TOP 5 Reasons to See BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND

Hey DSM Fans!

BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND opens tomorrow night, and we’re giving you the TOP 5 reasons to see the show while it’s here in Dallas.

BCW_Blog_11. SPARK YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT! We all know the holidays can be a stressful time of year, causing even the best of us to flip our switch to autopilot just to make it through. NOT this year! Step away from the whirlwind and make your official transformation from foggy to festive with BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND.

BCW_Blog_22. ICE SKATING. We love our city, but Dallas doesn’t always come through with temps cold enough to freeze our ponds (it’s hard enough to get a picturesque sprinkle of snow around here!), but we’ve got you covered this year. Audiences will be thrilled and amazed as the Music Hall’s stage sensationally converts into a glistening ice pond complete with world champion ice skaters!

BCW_Blog_33. DAZZLE & DANCING. Deemed “quite simply one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever,” BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND features an amazing cast in glittering costumes and the highest kicking Chorus Girls this side of the North Pole. Their high-energy performance paired with the production’s sparkly aesthetic will surely have you bouncing along in your seat.

BCW_Blog_4 4. BRUSH UP ON YOUR CAROLS. BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND is bringing the hits: “White Christmas,”  “Deck the Halls,” “O Holy Night,” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” to name a few (of many, many more). Cue the nostalgia. With this show’s song list, your favorite memories of holidays past will be making a cameo appearance.

BCW_Blog_55. A GREAT EXCUSE FOR FAMILY TIME. Gather the gang together, get all gussied up, and go out for a night on the town! Make a reservation for your family to enjoy a pre-show dinner at M Dining, located inside the Music Hall at Fair Park (reservations are highly encouraged, click here to reserve a table). There are also several dining options near the venue: check out the Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville and Knox-Henderson neighborhoods. In the long run, experiences trump presents under the tree, so use the evening to make memories your family will cherish.

BCW_Blog_6***BONUS***:  FAMILY PHOTO OP! Find your favorite Music Hall Christmas Tree and snap a family photo! Running a little behind on sending holiday cards this year? It’s not too late if you opt for the e-card version over snail mail. You can do this. We believe in you!
Don’t forget to share your photos on social media using #BwayChristmasDSM for the chance to win a signed Playbill.


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BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND Comes To Dallas!

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IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE MOST ENCHANTING CHRISTMAS SHOWS EVER
DECEMBER 6-18, 2016 AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK

Dallas, TX (November 9, 2016) Dallas Summer Musicals is pleased to announce, that BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND is coming to the Music Hall at Fair Park December 6-18, 2016, for a two week limited engagement. BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND features glittering costumes, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole.
Your entire family can start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take them on an unforgettable nostalgic journey. Holiday favorite songs include: ‘White Christmas,’ ‘Winter Wonderland,’ ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,’ ‘Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire,’ ‘Jingle Bells,’ ‘’Away in a Manger,’ ‘O Come All Ye Faithful,’ ‘Let it Snow,’ ‘Silent Night,’ ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing,’ ‘Deck The Halls,’ ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,’ ‘O Holy Night,’ and many more Christmas standards.

Be amazed as a cast of 24 singers and dancers who are hand selected from London, New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles transform the stage into pure winter wonderland magic. With over a thousand glittering costumes, spectacular sets and scenery, the show parades its way through the wonder of Christmas and the excitement of the holiday season. Watch as the stage sensationally converts into a glistening ice pond to be graced by two world champion ice skaters who compliment the production with artistry and flare that is second to none.

Single tickets for BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND, starting at $20, are now on sale at http://www.DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX.

Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount, priority seating, and many more benefits. Please call 214-426-4768 or email Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.

Dallas Summer Musicals’ 2016-2017 season will continue with the lavish AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Jan. 31 – Feb. 12, 2017; followed by STOMP, Feb. 14-19, 2017; THE ILLUSIONISTS, Feb. 28 – Mar. 5, 2017; LET IT BE, Mar. 7-19, 2017; KINKY BOOTS, Mar. 28 – Apr. 9, 2017; CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS, May 23 – June 4, 2017; and closing the season will be THE BODYGUARD, July 18-30, 2017.

In addition, Disney’s THE LION KING will be roaring back to the Music Hall in DSM’s 2017-2018 season! Performance dates and times will be announced at a later time.

Dallas Summer Musicals’ six-show season tickets, starting at $112, are now on sale online at http://www.DallasSummerMusicals.org, in person at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas or by phone at 214-346-3300.

Give the gift of Broadway this holiday season with a DSM Gift Certificate! These excellent stocking stuffer may be purchased in any increment and allow you to provide the special people in your life with an evening of entertainment making memories to last a lifetime. DSM Gift Certificates can be purchased by calling 214.691.7200 or in person at The Box Office 5959 Royal Lane Suite 542 Preston Royal Shopping Center.

BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND is produced by Spirit Productions and David King, a multi award-winning and internationally acclaimed theatre producer who became known to American audiences through the megahit musical, Spirit of the Dance which became one of the biggest dance show in the world, with 14 troupes performing in 14 different countries on the same night, playing to more than 30 million people worldwide. Spirit Productions owns The Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach and The King’s Castle Theatre in Branson, Missouri, where their shows play year round.  Spirit shows have toured in more than 30 countries and they are the first producer from the Western world to have three consecutive tours in China, playing to over a million people.

Booking Inquiries: John Starr / Big League Theatricals / (212) 575-1601 / jstarr@bigleague.org

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Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) is the historic non-profit 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 education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, DSM relies on a variety of funding sources to bring the Best of Broadway to North Texas at affordable ticket prices, as well as to preserve the beautiful historic theatre, educate young audiences and create important community programs.
DSM gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors and partners The Dallas Morning News, WFAA TV Channel 8, American Airlines, and The Original Cupcakery. For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214.421.5678 or visit our website at DallasSummerMusicals.org.
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John R. Clutts Chairs The 6th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards

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John R. Clutts Chairs The 6th Annual
Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards

Mark your calendars for the Awards Show on Thursday, May 18, 2017

John R. Clutts Chairs The 6th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre AwardsDallas, TX (October 21, 2016) – After a successful record breaking Dallas Summer Musicals Theatre Awards (DSM HSMTA) season, Ted R. Munselle, Chair of the Board of Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM), announced Dallas arts philanthropist and DSM Board member John R. Clutts as chair of The 6th Annual DSM HSMTA for the second consecutive year.

President of The Clutts Agency, Inc., a Texas Talent Agency and SAG/AFTRA franchised agency, Clutts is a former Neiman Marcus executive with 25 years of experience in the photo industry. He has performed on stage in many regional productions and taught musical theatre at Dallas Theatre Center. In addition to serving as a DSM Board member, Clutts also forms part of the Dallas Children’s Theater Advisory Board and the Dallas Contemporary Board. A 2005 recipient of DIFFA’s highest award, the Legend Award, John’s involvement in the community has lead him to chair and serve as part of many great programs including the USA Film Festival, Dallas Fashion Incubator, Cabaret Gala benefiting Dallas Children’s Theatre, Fresh Faces of Fashion, and DIFFA|Dallas Collection.

“I am honored to chair the DSM HSMTA event for the second year in a row and excited about the continued development and success of our program,” said John. “We have more than 70 productions already enrolled in this year’s program. Our reach is expanding throughout Dallas and North Texas as we foster the education of students who will become the Broadway stars of tomorrow!”

This past year DSM’s HSMTA had 67 high schools participating last season, showcasing 70 productions, representing 33 school districts across North Texas. Among the 67 were also 7 private high schools with 6 schools entering two musicals for evaluation. This represented a breaking number of high schools, teachers and students taking part in the program, more than doubling the first year’s total of 30 schools.

“DSM is thrilled to have John Clutts back again as Chair of our 6th annual HSMTA program,” said Munselle. “Thanks to John’s leadership and the team he led, the 2016 HSMTA program far exceeded expectations in advancing our mission, as well as in financial terms. We are thankful that he will be reprising his role in 2017 and look forward to the continued growth and success of HSMTA, one of DSM’s most exciting and rewarding programs.”

Patterned after Broadway’s Tony Awards®, DSM HSMTA celebrates the power of the Arts to significantly improve all areas of education. Since DSM’s first HSMTA in 2012, this has truly developed into a regional program, accepting schools as far away as Lubbock and Oklahoma as well as new and returning schools from the DFW Metroplex. DSM’s HSMTA has grown to be the largest program of its kind in the state of Texas and the second largest programs in the nation. DSM HSMTA has been recognized by The National High School Musical Theatre Awards as their official affiliate program for North Texas.

Awards and several cash scholarships of at least $1,000 each are presented to a number of outstanding and deserving participants during this evening where show business veterans and community celebrities come together to spotlight the achievements of high school students and their school’s musical theatre programs. In 2016, John Clutts, the DSM HSMTA Angels Host Committee, companies, foundations, and donors from the community made charitable gifts totaling over $128,000 in support of the program, awarding seven college scholarships of $5,000 each. To date, DSM HSMTA College Scholarship program has awarded $135,000 in cash scholarships to deserving students.

 Slated for Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Music Hall at Fair Park, the awards show is a red carpet affair and the public is invited to join in the excitement.  Red carpet arrival begins at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. with performances which include separate medleys of the Best Actor and Best Actress nominees, production numbers from Best Musical nominees and an opening number featuring all nominated performers accompanied by a live orchestra. Winners and scholarship recipients are announced and the show culminates with a finale performance by students from each participating high school.

A three-judge panel of entertainment industry professionals and veteran educators will visit each high school and judge the performers in 16 categories: Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Musical Direction, Best Choreography, Best Orchestra, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting, Best Ensemble, Best Crew, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Featured Male Performer, and Best Featured Female Performer. Ballots will be tabulated by the accounting firm of Grant Thornton – the official ballot professional service partner of the 2016 Tony Awards®.

Winners of the Best Performance by an Actor and Actress receive an all-expense paid trip for five days to New York City to represent their high school in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (the Jimmy™ Awards) for the chance to win prizes and scholarships, which vary by year.

All participating high schools and their shows will be listed at DSMHSMTA.org.

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Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) is the historic non-profit 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 education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, DSM relies on a variety of funding sources to bring the Best of Broadway to North Texas at affordable ticket prices, as well as to preserve the beautiful historic theatre, educate young audiences and create important community programs.

DSM gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors and partners The Dallas Morning News, WFAA TV Channel 8, American Airlines, and The Original Cupcakery. For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214.421.5678 or visit our website at DallasSummerMusicals.org.

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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER SOARS TO DALLAS-FORT WORTH!

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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER SOARS TO DALLAS-FORT WORTH
LIVE ON STAGE NOVEMBER 22-23, 2016 AT BASS PERFORMANCE HALL
AND NOVEMBER 25-27, 2016 AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK

The Family-Friendly Stage Adaptation of CBS’ Highest-Rated Christmas Special of All Time Returns to Dallas-Fort Worth for a limited holiday engagement.

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (October 12, 2016) – The “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest-running and highest rated holiday television special will be live on stage with the critically acclaimed RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL at Bass Performance Hall November 22 and 23, for four performances presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. This fun family classic will then head to Dallas, where it will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park November 25-27, for five performances presented by Dallas Summer Musicals.

Following two successful years of touring North America, the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, will help Santa save Christmas during three North American tours that will visit more than 50 cities this holiday season. The national tour — a “holiday staple” (The Boston Globe) and an “utterly charming, top-notch production” (Orlando Sentinel) – kicks off November 14.

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut, delighting audiences across the country. “RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL is rapidly becoming a tradition for generations of children and adults and we are so excited to bring the show to fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex,” says producing partner Jonathan Flom.

Projections, costumes and characters will be faithfully brought to the stage against a backdrop of nostalgic set designs. The cast brings high energy to classic songs and dialogue, while irresistible and loveable puppets highlight the charming “roughness” from the television show’s stop-motion effects. In preparation for the Dallas-Fort Worth run, the show will be adding new flying elements and an enhanced set and scenic design to create an even more fantastic theater experience for Rudolph fans.

Flom says, “We address all of the familiar story elements from the television special with a talented cast and puppeteers who help recreate the magic on stage. Since the special itself is a classic musical, the stage show does not feel at all like an adaptation and audiences are surprised and delighted when they hear full performances of additional iconic songs associated with the TV special, such as “Fame and Fortune” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

The story tells the tale of a young Rudolph who, because of the appearance of his bright shining nose, is excluded from the Reindeer Games. He flees Christmas town and meets up with new friends Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius. After finding The Island of Misfit Toys, Rudolph journeys home where a snowstorm of epic proportions is threatening Christmas. Can Rudolph rescue his family and friends and help Santa save the holiday?

Rudolph’s partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center continues this year. A new illustrated storybook, T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games, will be available this year only at the stage show performances and other locations where Rudolph is appearing, such as at theme parks, zoos, aquariums and science centers. A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the books will be donated to PACER.


Single tickets for the Fort Worth engagement of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, starting at $27.50, are now on sale. To charge tickets by phone, call 817-212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at http://www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. For group sales, call 817-212-4248.

Single tickets for the Dallas engagement of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, starting at $20, are now on sale at http://www.DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX.

Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount, priority seating, and many more benefits. Please call 214-426-4768 or email Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.

Performing Arts Fort Worth’s 2015-2016 BROADWAY AT THE BASS season comes to a close – a crashing close, that is – with PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Oct. 20-30.

The exciting new 2017 BROADWAY AT THE BASS SEASON will feature eight shows: ANNIE January 17-22; AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Feb. 14-19; LET IT BE March 21-26; MATILDA June 13-18; THE BODYGUARD Aug 1-6; BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Sept. 12-17; RENT Oct. 17-22; and the return of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS Nov. 14-19.

Season tickets are on sale now at the Bass Performance Hall box office or online at www.basshall.com.

Dallas Summer Musicals’ 2016-2017 season will feature ten shows starting with RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, Nov. 25-27, 2016; BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND, Dec. 6-18, 2016; AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Jan. 31 – Feb. 12, 2017; STOMP, Feb. 14-19, 2017; THE ILLUSIONISTS, Feb. 28 – Mar. 5, 2017; LET IT BE, Mar. 7-19, 2017; KINKY BOOTS, Mar. 28 – Apr. 9, 2017; CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS, May 23 – June 4, 2017; and closing the season will be THE BODYGUARD, July 18-30, 2017.

In addition, Disney’s THE LION KING will be roaring back to the Music Hall in DSM’s 2017-2018 Season! Subscribing for the 2016-2017 Season is the only way to guarantee priority access to tickets now for this highly anticipated return.

Dallas Summer Musicals’ six-show season tickets, starting at $112, are now on sale online at http://www.DallasSummerMusicals.org, in person at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas or by phone at 214-346-3300.

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL is produced by Right Angle Entertainment, Iconic Entertainment Studios and Premiere Producers LLC.

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Broadway Buzz: Dallas Summer Musicals & Broadway Across America Partnership!

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Following the momentum of our partnership announcement with Broadway Across America (BAA) last Friday, we wanted to share some of the Broadway Buzz that is being talked about in case you missed it. From national news to the front page of The Dallas Morning News, we are thrilled to welcome BAA to North Texas!

“Dallas Summer Musicals makes a big change in deciding who chooses the shows you’ll see” – The Dallas Morning News – Front Page Story

“Dallas Summer Musicals Retools Its Broadway Booking” – D Magazine

“The venue will now become a major touring stop in North Texas” – Playbill

“Star of Texas! Broadway Across America Will Book Dallas Summer Musicals’ Touring Shows Starting in 2017” – Broadway

“Dallas Summer Musicals Changes Touring Bookers” – Theater Jones

“Dallas Summer Musicals and Broadway Across America Announce New Partnership” – Broadway World

“A New Era for Dallas Summer Musicals and North Texas Theatre” – The Column

“Dallas Summer Musicals and Broadway Across America Announce New Partnership” – The Flash List

“A New Era for Dallas Summer Musicals and North Texas Theatre” – Irish Film Critic

“New in town” – Denton Record Chronicle

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DSM Announces New Partnership With The Largest Presenter of Touring Broadway In North America

 

DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS AND BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA

ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

A NEW ERA FOR DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS AND NORTH TEXAS THEATRE

Dallas, TX (September 9, 2016) – Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM), the historic nonprofit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas, and Broadway Across America (BAA), the foremost  presenter of first-class touring Broadway productions throughout North America, today announced that both organizations will come together to book and secure future Broadway seasons for North Texas, beginning in 2017-2018.

“Dallas is at the brink of a revolutionary transformation, especially within the arts community. Given the vitality and diversity currently on Broadway, we are excited about DSM’s partnership with Broadway Across America which could not have happened at a better time than this, the Platinum Age of musical theatre,” says Ted Munselle, DSM 2016 Chair of the Board. “Broadway Across America is known for their network of premiere theatre relations and their influence in the industry is unparalleled, which is why this partnership offers strong support for our organization,” adds Munselle.

“Broadway Across America’s roots are in Texas,” says John Gore, Owner and CEO of BAA’s parent organization, The John Gore Organization.  “Since our company was founded in Texas in 1982, we are very proud that Dallas, a top 5 market, has joined our other long-time Texas partners in Austin, Houston and San Antonio as well as those throughout North America.  With the largest theatrical subscription base in the world, we are excited to work with our new partners to bring DSM’s audience the best of Broadway.”

The new partnership aims to enhance both organizations presence in the industry by jointly booking shows for the Dallas market and improving marketing strategies. BAA will act as the voice for DSM in booking affairs ensuring top quality production deals, while sharing in the financial responsibilities of presenting a show. BAA’s multiple market resources will also assist DSM with analytics and promotional tools to better position their marketing efforts. DSM will become BAA’s anchor partner in the North Texas market, while further strengthening the organizations position in the southwest region, as DSM continues to enrich the cultural landscape of the community at the heart of Fair Park.

“Dallas is a world-class city and we are proud to work with Dallas Summer Musicals to bring the best shows and the best practices in the industry to Dallas,” says Lauren Reid, CEO of Broadway Across America. “It is gratifying to establish a partnership with such a beloved institution.  Together, we will work to bring the highest quality arts and entertainment experiences to the North Texas community.”

DSM will continue to maintain its working relationship with Performing Arts Fort Worth to further enhance both organizations commitment in developing collaborative efforts that benefit their patrons and the performing arts in Dallas-Fort Worth.

“We have been a staple in the Dallas community for decades and a cornerstone for touring Broadway in the southwest region. From exciting new partnerships to mold-shattering upcoming developments, we look to bring the new age of the Broadway experience to Dallas, while keeping our traditional values as we continue our 77 year legacy of making memories that will last a lifetime,” says Munselle

Dallas Summer Musicals will kick off its 2016-2017 Season with the dazzling holiday favorite, BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND. The season will continue with the Tony Award®-winning lavish and stunning Broadway hit AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; followed by the spectacular theatrical concert, LET IT BE, a tribute to The Beatles; back by popular demand, the high-heeled kicking sensation, KINKY BOOTS; the captivating circus extravaganza, CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS; and closing the season, the romantic thriller based on the smash hit film, THE BODYGUARD, starring Grammy® nominee Deborah Cox!

In addition, the beloved family-friendly stage adaptation, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSE REINDEER: THE MUSICAL; the Emmy® Award-winning classic hit TV series, CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE; the explosive and vigorously choreographed, STOMP; and the magical and thrilling return of, THE ILLUSIONISTS will be presented as season add-ons.

Dallas Summer Musicals’ 2016-2017 Season tickets, starting at $116, are now on sale online at DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 214-346-3300 and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX. In addition, season ticket buyers have the option to include four season add-ons to their season subscription. Season add-on tickets are discounted for subscribers and range from $14-$82 per show.

Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount throughout the season. Orders of 10 or more placed before September 16, 2016 will receive a 20% discount. All groups receive priority seating and many more benefits. Please call 214-426-GROUP (4768) or email Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.

 

About Dallas Summer Musicals:

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) is the historic 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 education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 Kids Club is a program created to foster tomorrow’s musical theatre audience. Through exciting activities children gain an interest, hands-on-knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts. In addition, 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 celebrate the power of the arts to significantly improve all areas of education. DSM Associate Producers is a dynamic group of young professionals with a mission to support DSM by cultivating future patrons and leaders making DSM part of the culture for young professionals in Dallas. DSM Guild is a group of individuals who share a love of musical theatre and support DSM by providing stellar service and hospitality to the cast and crew of every show.

Since 2010 the experts at DSM have made significant changes and upgrades to its acoustical systems to improve the sound quality of the productions for all its patrons, including the hearing impaired, leading to the development of Hear Us Now!™; a device which utilizes five assistive listening technologies (T-coils, FM Classroom, Streamers, FM systems, and traditional headsets) to deliver a clear and direct audio signal. It is so unique that a trademark has been allowed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Seats for Vets, DSM’s newest initiative, serves war veterans and their families by providing them discounted access to a unique theatrical experience as a way of thanking them for their service. Ticket sales alone do not sustain these endeavors. Only support from committed businesses, foundations and individuals make these programs possible.

Dallas Summer Musicals is presented by Texas Instruments and gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors and partners The Dallas Morning News, WFAA TV Channel 8, American Airlines, and The Original Cupcakery.

For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214.421.5678 or visit our website at DallasSummerMusicals.org.

About Broadway Across America:

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 9 time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 40 markets with over 265,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and the up-coming Hamilton. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, On Your Feet!, The Producers, School of Rock, Waitress and the 2016 Broadway revival of Cats.

Broadway Across America is based in New York City with twelve offices throughout North America including a regional team based in Texas. BAA supports local presenting partners with industry leading programming, marketing, sales, pricing and operations teams that have helped BAA markets outperform the industry.

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Full Casting Announced for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
THE MOST AWARDED NEW MUSICAL OF 2015
ANNOUNCES FULL CASTING FOR NATIONAL TOUR

New York, NY – The producers of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, have announced the full cast for the upcoming national tour. As previously announced, Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin will be played by Garen Scribner and Sara Esty, who performed these leading roles on Broadway. Joining them are Etai Benson (Wicked) as Adam Hochberg; Emily Ferranti (Wicked, Dreamgirls) as Milo Davenport; Gayton Scott (Gypsy, The Women) as Madame Baurel; and Nick Spangler (The Book of Mormon, Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella) as Henri Baurel.

Leigh-Ann Esty (Miami City Ballet) and Ryan Steele (Newsies, Matilda) join the cast as the Lise and Jerry alternates. Rounding out the ensemble are: Karolina Blonski, Brittany Bohn, Stephen Brower, Randy Castillo, Jessica Cohen, Jace Coronado, Barton Cowperthwaite, Alexa De Barr, Erika Hebron, Christopher M. Howard, Colby Q. Lindeman, Nathalie Marrable, Tom Mattingly, Caitlin Meighan, Alida Michal, Don Noble, Sayiga Eugene Peabody, Alexandra Pernice, David Prottas, Emily Ramirez, Danielle Santos, Lucas Segovia, Kyle Vaughn, Laurie Wells, Dana Winkle, Erica Wong and Blake Zelesnikar.

The national tour will premiere in Boston at the Citi Wang Theatre October 25-November 6, following a preview period at Proctor’s in Schenectady, NY. The full tour route can be found on www.AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com.

Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.

The creative team is also comprised of Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (set and costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer); Jon Weston (sound designer); 59 Productions (projection designer); Rob Fisher (musical score adaption, arrangement and supervision); Todd Ellison (musical supervisor); David Andrews Rogers (musical director/conductor); Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott (orchestrations); Sam Davis (dance arrangements); Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A. (casting); Rick Steiger (production supervisor); Dontee Kiehn (associate director); and Sean Kelly (associate choreographer).

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and two Theatre World Awards. The musical was included on the Year’s Best lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, the Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Masterworks Broadway Original Broadway Cast recording of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS was nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award.

The score of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “‘S’Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise,” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “Second Prelude,” “Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture” and “An American In Paris.”

The production opened to widespread critical acclaim at the Palace Theatre on Broadway on April 12, 2015 after its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris November 22, 2014-January 4, 2015. The New York production recently played its 500th performance, and continues at the Palace Theatre through Sunday, October 9, 2016. A West End production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will start in March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre

The producers are Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals
January 31 – February 12, 2017 at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

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