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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 »

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 »

Get to Know Braxton Johnson and Phillip Brown

Get to Know Braxton Johnson and Phillip Brown image

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 »

Introducing James McQuillen, Director of Theatre for Youth

Introducing James McQuillen, Director of Theatre for Youth image

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

Bonnie & Clyde Cast Feature – Lauren Magee image

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

Aaron Butler Joins Camp Casa Staff image

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 »

Reflecting on Black History Month with Inspiration From Our Artists

Reflecting on Black History Month with Inspiration From Our Artists image

Photo Courtesy of Nigel Hall                   Photo Courtesy of Adrianna Hicks Photo Courtesy of Adrianna Hicks                

Keep Up with Brandon Shreve, Apprentice Program Alum

Keep Up with Brandon Shreve, Apprentice Program Alum image

Today, we’re catching up with Brandon Shreve. If you’ve followed Casa’s productions for several years, you’ll recognize the name! And just to name a few: The Secret Garden, Side Show, Jekyll & Hyde, Big Fish, Children of Eden, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Sound of Music and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.   During his time at Casa, Brandon learned how to apply a sense… Read more »