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 »

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

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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 »