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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 »

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

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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

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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 »