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College Audition Prep Weekend

AUGUST 10 – 12, 2018

The 2018 College Audition Prep Weekend is August 10-12.

Registration for the 2017 College Audition Prep Weekend is now available!

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Broadway veterans join musical theater faculty from across the state and renowned college coach Mary Anna Dennard for a unique college prep experience for students, parents and high school educators!

DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards, in partnership with Texas State University,
will present our College Audition Prep Weekend on August 10-12.

At this forum, aspiring young high school performers and their parents will have the opportunity, in one location, to meet theater faculty from top Regional and Texas in-state universities, hear program overviews, participate in a mock dance call and present their audition material and receive valuable feedback and direction from university faculty members. Students will also be able to attend a talk given by Mary Anna Dennard, nationally renowned college audition coach and author of I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre.

Student participation is on two levels:
$125- Attendance at

  • All college program presentations
  • Mary Anna Dennard presentation, (including free copy of her book, I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre)
  • Audit mock dance & vocal/monologue auditions

$225- Attendance at

  • All college program presentations
  • Mary Anna Dennard presentation (including free copy of her book, I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre)
  • Participation in mock dance & vocal/monologue auditions including feedback and direction from university faculty
  • Please prepare either two 32 bar cuts of contrasting songs, or a 32 bar cut and a 1minute monologue. A short Ballet and Jazz combination will be taught as part of the mock dance audition, please bring appropriate dance attire and footwear. If you tap, please bring your tap shoes. Applicants are required to participate in all aspects of the audition process, but are not expected to excel in all areas.

Participation is open to any high school or college age student. Space is limited; participation fees are non-refundable. Attendance fee will be charged at time of application.  Parents may attend presentations and auditions free of charge as space allows.

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Sleep well at the boutique historic landmark, Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown. Built in 1925 for Conrad Hilton as the very first Hilton Hotel, we have gone through a full-scale renovation that has transformed our property into a one-of-a-kind location. Come experience the new and old of Dallas in our guest rooms that feature hard surface flooring, plush rugs, custom-made fixtures, vintage furnishings and unique murals featuring scenes from the neighborhood.

Your stay will be made complete with exceptional service and a la carte dining for breakfast and dinner in our new restaurant, Titches Bar & Bistro. Looking for other options downtown? Our ideal location provides access to numerous restaurants/nightlife within walking distance in the Main Street District, Central Business District and local Deep Ellum neighborhood. Located just 1.8 miles away from Fair Park, our hotel is conveniently only a 7 minute drive to Music Hall. Complimentary daily shuttle service will also help your exploration of the city anywhere within a 3 mile radius. 

Discounted Dallas Summer Musical Group rates at $99/per night

Follow the link below to make your reservation. Once you are on our booking page accessed through the link, enter your desired arrival and departure dates. The discounted rates will automatically be entered for you. If booking page accessed without clicking through link, the discount will not appear.


For reservations assistance call: 214-741-7700

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