Posted on May 11th, 2021
Dallas, TX (May 11, 2021) – Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) is thrilled to announce the DSM 2021 Gala, An Evening with the Best of Broadway, including tickets to HAMILTON on Saturday, November 20 at the Music Hall at Fair Park, hosted by co-chairs Sara Lee and Stan Gardner and Cindy and Scott Collier. Gala tables and sponsorships are on sale now at DallasSummerMusicals.org.
As a departure from DSM’s traditional gala, the DSM 2021 Gala retains the same name—An Evening with the Best of Broadway—but includes tickets to the Saturday evening performance of HAMILTON, rather than solo performances by Broadway stars. The evening will include a pre-show cocktail reception, full-course dinner, VIP tickets to the performance of HAMILTON, post-show party, and presentation of DSM’s Angel Award. The event is black tie optional, and safety protocols will be in place.
To ensure the comfort and health of audiences, staff, cast and crew and prioritize their safety, DSM is working in consultation with local government and public health officials to open its doors and welcome patrons back to the theater. Thus, DSM will be observing increased safety protocols in the Music Hall at Fair Park, adhering to governmental and other health expert guidance that allow for reopening at full capacity. Masks will be required for Broadway shows in the venue, and specific safety protocols for the 2021 Gala dinner and post-show party are currently being developed and will be shared with the attendees and public prior to the gala. For more information on current safety protocols, please visit DSM’s COVID-19 resources page on the company’s website at www.dallassummermusicals.org/tickets/covid19resources/.
“To be able to celebrate the magic of live theater at our annual Gala is not something we will ever take for granted. Last year, of course, we weren’t able to hold the gala, so this year, the event will mean so much more to us, as we gather together safely to rejoice in Broadway’s return to Dallas,” says Ken Novice, DSM president. “Being able to share this moment with HAMILTON is truly an honor and something we hope our patrons will remember forever.”
Proceeds from the 2021 Gala will benefit DSM’s nonprofit mission to deliver the spirit of Broadway to North Texas through robust educational programs and community outreach initiatives, serving more than 40,000 individuals in over 75 zip codes.
“For over 75 years, DSM has brought the Best of Broadway to North Texas,” say Cindy and Scott Collier. “What better way to celebrate our return to the stage than with a Gala bash with HAMILTON as the main event! Come join us – don’t throw away your shot!”
HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.
Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony ®, Grammy ®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.
About Dallas Summer Musicals:
Since 1941, the non-profit Dallas Summer Musicals Inc. (DSM) has presented the Best of Broadway to North Texas audiences. Located in the historic Music Hall at Fair Park, DSM promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of North Texas and the Southwest Region.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, DSM relies on a variety of funding sources to offer affordable ticket prices, preserve the beautiful historic theatre, educate young audiences and develop impactful community programs.
DSM gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors, annual fund donors and corporate partners Germania Insurance, American Airlines, Texas Instruments, The Dallas Morning News, and WFAA TV Channel 8. For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214-421-5678 or visit our website at DallasSummerMusicals.org.
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