DSM Chair issues second statement on Jenkins

May 2nd, 2016

DSM Chair issues second statement on Jenkins Board Chair Munselle says forensic examination of financials led to decision (DALLAS, May 2, 2016)–Ted Munselle, the volunteer chairman of Dallas Summer Musicals, today released a further statement regarding leadership changes at the organization. Earlier today, DSM confirmed that Michael Jenkins is no longer the president and managing… Read more »


Dallas Summer Musicals to Chart New Course

May 2nd, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals to Chart New Course  Veteran Arts Administrator David Hyslop named Interim Managing Director   (DALLAS, May 2, 2016) – The Dallas Summer Musicals announced today the beginning of “a new generation” of leadership at DSM, the non-profit institution that has delivered Broadway musical theater to North Texas for 76 years. David Hyslop,… Read more »


WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats!

April 18th, 2016

*     *     * PERFORMANCES BEGIN APRIL 20 – MAY 22 AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK  A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to to the Music Hall at Fair Park with performances from April 20 – May 22 presented by Dallas Summer… Read more »


DSM Guest Blog: My First Experience at the DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards

April 15th, 2016

DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards started in 2012, just as I was wrapping up my first year of college. Over the next couple years, I heard it mentioned as my former high school and high school friends were nominated for different awards, not knowing that I would end up as an intern for DSM…. Read more »


WINNERS ANNOUNCED – DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards – #dsmhsmta16

April 14th, 2016

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners for the 5th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards! BEST FEATURED ACTOR Abilene H.S. & Cooper H.S. – Jess Westman as JoJo, Seussical Aledo H.S. – Andy Brite as Underling, The Drowsy Chaperone All Saints’ Episcopal School – Austin Decker as Robert Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone… Read more »


Hearing Impaired Students and Families Experience DSM Hear Us Now!® During Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID

April 9th, 2016

DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS SPONSORS HEARING IMPAIRED STUDENTS AND FAMILIES TO EXPERIENCE DSM HEAR US NOW!® DURING DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID    (Dallas, TX) Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) in conjunction with the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and UTD, sponsored just over 60 hearing impaired students and their families to experience DSM’s newest advances in… Read more »


WICKED – BROADWAY’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER RETURNS TO NORTH TEXAS!

April 8th, 2016

BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND WINNIE HOLZMAN BASED ON THE NOVEL BY GREGORY MAGUIRE BROADWAY’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER RETURNS TO DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS  APRIL 20 – MAY 22 AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK *        *        * TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE Dallas, TX (April 4, 2016) – Broadway’s biggest blockbuster and Dallas’s most popular musical, will return to The… Read more »


DSM’s Production of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID Is Back By Popular Demand and the DFW Metroplex is loving it!

March 21st, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth are thrilled to co-present DSM’s production of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Music Hall at Fair Park March 11-27, 2016. This colorful production will make its Fort Worth debut at Bass Performance Hall March 29 – April 3, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. In… Read more »


Dallas Summer Musicals Curtain Call Kicks-Off at Bistro 31

March 18th, 2016

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Music Hall at Fair Park (October 29, 2015 – Dallas, TX)   Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) Curtain Call kicked-off its 2016 gala Cirque du Musicale on October 26th at a soirée hosted by Bistro 31 in Highland Park Village. Gala chairs Suzanne and David Palmlund… Read more »


And the Nominees are in!!

March 14th, 2016

And the Nominees are in! We’ve waited all year – amazing performances from amazing high schools were judged by industry professionals since last fall through a couple of weeks ago. Now, we can finally announce the nominees for the 5th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards! See the full list below (in alpha order… Read more »


Dallas Summer Musicals Community Performance is Sold Out!

March 2nd, 2016

First community performance will reach over 3,400 families and children from 43 nonprofit organizations and DISD schools   Dallas, TX – Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) announces its new investment in creating public access to the performing arts, the DSM Community Performance, has sold out! Engaging families and children from 38 nonprofit organizations and 5… Read more »


Two-Time Tony Award-Winner THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Makes North Texas Debut!

February 8th, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals is thrilled to present the North Texas debut of one of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at the Music Hall at Fair Park February, 2-14, 2016. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY tells the story of Iowa housewife… Read more »


Discover The Bridges of Madison County: The Power of Music

February 5th, 2016

THE POWER OF MUSIC “The lyric theatre felt like the perfect vehicle to tell the story of Robert and Francesca.” —Jason Robert Brown, Composer, The Bridges of Madison County   Composer’s Notes I had been writing comedies for several years, and the longer lines of romance and yearning and fantasy had been building up, swirling… Read more »


Discover The Bridges of Madison County: MARSHA NORMAN

February 3rd, 2016

CONVERSATION WITH PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING WRITER MARSHA NORMAN              by Journalist/Teaching Artist Marcos Nájera Marcos: Thank you for taking the time to talk with us Marsha. We want to give people a chance to learn a little about this story and you —a member of the creative team — before they experience The Bridges of Madison County…. Read more »


Discover The Bridges of Madison County: Lighting Design

February 2nd, 2016

  When caught up in story, lost in drama, wiping tears of laughter or sorrow from our eyes, we don’t normally think of the set and the lights as part of the journey. But they are. These design elements provide the context for the story — establishing the tone, mood and style of a show…. Read more »


Discover the Bridges of Madison County: THE REAL BRIDGES

January 28th, 2016

  THEY ARE IN THE TITLE of all three incarnations of the story. They are a character in their own right. A focal point and instigator of the action of the novel, film and musical. They are the real bridges of Madison County and they have a rich history. In the mid-1880s as the population… Read more »


Discover the Bridges of Madison County: COSTUME DESIGN

January 26th, 2016

  “As designers, it is our responsibility to search for those KEY VISUAL ELEMENTS that guide our journey through the story.”—Catherine Zuber, Costume Designer, The Bridges of Madison County. THE OLD CLICHÉ — “First impressions are everything” — is true; especially on the stage. Another cliché that theatre keeps alive — “Clothes make the man.”… Read more »


DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS WELCOMES NEW BOARD LEADERSHIP NAMING TED MUNSELLE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD FOR ITS 76TH SEASON

January 20th, 2016

Dallas, TX (January 20, 2016) – Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM), the largest producer of live theatrical entertainment in North Texas, has named Ted Munselle, a business executive and civic leader, Chairman of the DSM Board of Directors for 2016. Munselle’s love for musical theatre started early and was solidified in 1978, when he married… Read more »


CONTESTS ALERT – The Bridges of Madison County

January 19th, 2016

The Tony Award-winning musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will make its Dallas debut at the Music Hall at Fair Park, February 2-14, 2016, and we’d like to give you the opportunity to win tickets to Opening Night!  We have 2 contests happening right now – The Bridges Photo Exhibition and the BRIDGES: Covered Music… Read more »


ELF The Broadway Musical brings its sparklejollytwinklejingley cheer to Dallas!

December 15th, 2015

Dallas Summer Musicals fills the Musical Hall with a warm festive glow as it kicks off the holiday season with the splashy, peppy, sugar-sprinkled holiday entertainment production of ELF The Musical at the Music Hall at Fair Park December 8-20, 2015. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF is the hilarious tale… Read more »