(February 5, 2016 – Dallas, TX) The Dallas Summer Musicals Guild hosted the cast and company of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at a party in their honor at Margaux’s Bridge Bistro on opening night recently.
Hosted by the Bistro’s owner, Kay Agnew, locally known for her absolutely delicious homey creole and Texan dishes, the venue could not have been more perfect, with a view of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge lit up against the night sky in the background.
The buzz was all about how fabulous the show is: the lighting, the performers’ voices and the songs were at the top of everyone’s list, saying this is truly an impressive award-winning show with strong emotions running throughout.
Joining the Guild members were cast members Elizabeth Stanley (Francesca), Andrew Samonsky (Robert – the photographer), Dallas native John Campione (Michael – the son), Mary Callanan (Marge – the neighbor), David Hess (Charlie – Marge’s husband) and Cullen Titmas (Bud –Francesca’s husband), along with DSM’s chairman of the board, Ted Munselle; John Clutts , who is chairing The 5th Annual DSM High School Musical Awards, Sami Arslanlar, Miss Texas Shannon Sanderford and Megan and Andy Meyercord.
Guild president Juliann Krumbholz welcomed everyone, thanking this evening’s hosts, Gary Gonzales, Donna Kay Waggoner, Cynthia and Ron DeVies, Dolorie and Paul Corley, Brian Rayl and Tori Walker, along with Kay and other food sponsors, including James Nelson of The Original Cupcakery, who provides cupcakes for every event. She also thanked Jackie Jones, Guild Events chair for her hard work organizing this event, along with support from Guild member Jason Blair.
A surprise birthday cake was presented to Michael Jenkins, DSM’s President and Managing Director, who had just celebrated his birthday the night before. The crowd sang Happy Birthday and everyone joined in congratulations to Michael and the cast photo.
One of the special treats for the cast is a DSM duffel bag filled with over 55 treats, magazines and special surprises to make the cast and crew feel welcome in Dallas, coordinated by Guild member Dennis Cabe.
The DSM Guild events are sponsored in part by Dallas Summer Musicals and the DSM Guild’s major supporters. The cast and company events are an opportunity to meet the cast members and get to know them one on one. Then on the Saturday and Sunday during the shows run, the Guild serves a luncheon buffet to all of the cast and company of each show, if it is a two-show day. These events are a tradition of DSM and members of the Guild and would not be possible without many sponsors and friends.
The Dallas Summer Musicals Guild is a group of people who share a love of musical theater, show their appreciation to the traveling casts and crews and enthusiastically support the Dallas Summer Musicals! Benefits include exclusive cast parties, weekend cast buffets and exciting social opportunities! For Guild membership information, visit the website at http://www.dsmguild.org.
DSM’s highly anticipated 76th season continues with 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 Management Group, Inc. will also present the Broadway hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, February 27 & 28, 2016 for a limited engagement.
Single tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID are now on sale online at DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1.800.514.ETIX (3849) and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX. Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount, priority seating, and many more benefits. Please call 214.426.GROUP (4768) or email Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org. Choose Your Own Package for any three DSM 2016 season shows, are now on sale online at DallasSummerMusicals.org and by phone at 1.800.514.ETIX (3849). They can also be purchased at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane Suite 542 Preston Royal Shopping Center.
About Dallas Summer Musicals:
Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (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 education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, DSM relies on a variety of funding sources to bring the Best of Broadway to Dallas at affordable ticket prices, as well as to preserve the beautiful historic theatre, educate young audiences and create important community programs.
DSM’s Seats for Kids program provides a meaningful arts education experience to thousands of low income, at-risk and special needs children.
DSM Kids Club is a program created to foster tomorrow’s musical theatre audience. Through exciting activities children gain an interest, hands-on-knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts.
In addition, Dallas Summer Musicals Academy of Performing Arts offers professional theatre arts training and scholarships to talented students in need.
DSM’s High School Musical Theatre Awards are patterned after Broadway’s Tony(r) Awards and celebrate the power of the arts to significantly improve all areas of education.
DSM Associate Producers is a dynamic group of young professionals with a mission to support DSM by cultivating future patrons and leaders making DSM part of the culture for young professionals in Dallas.
DSM Guild is a group of individuals who share a love of musical theatre and support DSM by providing stellar service and hospitality to the cast and crew of every show.
Since 2010 the experts at DSM have made significant changes and upgrades to its acoustical systems to improve the sound quality of the productions for all its patrons, including the hearing impaired, leading to the development of Hear Us Now!(tm); a device which utilizes five assistive listening technologies (T-coils, FM Classroom, Streamers, FM systems, and traditional headsets) to deliver a clear and direct audio signal. It is so unique that a trademark has been allowed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Seats for Vets, DSM’s newest initiative, serves war veterans and their families by providing them discounted access to a unique theatrical experience as a way of thanking them for their service. Ticket sales alone do not sustain these endeavors. Only support from committed businesses, foundations and individuals make these programs possible.
Dallas Summer Musicals is presented by Texas Instruments and gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors and partners The Dallas Morning News, WFAA TV Channel 8, American Airlines, and The Original Cupcakery.
For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214.421.5678 or visit our website at DallasSummerMusicals.org.