On Monday, August 27th, The Music Hall at Fair Park was filled with people enjoying complimentary refreshments while anxiously awaiting the announcement of the 2013 Dallas Summer Musicalsseason. President and Managing Director of Dallas Summer Musicals, Michael Jenkins, teased the audience when he started by saying, ” Our 73rd season provides a destination of unparalleled entertainment with the unprecedented number of Blockbuster hit shows within the season schedule, in which all shows are direct from Broadway.”
Guests were on the edge of their seats for the teaser reels to begin playing on the big screen, and no one in the audience was disappointed. A special treat for the evening was Tshidi Manye, who plays Rafiki from The Lion King, singing “The Circle of Life” in a surprise live performance. Her voice is a musical instrument, strong, vibrant and beautiful. Tshidi, an artist from South Africa, was given a standing ovation and took questions directly from the audience. She noted that the cast is excited and “is especially looking forward to coming to Dallas.”
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February 12-24: Catch me if you Can- Based on the hit Dreamworks film and true story that inspired it, this high-flying new Broadway musical tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of a glamorous life. With nothing more than boyish charm, a big imagination, and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams.When Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the bitter end, and finds something he never expected. A big-hearted musical adventure based on astonishing real life story of being young, in love, and in deep, deep trouble.
March 20-30: Mary Poppins– “The roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza”, as proclaimed by the New York Daily News, features an irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of Disney’s most popular films of all time. The New York Post gives it four out of four stars and proclaims it “a certifiable super hit!”
April 10-May 5: Wicked, The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz–Variety calls Wicked “a cultural phenomenon” Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards. Wicked is “Broadways biggest blockbuster” according to the New York Times. It has broken box office records and sold out every time it has played in Dallas.Wicked is the prequel to the Wizard of Oz, telling the story of two girls who meet in Oz, one misunderstood for her green skin and sharp mind, the other beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for “the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time,” says USA Today.
May 14-26: Priscilla Queen of the Desert– An international hit with over 500 dazzling tony Award winning costumes, Priscilla is an outrageously fun Broadway musical that tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends that hop aboard a bus in search of love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback. Priscilla features a hit parade of dance floor favorites including “Its Raining Men”,”Finally” and “I Will Survive.” “Priscilla is funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!” proclaims the The Hollywood Reporter.
June 4-16: Sister Act, A Divine Musical Comedy– Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and cops hide her in a convent. Deloris helps the nuns, now her “fellow sisters”, to discover their voices while she unexpectedley discovers her own. The New York Post calls Sister Act “Ridiculously fun,” and it features original music by eight time Oscar award winner Alan Menken.
June 25-July 7: Flashdance, the Musical-Experience- The magic of this pop culture phenomenon is now live on stage. This new musical features the smash hits from the movie including the Academy Award Winning title song “Flashdance…What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” and “I Love Rock n’ Roll,” as well as 16 new original songs.
October 2-20: The Lion King, presented by Disney, is Broadway’s landmark musical. Award winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a breathtaking spectacle of animals with incredible visual images. Newsweek calls this Tony award-winning Broadway sensation “a landmark event in entertainment.” The unforgettable score includes Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” and the ever popular “Circle Of Life.” The Lion King hails as the 2013 State Fair of Texas Musical.
December: Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS – One of America’s favorite holiday movies is now a Broadway musical. It is full of classic songs such as “Sisters,” “Snow,” “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano” and “White Christmas.” Lavish sets, costumes, dancing, and memorable music make WHITE CHRISTMAS the can’t-miss show of the holidays. Grab your loved ones and catch the Christmas spirit – live on stage December 2013!