Lamas and Philips Set for Casa Mañana Summer Season

News   Lamas and Philips Set for Casa Mañana Summer Season Ft. Worth's Casa Mañana has announced its 50th anniversary summer season, which will include the return of Lou Diamond Phillips.
Lorenzo Lamas
Lorenzo Lamas

Casa Mañana's season will feature resident productions of The Fantasticks and Damn Yankees as well as the national tours of Avenue Q, Mamma Mia! and an encore engagement of Tuna Does Vegas. Summer in Ft. Worth begins with Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' beloved The Fantasticks, starring Golden Globe nominee Lorenzo Lamas as El Gallo. Jones, the musical's lyricist, will stage the production from June 3-8 at Casa Mañana Theatre.

The national tour of Avenue Q makes its North Texas premiere July 8-13 at Bass Performance Hall. The 2004 Tony Award-winning Best Musical is penned by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty, with direction by Jason Moore.

Tony nominee Lou Diamond Phillips takes on the devilish role of Applegate in the Tony Award-winning musical Damn Yankees. Penned by Richard Adler, Jerry Ross and theatre impresario George Abbott, the Faustian baseball musical will run Aug. 12-17 at Casa Mañana Theatre.

The hit international jukebox musical Mamma Mia! arrives at Bass Hall Sept. 9-14. The audience favorite, featuring the hits of ABBA, has a book by Catherine Johnson and is staged by Phyllida Lloyd.

Concluding Casa Mañana's summer season will be the return engagement of Tuna Does Vegas at Casa Mañana Theatre. The 21-city tour, starring Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, arrives in Ft. Worth from Oct. 21-26.

Tickets for the 50th anniversary season at Casa Mañana are currently on sale by phoning (817) 332-2272 or by visiting www.casamanana.org.

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