Meet Board President Platt Allen

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Platt Allen was bound to be introduced to Casa Mañana at a very early age – his mom has had tickets to Casa since 1968! One of the first performances he remembers is Singin’ in the Rain starring Tommy Tune. He recalls that there was a trough around the edge of the stage that filled with water… Read more »

How is Casa staff staying positive?

How is Casa staff staying positive? image

2020 certainly has not been short of challenges, but we remain dedicated, as the show must go on! We‘re working from home, but we thought we’d also share what we are doing to relax and find calmness amongst this storm.  What are some ways you’re destressing? Let us know in the comments!  Taking time to unpack and organize.  “Cleaning and organizing help me feel… Read more »

Get creative with Children’s Theatre!

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  Looking for creative outlets for your children? Check out a few things that we’ve curated for our Children’s Theatre 2020-21 Season.  We can’t wait to see what you create – be sure to share with us via Instagram @casamanana or Facebook @casafb, or on Pinterest @CMDome. Check out the exciting lineup!  Grace for President, a story about a third-grade… Read more »

Important Update Regarding “Matilda the Musical”

Update from Casa Mañana

The Inception of Tuna

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As David Coffee and Jonathan Beck Reed take to the stage of Casa Mañana as stars of Tuna Does Vegas, let’s take a look back at the history of this booming series.  40 years since its inception, the Tuna series has many accolades to its name. A Broadway run, a prime-time TV special, numerous network appearances, and two performances at the White House. But, how did… Read more »

Jacob Hemsath and Ryan Michael Friedman on their roles in “Frank-N-Friend!”

Jacob Hemsath and Ryan Michael Friedman on their roles in “Frank-N-Friend!” image

Jacob Hemsath and Ryan Michael Friedman are on the Casa Mañana stage, now through Sunday, in a show with an important message. Oliver, played by Jacob and Frank-N-Friend, played by Ryan help draw out the best in school bully, Butch. They joined me to discuss their roles in the show, and why this world premiere is so important.  Is this your first children’s show? If so, what… Read more »

Review: TheaterJones | Broadway Reimagined

Review: TheaterJones | Broadway Reimagined image

From Broadway With Love By: Joel Leggett Fort Worth — Casa Mañana has been on a roll with its cabaret programming. In December there was A Dean Martin Christmas, which was perfect for the holidays. And just in time for Valentine’s Day comes the powerhouse entertainer Spencer Day and his show Broadway Reimagined. Throughout the night, Spencer takes Broadway classics… Read more »

Review: How to Make the Perfect Friend: Frank-n-Friend at Casa Mañana – Tanglewood Moms Blog

Review: How to Make the Perfect Friend: Frank-n-Friend at Casa Mañana – Tanglewood Moms Blog image

By: Angela Weaver, February 5, 2020 Running through February 16th, this adorable and touching show makes for a great family night out. “Frank-n-Friend” is a brand new, never-before-seen musical that tells a story about friendship, overcoming obstacles, and compassion set amidst the teen angst of the dreaded middle school years. The show begins with an adorable… Read more »

Music Director, Vonda K. Bowling Discusses Her Role in World Premiere Musical

Music Director, Vonda K. Bowling Discusses Her Role in World Premiere Musical image

Meet Vonda K. Bowling, music director of Frank-N-Friend. Mrs. Bowling received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Shorter College in Rome, GA. She went on to receive her master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Tennessee. Currently, she lives in Rowlett, TX, with her husband, Jeffery Bowling, her children Harrison and Mason, their two dogs, Abby and… Read more »