Day Five: Broadway League/ATPAM Diversity Initiative

October 20th, 2013

Well, this is it! I finished my last day on the internship and am so grateful for everything I’ve learned. It’s been a busy week, but so worth it. Thanks to all who helped make this internship possible, especially The Broadway League and ATPAM. -DSM Erika

Day Four: Broadway League/ATPAM Diversity Initiative

October 19th, 2013

Tonight I worked with the Company Manager, Fred, again. Emily was out of the office, so Fred had double the work load. He’s a great multi-tasker and was able to answer all of my questions while he worked. The show is leaving Texas tomorrow and heading to Tempe, Arizona. This meant a lot of visits… Read more »

Day Three: Broadway League/ATPAM Diversity Initiative

October 18th, 2013

Another loooong but rewarding day! It all started with the annual Road Market Forum with The Broadway League. As an intern for the League, I was invited to attend. It was a day filled with power points and new faces. I learned about geo fencing, the correct way to email advertise, and heard several big… Read more »

Day Two: Broadway League/ATPAM Diversity Initiative

October 18th, 2013

This was a day FULL of interviews. I shadowed Gregory Hanoian who is the publicist for this tour of Disney’s THE LION KING. He had flown out a TV personality to shoot some material for THE LION KING’S upcoming shows in Arizona. With my background in Communications, the job of a publicist is very appealing… Read more »

Day One: Broadway League/ATPAM Diversity Initiative

October 16th, 2013

Yesterday I had my first day on the “job” while shadowing the company manager and assistant manager of Disney’s THE LION KING. Fred Hemminger, the company manager of the show, said his job is very similar to HR. He takes care of things outside the performances including, housing for cast and crew, flight plans, payroll,… Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: Beware of Ticket Scalping

March 7th, 2013

*Ticket Scalping is the act of buying event tickets from licensed sellers, and reselling them at often higher prices  Hey DSM Fans! I want to share this brief story of a friend’s experience with a ticket scalper: My friend was interested in seeing WICKED when it comes to the Music Hall at Fair Park this… Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: Student Rush!

February 21st, 2013

Hey DSM Fans! We are SO excited!  Last week Dallas Summer Musicals launched their STUDENT RUSH program, finally making it affordable for STUDENTS to see some of DSM’s 2013 shows!  One hour before the show, anyone with a valid student ID can purchase the best available seating for ONLY $25!  Students: this means there’s a chance YOU could snag a… Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: I didn't know I'd LOVE it

February 19th, 2013

Hey DSM Fans!  Growing up, theatre was the last thing on my mind.  I’m one of three boys so I spent my time roughhousing with my brothers and playing sports. Needless to say, there were no showtunes playing in my house.  I wasn’t introduced to musical theatre until my junior year of high school when… Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: Jet-Setting with Pat Smith

February 10th, 2013

“…on my very first flight I was stuck in Sydney for 5 days.  They put us up in a really nice hotel, gave us a per diem in the currency of the country and said, ‘As long as you’re in uniform 5 days from now, you can do whatever you want!’”        … Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: AP Membership Party

February 8th, 2013

Hey DSM Fans! Wednesday night’s Membership Party seemed to be a great success for DSM’s Associate Producers. The very charming Sunset Lounge was brimming with current AP members, led by President Lauren Smith, and plenty of fresh faces eager to join the 2013 crew.  We were happy to welcome all of the returning members and excited… Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: Why YOU Should Join DSM's Associate Producers

January 31st, 2013

Hey DSM Fans! Calling all young professionals!  DSM’s 2013 Season is top-notch and this is your chance to get involved: Associate Producers (AP) is a dynamic group of young professionals who share a passion for theatre and a desire to support the arts. Associate Producers aims to make Dallas Summer Musicals a treasured piece of… Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: A Perfect Pugsley

October 19th, 2012

Hey DSM Fans! 13-year-old Cleveland native, Patrick D. Kennedy, is just a normal kid who happens to be part of the National Touring cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. As the not-so-normal Pugsley Addams, Patrick gets to play with explosives, embrace an iguana and enjoy the Addams’ torture rack on a nightly basis!  In his dressing room, Patrick… Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: The Ghost Light

October 12th, 2012

Hey DSM Fans! Ghost Light:  A single bulb that stands onstage and remains on at all times.  It’s a safety precaution for the first person entering or the last to leave a dark theater.  While it serves a practical purpose, the ghost light gets its name from a popular theatrical superstition.  Legend tells us that every… Read more »


September 21st, 2012

Hey DSM Fans! As many of you know the State Fair of Texas opens one week from today. I know for myself and like many of you, we’re all excited to see all of the new and wonderful things that are coming to the State Fair of Texas this year. When I think of the State… Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: Catching Up with Michael Williams

September 20th, 2012

Hey DSM Fans! I finally had the pleasure of officially meeting DSM’s Michael Williams!  After being crowned Best Actor at DSM’s High School Musical Theatre Awards, Michael flew off to New York City to follow his dreams of becoming a big Broadway star.  Between competing at the Jimmy™ Awards and training at CAP21, Michael found some time to… Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: Meet the Marketing Team!

September 14th, 2012

Hey DSM Fans! Ever wonder who promotes the shows, puts on events or operates social media for Dallas Summer Musicals?  Well, we think its time for you to meet the brains behind DSM’s Marketing Department.  As marketing interns, it’s a privilege to work with these talented individuals every day.  They are constantly teaching us valuable lessons that we could never… Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: 2013 Season Announcement Event

September 7th, 2012

Hey DSM Fans! Last week, Dallas Summer Musicals held their 2013 Season Announcement Event here at the Music Hall at Fair Park, and we were lucky enough to be a part of it!  From the early stages of planning to thanking the very lasts guests for attending, this event was an awesome learning experience for… Read more »

FROM THE BACK ROW: Music Hall Photo Session

August 15th, 2012

Hey DSM Fans! I took a little stroll around the Music Hall at Fair Park and I snapped some pics just for you guys!  Here are a few photos of the Music Hall’s beautiful scenery and exclusive Broadway memorabilia. Next time you’re here, be sure to take a closer look at these unique features! [slideshow] -DSM Haley


August 7th, 2012

When the Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN tour stopped in Dallas, Haley and I had the distinct privilege to sit down with actor Brent Barrett who plays the mischievous Captain Hook. He not only gave us all the details on the show but on the iconic character as well. Needless to say it was quite… Read more »