New Braunfels Performing Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization devoted to promoting the arts in New Braunfels and surrounding areas by providing quality performances for all ages to enjoy. We are committed to creating opportunities for children and adults to grow their talents through our shows, performances and educational workshops. Our mission is to inspire appreciation for the arts, including theatre, music, art, photography and film; and by doing so, enrich our community by encouraging our local youth to participate in and enjoy the arts.

Meet Our Instructors

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Sherry Bettersworth

Artistic Director

Ashley Kennedy

Vocal Coach/Music Director

Ashley Kennedy resided in Waco, TX for 27 years where she was very involved in Waco Civic Theater and the musical theater community since 2006. Ashley was a music and theater major at McLennan Community College where she obtained an AA in Music. She also obtained a BS in Management from Grand Canyon University with a focus in classroom management. Ashley studied under Dr. Karen Albrecht (who recently was seen off Broadway in “Mary Poppins”) and Jerry McLaughlin (who worked under Bob Fosse in Broadway’s original “Pippin!”). Just a few of her notable roles on the stage include, Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”, Cinderella in “Into the Woods”, Laurie in “Oklahoma!”, and Fantine in “Les Misérables”. Ashley has taught children for 9 years with a focus in musical theater, as well as how to perform and audition. Ashley also maintains a dance background and has served a Choreographer for Waco Cotton Place Productions since 2009. She was thrilled to jump start her Musical Theater experience here in NB as a performer as “Mrs. Potts” in New Braunfels Performing Arts “Beauty and the Beast” and was last seen Music Directing “CATS the musical”. Ashley is thrilled to work with the talent that is New Braunfels Performing Arts. Let’s sing!

Garrett Bettersworth

Stage Director/Choreographer

As a young boy, Garrett loved to tell and act out stories. This hunger to bring fiction to life drove Garrett to the stage. At age 12, Garrett secured his first lead role as the Genie in a Jr production of Aladdin. The feeling of being on stage and performing in front of an audience was intoxicating. Since then, he has dedicated himself to the art of acting. Most recently he was Dennis in NBPA’s production of Rock of Ages and was featured in Netflix’s english dub of Romantic Killer. As a teacher Garrett wants to gift the next generation of actors with what he has learned on his own journey so that acting as an art can evolve and become more engaging for future performers and audience members. If you ask Garrett what he loves most about acting, he will tell you that it is the delivery of the story to the audience - what an amazing experience. Garrett Graduated from Northeast School of The Arts in 2018 and now holds a BFA in Acting for film and TV.

Beth Walker

Musical Theatre Instructor/Stage Director

Beth Walker is a theatre kid for life and has been performing, teaching and directing for a combined 27 of her 30 years on the planet. She spent the first half of her life in California before moving to New Braunfels with her family. She returned to California to attend California Baptist University for a double major in English Literature and Theatre before coming home to NB where she met and married the love of her life Simon, whom she met at NBPA! They have two children, Lincoln (2) and Athena (3 weeks), and she can't wait to share her love of theatre with both of them. Her favorite roles include Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Ida in Honk!, and Dolly Tate in Annie Get Your Gun.

Wyatt Bettersworth

Voice Teacher, Private Vocal Performance Coach, and Music Director

Wyatt Has been performing
in NBPA since its inception in 2012 and has gone on to perform in shows
all around Texas. Most recently he was Davey in NESA’s production of
NEWSIES, Pop in NESA’s production of We Will Rock You, as well as Stacey
Jax in NBPA’s production of Rock of Ages. A Northeast School Of The Arts
2019 Graduate and Having just graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from
UT Austin Wyatt is eagerly excited to help shape the voices of students
here at NBPA.

Emma Grubbs


Emma Grubbs is a current BFA Acting student with a minor in Social Media Marketing at Oklahoma City University. Her recent credits include The Play That Goes Wrong (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), Shakespeare’s Other Women (OCU), Everybody (OCU), Rock of Ages (New Braunfels Performing Arts), The Lightning Thief (NBPA). She is so excited to be back home for the summer!


Enjoy our gallery of past performances


We have a fun and unique way to celebrate a birthday! Rent a Character or Characters for your birthday party either at the location of your choice or at our theatre.

We will Provide:

Goodie bags

Here are some suggestions but we can accommodate almost any type of party.
Princess Party: Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Princess and the Frog, Moana, Ariel, Anna, Elsa
Superhero Party: Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Captain America, Wolverine, Black Ops, Zombie
Pinkalicious Party: Cupcakes, backdrop, and a special visit from Pinkalicious!

Era Parties: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s

Karaoke Party: we provide the music and song leaders for a fun karaoke party!
Mad Hatter Tea Party: Alice, the Mad Hatter, and March Hare will guide your kids through a wonderland tea party. Party can include special treats or you can bring your own for a Mad Time!

For more information about parties, please email



We offer classes in Dance, Voice and Musical Theatre


We present a variety of shows including Broadway favorites


Join us for our summer camps and mini-camps


We usually hold auditions in September, January and May.