Starlight announces Blue Star nominees


Posted by; Bob Evans


Starlight to Announce 2020-21 Blue Star Awards

Nominations in Facebook Premiere

Tune in to Starlight’s Facebook page at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, to hear all of the nominees.

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NAME OF EVENT: 19th Annual Blue Star Awards Nominations

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Members of Starlight’s community engagement team will premiere the much-anticipated 2020-21 Blue Star Awards Nominations LIVE on Facebook.

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LOCATION, DATE & TIME: For the second year in a row, Starlight staff and leadership will announce this season’s Blue Star Awards nominations virtually, in an effort to keep everyone safe in light of circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

  • Location:
  • Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
  • Announcement Time: 3:30 p.m. CDT

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, Starlight’s annual

Blue Star Awards recognize achievement and excellence in musical theatre among Kansas

City area high school students. Due to challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020-21 award categories were adjusted to highlight the broader work of schools and students, with the opportunity to submit materials in seven categories. Starlight will announce 99 nominations, celebrating community students who have excelled in the areas of performance, technical achievement and theatre program support.

Established in 2003, the Blue Star Awards program is one of the largest and most admired high school musical theatre awards programs in the nation. All high schools in metropolitan Kansas City and selected outlying communities are invited to participate. Each year the program serves 5,000 area students who contribute either on the stage or behind the scenes to their schools’ musical theatre productions.

The annual Blue Star Awards Ceremony will take place Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Starlight Theatre. Tickets are free but reservations are requried. To reserve tickets, visit or call the box office at (816) 363-7827. Masks, social distancing and safety protocols will be required. There will be limited concessions available for purchase.

Starlight asks that patrons be considerate of the safety of their fellow guests at all times so that everyone can have an enjoyable and safe experience at the theatre, and continues to closely monitor federal, state and local guidelines. Policies and procedures will continue to evolve dependent on COVID-19 status at the time of each event. Stay up-to-date on all of the precautions Starlight is taking on Starlight’s Staying Safe webpage.

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Follow Starlight on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok @kcstarlight.About Starlight

Starlight Theater opened as a theatre in 1950 and a nonprofit organization in 1951, Starlight is the largest and oldest performing arts institution in Kansas City and provides inspiring, one-of-a-kind experiences to its patrons. Starlight presents and produces Broadway musicals, concerts and Indoors shows in addition to offering extensive community engagement programming, including classes, scholarships and Starlight’s Blue Star Awards, one of the largest high school musical theatre award programs in the nation.

Located on 16 acres in Swope Park, Starlight’s historic, city-owned venue is the secondlargest outdoor producing theatre in the country and includes rehearsal halls, a museum, club area for dining, concessions, gardens, fountains and a 10-story, climate-controlled stage. For more information, visit


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