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WILLIAMSON TRADE SCHOOL GOES 'HOME' TO ASSIST THE MEDIA THEATRE

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Williamson Trade School, located just five minutes from The Media Theatre, had a busy crew at what has become known as Delaware County's only professional music theatre. This was during its second annual Community Service Week, May 15-19.
“For four days we provide a community service, giving back to the community by assisting local non-profits,” stated Renee Lallo, a volunteer with Williamson whose husband, Art, sits on their board. “The Media Theatre is a terrific place, providing educational opportunities for young students,” she continued, as her daughter Valerie helped with some painting in the theatre’s second floor Crystal Room. The Lallo’s daughters are previous students of The Media Theatre’s acting classes.
Michelle Martella, Williamson’s Director of The Annual Fund, was on hand as well, working with the Trade School’s young men who were busy throughout The Media Theatre from the front doors of the lobby to the backstage dressing rooms. “We are doing some needed touch-ups, …

The Media Theatre has "Always, Patsy Cline" June 15 to July 2

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"Always, Patsy Cline" is the hit show with songs made famous by the legendary country singer. It's on stage at The Media Theatre June 15 to July 2, starring Broadway's Jenny Lee Stern.  Performaces are Thursday nights at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm.  Always…Patsy Cline has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off-Broadway. It has been one of the most produced musicals in America according toAmerican Theatre Magazine. “Always…Patsy Cline” has also been enjoyed internationally by audiences in Canada, the UK and Australia. 
GO TO OUR CALENDAR, CHOOSE YOUR DATE, AND GET TICKETS NOW “Always…Patsy Cline” is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.  The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence wit…

The Media Theatre Announces "Alice In Wonderland" Cast.....Show Is On Stage June 3 Thru Aug. 27

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This summer, Alice will chase a rabbit, fall down a hole, and get smaller and larger while meeting all types of crazy characters. Will you follow her? It's time for a new musical version of "Alice In Wonderland" at The Media Theatre, based on Lewis Carroll's classic.
It's on Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at Noon June 3 through August 21. Ben Kapilow (Broadway World Award winner) wrote the brand new score to Tim Haney's revised script. Roger Ricker directs, Kapilow music directs, and Carol Sorensen's bright costumes liven the hour long show for ages 4 and up. 
There's audience participation at the Croquet game, and plenty of humor as three parents of Media Theatre students join in the fun, playing roles in the show alongside their children. Eileen Wiley makes her Media Theatre debut as the Queen of Hearts with her daughter, Violet, playing Alice. Doug Henry and his daughter play Tweedledum and Tweedledee, sharing the role with Henry O' Neill and his …

THE MEDIA THEATRE PRESENTS JENNA PASTUSZEK AND ASHLEY SWEETMAN "SIDE BY SIDE" CABARET MONDAY JULY 24

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Jenna Pastuszek and Ashley Sweetman, the two extremely talented young ladies who performed the roles of Daisy and Violet Hilton, sisters who were joined at the hip in The Media Theatre's production of Side Show recently, are joining forces once again. Their special one-night-only cabaret is Monday July 24 at 7:30pm. It's entitled "Side By Side".  With a song selection featuring some of their favorite Broadway show tunes, plus a reprise of "I Will Never Leave You" from Side Show, Jenna and Ashley will entertain in a cabaret style setting in the theatre's elegant Crystal Room. Seating is limited, so it's best to reserve seats now ($25 per person). 
Jenna Pastuszek is originally from Swarthmore. Recent credits include the critically acclaimed production of Side Show (The Media Theatre) as well as Diner (Delaware Theatre Company), Because Of Winn Dixie (DTC), Bad Jews (Walnut Street Theatre), Evita (Stage Door Theatre), Catch Me If You Can (Eagle Theatre)…

MEDIA THEATRE HAS SECOND ROUND OF 2017 'VOCALIST' AUDITIONS JUNE 10

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It’s time once again for “The Vocalist” competition at The Media Theatre. The region’s premier vocal contest will hold a second round of auditions on Saturday June 10 at 1:30pm for summer's singing contest. "The Vocalist" is for ages 14-24, with the top five winning a cash prize sponsored by Iron Workers Bank. 

"Vocalist Junior" already has most of its contestants, although if anyone is age 6-13 and is interested, they should email Roger at rer764@gmail.com.

"The Vocalist" and "Vocalist Junior" claim titles that are representative of the professional music theatre company’s mission of professional music theatre. The summer event sets the tone for The Media Theatre’s focus on musicals and music theatre education. It is produced by Media Music Theatre Company, the professional non-profit music theatre organization which has a full season each year with its Broadway Series and youth programming.  Auditions for “The Vocalist” will be held Saturday …

THE MEDIA THEATRE HAS 'WEST SIDE STORY' APRIL 19-JUNE 11

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The Media Theatre has the legendary musical “West Side Story” April 19 through June 11. With a book by Arthur Laurents and a sweeping score from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the musical is often referred to as one of the all-time greats in the Broadway canon.




“West Side Story” transports Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to New York City in the 1950’s. The story takes place on the west side of Manhattan at a time when many Puerto Ricans moved to NYC. Two young lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves in the middle of street gangs at war—the Jets and the Sharks. The musical captures the essence of struggling to survive amidst violence and prejudice which is one the main reasons it has remained relevant to this day after premiering on Broadway in 1957.
“West Side Story” highlights youthful performers with energetic choreography and songs such as “Tonight”, “Maria”, “Somewhere”, and “America”.
At The Media Theatre, “West Side Story” is directed and choreographed by Dann Dunn, with …

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…