Starlight Presents Blue Star Awards May 20


Posted by Bob Evans

NAME OF EVENT: 2021 Starlight Blue Star Awards Ceremony

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Members of Starlight’s community engagement team will announce the much-anticipated 2020-21 Blue Star Award winners LIVE at Starlight.

LOCATION, DATE & TIME: Starlight is thrilled to welcome these talented high school musical theatre students back to the theatre for the first time since 2019. – Location: Starlight Theatre –

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 –

Ceremony Time: 7:30 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.

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.

Tickets to the Thursday, May 20, Ceremony are free but reservations are required. 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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About Starlight

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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