Posted on October 26th, 2018
Dallas, TX (Oct. 26, 2018) – Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) has announced that its inaugural ANGEL Award, DSM’s newest award and highest service honor, will be presented posthumously to the families of Charles S. Sharp and Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler at the annual 2018 DSM Gala, An Evening With The Best of Broadway, taking place on Nov. 3.
Created by DSM this year to honor the work of engaged and dedicated volunteers and philanthropists, the ANGEL Award is presented to individuals whose exemplary commitment serves as inspiration in the furtherance of musical theatre and DSM’s community and education programs.
Because of their outstanding service to DSM and the Dallas arts community, the award will henceforth be named in their honor as the Charles S. Sharp and Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler ANGEL Award.
Charles and Ruth’s dedication to DSM and its mission was demonstrated through their leadership within the organization over the years. Charles served as president of DSM for more than 10 years, from 1963 to 1977, and then as president and chairman from 1978 to 1982. Simultaneously, Ruth served as president of the Dallas Summer Musicals Guild from 1963 to 1965 and remained active in the Guild through 1966. In 1983, both Charles and Ruth were named Honorary Chairs, a role Ruth held until 2017.
“Dallas Summer Musicals is honored to recognize Charles S. Sharp and Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler with the ANGEL Award for their exceptional service to our organization throughout their lifetime,” said current DSM President Kenneth T. Novice. “Their exemplary commitment helped shape DSM into what it is today, and we are humbled to be able to name our highest service award after them as we continue to walk in their legacy.”
Novice and Gala Co-Chairs Cara Owens and John R. Clutts will present the ANGEL Award to the families of Charles and Ruth on Nov. 3 at its annual Gala, An Evening With the Best of Broadway, an entire night dedicated to showcasing DSM’s commitment to arts education and community outreach programs.
About An Evening with the Best of Broadway:
An Evening with the Best of Broadway is an annual celebration of DSM and the magic of musical theatre. Proceeds will support the non-profit Dallas Summer Musicals’ mission to bring the very best of Broadway to North Texas and its education and community programs. DSM brings the beauty of musical theatre to many through programs such as DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards, Seats for Vets, Seats for Kids, Kids Club, Hear Us Now!™ and the DSM Community Performance.
Guests will enjoy an incredible culinary menu crafted by Executive Chef Christopher Patrick of Abacus-Jasper’s Restaurant Group, luxury auction items including packages for the Tony Awards and the Dallas engagement of Hamilton, and an unforgettable evening of musical entertainment. This will be a wonderful opportunity to indulge in everything you love about Broadway and the DSM experience at the historic Music Hall at Fair Park.
Gala giving opportunities are available online at www.DallasSummerMusicals.org. For more information please call the DSM Development office at 214-426-6333.
About Dallas Summer Musicals:
For more than 75 years, the non-profit Dallas Summer Musicals Inc. (DSM) has presented the very best in 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 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.