Tag: children’s theatre

Jacob Hemsath and Ryan Michael Friedman on their roles in “Frank-N-Friend!”

Jacob Hemsath and Ryan Michael Friedman on their roles in “Frank-N-Friend!” image

Jacob Hemsath and Ryan Michael Friedman are on the Casa Mañana stage, now through Sunday, in a show with an important message. Oliver, played by Jacob and Frank-N-Friend, played by Ryan help draw out the best in school bully, Butch. They joined me to discuss their roles in the show, and why this world premiere is so important.  Is this your first children’s show? If so, what… Read more »

Review: How to Make the Perfect Friend: Frank-n-Friend at Casa Mañana – Tanglewood Moms Blog

Review: How to Make the Perfect Friend: Frank-n-Friend at Casa Mañana – Tanglewood Moms Blog image

By: Angela Weaver, February 5, 2020 Running through February 16th, this adorable and touching show makes for a great family night out. “Frank-n-Friend” is a brand new, never-before-seen musical that tells a story about friendship, overcoming obstacles, and compassion set amidst the teen angst of the dreaded middle school years. The show begins with an adorable… Read more »

Music Director, Vonda K. Bowling Discusses Her Role in World Premiere Musical

Music Director, Vonda K. Bowling Discusses Her Role in World Premiere Musical image

Meet Vonda K. Bowling, music director of Frank-N-Friend. Mrs. Bowling received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Shorter College in Rome, GA. She went on to receive her master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Tennessee. Currently, she lives in Rowlett, TX, with her husband, Jeffery Bowling, her children Harrison and Mason, their two dogs, Abby and… Read more »

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Review: Jason Bishop by Tanglewood Moms

Review: Jason Bishop by Tanglewood Moms image

A Night of Magic at Casa   by Lee Virden Geurkink published Sunday, March 24, 2019 on Tanglewoodmoms.com   On Friday, March 22, I got to see Jason Bishop, illusionist and magician, on stage at Casa Mañana through April 7. The show appeals to young and old, and my husband and I were some of… Read more »

Meet the Cast of The Emperor’s New Clothes

Meet the Cast of The Emperor’s New Clothes image

Nigel Hall as “Emperor Marcus III”   Last role at Casa: “Theo” in Twas the Night Before Christmas Hometown: Wichita, Kansas Favorite role ever played: “Donkey” in Shrek: The Musical How would you describe your character? “Emperor Marcus III” is the protagonist of this musical. He’s meek, but intelligent, and just wants to live up… Read more »