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 »


Now Announced – Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Musical for DSM HSMTA!

March 30th, 2015

The final 3 Nominations for the 4th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards have been announced! Congratulations to each high school, students, and teachers for an outstanding year of musicals! See the list below. For the full list of nominations, check out our website at www.dsmhsmta.org! Best Actress Colleyville Heritage High School- Monica Lockwood… Read more »


Nominees Announced for DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards!

March 29th, 2015

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 few weeks ago. Now, we can finally announce the nominees for the 4th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards! Well, all but the Best Actor, Best Actress, and… Read more »


Nancy Natinsky Chairs 4th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards

March 23rd, 2015

Nancy Natinsky Chairs 4th Annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards Finalists announced Monday, March 30 | Awards Show Wednesday, April 29 (Dallas, TX – March 6, 2015) Michael A. Jenkins, President and Managing Director, Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) announced long-time supporter and DSM Board Vice-President Community Relations Co-Chair Nancy Natinsky has… Read more »


Breaking All Records – DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards

December 3rd, 2014

Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards Breaks All Records Sixty-five schools are participating – more than double our first year’s total   (Dallas, TX – November 3, 2014) Michael A. Jenkins, President and Managing Director, Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) is thrilled to announce record breaking news! In its fourth year of the program,… Read more »


Tomorrow – You're Invited to Kick-Off DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards' Season 3!

August 24th, 2013

Join us for DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards’ Season 3 Kick-Off Event Tomorrow, August 25th at 3pm at the Studio Movie Grill on Royal Lane in Dallas! EVERY LITTLE STEP explores the incredible journey of A CHORUS LINE from ambitious idea to international phenomenon. It compares and contrasts the original musical with the 2006… 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 »


All In A Day's Work – Day 1 at NHSMTA 2013

June 27th, 2013

Good afternoon DSM Fans! Day 1 in New York City for Dakota and Cameron (the Best Actress & Best Actor from the 2013 DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards) was yesterday, and what a great day it was for them both! Please see below for pictures and Dakota and Cameron’s comments about their first day!… Read more »


All In A Day's Work – Quick Sit Down With Dakota and Cameron

June 26th, 2013

I can’t believe it’s already that time again – National High School Musical Theatre Awards! I got the chance to sit down with Dakota Ratliff (2013 DSM HSMTA Best Actress) and Cameron Wenrich (2013 DSM HSMTA Best Actor) yesterday (Tuesday) to get their thoughts before they left for NYC! (Which is technically right this very… Read more »


All In A Day's Work – 2013 National HSMTA Introduction

June 24th, 2013

We will be featuring daily updates from the 2013 DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Best Actor and Actress, Cameron Wenrich and Dakota Ratliff, beginning Wednesday, June 26th. Dakota and Cameron will be sending in their updates about their journey in New York City before, during, and after the National High School Musical Theatre Awards…. Read more »


1st Annual DSM College Audition Workshop

June 6th, 2013

NOW ANNOUNCING THE 1ST ANNUAL DSM COLLEGE AUDITION WORKSHOP! To apply for the workshop, click here. DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards in partnership with Texas State University will present our 1st Annual College Audition Workshop at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Aug. 17-18. At this forum, aspiring young high school performers and… Read more »