The Magik Theatre is closing its production of Charlotte’s Web with a “pay what you wish” ticket option for the general public at its downtown location at Hemisfair.
This special “pay what you wish” performance is Magik’s way of giving an opportunity for families who have never been to a Magik performance (or could not afford to do so due to financial hardship caused by the pandemic) to experience live theater.
Tickets are normally $25 each but with the “pay what you wish” performance, families can donate anything they wish at the door. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Magik Theatre box office onsite prior to the show’s performance at 6:00 p.m. on July 10. The box office will open at 12:00 p.m., and early arrival is recommended due to limited capacity.
Charlotte’s Web is suitable for children ages four and up. However, all ages are welcome. This classic tale is based on the book by E.B. White and adapted by Joseph Robinette. The well-remembered story involves bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship between a rambunctious and loveable farm pig named Wilbur and a kind-hearted spider named Charlotte.
Wilbur (Rosa Gardner) may be the runt of the litter, but he’s a rambunctious and adorable pig who captures the heart of a little girl, Fern Arable (Mariel Ardila). However, when Wilbur grows too big, he’s sent to live on a farm owned by Fern’s uncle (Michael Salinas). But when Wilbur discovers what his eventual fate is to be, it’s up to a wise and kind-hearted spider named Charlotte (Molly Martinez-Collins) to hatch a plan to save him.
Remaining dates, at the regular $25 fee per ticket, are July 10 and 11 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at magiktheatre.org, by calling (210) 227.2751 or in person at the theater. Special Family Fun packs of four tickets are available for $80 and include a complimentary popcorn or soft drink.
The Magik Theatre is located at 420 S. Alamo.
Feature photo (l-r): Molly Martinez-Collins as Charlotte and Mariel Ardila as Fern. Photo by Siggi Ragnar.