Starlight Theatre to Hold Adult and Youth Auditions January 3-4 for The Sound of Music

Starlight Theatre to Hold Adult and Youth Auditions January 3-4 for The Sound of Music

Starlight Theatre will hold auditions January 3 and 4 for The Sound of Music at Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road. The Sound of Music will perform at Starlight July 25-31, 2014.

Equity principal auditions and singing auditions for adult professional cast will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. January 3; registration will begin at 2:30 p.m. with gates opening at noon. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. By agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, Equity members must be given audition priority over non-union talent. Possible callback for dance/movement will be at 3 p.m. January 4.  To schedule an appointment, contact Caroline Lakin; email is preferred at or (816) 997-1130.

Youth auditions for ages 5-18 will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 4. No appointments will be taken. Auditions will be on a first come, first served basis.

For ages 5-8: Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.; Auditions from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  For ages 5-14: Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m.; Auditions from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call back time for 5-14 year-olds who audition in the morning will be from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. For ages 14-18 (Blue Star All Star Students): Registration will begin at 2:30 p.m.; Auditions from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. High school students must attend a 2014 Blue Star Awards participating high school or be part of a Starlight education program.

For additional audition requirements and preparation, visit

Parking for auditions is available in the “Zebra Lot” located on east side of theatre; enter through Gate 8. Starlight Theatre is actively seeking a multi-cultural cast and utilizes non-traditional casting in their productions when ethnicity is not germane to the role or overall production.

The production staff for The Sound of Music includes Donna Thomason, interim executive producer; Anthony Edwards, musical director; Kent Andel, production manager; and Caroline Lakin, company manager.

Starlight Theatre, winner of the 2013 IAVM Venue of Excellence Award, is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in Kansas City and the second largest outdoor producing theatre in the country. Opened as a theater in 1950 and as a not-for-profit organization in 1951, Starlight presents and produces Broadway musicals and concerts, offers extensive community outreach and educational programming including classes, scholarships and Starlight’s Blue Star Awards, the second largest high school musical theatre awards program in the country. Located on 16 acres, Starlight’s venue includes rehearsal halls, gift store, club area for dining, concession stands, gardens, fountains, and a 10-story, climate controlled stage. Starlight is operated in partnership with the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. For more information, visit