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Meet Board President Platt Allen

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Platt Allen was bound to be introduced to Casa Mañana at a very early age – his mom has had tickets to Casa since 1968! One of the first performances he remembers is Singin’ in the Rain starring Tommy Tune. He recalls that there was a trough around the edge of the stage that filled with water… Read more »

How is Casa staff staying positive?

How is Casa staff staying positive? image

2020 certainly has not been short of challenges, but we remain dedicated, as the show must go on! We‘re working from home, but we thought we’d also share what we are doing to relax and find calmness amongst this storm.  What are some ways you’re destressing? Let us know in the comments!  Taking time to unpack and organize.  “Cleaning and organizing help me feel… Read more »

Important Update Regarding “Matilda the Musical”

Update from Casa Mañana

Jessica Humphrey in Annie

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Jessica Humphrey returns to Casa Mañana for Annie, November 2-10.   Starting in the spotlight as a ballet dancer and taking voice lessons, her main performances were at the local theatre and church. Eventually, Jessica graduated to train more intensely in musical theatre. This influenced her to study of musical theatre in college and graduate school, at San Diego… Read more »

Kaylene Snarsky Back at Casa Mañana

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Kaylene Snarsky returns to Casa Mañana as part of the ensemble in Annie, Nov. 2-10. We are so excited to have her back under the Dome! Her recent credits include “Cassie” in A Chorus Line, the national tour of Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Rock of Ages, Hello, Dolly! and Mamma Mia!. Kaylene made her musical theatre debut in the 4th grade… Read more »

The Best Job in the Business – Dog Handler, Lara Hayhurst

Casa Mañana Welcomes Mike McGowan to the cast of “Annie”

Casa Mañana Welcomes Mike McGowan to the cast of “Annie” image

Casa Mañana is excited to welcome Mike McGowan as “Warbucks” in Annie. We can’t think of a better show for his debut here. Mike credits his love of theatre to his parents, his dad a Navy musician and his mother a newscaster. “It was a perfect combo to inspire life as a performer.” He also mentions his… Read more »

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

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

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 »