Review: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – By: OnStage Blog

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By: Shawn Stalter I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the life, legacy and musical genius of Lubbock, Texas native, Buddy Holly, than to experience Casa Manana’s powerful telling of “The Buddy Holly Story” on his birthday. Here, under the spacious Casa dome, director Parker Esse crafted a high energy, gripping performance which skillfully… Read more »

Review: The Buddy Holly Story – By: Tanglewood Moms

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Not Fade Away: A Review of Casa Mañana’s The Buddy Holly Story By: Julie Rhodes “And the rest…will just be rock and roll.” This is the last line of the show in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, now playing at Casa Mañana. It could also apply to almost the entirety of Act II, which is an… Read more »

Review: The Buddy Holly Story – By: TheaterJones

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Music Alive! Casa Mañana brings back Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story, and it’s a rollicking good time. By: Janice L. Franklin September 10, 2019 Fort Worth — Casa Mañana closed its 2015 season with Alan Jane’s Buddy—the Buddy Holly Story. In response to continual requests from patrons, they brought it back to kickstart their… Read more »

Lauren Robinson Joins the Cast of Carrie the Musical

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Lauren Robinson joins the cast of Carrie the Musical as Frieda. While this is her first show at Casa, she has been taking classes here since she was nine-years-old. Reminiscing on her favorite Casa memory, Lauren says, “The first camp I did at Casa, I had my first solo EVER. It was such a big… Read more »

Casey Kassal joins the Apprentice Program production of Carrie the Musical

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In his first show at Casa Mañana, Casey Kassal will be joining Carrie the Musical’s ensemble. However, this is not his first time under the Dome. As a child, Casey’s parents brought his siblings to many shows at Casa Mañana. Casey says, “I think that’s a big reason as to why I’m an actor today.”… Read more »

Katie Blanton Stars in her 13th Production at Casa

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Katie Blanton has a decade of experience here at Casa Mañana. Her first performance was Camp Casa Jr.’s Dear Edwina, in which she starred as Katie Spoonapple. Katie says, “Thanks to Camp Casa Jr. I was able to find my love and passion for theatre.” When looking back at her experience under the Dome, she… Read more »

Caleb Barnett: Carrie the Musical’s “Tommy Ross”

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Caleb Barnett is in his last year of The Apprentice Program here at Casa Mañana. During his junior year of high school, Caleb attended an audition workshop where he was encouraged to try his luck in the Apprentice Program. Now, four years later, he has four shows under his wing. After performing in Rock of… Read more »

Meet the Cast: Kaylene Snarsky

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Kaylene Snarsky joins The Producers as a member of the ensemble. Snarsky says, “I love doing pieces of theatre that make people feel uncomfortable.  The satirical nature of this piece is appealing to any actor who wants a challenge.  The only way to do it correctly is to go all in.” In The Producers, Snarsky… Read more »

Meet the Cast – Greg White

Meet the Cast – Rob Flebbe and Caitlin Cannon