• Our Video Story

    The birth of Rockwall Summer Musicals: Following a dream and making a difference in the hearts and minds of theatre lovers.

     

  • Who We Are

    We are an association of “theatre-philes” dedicated to the mission of entertaining, educating and enriching the cultural life of our area through a comprehensive summer musical theatre experience.

    Who We Are
     
  • Our Venue

    The Rockwall High School Performing Arts Center at Utley Campus is a new 1,500 seat, state-of-the-art theatre with audience comfort and panoramic stage visibility in mind. Its impressive offering of lighting options and technical rigging provide a fertile foundation for theatrical creativity and selection.

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  • SUMMER 2011: The Sound of Music

    We debuted with the popular family musical, Rogers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. With a 63 member cast and a 13 piece orchestra. In the process, we mentored 40 student participants in all aspects of theatre as we entertained nearly 2,000 audience members to stellar reviews.

    SUMMER 2011: The Sound of Music
     
  • SUMMER 2011: Oklahoma!

    Huge audiences attended our second family-friendly selection, Oklahoma!, which again featured a large cast with an impressive troupe of accomplished dancers. As before, we provided opportunities for both adults and students to showcase their talents as they learned applied theatrical skills from experienced performers and directors.

    SUMMER 2011: Oklahoma!
     
  • SUMMER 2012: Annie Get Your Gun

    Rockwall Summer Musicals’ second season opened with Annie Get Your Gun, a musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860–1926), a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank Butler.

    SUMMER 2012: Annie Get Your Gun
     
  • SUMMER 2012: Gypsy

    Rockwall Summer Musicals’ second season opened with Gypsy. Suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the legendary musical features “Let Me Entertain you,” “Some People,” You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Mama Was Married,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmack,” and “Together Wherever We Go.” This musical is considered by many to be the best book and score of any American musical.

    SUMMER 2012: Gypsy
     
  • SUMMER 2013: 1776

    Just in time for Independence Day, Rockwall Summer Musicals’opened with 1776, a stirring musical chronicling the founding of our country. With a cast of 26 singing/dancing men and two lovely ingénues playing Abigail Adams and Martha Jefferson, audiences also thrilled to local SAR-DAR chapters presenting colors, flags, costumes and memorabilia to a stirring/orchestral arrangement of the Battle Hymn as a finale.

    SUMMER 2013: 1776
     
  • SUMMER 2013: The King and I

    All time attendance record-breaker, this Rodgers and Hammerstein hit involved 2 1/2 semis full of set pieces and modules, almost 70 incomparable cast members, a fabulous orchestra directed by Alan Clark and costumes beyond description, Rockwall Summer Musicals’ third season closed with a definite WOW factor. Directed by our inimitable Barbara Doudt, this favorite show was a perfect ending to another incredible season.

    SUMMER 2013: The King and I
     
  • What’s Next?

    We have dreams aplenty! In addition to attracting notable area performers, we hope to harness the incredible talents of aspiring collegiate musical theater students during their summer time off. Ultimately, we plan to integrate with Actors’ Equity members to incorporate esteemed theatrical professionals in various elements of our productions. By co-mingling such a large, varied talent pool, we hope to provide a fertile mentoring environment for developing performers.

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Auditions

SOUTH PACIFIC HAS JUST BEEN CAST BUT AUDITION CALLBACKS ARE ONGOING FOR ANYTHING GOES. We apologize for casting delays but we had such an onslaught of talent appearing at auditions, it has become necessary for extended interviews, readings and singing and dancing reviews. Although some of the roles have been determined, we will wait for every role to be cast before making a public announcement. Thanks for your patience and continue to check our website for further announcements. You can subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking the RSS subscription link on the bottom right of this page.

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Tickets


Avoid box office  lines and click the button above to get your reserved tickets NOW until April 30 at a 20% discount off the already discounted advance price. Use the code “HAPPYTALK” to receive your discount. You can print your tickets at home or have them held for you at Will Call. Best reserved seats go first so don’t delay!

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June 26, 27, 28, 29

SOUTH PACIFIC CAST
We are thrilled to announce South Pacific as our first show of the 2014 season, directed by our own Barbara Doudt. this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. The story is based on James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific, combining elements of several of the stories.

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August 14, 15, 16, 17

Our second show of the 2014 season is a dancer’s dream and will feature an eminent guest director, Linda Leonard.  Anything Goes is one of Cole Porter’s most beloved musicals. Opening in 1935, the musical has performed 1,725 times on Broadway since the original production and three subsequent revivals. The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. The huge cast will be singing and dancing their way into your hearts!

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The Mission of Rockwall Summer Musicals (RSM) is to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural life of Rockwall and the surrounding communities. RSM will provide opportunities for both adult and student participants to showcase their talents while providing a medium for theatrical education. –Mission Statement.

First of all, let me say that the kickoff party for RSM 2012 Season was a smash hit. It was first class, top drawer and the "bees knees!" Thank you for including us. In that regard, attached is notification that Jerry and I want to support the Musicals monetarily on the Lyricist Level.–Jerry & Rosemary Clay

The huge cast, directed by Barbara Doudt, was every bit as professional as those I have seen in New York and Fair Park. The orchestra, conducted by Roberta Pavlov, was magnificent, and the set, designed by Phyllis Johnson was amazing. –Leigh Plagens

If Maria's voice was strong, that of the Mother Abbess, portrayed by Shelley Aubrey, could only be described as muscular, driving home the positive theme of "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", making the audience want to go out and do just that. –Bob Lewis

the show was wonderful and music, as always, was outstanding! –Carolyn Gehring

they did a fantastic job with Annie Get Your Gun.  Very entertaining! –Dawn Blazier

We absolutely loved the performance yesterday. Great job! What a jewel for our community! Can't wait for the next show!–Kim Dobbs