A Charlie Brown Christmas
by Magik Theatre
Dec. 20 - Dec. 24, 2018
A Charlie Brown Christmas returns to San Antonio this holiday season with an updated look and fresh direction that is sure to warm the hearts of the whole family. Magik’s fourth annual production will be led by the award-winning David Saar, Founding Artistic Director of Childsplay in Arizona, who is eager to rejuvenate this production with new faces, costumes, and the “true honesty of each character and their own stories.”
“The magic of Charlie Brown is its universal message. Every character represents a part of growing up,” Saar explains. “These characters were a part of everyone’s childhood and are still relatable today as we share them with the next generation of storymakers-- that’s what makes Charlie Brown so special.”
Following Saar’s direction will be a number of fan favorites, including Y100 radio personality Brennan Loy as Charlie Brown, live music played by long-time magik maker Marc Johnson as Schroeder, and familiar Magik Mainstage faces including Rebekah Williams as Lucy, Jovi Lee as Sally, and Rosa Gardner as Woodstock.
A Charlie Brown Christmas follows the classic animated television special in this faithful stage adaptation for the whole family. 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, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
Cast and Creative Team
A Charlie Brown Christmas features performances by Brennan Loy (Charlie Brown), Alejandro Pesina (Snoopy), Venny Mortimer (Linus), Rebekah Williams (Lucy), Jovi Lee (Sally), Rosa Gardner (Woodstock), Ginger Gamble Martel (Frieda), Kristin DeGroot (Patty), Mark Johnson (Schroeder), and Caleb Craig (Pig Pen).
The production team includes David Saar (Director), Carrie Daniels (Stage Manager), Susie Hamilton (Costume Designer), Lucian Hernandez (Properties Master), Mark Johnson (Music Director), CM.Boneta (Scenic Artist), Rebecca J. Simons (Interim Director of Production), and Pat Smith (Technical Director and Lighting Designer).
A Charlie Brown Christmas
by Charles Schultz, Bill Melendez, Lee Mendelson (TV), Eric Shaeffer (stage)
December 20 - December 24, 2018
226 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205
Performances of A Charlie Brown Christmas will run December 20 - 24, 2018 at The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, with a complimentary cast meet-and-greet following every show. K-Love is proud to sponsor Family Night on December 20, with activities and prizes for all ages. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com by searching “Magik Theatre Presents - A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
The Magik Theatre is offering a limited-time 20% discount on all tickets to Magik at the Empire using the promo code “Empire.” This holiday sale is on now through Monday, November 26 at 11:59 p.m. Shows include A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.