Eyewitness

Time Capsule: Opening night at Starlight Theatre

View of Starlight Theatre on opening night in June 1951.
View of Starlight Theatre on opening night in June 1951. File photo

Originally published in 1951

On June 25, 1951, Starlight Theatre officially opened its first regular season with the operetta “The Desert Song” by Sigmund Romberg. The show was sold out, and other photographs from the night show men in three-piece suits and women in crinolines, which must have been awfully stuffy by modern standards on a warm Kansas City summer evening.

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