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 »

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 »