Meet the Pink Ladies

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Although the movie Grease recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the high school romance, cliques and all-around drama are still very relatable. The Pink Ladies, so called because of their iconic pink jackets, are a rebellious group of teenage girls that adopt sweet and naïve Sandy, a transfer student to Rydell High School. We got a… Read more »

Review: The Emperor’s New Clothes by TheaterJones

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Fashion Passion Casa Mañana Children’s Theatre engages with a delightful take on The Emperor’s New Clothes.   by Jill Sweeney published Thursday, February 7, 2019 on TheaterJones.com   Nothing wrong with putting a little spin on an old classic. The Emperor’s New Clothes, playing at Casa Mañana Children’s Theatre through Feb. 17, takes the classic… Read more »

Meet the Cast of The Emperor’s New Clothes

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Nigel Hall as “Emperor Marcus III”   Last role at Casa: “Theo” in Twas the Night Before Christmas Hometown: Wichita, Kansas Favorite role ever played: “Donkey” in Shrek: The Musical How would you describe your character? “Emperor Marcus III” is the protagonist of this musical. He’s meek, but intelligent, and just wants to live up… Read more »

David Coffee’s Top Ten Shows at Casa Mañana

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  Fort Worth legend David Coffee will be performing in his 89th show at Casa Mañana as the “Swindler” in our Children’s Theatre production of The Emperor’s New Clothes, February 1-17. David was just 11 years old in his first production at Casa: The Wind in the Willows in 1968. After more than 40 years of entertaining… Read more »

Why We Teach: Jobs in Theatre Education

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by Kate Lovelady, Director of Education, and Hannah Argüelles, Education Manager   Kate Lovelady, Director of Education and Outreach Years at Casa: Teacher since 2016, Director of Education since May 2018 School attended: Texas Christian University Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Age you started in theatre: Age 3 in creative dramatics class at Casa Mañana… Read more »

Casa’s Top Ten Benefits of Theatre Education

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by Kate Lovelady, Director of Education, and Hannah Argüelles, Education Manager 1. Self-Confidence Taking risks in class and performing for an audience teach students to trust their ideas and abilities. This confidence will apply in nearly every aspect of their future. 2. Imagination In a world addicted to technology, theatre provides an outlet for making creative… Read more »

Review: Santaland Diaries by Tanglewood Moms

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I was lucky enough to have a holiday night out without kids and went to see the new show at Casa Mañana’s Reid Cabaret Theatre, Santaland Diaries.   by Angela Weaver published December 10, 2018 on Tanglewood Moms   Based on David Sedaris’ famous essay, Casa Mañana describes Santaland Diaries as, “a sardonic, irreverent holiday… Read more »

Review: Santaland Diaries by TheaterJones

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A Crumpet with Some Tea At Casa Mañana’s Reid Cabaret Theatre, Zak Reynolds delivers the biting wit of David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries.   by Jill Sweeney published December 10, 2018 on TheaterJones.com   It can be hard to develop new holiday traditions as an adult. One tends to stick with the tried and true from… Read more »

Review: Santaland Diaries by OnStage Blog

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by Shawn Stalter published December 9, 2018 by onstageblog.com   The holiday season is officially upon us. ‘Tis the season to celebrate the joys of time spent with friends and family, bake cookies, wrap gifts, roast chestnuts, hang stockings…have a nervous breakdown in the middle of a department store while desperately trying to subdue your… Read more »

Review: Twas the Night Before Christmas by Tanglewood Moms

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It’s the Night Before Christmas at Casa Mañana “The feel-good hit of the summer!” You hear that all the time. Is there such a thing as the feel-good hit of the holiday season? If there isn’t, I am making one. Consider yourself in the know.     by Angela Weaver published November 26, 2018 on… Read more »