Arts & Culture
2:54 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

A Bootmaker Showdown In Magik Theatre's Summer Production

In case you're not aware of the Magik Theatre, it's that big brick building by South Alamo, next to the old entrance to Hemisfair Park.

“The Magik Theatre is a place that produces live stage versions of children’s books, both classic and contemporary literature," said Marketing Director Aimee Stead. "We love to bring books to life on stage.”

Their new production is called "The Bootmaker and the Elves" and Stead tells us what it's about.

“It is based on 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' but it has a Texas twist," she said. "We have a live band onstage, so that helps keep the mood going."

Executive Director Richard Rosen penned the re-write, a silly musical about a town not quite big enough for two bootmakers. A high-noon-styled scene ensues. 

"There’s even a little gun battle at the end that takes place with a silly string gun," said Director Becky King. She said action, dancing and music in the production will definitely keep your kids’ attention, and yours too.

“We do a little clogging, we do some country and western dancing, we do some two-stepping,” King said.

Stead fills us in on when you can expect to see "The Bootmaker and the Elves."

“We have performances on Wednesday mornings at 10:30, Fridays at 7 p.m., and some select Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m.," Stead said.

As to who would be inclined to enjoy the Magik Theatre offering:

“The kids love it, and the adults do, too. It’s a really, really fun show,” Stead said.