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Sat. May 7: $150 tickets for Blake Shelton at DSM's Curtain Call Gala Print E-mail
by Sharon Adams    Thu, Apr 28, 2011, 02:17 PM

LogoComerica.jpgCurtain Call 2011
benefiting Dallas Summer Musicals and their Education and Outreach Programs


All About Tonight, All About the Kids

There are different levels of participation in the May 7th Curtain Call Gala event. For the entire evening's festivities: VIP cocktail hour, Gala dinner, benefit performance featuring Blake Shelton with VIP seating, after dinner dessert and dancing to Dallas Unlimited, open bar. Those tickets begin at $500 each.

But, if you want to attend the "Starlight Mezzanine Party," beginning at 7:30 for $150, see details below. 

It's going to be a fabulous night! Join us! 

Curtain Call 2011 Chairs Mary and John Gill have opened up the May 7, 2011 Blake Shelton benefit performance to the public with tickets starting at $150.00 each. Beginning at 7:30 PM, join us at the Music Hall at Fair Park in the Starlight Mezzanine (upstairs) for a fraction of the price of a Gala ticket. So get your friends and family to put on their black tie and boots and join!

For $150, patrons will receive:

  • Separate party upstairs with appetizers and a cash bar;
  • A balcony ticket to see Blake Shelton;
  • Admission to the after-party cabaret with all gala guests to enjoy dessert, music and dancing to the tunes of Dallas Unlimited with open beer and wine bar.

These tickets are available now by calling Meredith Ford, 214.413.3959 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it    and will be available beginning April 19, 2011 from the web



Country Music Association’s 2010 Male Vocalist of the Year and Grand Ole Opry inductee in a special performance benefiting the Dallas Summer Musicals’ mission to bring the Best of Broadway to North Texas and to provide for children’s education and outreach programs.



Curtain Call 2011
benefitting Dallas Summer Musicals and their Education and Outreach Programs

Event Name:          Curtain Call 2011

Benefitting:            Proceeds from Curtain Call support Dallas Summer Musicals' mission to bring the Best of Broadway to Dallas and provide for children's education and outreach programs.  Sponsors’ support will bring the magic of musical theater to so many children who otherwise would never experience it — magic created through programs such as Seats for Kids, DSM Academy of Performing Arts, Kid’s Club, and Stage Right.

When:           Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM – Gala patrons
                             Starlight Mezzanine patrons ($150 ticket holders): 7:30 PM upstairs

Where:                     The Music Hall at Fair Park

                             909 1st Ave
                             Dallas, TX 75210

Honorary Chair:      Amy Turner   

Chairs:                   Mary and John Gill

The Evening:             Cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, gourmet seated dinner followed by the show (details below); dessert, cocktails and dancing to the sounds of Dallas Unlimited at the Curtain Call Cabaret late night party.

The Show:                  This year’s featured entertainer will be one of country music’s hottest stars, Blake Shelton.  Winner of Country Music Association’s 2010 Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year awards, Blake Shelton will bring Texas-sized charm to Curtain Call 2011.  Blake has visited the #1 spot on the country singles chart no fewer than six times, with three of those coming in the last three years.  He has been awarded Vocal Event of the Year by the Academy of Country Music and Collaborative Video of the Year (with Trace Adkins) by CMT.  In October, Blake received one of the most distinguished honors in country music — induction into the Grand Ole Opry.

Sponsors:                  Dallas Summer Musicals is presented by Comerica Bank.  Season sponsors are American Airlines, Dallas Morning News, Metro PCS, WFAA Channel 8, and Texas Instruments.  Curtain Call 2011 media sponsors are Modern Luxury Dallas and Park Cities News/The Waters Family.

Tickets:                      Sponsorships and underwriting available. Individual tickets are also available. Gala individual tickets begin at $500 each and Starlight Mezzanine tickets are $150 each. Before April 19, 2011, contact Meredith Ford, Special Events & Outreach Manager at DSM, 214-413-3959 and email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for the $150 tickets. After April 19, 2011, they will be available on line.  All gala underwriting opportunities and benefits are available through the web site at:


Contact:                Meredith Ford, Special Events & Outreach Manager at DSM, 214-413-3959 and email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


About Dallas Summer Musicals

Dallas Summer Musicals (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. Visit the website at

·               DSM Academy of Performing Arts:

The first component of Dallas Summer Musicals’ outreach initiatives, DSM Academy of Performing Arts, extends the legacy of former DSM Managing Director Tom Hughes’ vision, to create the broadest possible avenue for dramatic expression within our community.  In 1999, the DSM Academy of Performing Arts was established to provide training for students ages 7 – adult, as well as continuing education for adults in theater arts.  Professional instruction helps students integrate the disciplines of singing, dancing, and acting into the unique genre of musical theater.  To ensure access and availability, the school offers limited scholarships to promising students with limited financial resources. Instruction includes classes, workshops and performance. When possible, workshops are provided by cast members of productions playing at Dallas Summer Musicals. 

·               Seats for Kids: Created in 2003 to provide a meaningful theater arts experience to low-income, at-risk and special needs children, Seats for Kids serves approximately 2,000 children each year.  Nonprofit youth agencies and Title 1 schools are eligible to participate in the program. DSM provides children, their teachers and chaperones with free tickets as well as a professionally drafted study guide to support attending the performance.  In 2010 DSM provided this program to coincide with productions of XANADU and LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE.

  • Kids Club: This free membership program for kids was created to develop tomorrow’s musical theater audience.  Through exciting activities, special events, backstage tours and informational       exchanges about shows included in the Kids Club membership, children gain an interest, knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts.
  • Stage Right: In 2005, the Stage Right program to introduce at-risk youth ages 12-15 to arts and cultural events, was created in partnership with the Dallas Police Department.   Together, DSM and DPD are “Raising the curtain for education and spotlighting the appreciation of the arts through experience and positive quality lifestyles.” The students entering the program are recommended by Dallas area teachers and counselors and other youth programs including Boys & Girls Clubs, Girls Inc. and Dallas Recreation Centers as part of their ongoing efforts to keep students from joining gangs, getting involved in drugs and crime, or engaging in other activities that prevent their enjoying success in school.  Stage Right, with educational support from the Phoenix House, seeks to raise awareness of the arts, increase appreciation for different lifestyles and also increase self esteem. 
  • Discover Theatre:  In 2007 Dallas Summer Musicals added a program specifically for children in grades K-6.  The inaugural year included DISNEY’S CINDERELLA KIDS and THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS.  Building on its year’s initial success, DSM brought in FRANKLY BEN, FROG AND TOAD and FLAT STANLEY to entertain, educate and empower young people in elementary school. Nearly 6,000 students participated in this program in 2010.

The public can play a part in bringing the Best of Broadway
to the young people in our community

Charitable contributions are vital to the sustainability of these initiatives at Dallas Summer Musicals.  Please assist DSM in its mission to build awareness for the enjoyment and educational values of musical theater as it does so through its ongoing outreach programs.


For more information including sponsorships, booking or program details, please contact the DSM Development Department at 214.413.3959 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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