Apprentice Program

Casa Mañana’s Apprentice Program is for the most dedicated young performers ages 14-19 in the D-FW area who aspire to careers in the theatre. The young actors who audition and are accepted have the unique opportunity to advance their professional training by performing in an all-youth production of a musical backed by the full resources of Casa Mañana. Thanks to generous donors who underwrite the program, there is no participation fee. Now in its ninth year, participants in our Apprentice Program have attended or been accepted to such prestigious universities and training programs as Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University, Webster University, Otterbein University, The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC, and Baldwin Wallace University.

For production, education and theatre administration internships: Internships are year-round and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For departments and application instructions, CLICK HERE.

Apprentice Auditions (ages 14-19) – Carrie: The Musical

Book By Lawrence D. Cohen
Music By Michael Gore
Lyrics By Dean Pitchford
Based on the novel by Stephen King

Rehearsals begin on July 15, 2019
Performances are August 2-4, 2019 at Casa Mañana Theatre.
Please note that Casa Mañana holds rehearsals during the day time hours.

All auditioning must bring a headshot, resume, and sheet music in a binder for 16-32 bars in the standard Broadway or style of the show. An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose.

No submissions at this time please.

Auditions will be held at Casa Mañana Theatre Rehearsal Studio B, 3101 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107 (located directly behind the theatre). Please arrive on time and sign in.

Casa Mañana and Actor’s Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 – Vocal appointments
By appointment only!
Vocal appointments begin at 1:00pm
Callbacks, if warranted, will be held immediately following. Movement may be required.


Carrie White (Female, Lead, Soprano)
Main character; shy outcast who uses telekinetic powers for revenge.

Margaret White (Female, Lead, Soprano)
Main antagonist; Carrie’s overprotective and abusive mother.

Sue Snell (Female, Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano)
Most popular girl at school

Chris Hargensen (Female, Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano)
Another antagonist; bullies Carrie at the prom.

Miss Gardner (Female, Supporting, Alto)
Carrie’s ‘Fairy Godmother’; a teacher at the school.

Tommy Ross (Male, Supporting, Tenor)
Sue’s boyfriend; Carries version of Prince Charming.

Billy Nolan (Male, Featured, Baritone)
Chris’ boyfriend; helps pull off prank on Carrie.

Mr. Stephens (Male, Featured, Baritone)
Well-intentioned English Teacher and guidance counselor; overwhelmed and underpaid.


Sue’s Interrogators (Ensemble, spoken)
Freida (Female, Ensemble, Mezzo-Soprano)
Norma (Female, Ensemble, Mezzo-Soprano)
Helen (Female, Ensemble, Mezzo-Soprano)
George (Male, Ensemble, Tenor)
Stokes (Male, Ensemble, Tenor)
Freddy (Male, Ensemble, Tenor)

Apprentice Program Production History:

2010: Les Miserables: School Edition
2011: The Secret Garden
2012: Parade
2013: Side Show
2014: Jekyll & Hyde
2015: Big Fish
2016: Children of Eden
2017: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
2018: Sweeney Todd