Author: Katie Matson

Social Media Manager at Casa Mañana | Proud Fort Worth native, TCU grad, avid reader and professional Netflix binger.

Get to Know Braxton Johnson and Phillip Brown

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Pictured: Braxton Johnson and Phillip Brown Braxton Johnson and Phillip Brown join Curtis Wiley in Casa Mañana’s You Send Me – A Salute to the Life and Music of Sam Cooke.   Johnson, a tenor, and Brown, a bass, have been stunning audiences with their harmonious voices. We can’t wait to hear more of their talents this week.  Johnson, an Arkansas native, has previously been seen as… Read more »

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The Life and Legacy of the King of Soul

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A spark in January of 1931 would change music forever.   In Clarksdale, MS, a city of 15,000 people, Sam Cooke was born.  Cooke’s impact on music is immeasurable – he transformed the traditional gospel music he grew up on to something louder and prouder – soul music. After receiving his father’s blessing, he recorded his first secular single, “You Send Me.”  Our show is aptly named – You Send Me, signifying that point where… Read more »

Review: “Casa Mañana Returns with a Bang!” – Tanglewood Moms Blog

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August 8, 2021 By: Gretta Hendricks Casa Manana’s 2021 creative Apprentice Program hits a homerun with their performance of Frank Wildhorn’s musical, ‘Bonnie & Clyde.’ The production’s cast is made up of dedicated young performers ages 19 and younger who are aspiring a career in theatre. Together, this group has demonstrated more than a wide-eyed… Read more »

Wally Jones & Casa Mañana Present – Bonnie & Clyde

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Wally Jones and Casa Mañana present Critically acclaimed Apprentice Program kicks off reopening   FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Wally Jones and Casa Mañana’s 2021 Apprentice Program is excited to present Bonnie & Clyde, August 6-8, 2021, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac. Tickets are on sale now. America’s most notorious lovers and bank robbers take the… Read more »

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature – Ally Ramsey

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Ally Ramsey, Apprentice Program veteran, takes to the stage one more time before heading to college this fall. We are thrilled to have her in the cast for Bonnie & Clyde!  After seeing a community theatre production, she says, “That was it. I was hooked.” Following her role in Carrie the Musical, and seeing the cast’s connection, Ally hopes… Read more »

Introducing James McQuillen, Director of Theatre for Youth

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James’s first theatrical experience was playing a sunflower in the Wewoka, Oklahoma public library’s summer production of Oklahoma! when he was 5.  You may not remember the pivotal role of the sunflower in productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ground-breaking musical that you may have seen, but he remembers it like it was yesterday. For 25 years, James… Read more »