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 »


June 19th, 2016

 DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS WILL PRESENT SIX NORTH TEXAS PREMIERES IN ITS TEN SHOW SEASON Season tickets are on sale now! Dallas, TX (June 19, 2016) – Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) and Performing Arts Fort Worth (PAFW) are thrilled to announce their 2016-2017 Broadway seasons! Once again, the two performing arts groups will come together to co-present four titles,… Read more »


June 15th, 2016

In an initiative to elevate the arts, Dallas Summer Musicals in conjunction with Broadway World DFW and WFAA Channel 8 have partnered up and developed a fun summer series of walk-on roles to give audiences an inside look at the life of an actor. For the last show of DSM’s 2015-2016 Season, a lucky winner… Read more »


June 7th, 2016

BROADWAY’S SONG AND DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA MAKES NORTH TEXAS DEBUT JUNE 28 – JULY 10  AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK & JULY 12-17  AT BASS PERFORMANCE HALL Dallas, TX (June 3, 2016) – The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a 2 week engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park… Read more »


May 27th, 2016

NATIONAL TOUR TO MAKE ITS DALLAS PREMIERE AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK JUNE 14-26 Dallas, TX (May 25, 2016) – The national tour of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will make its Dallas… Read more »


May 19th, 2016

Dallas TX (May 18, 2006) – Dallas Summer Musicals is pleased to announce that James Hayes (age 7) and Anthony Taylor (age 5) from St. Phillip’s School & Community Center have been cast as Young Coalhouse in the upcoming Dallas engagement of the 2015/2016 National Tour RAGTIME at the Music Hall at Fair Park May… Read more »

RAGTIME – National Tour To Make Its Dallas Premiere!

May 13th, 2016

  NATIONAL TOUR TO MAKE ITS DALLAS PREMIERE AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK MAY 24 – JUNE 5 Dallas, TX (May 5, 2016) – At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible.  RAGTIME returns to the road in an all-new touring production that Bloomberg News hails as “explosive,… Read more »

WICKED – Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster Returns To North Texas and Dallas Loves It!!!

May 9th, 2016

Back by “popular” demand, Dallas Summer Musicals is thrilled to present its 5th and longest engagement of the cultural phenomenon, WICKED at the Music Hall at Fair Park April 20 – May 22, 2016. Winner of over 100 international awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED continues to break box office records across… Read more »

DSM Seeking "Young Coalhouse" for Dallas run of RAGTIME

May 6th, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals, in conjunction with Phoenix Entertainment, Broadway World DFW and WFAA Chanel 8, is searching for (a) young male actor(s) to portray the role of “Young Coalhouse” in the National Tour of Ragtime at the Music Hall at Fair Park for its Dallas run May 24 – June 5. SEEKING: “Young Coalhouse” REQUIREMENTS:… Read more »

DSM Chair issues second statement on Jenkins

May 2nd, 2016

DSM Chair issues second statement on Jenkins Board Chair Munselle says forensic examination of financials led to decision (DALLAS, May 2, 2016)–Ted Munselle, the volunteer chairman of Dallas Summer Musicals, today released a further statement regarding leadership changes at the organization. Earlier today, DSM confirmed that Michael Jenkins is no longer the president and managing… Read more »

Dallas Summer Musicals to Chart New Course

May 2nd, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals to Chart New Course  Veteran Arts Administrator David Hyslop named Interim Managing Director   (DALLAS, May 2, 2016) – The Dallas Summer Musicals announced today the beginning of “a new generation” of leadership at DSM, the non-profit institution that has delivered Broadway musical theater to North Texas for 76 years. David Hyslop,… Read more »

WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats!

April 18th, 2016

*     *     * PERFORMANCES BEGIN APRIL 20 – MAY 22 AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK  A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to to the Music Hall at Fair Park with performances from April 20 – May 22 presented by Dallas Summer… 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 »

Hearing Impaired Students and Families Experience DSM Hear Us Now!® During Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID

April 9th, 2016

DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS SPONSORS HEARING IMPAIRED STUDENTS AND FAMILIES TO EXPERIENCE DSM HEAR US NOW!® DURING DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID    (Dallas, TX) Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) in conjunction with the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and UTD, sponsored just over 60 hearing impaired students and their families to experience DSM’s newest advances in… Read more »