Posted on April 18th, 2022
In case you missed it (or ICYMI, as the kids say) about a month ago Dallas Summer Musicals changed its name to Broadway Dallas. Since we operate on a year-round basis – and have been for years – having the word “summer” in our name was just plain confusing.
Plus, we wanted to more closely align ourselves with the concept of “BROADWAY” in big, glowing letters to draw attention not only to the magnificent work we present on our stage, but also to the all-important, mission-driven work we do throughout our community, in classrooms, community centers and elsewhere.
We know that many of you have spent years, even decades, making memories with us at the Music Hall. It’s still us. But with a new name and a renewed focus on bringing the best Broadway shows to Dallas and sharing the Spirit of Broadway with as many members of our community as we possibly can.
We look forward to making many more memories with you in the years to come.
See you in the lobby!
Broadway Dallas President and CEO
We were honored to host a very special visitor at Come From Away. Thank you President and Mrs. Bush for joining us for the show. What a privilege it was for the company of Come From Away and Broadway Dallas President & CEO Ken Novice to meet you.
On March 23, we held our inaugural Spotlight Dinner Series Presented by PNC Bank. The night included dinner on the Music Hall Stage and was filled with entertainment, exciting rebranding news, and the announcement of the 2022-2023 season. See more photos from the event here.
Announcing the 2022 nominees! Click here for the full list.
Have you caught up on our video series? Black Art Matters highlights local Black artists sharing performances and conversations on how their art is crafted and shaped by their identity. Click here to catch up on the full series.
Our latest “Star Performer” award honoring our hard-working Front of House Associates for Come From Away is Susan Anderson! Susan has been employed at the Music Hall since 2019. She says, “I’ve really enjoyed the people I have met working here!” Make sure to give her kudos when you see her at your next Broadway Dallas performance!
While the Stone family has been in the metroplex for almost 15 years this May – after moving to Wylie from New Zealand! – they attended their first Broadway Dallas (Dallas Summer Musicals, at that time) show in 2020 when Melissa was given 5 tickets to The Band’s Visit. Many others may remember this as one of the last Broadway Dallas shows before the Broadway shutdown. Looking ahead to when things might return, the Stones decided to “treat each day as a gift and live it as fully and busy as we could. When we learned you were returning in 2021, we checked out the varying donor levels and jumped right in! We’ve loved every single moment of every single show, but Hadestown and Come From Away are current favorites for the lessons they each impart.”
With their children having grown up in theater activities and now being involved in high school theater and choir, the family loves making memories with each new show. For them it is “the energy, excitement, joy and anticipation of ‘what’s to come’…we’re five shows in and we feel the same way each and every time! We love that every show has a different yet amazing story, musicality, talents, actors, crew, directors, stage, tempo, beat, theme…if Broadway Dallas is like ‘a box of chocolates’ per season, we get to taste, see, enjoy every different one for what they bring to the stage, our hearts. It’s a different but delectable flavor, journey, adventure and life lesson each and every time!”
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