Tag: apprentice program

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature – Sophia Garcia and Brandon Parker

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Sophia Garcia’s dive into performing arts began with her mother, who regularly took her to productions. Her favorite role to date is “Veronica Sawyer” in Heathers: The Musical. Sophia hopes to use Veronica’s independence to her favor in Bonnie & Clyde. Pursuing a degree in Drama and Music Concentration at the University of Dallas has… Read more »

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature – Grace Moore and Olivia Rodriguez Smith

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Olivia Rodriguez Smith says she’s always found a stage to perform on ever since she was little, but her first musical was during the 8th grade, in Camp Casa’s Fiddler on the Roof Jr. The role of “Bessie” in Marvin’s Room helped Olivia establish a strong method of character development, of which she plans to draw from as her contribution to the complex nature of the ensemble in Bonnie… Read more »

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature – Takara Bailey and Stephen Newton

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Auditioning for elementary concerts gave Takara Bailey the self-expression and confidence boost she was looking for. Her role as Morticia in The Addams Family allowed her to observe the ensemble and see their unique, complex and breathtaking contribution to the show. She hopes to do that in Bonnie & Clyde. When asked about the impact that theatre has had on her… Read more »

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature – Emma Grace Freeman and Patrick Bilbow

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Meet Emma Grace Freeman! Jumping into theatre at 5-years-old was natural for her, as both of her parents were (and still are) involved in the arts. As Emma Grace prepares for her role as Young Bonnie, she hopes to incorporate some of her most recent roles. Set to star as Matilda in Matilda the Musical in 2020 (rescheduled to 2022), Emma Grace… Read more »

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature: Chloe Evans and Danny Bass

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Chloe Evans stars as “Blanche” in Bonnie & Clyde. Following her favorite role as “Fantine” in Les Misérables at North Texas Performing Arts, she is excited to be back on stage. Aside from acting, Chloe hopes to teach theatre and share her love of the arts with others. Her dream show, you ask? “Little Women, because the story is so beautiful, and I connect with every one… Read more »

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature: Tristin Thomas and Samuel Majors

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Tristin Thomas takes to the stage August 6-8 as “Clyde” in Bonnie & Clyde. His journey into theatre started as an attempt to break out of his shell – we think it worked! From his first performance at Casa (My Son Pinocchio) to his studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago – theatre has been the “leading role” of his life. His previous Apprentice Program… Read more »

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature: Maya Michalski and Bryson Pope

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Maya Michalski stars as “Bonnie” in this year’s Apprentice Program. Maya was hooked on acting after seeing Annie Jr. at Casa Mañana when she was 7, and now, she says, “theatre is essentially all I do.” Except for a time when she was 9, when she aspired to be a freestyle hip hop dancer: “Every night after dinner I would practice my… Read more »

Keep Up with Brandon Shreve, Apprentice Program Alum

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Today, we’re catching up with Brandon Shreve. If you’ve followed Casa’s productions for several years, you’ll recognize the name! And just to name a few: The Secret Garden, Side Show, Jekyll & Hyde, Big Fish, Children of Eden, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Sound of Music and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.   During his time at Casa, Brandon learned how to apply a sense… Read more »

Meet Apprentice Program Alumna Mandy Foster

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Join us as we highlight alumni who have helped shape our Apprentice Program – and find out where they are now!  Meet Mandy Foster, a member of the ensemble of Side Show in 2013.  Foster says that during her experience in Side Show, she loved learning from the show’s director, Tom Kosis: “he challenged each of us to create our own unique characters within the ensemble.” Mr. Kosis… Read more »