Casa Manana Brings Plaid to Cowtown

by Joy Donovan on May 8, 2013


The 2013 Casa Manana Gala will be held at the Fort Worth theater.

The 2013 Casa Manana Gala will be held at the Fort Worth theater.

“Forever Plaid” is the theme for the 2013 Casa Manana Gala (, set for 6 p.m. May 31 at Casa Manana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.

A full evening of entertainment is planned. A live auction and dinner provided by The Ashton Depot will follow the cocktail hour. Curtain is set to rise at 8:45 p.m. on a Broadway production performance of the musical comedy “Forever Plaid,” and then the group Trey and the Tritones will entertain at the post-performance party.

Shirlee and Taylor Gandy have been named honorary chairs, with Becky Renfro Borbolla and Janet Hahn serving as co-chairwomen. Attire for the evening is plaid or early 1960s cocktail. Tickets for the fundraiser range from $400 for an individual seat to $10,000 for a VIP table of 10. More information is available at 817-321-5005.

Founded in 1936 as an amphitheater, Casa Manana was an idea of Amon G. Carter who hired Broadway producer Billy Rose to launch it. In 1957, the city of Fort Worth orchestrated the building of the theater complex, which was last renovated in 2004. Today, Casa Manana brings Broadway theater, professional children’s productions, arts education and outreach programs to Tarrant County.

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