Tag: theatre

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature – Sophia Garcia and Brandon Parker

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature – Sophia Garcia and Brandon Parker image

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

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

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 »

The Art of an Elvis Tribute Artist

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Have you ever walked on stage in front of 20,000 people… as Elvis?   Take a minute to meet the star of our upcoming Reid Cabaret Theatre show, A Tribute to the King, Taylor Rodriguez.  You may have seen Taylor when he starred as Richie Valens in our 2019 production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Clearly he has a knack for stars with moves! Based in Lynchburg,… Read more »

A Day in the Life with Lindsey Rushen

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 »

The Inception of Tuna

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As David Coffee and Jonathan Beck Reed take to the stage of Casa Mañana as stars of Tuna Does Vegas, let’s take a look back at the history of this booming series.  40 years since its inception, the Tuna series has many accolades to its name. A Broadway run, a prime-time TV special, numerous network appearances, and two performances at the White House. But, how did… Read more »

Jacob Hemsath and Ryan Michael Friedman on their roles in “Frank-N-Friend!”

Jacob Hemsath and Ryan Michael Friedman on their roles in “Frank-N-Friend!” image

Jacob Hemsath and Ryan Michael Friedman are on the Casa Mañana stage, now through Sunday, in a show with an important message. Oliver, played by Jacob and Frank-N-Friend, played by Ryan help draw out the best in school bully, Butch. They joined me to discuss their roles in the show, and why this world premiere is so important.  Is this your first children’s show? If so, what… Read more »

Review: Tanglewood Moms | A Dean Martin Christmas

Review: Tanglewood Moms | A Dean Martin Christmas image

A Dean Martin Christmas at Casa’s Reid Cabaret By: Julie Rhodes If you’re a fresh young thing like me (we need a sarcasm font), you might not be familiar enough with Dean Martin to evaluate whether Casa Mañana’s Joe Scalissi fully emulates the Rat Pack icon in its cabaret show this month. Fortunately, that’s not… Read more »

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