The Magik Theater located in downtown San Antonio only produces plays based on children books. I know they visited my daughter’s public elementary school to preform “School House Rock” and they also visited her private summer school program to give another theatrical performance.
Seating 600 parents and children, the list of performances are rich and fun. They recently announced the return of the production, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”, which we were wait listed for when we waltzed up, expecting to get a ticket to the show on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. They did find us a seat but suggested in the future either purchasing the tickets online or coming on a slower day (weekday or night). Times normally range from Mon/Tue-Friday from 9:45 and 11:30, with additional showings on Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm. Plenty of options for everyone.
Up-coming shows include “The Kid who Ran for President” and “The Nutcracker: A Holiday Comedy.” After the show, kids have a chance to buy souvenirs and get their programs signed by the enthusiastic cast members. We normally buy the shirt from the show to support the theater and then ask the cast members to sign it. (They’ve always had sharpie markers – bring a camera though, GREAT Kodak moment.)
They also have a small snack bar and you can eat during the performance. There’s a balcony but don’t sit up there if your kid is the kind to want to jump…
Especially if you’re looking for a place to entertain the kiddos, out of the heat, head to the Magik Theater while its showing from July 29 – August 15!
There’s also a very nice park, right outside the theater, covered with a lot of trees. It has swings, slides, and many forts, a very clean, large, and comfortable downtown playground and picnic area.
Follow on FB and Twitter to get the most up to date news, their mailing list also includes summer camp information! Look for the “Buy one, get one FREE” coupon in your Entertainment book (buy 2009’s for ONLY $7.99, normally $25!!!), every school’s favorite fundraiser!
***Final note: Is your child’s birthday coming up and you’ve already done the Chuck E. Cheese thing? Create a magical time and bring the party to the theater! With 3 options, your child will enjoy the play with their friends and have everything set up with the supplies you bring when the show concludes. Pay a little extra and even get costumed cast mates to make cameos!