NORTH TEXAS STUDENTS COMPETE TONIGHT IN THE JIMMY® AWARDS STREAMED ON FACEBOOK LIVE

June 26th, 2017

  The ninth annual Jimmy® Awards will be held today Monday, June 26th at 7:30 p.m. (EST) at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. North Texans John Fredrickson and Shelby Priddy will be representing their… Read more »


All In A Day’s Work: 2016 NHSMTA │THE AWARDS│

June 29th, 2016

As John Fredrickson says, HOOHA! Congratulations are in order for our DSM High School Musical Theatre Award-winning Best Actor and Actress, John and Kaiden! Out of 62 students from across the nation, both were recognized at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards  on Monday night! Kaiden Maines received the NHSMTA $2,500 Special Recognition Scholarship,… Read more »


All In A Day’s Work: 2016 NHSMTA │DAY 5│

June 24th, 2016

DAY 5   Today was so exiting! It was my first day in production group! Today we learned the choreography for the production number and we had the dance captain from ON YOUR FEET come and teach it to us! While I’m here, I”m getting to spend time making new friends (that I love). Here are… Read more »


All In A Day’s Work: 2016 NHSMTA │DAY 3│

June 22nd, 2016

DAY 3   Today was full of hard work and excitement! We started off by choreographing the entire opening number and running it about 100 times! (No joke). We also learned what group we would be in. I was placed in the Production Group- which means that I will be in a group that gets… Read more »


All In A Day’s Work: 2016 NHSMTA │DAY 2│

June 21st, 2016

DAY 2 John and Kaiden recap their second day at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City! Here are a few behind-the-scenes images provided by NHSMTA: Via @JimmyAwards Instagram: “Like a blank canvas #jimmyawards #blackbox” Via @JimmyAwards Instagram: “First day of yoga. What a way to start the day. #jimmyawards” Via… Read more »


All In A Day’s Work: 2016 NHSMTA │DAY 1│

June 20th, 2016

DAY 1 It’s that time of year again! DSM’s High School Musical Theatre Award-winning Best Actor and Actress, John Fredrickson and Kaiden Maines, are off to New York City to compete in the 2016  National Highs School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA)! John and Kaiden will participate in a week-long training intensive with Broadway industry professionals… Read more »


The road to the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards – Day 6

June 30th, 2015

Hi DSM Fans! We are back for Day 6 of the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards! Yesterday was the big day for Chris and Katelyn – they got to perform on Broadway for the very first time! Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the performance here at home. Last night was the Jimmy… Read more »


The road to the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards – Day 5

June 29th, 2015

Hi DSM Fans! We are back for Day 5 of the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards! Yesterday, Chris and Katelyn had another very full day of rehearsal, but ended the day with their auditions for the National HSMTA Judges! Check out below what they had to say about their day! From Katelyn: Hi… Read more »


The road to the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards – Day 4

June 28th, 2015

Hi DSM Fans! We are back for Day 4 of the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards! Yesterday, Katelyn and Chris sent us a quick video talking about their very challenging (but rewarding) day of rigorous rehearsal. Check it out!   Chris also gave us a quick summary of the day. Here it is:… Read more »


The road to the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards – Day 3

June 27th, 2015

Hi DSM Fans! We are back for Day 3 of the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards! Before we give you the update on Day 3, our 2015 Best Actor Winner Chris Clark sent us his thoughts on his 2nd Day in NYC. Take a look: 6/25/15 12am Tonight we saw An American in… Read more »


The road to the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards – Blog 2

June 26th, 2015

Hi DSM Fans! We are back for round 2 of the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards. This time Chris and Katelyn sent us some neat little videos they capture of their journey from day 2 in NYC. Take a look below. Here is a sneak peek of their adventures from day 3. Check… Read more »


DSM's Best Actor & Actress on the road to the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards

June 25th, 2015

Hello DSM Fans! It’s that time of year when after countless hours of searching for the best of the best we get to experience the National High School Musical Theatre Awards through the eyes of our very own 2015 DSM HSMTA Best Actor (Chris Clark) and Best Actress (Katelyn Cave) as they spend a whole week… Read more »


All In A Day's Work – Day 7 at NHSMTA (Last Day)!

July 3rd, 2013

Good mid-morning DSM Fans! I can’t believe how quickly time has flown – Dakota and Cameron are already home from NYC! Yesterday was their last day at the National HSMTA, and it was a nice change from the craziness that had happened all week. Check out their final thoughts about their trip below! DAKOTA: The… Read more »


All In A Day's Work – Day 6 at NHSMTA!

July 2nd, 2013

Good morning DSM Fans! Yesterday was the day Cameron and Dakota had been waiting for since they won Best Actor and Actress just a couple of months ago – the National High School Musical Theatre Awards show! Day 6 for them was an “emotional rollercoaster” day, but the best one they’ve had the entire week…. Read more »


All In A Day's Work – Day 5 at NHSMTA!

July 1st, 2013

Good morning DSM Fans! Yesterday was Day 5 for Cameron and Dakota at the National HSMTA. I know I speak for them when I say it was their most challenging and rewarding day so far! Check out what they had to say about their day below! DAKOTA: Today we finally finished the opening and closing… Read more »


All In A Day's Work – Day 4 at NHSMTA 2013

June 30th, 2013

Good afternoon DSM Fans! Yesterday was Day 4 in NYC at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards for Cameron and Dakota. It was a full day full of surprises, stress, and so much fun! Check out what they had to say about their day yesterday below! DAKOTA: Today started off a little scary when… Read more »


All In A Day's Work – Day 3 at NHSMTA 2013

June 29th, 2013

Good mid-morning DSM Fans! Day 3 in New York City for Dakota & Cameron was yesterday! They are in the thick of rehearsals and coaching, and they have been working their tails off! Please see below for pictures and their comments about their day yesterday! DAKOTA: Another busy day rehearsing (which is more fun than… Read more »


All In A Day's Work – Day 2 at NHSMTA 2013

June 28th, 2013

Good morning DSM Fans! Yesterday was Day 2 in NYC for Cameron and Dakota. What a long, tiring, but amazing day they both had! Check out below what they had to say about their day! (These comments were from 11:30pm last night.) DAKOTA: Hello again! After a quick review of the opening and closing number… Read more »