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Casa Mañana Playhouse Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: C-0020

Scope and Description

The collection consists of thirty scrapbooks dated from 1957 to 1997 which include newspaper clippings, programs, brochures, photographs and other information pertaining to the performances and to the activities of the playhouse.

Dates

  • 1957 - 1997

Language of Materials

English

History

In 1958, the Fort Worth City Council approved the construction of a civic amphitheater. Casa Mañana Muscial, Inc., a non-profit corporation named after the popular outdoor theater built for the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration, agreed to lease the building and produce live entertainment. An air-conditioned, aluminum-domed playhouse was constructed on University Street and opened on July 5, 1958. Since then Casa Mañana  has annually brought Broadway musicals and other live theater to Fort Worth. In the 1990s, a smaller Casa on the Square was opened in downtown Fort Worth. Starting in 1998, larger productions were held in the Bass Performing Art Center, also in downtown Fort Worth.

Extent

22.3 Linear Feet (30)

Physical Location

Archives Back Wall: 2J4

Provenance

These scrapbooks were put together by the public relations officers at the Casa Mañana Playhouse. They have been donated over the years to the Library by the theater itself.
Title
Casa Mañana Playhouse Scrapbooks
Status
Completed
Author
Unknown
Date
Undated
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
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Fort Worth Texas 76102
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