The Top 5 Reasons to see NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT!

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On the fence about seeing NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT? Check out our list of the Top 5 Reasons to see the show!

Top 5 Reasons to see NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

  1. Comedy – Lots of Laughs
    • Get ready to laugh! From slap-stick comedy to very clever dialogue, the most unexpected aspect of this show is the hilarious comedic timing. If you need a lighthearted, good laugh, this is definitely the show for you.
  2. Set during the Prohibition Era
    • Alcohol is illegal. Secret speakeasys and bootlegging are at its peak and anti-alcohol activists are on the lookout. What could go wrong? Well, when a woman bootlegger and a wealthy playboy cross paths, it’s only the beginning of a hilarious journey.
  3. Gershwin Tunes
    • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT has a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes, including “But Not For Me,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Get ready to dance in your seat and sing along with all of the songs you already know!
  4. Lots of 20’s Style Dancing
    • From the Charleston to the shimmy, this show has all of your favorite 1920s-30s dance moves with several big dance numbers! Lots of glitz and glamor! Want a sneak peek of the show? Click here to see!
  5. Cast of Characters
    • A feisty woman bootlegger with her 2 bootlegging coworkers, a “head-in-the-clouds” wealthy playboy, a self-obsessed fiancé, an anti-alcohol senator and his activist sister, and lots of girls and glamour make up a cast of different and hilarious characters! Check out photos from the show below!
  6. BONUS: Critics Love It!
    • Check out our blog post here with all of the reviews we’ve received for this show – and the praises keep coming in!

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is on stage at the Music Hall now thru September 14th, then jumps to the Bass Performance Hall September 16-21. For more info and tickets, click here.

We hope to see you at the theater soon!

-DSM Amanda

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Dallas Loves Nice Work If You Can Get It!

Original Post: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:30am
Updated Post: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:55pm

Hello DSM fans!

This is your go to post for all things NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT! Check out our inside look into the show with behind the scenes footage! Also, check out the great interviews with the cast, reviews from the critics, and articles about the show. We’ll be updating this frequently, so check back later for more!

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INTERVIEWS & PERFORMANCES

Behind the Scenes of Nice Work If You Can Get It – News Feature on CW33 NewsFix:
http://cw33.com/2014/09/04/behind-the-scenes-nice-work-musical-launches-in-dallas/

Performance by Mariah MacFarlane (Billie Bendix) singing “Someone to Watch Over Me” on KTXD – The Broadcast TV:
http://www.ktxdtv.com/story/26451712/nice-work-if-you-can-get-it?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

Alex Enterline (Jimmy Winter) performing “Nice Work If You Can Get It” on Good Morning Texas (WFAA):
http://tinyurl.com/kzgam8c

Interview with ensemble member and Highland Park native Carl DeForrest Hendin on WFAA – Midday News 8:

http://www.wfaa.com/story/entertainment/2014/09/03/nice-work-if-you-can-get-it-broadway-dallas-musical/15023673/

Highland Park alum Carl DeForrest Hendin talks ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ with Nancy Churnin from The Dallas Morning News:
http://artsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/09/highland-park-alum-carl-deforrest-hendin-talks-nice-work-if-you-can-get-it.html/

 

REVIEWS

Here’s what the Dallas audience had to say about the show on Opening Night:

“Theater review: ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ will brighten your life” by Nancy Churnin with The Dallas Morning News:
http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/columnists/nancy-churnin/20140905-theater-review-nice-work-if-you-can-get-it-will-brighten-your-life.ece

“You Can Get It: The tour of the newish Gershwin show Nice Work If You Can Get It launches in Dallas, and delights all the way.” by Cheryl Callon with TheaterJones:
http://www.theaterjones.com/ntx/reviews/20140907122318/2014-09-07/Dallas-Summer-Musicals/Nice-Work-If-You-Can-Get-It

Nice Work if You Can Get It Kicks off the Dust and Bursts with Sass” by Lindsey Wilson with D Magazine:
http://frontrow.dmagazine.com/2014/09/nice-work-if-you-can-get-it-kicks-off-the-dust-and-bursts-with-sass/

“Nice Work If You Can Get It” by Gary Murray with Selig Film News:
http://seligfilmnews.com/nice-work-can-get/#.VAhbwcwqCjI.gmail

“Theater Review: “Nice Work If You Can Get It” Is Top-Notch Entertainment” by James McDonald with Red Carpet Crash:
http://redcarpetcrash.com/theater-review-nice-work-if-you-can-get-it-is-top-notch-entertainment/

Review from The Flash List:
http://www.theflashlist.com/assets/venue/us/tx/neast/dallas/arts/perform/org/dallassummermusicals/2014/niceworkifyoucangetit/fp/dallas.html

“Nice Work If You Can Get It kicks off national tour in Dallas” by Lea Ann Stundins from Mommys Wish List:
http://mommyswishlist.blogspot.com/2014/09/nice-work-if-you-can-get-it-kicks-off.html

The Clubhouse Podcast:
Podcast Listen: http://podcasts.theclubhousepodcast.com/Podcasts/Season_5/iTunes_Exclusive_Episode_Nice_Work_If_You_Can_Get_It.mp3

Rob’s Review – http://www.theclubhousepodcast.com/#!news/nws1/F38570EA-0277-42AC-A509-B3EA49B47659/rob-reviews-%22nice-work-if-you-can-get-it%22

Chad’s Review – http://www.theclubhousepodcast.com/#!news/nws1/C299CE45-1AE3-4A29-B3A2-4FC14DA72686/chad-reviews-%22nice-work-if-you-can-get-it%22

Don’s Review – http://www.theclubhousepodcast.com/#!news/nws1/5355E2FA-C685-4987-918E-AE1CE2419DEF/don-reviews-%22nice-work-if-you-can-get-it%22

Review by John Strange with Selig Film News:
http://seligfilmnews.com/nice-work-can-get-review-john-strange/#.VA3_FNh0zb0

Quick Review by Elizabeth Ygartua with People Newspapers:
http://www.parkcitiespeople.com/2014/09/05/dallas-summer-musicals-is-doing-nice-work/

“See what’s so “Delishious” about Nice Work If You Can Get It at DSM!!” by Vanna Collins:
http://www.vannacollins.com/#!See-whats-so-Delishious-about-Nice-Work-If-You-Can-Get-It-at-DSM/c112t/CE1BC020-80BF-4201-9953-DFEC6C1888A2

Review by Richard Blake with The Column:
http://thecolumnawards.org/columnonline/review/09-12-2014_NICE-WORK-IF-YOU-CAN-GET-IT/

 

INSIDE LOOK, ARTICLES & FEATURES

Sneak Peek at Scenes from the show:
http://youtu.be/ljUopZ4CPS0

Playbill.com Article – PHOTO CALL: “Sweet and Lowdown”; A First Look at the National Tour of Tony-Winning Nice Work If You Can Get It:
http://playbill.com/news/article/photo-call-sweet-and-lowdown-a-first-look-at-the-national-tour-of-tony-winn

Nancy Churnin with The Dallas Morning News:  Top 5 Theater Picks:
http://artsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/09/nancy-churnins-top-5-theater-picks-buyer-cellar-nice-work-fiddler-more.html/

Nancy Churnin with The Dallas Morning News Feature Article – “Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall happy about ‘Nice Work’”
http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/columnists/nancy-churnin/20140906-tony-award-winner-kathleen-marshall-happy-about-nice-work.ece

Nancy Churnin with The Dallas Morning News Feature Article – “Highland Park HS pitcher taps in ‘Nice Work’ at DSM”:
http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/columnists/nancy-churnin/20140829-highland-park-hs-pitcher-taps-in-nice-work-at-dsm.ece

Keep checking back for more exciting videos, photos, and more!

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is on stage now thru September 14th at the Music Hall at Fair Park, then will be at Bass Performance Hall September 16-21! Tickets on sale now – go to http://www.dallassummermusicals.org/nicework.html for tickets and details!

See you at the theater!

-DSM Amanda

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Cinderella Announces Casting for National Tour!

THE 2013 TONY® AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA
ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL CASTING FOR FIRST NATIONAL TOUR

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Original Broadway Company

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Original Broadway Company

Producers of the Tony® Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced additional casting for the First National Tour launching in Providence, RI at PPAC on October 10, 2014.

The touring production will be presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park June 9-21, moving the next week to be presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Hall June 23-28.

Ready to sweep Cinderella off her feet, Andy Jones will play the role of Prince Topher. Andy was a member of the original Broadway company of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA and understudied the role of Prince Topher. He currently appears in Bullets Over Broadway The Musical.

The tour cast will also feature Kecia Lewis (Leap of Faith, The Drowsy Chaperone) as Marie, The Fairy Godmother, Blake Hammond (First Date, Sister Act) as Sebastian, Aymee Garcia (Shrek The Musical, Avenue Q) as Charlotte, Ashley Park (Mamma Mia!) as Gabrielle, David Andino (50 Shades! The Musical) as Jean-Michel and Antoine Smith (Memphis) as Lord Pinkerton.

Rounding out the ensemble are Adrien Arrieta, Adrian Badoo, Summer Broyhill, Audrey Cardwell, Jennifer Evans, Alexandra Frohlinger, Richard Gatta, Jordana Grolnick, Eric Anthony Johnson, Danielle Jordan, Bruce Landry, Ben Lanham, Stephanie Jae Park, Blakely Slaybough, Paige Williams, Thad Turner Wilson, John Yi and Alexandra Zorn.

It was previously announced Paige Faure, Broadway’s current reigning princess, will launch the tour in the title role this fall. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA combines the story’s classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn’t let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David Chase and orchestrations are by Danny Troob.

One of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most popular titles, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA was written for television — debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. In 2013, the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut. Along with CINDERELLA, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s legendary musicals include OKLAHOMA!, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific and The Sound of Music.

Mr. Beane’s book for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA blends masterfully with the musical’s cherished score with songs including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” “Ten Minutes Ago” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”

The creative team includes scenic design by Tony® Award nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by six-time Tony® Award-winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony® Award-winner Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony® Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.

For more information please visit www.CinderellaMusicalOnTour.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/CinderellaTheMusical

Twitter: @CinderellaBway

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The tour will be appearing in:

Providence, RI (Providence PAC)                                                          Oct. 10 – Oct. 18

Tampa, FL (Straz Center Center)                                                            Oct. 21 – Oct. 26

Miami, FL (Arsht Center)                                                                       Oct. 28 – Nov. 2

Charlotte NC (Blumenthal The Belk)                                                        Nov. 4 – Nov. 9

West Palm Beach, FL (Kravis Center)                                                    Nov. 11 – Nov. 16

Durham, NC (Durham PAC)                                                                   Nov. 18 – Nov. 23

Philadelphia, PA (Kimmel Center Academy of Music)                             Nov. 25 – Nov. 30

Buffalo, NY  (Shea’s PAC)                                                                     Dec. 2 – Dec. 7

Rochester, NY (RBTL Auditorium Theatre)                                              Dec. 9 – Dec. 14

Chicago, IL (Broadway in Chicago Cadillac Palace)                                Dec. 16 – Jan. 4

Cincinnati, OH (The Aranoff)                                                                 Jan. 6 – Jan. 18

St. Louis, MO (The Fox)                                                                        Jan. 20 – Feb. 1

Denver, CO (Denver Center The Buell)                                                    Feb. 3 – Feb. 15

Portland, OR (Keller Auditorium)                                                            Feb. 17 – Feb. 22

Seattle, WA (The Paramount)                                                                 Feb. 24 – Mar. 1

San Jose, CA (San Jose Center for the Performing Arts)                         Mar. 3 – Mar. 8

Tempe, AZ (ASU Gammage)                                                                 Mar. 10 – Mar. 15

Los Angeles, CA (CTG The Ahmanson)                                                 Mar. 17 – Apr. 26

Las Vegas, NV (The Smith Center)                                                         Apr. 28 – May 3

San Diego, CA (Nederlander Civic Center)                                              May 5 – May 10

Sacramento, CA (Community Center)                                                     May 12 – May 17

Houston, TX (Hobby Center)                                                                 May 26 – Jun. 7

Dallas, TX (Music Hall at Fair Park)                                                        Jun. 9 – Jun. 21

Fort Worth, TX (Bass Performance Hall)                                                Jun. 23 – Jun. 28

Des Moines, IA (Civic Center)                                                                Jul. 14 – Jul. 19

Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square The Palace)                                       Jul. 21 – Aug. 2

Greenville, SC (Peace Center)                                                               Aug. 4 – Aug. 9

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Nice Work If You Can Get It Coming To North Texas!

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NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, BROADWAY’S GERSHWIN-INSPIRED MUSICAL COMEDY, LAUNCHES NATIONAL TOUR IN NORTH TEXAS!

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, the award-winning musical comedy that played Broadway from 2012-2013, will launch its national tour in North Texas next month. The tour kicks off at the Music Hall at Fair Park September 2-14, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. Then the tour rolls into Fort Worth, where it’ll play at Bass Performance Hall September 16-21, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth.

It’s the Roaring Twenties, and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don’t go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes!

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including “But Not For Me,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin.

The musical comedy features music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. The production features direction and choreography by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes), recreated by David Eggers.

The creative team also includes Shoko Kambara (scenic design, based on the original Broadway scenic design by Derek McLane), Martin Pakledinaz (costume design), Amy Clark (costume coordinator), Paul Toben (lighting design, based on the original Broadway lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski), Keith Caggiano (sound design, based on the original Broadway sound design by Brian Ronan) and Paul Huntley (hair and wig design).

Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane will star as wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter and feisty bootlegger Billie Bendix, respectively. The tour will also feature Reed Campbell as Cookie McGee, Aaron Fried as Duke Mahoney, Stephanie Gandolfo as Jeannie Muldoon, Stephanie Harter Gilmore as Duchess Estonia Dulworth, Benjamin Perez as Senator Max Evergreen, Rachael Scarr as Eileen Evergreen, Thomas Schario as Chief Berry and Barbara Weetman as Millicent Winter.

Rounding out the company are Jessica Bare, Christian Bufford, Elyse Collier, Carl DeForrest Hendin, Nick Jones, Kristina King, Alison Morooney, Sarah Primmer, Kevin Michael Raponey, Chelsea Jane Ryan, Justin Schuman, Heather Stinson and Chris Woods.

For Dallas tickets: Single tickets, priced from $15-$85, are available at The Box Office, 5959 Preston Royal Shopping Center #542 in Dallas, or at any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets are also available online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.dallassummermusicals.org.

Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount and priority seating.  Please call 214-426-GROUP (4768) or email groups@dallassummermusicals.org.

For Fort Worth tickets: Single tickets, priced from $38.50-$99, are available online at www.basshall.com, over the phone at 817-212-4280 or in person at the Bass Hall Box Office.

Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount. For group sales call 817-212-4248 or email groupsales@basshall.com.

For more information, please visit www.dallassummermusicals.org and www.basshall.com.

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For Dallas Summer Musicals, please contact Jo Ann Holt at 469-363-7371 or joannholt@gmail.com.

For Performing Arts Fort Worth, please contact Malcolm Mayhew at 817-212-4319 or mmayhew@basshall.com.

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The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible, Coming to Dallas in April!

“It’s deliciously, self-knowingly over the top and brain-bendingly spectacular.
Genuinely satisfying family entertainment that should not be missed.”    – Daily Telegraph

THE ILLUSIONISTS – WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE™

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Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals
at the Music Hall at Fair Park
April 7-19, 2015
DSM Season Tickets on Sale Now!

Blockbuster Theatrical Show Has Dazzled Sold-Out Audiences Worldwide

Dallas, TX – THE ILLUSIONISTS – WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE (http://www.theillusionistslive.com), the world’s best-selling touring magic show, will play the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas April 7-19, 2015, for a limited six-week run. DSM season tickets including THE ILLUSIONISTS are on sale now, available at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane #542 in Dallas, or by phoning 214-346-3300, or faxing 214-691-7386. For more information, visit www.dallassummermusicals.org.

THE ILLUSIONISTS – WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, Road Show Entertainment LLC, and The Production Office.  Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan.

Having shattered box office records around the world, THE ILLUSIONISTS – WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE is now coming to captivate New York. This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.   Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has dazzled audiences of all ages.   Creative Producer Simon Painter said, “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Broadway for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.”

The seven stars, each a master in their own field, are:

  • The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin. Considered a rising superstar in the world of magic; Yu Ho-Jin was recently named the 2014 “Magician of the Year,” by Academy of Magical Arts and was the first Asian to win the Grand Prix at the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques, also known as the “Olympics of Magic.”
  • The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry. Described as Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield, Dan combines the art of magic with the macabre and is one of the top-10 most Googled people, thanks to a legendary “America’s Got Talent” appearance.
  • The Trickster, Jeff Hobson is the epitome of glamour and showmanship. Don’t be fooled by his innocent appearance; Jeff has audiences laughing long after the curtain goes down.
  • The Escapologist, Andrew Basso. Italy’s star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini’s famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers.
  • The Inventor, Kevin James, known for innovative illusions, is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.
  • The Warrior, Aaron Crow, a strong and silent type specializing in weapon magic, has mastered some of the most dangerous acts without saying a single word. Belgium’s international magic sensation, a first place finisher at the World Championships of Magic, he uses swords, paintball guns and powerful crossbows to keep fans on the edge of their seat.
  • The Futurist, Adam Trent, shatters stereotypes and brings a new generation of magic to fans fusing technology illusions, dancing and comedy with classic techniques.

CURRENT TOUR DATES (more to come)

Akron, OH – EJ Thomas Hall, November 19 – 20, 2014

Bloomsburg, PA – Haas Center for the Arts, November 22, 2014

Broadway’s Marriott Marquis Theatre, November 26 2014-January 4 2015

Washington, DC – The Kennedy Center, January 6 – 11, 2015

Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre, January 20 – 25, 2015

Schenectady, NY – Proctors Theatre, February 17 – 22, 2015

Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music, February 24 – March 1, 2015

Rochester, NY – RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre, March 3 – 5, 2015

Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Performing Arts Center, March 6 – 8, 2015

St. Paul, MN – Ordway Center for the Performing Arts – March 24 – 29, 2015

Dallas, TX – Music Hall at Fair Park, April 7 – 19, 2015

Detroit, MI – Fisher Theatre, April 28 – May 10, 2015

Tampa, FL – Straz Center, May 26 – May 31, 2015

Houston, TX – Jones Hall, June 2 – 6, 2015

San Jose, CA – San Jose Center, June 9 – 14, 2015

Salt Lake City, UT – Capitol Theatre, June 23 – 28, 2015

SIMON PAINTER, CREATIVE PRODUCER

Simon Painter is a visionary creative theatrical producer who hails from London. Simon started his career on stage as a classical violinist, and performed the lead role for Spirit of the Dance in Las Vegas. The first show he produced, Le Grand Cirque smashed box office records at the Sydney Opera House selling over 40,000 tickets in 10 days. His two subsequent productions, Aerial Dreams and Adrenaline also broke records in Sydney and across the world and achieved critical acclaim. In 2010 Simon had five versions of Le Grand Cirque playing concurrently. In late 2010 Simon joined forces with Australian producer and close friend Tim Lawson and began assembling the greatest magical minds from a wide spectrum of disciplines. His production of The Illusionists has already performed to record breaking crowds in theatres and arenas across the globe including Australia, Mexico, Latin America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible, Simon’s current projects include Le Noir (The Dark Side of Cirque) and Illusionists 2.0, both of which are currently playing extensive international tours. Simon is also due to open a third installment of The Illusionists (The Illusionists 1903) in January 2015.

TIM LAWSON, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Tim Lawson is the CEO of TML Enterprises, servicing Australia and international territories with first class musicals and family entertainment with productions spanning across over 100 cities in 20 countries. Australasian theatrical touring credits include Sweet Charity, Buddy – The Musical, Jolson starring Rob Guest, Spirit of the Dance, Oh! What A Night, Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol, It’s A Dad Thing!, Weary – The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop, Shout! The Musical, Brave Men Run In Our Family, Jekyll and Hyde starring Brad Little and The Rocky Horror Show narrated by Richard O’ Brien. Tim’s award winning production of A Chorus Line transferred to the prestigious London Palladium, and his production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang recently completed a 13 month tour. With partner Simon Painter, credits include Le Grand Cirque, Ariel Dreams, Adrenaline, Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque, The Illusionists and The Illusionists 2.0, all enjoying record breaking success and extensive international arena and theatrical touring. The Illusionists 1903 – The Golden Age of Magic premieres in Australia in January 2015. www.tmlenterprises.com

About MagicSpace Entertainment

MagicSpace Entertainment is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 30 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 250 events in 75 cities per year.  Broadway credits include Donny & Marie – A Broadway Christmas, The Who’s Tommy, American Idiot and RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles On Broadway.  National tour credits include Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage starring in Mythbusters – Behind The Myths, Alton Brown Live, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, Donny & Marie Christmas, RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles, David Copperfield, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line and concert tours by Janet Jackson, Cher, and Fleetwood Mac to name just a few.  Museum exhibitions produced on the road include the Tutankhamun

and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition, Titanic: The Exhibition and Diana – A Celebration. MagicSpace Entertainment has offices in Park City and Salt Lake City, UT.  www.magicspace.net

About Road Show Entertainment LLC

Road Show Entertainment LLC (Producer) is an innovative and progressive entertainment company that was formed through the merger of two established media and entertainment companies, Kilburn Media and The Production Office, with a design to operate and grow a new finance and production company in the live entertainment industry.  Road Show’s management team, Mark Manuel and Greg Young, have already achieved great success within their respective industries, namely filmed entertainment and live theatrical shows, respectively. Mark is a top tier Hollywood financier and has grown Kilburn Media into an elite Hollywood based finance and production company. TPO was built on decades of tenacity and ingenuity, offering a trusted boutique of artist management and producing services to the discerning artist. TPO has a longstanding history of producing and managing hits on Broadway, award winning Las Vegas residencies, major music theaters, stadiums, and television which includes live, digitally and streamed filmed distribution. TPO has subsequently built a trusted brand producing Tony Award winning productions as well as representing artists and events with a knowledge base and skill sets acquired from owning, operating and promoting through the most successful venues in America.

About The Production Office

The Production Office (Producer) is a top tier innovative, collaborative artist managing production company in the entertainment industry. Producing partners Greg Young and Atanas Ilitch built TPO on decades of tenacity and ingenuity, offering a trusted boutique of artist management and producing services to the discerning artist. TPO acquires, develops, and exploits entertainment properties with a focus on the artist’s perspective. TPO has a longstanding history of producing and managing hits on Broadway, award winning Las Vegas residencies, major music theaters, stadiums, and television which includes live, digitally and streamed filmed distribution. TPO has subsequently built a trusted brand producing Tony Award winning productions as well as representing artists and events with a knowledge base and skill sets acquired from owning, operating and promoting through the most successful venues in America. TPO is known for taking an entrepreneurial approach for its clients, seamlessly blending their role of personal management services with properties in the live entertainment sector.  TPO strives to embrace the ever-changing dynamic of the music industry while discovering fresh and innovative ways to connect music fans with new artists as well as to reintroduce the prospects for established artists.  TPO has been an active member of the Broadway League since 1997.  TPO is currently bringing Mozart l’Opera Rock to the Broadway stage in 2015.  For other credits, see www.TheProductionOffice.com

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DSM Announces Texas Instruments as Presenting Sponsor!

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DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS ANNOUNCES
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR

Announcement coincides with Dallas Summer Musicals’ 75th Anniversary Season

Dallas, TX….Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM), the largest producer of live musical theatrical entertainment in the Southwest, announced today that Texas Instruments will be the official presenting sponsor for Dallas Summer Musicals’ 2015 75th Anniversary Season. Funding from both Texas Instruments and the Texas Instruments Foundation will help support DSM’s 75th Season.

The announcement was made by Michael A. Jenkins, President and Managing Director of Dallas Summer Musicals, at the season kick-off party June 12, 2014. “This partnership underscores Texas Instruments’ philosophy of community involvement and volunteerism, as well as their commitment to giving back through innovative philanthropy programs and partnerships,” Jenkins said. “TI’s generosity and community spirit are to be commended. Their donations of time, talent and funds are the definition of a good corporate citizen.”

Jenkins said, “We are honored to acknowledge TI as DSM’s official presenting sponsor. For many years, TI has generously supported DSM, and we have enjoyed a solid, longstanding relationship. Anytime we can continue to reinforce an established bond with greater support from and recognition for a company that is committed to our organization and the Dallas area, it makes the agreement that much sweeter.” Jenkins continues, “As a non-profit organization, DSM relies on funding from the community to bridge the gap between ticket revenue and rising production costs. The corporate support of community-minded organizations, like TI, makes it possible for us to bring the Best of Broadway to Dallas at affordable prices and to continue to grow our education and community outreach programs.” Jenkins adds, “TI is a first-class organization that is enriching our local community through their contributions, and we are grateful to be their partner.”

Andy Smith, Executive Director, Texas Instruments Foundation, said, “We are proud to continue our support of the Dallas Summer Musicals, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate DSM’s 75th anniversary than to be the presenting sponsor. TI invests in the arts because we know that it helps improve the quality of life in our community, it makes our city more vibrant and a better place to live. That helps our community build a stronger economic base, attract new businesses, potential employees and visitors to our city. The DSM, with their education and outreach programs and outstanding performances, is a vital component of the Dallas arts community.”

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About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world’s brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today.  Learn more at www.ti.com.

About Texas Instruments Foundation

The Texas Instruments Foundation, founded in 1964, is a non-profit organization providing philanthropic support for educational and charitable purposes primarily in the communities where Texas Instruments operates. While its primary focus is on providing knowledge, skills and programs to improve science, technology, engineering and math education, the Texas Instruments Foundation also invests in arts and culture and in health and human services programs that meet the greatest community needs.

About Dallas Summer Musicals

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) is the preeminent nonprofit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas.  DSM produces, presents and promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through community outreach and education and enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region.

DSM is the largest producer and presenter of live theatrical entertainment in the Southwest, the second oldest summer theatre organization in the United States, and the fourth largest nonprofit theatre company. In addition to presenting national Broadway tours, DSM also produces shows on Broadway, presents and tours productions, and is involved in developing new works. Dallas Summer Musicals’ affiliates include DSM Management Group, Inc. (DSMMGI), which manages the Music Hall at Fair Park.

As a nonprofit organization, DSM relies on a variety of funding sources to bring the Best of Broadway to Dallas at affordable ticket prices, as well as to preserve the beautiful historic theatre, educate young audiences and create important community programs. DSM’s Seats for Kids program provides a meaningful arts education experience to thousands of low income, at-risk and special needs children. DSM provides positive incentives for youth that are at risk for gang membership through the Stage Right program. In addition, The Dallas Summer Musicals Academy of Performing Arts offers professional theatre arts training and scholarships to talented students in need.  DSM’s High School Musical Theatre Awards are patterned after Broadway’s Tony® Awards and celebrates the power of the arts to significantly improve all areas of education. Ticket sales alone do not sustain these endeavors. Only support from committed businesses, foundations and individuals make these programs possible.

Dallas Summer Musicals presented by Texas Instruments
2014/2015 Season
Performances at the Music Hall at Fair Park

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, December 2-14, 2014

KINKY BOOTS, February 24-March 8, 2015

THE KING AND I, March 20-April 5, 2015

THE ILLUSIONISTS, April 7-19, 2015

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, June 9-21, 2015

DIRTY DANCING, June 23-July 5, 2015

PIPPIN, July 7-19, 2015

Season tickets, priced from $140-$775 are on sale now at www.dallassummermusicals.org and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas. Subscribers may order by mail or in person at The Box Office, by phoning 214-346-3300, by faxing 214-691-7386, or purchase online at http://www.dallassummermusicals.org. For groups of 10 or more, please call 214-426-GROUP.

Presenting Sponsor for Dallas Summer Musicals is Texas Instruments. Season Sponsors and partners are The Dallas Morning News, WFAA TV Channel 8, America Airlines, and The Original Cupcakery.

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For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, presented by Texas Instruments, call (214) 421-5678 or visit the website at www.dallassummermusicals.org.

For media information about any of the individual shows and for videotape, photos, or reviewer’s passes, please call Jo Ann Holt at 469-363-7371, or email joannholt@gmail.com.

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Michael A. Jenkins, President and Managing Director, Dallas Summer Musicals; Andy Smith, Executive Director, Texas Instruments Foundation celebrate the announcement of DSM’s 2015 75th Anniversary season and Texas Instruments as presenting sponsor at a party in Fair Park recently. Funding from both Texas Instruments and the Texas Instruments Foundation will help support DSM’s 75th Season.

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DSM Academy Partners with iSchool High of Flower Mound!

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Dallas Summer Musicals Academy of Performing Arts Partners With
iSchool High of Flower Mound in a New Pathway in Performing Arts

MPowered and Dimensions Dance are both associated with the new program

(Flower Mound and Dallas, TX) Dallas Summer Musicals Academy of Performing Arts, in association with MPowered and Dimensions Dance, has joined with iSchool High of Flower Mound, a tuition-free college preparatory high school, to offer a new pathway in Performing Arts, beginning this fall semester, August 25th.

Enroll now! Classes include Musical Theatre, Dance: Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Contemporary; Voice, Choir, Jazz Band, Group Piano, Digital Music Creation, Music Theory, Acting, Improvisation, Shows and Touring Troupes.

Tours are each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Call ahead at 972.899.2521. Limited enrollment space is available. Anyone of high school age can apply via the website at ischoolhigh.com/flowermound. iSchool High is located at 500 Parker Square in Flower Mound, TX 75028 and is accredited by the Texas Education Agency.

In addition, special after-school tuition-based programs are open to the entire community for ages 10 and up beginning September 15th. Upcoming student show is BUGSY MALONE, JR. For details on this special offering and to register, visit the Academy’s website at AcademyAtDSM.org or call 214.969.7469.

About DSM Academy Of Performing Arts: The DSM Academy of Performing Arts was founded in 1999 and operates as an affiliate of Dallas Summer Musicals in several locations in the Dallas area. Dallas Summer Musicals is a company that produces and presents Broadway, off-Broadway, West End and touring theatrical productions. The DSM Academy is comprised of students ranging in age from 6 to 20. The Academy is proud of its diverse and ethnic student population. The DSM Academy has granted over 250 need-based scholarships. The Academy helps to prepare the amateur and the professional for involvement in the performing arts. The purpose of this page is to connect people who have a common interest in the performing arts of any type.
Mission: Recognizing the positive influence of the arts on the human experience, DSM Academy of Performing Arts strives not only to increase appreciation of the performing arts, but to teach those arts professionally.

About iSchool High of Flower Mound: iSchool High of Flower Mound is an Early College Opportunity Public Charter School. The process by which students achieve credits is unique at iSchool. Instead of the entire class following along as the teacher lectures, the students work independently through their KnowledgeUnits® and complete an exam for each unit. Each course is composed of ten individualized Units of instruction with an accompanying exam which must be passed to earn credit for the course. The credit that is earned at our school is comparable to a credit earned at any other public school. Dual Credit courses are offered through North Central Texas College as an option to receive a college credit while attending our school. Students are expected to maintain a momentum that will ensure they graduate on time and are encouraged to accelerate and graduate early. We set our expectations high, and we offer a system that will assist in meeting these expectations.

iSchool High is a ResponsiveEd School: The ResponsiveEd community of schools are tuition-free, public charter schools dedicated to helping students of all ages achieve their full potential. At ResponsiveEd, we’re all about options in education. Strongly tied to the communities they serve, the mission of our schools is to provide hope for students through an innovative, character-based, personalized learning environment where they are academically successful and develop into lifelong learners. Utilizing the best technology has to offer, the creativity our educators possess, and the resources provided to us, we will continue providing opportunity and hope to every student.

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