Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City, Inc.
4600 Starlight Road
Kansas City MO 64132-1276
A Kansas City tradition since 1950, Starlight Theatre delights audiences each summer with its Broadway musical and concert programming.
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 997-1127
Mission Statement
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.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Richard Baker
Board Chair Mr. John Murphy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Shook, Hardy & Bacon
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1950
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement 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.
Background Statement
Presenting Broadway entertainment since 1951, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Starlight Theatre Association is Kansas City’s oldest and largest performing arts organization. The Association operates, programs and maintains the largest stage in the United States, as well as the 16-acre Starlight Theatre complex. While assuming all annual operating costs for the complex, the Association also raises funds for capital improvements and a variety of programs, including national Broadway musical performances, concerts, community outreach and education. Since 2000, the Association has contributed more than $25 million of privately funded improvements to the Kansas City, Missouri owned Starlight Theatre. Each Broadway season, Starlight makes over 14,000 performance tickets available for regional non-profit organizations serving the disadvantaged.
Starlight Theatre received the 2013 Venue Excellence Award given by the International Association of Venue Managers. From 2009-2014, Starlight was continuously selected as the "Best Live Music Venue" as awarded by Visit KC. In 2016, the theatre was named "Best Outdoor Concert Venue" from 435 Magazine and received the silver award for "Best Theater" from Ingram's Kansas City Business Magazine. For several years, Starlight has also received "Favorite Live Show" from KC Parent magazine.
The theatre seats approximately 8,000 and is located in Swope Park.
Impact Statement

Starlight remains committed to promoting excellence in the art of musical theatre and believes that collaborations are vital to maintain thriving programming for children and families. Starlight collaborates with the Kansas City Zoo to host the Act Like an Animal Camp program, a summer camp that welcomes more than 120 campers each year. 

The Blue Star Awards, an outreach program modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, recognizes area high school student’s involvement in the performing arts. The Blue Star Awards impacts over 5,000 participants during the 2016-2017 school year.
The Starlight STARS of Tomorrow training program allows 7th-12th grade students the opportunity to enjoy workshops with professional performers from Starlight's Broadway season as well as perform in major community events including at Zona Rosa and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Starlight seeks to expand access to professional musical theatre performances by raising funds to help keep ticket prices affordable.
Starlight also aims to provide metro area students with the training and skills they need to be successful in all levels of theatre performance.
With the financial support of donors and patrons, Starlight seeks to heighten its profile and extend its reach well beyond the borders of Swope Park. As the Starlight brand moves throughout the Kansas City community, financial needs increase. Philanthropic gifts equip Starlight to serve the theatre lovers of today and tomorrow. 
Needs Statement
  • Unrestricted support of Starlight's Annual Fund which helps meet the operational and administrative needs of the theater beyond what ticket sales cover.
  • Participation and support of Starlight's Annual Benefit Gala. Tickets start at $375 with benefactor opportunities available.
  • Focused support for education and outreach efforts as well as scholarships through the Shining Stars of Education program. 
  • Increased subscriber base to support all of Starlight's performance offerings.
  • Increased support of Starlight's endowments.
  • Capital support to build and renovate a performing arts education building
Service Categories
Educational Services
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
The Starlight Theatre Association Board of Directors comprises community leaders who have a passion for the mission of this landmark theatre – blending music and the arts within the community it serves. The composition of the Starlight board is broad-based, and its members accept responsibility for defining the strategic direction of Starlight. The theatre’s professional staff excels at developing the tactics to implement and accomplish Starlight’s strategic direction. This solid partnership of board and staff is respectful of the expertise of each individual. In addition, the theatre is supported by a broad base of community volunteers, known as Starlight Ambassadors. The board at Starlight is conscientious about its role of oversight and accountability for sound financial management of our theatre facility. The partnership between board and staff is successful in leveraging private support for the benefit of this public facility.
Starlight provides 364 tickets for each Broadway show performance. The tickets are used by area not-for-profit groups that might not otherwise have access to live theatre. We seek to make the Starlight facility available for community organization use for various events year-round. Educational programming for our community is also an important part of the mission of Starlight Theatre.
Many Starlight patrons can think back to their first date, an anniversary or other celebration as their initial Starlight memory. Our board has a responsibility to keep Starlight available as a community resource, and to always be a fondly held family experience. 
Description Starlight Theatre’s annual summer series features national Broadway tours, local productions and a wide variety of concert events. The original Starlight stage was constructed in 1950 as part of Kansas City, Missouri’s centennial celebration, making Starlight the oldest – and largest – outdoor performing arts venue in the metropolitan area. In addition, it is one of only three remaining outdoor theatre venues of its kind in the United States. Contributions and corporate sponsorship help to close the gap between earned revenue and expenses. Although production costs continue to escalate, Starlight remains committed to keeping its ticket prices affordable.
Program Budget $12,247,179.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Musical Performances
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success A growing network and national presence has resulted in 5-9 quality Broadway productions and up to 28 concerts each year.  Growing tickets sales with new subscribers and attracting a more youthful following for the Broadway and concert series will provide an expanding base for the future.
Long-Term Success Continuing affordability for Starlight patrons would be concurrent with an increasing national profile and reputation for excellence; a platform to collaborate, create, direct and produce original works on the Cohen stage; and an even stronger ability to pull first run tours. Starlight is currently working towards expanding the amount of shows during the regular summer season, while maintaining a high standard for all productions.

The venue is also beginning to present shows during the winter season, utilizing the stage’s year-round capabilities. Concert bookings enable Starlight to claim a spot as the premier outdoor concert venue in the Midwest. Starlight's young professionals organization, Center Stage, is assisting the organization in retaining the interest of Kansas City's young adults. This group offers discounted tickets to young professionals that are interested in the arts, and also helps raise money to support Starlight through an event called After Hours at the Towers.

Program Success Monitored By Number of season ticket renewals; number of single, group, multi-show and concert tickets renewed or sold for a first time; new season ticket subscriptions; number of group sales and/or group special events held in conjunction with concerts or Broadway events; press reviews; annual audience feedback surveys; financial statements that provide a bottom-line reflection of programming successes or misses.
Examples of Program Success Starlight's strong lineup has kept ticket income steady despite a difficult economy. Starlight's relationship with concert booking agency Live Nation has allowed it to present diverse programming, including The Backstreet Boys, James Taylor, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Weird Al and hundreds more. A few comedy acts have also been recently booked, including Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari and Mike Epps. Starlight measures the success of their core programs by the positive reviews and patron feedback as well as the number of return visits.
Description The Starlight Theatre Community Ticket Program is designed to provide access to Broadway shows for groups who would otherwise be unable to enjoy live theatre performances due to economic, medical or other restrictive causes. This program, which provides 364 complimentary tickets to each night of each Broadway performance, is available to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations operating in the bi-state area. As it is not possible to assist all interested 501(c)(3) organizations, the focus of this program is to enhance the lives of underprivileged and at-risk youth, the medically dependent or disabled, and low-income senior citizens. This program’s tickets are distributed through partnering organizations in order to qualify and track the recipients and their ticket use.
Program Budget $0.00
Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Community Service
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short-Term Success
For 2016, 113 charitable organizations participated in Starlight’s Community Ticket Program. Among the groups with the highest usage percentage are Blessings Abound, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Community Options, Crittenton Children's Center, Crossroads Group Home, Little Sisters of the Poor, Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance of Greater Kansas City.
Long-Term Success The Community Ticket Program makes nearly 14,000 free tickets available to Kansas City area charitable organizations. The program has existed since the city-owned theatre’s chartering and has provided thousands of Kansas Citians the opportunity to enjoy professional musical theatre at no cost.
Program Success Monitored By The number of new and returning organizations that apply to participate in the Community Ticket Program; the percentage of actual usage of tickets by individual organizations; as indicated earlier, the program is largely focused on organizations that serve underprivileged or at-risk youth, the medically dependent or disabled, and low-income senior citizens.
Examples of Program Success Many groups return each season; personal testimonials and thank you letters are provided to Starlight; increased usage of Community tickets.
Description Starlight Theatre's year-round education programs include: the Bob Rohlf Summer Internship Program, which provides internship opportunities for college students; the Vincent Legacy Scholarship, which underwrites the cost of vocal, movement and acting instruction for ethnically diverse students; Starlight STARS of Tomorrow, a training program in musical theatre for teens; Act Like An Animal Camp, a collaboration with the KC Zoo (5-10 yr olds); Camp Take-a-Bow, (11-14 yr olds); Spring Break Camp & Frosty Fun Days, short-term instruction during school breaks; master classes for advanced students; Just Imagine, an interactive theatre experience for children in hospitals, shelters or child service organizations; and the Blue Star Awards, recognizing achievement in high school musical theatre programs in KC.
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Qualitative short-term success for the education programs include enrollment and attendance measures as well as satisfaction ratings from parent surveys. For example, the Act-Like-An-Animal camp seeks to enroll 60 students per session, with enrolled students attending 90% of the classes. 
Long-Term Success
Quantitative long-term success is measured by how many children receive a specified number of hours of quality, high-level instruction, mentorship and guidance in the business of musical theatre.
Qualitative measures relate to how those programs increase opportunities for area children to learn and grow in the musical theatre industry. The spectrum of educational opportunities provided by Starlight form a seamless continuum of instruction for children and teens. When students in the summer camps continue their education in the arts by auditioning for the Stars of Tomorrow program and enrolling in master classes, individual growth is apparent in the student's ability to learn and perform in musical theatre; coincident effects pertaining to self-esteem, self-confidence, and ambition are also key measures.
These programs have an impact on the greater metro community in that they support and sustain the art and performance community in Kansas City.  
Program Success Monitored By
Starlight's education programs are monitored by thorough supervision of outcomes by the Education Director, Amy Reinert. The tools she uses to track success include parent surveys, adjudicator reports, and statistics regarding student enrollment, participation, and satisfaction. Information about the progress and career path of education program graduates is also maintained, especially with regard to the Vincent Legacy Scholarship recipients. 
On occasion, program graduates return to Starlight as staff. The Education Department's most recently hired Education Assistant actually began as a Starlight Education intern and came back to help with many of Starlight's camps.
Examples of Program Success

The Blue Star Awards serve as a valuable motivational tool, encouraging students to work harder to achieve success. Written feedback is thorough and unbiased, guiding the student on areas needing improvement. From the parent of a Blue Star participant who received feedback over a three-year period: The feedback from my daughter’s first lead as a sophomore stung, but it put a fresh fire under her & gave her specific things to work on. In her 2nd year, the feedback had very little sting (evidence of growth), but still no nomination. This caused her to dig deep. She studied the feedback for a peer who WAS nominated. She discovered that confidence can make a performer inaccessible to the audience; all characters must have vulnerability. This became her #1 goal for her third lead, and she was delighted to have it recognized by an adjudicator. She is now directing musicals and continues to reread the adjudicators’ comments to guide her in her work. The feedback is absolutely priceless.

CEO Comments
The Cohen Community Stage, which was completed just prior to Starlight's 2000 season, greatly enhanced Starlight Theatre's ability to present high-quality entertainment, as evidenced by the national tours of Miss Saigon, Aida, Les Miserables and many more. Importantly, it also gave Starlight Theatre and Kansas City a heightened national profile in the professional theatre industry, as the national tours of 42nd Street and Thoroughly Modern Millie began on our stage...the first time in Kansas City's history that a national tour originated here. We have since grown to offer programming year-round by offering Starlight Indoors, which features small comedies, musical, parodies and other unconventional shows inside Starlight's heated performance space of the Cohen Community Stagehouse. The growing number of concerts and the level of recognized artists indicates that Starlight is high on the list of preferred venues when agents are booking future tour routes. Education continues to be a top priority as Starlight expands its programs for young people each year and continues to research new opportunities to reach out to children and young adults interested in the performing arts. Starlight also remains committed to the growth and expansion of its community outreach programs that provide access to live performing arts and the one-of-a-kind Starlight entertainment experience. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Richard Baker
Term Start Mar 2014

Rich Baker is a passionate, experienced leader in the performing arts industry. A native of St. Louis, Rich spent 14 years as president of Fox Associates, a private holding company that operates the historic 4,500-seat Fox Theatre, MetroTix, and New York-Based Fox Theatricals. He has held many exclusive management positions, and produced more than 15 plays and musicals for Fox Theatricals. Rich serves on the Board of Governors for the Broadway League, the national trade organization for the Broadway industry.  He also serves on the League’s road labor, intra-industry & governance committees, and is a voter for the American Theatre Wing’s annual Tony Awards®, celebrating excellence on Broadway. He is a member of the International Association of Assembly Managers, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Missouri Society of CPAs. Rich holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he graduated cum laude. 2014 marked Rich’s first season with Starlight Theatre.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Mr. Bob Rohlf Feb 1980 - Oct 2008
Denton Yockey 2008 - 2014
Senior Staff
Title Vice President of Finance

Brenda leads the accounting department efforts, including the establishment and maintenance of the organization’s accounting principles, system of internal controls, procedures for the maintenance of its accounting records and the preparation of its financial reports. In addition, she implements accounting budgetary controls, appraises operating results, operating policies, trends and opportunities and finally, assists the organization in the development of annual and long-term planning. Brenda was fortunate to be a finalist in the Kansas City Business Journals CFO of the Year in 2008. Brenda graduated from University of Missouri, Kansas City Summa Cum Laude in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Her background is in public accounting, working at KPMG as an audit manager and ran her own consulting business prior to joining Starlight Theatre in 2001.

Title Vice President of Marketing, Sales & Development
Experience/Biography Cindy leads the marketing, development, sales and customer service departments at Starlight Theatre. Her development responsibilities include fundraising via Starlight's benefit Gala, annual fund, grant seeking through foundations and corporations and more. Her marketing/sales responsibilities include advertising, direct mail, public relations, promotions, sponsorships and Starlight's retail store. In addition, her team is responsible for customer service, group sales, internet/website development and content. She also leads research efforts and assists with long term planning for the organization. Cindy has more than 25 years of experience in both brand and retail marketing, including 14 years with Hallmark Cards where she led advertising efforts for the brand and the Hallmark Hall of Fame, helped launch the Gold Crown Card loyalty program, retail catalog business and more. Cindy graduated from Missouri State University with a B.S. in Business and Communications. She is also the proud mother of Anya and Ally.
Title Vice President of Operations

Justin initially joined the Starlight team as an Operations Intern for the 2002 summer season. Making a return appearance in 2003 in the same role, he joined the Starlight staff full-time in 2004 and has progressed through four roles within the company. Justin leads the Operations and Facilities departments, supporting Starlight's efforts to be the best live music and performing arts venue in Kansas City by crafting and implementing training programs that develop and sharpen the talents of the organization's staff, volunteers and partners, as well as looking to improve the guest experience through all possible means. The Operations team is ultimately responsible for the safety and continued happiness of each and every guest. The Facilities teams are responsible for the overall upkeep, appearance and function of the Theatre campus. Justin is also an Associate of Epic Innovative Events, and he coordinates the successful operations of not just the summer concerts and musicals but also Epic's Starlight-based private events throughout the year. Many of the numerous programs developed and/or supported within these departments were instrumental in Starlight being awarded the prestigious Venue Excellence Award in 2013 by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). Justin graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a B.S. in Construction Management, is a member of the IAVM, is a Guest Services Professional and Trained Crowd Manager, graduate of Disney Institute Leadership and Guest Services programs and the very proud dad of Brylan. 


Paid Full-Time Staff 37
Paid Part-Time Staff 399
Volunteers 199
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 92%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes

Starlight Theatre and the Kansas City Zoo have continued to collaborate to provide the staff and resources for the Act Like an Animal Camp each summer. Campers spend part of their day at Starlight learning theatre arts and the other part at the Zoo learning about animals. 

In addition to educational collaborations, Starlight’s production department also works with countless theatres and groups. In 2013, Starlight collaborated with Theatre Under the Stars for the co-production of Spamalot, and with a variety of theatres from across the nation for the co-productions of The Little Mermaid and Miss Saigon. Last season, Starlight worked with the Kansas City Woman’s Chorus for The Sound of Music. In 2015, Starlight partnered with Pittsburgh CLO to construct the set for Mary Poppins.
Starlight's Young Professional's group, Center Stage, has also teamed up with many groups around town, including the Young Latino Professionals, the Nelson Young Friends of Art, ArtsKC Encounter Program, Social Heart, Northland Young Professionals and more.
Business Committee for the Arts - Affiliate2007
Independent Presenters Network - Voting Member2007
Actor's Equity Association2009
Favorite Concert/Live Music VenueVisit KC2014
Best Theater- Silver AwardIngram's Kansas City Business Magazine2014
Best Performing Arts Venue- Silver AwardIngram's Kansas City Business Magazine2014
Venue Excellence AwardInternational Association of Venue Managers2013
Favorite Performing Arts Group/OrganizationVisit KC2014
Best Live TheaterKC Magazine2014
Favorite Parents Night Out & Favorite Live ShowKC Parent Magazine2014
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. John Murphy
Company Affiliation Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Term Dec 2016 to Nov 2018
Board Members
Ms. Denise Bade Lockton
Mr. Robert Barnes Bryan Cave
Mr. Darren Bell Bank Midwest
Ms. Lynne Brandmeyer Beaver Creative Environments
Mr. Brian Burns Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Mr. Bill Chapin Kansas City Chiefs
Mr. Mark Fortino Bank of Blue Valley
Ms. Anita B. Gorman Community Volunteer
Ms. Kara Hendon FleishmanHillard
Ms. Mary Jorgenson Community Volunteer
Ms. Alison Kidd Ascend Integrated Media
Mr. Mark Larrabee Arvest Bank- GKC
Ms. Trina R. Le Riche Ogletree Deakins
Ms. Amy McAnarney Hallmark
Ms. Jane McAtee Southwest Airlines
Mr. John Murphy Shook, Hardy, & Bacon
Ms. Kimberley Newton Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Ms. Roshann Parris Parris Communications
Mr. Greg Reid BoomDeYada
Ms. Ora H. Reynolds Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc.
Mr. Dan Schulte B12 Capital Partners
Mr. Charlie Shields Truman Medical Center
Mr. Randy Sims Cerner
Ms. Christina Sternberg AMC Theaters
Mr. Mike Talboy Burns and McDonnell
Mr. Angelo Trozzolo Trozzolo Communications Group
Mr. Kevin Uhlich Kansas City Royals
Mr. Tom Waggoner HOK
Ms. Jean Deramus Wagner Community Volunteer
Ms. Nancy Whitworth McCownGordon Construction
Mr. Robert K. Wolf KPMG LLP
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 29
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 17
Female 14
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 52%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 32%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 10%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
CEO Comments
In many ways, the Starlight Theatre Board of Directors represents the diversity found in our community. Business leaders, civic leaders and other volunteer members of our Board represent corporations, not-for-profit entities, governmental entities, and community segments including various ethnicities. As membership on the Board opens up each year, there is an ongoing effort to make the Board's composition reflect the broad diversity of our community and the wide programming interests reported by those different community segments. Starlight Theatre is currently working on a new Strategic Plan, as the last one done was in 2005. Follow-up committee meetings occur semi-annually. In addition to giving made by Board members, 100% of Starlight staff also contributes monetarily to Starlight's mission. Below is a breakdown of Starlight Board and Staff giving in 2016.
  • Individual Gifts: 18 Board members | 55% | $65,076 accumulative
  • Corporate Gifts: 19 Board member organizations | 58% | $234,584 accumulative
  • Starlight Staff: 39 Staff | 100% Staff Giving | $15,352 accumulative
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $21,184,196
Projected Expenses $22,106,736
Endowment Value $4,402,682
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 9/30/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$243,576$229,959$440,000
Individual Contributions----$209,836
Investment Income, Net of Losses$209,808$319,823$274,108
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$490,047$611,970$505,251
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$17,921,464$14,278,848$13,766,552
Administration Expense$2,623,119$2,563,208$2,323,091
Fundraising Expense$416,899$465,804$125,835
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.951.001.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%82%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue35%36%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$29,338,707$29,632,852$28,612,668
Current Assets$5,160,875$5,840,621$4,049,663
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$3,057,742$2,626,118$1,281,417
Total Net Assets$26,280,965$27,006,734$27,331,251
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.692.223.16
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $248,236Anonymous $229,959Anonymous $440,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $75,000Anonymous $45,800Anonymous $220,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $57,200Anonymous $40,000Anonymous $150,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

Private support from individuals, foundations and corporations toward operations and capital improvements at Starlight Theatre is critical. The cost of Broadway programming continues to escalate, yet we maintain ticket prices as low as $15 AND provide 364 complimentary tickets to each Broadway performance to not-for-profit organizations that provide subsistence services to their clientele. The opportunity to enjoy a live Broadway performance is more accessible at Starlight than at any other performing arts agency in the Kansas City metro and perhaps the country. Financial statements reflect our fiscal responsibility and operational stability; our ongoing fundraising efforts reflect our commitment to continued program expansion and outreach to our own community.

To that end, Starlight has formed a special group of donors who are committed to supporting and expanding the overall educational programming called the Shining Stars of Education. In order to be a Shining Star, donors make a commitment of at least $1,000 to the overall education fund. These philanthropic gifts provide assistance to Starlight’s educational programs: Starlight’s Blue Star Awards, The Vincent Legacy Scholarship Fund, The Bob Rohlf Internship Program, Starlight STARS of Tomorrow, Just Imagine and the growing number of camps and classes. All Shining Stars are listed in Starlight Theatre’s Broadway program books. To learn more about becoming a Shining Star of Education, contact Allison McLain at 816-997-1127 or 

Organization Name Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City, Inc.
Address 4600 Starlight Road
Kansas City, MO 641321276
Primary Phone (816) 997-1127
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Richard Baker
Board Chair Mr. John Murphy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Year of Incorporation 1950