Jobs in Theatre: Scenic Design

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by Mike Sabourin, Scenic Designer and Carpenter   Years at Casa: 2 Years School attended: Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo MI and Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Technology Age you started in theatre:  6 or 7 in theatre summer camp Favorite set you’ve designed: Hair. It… Read more »

Roehm at the Dome: Introducing Our Board of Directors

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by Lindsey Rushen, Director of Marketing at Casa Mañana   As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, Casa Mañana is governed by a board of directors. Requirements to serve are simple: one must be passionate in supporting Casa Mañana’s mission. Currently consisting of 34 members, these pillars of the Fort Worth community work tirelessly to raise awareness… Read more »

Review: Grease by TheaterJones

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Revved Up The gritty, groovy favorite Grease pumps ’50s rock and doo-wop into the silver dome at Casa Mañana.   by Martha Heimberg published on Tuesday, March 5, 2019   The silver-starred lining of the geodesic dome at Casa Mañana flashed like a chrome bumper on opening weekend of Grease, the Jim Jacobs and Warren… Read more »

Review: Grease by On Stage Blog

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by Shawn Stalter published on Monday, March 4, 2019 on OnStageBlog.com   It was apparent from the sea of “Pink Ladies” shirts, scarves, poodle skirts, leather jackets and throwback hairdos that the sold-out crowd at Fort Worth’s Casa Mañana arrived ready to pay homage to the much-cherished, iconic musical, Grease.   This catchy jukebox musical… Read more »

Review: Grease by Tanglewood Moms

Review: Melanie Brook by Theater Jones

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Who Am I? New York performer Melanie Brook answers that question in story and song in the Reid Cabaret Theatre at Casa Mañana.   by Joel Leggett published Friday, February 15, 2019 on TheaterJones.com   Moving to New York City to follow your dreams…what could go wrong?   Melanie Brook, the latest cabaret performer to… Read more »

Meet the T-Birds

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Casa’s T-Birds are ready to go back to high school! To help them get into character, we asked them to share some of their high school memories.   Rico Lebron, “Danny” It comes as no surprise that Rico was voted Most Likely to Be on American Idol in high school. Like his character, in high… Read more »

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 tale of… 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 »