The 2017 Nominees Are In!

April 4th, 2017

  We’ve waited all year – amazing performances from amazing high schools were judged by industry professionals starting last fall through this spring. Now, we can finally announce the nominees for the 6th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards! See the full list of nominees and honorable mentions below. Congratulations to all of the… Read more »


DSM HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS KICK OFF PARTY

February 24th, 2017

  DALLASITE AND TWO-TIME TONY AWARD® NOMINEE STARK SANDS IS NAMED RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 FULLINWIDER AWARD AT DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS KICK OFF PARTY 2017 Breaks All Records for Participating Schools! Seventy six schools are participating showcasing seventy six productions   Dallas, TX (February 23, 2016) – The Zodiac at… Read more »


DSM’s Best Actor and Best Actress Make DSM History in New York City!

July 5th, 2016

Best Actor John Fredrickson from Guyer High School placed as a finalist and won a scholarship and Best Actress Kaiden Mains from Waxahachie High School won a scholarship            (July 1, 2016- Dallas, TX)    The 5th Annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards (DSM HSMTA) Best Actor John Fredrickson from Guyer High School… 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »