Saturday, November 2, 5:00-10:00 PM

Plano Events Center
2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074

Tickets on sale now!

About the Stardust Awards

The 3rd Annual NTPA Stardust Awards is a prestigious gala celebration dedicated to honoring the vibrant performing arts community in North Texas. This annual event serves as a gathering of arts enthusiasts, supporters, and advocates for an evening filled with joy, recognition, and charitable giving. Honorees are nominated by the public in twelve Community Awards and ten NTPA Volunteer Awards categories.

Proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for underserved youth and underwrite operations and critical projects for North Texas Performing Arts.

John Muns

Honorary Stardust Committee Co-Chairpersons – Honorable Mayor John Muns and Joa Muns.

“The performing arts play such a critical role in our North Texas culture and is the home of so many incredible artists, arts educators and organizations. Joa and I are excited to be a part of NTPA’s 2024 Stardust Awards to recognize the incredible talent, leadership, volunteerism, and support that make possible such a rich artistic community.”

November 2, 5:00 PM
Countdown to Stardust Awards Gala!

How to Dress

This year’s Stardust Awards is a Show-Themed Costume Ball!

Each NTPA troupe (as determined by its Management Board) will select a show theme (to be announced soon!). You’ll see special decorations, auction items, and more themed around these fun shows! Guests are encouraged to dress in semi-formal or formal attire inspired by the theme of your favorite troupe!

Event Schedule

5:00 PM Doors Open, Silent Auction Opens, Cocktail Hour
6:15 PM Dinner, Entertainment, Awards, Live Auction
8:30 PM Music and Dancing
9:30 PM Silent Auction Closes
10:00 PM Music Concludes

Ticket Options

Individual Tickets – $115 early bird (expires 9/30), $140 regular

Tables – $1,100-2,500

Sponsorships – starting at $5,000

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NTPA Unlimited Raffle!
Win “All-You-Can-NTPA” for ONE YEAR!

The annual raffle is back! Get your raffle tickets now for a chance to win free tuition for a year! The grand prize also includes tickets to every NTPA show, special event tickets, and free gallery wall photos at your selected location! Grab your tickets and view full details at the link below.

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Auction Donations Needed!

Your support plays a pivotal role in ensuring that NTPA continues to provide exceptional performing arts education and experiences that shape the future.

Every donated item worth $100 or more will receive one entry into the NTPA Unlimited raffle drawing!

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Award Nominations are Now Closed

Nomination and Selection Process

Public nominations for the Stardust Awards are meticulously reviewed and judged by the esteemed NTPA Arts Advisory Council, comprising civic leaders and industry professionals. Finalists in each category are announced in August, and award recipients are notified in September, leading up to the grand gala event in November. NTPA Volunteer Award recipients are chosen by a committee of NTPA Governing Board Members and senior NTPA staff.

The NTPA Stardust Awards Gala is not only a celebration of artistic excellence but also a crucial fundraising initiative to support and sustain the thriving performing arts community in North Texas.

North Texas Performing Arts Stardust Award Categories

Community Awards

  • Distinguished Elementary School Performing Arts Educator
  • Distinguished Middle School Performing Arts Educator
  • Distinguished High School and Senior High Performing Arts Educator
  • Distinguished Collegiate Performing Arts Educator
  • Distinguished Performing Artist
  • Distinguished Performing Arts Volunteer
  • Distinguished Performing Arts Leadership
  • Distinguished Performing Arts Organization
  • Distinguished Performing Arts Philanthropy
  • Business Champion for the Performing Arts (Small & Medium Business)
  • Business Champion for the Performing Arts (Large Business)
  • Arts Advocate of the Year

NTPA Volunteer Awards

  • Outstanding Show Manager
  • Outstanding Set-Build Creation
  • Outstanding Costume Design
  • Outstanding Technical Design
  • Outstanding Show Promotions and Fundraising
  • Outstanding Marketing
  • Legacy Award
  • Founder’s Award
  • President’s Award
  • Volunteer of the Year
View Award Descriptions
View Past Stardust Award honorees

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Dairy Farmers of America
Baxley Foundation logo
Credit Union of Texas logo
Vartabedian Hester & Haynes
View Photos from Last Year’s Event