MEDIA THEATRE NEWS---We are a professional music theatre company located at The Media Theatre in Media, Pa., only 20 minutes southwest of Center City Philly.
One of Philadelphia's Most Popular Theatres.
WINNER OF BROADWAY WORLD'S 'BEST THEATRE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA' (2012, 2013, 2014)
All Broadway Series Productions, Youth Programs, Educational Programs, and Summer Camps are produced by The Media Music Theatre Company (Artistic Director Jesse Cline)
CAMP MEDIA THEATRE IS A REWARDING EXPERIENCE AT DELCO'S ONLY PROFESSIONAL MUSIC THEATRE
Media Theatre is gearing up for its 14th summer with five two-week sessions
focusing on acting, vocal music, and choreography.
The 2014 music theatre camp begins June 16.
At the end of each two week session,
campers perform a show with their original scenes and popular Broadway songs.
Media Theatre is an extraordinary and exciting opportunity for young actors to
study,” said Artistic Director Jesse Cline. “With daily classes in the three
aspects of music theatre, campers study in a fun environment with professional
directors, performers, and technicians. It’s a two-week day camp that is a
rewarding experience at Delaware County's only professional music
Camp Media Theatre does not utilize
scripted scenes that have been performed previously.
“The campers write and perform their own
theatre piece,” Cline said. “The acting scenes are created through
improvisational exercises in the acting class, and the show includes Broadway
songs and choreographed movement as well. It adds up to an enriching summer
program for the youth, and a very entertaining performance for family and
friends at the end of each two-week session.”
An Advertisement for Camp Media Theatre that appeared last summer
Each camp is designed for ages 5 and up,
in three separate age groups (ages are split according to the demographics of
The 2014 Camp Media Theatre Themes are
“Disney” June 16-27, “Dance” June 30-July 11, “Contemporary Broadway” July 14-25,
“Classic Broadway” July 28-August 8, and “OZ!” August 11-22 (musical numbers
from Wicked and The Wizard of OZ).
The 2014 Camp will also include the “Fiddler
on the Roof” youth experience. Campers will rehearse and perform the classic
show in its entirety. The seven-week “Fiddler” camp includes three weeks of
rehearsal and four weekends of performance. The “Fiddler” Camp meets at 6pm
starting June 16, with performances for the general public starting July 11 and
running through August 10.
For more information regarding Camp Media
Theatre or “Fiddler” camp experience, visit www.mediatheatre.orgor call 610-891-0100.
The hit show "A Christmas Story: The Musical" is at The Media Theatre November 9 to January 8. It's suitable for all ages and makes a great outing for families during the holiday season. Based on the classic film which has gained popularity with each showing on television each holiday season, the musical has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Songs include "Ralphie To The Rescue", "Sticky Situation", "It All Comes Down To Christmas", and "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid!" The story takes place in Indiana in the 1940's focusing on Ralphie, the boy who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun. He eventually learns that the holidays are not about what you have but who you have around you to share them with. There is a humorous sub-plot featuring Ralphie's father, referred to as The Old Man, who wins a leg lamp. It was nominated for three Tony Awards for its 2012 production at the Lunt-Fon…
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 …
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 …