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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Kansas City Starlight Theatre

There's something about a Starlight night

four stars

90.58

4600 Starlight Road Kansas City, MO 64132
tel: (800) 776-1730   Web Site
EIN: 44-0552079

Board Leadership
Ora Reynolds
Chair

CEO
Richard Baker
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.58 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Kansas City Starlight Theatre is to present first quality professional entertainment and arts education to diverse audiences, while building an appreciation for the performing arts and preserving and enhancing the Starlight venue for future generations. As it carries out this mission, Starlight will remain committed to family-oriented entertainment at affordable prices, with a focus on musical theatre. Starlight Theatre's vision is to be the premier entertainment treasure of the heartland, where performing arts share center stage with education. Presenting Broadway entertainment since 1951, Starlight is Kansas City's oldest and largest performing arts organization.

The mission of Kansas City Starlight Theatre is to present first quality professional entertainment and arts education to diverse audiences, while building an appreciation for the performing arts and preserving and enhancing the Starlight venue for future generations. As it carries out this mission, Starlight will remain committed to family-oriented entertainment at affordable prices, with a focus on musical theatre. Starlight Theatre's vision is to be the premier entertainment treasure of the heartland, where performing arts share center stage with education. Presenting Broadway entertainment since 1951, Starlight is Kansas City's oldest and largest performing arts organization.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Total number of free admissions
12,710
Total number of performances
100
Total number of audience members
245,478
Total number of off-site performances held
32
Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded
16,000
Number of competition entrants
48
Number of entities served by expertise
28,594
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.33
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kansas City Starlight Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kansas City Starlight Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Our largest community engagement program, the Blue Star Awards, serving more than 50 area high schools, convened a student council for the first time in 2019 This student council not only provided valuable feedback that shaped new elements of the program but also aided the enhancement of communication with students, educators and families
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kansas City Starlight Theatre (MO) 90.58 four stars
Artis—Naples (FL) 95.65 four stars
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (CA) 93.21 four stars
Western Folklife Center (NV) 90.60 four stars
Jacob Burns Film Center (NY) 94.86 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $390,644
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $591,136
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $287,015
Total Contributions $1,268,795
   Program Service Revenue $19,382,816
Total Primary Revenue $20,651,611
   Other Revenue $532,656
TOTAL REVENUE $21,184,267
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $20,328,904
   Administrative Expenses $1,433,138
   Fundraising Expenses $500,044
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,262,086
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,077,819
   
Net Assets $24,363,624

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Concert Entertainment $10,769,660 53.0%
Broadway Entertainment $9,103,182 44.8%
Education & Outreach Programs $456,062 2.2%

Ratings History
Kansas City Starlight Theatre has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2019 90.58 four stars
2017-09 07/01/2018 95.40 four stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 95.36 four stars
2015-09 09/01/2016 91.27 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 91.15 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 92.11 four stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 84.03 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 90.31 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 87.96 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 86.83 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 07/01/2011 81.02 three stars
2009-09 09/01/2010 90.53 four stars
2008-09 10/01/2009 78.03 two stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 77.85 two stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 65.66 one star
2005-09 07/01/2006 77.10 two stars
2004-09 05/01/2005 79.58 two stars
2003-09 09/01/2004 64.82 one star
2002-09 08/01/2003 88.08 three stars
2001-09 04/15/2003 79.36 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 44-0552079
Name in IRS Master File STARLIGHT THEATRE ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS CITY INC
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1951
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2019
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$290,917 1.30% Richard Baker President & CEO $13,160

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kansas City Starlight Theatre (MO) 90.58 four stars
Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY) 85.14 three stars
Bay Chamber Concerts (ME) 86.63 three stars
Stamford Center for the Arts (CT) 86.90 three stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 89.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kansas City Starlight Theatre
4600 Starlight Road
Kansas City, MO 64132
tel: (800) 776-1730
fax: (816) 361-6398
EIN: 44-0552079

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Board Leadership

Ora Reynolds
Chair

CEO

Richard Baker
President, CEO

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