Nestled among the greatest concentration of genuine exposition art deco architecture in the world, the Music Hall at Fair Park made its grand theatrical debut on October 10, 1925, with the musical premiere of Sigmund Romberg's "The Student Prince." However, the real star of the show was the Grand Hall itself, which was dedicated "to the good, the true, and the beautiful."Plan to visit Music Hall at Fair Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dallas attractions using our Dallas trip planner.
The accommodating and spacious nature of the Music Hall makes it a nationally recognized venue for Broadway touring companies, grand opera, ballet and other dance productions, concerts including live global television broadcasts, national pageants and a myriad of other large and small-scale public and private functions.
The Music Hall has a very rich history showcasing premiere entertainment spanning over 85 years. Just some of the many notable stars and celebraties gracing the Music Hall stage include Rose Marie, Dean Martin, Jerry Hewis, Imogene Coca, Jack Benny, Liberace, Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Carol Channing, Carol Burnett, Robert Goulet, Ginger Rogers, Jack Benny, Juliet Prowse, Harvey Korman, Barbara Eden, Jim Nabors, Sandy Duncan, Rock Hudson, Mitzi Gaynor, Debbie Reynolds, George Burns, Liza Minnelli, Anthony Quinn, Mac Davis, Tommy Tune, Yul Brynner, Jon Secada, Marilu Henner, Barry Manilow, Ann-Margret, Larry Gatlin, Eartha Kitt, Sutton Foster, Paige Davis, Jay Johnson, Michael York, Rachel York, Steve Harvey, Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, Prince, David Copperfield, Don Henley, Bono, Robin Williams, James Taylor, Nora Jones, Jim Brickman, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, CeCe Winans, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, James Fortune, Joe Bonamassa, Michael Buble and on and on. The Dallas Summer Musicals has presented a season of touring Broadway musicals in the Music Hall since 1951, after moving from 10 years in the Band Shell in Fair Park. Dallas Summer Musicals has brought many memoriable Broadway musicals including,The Student Prince, Brigadoon, Annie Get Your Gun, Guys & Dolls, Porgy & Bess, Carousel, Paint Your Wagon, South Pacific, Show Boat, The King and I, Pajama Game, West Side Story, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma!, Sweet Charity, Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Hello Dolly!, Mame, Funny Girl, The Wizard of Oz, A Chorus Line, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Rent, Chicago, Riverdance, Disney's The Lion King, Some Like It Hot, Cats, Mamma Mia!, Flower Drum Song, Miss Siagon, Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, Wicked, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, High School Musical, Oprah Windrey Presents The Color Purple, Legally Blonde The Musical, Mary Poppins, Shrek The Musical, and many, many others with many, many more to come. The Music Hall is the current home of the Dallas Summer Musicals, and has served as the home for The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Symphony, each bringing the very best of entertainment to Dallas. Among the Grand Operas presented by The Dallas Opera at the Music Hall were, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, The Cunning Little Vixen, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Manon, Siegfried, Tosca, Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte, The Queen of Spades, Carmen, Tales of Hoffman, Luisa Miller, Nabucco, The Magic Flute, The Merry Widow, MacBeth, Logengrin, Maria Stuarda, La Rondine and many more.
The history of entertainment at the Music Hall is unsurpassed and every guest who visits the Grand Hall is among good company from the stars of the shows to the presenters who bring the shows, to the staff that cares for her. We truly hope you enjoy your time here and hope that you visit often.
Music Hall at Fair Park Reviews
My wife and I attended a Sunday matinee performance of Cats. Where have I been for the past 30 years? Sorry to say that as long as I lived in East Texas, I had never attended a show at this venue... more »
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