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Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/15/2014: Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: STARLIGHT THEATRE ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS CITY INC

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Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/15/2014: Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: STARLIGHT THEATRE ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS CITY INC

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Physical Address: Kansas City, MO 64132 1276
EIN: 44-0552079
Web URL: www.kcstarlight.com 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A65 Theater
B Educational Institutions
B90 Educational Services and Schools - Other
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A68 Music
Ruling Year: 1951 


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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.

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 01, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2014

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Mr. Richard Baker

Term:

Since Mar 2014

Profile:

Rich Baker is a passionate, experienced leader in the performing arts industry. A native of St. Louis, Rich has spent the past 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 marks Rich's first season with Starlight Theatre.

Leadership Statement:

Starlight Theatre is one of the most successful not-for-profit theatres in the United States. Starlight is committed to the highest level of artistry, and its focus on patron satisfaction is second to none. Thanks to its depth of audience development and fund-raising efforts, Starlight affords Kansas Citians perhaps the lowest average Broadway ticket price anywhere. In recent years, Starlight's education efforts have reached new heights with the success of multiple programs including the Vincent Legacy Scholarship awards, the Blue Star Awards recognizing outstanding musical theatre performance and production in area high schools, and the Starlight STARS intensive arts training program. Starlight remains committed to serving the greater Kansas City area through expanded programs in education and community outreach, as it explores new production opportunities and collaborations in the future.

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Program: Broadway & Concert Entertainment (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$12,247,179
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program 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 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. Concert bookings enable Starlight to claim spot as premier outdoor concert venue in Midwest.

Program Short-Term Success:

A growing network and national presence has resulted in 5-6 quality Broadway productions and up to 25 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.

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.

Program Success Examples:

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 from B.B. King and James Taylor to Earth Wind & Fire and Widespread Panic. A few comedy acts have also been recently booked, including Chelsea Handler 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.

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Budget:
$0
Category:
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other
Population Served:
Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Other Named Groups

Program 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 Long-Term Success:

The Community Ticket Program makes available nearly 11,000 free tickets 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 Short-Term Success:

As of July 1, 2014, 110 charitable organizations have participated in Starlight's 2014 Community Ticket Program with 30% of those groups participating for the first time. Among the groups with the highest usage percentage are Community Access, Crittenton Children's Center, Higher M-Pact, Mission Adelante, Palestine Senior Citizen's Activity Center, and Mother's Refuge.

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.

Program Success Examples:

Many groups return each season; personal testimonials and thank you letters are provided to Starlight; increased usage of Community tickets.

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Budget:
--
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served:
Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Program 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; Starlight on Site, a performing arts curriculum for students in neighboring urban schools; Just Imagine, an interactive theatre experience for children in hospitals, shelters or child service organizations; the Blue Star Awards, recognizing achievement in high school musical theatre programs in KC; and S.T.A.G.E.S., a technical theatre camp offered in collaboration with the Lyric Opera.

Program 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 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.

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. For example, one of Stalight's Vincent Legacy Scholarship recipients is now a camp teaching assistant.

Program Success Examples:

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.
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Starlight remains committed to promoting excellence in the art of musical theatre and believes that collaborations are vital to maintaining thriving programs for children and families. Starlight recently partnered with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to present children's theatre performances exclusively for school groups. Educational materials were provided to teachers to enhance the experience for the students. In addition, Starlight continues to collaborate with the Kansas City Zoo in hosting the Act Like an Animal Camp program, a summer camp that welcomes more than 100 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 celebrated its 12thAnniversary this year and impacted 4,567 participants during the 2012-2013 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 the Plaza lighting ceremony and the Lee's Summit Fall Festival. 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. Finally, 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 will increase. Donations will equip Starlight to serve the theatre lovers of today and tomorrow.
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