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Tuan Malinowski is “Specs” in Disney’s Newsies

Tuan Malinowski is “Specs” in Disney’s Newsies image

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

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

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 »

Artists That Shaped Us – Joshua McLemore

Artists That Shaped Us – Joshua McLemore image

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 »

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 »