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Casa Manana's New Season

by Jerome Weeks 28 Mar 2011 3:24 PM

Highlights include ‘Rent,’ ‘Ring of Fire’ – the Johnny Cash musical revue created by the guy who did ‘Ain’t Misbehavin” – and the ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ co-production with the Dallas Theater Center.


As previously announced, Fort Worth’s Casa Manana will be co-producing an adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird in September. The unprecedented stage collaboration will play both Dallas and Fort Worth. The season also includes Ring of Fire, a musical revue of Johnny Cash songs created by Richard Maltby, Jr., one of the team behind Ain’t Misbehavin’, a revival of A Tuna Christmas with the original creators-and-cast, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, and the musical Rent.

The children’s theater series includes the musical Oliver!, a stage adaptation of the holiday TV show, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; the children’s story-book, Charlotte’s Web; Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr., and the pint-sized version of the musical, Annie.

Season tickets for both series will go on sale in June.

You can watch executive producer Wally Jones play pitchmaster in the video below or jump for the full press releases.

Broadway at Casa Manana Season Tickets On Sale in June

(Fort Worth, TX) President & Executive Producer Wally Jones is excited to announce the 2011-2012 Broadway season at Casa Mañana Theatre. Season tickets go on sale in June.

Casa Mañana’s 2011 – 2012 Broadway season features audience favorites and first-time collaborations. The season includes: the beloved classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, a co-production with Dallas Theater Center, September 24 – October 2, 2011; the hilarious duo of Joe Sears and Jaston Williams starring in A Tuna Christmas, November 12 – 20, 2011; the hit Tony Award-winning musical Rent, March 3 – 11, 2012; and Ring of Fire, a unique musical revue set to the songs of Johnny Cash, June 2 – 10, 2012.

The season kicks off with the timeless classic To Kill A Mockingbird, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. Mockingbird follows the journey of Jem and Scout Finch, whose father, Atticus, has been appointed to defend a black man unjustly accused. As the trial progresses, the children witness the moral and societal issues that plague their town. Presented in partnership with Dallas Theater Center, To Kill A Mockingbird is a great reminder of the power of tolerance, courage and justice. This show is suitable for most audiences, parental discretion is advised.

Hilarious holiday fun ensues in this all-new production when master comedians Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, with their deft comedic timing, trademark characterizations and split-second costume changes, portray all 24 citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas. It’s 24 hours before Christmas and the delightfully eccentric characters are attempting to cope with seasonal traumas such as a disaster prone little theatre production of A Christmas Carol and the sabotage of a yard-decorating contest by a mysterious Christmas phantom. This show is suitable for most audiences.

Everyone’s favorite rock opera musical, Rent, is back! Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent tells the unforgettable story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling and learning to survive, fall in love, find their voices and live for today. Rent, penned by Jonathan Larson, quickly became one of the most beloved and longest running Broadway musicals of all time, winning multiple Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Don’t miss this smash-hit musical that has become a pop culture phenomenon. This show is not suitable for all audiences, parental discretion is advised.

From the songs of the legendary Johnny Cash comes Ring of Fire, a unique musical revue about love and faith, struggle and success, home and family. A cast of multi-talented performers takes you on a journey into the world Cash created in his songs. Ring of Fire features over 30 classic Cash hits such as “I Walk the Line,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “The Man in Black” and “Ring of Fire.” This heart-warming and uplifting musical is not to be missed. This show is suitable for most audiences, parental discretion is advised.

Season Tickets for Casa Mañana’s 2011 – 2012 Broadway season will go on sale in June. To inquire about subscriptions, call the Casa Mañana box office at 817-332-2272, or visit the box office at Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth. Season ticket packages start at $135 per person. For more information, visit www.casamanana.org.

Children’s Theatre Season Tickets On Sale in June

(Fort Worth, TX) President & Executive Producer Wally Jones is excited to announce the 2011-2012 Children’s Theatre season presented by Community Bank. Season tickets go on sale in June.

Casa Mañana’s 2011 – 2012 Children’s Theatre season features all your family’s favorites. The lineup includes: the classic tale turned hit musical, Oliver!, October 14 – 30, 2011; the beloved holiday classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, soaring from the television screen to the Casa Mañana stage, November 26 – December 23, 2011; the story-book classic, Charlotte’s Web, February 10 – 26, 2012; the whimsical adventure of Disney’s Alice In Wonderland Jr., March 30 – April 15, 2012, and those lovable orphans in Annie Jr., May 4- 20, 2012.

The season kicks off with the classic story of Oliver Twist, which comes to life on stage, in the hit musical Oliver! Join little Oliver on the colorful but perilous streets of London, as he meets the Artful Dodger and Fagin’s gang of young pickpockets, in the search for a family to call his own. Based on the Charles Dickens novel, this beloved story features classic songs including “I’d Do Anything,” “Where is Love?” and “Consider Yourself.” The entire family will enjoy this heart-warming musical about the boy who asked for more!

Back by popular demand, the unforgettable tale of Rudolph and friends returns to the Casa Mañana stage in this newly expanded version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Featuring everyone’s favorite characters: Hermey the Elf, Sam the Snowman, the Misfit Toys, the Abominable Snow Monster, Yukon Cornelius, Santa, and (of course) Rudolph! You won’t want to miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Join all your favorite barn-yard characters for the classic tale of Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. On the Zuckerman farm, a prancing, playful pig named Wilbur is the runt of the litter and could be the main course for Christmas dinner. Determined to save her friend, a gray spider named Charlotte spins a web that just might convince the farmer that Wilbur is very special. The whole family will love this tale of friendship and loyalty!

Fall down the rabbit hole into Disney’s Alice and Wonderland Jr. Join Alice’s madcap adventures as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game. Featuring such Disney classics as “I’m Late,” “The Un-birthday Song” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” this is one important date you don’t want to miss!

Annie, Sandy, Daddy Warbucks, Miss Hannigan, FDR, Rooster and all those adorable orphans are back in the smash-hit musical Annie Jr. Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage. This family favorite features the classic songs “Tomorrow,” “It’s A Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile,” and “A New Deal For Christmas.” As long as Annie is around, the sun will always come out tomorrow!