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.
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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)
WHO'S WHO IN 'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'....JD TRIOLO AND ANDREW RUBIN ARE TWO PUGSLEYS
Broadway’s hit musical comedy, “The Addams Family,” makes its Philadelphia regional professional premiere Sept. 24-Nov. 2 at the Media Theatre.
Produced by Media Music Theatre Company, the show is based on Charles Addams’ single-panel comic strip from which the legendary 1960s TV sitcom was created.
In “The Addams Family” musical, created by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa, the humorously bizarre family that delights in the macabre must come to terms with 18-year-old Wednesday’s infatuation with a young man from a family quite unlike their own. Even though we see the Addams’ singing ghoulish ancestors in the show, The Chicago Sun-Times said “The Addams Family” has “an abundance of life.”
Two talented young actors share the role of Pugsley Addams in Media's production. Pugsley is the younger brother of teen Wednesday and he just loves to be noticed by her...so what will he do when she places all of her attention on a young man from a 'normal' family?
The two who share the role are JD Triolo of West Chester and Media's Andrew Rubin.
JD TRIOLO has been seen by Media Theatre audiences quite a bit in the past several years. A member of its acting classes, New School, and private coaching, JD started showcasing his powerful vocals on stage in "Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical". He went on to appear as Young Mowgli in "The Jungle Book" a bit later. Soon, the actor/ singer had a great boost to his career when he portrayed Young Patrick in "Mame" alongside Tony nominated actress Andrea McArdle.
At The Walnut Street Theatre he played the role of Michael Hobbs in the regional premiere of "Elf: The Musical". Now, he brings another iconic role to life in yet another Philly premiere in "The Addams Family".
ANDREW RUBIN has his Media Theatre debut in "The Addams Family". He's been in several local productions, works with voice coach Val Haber, and will start lessons with Media Theatre's Artistic Director Jesse Cline this season as a member of The New School.
Do you want to know who's playing Pugsley on certain dates? Call The Media Theatre for information: 610-891-0100. Visit www.mediatheatre.org for tickets.
To see the Philadelphia All-Star cast in The Media Theatre's "The Addams Family", call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org. "The Addams Family" is a regional professional premiere with The Media being Philly's first Union house to design and direct the show from the 'ground up'. Dann Dunn directs and choreographs.
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 Philadelphia region's professional premiere of Jason Robert Brown's Tony winning musical "The Bridges of Madison County" this fall. The show, which received Tony Awards in 2014 for Best Score and Best Orchestrations, plays September 14 to October 23.
Millions of film goers have seen the movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, although the writers of the musical state it is based on the best-selling novel. The romance focuses on a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to get out of Italy during the war. When her family attends the 1965 State Fair in Iowa, she meets a handsome National Geographic photographer who alters her life dramatically in four days. It's a musical which captures the yearning of the human heart and the expanse of America's heartland as we travel roads we often dare not go, open doors we often refuse to notice, and cross over bridges which leave us breathless.
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 …