Martha and Jack Steadman Fountain

Location: Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO

Owner: Kansas City Parks & Recreation Department

Artist/Designer: Mackey, Mitchell and Zahner

Dates: Dedicated August 26, 1997

The City of Fountains Foundation holds an endowment for this fountain.


Near the west entrance of Starlight Theatre sits this fountain backed by a beautifully landscaped terrace. It was donated to the theatre in honor of long-time Starlight supporters Martha and Jack Steadman.

Jack is a former president of the Kansas City Chiefs and he also served as president of the Starlight Board of Directors in 1984-85, led the theatre's first-ever capital campaign with Anita Gorman in the 1980s, led a second capital campaign that resulted in the construction of the new stage in 2000, received Starlight's first and only Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, and remained a Starlight Board member until his passing in July 2015.

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The City of Fountains Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the conservation of the historic fountains and sculptures in the Kansas City area. 

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