Cast & Crew
Magik is proud to employ some of the most talented and dedicated professionals working in youth theatre today. Click on their names below to get to know our company members!
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.
Alex was born under a volcano near the end of the 1980’s, his mother was a dragon and his father was Balrog (from LOTR). Alex studied the art of magik under his mentor Rolando Medina with direction from such artists as Aldo Colombini, Richard Turner, Will Houston, Nathan Kranzo and Kosty Kimlot. He studied also film making at Full Sail University and is now working towards earning his Master’s degree in creative writing. Alex started working for Magik in summer of 2012.
Scenic Artist/Technical Assistant
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.
James "Apollo" Bradley
Actor/Xcelerated Theatre Manager
James “Apollo” Bradley is thrilled to have been working with The Magik Theatre since 2007. His eagerness to work with youth that face challenges that most take for granted landed him the position of X-celerated Theatre Manager which keeps him on the go in outreach programs across the city. The mission of the X-celerated Theatre program is to incorporate theatre education into the folds of the counseling that the students receive, giving them strong communication, writing, teambuilding, and leadership skills that can be used in every facet of their lives.
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.
Director of Development
Though Stephen’s acting career peaked in elementary school, he is not totally an interloper among the Magik Theatre’s true thespians. Story telling (in the good sense!) has been the central pursuit of his career—first as a card-carrying, published historian of science and, for the past fifteen years, as a fundraising professional. As a board member, staffer or consultant, Stephen has served San Antonio nonprofits in higher education, science and technology, health care, economic development and, in recent years—with huge satisfaction—arts education. That might seem an eccentric trajectory, but in every case Stephen has enjoyed the rich reward of nonprofit work—championing charitable missions that are close to his own heart. So, while unusual at the Magik Theatre in not living for the stage, he’s equally passionate about helping spread the magik that enriches the lives of 200,000 children and their parents each year. The mission’s the thing.
Group Sales Coordinator
Mitzi has been with The Magik since 2011 bringing a fun, vibrant personality to the stage. Her passion for theatre began at a young age, and she has been performing in plays and musicals ever since. With a father serving in the Air Force, Mitzi moved 10 times throughout her childhood, living everywhere from Florida to California to Maine, but she has always considered Texas to be home. When she isn’t performing, Mitzi enjoys photography, traveling with her husband, knitting and scrapbooking, and spending time with her nephews and nieces. Mitzi graduated from Grove City College in eastern Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with minors in Business and Theatre.
Renee Garvens was born wearing a pair of high heels to compensate for her tiny stature. What she lacks in height, she makes up for in passion for all things education, theatre and the arts. With over twenty years of experience in theatre, she fills her free time with reading, writing and acting. Renee graduated in 2013 with a Master's of Education from the University of the Incarnate Word where she wrote her thesis on the impact of Arts participation on student success in school. In short, she discovered what she always knew to be true, the ARTS are crucial to education and she won't rest until she convinces the rest of the world. She was born in Ohio, spent the formative years in Oklahoma, and spent her roaring twenties in Northern California before moving to San Antonio in 2001. She lives in Northeast San Antonio with her three fantabulous children and two spoiled dogs.
Actor/Special Events Coordinator
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 Our Lady of the Lake University. 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.
Kacey loves living in new places! She is new to Texas and is happy to have found her home here at the Magik Theatre. She is a Southern California native, holding a BFA in Theatre from Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts. After college, she moved to Portland, OR, where she worked as a professional actor in TV and film. She is currently the “Academy Manager,” and is loving every minute of it. Her teaching credits include choreographing and assistant directing at “The Music Room School of Performing Arts,” in Southern California, and holding classes at Chapman University for the annual “Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival.” Some of her favorite Magik Theatre credits include Junie B. Jones, Freckleface Strawberry, and Sally in Cat in the Hat. You might have seen her in The Velveteen Rabbit, where she was proposed to on stage as the Fairy!
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.
Actor/Associate Artistic Coordinator
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.
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
Box Office Manager
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's 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. Some favorite Magik roles include Lucy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Roasaline in As You Like It, and Baloo in the 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.
Director of Marketing & Sales/Actor
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 of 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.
Director of Education & Outreach
Shelley has been involved in the San Antonio theater arts and education community since 2001, but spent the last 5 years in New York City and Washington, DC. While on the east coast, Shelley worked in Equity Stage Mangement with Theaterworks USA, as Development Manager for Special Events at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, Managing Fellow at Arena Stage, and as an Interim Managing Director for the Family Opera Initiative. Closer to home, Shelley led Magik's inaugural national tour, served as Assistant Production Manager for Luminaria 2010, and has stage managed for almost every theater in town, including Magik, St. Philips College, and the San Antonio Opera. Shelley is also an elementary educator, with a Masters in Education from Trinity University and several years at Bonham Elementary in SAISD. Shelley has a BA in Business from Trinity, an amazing husband, and a young son, Dixon, who saw his first show at Magik when he was just 3 months old - and LOVED it.
Actor/ Assistant Operations Manager
Sam is everyone’s “best friend” (aka the guy who makes sure the candy is always stocked and the soda is always flowin). He studied musical theatre at Sam Houston State University and worked as a professional actor in Houston, TX before moving to San Antonio in 2012. Upon arriving in SA, Sam was a major player in reestablishing The Woodlawn Theatre before finding his home as part of the Magik family. Since being here, he has appeared in several of Magik’s local touring productions including: POCAHONTAS, A PIRATES HOLIDAY, and CAT IN THE HAT. Sam has also played several other roles such as Simon in RAPUNZEL, Danny in FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL, and Flute in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for Shakespeare in the Park in 2013. If you need to get in touch with Sam… he is probably vacuuming the lobby.