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Starlight Theatre is a 7,seat  outdoor theatre in Kansas City, MissouriUnited States that presents Broadway shows and concerts.
It is one of the two major remaining self-producing outdoor theatres in the U. To celebrate her arrival, the Kansas City Federation of Music organized a showcase of local talent for the Queen that was also open to the public. One suggested site was where Kansas City Art Institute now stands, but area residents disapproved of building such a large structure in their neighborhood. Another possible location was just north of University of Missouri—Kansas Cityalthough these plans were also shelved because officials feared the theatre would compete with the newly completed Municipal Auditorium.
A committee was quickly chosen, Swope Park was deemed the location, and construction began in December The show played nightly through July Hundreds of local citizens participated in the ant, and thousands turned out each night. Show highlights included the staging of the Battle of Westport, and the original locomotive that crossed the Hannibal Bridge 81 years before chugging across the stage on specially built rails.
John A. InJerry Lewis paid for a stage extension that covered the orchestra pit. In the early s the stage was permanently extended over the orchestra pit, bringing on stage action closer to the audience. This extension lasted until the building of the story Jeannette and Jerome Cohen Community Stage in During the s production of the musical Mr. PresidentPresident Harry S. Truman made a guest appearance in the opening night show. An attack of appendicitis forced Truman to leave Starlight by ambulance during the intermission.
Starlight is one of two self-producing outdoor theatres in the U. The addition of the Jeannette and Jerome Cohen Community Stage in made it one of the largest roadhouses in the country.
Starlight began presenting major national tours in to bring more recent and contemporary Broadway musicals to Kansas City. The Kansas City Public Library. Retrieved 3 June Kansas City Star.
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