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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

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

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

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

Lightning and Lasers Live: An electrifying musical experience with ArcAttack and Laser Spectacles

Sat., July 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 226 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$29-$49

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Sure, Pink Floyd is the standard for this kind of shindig. But Starbucks has taught us that all things must come in a million flavors, laser shows being no exception. Live music from Arc Attack, a group that performs on high-tech homemade instruments, will accompany a spectacle that pulls from the visions of Nikola Tesla among others. (210) 226-2891

ARTS San Antonio: Lightning and Lasers Live

Sat., July 20, 7:30 p.m.
The Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston, San Antonio San Antonio


When the lights go down, a loud buzz generates, followed by streaks of lightning into the air. What follows is an overload of light and melodies. (210) 226-3333

Celeste Barber

Sun., July 21, 7 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

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Christened the funniest woman on Instagram by Vogue, Celeste Barber saturates each of her posts with her own brand of self-awareness. Barber has snagged nearly 6 million followers by staging parodies of celebrity Instagram photos, which have even attracted the attention of the celebrities themselves. In this live show, Barber shares the stories behind some of her funniest posts, such as trying to fold herself into a bathtub like Kim Kardashian or posing half-dressed in the produce section. She’ll also discuss her new friendships with stars such as Miranda Kerr and Hilary Swank, and explain the nuanced responsibility of being an “anti-influencer.” (210) 223-8624

Dynamic Tensions Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Fourth Thursday of every month, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Continues through Jan. 3

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Dynamic Tensions Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show Hoopla! Dynamic Tensions, San Antonio's Rocky Horror Shadow Cast, is an easy-going group of talented people who enjoys the RHPS and everyone who lives life in the Transylvanian way. (210) 607-7007

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

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

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

Chicago

Tue., July 30, 8 p.m.
The Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy from Ticketmaster$200-$365


Chicago started life opening for rock legends like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. While its distinctive horn-driven blend of jazz and rock would eventually earn it entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band’s mutation into a soft-rock hit machine sure moved a lot of records in the ‘80s. When it comes to the recent live show, expect to hear a little from both columns A and B. (210) 226-3333

Derek Sheen At Blind Tiger Comedy Club

Tue., July 30, 9-11 p.m.
The Blind Tiger Comedy Club 902 Northeast Loop 410, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$10

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Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of anxiety who can be seen regularly touring with Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt and more. His latest album for Minneapolis based Stand Up! Records is titled "Macho Caballero" and releases later this year. Quickly becoming an underground favorite of comedy fans the world over, Sheen's style is audacious and loud while also remaining lovable and inclusive. (210) 828-1470 (FAX); (210)

Performance: Flip the Script: Exploring Gender in Classic Drama

Thu., Aug. 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
McNay Art Museum 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


In William Shakespeare’s day, men acted both in male and female roles. What happens when a group of theater professionals reimagine roles for leading men as roles for leading women? Experience a selection of scenes from classic theater where actors experiment with traditional gender roles. (210) 824-5368

Anomaly - The Magic of Robby Bennett

Sat., Aug. 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk


Robby Bennett will perform his spellbinding routines with gripping stories and hilarious anecdotes as narration. The impossible will vanish before your eyes, and logic be forgotten as you sit in awe. Experience family-friendly feats and non-stop wisecracks! Robby will even take someone from the audience and turn them into a genuine magician in a matter of minutes. (210) 223-8624

Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo

Thu., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 10, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 11, 1 & 5 p.m.
AT&T Center One AT&T Center, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy from Ticketmaster$39-$120

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Corteo, the latest and most enchanting Cirque du Soleil’s arena production is now touring in North America. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed eight million people in 19 countries on four continents. The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world. (210) 444-5000

Magik at the Empire presents: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

Fri., Aug. 9, 2 p.m., Sat., Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m., Sun., Aug. 11, 2 p.m., Tue., Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m., Thu., Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m., Fri., Aug. 16, 2 & 6:30 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 226 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy from Ticketmaster$15-$30

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle, has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Carle’s well-known books captivated readers with his iconic colorful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world – and to their first experience of reading itself. Now, the timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. This is a special extended run at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. Tickets start at $15, but there are discounts available for students, seniors, military and educators. (210) 227-2751

Real Women Have Curves: A Presentation by Teatro Audaz

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1
The Public Theater of San Antonio 800 W. Ashby Pl., San Antonio Central

Buy Tickets$15-$30


Set in a tiny sewing factory in East Los Angeles in September 1987, Ana and the women converse about gender, politics, and the Latina immigrant experience. The issues of self-esteem and the confidence needed to challenge who you are while embarking on a new path are all explored in this compelling and heartwarming play about building your own dreams. (210) 733-7258

La Familia de Diez

Sun., Aug. 18, 2 p.m.
Aztec Theatre 104 N St Mary's St, San Antonio San Antonio


Una Familia de Diez will be touring for the first time in the U.S. and heading to the Aztec Theater on August 18! This Mexican television sitcom centers around the Lopez household, a middle-class Mexican family that constantly endures hilarious situations. (210) 812-4355

Good Movie Night

Third Wednesday of every month, 8-11 p.m. Continues through Aug. 21
The Good Kind Southtown 1127 S St Mary's St, San Antonio Central

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Join Blue Star Contemporary and Slab Cinema in the lush gardens at The Good Kind. John Hughes' classic 1986 film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is our first showing Wednesday June 19th! The film will start just after sunset! BSC Members receive a 10% discount on The Good Kind's delectable food and beverages.

Puccini's Tosca

Thu., Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$38.50-$187.50

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Puccini’s opera Tosca is the tragedy of a great actress who has “lived for art.” Because of her love for the young artist and revolutionary Cavaradossi, she falls victim to the evil machinations of Scarpia, head of the secret police. The production, using sets from the Seattle Opera, is directed by the distinguished young director E. Loren Meeker, who previously directed The Barber of Seville and La Boheme for OPERA San Antonio in the Tobin Center. (210) 223-8624

Mary Poppins

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 13
The Public Theater of San Antonio 800 W. Ashby Pl., San Antonio Central

Buy Tickets$20-$40


The Public Theater and Ballet San Antonio co-present a production of Disney's famous musical, Mary Poppins, about a magical nanny who transforms the lives of her young charges with music and joy. (210) 733-7258

Ocean Soul

Sun., Sept. 29, 4 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$20-$45

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Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths, and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. (210) 223-8624

First Date

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 17
The Public Theater of San Antonio 800 W. Ashby Pl., San Antonio Central

Buy Tickets$15-$30


A casual drink at a restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. Delightful and unexpected twists, supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, sing and dance Aaron and Casey through ice-breakers, appetizers, and a potential dating disaster. (210) 733-7258

Once

Wed., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$44.50-$96.50


Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actors/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us. (210) 223-8624

Elf The Musical

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22
The Public Theater of San Antonio 800 W. Ashby Pl., San Antonio Central

Buy Tickets$20-$40


Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum, Buddy the Elf embarks on a journey to discover his true identity and is determined to win over his new family. (210) 733-7258

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Jan. 19
The Public Theater of San Antonio 800 W. Ashby Pl., San Antonio Central

Buy Tickets$15-$30


Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog. Under suspicion, he is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. This profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colors, and lights takes us on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. (210) 733-7258

Finding Neverland

Wed., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$54.50-$99.50

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Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved character of Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. (210) 223-8624

Stomp

Fri., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 8, 2 & 8 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$29.50-$76.50

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Stomp is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments from matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. (210) 223-8624

An American In Paris

Sun., March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio River Walk

Buy Tickets$49.50-$89.50


In post-war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns as Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance, rediscovering the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret and realizes he is not her only suitor. (210) 223-8624

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