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.”
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
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo # 8566 by Chris Waits
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.