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NTPA’s Director of the Year 2019

Congratulations to NTPA's Director of the Year, Mr. Denver Danyla! Denver has been directing with NTPA for almost 3 years. After joining NTPA as a Summer Camp instructor, Mr. Denver has quickly taken on more teaching opportunities at NTPA, and now serves as a Senior Resident Director. His energy, enthusiasm, and passion for educating students [...]

NTPA’s Director of the Year 20192019-11-26T13:14:50-06:00

Vote BetaKid for Best Original Script/Score at Broadway World Awards!

The Adventure of Betakid is a musical that tells the story two brothers named Peter and Sam, who have a deep love for video games. After winning the grand prize of an arcade championship, a rare copy of “The Star Chasers,” the two race home to play it together on their gaming console; only [...]

Vote BetaKid for Best Original Script/Score at Broadway World Awards!2019-11-13T15:44:52-06:00

The Baxley Foundation Lobby Dedication

North Texas Performing Arts is pleased to announce a formal 3-year agreement of support from the Baxley Foundation with the naming of the Willow Bend Center of the Arts lobby in recognition of the Foundation’s support.  The Baxley Foundation is a non-profit family foundation seeking to  support progressive grassroots organizations focused on the arts, the environment, education, human [...]

The Baxley Foundation Lobby Dedication2019-10-31T15:35:49-05:00

The NTPA Starcatchers: A Therapeutic Arts Program for Special Needs

by Gabby Banzon Everybody loves the performing arts; participating in it, listening to it, watching it. It brings the audience feelings of joy, sorrow, and awe. It brings the performers senses of belonging, accomplishment, and autonomy. North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) creates a space for this to happen every single day for families across [...]

The NTPA Starcatchers: A Therapeutic Arts Program for Special Needs2019-10-02T15:11:40-05:00

September Artist of the Month – Jacob Hemsath

Congratulations to our September Artist of the Month, Jacob Hemsath! Jacob loves working with NTPA! He enjoys being both on the artistic and managerial side of things in order to truly appreciate this wonderful company.  Jacob grew up close by in Wylie, Texas and is a recent graduate from Ouachita Baptist University graduating [...]

September Artist of the Month – Jacob Hemsath2019-09-24T15:17:37-05:00

All About NTPA – Dance!

Are you someone who loves to bust a move? Are you looking to learn how to dance? Do you want to focus on a specific dance style or simply work on your technique? Well, NTPA - DANCE is for YOU! North Texas Performing Arts is proud to announce a FULL CURRICULUM of dance classes [...]

All About NTPA – Dance!2019-09-16T14:54:22-05:00

North Texas Giving Day 2019!

North Texas Performing Arts Announces 2nd Annual North Texas Performing Arts Celebration Station and Lucky Stars Casino Night at The Shops at Willow Bend Face painters, Balloon Artists, games, contests, live art demonstrations and performances await the North Texas community on Saturday, September 14th between 10AM and 5PM during the 2nd Annual North Texas Performing Arts Celebration Station at [...]

North Texas Giving Day 2019!2019-09-10T12:51:08-05:00

Fairview Youth Theatre’s Special Performance of Frozen Jr

Something incredible and inspiring happened at NTPA’s Fairview Youth Theatre last night, September 4th, 2019.  The opening night cast of Disney Frozen Jr was having their final dress rehearsal for the show.  The show is directed by Fairview’s Managing Director, Cibby Bowden and her co-director and choreographer Kameron Knott. Only last night was not [...]

Fairview Youth Theatre’s Special Performance of Frozen Jr2019-09-06T08:58:23-05:00

Cheryl Lowber – Newest NTPA Resident Director

North Texas Performing Arts is pleased to welcome professional actor and educator Cheryl Lowber to its staff as a Resident Director. Cheryl Lowber has been a member of the NTPA family for nearly two years having worked as a professional actor, director, and acting coach and respected UIL One Act Play adjudicator. Cheryl earned [...]

Cheryl Lowber – Newest NTPA Resident Director2019-08-20T15:25:32-05:00

August Artist of the Month – Kaitlyn Wright

Congratulations to our August Artist of the Month, Kaitlyn Wright! Kaitlyn Wright graduated in 2013 Cum Laude from Texas Woman’s University where she performed in both their opera and theater productions. She has been with NTPA since 2017 and has directed and music directed with the organization on many occasions. Some of her [...]

August Artist of the Month – Kaitlyn Wright2019-08-13T10:59:53-05:00