Author: Katie Matson

Social Media Manager at Casa Mañana | Proud Fort Worth native, TCU grad, avid reader and professional Netflix binger.

Tuan Malinowski is “Specs” in Disney’s Newsies

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We are thrilled to welcome Tuan Malinowski to our Disney’s Newsies cast! Tuan stars as “Specs” in their Casa Mañana debut this June 4-12.  Tuan is a queer, non-binary Asian actor and creative living in New York City. Their most recent work includes industry readings of Siren and Luna and the Gold River Docs. Tuan’s… Read more »

Lucy Anders is “Katherine” in Disney’s Newsies

Lucy Anders is “Katherine” in Disney’s Newsies image

Lucy Anders stars as “Katherine” in her Casa Mañana debut, Disney’s Newsies. Our production will mark her first time in the show, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Texas!  “I did my first show at age 5 with the Findlay Light Opera Company. I was in Grand Night for Singing with my mom… Read more »

Andrew Purdy Stevens is “Crutchie” in Disney’s Newsies

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Andrew Purdy Stevens makes his Casa Mañana debut in Disney’s Newsies! Beginning June 4, see him on stage as “Crutchie.”  As a native of Franklin, MA, just outside of Boston, Andrew is thrilled to spend part of his summer in Fort Worth! The foreword in the story of his career began at age 4. “It… Read more »

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Artists That Shaped Us – Maxton Rhys Sims

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If you saw Matilda the Musical or are planning to see Shrek the Musical, you’ll witness Maxton Rhys Sims’ charisma and skills on stage. We are thrilled to feature this talented young actor for Black History Month.  After watching Stranger Things at the age of 10 – Maxton decided the performing arts were his calling…. Read more »

Artists That Shaped Us – Joshua McLemore

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Joshua McLemore started in theatre by taking children’s acting classes across Fort Worth and Cleburne. Josh was comfortable on stage at an early age, “I was the only Black kid in my first performance, 101 Dalmatians. From then on, I knew I needed to strive to get more diversity on stage – and [jump] into… Read more »

Artists That Shaped Us – Braxton O. Johnson

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Originally from DeSoto, TX, Braxton Johnson made his Casa Mañana debut in Grace for President as “Sam.” Soon after, he wowed audiences in our Reid Cabaret Theatre production of You Send Me – The Life and Music of Sam Cooke and on the Mainstage in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as “Sam the Snowman.” Haven’t seen… Read more »

Artists That Shaped Us – Takara Bailey

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This Black History Month, we’re celebrating artists who’ve had a significant impact on our organization.   Takara Bailey made her Casa Mañana debut last August in Bonnie & Clyde, our 2021 Apprentice Program. We were constantly amazed by her talent and poise. It was such a joy to have her under the Dome!   Takara’s journey… Read more »

CMS Frequently Asked Questions

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(Got questions? We got answers.)   Will my child be able to perform on the Mainstage? We get it. Casa Mañana has grown into the largest performing arts organization in Tarrant County. Today, the Mainstage is occupied by a very active professional performance schedule. Due to these time commitments, not every educational opportunity available includes… Read more »