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 »


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 »

Your 2015 DSM Holiday Gift Guide is Here!

November 25th, 2015

It’s that time of year again – gift buying season is here! Sometimes the task can be a bit daunting, but we’ve got your current (and soon-to-be) Broadway fans covered! Check out Dallas Summer Musicals’ Holiday Gift Guide for some ideas and inspiration! Choose Your Own Packages are perfect if you want to see multiple… Read more »


November 17th, 2015

Ashley Brown’s goosebump-giving rendition of, “Climb Every Mountain” –bring tissues because it might bring a tear to your eye! Hear a taste of it in this video: The velvet harmonies of Kerstin Anderson (Maria) and Ashley Brown (Mother Abess)! The ever-so-charming patriarch, Ben Davis as Captain Von Trapp! (Not to mention his awesome blog devoted… Read more »

Brand New Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Makes North Texas Debut and DFW loves it!

November 9th, 2015

Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth are delighted to co-present the North Texas debut of the brand new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Music Hall at Fair Park November 3-22, 2015. Directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, the spirited and romantic story of Maria and… Read more »

John R. Clutts Chairs the 5th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards!

October 22nd, 2015

John R. Clutts Chairs The 5th Annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards Mark your calendars for the Awards Show on Thursday, April 14, 2016 (Dallas, TX –August 28, 2015) Michael A. Jenkins, President and Managing Director, Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM), announced long-time supporter and DSM Board member John R. Clutts has… Read more »

Meet Our Showbiz Top 10!

October 16th, 2015

The DSM Showbiz Crew is Dallas Summer Musicals newest initiative to bring together a group of 10 young individuals that have a passion for the performing arts and who are social media savvy. The purpose of the group is to have a young and fresh perspective from each advocate about their experience throughout our 2015-2016… Read more »

Brand New Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Makes North Texas Debut!

October 8th, 2015

MAKES NORTH TEXAS DEBUT NOVEMBER 3-22, 2015 AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK & AUGUST 17-21, 2016 AT BASS PERFORMANCE HALL. “Sparkling, fresh and lively.” – Los Angeles Times “An unabashed paean to the healing power of art.” – Hollywood Reporter “Go see The Sound of Music, as it will be unlike any other… Read more »


October 6th, 2015

In honor of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC, we are holding a SOUND OF MUSIC SING-OFF! If you have confidence that your group can effortlessly do-re-mi through any SOUND OF MUSIC song, now is your time to shine! Who can participate? • Anyone! • Families, groups of friends, schools or choirs – all… Read more »

Musical Mondays – October Update for DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards!

October 5th, 2015

You are invited to… THE 5th ANNUAL DSM HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS! 500 of the most talented performers from over 70 schools, with a professional 25 piece orchestra, compete for 16 awards and 7 scholarships… live on stage at THE Largest Theatre in Big “D.” Save the date! Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at the… Read more »