Modeled after Broadway's Tony Awards, Starlight's Blue Star Awards Program recognizes achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre and is the second largest of its kind in the nation. The program, sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City, annually serves approximately 5,000 area students who contribute either on the stage or behind the scenes to their schools' musical theatre productions. This year, 43 area high schools producing 50 musicals participated in the program for a total of 116 nominees.
Judges attend the musical productions of each participating school and provide performance and production critiques to Starlight's Education Department. Additionally, their comments are compiled and shared with each school's theatre teacher and students.
The Blue Star Awards Ceremony is free and open to the public and will take place May 23, 2013 on the Starlight stage. The ceremony includes musical productions by the top nominated high schools as well as lead actor and actress nominees, with presentations by local celebrity presenters and often a surprise national celebrity.
If you are interested in becoming a Blue Star Award School, contact Amy Reinert, Director of Education and Outreach: email@example.com or 816-997-1112.
Would you like to attend a production at one of our Blue Star schools? We certainly hope so!