MAGIK AT THE EMPIRE SERIES 2018-19 Series Announced

MAGIK AT THE EMPIRE SERIES 2018-19 Series AnnouncedThe Magik Theatre will present three shows at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N. St. Mary's St.) in its 2018-2019 Season. The Magik Theatre has produced shows at the venue since spring 2015, and historically has presented two shows a year, one during the holidays and one in the summer months. This year, the theatre expands its programming to include a Spring Break performance. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, September 7 at 10AM.

Tickets ($15.00 - $30.00) will be available In Person at the Majestic Theatre Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.

"We're excited to continue offering programming at a well-known and respected venue in San Antonio," says Chief Executive Officer Frank Villani. "Our ongoing partnership with The Empire Theatre allows us to reach more of San Antonio and perform in a venue where professional theatre is happening regularly with touring productions coming through. We expect our productions to be of the same caliber and look forward to the artistic challenges that brings."

The 2018-2019 Magik at the Empire Series includes:

A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 20 - 24, 2018

The Magik Theatre returns with the 4th annual production of A Charlie Brown Christmas! The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus' help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

By Charles M. Schulz, based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer. By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson.

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

March 9 - 16, 2019

The Magik Theatre's adaptation of Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat returns to the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in March for a limited number of performances. Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss' classic, ensuring that anyone who's read the story will find themselves transported into the world they've always imagined. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure, but what will mum find when she gets home?

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss, Play originally produced by The National Theatre of Great Britain, Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell, Dr. Seuss text, characters and images TM and © 2009 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

August 9 - 17, 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle, has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Carle's well-known books captivated readers with his iconic colorful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world - and to their first experience of reading itself.

The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle's stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show - The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, based on Eric Carle's books.

About The Magik Theatre

The Magik Theatre is San Antonio's professional family theatre. Founded in 1994, the theatre has presented more than 160 main stage and touring productions to over 2 million children and their families. The Magik Theatre's mission is to nurture a love and understanding of theatre and literature by providing extraordinary, affordable, and professional theatre and education experiences. The Magik Theatre enhances the lives of children with disabilities and at-risk youth through its community accessibility, education, and outreach programs. The Magik Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information, visit majesticempire.com or magiktheatre.org.

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