by Magik Theatre
Oct. 11 - Nov. 01, 2019
A dancing cat, a howling dog, and a vampire bunny. The perfect pet combination for any family. It’s a dark and stormy night and Chester (the family cat) and Harold (the family dog) sit waiting for their owners to return home from the movies. Chester and Harold are more than just pets, they’re good friends too. When the Monroes finally get home, they come bearing a surprise: they’ve found a bunny in the movie theater. But this is no ordinary rabbit… this is the extraordinary Bunnicula. When the family’s produce starts losing its juice, Chester thinks he knows what’s causing the fantastic phenomenon. Bunnicula is a vampire! Or maybe Chester’s imagination is getting the better of him. Singing and dancing their way through this hilarious mystery, the furry friends find room in their hearts, and in their home, for one very unique bunny.
The Magik Theatre will open its 2019 - 2020 season with the furry and ferocious musical, Bunnicula. This will mark the theatre’s 26th year of serving families in South Texas and the inaugural season for newly appointed Artistic Director, Anthony Runfola. Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic tale of a dancing cat, a howling dog, and a vampire bunn, 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.
Everyone will see a part of themselves in Bunnicula because it’s really about family,” says Director, Jon Gentry. Gentry joins Magik once again after directing The Cat in the Hat last Spring, prior to which he appeared as Mr. Popper in Mr. Popper’s Penguins. “The idea of a 1960’s sitcom-like family navigating this ‘Twilight Zone’ situation is hilarious and yet incredibly relatable. We all strive for a sense of normalcy in our own families that is challenging to reach - especially when a vampire rabbit is thrown into the mix.”
The Magik Theatre’s mission is to use the power of theatre to create Magikal storytelling for children that Activates imagination, Grows young minds, and Inspires creativity and a love of learning that is the Key to a more literate future for our community. Magik’s 2019 - 2020 season is sponsored by H-E-B, with Accessibility performances sponsored by University Health System. For more information, visit MagikTheatre.org.
420 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205
Bunnicula runs October 11 through November 1 at The Magik Theatre, located in Hemisfair. 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 Performancesat The Magik Theatre
Opening Day: October 12 at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy family fun activities at the opening performance of Bunnicula, including crafts, photo opportunities, and more!
Sensory-Friendly Performance: October 19 at 10:30 a.m.Sensory-friendly performance for patrons on the autism spectrum or with other cognitive disabilities. Sponsored by University Health System.
American Sign Language Interpreted Performance:October 19 at 2:00 p.m. Robert Cardoza, the San Antonio theatre community’s primary sign language interpreter, offers his services for this ASL interpreted performance. Sponsored by University Health System.
Military and First Responders Performance: October 20 at 2:00 p.m. Active or retired members of the military and first responders with I.D. pay $5 per ticket for their entire party for this performance.
Family Halloween Celebration: October 25 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy Halloween fun for the whole family, including a costume contest, games, crafts, and more.
Halloween Morning Performances: October 31 at 9:45 & 11:45 a.m. Spend Halloween morning watching the furry and ferocious musical, Bunnicula.
Día de los Muertos Celebration: November 1 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the closing performance of Bunnicula with added festivities before the show to celebrate Día de los Muertos.