Theater Events This Weekend in San Antonio

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John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons

Sat., July 27, 8-10 p.m.
The Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy from Ticketmaster$39.50-$215


Maybe college students would actually roll out of bed for those 8 a.m. classes if actor, comedian and all-around Renaissance man John Leguizamo was their history professor. In his one-man Broadway show Latin History for Morons, which earned a Special Tony Award last year, Leguizamo, who stars in the recent Netflix mini-series When They See Us, makes it his mission to squeeze 3,000 years of Latin history into a single, 90-minute lesson — “from conquistadores to cumbia” and “Montezuma to menudo.” Leguizamo was inspired to write the show after he learned his shy 8th grade son was being bullied at school for being brown. “How is it that my son is going through the same racial rites of passage I did?” he asks. “In order to help my son, I realized I was going to have to get to the root of my problem — feeling like a second-class citizen.” While Latin History for Morons can currently be seen on Netflix, we’re sure watching Leguizamo perform in person is an entirely different experience. It’s an important message of inclusion, so listen up and take notes. (210) 226-3333

Mary Poppins Jr. The Broadway Musical

Fri., July 26, 7 p.m., Sat., July 27, 3 & 7 p.m. and Sun., July 28, 3 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

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Lose yourself in one of the most beloved stories of all time as the Tobin Center transforms into turn-of-the-century England, when young and mischievous Jane and Michael Banks meet their match in Mary Poppins. Watch as the siblings and their father learn to become a family again with the help of a whimsical nanny, who uses charm, wit and a bit of magic to teach timeless life lessons. Practically perfect in every way, this musical will sweep children and adults alike off their feet. As Mary Poppins says, anything can happen if you let it, so let yourself spend an enchanting evening with the Banks. (210) 223-8624

Beauty and the Beast

Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. and Thu., July 25, 7 p.m. Continues through July 28
Woodlawn Theatre 1920 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$18-$30


Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. (210) 267-8388

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11
The Public Theater of San Antonio 800 W. Ashby Pl., San Antonio Central

Buy Tickets$20-$45


Most fans of Roald Dahl’s Matilda can agree that the scene in which “Poor Brucey” is forced by Miss Trunbull to consume an entire, Willy Wonka-sized chocolate cake as punishment for stealing a single piece is one of the most memorable moments from the story. In the novel, the titular heroine defeats such evil with words — and telekinesis, of course — but the musical adaptation offers the chance to experience the magic in song. Born to the Wormwood family in the whirlwind of ballroom dancing with a dip and a little foxtrot, the child genius Matilda erupts from the gloom of her cruel childhood as a miracle with bravado and pizzazz. Believe it or not, Matilda actually shares the record for most Olivier awards won by a musical with Hamilton! Although Mara Wilson certainly won’t be reprising her filmic role, Matilda will spunkily take her adolescent revolution to the Public Theatre stage, played by Taylor Henderson and Audrey Davis. (210) 733-7258

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through July 27
The Gregg Barrios Theater at the Overtime 5409 Bandera Road, Suite 205, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10-$15


This one-man show will take audiences into the fading mind of the acclaimed dark Romantic poet and author Edgar Allan Poe as he wanders the streets of Baltimore in his feverish final week on Earth. Written, produced and starring Derek Berlin, a native San Antonian and lifelong performer, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe’s “macabre” look into the tortured man’s “purgatorial” musings ought to find a nice home at the Overtime Theater, best known for its penchant for the weird and its willingness to offer the stage to eclectics and their experiments. Let’s see how well Berlin’s latest project can measure up to the granddaddy of Gothic fiction himself. (210) 557-7562

An Evening with Mark Twain - Encore Performance!

Sat., July 27, 6-9:30 p.m.
Little Italy Restaurant 824 Afterglow, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$40

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Americas most celebrated humorist, Mark Twain continues to be one of Americas greatest authors brought to life on stage by the amazing talents of award winning actor J Damian Gillen. The Company Theatre is celebrating 25 years of touring Texas and 10 years of Dinner Theater at the Original Little Italy! The dinner & show combo is $40. (800) 838-3006

ComedySportz

Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30
ComedySportz San Antonio 11950 Starcrest Dr. Suite 210, San Antonio Far North

Buy Tickets$8-$12


Come out to ComedySportz, San Antonio's weekly live, competitive improv comedy show. It's 100% made up on the spot, 100% clean and family-friendly, and 100% hilarious! ComedySportz features two teams of players competing against each other in improvised games, songs and scenes. There's a referee to keep order, and the audience decides who walks away with the thrill of victory and who gets crushed by the agony of defeat. (210) 338-0279

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