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Kansas City's Starlight Theatre offers Frosty Fun Days for youth 6-10

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Starlight Theatre, the summer Mecca for great outdoor theater and dining takes on a whole different strategy and involvement during the winter months when many people would never dream of going to the outdoor venue, but for young artists ages 6-10 they can ring in the New Year at Starlight Theatre during Frosty Fun Days, January 2 and 3 at Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road.

During Frosty Fun Days, students will warm up their imaginations while embarking on a one- or two-day journey through the world of theatre, a Starlight Theatre spokesman said. Led by theatre professionals, campers will spend each morning exploring theatre games, storytelling, music, dance and movement. Plus campers will have the opportunity to try their hands at making props. Afternoons will be spent creating a piece of live theatre (using those handmade props) to present to an audience of fellow campers during the Shivery Showoff. Each day will be a unique experience focused around a different wintery theme.

“Each Frosty Fun Day is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. Participants must bring a sack lunch. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. The cost is $45 for one day or $81 for both days (a 10 percent savings). Before Care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. for an additional $5 per day; After Care is available from 3:50 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $15 per day,” a press release stated.

Registration forms may be downloaded from the website: kcstarlight.com beginning October 28. For more information, contact Andy Pierce at (816) 997-1134 or education@kcstarlight.com.

Starlight Theatre, winner the 2013 IAVM Venue of Excellence Award, is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in Kansas City. Starlight holds claim to being the second largest outdoor producing theatre in the country.

Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre 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 musical theatre award program for local high schools and students in the country.

Located on 16 acres, Starlight's venue includes rehearsal halls, gift store, club area for dining, concessions, gardens, fountains and a 10-story, climate-controlled stage. For more information, visit the website: kcstarlight.com.

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