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MEDIA THEATRE RECEIVES 33 BROADWAY WORLD 'BEST OF 2013' PHILLY THEATRE NOMINATIONS

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After winning several Broadway World Awards in 2012, including Best Theatre Company, The Media Theatre received a total of 33 nominations for "Best of Philadelphia Theatre 2013", including BEST THEATRE COMPANY. 

Delaware County's only professional music theatre had one of its most critically acclaimed eras during the past few months (the eligibility period is from October 2012 through September 2013).

The Media Theatre's 2013 nominations include 12 for "Mame", its co-production with Bucks County Playhouse. Its recent "Spamalot" received a total of 10 nominations, while "Dr. Dolittle" is on the docket with 3 and "Forever Plaid" has a chance at taking 2 honors.
Three of The Media Theatre's Special Events were nominated in that category: "In The Men's Room with Ann Crumb", "Justin Guarini In Concert: Annual Gala", and the phenomenally successful "Pinkalicious, The Musical". Another special event,…

PHOTOS FROM MEDIA THEATRE'S 'JOSEPH' MUSICAL STARRING KYLE LOWDER

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Media Music Theatre Company has Emmy nominee Kyle Lowder playing the title role in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" now through January 5. 

Lowder was seen for over a decade in major roles on daytime television's "Days of Our Lives" and "Bold and the Beautiful". He is now focusing on a stage career, following his successful run as Stacee Jaxx in the Las Vegas company of "Rock of Ages".

Here's a sneak peak of Lowder as Joseph in director Jesse Cline's production! For tickets, call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org



LAUREN CUPPLES IS THE NARRATOR IN MEDIA THEATRE'S 'JOSEPH'

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Lauren Cupples is no stranger to Media Theatre audiences. She has entertained hundreds---actually thousands as of this writing---of patrons with her performances in "The Sound of Music", "Dr. Dolittle", "Annie", and as the winning vocalist during the first year of "Delco Idol" almost a decade ago.
Now, Cupples allows her silky voice to be heard throughout "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in the role of The Narrator. Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, which began its life in the late 1960's as an all-male cantata, utilizes The Narrator to guide audiences through the story of Joseph and his brothers from the book of Genesis.

Cupples is originally from Glenolden in Delaware County, but resides now (after a short stint in NYC) in Oxford. The Chester County resident studied philosophy at DeSalles University, but found herself longing to be a 'great communicator' on the stage. After her "Delco Idol" winning …

DIARY OF ANNE FRANK AUDITIONS AT MEDIA THEATRE DEC. 3

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The Media Theatre, located at 104 East State St in Media, is holding an Equity Principle Audition for its production of “The Diary of Anne Frank”, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Non-union performers will be seen as time permits.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday,  Dec.3from 4pm to 8pm at The Media Theatre. The production is directed by Jesse Cline, Artistic Director.
“Diary of Anne Frank” is the Tony winning play (an updated adaptation from 1997) in which The Frank Family hides from the Nazis in war-torn Amsterdam. In a warehouse attic for two years, they are joined by four other people while Anne Frank records the account in her diary, bringing to vivid life the trials and tribulations of trying to lead a normal life in a cramped environment while under constant threat of being discovered. Ultimately inspiring due to its fact-based message of hope amidst fear, this is one of the most beloved plays of all-time.
Seeking the following roles:Otto Frank,…

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS AVAILABLE WITH MEDIA THEATRE'S NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR

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Scott Anthony, the new music director for Media Music Theatre Company, will be giving private piano lessons beginning in December. The lessons will be held at The Media Theatre (104 East State Street in Media). MMTC is the producing professional music theatre organization which is housed at the location, bringing such productions as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.
The piano lessons will adapt to each student’s capabilities, from beginner to those who wish to continue sharpening their skills. Mornings and late afternoons are available. The schedule will be determined by each student and Scott Anthony, who started his own lessons at the tender age of four.
In 2006, he received his BM in Piano Performance from Catholic University, studying with Emmy-winning artist Marilyn Neeley. He has also worked under the tutelage of Bruce Murray at the Brevard Music Festival and recently studied with Harvey Weeden closer to home at Temple University, where he received his Masters in Pia…

IMPROV CLASS AT MEDIA THEATRE WITH SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTER ALUM

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The Media Theatre continues its new Improv Class for Teens and Adults, instructed by Robert Huntington of Chicago’s famous Second City Training Center, where he sharpened his skills in sketch comedy. The class will meet Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8pm. It begins its Spring Session on (no fooling) APRIL 1, 2014. There are 8 weeks of instruction and fun. 
A graduate of Second City’s conservatory program, he also sharpened his skills at Improv Olympic and The Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago. As an actor, Huntington has appeared in productions of The Music Man, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Uncle Phil’sDiner, and Seasons of Life. His film credits include Invincible, one of the Philly region’s finest cinematic efforts.
The Improv Class for Teens and Adults will be specifically designed so that each participant is able to work on their own level. It will be a fun, sometimes humorous way to encourage self-confidence and self-awareness for actors and to solidify the Sanford Meisner Technique which …

VIDEO PREVIEW OF 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' WITH SCOTT LANGDON AT MEDIA THEATRE

The Media Theatre presents a special and extraordinary performance of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL on weekends starting Nov. 24 and continuing through Dec. 22. There are two convenient times to choose from: 11am Saturdays and evening performances on Sundays at 7pm.

What makes this production so unique is that one man--professional actor Scott Langdon, who was seen at The Media Theatre as King Arthur in the recent critically acclaimed production of Monty Python's Spamalot--brings all of the roles to life as he tells the story during this special time of year.

As you can see from the video, Langdon will enthrall as he communicates the beloved message of this legendary story from one of the greatest authors of all time.

Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqb66s6GdfA&feature=youtu.be

Bring the family! Call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org 

SCOTT LANGDON PLAYS ALL ROLES IN MEDIA'S 'CHRISTMAS CAROL'

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Philadelphia actor Scott Langdon, who recently received rave reviews as King Arthur in The Media Theatre’s production of Spamalot, will perform his all of the roles in the original Charles Dickens masterpiece,                  “A Christmas Carol” every weekend November 24 – December 22, 2013, at The Media Theatre.Langdon was also seen recently on The Media Theatre stage in several roles in Artistic Director Jesse Cline’s critically acclaimed production of “Mame” which was also produced at The Bucks County Playhouse.This unique production uses minimal set pieces, relying instead on Dickens' text and Langdon's ability to portray every character in the story. The actor brought the production to Princeton, NJ in 2009 and the huge East Brunswick Performing Arts Center in 2011, to great acclaim.
Langdon will utilize his acting prowess to portray Scrooge, Fezziwig, Tiny Tim, the Three Ghosts and every other yuletide Dickensian character in an adaptation taken directly from Charles Dic…

MEMBER OF 'JOSEPH' YOUTH ENSEMBLE WRITES SCHOOL ESSAY ABOUT MEDIA THEATRE

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When Garnet Valley Elementary School asked its fifth grade students to write an essay about 'Their Favorite Place', a young singer/ actress described her choice: The Media Theatre! If any one reading this forgets what it's like to be a child and have an outlet that you love, you certainly will not forget after reading the entire essay. 


The following is titled "Media Happiness" written by 10 year old Katheryn Cooper who is currently a member of the youth ensemble for Joseph and theAmazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Nov. 20-Jan. 5) and is in the cast of The Wizard of OZ (ends Nov. 17), both productions at the theatre she adores. All of the statements, spelling, and punctuation are hers-exactly as she turned in to her teacher*:

"Well, here I go. It's off to the Media Theatre again. It is a wonderful place in Media. It used to be a movie theater, but they took out the screen and made it a musical theatre place. The Theatre always has friendships developing, lots …

WHO IS IN OZ....PART 14...KATHERYN COOPER

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The Land of OZ is filled with a talented troupe of young performers who bring life to the classic story. The one hour version of "The Wizard of OZ" is based on the legendary MGM musical film and has all of the wonderful songs audiences are familiar with.

Katheryn Cooper is one of the talented performers. She and her family moved to the Philadelphia region in February of 2012 from Arkansas. Finding a home in Delaware County, the young singer/ actress discovered The Media Theatre, a professional music theatre, was nearby.

She started her time with the theatre in the summer of that year, becoming a contestant in "Delco Idol Jr" and checking out Camp Media Theatre. She was an actress in the youth productions of "Adventures of the Three Little Pigs", and "Alice In Wonderland" as well as Artistic Director Jesse Cline's Broadway Series production of "Dr Dolittle".

In summer 2013, she was a vocal contestant in the revamped and re-titled summe…