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Ep293 - Casey Likes: Initially, He Had To Turn Down 'Back To the Future'

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Ep293 - Casey Likes: Initially, He Had To Turn Down 'Back To the Future'

With impressive stage credits at a young age, Casey Likes who’s currently playing the iconic role of Marty McFly in "Back to the Future: The Musical" is someone to watch out for in the Broadway scene.

54 mins
11/14/23

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With impressive stage credits at a young age, Casey Likes who’s currently playing the iconic role of Marty McFly in "Back to the Future: The Musical" is someone to watch out for in the Broadway scene. Starting his acting career at age three, Casey talks about his road to Broadway and the lessons he learned from his mom who’s also an actress. The rising star shares how he initially heard about "Back to the Future: The Musical" when it was announced in 2018, considering it a fun idea to play Marty McFly one day potentially. Casey talks about his audition process, getting the part, and learning to play the guitar to portray Marty better. He shares that Huey Lewis, who performed the song, "The Power of Love" in the movie, provided him with a note about the song's timing. Casey describes the challenge of incorporating iconic movie scenes into the show and highlights his favorite moments. He emphasizes the importance of continuously working on your craft–stressing the significance of continued growth and improvement in his talents.

Casey Likes is one of Broadway's brightest rising stars who made his Broadway debut as the lead in last season's production of “Almost Famous”. His film credits include playing the young Gene Simmons in the Neil Bogart biopic, “Spinning Gold”, Richie Shepard in the leading role at MGM's feature “Dark Harvest”, and the film “Everything Must Go”, where he portrayed a young Will Ferrell. His TV credits include the recent Crypt TV and Facebook Watch series, “The Birch” and National Geographic's “American Blackout”. A filmmaker himself, he has won awards for the direction of his films, “Seriously” and “How to Romance”, and at the age of just a wee 17, he won the ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards for best lead male and was a finalist in the 2019 Jimmy Awards. He can now be seen tearing up the stage as Marty McFly in Broadway's “Back to the Future”.


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  • Instagram: @justcaseylikes
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