Richard is the creator and founder of The Magik Theatre as well as many other successful theatres in San Antonio, most notably, The Melodrama Theatre and the San Antonio Theatre Club. He holds a B. A. in Theatre from Trinity University. Mr. Rosen has written for two PBS programs, City Sites and Carrascolendas, a bilingual series for children. His film credits include writing and co-producing the documentary The Heart of the City. He has created and produced artistic profiles of Degas for the McNay Art Institute, Celebration of Water for Schlitterbahn Park on South Padre Island, and The Haunted River Cruise for the San Antonio River Walk. Over 30 of his original plays have been produced nationwide. Original stage works include: Alice: A Rock Opera, The Great Kapok Tree, Roxaboxen, Benito's Dream Bottle, The Phantom of the Alamo, Peter and Wendy, and Christmas in Blueville.
Dave is a founding company member of the Magik Theatre. He is a graduate of Texas State University. Some of his favorite roles are: Jonathan Harker in Dracula, Stuart in Stuart Little, Igor in the Frankie Stein Show, Mr. Dussell in The Dreams of Anne Frank, Bob Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird, Tim the Stage Manager in Noises Off, Charlie in Willy Wonka, Yellow Dog in Go Dog, Go!, Harry in Defiled, Hank in Hank the Cowdog, Myron in The Wayside School, Uncle Billy in It's A Wonderful Life, Peter Quince in Midsummer's Night Dream, and Sheriff Reynolds in Bat Boy, The Musical.
Jon was born just a stone’s throw from Haight-Ashbury in Berkeley, California. Some think that his being so close to the ‘flower-power’ movement of the ‘60’s help develop his skill at ‘creative’ writing (and, his haughty contempt for paisley prints, bell bottoms and home-made tambourines.) He recently joined Magik as its grant writing assistant and to help coordinate the daunting task of timeline management. Jon has many years of grant and copywriting experience and loves the challenge of articulating the mission and objectives of the Magik Theatre to the many foundations that support the cultural benefits of live-theatre and the performing arts in the community. However, one word of caution…watch your speed around this guy. He’s also a Texas Peace Officer!
Chris has been working with the Magik Theatre for many years. He creates most of the graphic art produced at the Magik Theatre. Chris also assists with set construction, and sound and light board operation. Three of his children have performed on the Magik stage in productions ranging from academy classes to Shakespeare in the Park.
Born in Mobile, Alabama; James Tyrone Apollo Bradley Jr. grew up believing he was going to be in the U.S. army. When his mother Rosemary was transferred to work in San Antonio he and his siblings moved along to Texas and there he fell into the world of the stage. Studying at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, James grew as an actor and as an individual. He moved back to Texas to be with his family and since being back has become a company member at the Magik Theatre. There he has been cast in a number of shows from the Aesop's Fables tour to Schoolhouse Rock Live.
Dylan has been a company member at Magik for several years. He has also worked with the San Pedro Playhouse and The Cameo Center. Last winter he was featured in a one man show at the Church Bistro called Santa Diaries. He has appeared in many Magik shows including a recent appearance as the Raspa Boy in Phantom of the Alamo. This past summer Dylan appeared as Peteruchio in the Magik/ ArtsSA production of Taming the Shrew at the Botanical Gardens. His son, Noah, is his inspiration for all things.
After high school Angelica (Angie) Hernandez was so sure she was going to be a veterinarian and went to college with every intention of graduating pre-med; however, after a year and half (and a couple theatre classes later) she decided that her real passion was in the arts. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelors of Arts in Film, Television and Theatre. In college she was able to act, stage-manage, and do wardrobe crew and costume work on both a student and professional level. Upon her return to San Antonio, Angie was able to jump right into stage-managing at the Overtime Theatre and Sheldon Vexler Theatre. Since joining The Magik Theatre family she has been able to stage-manage both main stage shows and touring shows. She thanks her great support system of family and friends to continue to encourage her in everything she does.
Born in San Antonio, Ricky was raised in a household where music was the center of the life of the family. His grandfather, Cenobio Hernandez was a composer, arranger and teacher, who wrote a massive amount of music in the last ten years of his life. Hence it was Ricky’s destiny to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. He has been a working musician in the San Antonio area since he was 13 years old. From rhythm and blues to rock and roll, jazz and Latin music; from musical soundtracks, classical and country music, Ricky has played it all. He began working on stage musicals in the mid seventies, the first, being the rock opera, Alice and Wonderland. When he’s not writing music and underscoring for most of the shows, he continues working on the musical, RECUERDOS-AMOR Y REVOLUCION, with his sister, Veronica. The musical is a love story that takes place during the Mexican Revolution. They are using the music of their grandfather, as well as new songs being written by their sisters, Dolores and Rosario and their Grammy award winning brother, Bubba. Other works include PARADISE CITY: A MUSICAL, written with Tito Villalobos Moreno, as well as a TV script called "Somebody Scream!"
Angela Hoeffler has been a company member at Magik for 10 years. She has known Executive Director Richard Rosen for almost 16 years from the early days of the Illegitimate Theater Company on Commerce Street. She has been involved with almost every production at the Magik whether it's acting, directing or making costumes. She is also the director of the after school Academy. Married to Gary and mom to Dylan and Alex, Angela is grateful every day for making a living as an artist in this beautiful city.
Becky is proud to be a
resident Actor, Director and Choreographer for The Magik Theatre. In addition to "Magik" shows, she has performed in numerous stage and live music productions across the U.S. Some credits include: Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Sandy in Grease, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Kathy Selden in Singin' In the Rain, Jean in the national tour of Barney's Let's Go - Live Show, Ariel in The Voyage of The Little Mermaid and Claire in The Hoop Dee Doo Review at Walt Disney World. Becky is also a voice-over artist for children's television programs: The Adventures of Zobey and AmeriQuest Kids.
The Magik Theatre is very excited to have Florence (or Flo, as we lovingly call her)! Florence was born and raised in San Antonio, and received her BA in Theatre from Trinity University and her Masters in Child Drama with an emphasis in Arts Administration at Arizona State University. She has an understanding of the dynamics of government, private funding and faith-based organizations and can appreciate the uniqueness of individual cities and their program opportunities. Prior to The Magik Theatre, she served as Development Director for the National Kidney Foundation serving South and Central Texas and was the former Executive Director of The Nonprofit Resource Center. She currently sits on the Board of the Bexar County Arts and Cultural Fund as well as Endangered Instruments, she is a District Committee Member for the Alamo Area Council of Boy Scouts, and is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at Northwest Vista College. Both of her sons went through the Magik Academy when they were young...so she definitely has a "Magik" family!
David Morgan likes pie. He also likes theatre (but not as much... after all, it is PIE!) He has toured as an actor in the world tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, as a sound tech for the world tour of 42nd Street, production managed the U.S. tour of Big River and consulted for the U.S. tour of the tragically horrible Copacabana. He has worked at many theatres, most of them you have never heard of or don’t really care, (or possibly he does not want to admit to some of them). He has been working with Magik since 1996 as a designer, writer, director, occasional actor and most importantly the guy who makes popcorn on Saturdays. In his free time he is ecstatically married to his best friend, Shannon (insert groan here), and in their free time they like to travel. But mostly he just likes pie...and his wife.
Angela Reed Moore, our Box Office Manager, joined Magik Theatre in 1998. She met and worked with Richard Rosen in the mid '80s, in Alice, A Rock Opera as the Cheshire Cat, her all time favorite role. Other Magik roles include: Mrs. Dubose in To Kill A Mockingbird, a very memorable and special opportunity; Mrs. Beauregard, Violet's mother in Willy Wonka; Mrs.Goldstein in Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus & Nana in Peter and Wendy. Angela attended UNT (then North Texas State). She has sung in various local bands and done commercial recording since high school. Angela is immensely proud of her children, Tanner, Avery & Clara, and appreciates their support. Oh, and she really loves her job and the wonderful people she gets to work with every day!
Ariel recently returned home from braving the past 2 years in cold New York City and is over the moon to be living back in sunny south Texas! Her passion for theatre was ignited at the age of four when her father would take her to his rehearsals, rather than hiring a babysitter. Ariel attended the North East School of the Arts, then went on to be a part of the B.F.A. Musical Theatre program at the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. She's been involved at Magik since the premiere production in 1995 and finally, after years of climbing the corporate ladder, became a full time staff member this year. Some favorite Magik roles include Lucy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Roasaline in this summer's production of As You Like It, and Baloo in the recent national tour of The Jungle Book. Ariel remembers when The Magik Theatre was just a glimmer of an idea in her father's head and is blessed to have seen his "other child" grow into such an amazing and important place for the children of San Antonio.
Richard just can't get enough of The Magik Theatre! Our Props Master extraordinaire was one of the original, founding company members when the theatre first opened in 1994. After working for Main Street Theatre in Houston for 10 seasons, Richard returned to his roots. His resume spans a huge range of theatre including national touring productions (in which he played the Moose from IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A MUFFIN for two separate theatre companies), Shakespeare in the Park, and many other Magik Theatre productions including CLICK, CLACK, MOO, ALADDIN (Genie), PHANTOM OF THE ALAMO (Phantom), and JUNIE B. JONES (Sheldon Potts). His most famous work though are the amazing props he builds for all of our productions. Take a closer look the next time you're here for a show - chances are that elaborate puppet or that giant Squeeze-A-Burp was built by our very own Richard.
Aimée has a Bachelor’s in Advertising & Marketing from The
University of Texas at Austin, and worked at advertising agencies after
graduation. Okay, now that we’ve got the boring stuff out of the
way…Aimée's been singing, dancing and playing the piano and french horn
since she was in the womb. No, not really, but definitely a long
time. While at UT, Aimée marched with the Longhorn Band and was a member
the Ballet Folklorico dance team. Her favorite roles here at The Magik
were as herself in Schoolhouse Rock, Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka and the
Evil Queen in Snow White & The Seven Amigos. Aimée enjoys
appearing in Magik productions, bringing her sweet kiddos Elliott and Donovan to work
with her from time to time, and of course laughing throughout the day with
her very talented co-workers.
Just who does that happy, sing-songy voice you hear on the other line when you call to make a reservation belong to? That's Laura! We first discovered Laura as a loyal season pass holder, then were lucky enough to have her apply for our Reservations Coordinator position. When she's not busy making sure your reservation is just perfect, Laura enjoys spending time with her son Jonah.
Melissa, or Mel as she is known around these parts, wears several hats here at The Magik Theatre. When she's not perfecting her craft on stage, she's busy planning our special events and assisting with fundraising activities.
From Shakespeare in the Park, to regional touring productions, to Princess Jasmine in ALADDIN and Tattletale May in JUNIE B. JONES, Mel is at home right here on The Magik stage. Her second home these days is inside her college textbooks, while she works on her Masters in Nonprofit Management at the University of the Incarnate Word. Mel has has Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Little known fact: Mel has dual-citizenship, US and Malta.