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Christian Black Named NTPA – Dallas Program Director

North Texas Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Christian Robert Black has been named Program Director for the North Texas Performing Arts - Dallas Theatre. NTPA - Dallas is the fastest growing of NTPA's youth theatres, and will produce over twenty productions in 2019 under Christian's Leadership. Christian is an NTPA success story; [...]

2021-12-26T18:13:57-06:00November 21st, 2018|NTPA News, Staff Announcements|

The Shops at Willow Bend Wins Obelisk Award!

The Shops of Willow Bend and Starwood Retail Group win Business Council for the Arts New Initiative Award for 2018! Founded by the philanthropist and developer, Ray Nasher, the Business Council for the Arts connects business, leaders in our community and arts nonprofits to provide a vibrant cultural arts environment in North Texas. Each [...]

2021-12-26T18:19:08-06:00November 9th, 2018|Awards, NTPA News|

Choosing a Musical Theatre Audition Song

By Kaitlyn Wright An audition is your first impression in a production. This is your chance to show not just your talent, but your dedication and preparation. Here are some tips and resources for finding the perfect song for your next audition! Learn About the Show Study the show and find the characters you [...]

2021-07-19T11:51:57-05:00November 5th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|

Choosing a Great Audition Monologue

By Bethany Bourland Actors usually love performing scenes with other people. When it comes to performing monologues for auditions, though, we usually feel like this: But here is the deal: as an actor, you must master the audition, because it is part of the game! So here are some tips for selecting your monologue: [...]

2021-07-19T11:52:02-05:00October 29th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|

Acting Terms You Should Know

By Charlotte Forcht If you are participating in a full-length theatrical production for the first time, the process can seem intimidating. One crucial part of joining any community is learning their language. Familiarizing yourself with certain acting terms and phrases will help you feel less like an outsider and will make the whole experience [...]

2019-05-09T14:16:15-05:00October 24th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|

Dedicating the Brodie Copeland Theatre

North Texas Performing Arts invites the public to attend the formal dedication of The Brodie Copeland Theatre on Saturday, October 13, at 3 p.m. at The Shops of Willow Bend. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. with the dedication beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sean Copeland and son, Brodie, were taken from us in [...]

2020-10-13T12:10:06-05:00September 19th, 2018|NTPA News|

Introducing UpSTARt!

NTPA is thrilled to announce UpSTARt, a series of free monthly workshops that will soon replace our P.A.G.E. (Performing Arts Growth Essentials) classes. The purpose of the UpSTARt workshops is to educate new students and parents on the expectations for involvement in a major production at NTPA. Each two-hour workshop will be taught by [...]

2020-11-19T10:10:36-06:00September 18th, 2018|NTPA Programs|

NTPA Announces Chief Executive Officer

North Texas Performing Arts is proud to announce that effective October 1, Darrell Rodenbaugh will be assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer overseeing all functions of the largest not-for-profit youth theatre in the country. Darrell served as President of the NTPA Governing Board of Directors since 2010 and has been serving the dual [...]

2021-12-26T18:13:57-06:00September 17th, 2018|NTPA News, Staff Announcements|