It’s official! We have announced our 2014/2015 DSM Season! Last Thursday, June 12th, at the Centennial Building on Fair Park Grounds, we announced our season show by show alongside Performing Arts Fort Worth, and it was an amazing evening!
In case you missed it, here are the shows coming to DSM for the 2014/2015 Season:
A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL – December 2-14, 2014
KINKY BOOTS – February 24 – March 8, 2015
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING & I – March 20 – April 5, 2015
THE ILLUSIONISTS – April 7-19, 2015
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA – June 9-21, 2015
DIRTY DANCING – June 23 – July 5, 2015
PIPPIN – July 7 – 19, 2015
All performances are at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
For photos from some of the shows, check out our slideshow at the bottom of this post!
This year, we’re celebrating our 75th Anniversary and our deeply rooted history. Since we opened the doors at the Fair Park Band Shell in 1941, we’ve been bringing the best of Broadway to the Dallas area! We hope you will join us next season to celebrate with us!
Check out this video for a sneak peek at each show:
Also, in case you hadn’t heard, we’re partnering up with Performing Arts Fort Worth for 4 of our shows: KINKY BOOTS, CINDERELLA, DIRTY DANCING, AND PIPPIN! These shows will play 2 weeks here at DSM in Dallas, then travel to the Bass Performance Hall for a one-week engagement. We are very excited to be working closer with PAFW and hope that this will help bring more people to see live theatre!
Season tickets, priced from $140-$775, are now on sale online 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.
Season subscribers enjoy such benefits as first opportunity to get the best seats available for the season, plus huge savings over single ticket prices and easy payment plans, lost ticket replacement, ticket exchange privileges and a 20% discount on all DSM logo merchandise. Plus, season subscribers have first option on their seats for the following season, and can save up to $97 over the cost of single tickets.
Also, for your enjoyment, check out some of the news articles about our season announcement!
You can also check out this video from WFAA Good Morning Texas – Ellen Marie Marsh (from Kinky Boots) performing “History of Wrong Guys” and an interview with our President and Managing Director Michael Jenkins discussing the new season!
We’re so excited about our upcoming season, and we hope you are too! For more information about each show, season tickets, etc., please visit our website at www.dallassummermusicals.org.
We’ll see you at the theater!
Hello DSM fans!
This is your go to post for all things EVITA THE MUSICAL! Check out our inside look into the show with behind the scenes footage! Also, check out the great interviews with the cast, reviews from the critics, and articles about the show. We’ll be updating this frequently, so check back later for more!
INTERVIEWS, & PERFORMANCES
Josh Young (Che in EVITA) performed the National Anthem at the Texas Rangers game on Monday, April 14th. Click here to see it! (Please note, the beginning was accidentally cut off from the video.)
Krystina Alabado (Mistress in EVITA) performed “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” on The Broadcast TV. Click here for the performance.
Interview with Alison Mahoney (Ensemble in EVITA) on CW33 Nightcap. Click here for the interview.
Katerina Papacostas (Evita u/s in EVITA) performed “Buenos Aires” on WFAA Good Morning Texas on Thursday, April 17th. Click here for performance.
Alison Mahoney (Ensemble in EVITA) on StageTalk.net. Click here for interview.
Josh Young interview on WFAA Midday News. Click here for interview.
Check out our Opening Night Interviews with the Dallas audience!
“Impeccable ‘Evita’ national tour is a stunning success in Dallas” by Nancy Churnin, The Dallas Morning News – Click here for full review.
“Evita” by John Garcia, The Column – Click here for full review.
“Theater Review: ‘Evita'” by Mark Lowry with Fort Worth Star Telegram – Click here for review.
“Nothing to Cry About” by David Novinski with TheaterJones.com – Click here for review.
“EVITA-THE MUSICAL” by Gary Murray with Selig Film News – Click here for review.
“Evita – Dallas Summer Musicals Review and Interview with Krystina Alabado” by Gadi Elkon – Click here for review and interview.
“Musical Theater Review: EVITA” by Sherri Tilley with The Flash List – Click here for review.
“Evita: The Broadway Musical Now In Dallas At Dallas Summer Musicals” by Vanna Collins – Click here for the review.
“Evita” by Drew Jackson, EDGE Dallas – Click here for review.
INSIDE LOOK, ARTICLES & FEATURES
Q&A with Josh Young on TheaterJones with Cathy O’Neal – Click here for interview!
“Tony nominee Josh Young is playing Che a new way” by Nancy Churnin, The Dallas Morning News – Click here for the full article.
Check out our photo album full of behind the scenes pics of the cast around Dallas!
Spiritual Leader of the Nation: Eva ‘Evita’ Perón of Argentina – Click here for the DSM blog post.
EVITA and Argentine History – Click here for the DSM blog post.
Things to Know About The Revival of EVITA – Click here for the DSM blog post.
EVITA – A Historical Background for Characters – Click here for the DSM blog post.
A Timeline of Events: EVITA and Eva Perón – Click here for the DSM blog post.
Keep checking back for more exciting videos, photos, and more!
EVITA is on stage now thru April 27th at the Music Hall at Fair Park! Tickets start at $15 – go to www.dallassummermusicals.org/shows_evita.shtm for tickets and details!
See you at the theater!
“Bullybust partners with ‘Wicked’ to teach kids to be up-standers”
by Nancy Churnin from The Dallas Morning News
The moment in Wicked that makes Darlene Faster’s arms tingle is not “Defying Gravity,” when Elphaba, the green-faced witch, rises up in the air to fulfill her destiny. It’s an earlier, quieter one when Glinda, suddenly ashamed of ridiculing Elphaba at school, starts dancing with her, which leads everyone to quiet down and dance, too.
Faster, the chief operating officer of the National School Climate Center and the force behind its Bullybust program, says this scene shows kids how a bully can become an “upstander,” someone who stands up when people are treated badly.
“It’s powerful from a youth perspective,” Faster says. “It’s the kind of moment where anyone who has ever been bullied has said, ‘I wish I had a moment where someone had been there for me and been by my side.’ It’s the moment where everything starts to turn.”
Dallas Summer Musicals is presenting the show at Fair Park Music Hall through May 5. Many have wondered about the enduring, passionate following for this musical about the seemingly “bad” and “good” witches of Oz. To Faster, it seems clear that it’s because the questions it raises still resonate: Should we pick on those whom others mock to maintain our spot in the “cool” crowd, or should we find the courage to defend and befriend the “misfits” even at the cost of our own popularity?
With kids suffering from bullying around the country, these ideas have made Wicked a wickedly good fit for her program, which draws on the U.S. Department of Education’s guidelines for effective bully-prevention practices.
Partnering since 2009 with the show’s producers, Faster has helped develop study guides for adults to use with kids. Wicked has also sponsored essay contests with the winners posted on the bullybust.org website. There’ll be another in the fall.
Bullybust has grown rapidly across the country, supporting more than 2,400 partner schools, but only a handful — fewer than 10 — Dallas-Fort Worth schools are currently enrolled. Faster hopes the show’s presence in Dallas will encourage adults to engage kids in conversation and download her nonprofit company’s free materials to take the next step.
She hopes, ultimately, that it will inspire people to reach out to the bullies as well as the victims.
“The kids who are doing bullying behavior are not bad people, they are just doing bad, incorrect things. They need support to learn how to transform from a bully to being an upstander.”
Wicked continues through May 5 at Fair Park Music Hall, 909 First Ave., Dallas. $40-$170. 214-691-7200. dallassummermusicals.org or ticketmaster.com/wicked. Learn more about Bullybust at bullybust.org.
Follow Nancy Churnin on Twitter @nchurnin.
Originally posted in The Dallas Morning News on Friday, April 12, 2013.