Patron Testimonials

  • We went with two church friends and our high-school senior granddaughter to the opening night of The Music Man.  We LOVED it!  The choreographer (Mr. Dumont)  must be a genius! Getting the large cast around that stage and making the dancing numbers zing, that was Amazing. We appreciated the enthusiasm of the cast and the great voices.  Good choice for a Summer Musical.  Thanks for a great entertaining evening!     - Ed Brown
  • I have been going to stage musicals since I was 15, and have been going to musicals in the DFW area for over 35 years.  I have a long list of musicals I love, but I rate this production up there with the top musical performances I have seen:  "Lion King", "Camelot" (with Richard Burton and Robert Goulet", "CATS!", "Annie Get Your Gun" (with Ethel Merman) and now, "The Sound of Music" at the Granville Arts Center.  Thank you for the wonderful experience that will last a lifetime.  - Sharon Roders
  • My husband and I hold the Granville Arts Center in high esteem as a beautiful facility that is just the right size.  This letter serves as a compliment to you and the entire staff at GSM.  Buff Shurr always does a great job of directing and casting.  In the "Sound of Music" the singing voices were excellent, even the children's.  Our neighbors were so impressed when they accompanied us to see it on June 14th, that they returned the following Sunday.  Thanks for the gift of "Sound of Music" to the community, it was a hit!  - Linda Sherman
  • Each child seemed to be absolutely thrilled, confident and proud to be on stage, to be a vital part of "The Sound of Music".  They were so much a part of my enjoyment...Thank you for all the hard work, for sharing your talents, for the pride you showed to make each line and gesture perfect.  That is why the production was such a success!"  - Helen Callis
  • To the cast and crew of "Mame":  My wife and I have not had such an enjoyable night at the theatre in years.  Mane was a real delight.  Great cast! Great Music! Great Sets! Great Dancing!  A Great production!  Congrats to everyone involved, you bring a great sense of pride to our community" - George W. Jones

Actor Testimonials

  • Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to perform in the GSM.  It means so much to me.  I know you all took a chance on a new and young performer, I hope I am entertaining you.  I am having the best time (with the cast, crew, onstage, backstage, rehearsals).  Ginger (Adelaide - The Sound of Music)
  • I have been able to use all of the knowledge that I have gained from working at GSM in every job I have ever had in a theater. There is a very experienced staff to absorb practical skills from and they are fun to work with. – Josh Hensley (Tarleton State Intern; 2011 GSM Asst. Stage Manager)
  • I've not worked with another theatre company that is so great to everyone involved. They really care about the people as well as the product. – Cesar VanCleave (GSM Student Actor and Technical Intern)
  • My summer with GSM was a great experience. I got to work in so many different technical areas of theatre and met a lot of wonderful people backstage. It was a really fun summer in a great atmosphere.- Morgan Beach (GSM Technical Intern)

Staff Testimonails

  • Thank you so much for producing yet another great show!  "Kiss Me Kate" has been so much fun!  And a BIG thanks for allowing local students to participate.  It is an experience they will not forget - Mikey Abrams (GISD Teacher - North Garland High School and GSM Staff Member)
  • Students get the opportunity to see models, and working drawings from a professional set designer.  This allows them to participate in the whole process of a professional set from conception to reality. This invaluable education that they can take with them to their schools and future theatrical employment. -Joseph Murdock (GSM Set Construction and Tech Director at Sachse High School)


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