On Saturday, Apr. 7, the Magik Theatre‘s artistic director, Frances Limoncelli, announced the line-up for the company’s 25th anniversary season during a special sneak preview event held at the theater. The new season is a blend of children’s classics and more contemporary works.
Commenting on the theater’s anniversary, Limoncelli said, “It’s wonderful to be a part of this theater as it approaches its quarter-century landmark. To be able to continue provide entertainment and education for the young people of San Antonio is such a worthwhile endeavor.
“Since so many of our productions are based on significant works of literature that children can revisit in books, our goal is to open their minds as well as their hearts,” she added.
25th Season Line-Up
Schoolhouse Rock Live!, based on the beloved 1970s children’s television series, plays Oct. 5-Nov. 2, 2018.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins, adapted from the children’s book by Richard and Florence Atwater, plays Nov. 20-Dec. 24, 2018.
The Dr. Seuss classic The Cat in the Hat plays Feb. 1-Mar. 2, 2019.
The bilingual Señora Tortuga, by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, plays Mar. 22-Apr. 6, 2019.
Based on Roald Dahl’s timeless book, Willy Wonka plays May 3-June 8, 2019.
Arnie, the Doughnut, adapted from Laurie Keller’s children’s book, plays July 5-27, 2019.
Along with the new season announcement, the cast from the upcoming dual-language edition of Aladdin (Apr. 24-June 7) performed several songs from the production and answered questions for the audience.
Limoncelli said, “It’s exciting to have San Antonio’s own Sebastien De La Cruz in the cast as Aladdin. To have him make his musical theater debut at the Magik is an honor.”
The Magik Theatre is located at 420 South Alamo Street near HemisFair. For more information, call (210) 227-2751.
Video by Magik Theatre. Feature photo: cast members of Aladdin (Kurt Gardner).