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On stage workshop at Central Christian Church stag Improve Recital

Central Christian Church loves being a part of Dallas’ art community and last Saturday “center stage” at Central was the Dallas Summer Musicals Academy Improv Group. 


Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is often known around town as the church with the dog park.  It is also the church with a stage.


 The original church was founded in 1863 and is the oldest continuously operating Protestant church in Dallas.  The “new building” was erected at 4711 Westside Dr. in 1953 and a few years later the addition of the educational building and fellowship hall included a fully operational stage with curtain and lights.


Part of Central’s community outreach was the production of live performances on the stage.  In the mid 1990’s Central member, the late Ed DeLatte, formed “The Westside Players” and the troupe performed numerous plays such as “Our Town,” “On Golden Pond,” “Joyful Noise” and “Annie”: to name a few.   


Prior to Saturday evening’s Improv recital, academy kids rehearsed at the church for their upcoming show “Xanadu Jurnior.”


The show will be performed on May 16 at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas.


For more information about the academy contact Kevin Cook, Director of the Academy at kcook@dallassummermusicals or Production Stage Manager, Ty Lawrence at


Central has a long history with theater and this summer, along with the Dallas Summer Musical Academy, the church will host an acting camp for kids.  For information contact the church office at 214-526-7291

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