'Twas the Night before Christmas
by Magik Theatre
Nov. 18 - Dec. 30, 2016
The Magik Theatre presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Tony award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig. Ludwig has written six Broadway plays, including the famous farceLend Me a Tenor. His first play written for young audiences, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmasdebuted at the Adventure Theatre in Maryland in 2011. The play is an irreverent romp that begins with the famous Christmas poem but quickly veers off course, much to the audience’s delight! Not a creature was stirring...or was he? Amos the mouse stirs up plenty of excitement as he and his friend Emily fly off on a snowy adventure to the North Pole in an attempt to save Christmas from an evil ex-elf who wants to sell the naughty and nice list. They only have a few hours to save the day, but matters get really confusing when Amos’ twin brother, also named Amos, arrives for a visit. Will they save the day? And more importantly, meet everyone’s favorite celebrity – Santa! This production is recommended for children ages five and up and runs approximately one hour with no intermission.
To date the cast and production team for ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas includes: Dylan Collins (Sir Guy of Gisbourne and Uncle Brierly), Richard Solis (Mulch, Wendell Sneed, and Santa Claus), Rosa Gardner (Calliope and Britannia Sneed), and two other artists to be named later in the roles of Emily and Amos the mouse. Directed by Ariel Rosen, scenic design by Christopher M. Boneta, lighting design by 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 was created as a voice for young people and families throughout the region. Today, Magik stands proudly as San Antonio’s only professional resident repertory theatre company, and has presented more than 160 main-stage and touring shows to over 2 million children and their families. The Magik Theatre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, brings the world of creativity, learning and amazement to its audiences, and enhances the lives of children with disabilities and at-risk youth through its community education and outreach programs. For more information, visit magiktheatre.org.
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'Twas the Night before Christmas
by Ken Ludwig
November 18 - December 30, 2016
420 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas runs Friday, November 18 to Friday, December 30 at The Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 78205. Opening is Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. (Previews are Friday, November 18 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.) Regular performance times are Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. as well as Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. when school is in session (see website).
There will be a sensory-friendly performance on Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. for patrons with social and/or cognitive disabilities. A special performance schedule for holiday weeks will be as follows: Thanksgiving week – November 22 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., November 23, and 25 at 11:30 a.m., November 26 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m., November 27 at 2:00 p.m. Christmas weeks – December 20-23 and 27-30 at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children ages 2 to 17, lap children under 2 are free. $12 tickets are available for active-duty or retired military, educators, and seniors 60+ with ID. Groups of 15 or more are $10 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased at The Magik Theatre Box Office, 210.227.2751, or by visiting www.magiktheatre.org.
A party room is available for full-service birthday parties. Parking is available at one of Hemisfair Park’s parking lots, hemisfair.org. The Magik Theatre is accessible by VIA Viva bus, viainfo.net.
PLUS: Join Magik every Saturday 3:30 p.m. during the run of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas(following the 2:00 p.m. show) for our brand new Stories Come Alive! hour. Children will enjoy an interactive storytelling session and on-your-feet theatre games. The cost is only $5 per child. Reservations are recommended, though not required. Contact The Magik Theatre at 210-227-2751.