10th Anniversary KC SuperStar
Annual Fundraiser for The J
What is KC SuperStar?
Now in its 10th year, KC SuperStar is an “American Idol” style competition that awards the $10,000 Edward and Ellen Rose Scholarship to the most talented high school singer in Kansas City. More than 200 students from the Kanas City metro audition and compete to make it to the finals.
Congratulations to the 10 KC SuperStar Finalists!
From left to right: Erika Kolseth, Sophia Schulte, Jacob Collier, Sam Wise, Sam Aubuchon,
Alexa Morgan, Miguel Reyes, Maurissa Cunningham, Emma Mathieson, Rachel Hudson
Special thanks to the evening's host Abby Eden of Fox4
and to all who auditioned, competed in semifinals, and those who support these talented performers!
Up Next: Finals
Who will win the $10,000 scholarship?
Join us for an exhilarating show where the audience ultimately selects the winner via electronic voting. Total
scholarship and prize money exceeds $22,000 with first place receiving a $10,000 scholarship and the title of KC SuperStar 2019!
Sunday, August 25 at 7 pm
Johnson County Community College - Yardley Hall
KC SUPERSTAR BENEFICIARIES:
Proceeds from KC SuperStar support scholarships and programming throughout The Jewish Community Center (The J), provides meals, transportation, education, camp, wellness programs and the arts to so many deserving children, families, and senior adults. The J is open to all faiths and backgrounds and is a respected leader in the areas of child development, youth services, cultural arts, and senior programming, as well as fitness and sports activities. KC SuperStar continues to support The Reat Griffin Underwood Rising Stars Fund. This fund 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.