Fort Worth — The 2019-2020 Broadway season for Fort Worth's Casa Mañana has been announced. The four-show Broadway season has Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Annie, Tuna Does Vegas and the underappreciated The Full Monty, but the two titles for the 2019 and 2020 summer Apprentice Program musicals are quite interesting: The famously flopped and then revived to cult status Carrie: The Musical this summer, and the lovely Flaherty/Ahrens musical A Man of No Importance in 2020. There are also some shows announced for the Reid Cabaret Theatre, including a holiday event with the classical-crossover Annie Moses Band, and A Dean Martin Christmas. The children's theater season will be announced later.
Below is complete news release with dates, description and subscription and ticketing information:
President and Executive Producer Wally Jones is thrilled to announce the 2019-2020 Broadway Season at Casa Mañana Theatre, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac.
Casa Mañana kicks off its 2019-2020 season with the rock-n-roll favorite Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, September 7-15, 2019; the family-friendly classic Annie, November 2-10, 2019; the wacky, hilarious hit Tuna Does Vegas, February 29 – March 8, 2020; and the heartwarming comedy The Full Monty, May 30 – June 7, 2020. Subscribers will also have the chance to see the Apprentice Program’s performances of Carrie the Musical, August 2-4, 2019, and A Man of No Importance, July 31 – August 2, 2020. Subscribers also have exclusive presale access for the add-on concert Christmas with the Annie Moses Band December 19, 2019, and the Reid Cabaret Theatre holiday show, A Dean Martin Christmas, December 4-22, 2019.
Back by popular demand! Don your black-rimmed glasses and celebrate Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to fame and the top of the record charts with the “World’s Most Successful Rock Musical.” Set during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll, Buddy Holly will have you dancing in the aisles to rousing hits such as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll be the Day” and “Rave On.” The last half of the show reenacts his last night on earth 60 years ago – the concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, complete with the moves of Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. This show is suitable for most audiences.
The loveable, worldwide phenomenon Annie features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow." With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage, Annie escapes the cruel Miss Hannigan to the wondrous world of NYC, where adventures await! This show is suitable for all audiences.
Tuna Does Vegas re-unites the lovable and eccentric characters from the 'third smallest town in Texas' as they take a rambling romp in Sin City. The hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows...but everyone in Tuna, Texas goes along for the ride! Tuna Does Vegas features your favorite characters from Tuna - portrayed by only two actors – with the added fun of Vegas showgirls, Elvis impersonators and more! This show is suitable for mature audiences.
Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty is a heartwarming, upbeat comedy full of a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz with the most highly anticipated closing number of any show! While spying on their wives at a "Girls' Night Out," a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness and prejudices, the men come to discover that they're stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to … well, you’ll just have to see the show! This show is suitable for mature audiences.
A fully re-imagined musical of Stephen King’s gripping tale, Carrie the Musical revolves around Carrie White, a misfit living in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine. At school she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it. This show is suitable for mature audiences.
A Man of No Importance is a tender story of family, friendship and acceptance, that teaches us it really is a wonderful thing to "love who you love." Alfie Byrne is a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets that he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde's Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love "that dare not speak its name." But the redemptive power of theatre changes his life and brings his friends back to his side. This show is suitable for most audiences.
Experience the beauty of the Christmas season with the Annie Moses Band as the acclaimed classic crossover ensemble performs stunning arrangements of holiday favorites. Strings, harp and soaring vocals take the stage to reimagine classic melodies and to debut originals that are sure to become classic. From the electrifying rhythm of “Carol of the Bells” to the breathtaking beauty of “O Holy Night,” Christmas with the Annie Moses Band is a cinematic journey you are sure to love. This concert is suitable for all audiences.
Celebrate the stories and songs of the “King of Cool” with A Dean Martin Christmas. Whether your favorite song to sing along is “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” “Baby It’s Cold Outside” or “Marshmallow World,” this show is sure to put you in the holiday mood! Enjoy with a cup of hot chocolate, spiked or not, in the coziness of the Reid Cabaret Theatre. This show is suitable for most audiences.
Season tickets for Casa Mañana’s 2019-2020 Broadway Season are on sale now. 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 for four Broadway shows and the Apprentice Program start at $120 per person. For more information, visit www.casamanana.org.