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Dallas Summer Musicals Academy of Performing Arts in partnership with WOW! Entertainment, Inc. are thrilled to hold a triple threat program for ages 10 and up at Central Christian Church September 12 through November 14, 2015 from 11:00  a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a cost of $529 or $429 for YMCA members; some Saturday calls starting at 9:00 a.m. This workshop will prepare all students for the world premiere of the first Jukebox Jr. Musical entitled DO YOU WANNA DANCE? at Uptown Theater Saturday, November 21 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.; auditions held the first day of class September 12.
         
With a script by Mark Brymer and John Jacobson, both authors will be working with students to ready the script in a ‘90s themed style jukebox musical. Students have the opportunity to register for this triple threat workshop that emphasizes acting, singing and dancing for the professional stage. No theatrical experience is necessary to participate.
         
Students may enroll by mailing a completed enrollment form (attached separately) with payment to DSM Academy, P. O. Box 567671, Dallas, TX 75356, by fax at 972.408.4147, online at dsmschool.org (add $15 handling fee when enrolling through DSM), or in person at Park Cities YMCA. For payment plans please contact Ty Lawrence at DSM Academy, 214.498.5434.

Musical Theatre – DO YOU WANNA DANCE?  and Steven Kavner’s IMPROV FOR THE ACTOR

  • Class: Ages 10 and up
  • Class Location: Central Christian Church, 4711 Westside Dr., Dallas, TX 75209
  • Class Dates & Times: Saturdays, September 12 through November 14, 2015, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Some Saturday calls will start at 9:00 a.m. Auditions for the musical are held the first day of class Saturday September 12.
  • Added class: Sunday, October 25, 1:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
  • Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Friday, November 20, 2015, 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Uptown Theater
  • Performances: Saturday, November 21, 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. Uptown Theater, 120 East Main St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
  • Program Cost: $529 YMCA Members: $429

  Please note that students should bring a non-refrigerated lunch, snack and capped drink. Students are not allowed to leave during class time without parent permission. 

 DO YOU WANNA DANCE? will feature such well known songs as “Dancing In The Streets,” “Neutron Dance,” “Bust A Move,” “Walking On Sunshine” and “Boogie Wonderland.”  Featuring DSM Academy students from all over the Metroplex, the show will be directed by the Peabody Award winning producer, Steven Kavner.
         
In this musical romp, singing and dancing is what draws everyone to the town center of SnapHappy to meet Mayor Pete’s new wife, Mona Lightfoot.  But after she literally pulls the plug on the May Day celebration, the politics of dancing start to take the Snap out of Happy.  Delaney, Chad, Lucas, Emma, and all the SnapHappy kids are shocked when they hear that a new “Dance Tax” has been levied on anyone who dances in town. 
         
While their ‘Boogie Down’ parents try to cope with the new tax, all the kids come together and eventually find a way around it. But who could have ever imagined that “I Can’t Dance” Mona would turn into a Dancing Machine.  Now that’s AWESOME!
         
As DSM Academy of Performing Arts develops new initiatives with industry professionals across the Metroplex and also expands the efforts of Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. of fostering future patrons for the arts.
         
Dallas Summer Musicals’ highly anticipated 2015-2016 season will kick off with the North Texas debut of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC, November 3-22,  2015; followed by ELF The Musical, December 8-20, 2015; THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, February 2-14, 2016; DSM’s production of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, March 11-27, 2016; WICKED, April 20 – May 22, 2016; RAGTIME, May 24 – June 5, 2016; BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, June 14-26, 2016; and closing the season will be 42ND STREET, June 28 – July 10, 2016.
         
Dallas Summer Musicals’ seven-show season tickets, starting at $134, are now on sale online at DallasSummerMusicals.org, in person at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas or by phone at 214-346-3300. In addition, season ticket buyers have the option to add on WICKED, April 20 – May 22, 2016, to their season subscription for an 8-show package starting at $174.
         
Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount for all shows excluding WICKED where groups of 15 or more save on select performances. All groups receive priority seating and many more benefits. Please call 214-426-GROUP (4768) or email Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.

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