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

Posted on 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 the city’s culture in the eyes of its young adults.  The group is easy to join and a membership comes with exclusive privileges and one-of-a-kind experiences that make it worth every penny!

“I love the opportunity not only to support the arts in Dallas but specifically Dallas Summer Musicals, where I’ve been seeing musical theater productions since I was a kid. I love that I now get to be an actual part of DSM.  I also love the people I’ve met through Associate Producers.  As President and former Membership co-chair of AP I’ve gotten not only to meet and get to know so many of our awesome members but also the great people we work with at DSM. This is such a great group!  If you like theater and you are interested in meeting other young professionals that enjoy theater and supporting the arts then this is the group for you.  Not only do we get discounted tickets to the shows and preferred block seating in the theater but there are networking and social opportunities throughout the year.”    -Lauren Smith, AP President


  • Currently, AP consists of approx. 120 members (under age 45)
  • AP offers annual memberships that run January – December
  • $100 per membership -or- $50 per person in a shared membership
  • Memberships include exclusive benefits
  • AP is governed by its own Board of Directors
  •  AP gives back with various philanthropic projects
  • AP serves as a platform for grooming future leaders within the DSM organization


  • Ideal Networking Opportunities
  • Membership Party
  • 2-3 Show Events per Season
  • Holiday Party
  •  Premium Seating
  • Discounted Tickets on AP Group Nights
*For a complete list of info & benefits, visit the AP Homepage

With a season of Broadway blockbusters ahead of us, including fan-favorites WICKED and THE LION KING, 2013 is sure to be a great year for the Associate Producers and the perfect time for prospective members to join!

According to AP Chairman Robert Ivey, members have a lot to look forward to this season:

“The Associate Producers offers one-of-a-kind access to the Dallas Summer Musicals. 2013 will be a very strong year for the Associate Producers.  Our members have the opportunity to attend WICKED, FLASHDANCE and THE LION KING at discounted rates and enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres at our invite-only events associated with each of these shows.  We will kickoff the year with a membership event next month, where new and returning members gather to learn more about the organization and our plans for the year.  In addition to these and other social activities, we expect to partner for a fourth year with Jubilee Park for our annual Associate Producers philanthropy event this fall.  Jubilee Park is a community center near Fair Park, which provides a variety of services to community residents.  Through our partnership with Jubilee Park, the Associate Producers help to strengthen Dallas Summer Musicals’ ties with the South Dallas community.”  -Robert Ivey, AP Chairman

As a fly on the wall at a few of these AP events, I can tell you this: there’s always a good turnout, smiling faces and enthusiastic personalities fill the room with high energy, and on one occasion a couple of cast members even stopped by to say hello before taking the stage.  DSM works hard to make AP events worthwhile, so check it out!

                        Try something new this year – Support the arts! – You won’t regret it.

-DSM Haley


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 2013 Season Flyer