“TexARTS isn’t your standard educational theater program. This isn’t an organization that subscribes to the “if their kids are in it, the parents will love it anyway” mentality. It’s evident in their productions that TexARTS strives to develop young performers while entertaining their audience. That’s exactly what they accomplish.”

Jeff Davis

TexARTS provides varied and unique opportunities for students to perform in fully-staged musicals, plays, and ballets. Students work with professional creative teams to rehearse and perform in fully-produced plays and musicals. Academy shows are enrollment based. All students are cast in the shows and many shows are double cast, giving students more opportunity to take the stage.

Upcoming Academy Productions

Teen Musical Theatre Academy: Footloose

Footloose: Youth Edition
Enrollment is Now Closed – Purchase Tickets

Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Important Dates

Auditions 1/15/2022

Begins 1/22/2022
Tech Rehearsal 3/31
Dress Rehearsal 4/1
Performs 4/2 & 4/3 

Ages 13 – 17

Footloose: Youth Edition is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Youth Musical Theater Academy: The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition

Enrollment is Now Closed – Purchase Tickets

By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox

Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros. Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. The timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide.

Important Dates
Auditions 1/15/2022
Begins 1/22/2022
Techs 4/21 and 4/28
Dresses 4/22 and 4/29

Performs 4/23, 4/24, 4/30, 5/1Ages 7-12


The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.