Disney in Concert
See scenes from your favorite Disney movies – including “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King” and more. Listen and watch as favorite Disney stories come to life through Disney visuals and memorable melodies performed by the San Antonio Symphony and four leading vocalists. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $13 to $67 and are on sale now. For additional information, call the Symphony box office at 210-554-1010. For groups of 10 or more, call 210-554-1066. Show runs Nov. 1 and 2. Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St. www.majesticempire.com/tickets
Mel Brooks’ Musical Young Frankenstein
Continuing with its season of silliness, the historic Woodlawn Theatre stages a four-week run of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” on its main stage. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend, based on the 1974 classic comedy film of the same name, follows Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life – with both scary and hilarious complications. Admission is $15 for students and children, $20 for seniors and military and $23 for adults. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Show runs through Nov. 3. Woodlawn Theatre, 920 Fredericksburg Road. 210-267-8388 .
Victor Hugo’s epic tale of redemption is told through the robust and moving score of one of the world’s most well known musicals. Tickets are $26 for adults; $21 for students, military and seniors 60 and older with identification; and $11 for children 12 and younger. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays (final Sunday includes an 8 p.m. show). Show runs through Nov. 3. The Playhouse SA – Russell Hill Rogers Theater, 800 W. Ashby Place. 210-733-7258. theplayhousesa.org
When Willy Wonka’s hallowed chocolate factory holds a worldwide contest awarding tours to the lucky, five children emerge as winners. Only Charlie Bucket, the story’s earnest hero, stands to win the exotic riches of Wonka’s empire if he avoids the pitfalls of his fellow contestants and stays true to his heart. Based on the book by Roald Dahl. Show times are 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets are $10 for adults and children 2-17 and free to children under 2 years. Children under 2 admitted free must sit on a parent’s lap. Runs through Nov. 9. Magik Theatre, 420 S Alamo. 210-227-2751. http://www.sahearts.com/event/detail/441783001/Willy_Wonka
Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA)
A concert celebrating family and childhood will be presented by the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. The concert features music from around the world including Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel Prelude,” Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite,” Bunch’s “Embrace: Cocerto for Electric Violin and Orchestra” featuring Tracy Silverman and Britten’s “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” Silverman, hailed by the BBC as the greatest living exponent of the electric violin, plays the Texas premiere of a uniquely theatrical new concerto. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Call 210-737-0097 for tickets. Lila Cockrell Theatre, 200 E. Market St. http://www.yosa.org/events/gold-series-1/
Salzburg Marionette Theatre travels to San Antonio’s Trinity University for two shows as part of the Children’s Fine Arts Series. The famous puppeteers will present “Hansel and Gretel” and “The Sound of Music.” The stage is transformed later for the beloved “Sound of Music.” This is the 100th anniversary season for the Salzburg Marionette Theatre and this is their only Texas performance. Performances are suggested for ages 5 and older. Tickets for the two special event shows are $12 per show and are available through the Children’s Fine Arts Series website at www.childrensfineartseries.org or the CFAS office. Tickets, if still available the day of the show, can be purchased at the box office about one hour preceding each performance. “Hansel and Gretel” will be presented at 10 a.m. and the “Sound of Music” at 7 p.m. Both performances are Nov. 20. Trinity University, Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Drive. www.childrensfineartseries.org
Best Christmas Pageant Ever
“The Herdmans were the worst kids in the history of the world,” so begins this classic children’s book. After the director of the annual holiday pageant breaks her leg, volunteer Grace Bradley finds herself directing the show. The Herdmans show up to audition and chaos ensues. This show is guaranteed to make you laugh until you cry, transcending individual religions to tell a story about the human spirit and the ability to become bigger and better than we think we are in times of crisis. Tickets are $10. Show times are 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 7 p.m. Fridays; and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Shows run Nov. 20-Dec. 21. Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St. 210-227-2751. www.magiktheatre.org
Sesame Street Live
The all-new Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” comes to the San Antonio Lila Cockrell Theatre Nov. 30. When Elmo casts a spell with Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air – and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage. Performances are at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Tickets are $17 and $22. A limited number of $32 Gold Circle seats and $55 Sunny Seats, which includes premium seating and a Meet and Greet, are also available. For more information, call 877-504-8895. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000 for tickets. Lila Cockrell Theatre, 200 E. Market St.