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 »

Review: Twas the Night Before Christmas by OnStage Blog

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by Shawn Stalter published November 24, 2018 on onstageblog.com   Fresh off the heels of a Thanksgiving spent with friends and family comes an energetic and heartwarming holiday romp through New York City on Christmas Eve courtesy of the talented cast and crew of Casa Mañana’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” With uptempo, high-energy fueled… Read more »

Profile on Choreographer Grady Bowman from The Dallas Morning News

Profile on Choreographer Grady Bowman from The Dallas Morning News image

Gotta dance, choreographer shares his passion in FW Christmas show   by Nancy Churnin published on November 23, 2018 in The Dallas Morning News   A sprinkle of magic and construction workers, marathon runners and store employees playing elves find themselves dancing in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Holiday Musical and Parody Spectacular, an original… Read more »

Review: Next to Normal by TheaterJones

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Normal Who? Casa Mañana’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal is beautifully moving.     by Jan Farrington published November 7, 2018 on TheaterJones.com   DIANA: Why stay? Why stay? So steadfast and stolid And stoic and solid For day after every day Why stay? Why stay? Why not simply give in… Read more »

Review: Next to Normal by OnStage Blog

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by Shawn Stalter published November 7, 2018 on onstageblog.com Casa Mañana’s exceptional performance of the emotionally evocative 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, plunges headlong into the turbulent waters of a modern suburban family battling the painful, life-altering effects of mental illness. Through an intimate, roller coaster exploration of the twists, turns, peaks and steep… Read more »

Meet Next to Normal’s “Henry” and the “Doctors “

Meet Next to Normal’s “Henry” and the “Doctors “ image

Darnell Abraham‘s (Doctor Madden/Doctor Fine) credits include include: The Color Purple Revival (National Tour & Paper Mill Playhouse), I Dream (Grand Rapids Opera), Ragtime (Ogunquit Playhouse & Barrington Stage Co.), and Side Show (Media Theatre). This is Jakeim Hart‘s (Henry) regional theatre debut! His credits include TV: Blue Bloods (CBS); The Affair (Showtime). Theater: The… Read more »

Meet Next to Normal’s “Gabe”: Luke Steinhauer

Meet Next to Normal’s “Gabe”: Luke Steinhauer image

Luke Steinhauer is thrilled to be making his Casa Mañana debut! Selected regional theatre credits include: The Muny (The Music Man), Theatre Aspen (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown), Music Theatre Wichita, Pittsburgh CLO (Singin’ in the Rain), Theatre by the Sea (Joseph), Unquowa Rep. (Big River), and Pittsburgh Public (Equus). Luke is a graduate of… Read more »

Meet the Parents of Next to Normal

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Charlie Pollock‘s (Dan) credits include Broadway/NYC: Violet, Urinetown, the Musical!, 9 to 5, the Musical, The Wild Party, Really Rosie, Love’s Labour’s Lost, David Bowie’s Lazarus, Tick, Tick, Boom!, I Love You, You’re Perfect…; Elsewhere: Elmer Gantry, Next to Normal, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, Carnival; TV: Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, The Good Wife (recurring), The… Read more »

Meet Next to Normal’s “Natalie”, English Bernhardt

Meet Next to Normal’s “Natalie”, English Bernhardt image

English Bernhardt‘s credits include the 1st National Tour: If/Then;  Regional: Next to Normal (Natalie), Les Miserables (Eponine), Evita (Mistress), Hairspray, Legally Blonde, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella.     Casa: What excites you the most about heading down to Cowtown? EB: I can’t wait for Cowtown!! I am originally from North Carolina so I have high expectations in… Read more »