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“Great concert under the stars”
Review of Starlight Theatre

Starlight Theatre
Ranked #18 of 153 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Starlight Theatre is the premier entertainment treasure of the heartland, where performing arts share center stage with education. Everything from Broadway shows to live concerts perform on the stage where thousands of guests can watch, listen and enjoy what they see! A first-class venue in every sense of the word helps make every night, a Starlight Night!
Overland Park, Kansas
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105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great concert under the stars”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

There is not a bad seat in this place. It was my first time at Starlight and I already bought tickets to go back.
Very nice venue and a nice selection of seating.
Also good choice of food options available.

Visited June 2014
Thank jugaria70
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Excellent Venue for Concert/Theater”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We attended the Styx/Foreigner concert this year and have attended several previous concerts and love Starlight Theatre. There are no bad seats and the sound is of good quality. Excellent number of vendor stands as well as very, very clean bathrooms. It is one of the best outside theatres we have ever attended. Definitely recommend for any event.

Visited June 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“No better place for a summer evening.”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Starlight Theatre is an absolutely beautiful venue and a gem of Kansas City. From national tours to local productions to concerts, you can always expect a high quality production under the stars.

The tickets are attractively cheap in the back, but I would suggest splurging and getting a little closer to the stage at this particular venue. If you want to get really close, they often offer backstage tours an hour before the show - great for kids. Just check online to see availability. Regardless, make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes early early. The grounds are beautiful, and you'll enjoy sitting by the fountains or grabbing a drink before the show. Sometimes there are even local dance studios or performers doing pre-show performances on small stages.

Make sure you check the weather before hand, though. The stars overhead are gorgeous on a clear day, but there is no protection on a rainy one. The stage is covered and the show may go on. But, you could find yourself wrapped in a poncho and peaking under an umbrella for Act I.

Visited July 2013
Thank Kelcie M
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Kansas City
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The best summer nights!”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Concerts are amazing, under the stars, not over crowded and if you don't care to sit, you can stand in the back and hear the music. Parking is easy, and the outdoor air seems to make people more friendly.

Visited August 2013
Thank Janey V
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Lexington, Virginia
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Beautiful Venue”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

On the spur of the moment we decided to go see The Wizard of Oz. (New Production and some new songs as well as the old standards.) The venue is open air and the night we went was just perfect. If there is a potential weather problem don't go as all seating is under the stars. The seats were fine and the production was well done. We had ticket on the Terrace Level which is a long way from the stage. I recommend getting tickets closer to the stage. We'll attend another performance when the opportunity presents itself.

Visited June 2014
Thank wbl297
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