'Coffee Talk' on Wednesday at Starlight designed for young professionals

Center Stage – Young Professionals of Starlight Theatre will host “Coffee Talk,” a networking and question and answer session with Russ Welsh and Ellen Darling from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. November 28 at Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road.

Russ Welsh is the Chief Executive Officer of Polsinelli Shughart, incoming Chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Chairperson of the Starlight Board of Directors. Ellen Z. Darling is Chief Executive Officer of Zimmer Real Estate Services and a Vice Chair of the Starlight Board of Directors.

The cost is $5 per person and will include coffee and pastries. Reservations can be made online at www.kcstarlight.com; by email at groups@kcstarlight.com; or by calling (816) 997-1137.

Center Stage – Young Professionals of Starlight is a new membership group recently launched to encourage young professionals to become advocates of Starlight through networking, arts philanthropy and exclusive Broadway show and concert opportunities. The membership group, co-chaired by Starlight board members Katie Dunn Fitzgerald and McClain Bryant, has already sponsored three very successful events, including a Networking Night at Grand Street Café, Memphis Backstage Bash After-Party and the Jason Mraz VIP Club event during the summer.

Starlight Theatre, a not-for-profit organization, is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in Kansas City and the second largest theatre of its kind in the United States. The organization is dedicated to producing, presenting and promoting excellence in musical theatre and the performing arts for diverse audiences of all ages, with continued programming for families and children. Starlight strives to enrich the region for all residents and visitors by building appreciation for the performing arts, making live theatre and music affordable and accessible, providing superior theatre arts education and community outreach programs, and delivering exceptional customer service.

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