“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.”
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
Youth Musical Theatre Academy: Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical Jr.
Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.
Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
August 14 – Placement Auditions
August 21 – Rehearsals begin
November 11 & 18 – Tech Rehearsals
November 12 & 19 – Dress Rehearsals
November 13 – 14, 20 – 21 – Performs
Ages 7 – 16
Students will be cast and grouped by age.
*Titles are subject to change pending licensing agreement.
TexARTS Presents The Nutcracker!
Join us to dance in one of the most beloved holiday traditions of all time.
We’re taking the classic Nutcracker and giving it a TexARTS twist with a blend of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and more! Come join a festive party and watch in wonder as the Sugar Plum Fairy hosts a dazzling array of dances!Performances will be live and in the TexARTS Kam & James Morris Theater.
August 21 – Placement Auditions
August 28 – Rehearsals begin
December 2 – Tech Rehearsal
December 3 – Dress Rehearsal
December 4-5 – Performs
Ages 5 – 7 and 8-16
Students will be cast in age appropriate roles.
$600, plus $75 costume fee