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Jayson Elliot stars as “Big Bopper” in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

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Starring as “Big Bopper” in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Jayson Elliot is excited to make his Casa debut!  While he has lived all over the U.S., from Alaska to NYC, Jayson is originally from Indiana and has lived in NYC for the last 15 years.  Jayson started acting in high school and hasn’t looked back… Read more »

Cheryl Allison returns as “Vi Petty”

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Cheryl Allison returns to the stage at Casa Mañana to play Vi Petty in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.  Born at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth and raised in Dallas, Cheryl is certainly close to home for this run. She gives credit to her parents for her love of performing, who were both music majors in college. Her mother… Read more »

Steve Gagliastro stars as “Norman Petty”

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Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, Steve Gagliastro returns to Texas to star as “Norman Petty” in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.   Around the time of 5th grade, Gags (he says he doesn’t remember anyone ever calling him Steve) began to study acting and continued throughout high school. After a brief hiatus in college to earn his Bachelor of Music Education from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he returned… Read more »

Review: The Buddy Holly Story – By: Tanglewood Moms

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Not Fade Away: A Review of Casa Mañana’s The Buddy Holly Story By: Julie Rhodes “And the rest…will just be rock and roll.” This is the last line of the show in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, now playing at Casa Mañana. It could also apply to almost the entirety of Act II, which is an… Read more »

Review: The Buddy Holly Story – By: TheaterJones

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Music Alive! Casa Mañana brings back Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story, and it’s a rollicking good time. By: Janice L. Franklin September 10, 2019 Fort Worth — Casa Mañana closed its 2015 season with Alan Jane’s Buddy—the Buddy Holly Story. In response to continual requests from patrons, they brought it back to kickstart their… Read more »

Lauren Robinson Joins the Cast of Carrie the Musical

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Lauren Robinson joins the cast of Carrie the Musical as Frieda. While this is her first show at Casa, she has been taking classes here since she was nine-years-old. Reminiscing on her favorite Casa memory, Lauren says, “The first camp I did at Casa, I had my first solo EVER. It was such a big… Read more »

Casey Kassal joins the Apprentice Program production of Carrie the Musical

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In his first show at Casa Mañana, Casey Kassal will be joining Carrie the Musical’s ensemble. However, this is not his first time under the Dome. As a child, Casey’s parents brought his siblings to many shows at Casa Mañana. Casey says, “I think that’s a big reason as to why I’m an actor today.”… Read more »

Katie Blanton Stars in her 13th Production at Casa

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Katie Blanton has a decade of experience here at Casa Mañana. Her first performance was Camp Casa Jr.’s Dear Edwina, in which she starred as Katie Spoonapple. Katie says, “Thanks to Camp Casa Jr. I was able to find my love and passion for theatre.” When looking back at her experience under the Dome, she… Read more »

Meet the Cast: Kaylene Snarsky

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Kaylene Snarsky joins The Producers as a member of the ensemble. Snarsky says, “I love doing pieces of theatre that make people feel uncomfortable.  The satirical nature of this piece is appealing to any actor who wants a challenge.  The only way to do it correctly is to go all in.” In The Producers, Snarsky… 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 »