mary Sue Sheridan Jean & Chuck Sherman Kevin Sherman Daniel Shinn Stan & Linda Shipman Dale Shockey Kathleen Shryock Rudane Shultz Paul & Dianne Shumaker Sylvan & Merna Siegler Nikki Sims Randy Sims/Abby Sims Kite Singleton Michael J. Singleton Scott Slabotsky

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You’ve Quite Literally Helped Us Build Starlight Theatre!

gifts to the annual fund continued

Adrian Smith Bryan & Cindy Smith Carey Smith Edward R. Smith Gregory & P. Suzanne Smith Holly Smith Larry D. Smith Louis & Sharon Smith Mareta Smith Peggy Smith Susan Smith Tina A. Smith Karen Sobanek Bernadette Soptick Dan T. Soule Brenda E. Spencer Ron Spencer Spherion Sharon & Dave Stackelhouse Barry Stanford John Starcke Jack Steadman Allen & Marilyn Stelljes Mary-Michael Sterchi Alan Stetson Terry Stevens Jim Stevinson Christine M. Stewart Harry J. Stewart Latrice Stewart Terri Streeter Karen Sturgeon Patricia Sullivan Richard Summers Brittney Swartz Jack & Coline Sutherland Cal & Amy Sweeten Linda & Tom Talbott Marc Taormina Mr. Lynn Tarvin Larry & Cathy Taylor Stephen K. Taylor Lloyd Wagner Carla Teague Scott P Tefft Terre & Bruce Tepikian Henry Tharp Mary Theis John Thomas Donna Thomason Lou & R. W. Thompson Tekia Thompson Dixie Travis Marilyn Tromans Deborah & Terry Tsue Clinton & Melissa Debbie Tyrell Doug Tystad Jill Uhl Dione Vanatta Linda & Larry Vande Garde Bob Vaughn Angela Ventimiglia Linda Vercelli Gene Voigts Timothy Volk

Your Legacy Gift That You Designate Today Will Be the Foundation for Future Tomorrows. As we continue physical improvements at Starlight associated with the Future Generations Campaign, our research on Swope Park has uncovered a presentation book on signage within the park. In the concluding pages of the book it is written: Historically a great society is evidenced by the gifts that each succeeding generation of its citizenry leaves to the next. Kansas City was blessed with exceptional parents. That parentage of legacies can continue through you and your family. Your gift through a variety of gift planning opportunities will provide support, promote stability and produce a permanent legacy at Starlight Theatre. If you would like information about gifts of stock, real estate or other assets, or if you would like to learn more about gift planning vehicles such as bequests or trust arrangements, please contact: Diane Marty • (816) 997-1129 email or complete and return the form below to Starlight Theatre Development Office 6601 Swope Parkway Kansas City, MO 64132-1276. M Please contact me with more information about Gift Planning. The best time to reach me by phone is _________ a.m./p.m. M I have not previously notified you, but I have already included Starlight in my estate plan through: M M M M

My will M A trust arrangement An insurance policy My retirement plan assets Other ______________________________________

Name ________________________________________ Phone ______________________________________ Address ______________________________________ City ________________________________________ State and ZIP ________________________________ email ________________________________________ 16

Janel Wagner Joe Wagner Mr & Mrs John E. Wagner, Jr. Mary Waite Mr. & Mrs. John Walker Waller Logistics Inc. Thomas Walls Noreen Walsh Carla Walter-Clifton Jerry Walters Mark & Mary Ellen Walton Bruce Wanamaker Gary Warner Elaine Warren Rick & Jacki Wasinger Deborah Weaver Pam Weaver Justin Wells Mr. & Mrs. Lohn Weber & Miss Dreama Weber David, Linda & Elizabeth Wenkel Ann Wessinger Mr. & Mrs. Scott Westlake Alan & Roberta Whetzel Shelly Whigham Fiona Whincop Jeff & Christy White Justin White Kim White Kay Whittaker Stephanie M. Whittler Diana Wickham Doris K. Wiegers Jerre K. Wiggans Kelly Wilkinson Donna Willers Blake Williamson Stephen & Marta Williamson Danette Wilson Matthew Wiltanger Chuck Wittig Greg Wolf Donald Woodson Angela Wright Jonah & Alice E. Wright Mandi Wright Cheryl Wunder Pete Yelorda William A. Yoder Janice Young Aaron & Connie Zack Chrissie M. Welch

Lists reflect contributions made in fiscal year 2005 (10/1/04 through 9/30/05). With questions regarding the list or to correct an error in our rosters, kindly contact the Development Office at Starlight by phoning Kathryn Rieke at (816) 997-1128, email

Many Thanks to Our 2005 Broadway Sponsors! PRESENTING SHOW SPONSORS


For infomation on Starlight Theatre sponsorships, please contact Cindy Jeffries at (816) 997-1147.

You Can Sponsor Great Things at Starlight Too! Your contribution at any time throughout the year will greatly assist Starlight through your Annual Fund or Future Generations commitment. Please complete the form below, indicating where you would like us to allocate your gift(s).

Thank You! Name ____________________________________________________________

Please charge $____________ to my credit card:

Address __________________________________________________________

■ Visa

City, State & Zip ____________________________________________________

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Phones ____________________________________________________________ Email Address ______________________________________________________

■ Mastercard

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Please publish my/our name(s) in donor rosters as: __________________________________________________________________

Method of Payment Yes, I want to help build a better Starlight for everyone in Kansas City to enjoy. Enclosed is my tax-deductible gift made payable to Starlight Theatre. ■ My gift to the Future Generations Campaign ______$_____________________ ■ My gift to the Annual Fund ____________________$_____________________ Total Gift ______$_____________________

Signature __________________________________ ■ My employer is a matching gift company. (Please obtain form from your HR dept. and attach.) ■ Starlight Theatre is included in my estate plans. ■ Please send information about gift planning. Starlight Theatre 6601 Swope Parkway Kansas City, MO 64132-1276

We bring Broadway to Next fall we’ll Kansas City every summer... take you to


tarlight Theatre was pleased to host


its second New York City trip on September 16-18, 2005. Among the

many activities offered were two Broadway shows, lunch at Sardi’s, a tour of Times Square Theatre District, and VIP seating at "Broadway on Broadway," an outdoor Broadway concert in Times Square, that heralds the beginning of the Broadway season. The trip was a roaring success! But don’t take our word for it — here’s what one tour participant had to say: “I had always wanted to go to NYC and this was the perfect ‘inaugural’ experience. Everything was taken care of for me, theatre seats were excellent, all my questions answered. It could not have been better!” Plans are underway for Starlight’s third annual New York tripover the weekend of September 8, 2006. For more information,

please contact Kathryn Rieke at 816-997-1128, or email

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2005 Annual Report  

The Starlight Theatre Annual Report is mailed to donors, board members, sponsors and other valued friends of Starlight. The Starlight Theatr...

2005 Annual Report  

The Starlight Theatre Annual Report is mailed to donors, board members, sponsors and other valued friends of Starlight. The Starlight Theatr...