Since 1983, the Garland Summer Musicals has provided both entertainment and educational opportunities to North Texas with annual summer musical productions. GSM encourages professional artists (through Guest Artist contracts with Actor’s Equity) to work with aspiring performers of all ages, creating a diverse theatre training and semi-professional production company. GSM produces two major musical classics each summer at the Granville Arts Center in downtown Garland, Texas, bringing Broadway Blockbuster entertainment to over 6,500 patrons each season.
The outstanding quality of the professional staff of the GSM is well known throughout the Metroplex area. Through the high standards set by the outstanding production team, the GSM continually strives to reach new heights in artistic and professional achievements. Garland Summer Musicals is one of only a few organizations producing musicals of this caliber in a major season in Dallas County. What better proof of these accomplishments of the GSM than through the generous financial support from the community and the incredible attendance at all GSM performances.
This unusual combination of professional and educational theatre makes the GSM a unique program not only to Garland but also throughout the Southwest. The pride of tradition and the critical success of the Garland Summer Musicals has increased dramatically over the years and today the GSM is considered a major theatrical event in the Metroplex by local agents, actors and audiences.