East Texas Performing Arts, Inc. – Theatre, Music, and Education

2014 Summer Theatre and Country Music Festival

ETPA has so much to announce for the summer of 2014, it is actually difficult to get it all on one page. You are going to be amazed at what we have in store for you this July and August! It is a 24-day run, making it the biggest event in Jefferson.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

July 25, 26, 31, and August 1, 2 @ 7:30 PM – July 27 and August 3 @ 2:00 PM

This year’s festival starts off with a HUGE, hilarious Broadway musical murder mystery,
The Mystery of Edwin Drood. This is the biggest cast, the biggest set, the biggest undertaking we have yet to accomplish.

Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards

July 29 through August 17 (see schedule details)

Yet another first, we present “TEXAS SOUNDS INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.” We are bringing country music artists from around the world to Jefferson, Texas! Musicians from Australia, Canada, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA compete for titles and awards.

The Throwaway Children

August 8 and 15 @ 7:30 PM – August 17 @ 2:00 PM

Witness the world premiere of The Throwaway Children, a play by Sara Whitaker.
a moving and serious commentary on the worldwide plague of human trafficking.

So, what type of entertainment excites you?

Do you love huge production Broadway musicals? How about tragic/comedy mysteries? Does serious drama engage your emotions? Do you appreciate country music artists from around the world? Does audience participation keep you on your toes? Do you love to hear your favorite local or regional musician? WE HAVE IT ALL!

Get your tickets now.



Dedicated to developing community appreciation for, and participation in, drama and musical arts by sponsoring amateur and professional presentations such as plays, musicals, concerts, festivals and to providing performing arts education opportunities to the general public.

East Texas Performing Arts, Inc. is a non-profit under the laws of the State of Texas and a federal 501c3 corporation.