Get to Know Braxton Johnson and Phillip Brown

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Pictured: Braxton Johnson and Phillip Brown Braxton Johnson and Phillip Brown join Curtis Wiley in Casa Mañana’s You Send Me – A Salute to the Life and Music of Sam Cooke.   Johnson, a tenor, and Brown, a bass, have been stunning audiences with their harmonious voices. We can’t wait to hear more of their talents this week.  Johnson, an Arkansas native, has previously been seen as… Read more »

The Life and Legacy of the King of Soul

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A spark in January of 1931 would change music forever.   In Clarksdale, MS, a city of 15,000 people, Sam Cooke was born.  Cooke’s impact on music is immeasurable – he transformed the traditional gospel music he grew up on to something louder and prouder – soul music. After receiving his father’s blessing, he recorded his first secular single, “You Send Me.”  Our show is aptly named – You Send Me, signifying that point where… Read more »

Review: “Casa Mañana Returns with a Bang!” – Tanglewood Moms Blog

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August 8, 2021 By: Gretta Hendricks Casa Manana’s 2021 creative Apprentice Program hits a homerun with their performance of Frank Wildhorn’s musical, ‘Bonnie & Clyde.’ The production’s cast is made up of dedicated young performers ages 19 and younger who are aspiring a career in theatre. Together, this group has demonstrated more than a wide-eyed… Read more »

Wally Jones & Casa Mañana Present – Bonnie & Clyde

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Wally Jones and Casa Mañana present Critically acclaimed Apprentice Program kicks off reopening   FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Wally Jones and Casa Mañana’s 2021 Apprentice Program is excited to present Bonnie & Clyde, August 6-8, 2021, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac. Tickets are on sale now. America’s most notorious lovers and bank robbers take the… Read more »

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature – Ally Ramsey

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Ally Ramsey, Apprentice Program veteran, takes to the stage one more time before heading to college this fall. We are thrilled to have her in the cast for Bonnie & Clyde!  After seeing a community theatre production, she says, “That was it. I was hooked.” Following her role in Carrie the Musical, and seeing the cast’s connection, Ally hopes… Read more »

Introducing James McQuillen, Director of Theatre for Youth

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James’s first theatrical experience was playing a sunflower in the Wewoka, Oklahoma public library’s summer production of Oklahoma! when he was 5.  You may not remember the pivotal role of the sunflower in productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ground-breaking musical that you may have seen, but he remembers it like it was yesterday. For 25 years, James… Read more »

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature – Lauren Magee

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Lauren Magee returns to the stage this summer as “Emma” in Bonnie & Clyde. After 11 years of being a regular on Casa Manana’s stage, it’s hard to imagine that she’ll be leaving us and heading to Texas State in the fall. “I was seven years old when I auditioned for my first show at Casa Manana, The Sound of… Read more »

Aaron Butler Joins Camp Casa Staff

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We are thrilled to have stage manager Aaron Butler join us for Camp Casa’s Elf Jr.! A Texas native, Aaron prides himself on his work and giving back to his community. Certified in cinematography and television broadcasting, he brings 20 years of entertainment experience to the role, not only as an entrepreneur in film and… Read more »

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature – Kaitlin Nichole Johnson

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We are thrilled to welcome Kaitlin Nichole Johnson to our Apprentice Program cast. After her experience at Camp Casa when she was 9 years old, Kaitlin was hooked. The stage has been where some of her favorite memories took place, including her role as “Sylvia” in All Shook Up. “She was so expressive and outspoken,… Read more »

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 »