Garland Summer Musicals Inc.

A nonprofit organization

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Since 1983, GSM has created major summer musical productions which encourage professional artists (through Guest Artist contracts with Actor's Equity) to work with aspiring performers of all ages as part of a theatre training and semi-professional production company. To date over 2000 actors, dancers, musicians, technicians and students have participated in the musical performance and intern programs offered by the Garland Summer Musicals.

• In 1998, the GSM began an educational partnership with Tarleton State University. Tarleton State sends theatre interns throughout the U.S. to work with professional theatre companies during the summer before their senior year.

• For over 30 years, GSM has offered an educational scholarship program with the Dallas County Community College District and a professional training ground for all aspiring performers and technicians. Each summer, approximately 30 scholarships are given to those cast or working in a technical role. The academic hours received through the GSM program can be transferred to any school in the state and are also used as continuing education hours by teachers who work with the Garland Summer Musicals.

• GSM is also proud of their partnership with Dallas Young Artists. This organization offers a three week musical theatre camp at the Granville Arts Center for students in 3rd grade thru 12th grade. The camp is designed to bring excellent theatre instruction in acting, vocal production and movement. The camp finale is a major production of a Broadway musical.

Our Needs

Garland Summer Musicals creates entertainment and educational opportunities for our North Texas community. GSM ticket sales only provide 55% of the cost of the productions. Funding will support our technical education program for high school and college students, which nurtures future artistic and technical talent. Students learn all aspects of musical theatre production while earning college credit hours through a partnership with Dallas County Community College District and Eastfield College..


To provide professional musical theatre and educational theatrical instruction in a professional setting, utilizing actors of all ages to create a unique theatre experience for our North Texas community

Organization Data


Organization name

Garland Summer Musicals Inc.

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Employment & Workforce Development

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served



PO Box 462049
Garland, TX 75046



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