by Magik Theatre
May. 03 - Jun. 08, 2019
The Magik Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, bringing fresh flair to the timeless story as a celebration of the theatre’s 25th Anniversary season. This will mark the fifth staging of the production in the company’s history, incorporating familiar faces and showcasing local actor John Stillwaggon in the title role.
“Taking on the role of Willy Wonka is a lifelong dream come true,” resident actor John Stillwaggon explains. “The world of his chocolate factory is the spectacle of the show, but his message is what makes the story so timeless. Beyond the songs and characters that everyone loves, Willy Wonka really illustrates that gratitude and appreciation are the keys to happiness.”
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
The Magik Theatre is celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2018-2019 season, sponsored by H-E-B. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is sponsored in part by the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts. Special thanks to the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture.
Cast and Crew
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka includes performances by John Stillwaggon (Willy Wonka), Caleb Craig (Charlie Bucket), Alaia Brown (Violet Beauregarde), Carrie Daniels (Ensemble), Ginger Gamble Martel (Mrs. Bucket), Gazelle Garcia (Augustus Gloop), Rosa Gardner (Veruca Salt), Alejandro Pesina (Ensemble), and Bobby Tschoepe (Mike Teavee).
The production team includes Chris Boneta (Scenic Designer), Susie Hamilton (Costume Designer), Lucian Hernandez (Properties Master), Michelle Pietri (Director & Choreographer), Jamie Ramirez (Music Director), Megan Reilly (Lighting Designer), Rebecca J. Simons (Interim Director of Production), and Pat Smith (Technical Director).
by based on Roald Dahl's book
420 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka runs May 3rd through June 8th, 2019 at The Magik Theatre, sponsored by the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts. For tickets, visit MagikTheatre.org or call the box office at 210.227.2751. Tickets start at $15 with discounts available for students, seniors, military and educators.
Special Performances at The Magik Theatre
Opening Night: May 3 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy family fun activities at the opening performance of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, including crafts, photo opportunities, and more!
Remix Magik - Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Adults 21+ Only: May 4 at 6-9 p.m. Remix Magik with us! Relive your childhood and come to a show at The Magik Theatre – but leave the kids at home. Enjoy drinks, a show, and a costume contest sponsored by our Event Partner, the San Antonio Current.
Sensory-Friendly Performance: May 18 at 10:30 a.m. The Magik Theatre offers sensory-friendly performances for patrons on the autism spectrum or with other cognitive disabilities. During a sensory-friendly performance, house lights are kept on, sound levels are lower, audience members are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance, a designated quiet area is provided, outside snacks are permitted, and audience numbers are kept smaller, to offer an experience that will be both enjoyable and comfortable.
American Sign Language Interpreted Performance: May 18 at 2:00 p.m. The Magik Theatre is joined by Robert Cardoza, the San Antonio theatre community’s primary sign language interpreter, to offer at least one ASL interpreted performance for every production of the 2018-2019 season, sponsored by University Health System.
Military and First Responders Performance: May 25 at 2 p.m. Magik appreciates all of the selfless heroes in the community who put their lives on the line. To celebrate them, active or retired members of the military and first responders with I.D. pay $5 per ticket for their entire party for this performance.