Press Release: Curtis Wiley Sings the Music of Sam Cooke

Press Release: Curtis Wiley Sings the Music of Sam Cooke image

CASA MAÑANA SHOW TO BE FEATURED IN NYC CURTIS WILEY IN CURTIS WILEY SINGS THE MUSIC OF SAM COOKE   TWIST THE NIGHT AWAY WITH STORIES AND THE MUSIC OF THE KING OF SOUL, SAM COOKE SEPTEMBER 2, 2022, AT FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, BROADWAY’S SUPPER CLUB Click here for more information Curtis Wiley, Braxton Johnson, Phillip… Read more »

REVIEW: Nashville Christmas @ The Reid Cabaret Theatre at Casa Manana by Onstage NTX

REVIEW: Nashville Christmas @ The Reid Cabaret Theatre at Casa Manana by Onstage NTX image

By: Jan Farrington Texas country songwriter Blake Burrow and sparkly soprano Mary Mattison hit all the right notes—twangy and sweet, rockin’ and gentle, funny and sad—in the Reid Cabaret Theatre’s Nashville Christmas at Casa Mañana. The show has a song list full of surprises, the singers are having fun. And settling in at our tables,… Read more »

REVIEW: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer @ Casa Manana by Onstage NTX

REVIEW: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer @ Casa Manana by Onstage NTX image

By: Jan Farrington Looking for a holly, jolly holiday outing? Start right here…especially if you have some little folks in your life. Casa Manana’s bright and bouncy Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a fun-for-all, from the bright (and tall!) Christmas trees in the lobby (Count the ornaments! Stand still for a picture!) to the clap-along… Read more »

Randy Pearlman makes his Casa Mañana debut in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Randy Pearlman makes his Casa Mañana debut in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer image

Randy Pearlman makes his Casa Mañana debut in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! He notes that the rehearsal process was “Fast and furious, yet fun!”  His favorite part about being in the show is, “Having sold-out houses of kids having the best time enjoying live theatre.” And we can’t blame him; it’s spectacular!  If you’re curious about some of Randy’s holiday preferences, look at this:  “Jingle Bell Rock” is his… Read more »

Parker Gray stars as “Rudolph”

Parker Gray stars as “Rudolph” image

Parker Gray makes his debut on the Casa Mañana stage as “Rudolph” in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He’s prepared for the show by studying his lines, getting them in his body and making fun choices in the room and on stage! As for the rehearsal process, Parker said, “The long hours [were] tough – but when you’re with a great group… Read more »

Gerry McIntyre – Meet the Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Gerry McIntyre – Meet the Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe image

Smokey Joe’s Café is beautifully directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre. Gerry won widespread acclaim during the pandemic for choreographing Godspell, the first equity-approved show, at the Berkshire Theatre Group.  McIntyre was born in Grenada, West Indies. After graduating from Montclair University in 1984, he moved to NYC and got his Actor’ Equity Association card in the same week. After being the dance captain… Read more »

Tyrick Wiltez Jones | Meet the Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Tyrick Wiltez Jones | Meet the Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe image

Tyrick Wiltez Jones stars as “Ken” in Smokey Joe’s Cafe! For the Mobile, AL native, now hailing from NYC, his time in Texas is all about the BBQ. Feel free to share your favorite places with him!  He spent much of his youth acting and singing in church and school plays and never thought it would blossom into a career. But, since his first professional musical, Showboat, he’s been hooked!  Since being under the Dome, his favorite part of the process is, “The performance. The audience.” Keep your ears open for “Stand By Me,” his favorite song of the show. “The show is… Read more »

Emmie Kivell – Meet the Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Emmie Kivell – Meet the Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe image

Have you had a chance to see Emmie Kivell on stage in Smokey Joe’s Café? If not, we hope you can! She joins us under the Dome once again to star as “DeLee.”  Originally from Tulsa, OK, and raised in Denton, TX, Emmie currently calls Dallas home. From a young age, she was exposed to theatre and music, “I… Read more »

Marqell Edward Clayton – Meet the Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Marqell Edward Clayton – Meet the Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe image

Marqell Edward Clayton is a bass powerhouse in Smokey Joe’s Café. His vocal range continues to wow audiences – don’t miss him on stage thru November 7! Hailing from Central Valley, CA, he is excited to be in Texas for a fantastic show.  Like many artists, Marqell grew up singing at church and in school productions. From his first show, A Christmas Carol, to his first professional show, Ragtime, a… Read more »

Rachel Webb – Meet the Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Rachel Webb – Meet the Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe image

Rachel Webb stars as “Brenda” in Smokey Joe’s Café at Casa Mañana this October 30 – November 7. Originally from De Soto, TX, we are thrilled to have her in Fort Worth for this phenomenal show!  Her career in acting began by taking classes with a summer intensive during grade school.  The intensive culminated with her first musical, Beauty and the… Read more »