Starlight Theatre

4600 Starlight Rd., Kansas City, Missouri

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4600 Starlight Rd., Kansas City, Missouri
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  • New and Improved KC

    2024 promises to be a year of firsts and the reimagining and celebrating of our city’s icons.

    Dec 29, 2023

  • Go Explore Midtown

    Kansas City's Midtown and Country Club Plaza Districts offer many family-friendly attractions and sites to enjoy including the city's beloved Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kansas City Zoo, and more.

    Apr 19, 2021

  • Give Back to KC Attractions

    Kansas City is home to many wonderful sites that help make our community a great place to raise kids. This year, let's give back.

    Nov 5, 2020

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    photos by Matthew Murphy

    Beauty and the Beast at Starlight

    Beauty and the Beast at Starlight is a summer must-see for Kansas City families! You don't want to miss out on this "Tale as Old as Time" - the love story of Beauty and the Beast.

    Jul 14, 2016

  • Review: Cirque Eloize iD at Starlight

    Fourteen performers work together to demonstrate twelve circus disciplines with a mix of urban dance, breakdancing, and hip hop, combined with urban sets and backdrops, the show has a very young, modern, and urban feel. Each artist expresse...

    Sep 9, 2015

  • Review: Mary Poppins at Starlight

    With top-notch choreography, sets, and special effects (this show is full of magical surprises), you would never guess that Mary Poppins was produced by Starlight in just three weeks. Fans of the film will enjoy favorite songs performed to...

    Jul 27, 2015

  • Review: Cinderella at Starlight

    Beautifully portraying the classic fairytale we all know and love and adding depth for new audiences, this is a summer must see for Kansas City families!

    Jul 8, 2015

  • Review: Blue Man Group at Starlight

    Entertaining audiences since 1987, Blue Man Group is a world-wide phenomenen. The Blue Men are famous for their unique brand of music, comedy, and multi-media entertainment and this September, they bring their style to Starlight Theatre.

    Sep 10, 2014

  • Review: Sound of Music at Starlight

    One of the most beloved musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, is showing at Starlight Theatre this summer. We were delighted to see such strong performances, great sets, and a terrific cast bring the story of the von Trapps to life once...

    Jul 25, 2014

  • Review: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Starlight

    Andrew Lloyd Weber takes the Biblical account and does to it for adults, what Veggie Tales does to Bible stories for children, taking the tale on a musical journey through many melodious genres.

    Jul 9, 2014

  • Review: We Will Rock You at Starlight

    The storyline takes place in the future, when rock and roll is just a distant memory. The world has become a sterile place where everyone thinks, acts and dresses the same. Diversity and individuality are frowned upon. We meet two kindred s...

    Jun 18, 2014

  • Review: The Wizard of Oz at Starlight

    The Wizard of Oz kicks off a family-friendly season of Broadway shows at Starlight and we were delighted to attend opening night!

    Jun 11, 2014

  • Starlight now accepting scholarship applications

    Starlight Theatre is now accepting scholarship applications through March 21 from ethnically diverse youth in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades who have a passionate interest and strong ability in the performing arts. Starlight’s Vincen...

    Feb 11, 2014

  • Miss Saigon at Kansas City's Starlight Theatre

    Bob Compton photography, KC Starlight Miss Saigon

    Review: Miss Saigon

    Miss Saigon was outstanding, compelling, and tragic.... Starlight's grande finale to a wonderful season of shows!

    Sep 9, 2013

  • Review: Footloose

    Last night, my sister and I attended the Opening Night production of the show. This is a Starlight theater production (not a traveling production) with new sets - which were fabulous, a GIANT cast (one of the biggest casts we've ever enjoye...

    Aug 6, 2013

  • Review: Disney's The Little Mermaid

    Ariel, the beloved Disney Princess and Mermaid is in Kansas City this week for Starlight's showing of Disney's The Little Mermaid. It was a night of musical, magical, funny, and romantic fun - recommended for everyone!

    Jul 24, 2013

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    Flashdance: The Musical and KC Starlight Theatre

    Flashdance: The Musical

    Flashdance: The Musical is a fun, upbeat, and well-performed musical revisit of the 80s fairytale a generation came to know and love - recommended for a Girls' Night Out or Date Night.

    Jul 10, 2013

  • Catch Me If You Can: Review

    Masquerading as a doctor, lawyer, and pilot, cashing over $2 million in fraudulent checks, and traveling the world in a jet set lifestyle typically reserved for the rich and famous - Frank Abagnale Jr. was one of the most brilliant, charmi...

    Jun 12, 2013

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    Flat Stanley

    Review: The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

    Starlight Children's Theatre brings two delightful shows to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts stage this year, the first being The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (Jan. 16 - 20). Flat Stanley, the character from Jef Brown's chi...

    Jan 18, 2013

  • Peter Pan at Starlight Summer 2012

    Watching as the children relished the story, I remembered my own childhood when Peter Pan appeared on Starlight's stage... it is the very first live show I remember watching. I remember the excitement and awe of the flight, the fun of the m...

    Jul 25, 2012

  • The Addams Family: Review

    Simply say “The Addams Family,’’ and fingers start snapping. The show is delightfully campy in its spooky, kooky humor, full of fun songs that keep the plot moving, and portrayed delightful by a ghoulishly talented cast. Fans of The Addams ...

    Jul 4, 2012

  • The Little House Project: Living Like Laura in Kansas City

    If you loved "The Little House on the Prairie" Books and Television program, you'll love it at Starlight! In celebration of the stories, we're embarking on Day Trips in Kansas City exploring what life was like for Laura and her family.

    May 6, 2010