Kansas City Starlight announces 2023 Broadway Season

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Starlight Theater announces its 2023 AdventHealth Broadway Series // Photo courtesy of the Starlight Theater

The Starlight Theater’s summer 2023 season is 

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary tour, Jesus Christ Superstar becomes the first featured show to hit the stage. With lyrics and music by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar takes place during the final weeks of Jesus as seen through his friend and betrayer, Judas. The show will run from June 20, 2023 though June 25, 2023.

Immediately following these performances, Jesus Christ Superstar will be followed by several showings of the hit musical 1776. Set during the year of its title, John Adams sets out to convince the founding fathers to sign the Declaration of Independence. 1776 will run from July 25, 2023 – July 30, 2023.

Next comes the Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning musical, Jagged Little Pill. This musical takes the audience into a suburban family’s lives, unpacking their addiction, trauma, and sexual identity struggles. Tour recommends for ages 14 & up. Jagged Little Pill will run from Aug. 1, 2023 through Aug. 6, 2023.

Last in the roster is Come From Away. This performance follows the story of the passengers of the 38 planes that touched down in Newfoundland following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The show runs from Aug. 29, 2023 through Sept. 3, 2023. 

The finale show of this season is yet to be announced.

Out of this list come two Weekend Special shows featuring Tootsie, running from May 19, 2023 through May 21, 2023, and Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles, running from July 21, 2023 through July 23, 2023. 

For more information, visit the Starlight Theater website.

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