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Magik Theatre Partners With ‘Live from the Southside’


This is something near and dear to ArtScene SA‘s heart. Theater reviews!

Magik Theatre has announced a special partnership with Live from the Southside for its local “Kid’s Korner Writing Program” to serve as official student arts reviewers for the remaining the 2021-22 season. Student journalists will be invited to attend and review inspiring productions including: The Snowy Day & Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats, as well as the world premiere production of Junie B. Jones: Toothless Wonder at its downtown theater at Hemisfair.

Marking the 28th season of Magik, this partnership will allow students to submit articles that are up to 300 words and have it featured in Live from the Southside’s digital platform and magazine and on Magik Theatre’s website and social media. These student writers will be given the opportunity to attend a complimentary Magik performance and incorporate watching these classic stories come to life onstage. They will also have opportunities through the theater company’s education department to participate in an upcoming summer workshop receiving tips and insight into the theater world.

“We are thrilled to offer an inspiring way to give back by partnering with Live from the Southside and offering these young student writers a unique opportunity to capture their shared and perhaps first-time experiences of watching live theater, one production at a time,” said Lisa Cortez Walden, Ph.D., Magik Theater’s Director of Education.

“We are truly excited for this opportunity to work with Magik Theatre by asking Kid’s Korner writers to express their thoughts and opinions, and share the joy and wonder of the theater,” said April Monterrosa, founder of Live from the Southside. “We hope to encourage our southside community to sign up and apply.”

School officials and parents who are interested in having their students become contributing writers for Live From The Southside, please don’t hesitate to contact, April Monterrosa, Live From The Southside Editor-in-Chief at Deadline to sign up to apply to become a Magik Theatre reviewer is Jan. 31, 2022. These students will be eligible to attend, with an adult guest, a complimentary showing of The Snowy Day & Other Stories.

Student Review Opportunities for the Following Live Performances

The Snowy Day & Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats
Feb. 12, 2022
By Jerome Hairson, based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats, music by Victor Zupanc
Directed by Darcell Bios
Recommended for ages 3+

Junie B. Jones: Toothless Wonder (World Premiere)
May 6, 2022
Adapted by Allison Gregory, based on the book series by Barbara Park; illustrated by Denise Brunkus
Recommended for ages 5+
Available for streaming!

Performance times vary. Programs and dates are subject to change.

Photo credit: Live from the Southside.

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