Starlight offers ‘Christmas Catechism’ for holidays


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Sister’s Christmas Catechism Will Put the Jolly in the Holidays at Starlight Indoors.  Audiences help Sister solve ‘The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold’ in this seasonal spoof;

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23 live performances on Starlight’s heated, indoor stage Nov. 26 through Dec. 18

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Just in time to get Kansas Citians of all religious leanings into the holiday spirit, Starlight Indoors welcomes Sister’s Christmas Catechism to its heated, indoor Cohen Community Stage House. This seasonal sendup, one of eight shows from the author of the ever-popular Late Nite Catechism theatrical series, brings merriment to Starlight for 23 performances Nov. 26-Dec. 18.

What’s in store for Starlight audiences? Think “CSI: Bethlehem”!

In this holiday mystery extravaganza, Sister takes on the mystery that has long intrigued historians: What ever happened to the Magi’s gold? Of course, we can all assume Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri – they were in a barn after all! – but the whereabouts of that gold is another story.

This one-woman show features the very talented actress Mary Zentmyer, who was first cast as Sister in Chicago 20 years ago. Zentmyer delighted Starlight audiences (and set them straight!) last January when she played Sister in a three-week run of Late Nite Catechism at Starlight Indoors.

Now Sister is back to tell the story of the Nativity as only she can. Employing her own scientific tools, Sister will be assisted by the Starlight STARS of Tomorrow (Starlight’s performance troupe of middle and high school students) and willing audience members in creating a living nativity unlike any you’ve seen before. With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, this show is sure to become the newest addition to Kansas Citians’ holiday traditions.

Audience members at Sister’s Christmas Cathechism will be sitting comfortably in Starlight’s heated 12,000-square-foot Cohen Community Stage House; 300 seats are available for each performance.

Show times for Sister’s Christmas Catechism on Tuesday-Friday are 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Self-parking is free for all shows, and valet parking will be offered for $10.

Tickets for Sister’s Christmas Catechism and all Starlight Indoors shows can be purchased at<>, by calling 816.363.STAR (7827) or at the Starlight box office at 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132. Ticket prices begin at $36, and a limited number of VIP ticket packages that include free valet parking and a free drink are available for $56. Discount pricing is available for multi-show purchases. Groups of 10 or more also qualify for discount pricing through Starlight’s Group Sales department at 816.997.1137 or<>.

In addition to Sister’s Christmas Catechism, Starlight Indoors will present two more intimate and unconventional comedic shows through March 2017. They are:

First Date (Feb. 3-March 5) – Blind-date “newbie” Aaron and serial-date Casey meet for a casual drink at a busy restaurant. Their first date, however, quickly turns into a hilarious, high-stakes dinner with their inner critics literally taking on a life of their own. This show will be fully produced by Starlight featuring Kansas City actors.

DISENCHANTED (March 7-18) – Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Charming princes. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses! In this hilarious hit musical, your fairytale heroines turn sassy and subversive as they set the record straight.

About Starlight Theatre
Starlight Theatre, recent winner of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in Kansas City and the second-largest outdoor producing theatre in the country. Opened as a theater in 1950 and as a not-for-profit organization in 1951, Starlight presents and produces Broadway musicals and concerts. It also offers extensive community outreach and educational 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 venue includes rehearsal halls, gift store, club area for dining, concessions, gardens, fountains and a 10-story, climate-controlled stage. For more information, visit<>.

About Entertainment Events, Inc.
Sister’s Christmas Catechism is produced by Entertainment Events, Inc. of New York City. Since 1991, EEI has produced and presented a wide variety of shows in all 50 states and in Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. Its Late Nite Catechism theatrical series includes Late Nite Catechism; Sister Strikes Again!: Late Nite Catechism 2; ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3; Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold; Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?; Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice!; Sister’s Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes a Vacation!; and Sister’s Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales!


TAGS:  Theater, Performing Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Kansas City, Kansas City Theater, Starlight Theatre, “Sister’s Christmas Catechism, Comedy

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