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Jacob Rivera-Sanchez is a DFW-based actor, graphic designer and also has aspirations in directing and theatre journalism. He is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre.

He is currently a freelance graphic designer and is the Theatre Business Manager of Texas Wesleyan University's theatre department. He's also a full-time musical theatre enthusiast.

He made his mainstage directorial debut with Theatre Wesleyan's production of "Fuddy Meers" by David Lindsay-Abaire in fall 2014, after completing two student-directed projects, "How Many To Tango?" by Sandra J. Albert in fall 2013 and "The Passing of an Actor" by Willard Simms in spring 2011.

In 2014, he was named NewYork.com's Ultimate Broadway Fan and received an all-expense paid trip to the 2014 Tony Awards rehearsal in New York City, hosted by Hugh Jackman.

In 2016, Jacob participated in the Kennedy Center ACTF Musical Theatre Initiative and was named National Finalist (1st Runner Up). He was accepted into the Open Jar Institute in New York where he attended in August 2016.

Jacob is an Equity Membership Candidate, appearing in professional productions of "Jesus Christ Superstar", "West Side Story", and more.

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Photos: Theatre Wesleyan Presents INTIMATE APPAREL By Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Lynn Nottage

Production photos have been released of Theatre Wesleyan’s production of Intimate Apparel by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. 

Disney's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME plays at the Uptown Theater, Grand Prairie, TX

What makes a monster and what makes a man? This is the central theme of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a sweeping, grand-scale musical from Disney Theatrical.

Photos: First Look at GPAC's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

The Grand Prairie Arts Council is presenting THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, written by Peter Parnell with music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and direction by Mallory Roelke. The show runs October 20 - 29, 2023, at the Uptown Theater. Check out photos from the production here!

Grand Prairie Arts Council to Present THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in October

Join the Grand Prairie Arts Council for their production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie. Learn how to purchase tickets!

I WANNA F-ING TEAR YOU APART Comes to Stage West

Sam and Leo, Leo and Sam – roomies and besties since college. Nothing can tear them apart—or can it?  Stage West presents the regional premiere of the buddy comedy I Wanna Fing Tear You Apart, by Morgan Gould, which begins a 4-week run on Thursday, June 15. 

Photos: First Look at IN THE HEIGHTS at The Grand Prairie Arts Council

The Grand Prairie Arts Council  will present IN THE HEIGHTS, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quira Alegría  Hudes, and co-direction by Lon Barrera and Jacob Rivera-Sanchez. The show runs June 17 - 26, 2022, at the Uptown Theater. Check out photos here!

The Grand Prairie Arts Council Presents IN THE HEIGHTS

The Grand Prairie Arts Council presents IN THE HEIGHTS, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quira Alegría Hudes, and co-direction by Lon Barrera and Jacob Rivera-Sanchez.

Monumental Theatre Company's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Streams July 2-31

Monumental Theatre Company presents Songs For A New World. Available to stream on a device of your choosing July 2-31.

Theatre Wesleyan Will Present Free Outdoor Rock Musical-inspired Concert

Theatre Wesleyan will present OH, WHAT A NIGHT! – a free outdoor concert featuring students singing songs from popular rock musicals – on the Kay Granger Mall lawn at Texas Wesleyan University (1201 Wesleyan Street, 76105) from April 23-25, 2021. The production will also be available to live stream.

Theatre Wesleyan To Present Original Musical BIBLIOPHILIA

Theatre Wesleyan will present a Senior BFA Project production of Bibliophilia, or The Orature Festival at the Thad Smotherman Theatre at Texas Wesleyan University (1205 Binkley Street, 76105) from March 12-14. This new original musical will also be available as a live stream.

Theatre Wesleyan to Present Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE

Theatre Wesleyan will continue their 'Six Plays At Six Feet' semester of fall programming with a familiar story of six feet (under) distancing. Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl is directed by theatre department business manager Jacob Rivera-Sanchez and will be presented at the Thad Smotherman Theatre at Texas Wesleyan University (1205 Binkley Street, 76105).

Our Readers Give Shoutouts to Their Favorite Educators for National Arts in Education Week!

Read the heartfelt shoutouts and stories shared by our readers about their favorite arts educators below!

BWW Prompts: Who Should Lead the Upcoming FUNNY GIRL Revival?

We want to hear from you! Submit your response to our daily #bwwprompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.

Photo Flash: Grand Prairie Arts Council's LEGALLY BLONDE Opens Tonight at Uptown Theater

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, presented by the Grand Prairie Arts Council, opens at the historic Uptown Theater on Friday, October 4, 2019, and runs through Sunday, October 13, 2019. The beautifully restored 1950's theater is located at 120 E Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050.

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Wesleyan's AVENUE Q, Playing April 25-28

Theatre Wesleyan's production of the Tony Award-winning musical will be performed for one weekend only, April 25-28. Tickets are now available at www.txwes.edu/theatretickets.

AVENUE Q Original Cast Member Teaches Puppetry Workshop At Theatre Wesleyan

Theatre Wesleyan, one of the longest-running theatres in the Metroplex, will conclude their 2018/19 mainstage season with a production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, AVENUE Q.  The department's annual spring musical is one of the longest-running theatre traditions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Theatre Wesleyan announces cast and crew for Tartuffe, opening Sept. 20

Performances will be held at the Thad Smotherman Theatre at Texas Wesleyan University (1205 Binkley Street, 76105) on selected dates from Thursday, September 20 through Saturday, September 30, 2018.

Theatre Wesleyan to present 75th Anniversary Production of 'OKLAHOMA!' at the Scott Theatre

The Texas Wesleyan University Department of Theatre's production of 'OKLAHOMA!' will be performed at the W. E. Scott Theatre for one weekend only, April 19-22, 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Wesleyan's IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, opening Feb. 15

Theatre Wesleyan has a first look at the latest production in their 2017/18 season, Important Hats of the Twentieth Century by Nick Jones.

Theatre Wesleyan presents quirky sci-fi comedy, IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, beginning Feb. 15

Theatre Wesleyan at Texas Wesleyan University is pleased to present the third production of the 2017-18 season, Important Hats of the Twentieth Century by Nick Jones.

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