What an unbelievable, amazing event! We are thankful to our sponsors and donors, as well as the students, alumni, teachers, and families that helped create such a beautiful evening.

We are excited to report the success in the coming weeks, and look forward to sharing the full replay of the event with you. Thank you for joining with TCA+A, truly the Greatest Show in Fort Worth!

Relive the Magic!

Join us for a spectacular evening celebrating our students, teachers, and programs.

Texas Center for Arts + Academics is proud to announce, “The Greatest Show in Fort Worth”- a virtual gala in celebration of the artistic and academic accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff.

This special evening includes more than a dozen special performances, special guests including Broadway stars and Fort Worth royalty, and a retrospective look back on the rich, 75 year history of Texas Center for Arts + Academics. While we won’t be shooting our performers from canons, our dancers, actors, artists and singers will still jump off the screen making this truly a night to remember!

Jay Armstrong Johnson
Television and Broadway

Ahmad Simmons
Television and Broadway

Vanessa Becerra
International Opera

Nico Gutierrez

Antoinette Gan

Interviews with Notable Special Guests from Fort Worth and Beyond

Learn about Texas Center for Arts + Academics and our impact in the Fort Worth arts community through interviews with alumni, current students, program directors, principals and more! Hear directly from those who know the value and transformative power of an arts-based education.

Spectacular Performances from Current Students & Alumni

With nearly 1,000 students across 2 campuses and 20 years of alumni success, we are thrilled to feature the unique talents and professional performances from our beloved artists, talented dancers, creative musicians, and stars of the stage and screen.

A look back on 75 Years of Bright Lights and Bold Entertainment

Since 1946, we have brought a rich and vibrant history of creative, engaging, and timeless performances to the world. We open the vault for a few of our favorite memories from the past 75 years from the early days of Texas Boys Choir, Inc. to today!

Dan & Shelli Bates, Co-Chairs

Along with their three children, Fort Worth’s own Fab Five have given back to our community for many years. The Bates are honored to invest in our children’s success through education and scholarship.

Daniel, founder of the law firm Decker Jones, is a proud member of the Board of Directors for Texas Center for Arts + Academics.

Get your Ticket

“The Greatest Show in Fort Worth” is free for all to attend- yes, free! We want everyone to be able to experience the energetic performances, hear the passion of our interviewees, and get to know our unique campuses and programs. 

In addition to getting your ticket, there are three ways to support us, for those who want to be part of this spectacular night.

Contact our Ringleader with any questions, comments or concerns.

Phillip Garrott, Development Director
Phillip.garrott@artsacademics.org / 817-766-2390 x 172


Sponsor the Event!

In addition to getting your ticket, there are three ways to support us, for those who want to be part of this spectacular night.

  • Donate During the ShowAny donation of $150 or more on the day of the show will receive an invitation to our private after-party. With a behind-the-scenes pass to encore performances and the ability to chat with our special guests, you won't want to miss it!
  • Bid on an Auction ItemOur silent auction site is filled with unique items donated from around our community. Find your next treasure, experience, or night-out while directly supporting TCA+A.