2019-2020 Season, Magik Theatre, San Antonio



An enchanting season featuring a humble pig, a vampire bunny, very hungry dragons, and other heartwarming stories



The Magik Theatre announces the 2019-2020 season, featuring seven inspiring and adventurous productions: Bunnicula, Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol, The Magical Piñata, Dragons Love Tacos, Charlotte's Web and a special 2-act production of Ella Enchanted: The Musical at the Empire Theatre. The season will also include an extended run of A Charlie Brown Christmas, opening at the Empire Theatre and then closing at the Magik Theatre. Marking the 26th season of Magik, these classic stories will come to life onstage beginning October 11, 2019, and run through July 5, 2020.


A family of 4 can save up to $300 with purchase of the 6-show subscription! Purchase a 6-show subscription for only $69 and receive premium seating to either a special 2-act production of Ella Enchanted: The Musical or the holiday favorite, A Charlie Brown Christmas both performed at the historic Empire Theatre. (Up to a $45 ticket value). Order by September 1st and SAVE $10 on any subscription order - processing fee waived.


“Taking a beloved book and bringing it to life onstage is what storytelling for young audiences is all about,” says Artistic Coordinator, David Saar. “Magik introduces these classic tales to children in a way that truly sparks their imagination - they get to come along for the adventure.”


"By making Magik a place for families to experience the joy and wonder of the performing arts, we hope to inspire creativity among children and nurture a love of reading within each family,” says Chief Executive Officer Frank Villani. “This is Magik's 26th year serving the families of San Antonio and South Texas, and we will continue to serve our community one performance at a time."


2019-2020 Season Schedule



Book by Jon Klein, music by Chris Jeffries, based on the book by James and Deborah Howe

October 11, 2019 – November 1, 2019

Recommended for ages 5+

A dancing cat, a howling dog, and a vampire bunny − the perfect pet combination for any family. Don’t miss this quick-paced musical as these furry friends sing and dance their way through a hilarious mystery, finding room in their hearts and their home for one very unique bunny.


Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol

Book and lyrics by Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig, based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

November 19, 2019 – December 19, 2019

Recommended for all ages


Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won’t give Bob Cratchit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge’s mind – perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, Tony Award winner Ken Ludwig and his son, Jack Ludwig, write this heartwarming Christmas tale that is sure to delight all ages.


The Magical Piñata

Book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

January 24, 2020 – February 15, 2020

Recommended for ages 5+


A seemingly plain clay pot magically transports Cucha, a selfish and lonely girl, from her hometown of Zapoteco, Mexico, to a mysterious jungle filled with eccentric characters. Through Cucha's journey, she discovers the magic of the mundane, the roots of cultural pride, and the power of sharing.


Dragons Love Tacos

Book by Ernie Nolan, music by Chris LaPorte, based on the book by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

March 5, 2020 – April 11, 2020

Recommended for ages 3+


You know what dragons really love? Tacos of course! They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. While a boy and his dog are watching TV, they unexpectedly learn the ‘Do’s and Dont’s’ of what kinds of tacos to serve dragons. Discover the dietary delights and dilemmas of dragons in this fun-filled production, adapted from The New York Times Best Selling book, Dragons Love Tacos.


Charlotte’s Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E.B. White

May 1, 2020 – June 6, 2020

Recommended for ages 4+


Wilbur may be the runt of the litter, but he’s a rambunctious, lively, and lovable little pig who captures the heart of a little girl, Fern Arable. Fern is heartbroken when her piglet grows too big and is sent to reside on a farm owned by her uncle. When Fern learns of his eventual fate, it’s up to a wise and kind-hearted spider named Charlotte to hatch a plan to save him. Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s inspiring story that explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.


*Ella Enchanted: The Musical

Book by Karen Zacarías, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, adapted from the book by Gail Carson Levine

June 25, 2020 – July 5, 2020

The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

Recommended for ages 5+


Ella must outwit evil stepsisters, escape hungry ogres, and save the prince before she can claim her real voice. Ella Enchanted: The Musical is a fairy tale about self-empowerment, perseverance in the face of insurmountable obstacles, and an eagerness to learn. Don’t miss this heart-warming and powerful tale that will encourage children of all ages to discover the power of words.


*A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 12 - 15, 2019

The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

December 21 - 24, 2019

The Magik Theatre


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.

* A choice of either Ella Enchanted: The Musical or A Charlie Brown Christmas will be included in the 6-show subscription, these performances will be held at the Empire Theatre.


Ticket Information


Season ticket information: 6-show subscription Only $69 includes one ticket for five productions at The Magik Theatre, PLUS pick one ticket for either Ella Enchanted: The Musical or A Charlie Brown Christmas both performed at the Empire Theatre for Only $69 - that’s only $11.50 per ticket - BEST VALUE (A savings of $75 per subscription - A Family of Four can save $200). Or, save $240 with our 20-pack flex-passes which are valid for all performances at the Magik Theatre. Order by September 1st and SAVE $10 (processing fee waived). To subscribe today, call 210.227.2751, visit www.magiktheatre.org/1920 or visit our box office at 420 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205.

Individual ticket information:  Individual tickets for Magik Theatre Mainstage shows will go on sale in September. Tickets are $15 for adults/children, with discounts available for educators, military, and seniors. Tickets for A Charlie Brown Christmas will be priced from $20 - $30 at the Magik Theatre. For the Empire Theatre Performances of Ella Enchanted: The Musical, tickets will go on sale in September and prices vary from $20.00 - $45.00. Tickets to the Empire Theatre Performances will be available to purchase in person at the Majestic Theatre Box Office (226 E. Houston St.), Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and City of San Antonio facility fees.


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