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Carrie the Musical


Casa Mañana’s Apprentice Program is for the most dedicated young performers ages 14-19 in the DFW area who aspire to careers in the theatre. The young actors who audition and are accepted have the unique opportunity to advance their professional training by performing in a musical backed by the full resources of Casa Mañana. Thanks to generous donors who underwrite the program, there is no participation fee.


In-Person auditions for A Man Of No Importance are March 18, 2023.

This tender story of family, friendship and acceptance teaches us that it really is a wonderful thing to “love who you love.”  Alfie Byrne is a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets 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 mature audiences. 

Big Fish


Since its creation in 2010, Apprentice Program participants have attended or been accepted to such prestigious universities and training programs as Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University, Webster University, Otterbein University, The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC and Baldwin Wallace University.
Apprentice Program alumni work professionally in the theatre industry all over the country, including national tour casts and crews. 


2010 | Les Misérables: School Edition

The Cast of Les Misérables: School Edition
Photo by Curtis Brown

2011 | The Secret Garden

Kathryn Porterfield, Molly Franco

Photo by Curtis Brown

2012 | Parade

Kathryn Porterfield

Photo by Curtis Brown

2013 | Side Show

The Cast of Side Show

Photo by Curtis Brown

2014 | Jekyll & Hyde

Addie Morales

Photo by Curtis Brown

2015 | Big Fish

Addie Morales

Photo by Curtis Brown

2016 | Children of Eden

The Cast of Children of Eden

Photo by Curtis Brown

2017 | Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Charlie H. Ray

Photo by Curtis Brown

2018 | Sweeney Todd

The Cast of Sweeney Todd

Photo by Curtis Brown

2019 | Carrie the Musical

Sydney Dotson

Photo by Curtis Brown

2021 | Bonnie & Clyde

Tristin Thompson, Maya Michalski

Photo by Chip Tompkins

2022 | Bat Boy

Brendan Behm

Photo by Chip Tompkins

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