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SPRING SEMESTER OF ACTING CLASSES AT MEDIA THEATRE ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, AND ADULTS

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It's now time to register for The Media Theatre's Spring Semester of Acting Classes which begin the weekend of April 8, 2017. 
The popular acclaimed Children and Teen Acting Classes will be returning, as well as the Adult Acting Class. Each semester brings a fun educational atmosphere as students develop by working together and creating within a group setting.
Classes are under the supervision of Broadway World Award winning Artistic Director Jesse Cline, who studied with the renowned Sanford Meisner. All classes and the New School at The Media Theatre follow the Sanford Meisner Technique which basically states that 'acting is living as truthfully as one can under an imaginary circumstance'. This means that all actors should create as they will as honestly as they are able, without copying anyone else's performance or trying to be who they are not. It's a confidence booster while raising self-awareness.
The Acting Classes focus solely on acting skills and stage pr…

MOVE IT TO 'MADAGASCAR JR' MUSICAL AT THE MEDIA THEATRE MARCH 25 THRU MAY 21

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You like to ‘move it, move it’? Then be sure to see the musical “Madagascar Junior” at The Media Theatre. It’s on Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at Noon March 25 through May 21.
“Madagascar Junior” is based on the animated film and features humorous characters, lots of adventure, and an upbeat energetic score including the hit song “I Like To Move It”.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious plotting penguins in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  The hour long show follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.  
Tim Haney portrays the role of Alex the Lion, while Roger Ricker entertains as King Julien. Others in the cast are Media Theatre students, and one parent of two student actors (Doug Henry). All other roles are double cast, allowing audiences and stude…

MEDIA THEATRE FIRST LOOK PICS FROM 'SIDE SHOW' ON THRU MARCH 26

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"Side Show", with a book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, is based on the story of Daisy and Violet Hilton. It's on stage at The Media Theatre through March 26.

The Hilton sisters were conjoined twins who entertained on the carnival and burlesque circuit in the 1920's and '30's. Managed poorly, the sisters eventually meet a talent scout and his budding musician pal who make a deal to showcase the two women on the Orpheum Circuit. Bursting with hope regarding their newfound fame, the ladies hearts are still unfulfilled, as they cannot escape the reputation of being 'freaks'. 

The unique musical is on through March 26 at The Media Theatre. Audiences will sit 'under the big tent' during this show, which lends the atmosphere of being in an actual side show event. It's an up close and personal look at what makes us different while exposing the fact that we are all the same.

Photos by Maura McConnell. "Side Show" is …

MEDIA THEATRE 'STAR STRUCK' GALA FEBRUARY 25 WAS MOST SUCCESSFUL EVER!

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The Media Theatre celebrated with Broadway stars, regional VIP’s, politicians, and dignitaries on Saturday February 25 for its most successful fundraising Gala ever. The 23rd annual Gala, “Star Struck”, featured a headlining performance by Tony winning actress Alice Ripley. Title sponsor was Alkemy X. 
The evening placed the spotlight on the many star contributors, volunteers, and performers who continue to guide and light the theater and its mission.  The 2017 Walter M. Strine Advocate of the Arts Award was presented to Delaware County Councilman David White for his exemplary generosity.  Iron Workers Bank, represented by its President Mr. John Whitig, received the 2017 Community Partnership Award for its longstanding commitment to The Vocalist and Vocalist Jr. vocal contests for youth.
Alice Ripley joins other Broadway and regional stars who have appeared on The Media Theatre stage including Philip Boykin, Betty Buckley, Ann Crumb, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Judy Kaye, Andy Karl, and Andre…

MEDIA THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SEASON

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With a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, two popular Disney titles, a classic play, and a regional premiere of a contemporary Broadway hit, The Media Theatre's 2017-18 season has something for everyone. Subscriptions are now on sale. The season was announced by Jesse Cline, Artistic Director.

"Carousel" opens the season September 20 through October 22. The second musical by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, it's the romance of Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan which takes center stage. Based on the play "Liliom", the show was named Best Musical of The Century in 1999 by Time Magazine. The score features the beloved classic "You'll Never Walk Alone" as well as "If I Loved You". With darker themes than most Rodgers and Hammerstein shows, it ran for 890 performances during it's original Broadway run in 1945, seeing its popularity growing with each decade.




November 15 to January 14 brings "Disney&…

MEDIA THEATRE HAS 'SIDE SHOW' MARCH 8-26; CAST ANNOUNCED

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The Media Theatre has one musical per season which is not quite as mainstream as the other titles on its marquee, filling a particular void for those interested in passionate works by top notch writers and composers who have pieces in their oeuvre which deserve to be seen but are rarely produced.

Artistic Director Jesse Cline has chosen the Broadway musical "Side Show" as this season's showcase for a little seen work. 


"Side Show", with a book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, is based on the story of Daisy and Violet Hilton. The Hilton sisters were conjoined twins who entertained on the carnival and burlesque circuit in the 1920's and '30's. Managed poorly, the sisters eventually meet a talent scout and his budding musician pal who make a deal to showcase the two women on the Orpheum Circuit. Bursting with hope regarding their newfound fame, the ladies hearts are still unfulfilled, as they cannot escape the reputation of being &#…

FIRST LOOK PICS....'ROMEO AND JULIET' AT THE MEDIA THEATRE NOW THRU FEB. 19

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"Romeo and Juliet" is a timeless story of young love which has been imitated in countless ways over the decades, even catapulted into the musical theatre stratosphere with "West Side Story". 

Yet, with all of its variations, the heart of Shakespeare's original prose still stands the test of time as the ultimate romantic adventure for lovers of all ages. And, truth be told, with its star crossed lovers at the forefront, "Romeo and Juliet" is an adventure --an adventure of the soul, a true vision of the heights (and depths) our love for one another might carry us. 

The Media Theatre presents Shakespeare's original verse in a "Romeo and Juliet" that transports us to 1930's Verona, after an earthquake has ravaged the region and upheaval brings renovation, restoration, and a new look at the world surrounding the Montagues and Capulets. 

On stage through February 19, director Bill Van Horn assembled a cast of professional actors from the Phil…