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WHO APPEARETH IN SPAMALOT...PART THREE...WILL HARRELL

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WILL HARRELL will portray LANCELOT and THE FRENCH TAUNTER

Will is pleased as punch to be at the Media Theatre and to be Spamming again. The Philadelphia based Bama native has been seen on stage from California to Maine and across Canada in regional theaters and the National tours of Oliver!  and Spamalot.

Favorite roles include-- The Theatre at Monmoth; Demetrius/ Midsummer, Matt/ The Fantasticks, Friar and Tybalt/ Romeo and Juliet.  
The Walnut Street Theatre; Marley/ A Christmas Carol. 
Philly Fringe; Melvin Miller/ Awesome Alliteration, to name a few.

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT is at The Media Theatre September 25-November 3, '13
610-891-0100
mediatheatre.org

MEDIA THEATRE UNITES WITH THE WORLD AGAIN DURING 2013 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

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The independent short film festival known as the Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Media Theatre for the third consecutive year on September 30 and October 1 at 7pm. The ten films chosen to be in the Festival not only entertain a global audience, but also allow the audience around the world to choose the winner.
The films will be screened across six continents from September 27 to October 6, 2013. Audiences at each film site are given a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the film they believe should win. Votes are sent, by theatre management, to Manhattan Short headquarters and the winner is announced on Sunday October 6 at 10pm Eastern time.

This year the Festival received a record breaking 628 entries from 48 countries. “In my 16 years of programming, this is by far the strongest show we have ever had,” said Founding Director Nicholas Mason. “From the first scene to the last, these films command every second of your attention. It’s anyone’s guess who will win the …

MEDIA THEATRE HAS AUDITIONS FOR 'JOSEPH' MUSICAL SEPTEMBER 17

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The Media Music Theatre Company, located in The Media Theatre, will hold auditions for its upcoming holiday musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Tuesday September 17 at 6pm. The production is directed by Artistic Director Jesse Cline and choreographed by Dann Dunn.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber family musical is based on the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers with a score that includes the well-known songs “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door”. High energy choreography is a highlight of the production that is perfect for the holidays. The Media Theatre is producing the Mega-Mix version which features an edge-of-your-seat dance after the finale combining each of the songs in a rousing routine.

The audition is an AEA performers call in which non-union performers will be seen as time permits. Those attending should be prepared to sing and to move. Prepare music in the style of the show or sing from the show’s score. Please have sheet music prepared and properly edit…

WHO APPEARETH IN SPAMALOT AT MEDIA THEATRE....PART TWO...DAVID JACK IS PATSY

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As one of America’s foremost children's recording artists, David Jack has charmed audiences for 25 years. He has been featured on NBC's TODAY, performed at The White House and starred for eleven seasons in his own show at SESAME PLACE. His CDs have received national awards including the coveted Parents' Choice.


MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT IS SEPT. 23-NOV.3 AT THE MEDIA THEATRE
610-891-0100
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WHO APPEARETH IN 'SPAMALOT'---PART ONE---DAN SCHIFF IS KING ARTHUR

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Who Appeareth In SPAMALOT at Media Theatre? DAN SCHIFF is King Arthur...


Happy to return to The Media for the 7th time where he played Uncle Max in SOUND OF MUSIC, FDR in ANNIE, & The Wizard in THE WIZARD OF OZ. Starred in the original Philadelphia productions of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY 
and SHEAR MADNESS. Beau in MAME opposite Christine Ebersole at Papermill Playhouse, four productions as Julian Marsh in 42nd STREET, and six productions as Nick Arnstein in FUNNY GIRL. 30 productions at Walnut Street Theatre including Georges in LaCAGE, Moonface in ANYTHING GOES, 
Joe Boyd in DAMN YANKEES, and Maurice in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. 
Proud member of Actors Equity for 36 years!

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT is at The Media Theatre September 23-November 3. www.mediatheatre.org/ 610-891-0100

MEDIA THEATRE HAS SEVERAL LEVELS OF ACTING CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES THIS FALL

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The Media Theatre continues to expand its curriculum with new Level One and Level Two Acting Classes for youth as well as a Teen Improvisation Class. All will begin in September, along with its renowned New School, which is a conservatory-style educational approach to music theatre.
The Fall Session of Acting Classes begins the weekend of September 7 with Level One for Children, Saturday Mornings at 9am. This 10-week one-hour course is primarily for ages 6 to 9, or for those beginning to explore an interest in theatre. 
Classes are structured to include exercises for building basic speaking skills on stage (volume, diction), learning stage directions, and developing self-esteem. Fun theatre exercises are used to introduce acting skills based on The Meisner Technique, which advances the idea that “Acting is living as truthfully as one can under an imaginary circumstance,”. Each student has the opportunity for one-on-one instruction with the educator within a group environment. Students a…

WINNER OF EAGLES SEASON TICKETS DRAWN AT THE MEDIA THEATRE AUG. 25 2013

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WINNER of EAGLES SEASON TICKETS drawn @TheMediaTheatre 2013. See it on youtube! Congrats to JOANNA MURPHY of SPFLD http://t.co/x0UJzePwRu

ANN CRUMB TO BE LADY OF THE LAKE IN MEDIA THEATRE'S 'SPAMALOT'

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"Diva's Lament" will be performed by Tony nominated actress Ann Crumb when The Media Theatre presents the hilarious Monty Python musical Spamalot September 25-November 3. She has appeared on Media's stage previously in the acclaimed productionsMaster Class, Wings, and Souvenir. In those three productions she was directed by Artistic Director Jesse Cline. 

"Ann is a legendary actress who delighted audiences in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspectsof Love on Broadway and in London's West End," Cline said. "Her talent is extraordinary and she will bring a fresh life to The Lady of the Lake."



She was nominated for the Tony Award when she appeared in “Anna Karenina.” She has appeared on almost every regional theatre stage in the Philadelphia region and recently won a Best Actress Award for her work in “Sunset Boulevard” in Colorado. She is the recipient of a Barrymore Award and an Arts Recognition Award. Her television credits include “Law and Order” and…

ROSE TREE RESTAURANT BECOMES SIGNATURE DINING DESTINATION OF MEDIA THEATRE

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The Rose Tree Restaurant of Media is now the signature dining destination for Media Theatre patrons. As a partner with the professional music theatre company housed at The Media Theatre, Rose Tree Restaurant will be the featured dining establishment for all individuals and groups who attend the theatre.

The partnership, through the end of 2013 with the possibility of extension,  will be outlined on the theatre's website, raising more awareness for patrons or prospective ticket buyers for any event. A special promotion code will be set up for online reservations. Alternatively, Rose Tree Restaurant patrons will be offered a special 10% discount on same-day theatre tickets with proof of receipt from the renowned dining establishment. A unique Dinner and Theatre Package will be offered as well.
The Media Music Theatre Company, which produces the musical presentations at The Media Theatre, will hold Board Meetings in the restaurant's banquet room and the restaurant will cater the th…

MEDIA THEATRE'S 2013-14 SEASON HAS MONTY PYTHON AND WEBBER CLASSICS (includes 3 Philly Regional Professional Premieres)

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The Media Theatre has been delighting audiences for two decades with classic and contemporary musicals. It enters its 20th anniversary season with three Philadelphia regional professional premieres plus two classic productions.


Artistic Director Jesse Cline led the theatre to “Best Theatre Company of Philadelphia”, an award given by Broadway World in 2012. It also received honors for Best Music Direction, Best Set Design, and several other awards. Its 2013-14 season promises to continue bringing further accolades and honors for Delaware County’s only professional music theatre. Cline oversees the productions produced by Media Music Theatre Company, the not-for-profit arts organization housed at The Media Theatre.
The 2013-14 season opens with the first Philadelphia/ Wilmington professional production of 2005’s Tony winner, Monty Python’s “Spamalot”. The musical is based on the classic film Monty Python and The Holy Grail. Like the film, it follows a non-traditional and highly surreal st…