Category: Apprentice Program

Catch up with Apprentice Program Alumnus Shaun Senter

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Let’s catch up with a member of our Les Misérables: School Edition Apprentice Program cast, Shaun Senter.   Shaun remained in the industry and is currently a production assistant at The ACT Academy of Performing Arts and as a director, music director, et al. at the company’s conservatory. “It’s my profession now. I love going to work, no matter what the day’s to-do list entails.”  Recounting his… Read more »

Meet Apprentice Program Alumna Mandy Foster

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Join us as we highlight alumni who have helped shape our Apprentice Program – and find out where they are now!  Meet Mandy Foster, a member of the ensemble of Side Show in 2013.  Foster says that during her experience in Side Show, she loved learning from the show’s director, Tom Kosis: “he challenged each of us to create our own unique characters within the ensemble.” Mr. Kosis… 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 »

A Trip Across the Pond

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Tucked away in North Richland Hills, From Across the Pond is a piece of England – in Texas. A true pub inside, the walls are adorned with Arsenal memorabilia and Beatles posters, while tunes by Paul and Ringo play in the background. Owner and general manager, Lee Herdman met with us to bring the art and… Read more »

Behind the Scenes

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Take a glimpse behind the scenes and into our costume shop! Special thanks to our wonderful costume shop and makeup staff: Tammy, Cat, Audrey, Anne, Katarina, Maggie, Jeania, Dorothy and Carol!

Sweeney Todd: Real or Fake?

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Sweeney Todd: A show based on a true story? As biographical musicals like Hamilton and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson take rise on and off Broadway, where is the line between historically correct and dramatized for the stage? Shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Gypsy and Side Show may spark your interest because they are loosely based on… Read more »

Casa Mañana Presents: Sweeney Todd

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FORT WORTH, Texas (June 21, 2018)– Casa Mañana is proud to present Sweeney Todd, August 3-5, as the 2018 Apprentice Program. Tickets are on sale now. First performed in 1979, audiences around the world are familiar with this dark and thrilling tale. Sweeney Todd, a cast-aside barber, returns to London to seek revenge on a… Read more »