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2017 Annual Report


S h ar i n g t h e

A Not e f rom our 2 01 7 Boar d C ha ir

Bridget and John Murphy share a laugh before the 2017 Annual Benefit Gala at Starlight.

This is YOUR Starlight! On behalf of the Starlight theatre Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to extend my gratitude to YOU, the dedicated patrons, donors and community partners who help make Starlight the crown jewel of Kansas City entertainment. As we stated time and again, our 2017 season truly was all about you: your shows, your season, your Starlight. in turn, it was your loyalty and generosity that helped Starlight enjoy a successful year in 2017, and we look forward to sharing the magic with you again during our 68th season in 2018. 2017 was an exceptional year on the Starlight stage. With seven week-long Broadway shows, two weekend specials, 20 unforgettable concerts and five intimate indoor shows, we offered a diverse lineup for the nearly 300,000 audience members who walked through our gates, offering something for everyone to enjoy!

Starlight Theatre is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operated in agreement with the Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners

in addition to the magic that happened on the Starlight stage, a lot of good work happened off the stage as well. Starlight’s 11 education programs reached more than 7,200 students and adults in 2017, and our community ticket program provided more than 17,000 free tickets to those who may not otherwise be able to experience a Broadway musical under the stars. i am honored to serve on the Board of Directors for an organization like Starlight that takes pride in giving back to the Kansas City community and strives to enrich the lives of tomorrow’s budding performers. But Starlight couldn’t do this without the generosity of patrons and donors like you! thank you for all that you helped us accomplish in 2017. With your continued support, together we will make 2018 another successful year under the stars.

John Murphy 2017-2018 Board Chair



Kara Hendon FleishmanHillard

James D. Dawson Fairway Consulting Group

Chair John Murphy Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Mary Jorgenson Community Volunteer

Peggy J. Dunn Mayor of Leawood, KS

Alison Kidd Ascend Integrated Media Chair – Young Friends of Starlight

Greg M. Graves Burns & McDonnell (retired)

Mark Larrabee Arvest Bank—Greater KC

Robert A. Kipp Hallmark Cards, Inc. (retired)

Trina R. Le Riche Ogletree Deakins

Michael Morrissey Ernst & Young, L.L.P (retired)

Amy McAnarney Hallmark Cards, Inc.

W. Russell Welsh Polsinelli

Jane McAtee Southwest Airlines


Roshann Parris Parris Communications

Richard Baker President & CEO

Greg Reid BoomDeYada

Cindy Jeffries V.P. of Marketing & Sales

Daniel Schulte B12 Capital Partners

Brenda Mortensen V.P. of Finance

Charlie Shields Truman Medical Centers

Justin White V.P. of Operations

Randy Sims Cerner

Donna Thomason EPIC Innovative Events President & Creative Director

Immediate Past Chair Carolyn Watley CBIZ Secretary Ora Reynolds Hunt Midwest Treasurer Mark Fortino Bank of Blue Valley Vice Chair, Development Denise Bade Lockton Companies Vice Chair, Education Robert K. Wolf KPMG, LLP Vice Chair, Facilities Tom Waggoner HOK Vice Chair, Marketing Angelo Trozzolo Trozzolo Communications Group Vice Chair, Strategic Planning Kimberley Newton Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Christina Sternberg Sprint

EPIC Chair/ Ex-Officio Past Chair Steve Doyal Hallmark Cards, Inc. (retired)

Mike Talboy Burns & McDonnell


Jean Deramus Wagner Community Volunteer

Robert Barnes Bryan Cave Lynne Brandmeyer Beaver Brandmeyer Charitable Giving Bill Chapin Kansas City Chiefs Anita B. Gorman Lifetime Member Community Volunteer Michael Hagedorn UMB Bank

Kevin Uhlich Kansas City Royals

Nancy Whitworth McCownGordon Construction

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS PAST CHAIRS Charles W. Battey Sprint (retired) Robert Bernstein Bernstein-Rein (retired) Dianne Cleaver Community Volunteer

Shirley Bush Helzberg Helzberg Foundation

INCOMING 2018 BOARD MEMBERS Ken Bacon Shawnee Mission Health Becky Blades Startistry Publishing Lesley Elwell JE Dunn Ed Enyeart Cerner Jenny Housley Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Starlight Theatre Association is dedicated to producing, presenting and promoting excellence in musical theatre and the performing arts for diverse audiences of all ages, with continued programming for families and children. Starlight strives to enrich our region for all residents and visitors by building appreciation for the performing arts, making live theatre and music affordable and accessible, providing superior theatre arts education and community outreach programs, and delivering exceptional customer service. Starlight will remain a beloved Kansas City cultural tradition by devoting resources to preserving and enhancing our home venue in Swope Park and creating new memories for generations to come.

VISION Starlight Theatre is the premier entertainment treasure of the heartland, where performing arts share center stage with education.

Meredith Keeler The Taubman Company/ Country Club Plaza Terry O’Toole Transdev/Kansas City Transportation Group


A Not e f rom Our Pre si d e nt and C EO

Starlight Strives for Best Guest experience Special thanks to…. The Public Improvements Advisory Committee and the City of Kansas City, Missouri for providing continued funding and support of our city-owned theatre The Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners for preserving and enhancing the Starlight Theatre complex within Swope Park ArtsKC-Regional Arts Council for continued funding through the Ovation Grant Award program


After the completion of my fourth season at Starlight theatre, i can’t help but be proud of all that we have accomplished in the past few years. And 2017 was truly one of the best years yet! With more event nights than ever before – Starlight indoors shows, summer Broadway musicals and a concert season full of top performers – 2017 was exciting, busy and packed with progress. 2017 brought the “big screen experience” to all of our patrons. in a venue with almost 8,000 seats and one of the largest seating areas in the United States, our new screens allowed Starlight patrons to experience the live magic of Broadway like never before. But it doesn’t stop there! For the 2018 season, we will follow up on our promise to install a new state-of-the-art fan system to make your summer nights at Starlight even cooler. i am tremendously grateful for the hundreds of loyal Starlight fans who showed their support by contributing thousands of dollars to help make this dream become a reality. As Starlight’s President & CeO, i’m always trying to move our theatre forward to ensure the absolute best guest experience possible. that’s where you come in – we look to you, our committed donors and patrons, to give us your feedback. i sincerely invite you to come up and say hello to me before a show or tell me about your Starlight experiences in survey comments. it’s all of you who help us succeed, and i’m here to listen. We all want Starlight to continue as the best entertainment destination in the Midwest! i thank you for your support of our theatre and for fueling Starlight’s forward momentum.

Richard Baker President & CEO

Kansas City Starlight Theatre • 2017 Annual Report

2017 Broa dway Se ason

Broadway: Bigger and Better Than Ever!

2 0 1 7 B roa d way S e r i e s

Theatre enthusiasts experienced the thrill of quality Broadway entertainment all summer long as nine hit Broadway musicals took the stage at Starlight Theatre from June to October. The 2017 Broadway season had something for everyone, including proven crowd-pleasers Grease, The Little Mermaid and Mamma Mia! and straight-from-Broadway musicals Something Rotten! and An American in Paris. Starlight was also pleased to present the Kansas City premiere of The Bodyguard, based on the 1992 Whitney Houston film. As in many aspects of modern life, customization was built into Starlight’s 2017 Broadway season. To accommodate everyone from the busy couple who can fit only five Starlight nights onto their calendar to the Broadway aficionado who wants to see a musical as often as humanly possible, Starlight’s build-your-own approach to 2017 season packages was a big hit with season subscribers!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Jersey Boys

An American in Paris

Something Rotten!

The Bodyguard

Motown The Musical

Our Generous Broadway Sponsors Missouri Lottery Pepsi Shawnee Mission Health


U.S. Bank

W e e k e n d S p e c i als 2017 Broadway by the Numbers Productions—9 # of performances—50 Broadway attendance—170,227 Lowest ticket price—$14 MAMMA MIA!

Kinky Boots


2017 Conce rt S er i es

2 0 1 7 Cap i tol F e d e ral C onc e rt S e r i e s (in order of appearance) A Perfect Circle Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield The 1975 with Pale Waves and Colouring Soundgarden with Dillinger Escape Plan MUSE with Thirty Seconds to Mars and PRVIS John Legend with Gallant Willie Nelson & Family with Dwight Yoakam and Robert Earl Keen Chicago and The Doobie Brothers Train with Natasha Bedingfield

Nickelback rocks the Starlight stage.

Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton Jim Gaffigan

Concert Lineup Appeals to Diverse Fan Base

Steve Martin and Martin Short

The 2017 Capitol Federal Concert Series featured an array of top artists and attracted more than 100,000 devoted music fans from across the nation. Twenty concerts rocked the Starlight Theatre stage from April to October.

Journey with Asia (Canceled due to severe weather) Nickelback with Daughtry and Shaman’s Harvest alt-J with SOHN Young the Giant with Cold War Kids and Joywave

A diverse lineup of acts represented a variety of musical genres and styles, ensuring there was truly something for every demographic during the summer. The blockbuster 2017 lineup included everything from today’s top hit-makers John Legend, Muse and Train to entertainment icons Willie Nelson, Pat Benatar and more. The series even offered some laughs courtesy of the touring comedy duo of Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Foreigner and Cheap Trick with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Idina Menzel Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows The xx Alison Krauss and David Gray

2017 Concerts by the Numbers Concerts and special performances—20 Concert attendance—109,459


Kansas City Starlight Theatre • 2017 Annual Report

Natasha Bedingfield entertains the crowd before Train takes the stage.

2016/2017 Ind oor S e ri es

Cast members rehearse First Date.

Indoor Series Returns for Second Season

2016/2017 Capitol Federal Indoor Series

Starlight Indoors was bigger and better than ever when it returned for its second full season in October 2016.

The Secret Comedy of Women: Girls Only

Five indoor shows were presented inside the heated performance space of Starlight Theatre’s Cohen Community Stage House. With 84 total performances, the 2016-2017 series entertained audiences from October through March.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, Live!

2016-2017 series also marked the first time Starlight self-produced a show as a part of the indoor series. Caroline Gibel, Director of Indoor Programming at Starlight, made her Kansas City directorial debut with the show First Date. She shares her thoughts below.

Sister’s Christmas Catechism First Date Disenchanted!

Meet Caroline Gibel Describe your experience as the director of First Date. It had been awhile since I had directed a show, and I had never directed a production in Kansas City, so it was fun having Starlight colleagues and friends rooting me on. The First Date script is super funny so there were a lot of belly laughs in the rehearsal studio. What is it like to self-produce a show at Starlight? Producing a show is ten times more work than bringing in a tour, but it is also ten times more fulfilling for many reasons that are not all artistic. It is rewarding to employ local artists and know the show is “homegrown” and supports our Kansas City artistic community.  How does it feel providing shows for audiences year-round? It can be a challenge to get a person to understand how the indoor series happens INSIDE the stage house, but once they attend a show, they have a great time and come back. I try to bring in shows that are fun, quirky and perfect for a good night out with your spouse and/or friends. It is a different experience than being outside in the summer, but it still appeals to a wide range of Starlight fans new and old.

2016/2017 Starlight Indoors by the Numbers Productions—5 # of performances—84


31st Annual Be n e fit Gala

Students in Starlight education programs entertain the Gala crowd.

There’s No Business Like Show Business Nearly 500 guests joined Gala co-chairs Ora Reynolds and Carolyn Watley at Starlight Theatre on September 23.

Howard and Ro Jacobson (center) receive the 2017 Star Award from John Murphy (left) and Rich Baker (right).

The theme of the 31st Annual Benefit Gala, “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” was especially appropriate because the funds raised at the event – nearly $645,000 – will greatly benefit Starlight’s “business” of entertaining Kansas City audiences and educating aspiring young performers. Reynolds and Watley kicked off the magical Starlight night by welcoming guests to a cocktail reception in the Helzberg Garden of the Stars.

The night began with a multi-course dinner. A five-song medley performed by the Starlight STARS youth performance troupe followed and included a heartfelt performance of “Kind and Generous” in honor of 2017 Starlight Star Award recipients Howard and Ro Jacobson, who are longtime Russ Welsh being awarded the 2017 Star of touring Broadway Award. patrons and supporters of Starlight. Gala guests were also the very first to learn the eight shows confirmed for Starlight’s 2018 Broadway season. A surprise performance by members of the Broadway cast of On Your Feet!, the first musical of 2018, brought the season announcement to life. The night ended with an after-party in Starlight’s Applause Club and included cocktails and dancing.

Gala co-chairs Ora Reynolds and Carolyn Watley pose with their Starlight surprise bags.


Kansas City Starlight Theatre • 2017 Annual Report

Many thanks to the donors who made it another successful evening in support of Starlight!

2 0 1 7 A nnual B e n e f i t G ala Donors INVESTOR ($25,000+)

Enterprise Bank & Trust

The Deramus Foundation

David & Laura Hall

Kauffman Foundation, Muriel McBrien Legends Hospitality

PATRON ($15,000+) Hunt Midwest/ Kansas City Chiefs

Jill & Don Hall, Jr.

greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

HOK, Inc.

Truss LLC

Lathrop gage

Kansas City Royals

Walz Tetrick Advertising

Mariner Wealth Advisors


PLAYWRIGHT ($1,500+)


American Fire Sprinkler Corporation

McPherson Contractors

Rick & Cathy Baier Family Foundation

Meierotto Jewelers

Pat & Beth McCown


McCownGordon Construction

Americo Life, Inc. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City CBIZ/Carolyn Watley

Mary & Mark Jorgenson

Truman Medical Center

Howard & Ro Jacobson

PRODUCER ($10,000+)

Trozzolo Communications Group

Tom & Jean McDonnell Ogletree Deakins Paragon Capital Management Kansas City, Mo. Board of Parks & Recreation Commissioners

Rich & Peggy Baker

Mark One electric Co., inc. McQuaid Brothers Company the Miller group


Musselman & hall Contractors LLC

Bank of Blue Valley

nBKC Bank

Tom & Linda Beal

new theatre Restaurant

Beaver Creative

Olsson Associates

Saint Luke’s Health System

Robert & Dr. Phyliss Bernstein

Roshann Parris & Jeff Dobbs

Seigfreid Bingham


Pepsi Beverages Company

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Black & Veatch

greg & Rebecca Reid

VanTrust Real Estate, LLC

Richard & Emily Boeshaar


The Illig Family Foundation

DIRECTOR ($3,750+)

Jeff & Deanna Burns

Lisa & Charlie Schellhorn

Live Nation

A.L. Huber, General Contractor

Arnie & Carol Caviar

Audrie Seeley & Company


Allied Construction Services


Randy D. Sims Family

Daniel & Mary Schulte Charitable Fund

ARJ Infusion Services

Colliers International

Mrs. Jack W. Steadman

Arvest Bank

John & Marny Sherman

Bank Midwest

CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Christina Sternberg & Michael Lawhead

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Condon Family Foundation

Strickland Construction


Kate & Dave Banks/Samson Capital Management

Cosentino’s Price Chopper

Superior Bowen

UMB Financial Corporation

June Beaver

Dobies Healthcare Group

tom & Peggy Waggoner

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.

Block Real Estate Services and the Kenneth & Lisa Block Philanthropic Fund

Peggy & Terry Dunn

Waterford Property Company White goss

Citizens Bank & Trust

Jeanette Prenger – ECCO Select

Country Club Bank

EPR Properties

Steve & Cathy Doyal

Flex Build, LLC/ Paul Wagner & Bill Carter

All Seasons tent & event Rental

Central States Beverage Company Cerner Donald J. Hall Halls Kansas City

Don & Jean Wagner Charitable Foundation

STAR ($5,500+) Bryan Cave LLP Burns & McDonnell Cognios Capital

Dick & Sandy Jones/ Fidelity Security Life Insurance


Alpine Litho-graphics


Kansas City Costume K.C. Medical, inc.

Jeannette & Jerome Cohen Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater KC



JE Dunn Construction Company

George K. Baum Foundation

Major Brands

Legacy Development

Michael & Marlys Haverty

Premier Parking Services

Commerce Bank

John & Bridget Murphy

Rob & Kara Hendon

L.L.C. Reactor

Cruise Holidays


Joan Horan

Southwest Airlines

Deloitte LLP

Redford Construction, Inc.

InQuest Marketing

Starlight Ambassadors

Elsberry Family Foundation

ReeceNichols Real Estate

John & Jennifer Isenberg

Vista Productions


The Fan C lub

Starlight Is About To Get Cooler At Starlight Theatre, we’re dedicated to the latest technology and the comfort of our guests. Starlight graciously thanks the following foundations for their support of the 2017 Fan Club campaign: Hall Family Foundation R.C. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee William T. Kemper Foundation


Thanks to the support of our generous Fan Club members, Starlight is excited to begin utilizing a new state-of-the-art fan system during the 2018 summer season. Site and construction work began in mid-October, following the completion of Starlight’s 2017 Broadway and concert season. The four new fans have been strategically placed to ensure the greatest number of Starlight Broadway and concert patrons will benefit from their cooling effects. Starlight sought guidance for the project from The Muny in St. Louis, which did extensive research before installing a similar fan system in 2013. That theatre reports highly favorable response from its guests in the summer seasons since. The $628,000 fan design and construction project was funded thanks to contributions made by individuals who joined Starlight’s Fan Club during the 2017 season and grants from three local philanthropic foundations. The remainder was funded from Starlight’s operating budget.

Kansas City Starlight Theatre • 2017 Annual Report

2 0 1 7 Fan C lub Donors We wholeheartedly thank our Fan Club members for their generosity and for helping to make Starlight even cooler! Biggest Fan ($250+)

Catie Tomlin

Michelle Stork

Kimberly Kaplan

Danny Carmichael & Theresa Ryan

Teddi Wolff

Mary & Frank Tokic

Benton Keatley

Ky & Brian Zeiger

Cheryl Wunder

Marilyn Kulmus

Joe Comer

Mega Fan ($50+)

Ultra Fan ($25+)

Peggy & Terry Dunn

Dr. Grace Baysa-Ng

Regina Akers

Pat Lodge

Dr. James Elliott

Sondra & Edward Bowers

Catherine Albers

Patty & John Mahan

Marc Enyart

Deborah Carle

Gregg Baslee

Sharon Marble

Dr. Michael Fuemmeler

Judy Christiansen

Penny & Dave Baswell

Hugh Mcquitty

Dr. Diane Galbrecht

Debra & Howard Cohen

Holly Beyer

Teresa Miller

Bruce & Priscilla Long

Kaitlin Duckworth

Jackie & Wallace Biellier

Joyce Mills

Allison & Mike McLain

Amy & Shannon Eckhoff

Henry Blouin, Jr.

Jerri Morris

Brenda & Kelly Mortensen

Theresa Enderle

Steven Borcherding

Janet Naylor

Donna Mulidore

Eric Fetterolf

Carrie Buchta

Rebecca Nordyke

Lisa & Brian Osgood

Owen Gilchrist

Sharon Cohen

Jennifer Onstott

Mary & Daniel Schulte

Michael Haga

Kimberly Cook

Sandy Palmer

Cynthia Hayde

Cynthia Cox

Marlene & Tony Ralston

Sara Hoad

Jamie Curry

Dennis Redd

Therese Horvat

Patty Daugherty

Super Fan ($100+)

Connie & John Hoye

Kathy Davis-Lewis

Marty Adrian

Julie Hughes

Kirk Dunn

Mary & Arden Carr

Jo Beth Jones

Kim & Dennis Gage

Susan Lamkin Cowan

Carol Katzer

Stephen Gillian

Pat & Don Dagenais

Sharon Klepper

Rebecca Gorden

Jennifer Ellis

Marilyn Kuntz

Anthony Gutierrez

Allen & April Halling

Don Mason

Mary Haines

Gary Jones

Megan Montano

Bret Hanson

Kathryn Jorgensen

Ann Muehlebach

Tom Hardwick

Myrna & Ron Landherr

Audra Olson

Della Harris

Steve Lane

Janice Pahlas

Kathy & Kylie Hemme

Vickie Vogel

Katherine & Andrew Lang

Carol Petrus

Bonnie Henning, III

Linda Way

Jeff McCalmon

Peggy & Mike Phillips

Carolyn Heuschele

Andrea Weddle

Elizabeth Miller

Sharon Raasch

Connie Hill

Melissa Weston

Jan & Lee Morevitska

Mary Silverstein

Shelly Horner

Stephanie Wilkerson

Michael Smith

Deborah Spalding

Cindy Jeffries

Kimber Wright

Carol & Tom Todd

Jeff Stockwell

Carolyn Jennings

Rhonda Yoder

Shannon Cassidy

Stuart Woody Susan Yager

Joan Langmack

Sequita Richardson Janice Roberts Jill Rogge Nedra & Kent Salisbury Scott & Sharon Tracy Simons Sharon Stallings Jeffrey Stephens Loxie Stock George Turpin


Starlight STARs and Starlight STARS of Tomorrow

Education Program Statistics Children and adults reached—7,243

2017 Starlight Stars of Tomorrow perform on the Spotlight Stage.

Value of scholarships awarded— $14,087

Program Expands into Two Performance Troupes

Program-related staff members employed—90

2017 marked a year of noticeable growth for the Starlight STARS of Tomorrow.

# of students—295

After more than a decade of building the auditioned performance troupe with much of the time featuring talented young artists from grades 7 through 12, Starlight Theatre education leaders recognized that students’ training needs and schedules differed greatly across that grade range.

Performance Troupes

The result was two programs:

Camps and Master Classes

Starlight STARS of Tomorrow performers—26 Starlight STARS performers—18 # of Performances—48 Blue Star Awards Participating schools—52 Musicals presented—59 Program participants—5,572 Award categories—22 Awards ceremony attendees— 2,280 Bob Rohlf Internship Program # of interns—14

Starlight STARS of Tomorrow is newly envisioned as a “feeder program” to the Starlight STARS and is intended for students in grades 6 through 8. Students create a medley of holiday music to perform at holiday events across the metro, receive intensive training in acting, singing and dance, and participate in a master class with a local musical theatre professional. Starlight STARS is now for students entering grades 9 through 12. Those selected come together to learn a song-dance The Starlight medley of numbers from Starlight’s summer Broadway STARS of season shows, which they perform at Starlight and Tomorrow and the Starlight STARS around the community. The STARS also receive are generously intensive training in acting, singing and dancing, and supported by the participate in master classes led by local and national Jeannette and musical theatre professionals. Jerome Cohen The expansion of the programs has allowed for an increase in the number of students who can participate, as well as an increase in the number of available performance opportunities in the Kansas City community.

Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater KC.

2 0 1 7 S h i n i ng S tars o f E d ucat i on Donors Starlight’s Shining Stars of Education donors support the dreams of the next generation of performers. $15,000+



Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

David & Darlia Morris

Jan & Lee Morevitska

Jeannette & Jerome Cohen Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater KC

Oppenstein Brothers Foundation

PNC Foundation

Greg & Rebecca Reid

Amy & Robert Wolf


Union Pacific Foundation

In Memory of Richard J. Van Winkle, Jr.


Kansas City Starlight Theatre • 2017 Annual Report

This list reflects donations made to Starlight Theatre’s educational programs between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.

Vince nt L egacy S c h olarsh i ps

Former scholars welcome the three 2017 Vincent Legacy Scholarship recipients (far right).

Bringing a Vision to Life! Over the past 12 years, Starlight Theatre has proudly awarded 32 need-based scholarships to deserving, diverse local middle school students. None of this would have been possible without the generosity and vision of founders and current supporters Greg and Rebecca Reid. Thanks to the Reids, anywhere from two to five students each year have been awarded a $2,500 scholarship to pursue professional training in the performing arts.

Vincent Legacy Scholarships New scholarships awarded—3 ($2,500 each) Scholars since 2006—32

But what compelled the Reids to start this program? We asked Greg and Rebecca to share their story.

An Interview with Greg and Rebecca Reid What inspired you to start the Vincent Legacy Scholarship program? Greg Reid: We moved to Kansas City from San Francisco in 1997. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to serve on the Starlight Board of Directors under the leadership of Bob Rohlf. About 12 years ago Bob and I met for coffee and I told him about my son Vincent, who passed away at the age of 12 months and 4 days. I shared with him a vision for a foundation that would help young people who have the talent, but not the resources, to have the opportunity to excel in the performance arts. I knew Bob would have good suggestions for me about how to get started, set up the foundation and find worthy recipients. I was quite unprepared for his final suggestion as we were about to conclude. Bob suggested that Starlight could help bring my vision to life!

Why do you continue to support the program? Greg and Rebecca Reid: With the help of the great team from Starlight over the years, we have been blessed to see so many young people have the opportunity to develop their skills. Skills not just in the performance arts but in a variety of educational endeavors. We’ve been fortunate to share in the lives of so many wonderful young people and the people who love and support them. Every year the Vincent Legacy Foundation has the opportunity to impact new families and help create new success stories that make us even more excited about continuing the program that awarded its first scholarships in 2006. What are your hopes for this program’s future? Greg and Rebecca Reid: To reach more young people throughout Kansas City and be a small part of helping change lives for the better. How exciting it would be to continue to add more young people to the current group of 32 and impact the community for years to come. Many of our earliest recipients have applied their talents in a variety of areas, many have now graduated from college and all of them help to inspire others to be extraordinary.


Young Fri e n ds o f Starl i g ht

Event guests enjoyed a Parisian-inspired evening.

A New Generation of Starlight Supporters Young Friends make fundraising FUN with a variety of social events throughout the year! Young Friends of Starlight (formerly Center Stage) is a fun way for young professionals of Kansas City to enjoy the shows they love while meeting other like-minded individuals. This new generation of Starlight Theatre advocates continues to grow as they look forward to the future of Starlight.

2017 After Hours at the Towers Starlight thanks the following sponsors of this event:

Along with signature events like trivia nights and behind-the-scenes dress rehearsals, Young Friends of Starlight also hosts its largest event of the year, After Hours at the Towers. The second annual fundraising event was an unforgettable evening for nearly 200 Kansas City young professionals and supporters of Starlight.

Entertainer ($2,500+)

The French-themed event on Friday, April 21, transported guests to the streets of Paris during an evening that was inspired by Starlight’s 2017 production of An American in Paris. The event featured crepes from Chez Elle, croissants from Bizz & Weezy Confections and more from local restaurants, as well as live music from fan-favorite Lost Wax. A mime, accordion player and live painter also set the tone for the soiree.


Thanks to the support of many generous sponsors, the event helped raise more than $20,000 for Starlight’s Bob Rohlf Internship program, which provides paid summer internships for college students.

KPMG / Rob Wolf

Performer ($1,000+) Bank of Blue Valley Garmin Lockton Mariner Wealth Advisors McCownGordon Construction Ogletree Deakins Trozzolo Communications Group VML Foundation

Artist ($500+) Episcopal Community Services GastingerWalker& Tammy & Ken Peterman Sara Stevenson – State Farm Insurance St. Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute Truman Medical Centers Lost Wax performed.


Restaurant partner Chez Elle served crepes to attendees.

Kansas City Starlight Theatre • 2017 Annual Report

Starl ig ht A m bassa dors

Co m mun i ty Ti cke ts Everyone Can Enjoy the Magic of Starlight

Volunteers enjoy the annual Ambassador Appreciation Dinner.

Applause for Our Volunteers Every summer, Starlight Theatre brings breathtaking Broadway and concert performances to Kansas City, but not without help! As a nonprofit organization, Starlight relies on the dedication of the Ambassador volunteers who donate their time and talent every night. We’d like to introduce you to one of those outstanding Ambassadors, Cindy Cox. in fall 2013, Cindy's daughter left for college. Realizing she needed something to now fill her time during the week after work and on the weekends, Cindy began searching for volunteer opportunities in the Kansas City area. She eventually found Starlight and signed up to work at the guest information booth, give backstage tours, usher during Broadway shows and scan tickets at concerts. Cindy recently won the prestigious Don Woodson Award, the top honor for a Starlight Ambassador. in addition, she was recognized with Shining Star Awards for concert and broadway usher teams for her commitment to Starlight.

love being outside, around people and “ Imusic. What better way to get involved than doing the things I love?

— Cindy Cox

Each summer season Starlight Theatre introduces new audience members to the magic of live Broadway musicals under the stars through its Community Tickets program.

The Downs Syndrome Guild

was among 123 community For each of the ticket recipients. past 67 years, Starlight has provided free community tickets to every performance of every Broadway show. Kansas City area nonprofit organizations that serve disadvantaged youth, low-income senior citizens and the medically dependent and disabled are the program’s primary beneficiaries.

In 2017, Starlight gave a total of 17,057 free community tickets to 123 local nonprofits. Participating groups find their Starlight experiences are both enjoyable and memorable. “Starlight community tickets provide opportunity, happiness and delight to our families,” said Elaine Perilla, volunteer and event coordinator at the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City. “Nearly 100 of our families were able to watch 14 awesome performances last summer thanks to your generous donation.”

COMMUNITY OUTREACH Community Tickets Tickets distributed—17,057

Ambassadors like Cindy assist with a variety of important tasks at Starlight and are essential members of our Ambassadors team. We wouldn’t be able to provide such an extraordinary Starlight Ambassadors—201 guest experience without Volunteer hours—8,848 their help!

Participating organizations—123 Est. value of tickets—$290,000 Just Imagine Children and adults reached—127


2017 Annual Fun d Donors Thanks to our Annual Fund donors, Starlight Theatre is the place where children first experience the magic of musical theatre, where grandparents treat their grandchildren to a night out, and where 67 years of special dates continue for patrons young and older. We appreciate our donors’ generosity and dedication to preserving this Kansas City tradition. With the help of our supporters, many more generations of Starlight patrons will be able to experience the magic of live theatre under the stars. Executive Producer ($10,000+) ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council Live Nation Stan Ross Producer ($5,000+) Nikki & Brett Emison Jeff Goodman HOK, Inc. Director ($2,500+) Jeffrey Anthony Carle Baker Peggy & Richard Baker Jon Ball June Beaver Burns & McDonnell Chuck Burton Tom Henke Carol Meierotto Candice & Mark Uhlig The Trudy Foundation Star ($1,000+) Anonymous Art Lithocraft Company Bank Midwest Robert Barnes Brad Barth Ellen & Lee Baty Scott Brewer Mindy Brown Central States Beverage Co. Cognios Capital, LLC Cosentino’s Price Chopper David Dahmer Marty Dahmer Jim Donahue Leslie & Randal Dobyns Marc Enyart Katie & Matt Fitzgerald Zac Folkerts Barbara Gadwood Doug Gamble Ellis Gorden Michael Haga Laura & David Hall Donald J. Hall Gary Hamm, Jr. Joyce Hayhow Rebecca Hierholzer Carol Horn Connie & John Hoye Cindy Jeffries Jett Medical Dave Johnson Mary & Mark Jorgenson Allison Kennedy


Nancy & Herb Kohn Larry Kucinick Donald Lockton Lockton James Loy Megan Rupp & Jeff Lynch William McDaniel Jonalee & Paul McLaughlin James Mena Ann Miller Bridget & John Murphy Pam & James Nolan Susan & Chastain Parks Pepsi Beverages Co. Lance Peterson Tammy Privitera Sylvia & Bob Pullman Rebecca & Jeffrey Roberts Scott R. Roe Mitzi & Lonny Ryburn Dr. Shawn Sabin & Mr. Paul Barnds Subbu Sarma Mary & Daniel Schulte Megan & Sheldon Sebastian Karen See Brenda & Charlie Shields Melvin Smith Alan South Donna Thomason Rosemary & Mark Thompson Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund Debi & Greg Trempy Deborah & Terry Tsue Kathy & Bob Waller Carolyn Watley Debbie & Russell Welsh Chase Wilson Teddi Wolff Sheri & Walt Womack Cheryl Wood Bonnie & JW Youngblood Zarate Law Firm Playwright ($500+) Kent Andel Joanie & Bart Bergman Natalie & Milton Brod Lindsay & Ryan Buhs Mary & Arden Carr Cars Plus Credit Howard E. and Debra L. Cohen Family Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of KC

Peggy & Terry Dunn Amy & Shannon Eckhoff Mr. & Mrs. Buddy Foutts, Jr. Jill Gernon Gregg & Cheryl Givens Brandon Goodrick April Halling Richard Heise Janet Long Michael Lorenz Barbara Hall Marshall Allison & Mike McLain Matt Miller Brenda & Kelly Mortensen Charles Newell Brian & Lisa Osgood Bob Page Lori Parriott Jeanette Prenger Ora Reynolds Nick Riojas Scott R. Roe Lindsey Rood-Clifford & Chris Clifford Barb & Mark Schulte Grayson Smith David Smoot Shelly & Chris Whigham Justin White Actor ($100+) David Adams Douglas Albertson Rhonda Allen Mike Allison Dr. Matthew Almaguer Kathy & Steve Anderson Nancy Archer S M Atchity Michael Bachmann Denise & Bill Bade Susan Baden Dr. Thomas Bagby Bernard Bahner Maureen Ballard Nicole Bandera Susan Bankston Becky Barber Sandy Batesel Debbie Batliner Christopher Beck Duane Becker Ruth Beedle Tara Bell Jeffrey Bennett Richard Berckefeldt Best Harvest Bakery

Kansas City Starlight Theatre • 2017 Annual Report

Kourtney Bettinger Michele Bigler Todd Bird Mary Birkbeck Robert Bitter David Block Emily & Richard Boeshaar Dr. Heather Bollinger Peggy & Michael Borkon Dr. Jeremy Bowen Darin Bower Margaret Bowman Mark Box Kevin Brandes Kim Braun Harriet Brazil Broadway Visiting Companies Melody Broadus & Jasmine Kinchelow Opal Broadus David Brown Tammy & Daniel Bruegger Anthony Bruno Georgia Buchanan Darlene Buckley Eugene Buettner Mike Bundschuh Mr. & Mrs. George Burgard Carroll Burger Charla Bushkofsky Molly Cahill Charles Caisley Chris Calvert Karen Cameron Kay Carder Diana Carollo Jerry Carpenter Ann Casey Bill Castrop Leslie Cerniglia Stanley Chandler Dr. Ram Chandra Meghan Charochak Timothy Chesser Tara Chettiar Kris Cheyne Dr. Kenneth Cho Teresa Christie Aaron Clark Cindy Clark Fred Clark Sarah Clark Marcelo Claure Mark Coberly Kevin Coffman Dr. Frances Collier

Paul Coniglio Dorothy & Peter Cook Caylee Cooper Bradley Cordes Kimberly Cowan Ronald Cox Thomas Creal Christopher Crum Jo Cucchiara Anne Cull Rocky Cummins Emma Curry Don & Pat Dagenais Chris Davlantes Thomas Day Jill & Marshall Dean Maria Dennis Brenda DePalma Nicky Deramus Bunch Steve Derousse Susan DeVaughn Heather Dillon Nicole Dinsman Dennis & Sandy Donnelly Karen Dummermuth Dana Dunaway Christopher Duncan Mark Ebbitts Melissa & Chris Ebert Laura Edwards Gabrielle Elliott Anne & Howard Elsberry Allen Erskine Mary Erwin Kyle Estes Beverly Evans Donna Faucheux Sylvia & Roger Fenn Rhonda Ferguson Ashley Fisher-Noe Dr. Karen Florio Sherry & Gary Forsee David Fox Mike Frazier Susan Freeland Sarah Frey Sandi Fried Diane Gans Cynthia Gassen Katie Gates Roger Geary James Gentry Kandice M. Gerdes Caroline & Danny Gibel Zachery Gillihan Craig Gilstorf Lee Ginsberg

Don Golden Jeff Golden Danielle Gonzales Sarah Goodin Anita Gorman Tom Grafton Barbara Graham Susan Griffin Marsha Griggs Milton Grin Lindsay Grise Louise Gruenebaum Amy Guerich Lauren Guzman Amy Haas Donald K. Hagan Genie Haggard Marc Harrell Lisa Haney Dr. Albert Harris III Todd Harrison Hope Hart Brent Hathhorn Kellie Heckerson Hans Heldt-Hansen Helzberg Foundation Reesa Helzberg Lori Henderson Tommy Henry Ann Hernandez Patricia Herzog Krystal Hickel William Hicks Howard Hildenbrand Cheryl Hill Richard Hill Cindy Hink Nutnisa Hoffman Devona Holivay Amy Hooker Mari Hopson Karen Hornig David Howard Debbie Howard Owain Howell David Hutchinson Shawn Hutchinson Joyce Hwang Tom Jackson Eric Jager Natalie Jayaram Mandi Jean Horace Jenkins Jennifer & Berry Jennings Ann & Bradford Johnson Janet Johnson

F inancials Sheree Johnson Lauren & Bryce Jones Jo Beth Jones Keith Jorgensen Michele Kabelis Sherri Kahn Scott Kalinoski Kansas City Chiefs Peggy & Bud Kasper Brian & Susan Kaufman Stephanie & Dr. Kurt Kavanaugh Joanna & Tim Keeble Anne Keil Joshua Keller Lanette Keller Mendi Kellner Robert Kelly Kenmark Inc. Bill Kenyon Vickie Kilgore Carol King John Klag Sara Kluba Annette Knief Nancy Koons Joe Kotulic Kim Kristancic Marilyn Kulmus Cynthia Kupka Dale Laird Kylee Lambert Susan Lamkin Cowan Katherine & Andrew Lang Brian Larios Linda Larison Rocky Levell Julie Levine James Lindhorst Lisa Littlejohn John Locke Priscilla & Bruce Long Allida Lovell Margaret Lowe Bob Ludlow Robbie Lynn Richard MacArthur Patty Mach Rocky Macy Deborah Mallett Sandy & Gary Manderfeld Linda Manson Shirley Marely Rebecca Markley Leslie Marshall Jeffrey Mcanarney Ken & Elizabeth McClain Timothy McGrath Laurie Meier Callie Merritt-Jones Mark Messerly

Cheryl & Gus Meyer Pamela Meyer Sharon Meyer Kristen & Jeff Miller Lauren Miller Marilyn Miller Wanda Milligan, MD Sandy Morris Rick Morrison Cody Mortensen Donna Mulidore Roberta Murphy Louie Murillo David Nachman Cynthia Narr Nazdar Sandy Nelson Joanie New David Newcomer Jeffrey Newcomer Raymond Newcomer Nancy Newhouse Don Nielson Daniel Niles Heather Nordsieck Phillip Norris Jane Norton Mojtaba Olyaee Ann Ortega Karen O’Shea Nancy Owen Ryan Pankoke Pratik Patel Bruce Pendleton Personal Marketing Co. Timothy Peters Joe Petrich Sharon Pflughaupt Andrew Pittman Kevin Phipps Karen & John Pointer Donald Pound Shannon Prawoto Sabrina Prewett Jerry Proctor Eric Purinton Clay Quarles Dakota Ragland Kathleen Rainen Roger Ratzlaff, Jr. RBC Wealth Management Michael Redmon Carole Reed Rebecca & Greg Reid Amy Reinert-Price & Liam Price Jennifer Renfrow Robert Reynolds Shawn Riedel Dona Riley Anita Robb Joyce Rodier

Nicole & Matt Rodriguez Rafael Rodriguez Dr. Lewis Roht Beth Romero Lisa Roos Alan Rosine Lynda & Mike Roy Karen Ruder Chris Rutter Judith Sabbert Phyllis Salanski Tracy Sampat Arnold Sauther Jo Scaglia Steve Schenck Sara Schulz Tyler Schyvinck Roberta Scroggie Patsy Seele Joann Seigel Sydney Sexton Jeremy Shaffer Lisa & Charles Schellhorn Michael Shedd Patricia & Terry Shelton Kevin Shepherd Mark Simpson Dee Sligar Garland Smith Gregory Smith Melissa Smith Taylor Smith Wendy Smith Karen & Jason Sowers Galen Soule Suzette Southwick Karlie Speicher & Charles Clay John Spencer Eileen Spony Joshua Stamm Amanda Stein Mollie Stephens Alexandra Stevens Rita & Michael Strickland Mark Stuecheli Matthew Stuppy Jim Subers Katherine Sullivan Amy Summers Camille Sumrall Leslie Swyden Taylor Talbott Daryl Thomas Amanda Thompson Carl & Susan Thorne-Thomsen Pamela Thurman Lisa Thursby Andy Tidrow Saundra Tippins

R. Gordon Tompkins Chris Towery Ronie Trowbridge Kevin Underwood Johnny Vance Chris Van Keirsbilck Rebecca Van Zante Barbara Voshall Charles Ward Christopher Waters Jeff Watson Kodi & Adam Watson Bill Waugh Benjamin Weber Linda Weber Joy & Richard Weekly Jennifer & Brian Weiford Michael Weiss David Wenkel Dixie Wescott Veda Whisnant Kristi Whiteside Nathan Whittington Patrick Williams Marta & Stephen Williamson Alease Williams Danette Wilson Jim Wilson Garrett Withers Stuart Woody Connie Wright Mandi & Kevin Wright Sally Wright Cheryl Wunder Larry Wyse Deb Young Lauren Young Levi Young Carolyn Zeligman Jennifer Zoellner In Memory of Oscar Bottin Judy K. Burgess In Memory of Kandi Oberlander Janice Ballantyne Shirley Desselle Carl Eschbacher Stan Fellwock Larry Friling Lori Gilmore Ginny Hill Lorene Horn Kathy Hughes Robert Kort Gail Moran Patricia Robinson Linda Sinnett Katherine Ungerer Jean White Robert Widener

This donor list reflects accumulative gifts of $100 or more to Starlight’s 2017 Annual Fund (10-1-2016 through 9-30-2017). Please contact Andrew Lang in the Development Office at 816-997-1129 or at with any questions or corrections. We apologize for any errors or omissions.

2017 Operating Revenue $20,137,684 Parking & Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . 18% Production Revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2% Interest & Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2% Sponsorships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2% Gala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3% Annual Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2% Educational Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0% PIAC & Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1% Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70%

2017 Operating Expenses $21,367,635 Box Office and Marketing . . . . . . . . . . 12% Facility Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5% Front of House & Concessions . . . . . 13% Depreciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7% Admin & IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5% Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2% Fundraising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1% Gala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0% PIAC Maintenance Support . . . . . . . . . 1% Show Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54%

100% of full-time Starlight employees donate to our Annual Fund, totaling more than $15,000 in 2017.


A Starl i g ht Story

Sharing the Love of Starlight Today and for the Future An evening under the stars with family and loved ones is a treasured experience shared by thousands of Kansas Citians every year. For Starlight subscribers and donors Bruce and Priscilla Long and their daughter, Mandy, Starlight has always been a special opportunity to spend quality time together while witnessing extraordinary entertainment outdoors. When Bruce and Priscilla moved from New York many years ago, they were anxious to discover Kansas City’s theatre scene. Around 2008, after seeing several shows at Starlight, the Longs became Sunday night season ticket holders. From memorable nights seeing Cathy Rigby soar above the audience during Peter Pan to watching family members erupt into laughter during The Drowsy Chaperone, the Longs have made lasting memories at Starlight.

A jewel will get “tarnished if it’s not polished. Supporting Starlight helps keep that jewel polished, and we want to keep it polished for future generations.

— Bruce Long

The Longs shared some thoughts on their years at Starlight in a recent lively conversation. Priscilla: It is nice to be able to spend this time together with our family. Starlight is very much a community. We have gotten to know people in the seats around ours. We may not see them outside of Starlight, but we love seeing them here.

Starlight, but Singin’ in the Rain was one of my mother’s favorites, so all of these feelings came rushing back. There I was watching it with my daughter. Even if one generation isn’t here anymore, it’s like another one is there in spirit and it just pulls at your heartstrings.

Bruce: Seeing a show live is just an experience you can’t get anywhere else. Live theatre gives you the unexpected. There was one show where a train came by, and an actor pulled that into his script.

The Longs’ support of Starlight doesn’t stop with enjoying Broadway shows. They have also been Annual Fund donors for many years, as well as major supporters of Starlight’s recent Fan Club campaign.

Priscilla (adding): And you knew that he did it, and all of us in the audience were chuckling. It really made us laugh! We just thought it was so clever for him to do that.

Bruce: Truly Starlight is a gem and a crown jewel in Kansas City. Having a theatre of this caliber in the Midwest is fantastic.

Mandy: My favorite Starlight memory was seeing The Drowsy Chaperone. It was hilarious! I enjoyed seeing my sister laugh out loud, just living in the moment. Priscilla: That was a great moment! I’ll never forget seeing Singin’ in the Rain at Starlight. I loved the tap dance number where they are all in yellow raincoats. Unfortunately, my parents were never able to come to 16

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Priscilla: Supporting Starlight indirectly supports Kansas City. It supports our youth with arts education programs. I love seeing something like The Sound of Music that has the local talent. What an incredible thing! And also the pre-show performances with the kids. They are so proud to be performing! They are the future of the theatre, and I’m proud to be able to support such an important Kansas City institution.

Legacy Soc ie ty

Starlight Launches Planned Giving Society Starlight launched its Legacy Society in April 2017. Now you can create a legacy to preserve and protect Starlight for the future and to ensure Starlight remains a beloved Kansas City tradition for generations to come! Making a planned gift to Starlight helps devote resources to preserving and enhancing this Swope Park treasure and ensures that lasting memories will continue to be made by thousands of families every year.

How Do I Become a Starlight Theatre Legacy Society Member? Your planned gift will set the stage for a continued bright future for Starlight. 1. Make a gift today and personally experience its impact on Starlight Appreciated Securities and Real Estate. Gifts may provide tax savings by passing capital gains to the nonprofit. Tax-Free Charitable IRA Gifts. Individuals 70½ years or older may make up to a $100,000 tax-free distribution from a retirement account that will count toward their minimum distribution requirement. Charitable Lead Trust. Assets are placed in a trust for a specified period of time, and earnings go to Starlight. Donors’ beneficiaries receive the principal when the trust terminates. Charitable Remainder Trust. Assets are placed in a trust and earn income that is paid to the donor and/or beneficiaries. The principal goes to Starlight upon the donor’s death. 2. Leave your legacy for the future of Starlight Designation in a Will or Trust. Include Starlight as a beneficiary, designating a dollar amount or a percentage of the estate. Life Insurance Policy. Name Starlight as a beneficiary. Retirement Plan. Name Starlight as a beneficiary.

Share your news with Starlight! If you have designated Starlight as part of your estate planning, please let us know so we can thank you. Starlight respects your decision and will not publish or recognize you publicly if you choose to remain anonymous.

For more about becoming a Legacy Society member, please contact our Development Department at 816.997.1127. For sample language to remember Starlight in your will, please consult with your legal or financial advisor or visit Making a planned gift is an important decision. We recommend you consult with your own legal or financial advisor when planning your gift. Starlight is unable to provide financial or legal advice.


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2018 Shawnee Mission Health Broadway Series

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2 0 1 8 C a p i t o l F e d e r a l C o n c e r t S e r i e s (as of Februar y 21, 2018) Please visit for new concert announcements

Modest Mouse – May 11

STYX/Joan Jett – July 10

Niall Horan – August 22

Trevor Noah – May 12

Foreigner/Whitesnake – July 17

Jason Mraz – August 31

truTV Impractical Jokers – May 19

KidzBop – July 20

Jethro Tull – September 1

The Head & The Heart – May 29

Charlie Puth – August 9

O.A.R. – September 8

Barenaked Ladies/BTE – June 2 Steely Dan/The Doobie Brothers – June 18 Chicago/REO Speedwagon – June 27 Starlight Theatre is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, operated in agreement with the Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners.

Save Th e Dat e! 32nd Annual Starlight Theatre Benefit Gala Saturday, September 22, 2018

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2017 Annual Report  

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

2017 Annual Report  

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