Theater review: 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' is a fun ride for the family at Fair Park Music Hall

June 24th, 2009

12:36 AM CDT on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 By LAWSON TAITTE / The Dallas Morning News   Cute kids. A quartet of hilarious villains. A whole pack of trained dogs. A production number with a samba that sizzles. What more could a family musical possibly need?   How about a magical car that floats,… Read more »

5th Anniversary STAGE RIGHT Press Conference

June 5th, 2009

Dallas TX 11:15am Breaking News Steven Hall, Webmaster, DSM We just completed the press conference for the 5th Anniversary of our “Stage Right” youth outreach program. Mayor Leppert and Chief of Police Kunkle spoke along with co-founders of the program DSM President Michael Jenkins & Dallas Police Detective “Monty” Moncibais. Details on the “Stage Right”… Read more »

Theater review: Topol stays in character for Dallas Summer Musicals' 'Fiddler on the Roof'

May 21st, 2009

10:15 AM CDT on Thursday, May 21, 2009 By LAWSON TAITTE / The Dallas Morning   Nobody finds it odd when a violinist or pianist is still playing a favorite concerto at the end of a 40-year career. So why be surprised that Topol is still playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof?  … Read more »

Theater review: RENT brings New York polish to Music Hall stage

May 6th, 2009

By LAWSON TAITTE / The Dallas Morning News 12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, May 6, 2009     A little distance brings things into focus: Rent is incomparably the greatest Broadway musical in, say, the last 30 years, and the farewell tour that the Dallas Summer Musicals brought to Fair Park Music Hall on… Read more »

Theater review: Stacy Keach is a marvel in 'Frost/Nixon' at the Majestic

April 30th, 2009

11:20 AM CDT on Thursday, April 30, 2009 By Lawson Taitte / The Dallas Morning News   President Richard M. Nixon may never have achieved the rehabilitation in public esteem he so craved in his lifetime. He’s got it now, though, at least as Stacy Keach plays him in Frost/Nixon.   Peter Morgan’s play… Read more »

Entertainment Bailout Special Discount on THE PAJAMA GAME

March 9th, 2009

Hello to all the DSM fans! As I mentioned yesterday, I was blown away by THE PAJAMA GAME on Tuesday night. #1 — I couldn’t believe they fit a set that elaborate on to that stage, because the Majestic stage is considerably smaller and intimate than the Music Hall stage. #2 The choreography, singing and… Read more »

Theater Review: 'The Rat Pack – Live at the Sands' is almost as good as being there

March 5th, 2009

12:05 AM CST on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 By LAWSON TAITTE / The Dallas Morning News ltaitte@dallasnews.comOriginal post   An airline ticket can get you to Las Vegas quite reasonably these days. A time machine that’ll get you there a half-century ago is another matter. That’s the goal of The Rat Pack – Live at… Read more »

DSM and Social Networking

January 9th, 2009

Are you curious about this increasingly ever-present catch phrase called “Social Networking”? …About Facebook, Twitter, Myspace & Yelp, to name a few of the more than 1000+ and growing networks online? Think of all the ways you network in real life–jobs, friends, family, etc… Social networking sites are simply a way to contact and connect… Read more »

FROST / NIXON: Movie vs. Stage Production

January 8th, 2009

Happy New Year all, Here is a re-post from the Minneapolis Post regarding the hit show that is coming to The Majestic Theatre. (Tickets are not yet on sale–stay tuned for the on sale date!) Minneapolis Post Review: ‘Frost/Nixon’ (the play) packs a lot of punchBy Ed Huyck Published Wed, Jan 7 2009 You can… Read more »

In a season marked by giving and glad tidings, it's better to give wisely.

December 19th, 2008

  Giving to worthy causes makes a huge impact on the community. It improves the lives of those who are giving and those who are receiving. Your 2008 year-end gift can significantly reduce your income taxes, while providing meaningful support to DSM.   Annual fund contributions close the gap between ticket sales and operating costs…. Read more »

A message from Mary Poppins!

December 18th, 2008

Sing along to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in the annual Walt Disney World Christmas Parade. MARY POPPINS National Tour stars Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee will perform the classic tongue-twister on Main Street, U.S.A. along with hundreds of dancers.   Here are some interesting fun facts regarding our appearance:   • Ashley and Gavin will be joined by… Read more »

THE MAJESTIC SERIES released for single ticket sales

December 16th, 2008

After many inquiries and requests, we have just decided to release the THE MAJESTIC SERIES to go on “soft-sale” this Friday morning, Dec. 19 at 10am. So that will be only these shows:   BOB THE BUILDER Feb. 21 – 22, 2009 @ The Majestic Theatre Bob the Builder Show Page   RAT PACK LIVE… Read more »

MAMMA MIA! to replace TARZAN due to tour cancellation

December 15th, 2008

Here is the official release from President and Managing Director, Michael Jenkins regarding TARZAN: With deep regret Dallas Summer Musicals announces that Disney’s TARZAN will not be coming to Dallas this year. The touring production of TARZAN has been canceled due to circumstances beyond the control of Dallas Summer Musicals and the DSM team is… Read more »

DSM Benefit Auction on eBay

December 9th, 2008

Benefiting the DSM Academy of Performing Arts $1500 value Go to:   Hey everyone, here’s your chance to win the ULTIMATE BROADWAY PACKAGE!   One lucky winner will receive 2 Opening night tickets to:   -Happy Days -Wizard of Oz -Chitty Chitty Bang Bang -A Chorus Line -Legally Blonde -Mamma Mia! -Mary Poppins  … Read more »

Give the Gift of BROADWAY!

November 25th, 2008

Dallas Summer Musicals Awarded 6 Major Theatrical Awards. Achievement by a southwest regional non-profit theatre group is unprecedented

November 5th, 2008

DSM Special Events and Announcements Contact: Sharon Adams 214-343-4402 Dallas Summer Musicals Shows PR: Jo Ann Holt 214-421-5678 ext 109     (November 1, 2008 – Dallas) It all began in June 2007 when Michael Jenkins, President and Managing Director, Dallas Summer Musicals and Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) were bestowed with the incredible… Read more »

"Hilarious" comes to Dallas: The Second City

October 29th, 2008

THE SECOND CITY NOVEMBER 11-16, 2008 The Majestic Theatre   Chances are if you’re not from Chicago, you may not know about THE SECOND CITY. However, you’ve been laughing with/to their comedians for years. Recognize any of these guys?   Performing a special medley of classic scenes, songs, and improvisation, THE SECOND CITY TOURING COMPANY… Read more »


October 7th, 2008

Dear Music Hall THE COLOR PURPLE patrons, Fair-goers, and Footballers: We expect record heavy traffic for the TX-OU football game this Saturday. Please consider arriving early than you may have planned to avoid traffic (at least 2-3 hours early). The State Fair is opening their gates at 7 AM. Football fans will probably take up… Read more »

Hot Shows Around The Stage World – Do you know about FROST / NIXON?

October 3rd, 2008

THE FACE-OFF OF THE CENTURY, LIVE ON STAGE Direct from Broadway   “A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.” Nixon’s secret of overcoming adversity – written in a private note to Ted Kennedy after the Chappaquiddick incident in 1969.   “If an individual wants to be a… Read more »

In 'Purple', story is the star

October 3rd, 2008

In ‘Purple’, story is the star By PUNCH SHAW Special to the Star-Telegram permalink to the post on Star-Telegram website   DALLAS — In the end, it is the story that prevails. The Color Purple, a musical retelling of Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that opened at the Music Hall at Fair Park on… Read more »