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NTPA Academy provides a quality educational experience in a supportive learning environment to youth

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Don't miss the Academy Fall Showcase TOMORROW at 6PM at the Willow Bend Center of the Arts. Come out and support these amazing students and see what they have been working on all semester long. Tickets are by donation or purchase a bistro table that includes a charcuterie board!

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Help us give the gift of literature! NTPA Academy invites you to join us for a special book drive for Children's Medical Center Plano Plano Children's Hospital! Bring a book with you to the performance of Matilda (or any show at Willow Bend this weekend!) and drop it in our collection bins. All books will be donated to the hospital next week. https://buff.ly/3Gmd91a

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MATILDA the Musical with NTPA Academy!
Don't have your tickets yet? You won't want to miss this show!

"Nobody but me is gonna change my story"

Rearrange your story, and get your tickets to Matilda today!




From Tiny Tim in 2012, to Young Ebenezer in 2023, Sawyer Bell returns to Scrooge after more than a decade!

It's an NTPA Christmas tradition you won't want to miss! Get your tickets today.



Come on out to see Matilda and don't forget to bring a book for the NTPA Academy Book Drive in support of Children's Health of Plano!

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher Miss Honey. During her first term at school, the two forge a bond as Miss Honey begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves to punish those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!



NTPA Academy Presents MATILDA!

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Join us in a time of Gratitude!

Happy Thanksgiving from North Texas Performing Arts!

To our incredible NTPA family of performers, volunteers, donors, patrons, and staff for making it all possible!

Each year, we take some extra time during the Thanksgiving holiday to reflect on the eighth of our Ten Characters, gratitude.

We are so thankful for the incredible community we have at NTPA. Because of you we have developed the character of over 11,000 youth this year. We are overwhelmed by your generosity and dedication to building the next generation of artists and leaders. We truly believe there is no greater impact that you can have on the world than by empowering all children with the opportunity to have their voice heard.

Every hour volunteering in scene shops, rehearsal rooms, box offices, and board meetings has allowed a student to take the stage (or screen!) and experience the profound impact of the performing arts.

Every rehearsal, performance, and event you attended (or drove someone to) has helped build this community into a place where all students can feel like they belong.

Thank you for believing in our mission, and for modeling our Ten Characters - Teamwork, Leadership, Responsibility, Respect, Self-Confidence, Integrity, Discipline, Gratitude, Positive Attitude, and most importantly, Love for One Another.

We encourage you to share your own gratitude with those who have impacted you and your family this year. Send a text or a coffee to an NTPA family who you found community with this year, and encourage them to pass it on. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. May this holiday season bring you health, happiness and contentment.

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Are you looking to become an ACE? Auditions for NTPA’s ACE program is happening December 2nd at Wild Party auditions! Our Acting Company of Excellence is open to anyone in grades 6th-12th.

Visit https://buff.ly/3TrxgQv to complete the online application form and sign up for your audition slot today!

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Voting is open for the Annual Broadway World Dallas Awards! We are proud to announce that NTPA actors and shows have received dozens of nominations for this year's Broadway World Dallas Awards! Congratulations to everyone nominated! We have had the privilege of watching you shine on and off stage over the past year and are proud to call you part of our NTPA family!

Vote here: https://buff.ly/3MMUeA2

Note: Youth shows are ineligible for BroadwayWorld Awards this year. As such, we have not included any youth shows in our list of nominees.

We need your help! Our best chance at winning awards and receiving recognition for the great work happening across NTPA is for everyone in the NTPA family to come together to vote on an NTPA nominee in each category. We invite you to join us in voting for the following nominees in each category.

Best Musical - Scrooge the Musical
Best Ensemble - Scrooge the Musical
Best Performer in a Musical - Brenna Petersen - Scrooge
Best Supporting Performer - Bonnie Grugle - Heathers
Best Direction of a Musical - Mike Mazur - Scrooge
Best Scenic Design - Jo Alamares - Grease
Best Lighting Design - Rachel Conley-Lister - Grease
Best Costume Design - Lisa Rodenbaugh - Evita
Best Choreography - Leah Flores - Evita
Best Music Direction - Billy Veer - Heathers
Best Theatre for Young Audiences - Grease
Favorite Local Theatre - North Texas Performing Arts

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In the 19th edition of the ACE Up Your Sleeve Podcast, we interview Ms. Riley Madlock! She shares some interesting stories about how she got involved in performing arts as well as her process of choreographing her memorable dance numbers. Listen now!


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You're not going to want to miss out on our Academy Open House! Sign up today at https://buff.ly/3LLk5rG

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The NTPA Silent Auction ends tonight! Place your final bids by 9:30 PM Tonight. Grab something fun for your self or get started on your holiday gift giving early!

Check out hundreds of auction items and place your final bids at: https://buff.ly/46FDe6R

Thanks for supporting educational youth theatre programs for thousands of students across North Texas.

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Make sure you check out our Unlimited Raffle! This is a bundle you do not want to miss out on! Visit https://ntpa.org/stardust/ for more information!

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Open to all middle schoolers across North Texas! Register for a spot and compete with other individuals in some of your favorite Theatre and Speech events! Visit https://ntpa.org/speech/ for more information!

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We're excited to announce the 7 incredible items that will be in our live auction at this year's 2023 Stardust Awards!

Check out full details: https://buff.ly/45OdgN9
Get your tickets to the 2023 Stardust Awards: http://buff.ly/3SzbtZx

The Stardust Awards is presented by Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.

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Come support our Academy students with 50% off tickets for all NTPA Academy students or a free ticket if you wear a costume or Halloween shirt on Thursday!

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NTPA Collegiate Pursuits presents
Get your tickets today!

Thursday, October 19, 7:15 PM
Friday, October 20, 7:15 PM
Saturday, October 21, NOON – ASL Interpretation
Saturday, October 21, 5 PM
Sunday, October 22, 1:15 PM
Sunday, October 22, 6:15 PM

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of boy meets girl… Anything Goes is delightful, delicious and de-lovely. The 2022 revival has twice as much dance as the original and includes the hits “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “It’s De-Lovely” and the title song, along with “Easy to Love,” “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye” and “Buddie, Beware.”


Our Stardust Gala is costume themed! Check out all the exciting shows each troupe will be representing!


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Come and take a listen to the 18th episode of the ACE Up Your Sleeve Podcast where our student podcast team interviews Mr. Greg McKnight! He shares his bountiful wisdom about working in film and how you can get started in film as well. He also tells stories about how he became involved in the visual arts and NTPA. Listen now! https://buff.ly/3OAOfA4

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Get your tickets while they're still discounted! Our Early Bird tickets won't be around forever... get yours before September 30th!


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Get your Raffle Tickets Today! The NTPA Unlimited Raffle Winner gets to CHOOSE the troupe that the net proceeds benefit 👀

Start putting your name in the bucket at https://ntpa.thundertix.com/shop

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Congratulations to and on their incredible performance. Delaney, you were amazing as Bella and we are so proud of the dedicated performer you have grown into! Thank you for mentoring our students and being such an example to each of them! Thank you for making this happen and for organizing a talkback with Delaney! Keep shining, Delaney, and know your NTPA Academy family is cheering you on!

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NTPA Academy field trip to see JAGGED LITTLE PILL at Bass Hall, featuring NTPA ACADEMY ALUM Delaney Brown!

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Congratulations to the 2023-2024 ambassador officers!

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Make sure to snag your favorite director for our Stardust Awards! Director Tables are on sale for each troupe today!


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Come on out to see Matilda and don't forget to bring a book for the NTPA Academy Book Drive in support of Children's Hea...
Scrooge Sawyer Bell Darrell.mp4
NTPA Academy Presents MATILDA!
Stardust Costume Overview.mp4
Dallas Black Dance Theater
Meet some NTPA Academy students!
RENT! ONE WEEK AWAY26 YEARS AGO RENT OPENED ON BROADWAY.  It's message about hope, acceptance, love and the importance o...
Introducing the NTPA Stardust Awards
Introducing the NTPA Stardust Awards
NTPA Academy Does the Irish Jig!




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