A Charlie Brown Christmas
by Magik Theatre
Dec. 16 - Dec. 23, 2016
The Magik Theatre and the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre are partnering to bring A Charlie Brown Christmas for a special limited run at the Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205, from Friday, December 16 through Friday, December 23. This adaptation of the longest running cartoon special in television history brings the beloved characters to life for a new generation of children.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas is the perfect show for families during the holidays, and we are thrilled that the Empire agrees,” said Magik Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director Frances Limoncelli. “Parents delight in sharing this beloved childhood experience with their children. It not only brings back beautiful Christmas memories but makes new ones, too.”
A Charlie Brown Christmas is by Charles M. Schultz, done as a the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer. It appears by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson.
The cast includes Greg Hinojosa as Charlie Brown, Charles Bell as Snoopy, Apollo Bradley as Woodstock, Ariel Rosen as Lucy, Sean Koch as Linus, Jovi Lee as Sally, Mark Johnson as Schroeder, Josey Porras as Patty, Eric Soto as Pig Pen, and Ginger Gamble Martel as Frieda. The production will be directed by David Morgan, with scenic design by Chris Boneta and Joe Cooley, costume design by Susie Hamilton, props design by Richard Solis.
About The Magik Theatre
The Magik Theatre is San Antonio’s professional family theatre. Founded in 1994, the theatre has presented more than 160 mainstage and touring productions to over 2 million children and their families. The Magik Theatre’s mission is to nurture young people’s love and understanding of theatre and literature by providing extraordinary, affordable, and professional theatre and arts 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 magiktheatre.org.
About the Empire Theatre
The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre was built in 1913 on the site of the former Rische's Opera House in downtown San Antonio. Designed in the style of a European palazzo by architects Mauran, Russell & Crow of St. Louis, the Empire operated as a vaudeville house and then a motion picture theatre, but fell into disrepair and was closed in 1978. With funding from the Las Casas Foundation, a local non-profit, the Empire was redeveloped as part of the neighboring Majestic Theatre project and, after $5 million in renovations, the venue reopened as the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in 1998. The Empire is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is operated by Arts Center Enterprises as a self-sustaining performing arts facility. For more information, visit www.majesticempire.com.
226 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205
Performance dates are December 16 through December 23, 2016. Performance times are as follows:
December 16 at 6:30 p.m., December 17 at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., December 18 at 2:00 p.m.,
December 20, 21, and 22 at 6:30 p.m., and December 23 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Ticket costs will range from $20 to $30 for single tickets, with special rates for military and groups of 10 and up. Reservations are required. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go online to www.ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000; or visit the Majestic/Empire Box Office at 226. E. Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205.
Magik Theatre season tickets, coupons, gift certificates and vouchers will not be accepted for these performances.