What is KC SuperStar?
KC SuperStar is the annual fundraiser for the Jewish Community of Greater Kansas City. In addition to providing an amazing opportunity to support The J, KC SuperStar is an “American Idol” style competition that awards the $10,000 Edward & Ellen Rose Family Scholarship to the best high school singer in the Kansas City metropolitan area. After auditions and semifinals, judges select 10 finalists to compete in an exhilarating show where the audience votes electronically for the winner of the $10,000 prize and the title of KC SuperStar.
Up Next: Semifinals
Monday, June 3 at 7 pm
Congratulations to our Semifinalists!
Finals: Who will win the $10,000 scholarship?
Sunday, August 25 at 7 pm
At least 10 finalists compete to be the next KC SuperStar
KC SUPERSTAR BENEFICIARIES:
Proceeds from KC SuperStar support scholarships and programming throughout The Jewish Community Center (The J), providing meals, transportation, education, camp, wellness programs and the arts to so many deserving children, families, and senior adults. The J is a respected leader in the areas of child development, youth services, cultural arts, and senior adult programming, as well as fitness and sports activities and is open to all faiths and backgrounds. KC SuperStar continues to support The Reat Griffin Underwood Rising Stars Fund. This fund directly supports Performing Arts education and training programs for youth ages 14-21. This year a portion of the amount raised by KCSS will also support The J’s Capital Campaign. More information about The J’s exciting building expansion can be found below.
CELEBRITY HOST + PERFORMER:
Phillipa Soo is best known for originating the role of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda in the Broadway mega-hit Hamilton. Soo was nominated for the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Lead Actress in a Musical. Additional stage credits include co-starring on Broadway in The Parisian Woman with Uma Thurman, the title role in the Broadway Musical Amélie, and starring as “Natasha” in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. This year she will co-star in the CBS drama “The Code,” and was recently in the feature film “Here and Now” with Sarah Jessica Parker. Soo is a graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division.
All KC SuperStar patrons will enjoy a pre-show community party. Sponsors of $10,000 and up, and J Legacy Society members attending the event, are invited to a VIP Meet & Greet reception with Phillipa Soo after the show.