Category: Broadway

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

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: 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 »

Review: Next to Normal by OnStage Blog

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by Shawn Stalter published November 7, 2018 on onstageblog.com Casa Mañana’s exceptional performance of the emotionally evocative 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, plunges headlong into the turbulent waters of a modern suburban family battling the painful, life-altering effects of mental illness. Through an intimate, roller coaster exploration of the twists, turns, peaks and steep… Read more »

Meet Next to Normal’s “Henry” and the “Doctors “

Meet Next to Normal’s “Henry” and the “Doctors “ image

Darnell Abraham‘s (Doctor Madden/Doctor Fine) credits include include: The Color Purple Revival (National Tour & Paper Mill Playhouse), I Dream (Grand Rapids Opera), Ragtime (Ogunquit Playhouse & Barrington Stage Co.), and Side Show (Media Theatre). This is Jakeim Hart‘s (Henry) regional theatre debut! His credits include TV: Blue Bloods (CBS); The Affair (Showtime). Theater: The… Read more »

Meet Next to Normal’s “Gabe”: Luke Steinhauer

Meet Next to Normal’s “Gabe”: Luke Steinhauer image

Luke Steinhauer is thrilled to be making his Casa Mañana debut! Selected regional theatre credits include: The Muny (The Music Man), Theatre Aspen (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown), Music Theatre Wichita, Pittsburgh CLO (Singin’ in the Rain), Theatre by the Sea (Joseph), Unquowa Rep. (Big River), and Pittsburgh Public (Equus). Luke is a graduate of… Read more »

Meet the Parents of Next to Normal

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Charlie Pollock‘s (Dan) credits include Broadway/NYC: Violet, Urinetown, the Musical!, 9 to 5, the Musical, The Wild Party, Really Rosie, Love’s Labour’s Lost, David Bowie’s Lazarus, Tick, Tick, Boom!, I Love You, You’re Perfect…; Elsewhere: Elmer Gantry, Next to Normal, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, Carnival; TV: Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, The Good Wife (recurring), The… Read more »