5 Haute Musicals You Don’t Want To Miss in Dallas

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Dallas is experiencing a cultural boom in the fine arts and quickly becoming a place to catch exciting musicals. Located in Fair Park, Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) engages its audiences by bringing the very best of Broadway theater to North Texas. It is a civic organization that produces, presents and promotes excellence in musical theater performances, while enriching and engaging the cultural foundation of children and families in communities around Dallas Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region. DSM presents musicals all year round with a list of recognizable names such as Wicked, Ragtime and The Lion King.

Attending one of their shows not only provides an unforgettable evening, but it helps to support the organization’s many efforts to create life-changing educational experiences for many disadvantaged children. DSM’s vision to offer the broadest possible platform for dramatic expression is complimented by the variety of their dazzling performances that can be enjoyed by a family or as an adult outing. If you haven’t already purchased a ticket you, just may want to do so! Here are the top 5 DSM Summer Musicals that you don’t want to miss.

Address: Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210-9998
DSM Box Office: 214-691-7200
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Based on the Disney animated film and the hit Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid is a magical journey deep below the fathoms of the sea to a fairytale kingdom where Ariel, the little mermaid is longing to push the boundaries of her unyielding curiosity despite the confines of her father, King Triton's control. The story takes shape with a love story between Ariel and Prince Eric amid elements of illusion and the many comedic moments shared with her best friends, Flounder and Sebastian, the Crab. Elaborate sea creature costumes brings energy and a mesmerizing tone to the stage making the show a real hit.
March 11-27, 2016


One of Broadway's most iconic musicals, Wicked tells the untold story of the witches of Oz. Declared "The Best Musical of the Decade!" by Entertainment Weekly and "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety Magazine, the show is based on a novel by Gregory Maguire that tells the story of two young girls that meet in the land of Oz and become the most unlikely of friends. The beautiful and popular girl would become "Glinda the Good Witch" and the fiery, misunderstood girl would become the Wicked Witch of the West. Long before the story of the Wizard of Oz and Dorthy's journey, this musical delightfully spins a spectacular tale exposing the odyssey of two of the world's most famous witches.
April 20- May 22, 2016


Taking place in turn of the century New York, Ragtime weaves together a rich tapestry of compelling stories . Named after a musical genre denoted by its syncopated or "ragged rhythm, the musical is inspired by a book by Terrence McNally. As the musical unfolds, taking center stage is the emergence of a new era with an ominous presence of change played out between the main characters. This is a beautiful timeless story of an upper-class wife, determined Jewish immigrant and a young Harlem musician who all share a compelling belief and desire for a better tomorrow.
May 24- June 5, 2016


Based on an acclaimed screenplay by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, Bullets Over Broadway is a hilarious musical comedy about the making of a Broadway show. The plot follows the unwise decision of a young playwright that gets in over his head, while trying to woo his showgirl girlfriend because he seeks financial backing from a mobster for his next show. The musical has received six Tony-Award nominations, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography.
June 14-26, 2016


42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a young woman who arrives in New York from Allentown, a small town in Pennsylvania with a dream of making it big on Broadway. Experiencing the highs and lows of the industry, the talented hopeful learns what it takes to become successful and along the way discovers what relationships are most important in life. With bold and iconic acts this musical personifies the classic American concept of "A small town girl in a big city!"
June 28- July 10, 2016
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