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May Artist of the Month – DeAnna Stone

Congratulations to our May Artist of the Month, DeAnna Stone! DeAnna serves as the Managing Director for the North Texas Performing Arts Academy. She began her adventure on the stage at the young age of six years old and continued to pursue the stage throughout college. After college, she continued her theatre journey [...]

May Artist of the Month – DeAnna Stone2019-05-14T13:42:57-05:00

Audition FAQs for Parents

How do I help my child choose appropriate material for their audition? Students who are new to theatre and/or NTPA are highly encouraged to take the Intro to Acting and/or the free UpSTARt Workshop. These courses focus on performance basics, and include help with audition prep.  Students auditioning for musicals are highly encouraged to listen [...]

Audition FAQs for Parents2019-05-09T13:30:59-05:00

Audition Tips for Students

Always arrive early Arriving early gives you the best chance to be calm and centered while also allowing you to scope out the scene and get to see what is required. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive and find parking. Dress Pay attention to what you wear. We recommend clothes you can move [...]

Audition Tips for Students2019-05-09T13:44:26-05:00

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; [...]

Christian Black Named NTPA – Dallas Program Director2019-05-09T14:07:51-05:00

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 [...]

The Shops at Willow Bend Wins Obelisk Award!2020-10-13T12:15:08-05:00

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 [...]

Dedicating the Brodie Copeland Theatre2020-10-13T12:10:06-05:00

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 [...]

Introducing UpSTARt!2020-11-19T10:10:36-06:00

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 [...]

NTPA Announces Chief Executive Officer2019-05-09T14:22:59-05:00