Starlight Theatre announces 2013 Broadway Season

63nd Season will include flying cows, ‘80s dance craze, the ultimate con man, a little mermaid, rebellious teens, forbidden love and show-stopping musical numbers

Starlight Theatre’s 2013 Broadway Season will include flying cows, ‘80s dance craze, the ultimate con man, a little mermaid, rebellious teens, forbidden love and show-stopping musical numbers.

 “Our 63nd season offers classics and new musicals; great drama and hilarious comedy.  I’m personally very excited about the titles and types of musicals that will be presented on the Starlight stage next summer, and I think Kansas City and visitors will be too,” said Denton Yockey, Starlight President and Executive Producer. “The 2013 Broadway Season will be an ambitious one with four Starlight premieres, three of which are also Kansas City premieres, and two Starlight favorites.

“Each season, we survey our subscribers and friends about the shows they would like to see in the future, and we take those results to heart.  Starlight audiences tell us they are as diverse as Kansas City and want a season that reflects their distinct tastes, so that is what they will find at Starlight next summer. Our line up offers a lot of variety,” he said.

  • Spamalot  May 31-June 6, 2013

Monty Python’s Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” With music and lyrics by the Grammy-Award winning team of Eric Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail.  Audiences can expect flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers (“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” “Find Your Grail”).

  • Catch Me If You Can June 11 – June 16, 2013

A new musical from the team behind Hairspray! Based on the hit film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. A big big-hearted musical adventure based on an astonishing real-life story of being young, in love…and in deep, deep trouble!

  • Flashdance July 9 – July 14, 2013

Based on the movie that defined a generation, Flashdance – The Musical tells the unforgettable story of Alex, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. Featuring a score including the hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” “I Love Rock & Roll.”  Direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Addams Family).

  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid July 23-28, 2013

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson’s most beloved stories, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. The score features the classic songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman: “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl,” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea.”

  • Footloose August 5-11, 2013

One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren isn’t prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

  • Miss Saigon September 7-13, 2013

A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In Miss Saigon, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly is brought to the modern world. This powerful pop opera is an emotional tale about forbidden love, the tragedies of war and the sacrifices made to achieve the American Dream. Tony Award-winning musical Miss Saigon, created by the visionaries behind Les Miserables, features a touching love story told through a series of sensational musical numbers including “Why God Why?” and “The American Dream.”

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