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Casa Mañana Programs

 Collection
Identifier: C-0021

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of programs for theatre productions performed at Casa Mañana and other associated venues. The materials date from 1958-2015, and the extent of the collection is 5 boxes (2 linear feet).

Dates

  • 1958-2015

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

2 Linear Feet (5 Boxes)

Physical Location

Archives: 2D3

Related Materials in Fort Worth Library Collections

Casa Mañana Playhouse Scrapbook Collection, 1957-1997

Billy Rose Presents: Casa Mañana, Jan Jones.
Title
Casa Mañana Programs
Status
Completed
Author
Betty K. Shankle, Updated by lab September 2015
Date
April 2013
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

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