Magical Theatre Company

Magical Theatre Company Magical Theatre Company is a not-for-profit, resident and touring, educational and entertainment resource for young audiences. Magical Theatre Company is dedicated to making memorable experiences for kids, families, and schools.

The award-winning company is committed to artistic excellence, employing professional actors, designers, and directors, whose credentials include work from Broadway to Hollywood. Their resident productions, touring shows, camps, and educational programming are created to nurture the mind and spirit of young people. Magical Theatre is growing imaginations.

Great time hosting Leadership Akron's NEXT program this week. Thank you #LeadershipAkron, Barberton Community Foundation...
10/22/2021

Great time hosting Leadership Akron's NEXT program this week. Thank you #LeadershipAkron, Barberton Community Foundation, and all the interesting folks participating in NEXT.

Happy Birthday to the ever-smiling and always-willing-to-lend-a-hand Geoffrey Darling. He brings the medicine every time...
10/11/2021

Happy Birthday to the ever-smiling and always-willing-to-lend-a-hand Geoffrey Darling. He brings the medicine every time.

Happy Birthday to the ever-smiling and always-willing-to-lend-a-hand Geoffrey Darling. He brings the medicine every time.

Last day to buy tickets for Tales on the Trails!Performances:  October 9 & 10 at Boettler Park in Green.  New location a...
10/08/2021

Last day to buy tickets for Tales on the Trails!
Performances: October 9 & 10 at Boettler Park in Green. New location and all new scenes!
Call (330) 848-3708 for reservations. www.magicaltheatre.org

Last day to buy tickets for Tales on the Trails!
Performances: October 9 & 10 at Boettler Park in Green. New location and all new scenes!
Call (330) 848-3708 for reservations. www.magicaltheatre.org

You'll do some giggling at Tales on the Trails this weekend. It's a roving performance of scenes & songs through the tra...
10/06/2021

You'll do some giggling at Tales on the Trails this weekend. It's a roving performance of scenes & songs through the trails and meadows of Boettler Park in Green. Sat Oct 9 & Sunday Oct 10. Great fun, but you must call: 330-848-3708
www.magicaltheatre.org

You'll do some giggling at Tales on the Trails this weekend. It's a roving performance of scenes & songs through the trails and meadows of Boettler Park in Green. Sat Oct 9 & Sunday Oct 10. Great fun, but you must call: 330-848-3708
www.magicaltheatre.org

Tales on the Trails this weekend - you never know what you're going to see! Make your reservations now. www.magicaltheat...
10/05/2021

Tales on the Trails this weekend - you never know what you're going to see! Make your reservations now. www.magicaltheatre.org

Tales on the Trails this weekend - you never know what you're going to see! Make your reservations now. www.magicaltheatre.org

We honor the founder of our company, Barbara Ballance, who passed away yesterday. We owe a debt of gratitude to Bunny fo...
10/01/2021

We honor the founder of our company, Barbara Ballance, who passed away yesterday. We owe a debt of gratitude to Bunny for her vision in seeing the need for theatre for young audiences, as well as her fortitude in starting a theatre company against all odds. She enriched the lives of many and without her, we wouldn’t be here today. Thank you, Bunny, and rest well.

We honor the founder of our company, Barbara Ballance, who passed away yesterday. We owe a debt of gratitude to Bunny for her vision in seeing the need for theatre for young audiences, as well as her fortitude in starting a theatre company against all odds. She enriched the lives of many and without her, we wouldn’t be here today. Thank you, Bunny, and rest well.

Celebrate the changing of the seasons by joining us for our next production, Tales on the Trails, October 9 & 10 at Boet...
10/01/2021

Celebrate the changing of the seasons by joining us for our next production, Tales on the Trails, October 9 & 10 at Boettler Park in Green!
Magical and Green Parks & Rec are teaming up to bring live theatre with a twist: every 15 minutes small groups begin a walking tour along the trails, treated to scenes from fairytales, folktales, classic lit, and live music – all set against the glorious backdrop of trees, ponds, meadows and more. www.magicaltheatre.org

Celebrate the changing of the seasons by joining us for our next production, Tales on the Trails, October 9 & 10 at Boettler Park in Green!
Magical and Green Parks & Rec are teaming up to bring live theatre with a twist: every 15 minutes small groups begin a walking tour along the trails, treated to scenes from fairytales, folktales, classic lit, and live music – all set against the glorious backdrop of trees, ponds, meadows and more. www.magicaltheatre.org

Thank you to everyone who joined us Friday night to make Tuscany on Tusc a stellar success. Special thanks to Barberton ...
09/28/2021

Thank you to everyone who joined us Friday night to make Tuscany on Tusc a stellar success. Special thanks to Barberton Community Foundation, NDS and Venice Hall whose generosity made the evening possible. Mille grazie!

Nikki Bartel will be a featured artist at Tuscany on Tusc, creating art live at the festival. Learn more about this vibr...
09/21/2021

Nikki Bartel will be a featured artist at Tuscany on Tusc, creating art live at the festival. Learn more about this vibrant artist below and check her out at Tuscany on Tusc on Friday night, September 24 from 6:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Nikki Bartel, a mixed media assemblage artist and is a mother of 5 who resides in Barberton, OH. Through early childhood and onward, Art was her outlet of expression using many mediums, including writing and dancing.
Her work is mainly expressed through Acrylic and ink, yet never boxes herself in to just one medium or style. She explores and utilizes what is available, on hand, or in nature stretching her comfort zone and the creative muscle, but staying true to her desire for honoring the process, expressing her emotions, and storytelling through her art.

Special Thanks to our Maestoso Sponsor, the Barberton Community Foundation

Morninghouse Studio will be selling original jewelry at Tuscany on Tusc  this Friday, September, 24. Barb and Amanda Lan...
09/20/2021

Morninghouse Studio will be selling original jewelry at Tuscany on Tusc this Friday, September, 24. Barb and Amanda Lanier are a mother daughter team from Kent, Ohio. Barb is a retired art teacher. When not in the studio, Amanda is a favorite on stage at Magical Theatre Company.
Morninghouse Design is a small, home based studio. Barb and Amanda's favorite workspace is outside in their screened-in tent/gazebo when the weather cooperates. Being in the fresh air and in nature inspires them. However they do live in Northeast Ohio so they also work in Barb’s basement studio, as well as anywhere they are comfortable to construct their necklaces and bracelets.

Special Thanks to our Maestoso Sponsor, the Barberton Community Foundation

Venice Hall, our Mangia! sponsor for Tuscany on Tusc is helping make the magic happen on September 24 from 6:00 pm - 9:0...
09/18/2021

Venice Hall, our Mangia! sponsor for Tuscany on Tusc is helping make the magic happen on September 24 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on W. Tuscarawas Ave. between 3rd & 5th streets in Barberton.

Venice Hall, our Mangia! sponsor for Tuscany on Tusc is helping make the magic happen on September 24 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on W. Tuscarawas Ave. between 3rd & 5th streets in Barberton.

There's even something for your pup at Tuscany on Tusc.  Come down and checkout Yipp Yipp dog biscuits.  They're grain f...
09/18/2021

There's even something for your pup at Tuscany on Tusc. Come down and checkout Yipp Yipp dog biscuits. They're grain free, all natural, healthy, and made in the USA!
Tuscany on Tusc September 24 6pm - 9pm

Special Thanks to our Maestoso Sponsor, the Barberton Community Foundation.

There's even something for your pup at Tuscany on Tusc. Come down and checkout Yipp Yipp dog biscuits. They're grain free, all natural, healthy, and made in the USA!
Tuscany on Tusc September 24 6pm - 9pm

Special Thanks to our Maestoso Sponsor, the Barberton Community Foundation.

Thank you to NDS, our Godfather sponsor of Tuscany on Tusc! Don’t miss out on the food, music and fun at Tuscany on Tusc...
09/17/2021

Thank you to NDS, our Godfather sponsor of Tuscany on Tusc! Don’t miss out on the food, music and fun at Tuscany on Tusc on September 24 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on W. Tuscarawas Ave. between 3rd & 5th streets in Barberton.

Thank you to NDS, our Godfather sponsor of Tuscany on Tusc! Don’t miss out on the food, music and fun at Tuscany on Tusc on September 24 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on W. Tuscarawas Ave. between 3rd & 5th streets in Barberton.

You can’t have an Italian street festival like Tuscany on Tusc without the best traditional Italian music around. We are...
09/17/2021
Italy Tuscan Trio

You can’t have an Italian street festival like Tuscany on Tusc without the best traditional Italian music around. We are so excited to have Tuscan Trio highlight our celebration next Friday, September 24 on W Tuscarawas Ave. between 3rd and 5th streets. The fun begins at 6:00pm, immediately following the city’s Walk of Fame event.
There is no admission fee and amazing raffle prizes, delicious Italian food and cold beverages will be available for purchase. Come eat, drink, and have a great time in downtown Barberton!

Special Thanks to our Maestoso Sponsor, the Barberton Community Foundation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgHll_dJKkM

Thank you to our generous Maestoso Sponsor for making Tuscany on Tusc possible! Don’t miss out on the food, music and fu...
09/16/2021

Thank you to our generous Maestoso Sponsor for making Tuscany on Tusc possible! Don’t miss out on the food, music and fun at Tuscany on Tusc on September 24 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on W. Tuscarawas Ave. between 3rd & 5th streets in Barberton.

Wood-fired pizza, gelato, Tuscan chili, salads, grilled portabella tacos.  Sound good?  Come to Tuscany on Tusc Septembe...
09/16/2021

Wood-fired pizza, gelato, Tuscan chili, salads, grilled portabella tacos. Sound good? Come to Tuscany on Tusc September 24th. Mangia!

Special Thanks to our Maestoso Sponsor, the Barberton Community Foundation

There's a little clown in all of us…and face painting will add some “cheeky” fun at Tuscany on Tusc.Kaman's Art Shoppes ...
09/15/2021
Rainbow Tiger Face Paint

There's a little clown in all of us…and face painting will add some “cheeky” fun at Tuscany on Tusc.

Kaman's Art Shoppes skilled artisan will help our young guests select from one of their many lively designs, and then hand-paint the colorful image in just a matter of minutes!

Special Thanks to our Maestoso Sponsor, the Barberton Community Foundation

https://youtu.be/JckP3QwFmWU

Time Lapse Face Paint

Alex Minturn will be a featured artist at Tuscany on Tusc.  Learn a little about him now, and come meet him September 24...
09/13/2021

Alex Minturn will be a featured artist at Tuscany on Tusc. Learn a little about him now, and come meet him September 24th!
Born in 1964 and raised in Columbus, Ohio.
West High School 1982
Scott Vocational Nursing School Summer 1982. Certified Orderly.
OSU Medical Technology 1982 - 1983
Columbus College of Art and Design 1983 - 1994 BFA, Illustration major and Art Therapy minor.
Parents Stanley Albert and Dorothy Jean had 10 children. I was #9.
Worked in Nursing homes and private home health care until graduation.
Worked in the trades of interior and exterior house painting. Plaster repair, drywall, textures and tiling.
Owned first gallery in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Alexander & Rhodes Mercantile and Art House.
2nd short lived gallery/gift shop Studio 1000
Currently owns Alexander's art house ( Aah !!!!) in Canton, Ohio. A working painting/art studio and Art Gallery.

Special Thanks to our Maestoso Sponsor, the Barberton Community Foundation

We have some great prizes for our Tuscany on Tusc Penny Social!   A Penny Social is a benefit auction with a raffle twis...
09/12/2021

We have some great prizes for our Tuscany on Tusc Penny Social! A Penny Social is a benefit auction with a raffle twist. You buy 2-part tickets at the event, and use them to bid on items that you like. Tickets are put in a basket and the winners are pulled out randomly at the end of the evening. That's the raffle part of a Penny Social and a big part of the fun and entertainment. Check back in the next week to see the treasures that can be yours!
Special Thanks to our Maestoso Sponsor, the Barberton Community Foundation

We have some great prizes for our Tuscany on Tusc Penny Social! A Penny Social is a benefit auction with a raffle twist. You buy 2-part tickets at the event, and use them to bid on items that you like. Tickets are put in a basket and the winners are pulled out randomly at the end of the evening. That's the raffle part of a Penny Social and a big part of the fun and entertainment. Check back in the next week to see the treasures that can be yours!
Special Thanks to our Maestoso Sponsor, the Barberton Community Foundation

Michael Sonata brings the sights, sounds, and simple sophistication of “Old Blue Eyes” live to the stage at Tuscany on T...
09/10/2021
Sinatra guy Michael Sonata.flv

Michael Sonata brings the sights, sounds, and simple sophistication of “Old Blue Eyes” live to the stage at Tuscany on Tusc September 24th!
Michael Sonata is one of the most sought after Frank Sinatra tribute artists in the country. His vocal styling and presence is second only to the masterful embodiment of the singing legend himself. Michael Sonata is truly the Frank Sinatra experience.

Special Thanks to our Maestoso Sponsor, the Barberton Community Foundation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd_XjHyQyTQ

Michael Sonata's Tribute to Ole' Blue Eyes promotional video.

We're all doing a little jig as we celebrate Andy Knode's birthday. Enjoy the jig, Andy!
08/20/2021

We're all doing a little jig as we celebrate Andy Knode's birthday. Enjoy the jig, Andy!

We're all doing a little jig as we celebrate Andy Knode's birthday. Enjoy the jig, Andy!

We're all doing a little jig as we celebrate Andy Knode's birthday. Enjoy, Andy!
08/20/2021

We're all doing a little jig as we celebrate Andy Knode's birthday. Enjoy, Andy!

We're all doing a little jig as we celebrate Andy Knode's birthday. Enjoy, Andy!

Thanks so much to you wonderful Target shoppers for sending your reward votes our way. You helped us receive a very nice...
08/19/2021

Thanks so much to you wonderful Target shoppers for sending your reward votes our way. You helped us receive a very nice grant from Target. Of course, thank you to Target for your generosity. Bullseye!

Thanks so much to you wonderful Target shoppers for sending your reward votes our way. You helped us receive a very nice grant from Target. Of course, thank you to Target for your generosity. Bullseye!

Here's to Inda Blatch-Geib, our costumer extraordinaire! Today we celebrate her day of arrival on planet Earth. She's ma...
08/16/2021

Here's to Inda Blatch-Geib, our costumer extraordinaire! Today we celebrate her day of arrival on planet Earth. She's made it a better planet. To use Inda's own phrase, "All the good stuff."

Here's to Inda Blatch-Geib, our costumer extraordinaire! Today we celebrate her day of arrival on planet Earth. She's made it a better planet. To use Inda's own phrase, "All the good stuff."

Happy Birthday to the one and only Nicholas Baker! It's a long way from being a pink nightmare to law school, but you've...
08/13/2021

Happy Birthday to the one and only Nicholas Baker! It's a long way from being a pink nightmare to law school, but you've done it!

Happy Birthday to the one and only Nicholas Baker! It's a long way from being a pink nightmare to law school, but you've done it!

Everybody celebrates with Lyle the Crocodile...that is until Mr. Grumps' cat lands on your back!
08/10/2021

Everybody celebrates with Lyle the Crocodile...that is until Mr. Grumps' cat lands on your back!

Look at those kids having fun! Our final camp of the summer, in Hudson, was a hit - even if someone had to eat a worm.
08/09/2021

Look at those kids having fun! Our final camp of the summer, in Hudson, was a hit - even if someone had to eat a worm.

Look at those kids having fun! Our final camp of the summer, in Hudson, was a hit - even if someone had to eat a worm.

Summer fun as our sidewalk gets some whimsy at Chalk the Walk. Thank you to White Rabbit Galleries and these budding art...
07/30/2021

Summer fun as our sidewalk gets some whimsy at Chalk the Walk. Thank you to White Rabbit Galleries and these budding artists!

This is what happens when you have supportive and fun community leaders: While rehearsing "The True Story of the Three L...
07/23/2021

This is what happens when you have supportive and fun community leaders: While rehearsing "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" in front of the Barberton courthouse (where the wolf goes on trial to tell his side of the story), the outstanding Judge Todd McKenney comes out and is wonderful with the young actors; being positive and lifting them up. He even lent his robe to this beaming young actress who plays the judge in the scene. Thank you, Judge McKenney!

This is what happens when you have supportive and fun community leaders: While rehearsing "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" in front of the Barberton courthouse (where the wolf goes on trial to tell his side of the story), the outstanding Judge Todd McKenney comes out and is wonderful with the young actors; being positive and lifting them up. He even lent his robe to this beaming young actress who plays the judge in the scene. Thank you, Judge McKenney!

"Off with her head!" No, wait. That wouldn't be the appropriate thing to do - not on her birthday. Here's wishing Deb Le...
07/21/2021

"Off with her head!" No, wait. That wouldn't be the appropriate thing to do - not on her birthday. Here's wishing Deb Lemire all the flamingos and croquet matches she wants. Thank you for all the zany characters onstage and the caring & kindness offstage.

"Off with her head!" No, wait. That wouldn't be the appropriate thing to do - not on her birthday. Here's wishing Deb Lemire all the flamingos and croquet matches she wants. Thank you for all the zany characters onstage and the caring & kindness offstage.

What better place to rehearse a bunch of "Thriller" zombies than a funeral home parking lot. Thank you Campfield-Hickman...
07/20/2021

What better place to rehearse a bunch of "Thriller" zombies than a funeral home parking lot. Thank you Campfield-Hickman-Collier!

Lots of smiles when Acting Out(side).
07/19/2021

Lots of smiles when Acting Out(side).

Lots of smiles when Acting Out(side).

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Wonderful Performance today !!!! Magical is a true gem of the community!!! I am so grateful that my granddaughter was able to participate in this 2 week program !!!! Makenna is 8 and she loved it !!! Thank you Dennis and Holly !!!!
Hi there! I'm casting for a commercial to be used on the web/social media and I'm looking for families with children ages 1-6. I found your page and thought you might be a good resource or might have kids and families who would be interested! Families do not have to be limited to just parents and kids; can be aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews etc. We are just trying to find existing structures of people that are already spending time together due to COVID-19. The shoot is in mid/late September and will take place in Northeast Ohio. Pay is $2000 and the time commitment is 2-5 hours. All types of people are welcome and encouraged to submit! Link below to submit!
I always enjoy the fine performances at Magical Theatre Company. Tonight's opening of "The Miracle Worker" was very moving, with a top-notch presentation by all. Highly recommended!
May I have a contact for your Head of Drama?
As part of a two-step process, Magical Theatre Company talked to the students in grades 4th-8th on the makings of writing a great story. After the stories are completed, Magical Theatre Company will choose two stories. Later in the school year, the two winning stories will be adapted into plays and performed by Magical Theatre Company in front of the entire school.
Before we even got to the car on Friday night, both girls pleaded, “can we please do that camp again next year?!” 🤗 Thanks, Dennis and Holly (and all of your team) for a great first year at K.I.D. Camp! What an amazing gift you all are to our community.
Always fabulous performances at the Magical Theatre! 🌸🌼🌷
I dont ever put negativity on here and try to speak of only positives. However, this needs to be made public. My family and I recently purchased our very first home about 6 months ago. We instantly fell in love and were so proud of our accomplishment. We depleted our entire savings account on this large purchase and had intentions to start saving again. We spent the past few months decorating and purchasing all new furniture. On Sunday, April 7th we woke up to a sewer backup cause by the City of Barberton. We live in a bi level so this is our living space, not a basement. It is our living room, bathroom, laundry room and storage area. Without this space, our home feels like a very small apartment. Especially with two adults, two kids and two dogs living here. We live next to the one of the cities lift stations which is supposed to pump sewage down the road. Instead the system failed to do its job. There is an alert system on top of the pump and when it goes off, the city is supposed to respond right away. The alert had been on for three days without a response. They admit that there was a breaker trip which pumped the water into our home instead of down the road. It cause $20,000 in damages!!!! Our family is devastated! Today the City of Barbertons insurance company, Travelers denied our claim. They advised that we had no negligence in this matter whatsoever but that the City has discretionary immunity. Meaning its case by case. As a previous Paralegal and current Claims Adjuster myself, I am appoled! Especially since I have given them every bit of evidence that the City has been out at the pump every day since making repairs (spoiliation of evidence). I have had to take video footage of them since they have been directed not to speak with us. My family does not have the funds to put our home back together again. We deserve to be made whole again and I have zero intentions of walking away from this. I wanted to make this issue known and public!
Another great performance this evening at MTC ~ "Harriet Tubman: An American Moses" ~ A very moving production this evening Always enjoy the theater productions, and the added question and answer sessions after the play, as well as the wine and cheese reception for opening performances (such as this evening), is always a nice touch. Very lucky to have MTC in NE Ohio ~
That time, when you are watching Prancer at the Magical Theater Company with your sister, and you both are literally Ugly crying, because you are watching the scene with Jesse and her Dad towards the end. And then a spot light shines on the row you are sitting in, and the cast sings carols directly behind your seats. Meanwhile, the front half of the theater turns to not only see the chorus, but two sister's drying away tears. #magicalmemories @#magicaltheater #prancer
My mom and three oldest kids went to Prancer yesterday and they all loved it! Thank you for another quality performance that the kids will be talking about for quite a while yet!