Category: Broadway

Andy Christopher Returns to Casa as “Buddy Holly”

Andy Christopher Returns to Casa as “Buddy Holly” image

Andy Christopher returns to the Dome to star as “Buddy Holly” in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story for the second time.  Andy was born in Houston, TX, but spent the most time in Bullard and Lubbock. He has no problem playing the rock n’ roll legend from Lubbock, TX; in a rather interesting turn of events, a friend took him to audition… Read more »

Review: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – By: OnStage Blog

Review: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – By: OnStage Blog image

By: Shawn Stalter I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the life, legacy and musical genius of Lubbock, Texas native, Buddy Holly, than to experience Casa Manana’s powerful telling of “The Buddy Holly Story” on his birthday. Here, under the spacious Casa dome, director Parker Esse crafted a high energy, gripping performance which skillfully… Read more »

Review: The Buddy Holly Story – By: Tanglewood Moms

Review: The Buddy Holly Story – By: Tanglewood Moms image

Not Fade Away: A Review of Casa Mañana’s The Buddy Holly Story By: Julie Rhodes “And the rest…will just be rock and roll.” This is the last line of the show in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, now playing at Casa Mañana. It could also apply to almost the entirety of Act II, which is an… Read more »

Review: TheaterJones | Music Alive!

Review: TheaterJones | Music Alive! image

Casa Mañana brings back Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story, and it’s a rollicking good time. By: Janice L. Franklin Fort Worth — Casa Mañana closed its 2015 season with Alan Jane’s Buddy—the Buddy Holly Story. In response to continual requests from patrons, they brought it back to kickstart their 2019-2020 season. Fort Worth’s historic “House of Tomorrow” is again rocking… Read more »

Caleb Barnett: Carrie the Musical’s “Tommy Ross”

Caleb Barnett: Carrie the Musical’s “Tommy Ross” image

Caleb Barnett is in his last year of The Apprentice Program here at Casa Mañana. During his junior year of high school, Caleb attended an audition workshop where he was encouraged to try his luck in the Apprentice Program. Now, four years later, he has four shows under his wing. After performing in Rock of… Read more »

Meet the Cast – Greg White

Meet the Cast – Rob Flebbe and Caitlin Cannon

Meet the Cast – Julia Knitel

Meet the Cast – Julia Knitel image

Julia Knitel steps into the role of Ulla in The Producers at Casa Mañana. “What excites me most about doing The Producers is diving head first into a good old-fashioned MUSICAL! It’s been a while since I’ve done something this broad, brassy, and hilarious.” On her character Ulla, Knitel offers this, “Ulla is a bit… Read more »

Meet the Cast – John Treacy Egan

Meet the Cast – Sean Patrick Doyle

Meet the Cast – Sean Patrick Doyle image

Sean Patrick Doyle stars as Carmen Ghia in The Producers, opening June 1, 2019. This will not be Sean Patrick Doyle’s first time to play Carmen Ghia in The Producers, as he previously played the role at West Virginia Public Theatre. “This show is so uproariously funny, and we have a very comedically gifted principal… Read more »