April 21 - June 3
Based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson, adapted by Frances LimoncelliMusic and lyrics by George Howe
A groovy ‘60s take on the famous tale! The Emperor is beloved as a chic trendsetter, but his ridiculous fashion tax is bankrupting the country. One heroic kid decides to teach the image-conscious ruler a lesson about what really matters - but they unexpectedly become friends. She is soon faced with a decision: should she tell the truth and risk his disapproval, or pretend like everyone else? This silly send-up has an anti-materialism message, and encourages all of us to be truthful about who we really are.
We are pleased to announce that we are now offering a sensory-friendly performance for every one of our mainstage shows this season! Sensory-friendly performances are perfect for people with cognitive disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum, and their families. They're also great for very young children, or anyone who would appreciate a more gentle and accepting environment. 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.Information now available on our 2016-2017 sensory-friendly shows - click here!
A Theatre for the Very Young production, sponsored by Whataburger
At Magik Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
Click here for a map to MPAC (5359 Casa Bella)
Theatre for the very young productions are designed to be a gentle introduction to theatre for children ages zero to five. It uses music, art, and hands-on sensory experiences in a toddler-friendly atmosphere. In Wake Up, Brother Bear! the audience watches Brother and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: they see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. Children are invited to join the action using a small bag of props that help create the magical interactive moments. For children aged 5 or younger and their adults.
Saturdays on May 6, 13, & 20, 2017
Performances begin at 9:45 a.m. and run for 45 minutes.
Seating is limited, reservations suggested.
Tickets: $10 (Tickets required for age 1 and up.)
June 16 - August 13
Based on the books by Barbara Parks
Book and lyrics by Mary Heisler, music by Zina Goldrich
It's time for first grade, and Junie B. can't wait to see all her friends! But over the summer old friends have drifted away, and new ones have moved in. Junie B. soon learns that things don't always stay the same, and that doesn't have to be a bad thing.
We will be premiering Junie B. Jones: The Musical at The Empire Theatre before bringing it back to Magik for the remainder of the summer. Junie B. Jones will run at the Empire from June 16 to June 25, then at Magik from June 28 to August 13.
Sensory-friendly performance 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 1 - click here for tickets!