Willie Wonka at The Magik Theatre

Mike TV signs autographs after the show

Actors sign autographs after the show

To celebrate our niece’s 7th birthday we enjoyed Willy Wonka this afternoon at The Magik Theatre.  It was a fast-paced enjoyable show that kept the young children around us engrossed .   

I have watched the 1971 Gene Wilder version of the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory movie many times and the Magik Theatre’s Willy Wonka character seemed very similar to Wilder, uttering odd phrases and taking the participants on a psychedelic boat ride.  The Oompa-Loompas seemed like an odd group at first, ranging widely in age and height.  But they worked well together and were very entertaining.   

The Magik Theatre starts their 2009-10 season October 6 with Miss Nelson is Missing based on a book by Harry Allard.   A 2009-10 Season Ticket Pass is $99 for 36 tickets.  The tickets can be used for any of the shows in the 2009-2010 season.  The Magik Theatre is located at 420 S Alamo Street in Hemisfair Park.  A small parking lot is located next to the theater on Alamo Street.  Additional parking is available during shows in a parking lot at the southeast corner of Durango and S. Alamo Street.

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