Thanks for coming to Magic!

This was truly an engaging and magical show and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for joining us! The night ended in a standing ovation which was well deserved for the amazing story tellers Ellen Sweets,  Abby Ronaldes, Tommy Wilkerson,  Jack Darling and Jennifer Hill Robenalt!

Don’t forget to put us on your calendars for next month on July 30th, our theme is ‘No One Believes Me’ and we’ve got some incredible stories to share with you.


Magic! -Testify’s Performer Spotlight : Abby Ronaldes

Tonight we welcome one of our own producers, Abby Ronaldes, aka ‘Abby Boyd’ to the stage.  Before she sashays off into the West Texas sunset with her hunky new husband, Abby will be sharing the magical story of how those two crazy kids met in her piece, His Face. The show starts at 7:30pm, but get there early to grab a cocktail and a good seat! We’ll see you soon!

Abby Ronaldes

Abby Ronaldes studied performance and video art at the University of Texas in Austin. No stranger to storytelling, she is currently writing a script for a Sci-Fi television series and has past experience in video sketch comedy. Abby is also a manager at the local independent bookstore BookPeople and does her best to find everything funny. Seriously. Everything. Abby is excited to be involved with Testify and grateful to all the people willing to share their stories and time with us. 

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Magic! -Testify’s Performer Spotlight : Ellen Sweets

Something truly magical will be happening tonight when the talented author, mother and foodie Ellen Sweets graces the stage to share how magical and empowering motherhood and parenting can be, in her piece, My Life As A Magical Mom.  Doors open at 7pm, its going to be crowded so get there early!

Ellen retired from a 40-year career in the news business, with the last 14 dedicated to food writing. She moved to Austin eight years ago to write a book about cooking with Molly Ivins. The book has pretty much run its course, and the urge to wander is upon her once again. Will she stay or will she go? She isn’t sure, but at 74 she is aware of the need to make a decision, as time is running out.