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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)
MEDIA THEATRE DEDICATES NOV. 23 PERFORMANCE OF 'LES MISERABLES' TO JACINDA MILLER
The Media Theatre’s performance of “Les
Miserables” on Sunday November 23 at 3pm is dedicated to the memory of Jacinda
Marie Miller of Coatesville.
Jacinda Marie Miller was a fitness instructor
and certified personal trainer at Brandywine YMCA in Chester County, and the
mother of two teenage sons. Her dedication to her children and community was
well beyond typical. She always had a warm smile and kind words, and an amazing
sense of humor. The YMCA staff and members loved her immensely. She was an
active supporter of the Coatesville Red Raiders football team (high school),
for which her oldest son played. She was a beautiful, giving, vibrant woman who
left us way too soon.
On Monday, November 3, 2014, her ex boyfriend
waited for her in the parking lot of Brandywine YMCA. As she got out of
her car, the man opened fire and fatally wounded her. As police arrived on the
scene, he committed suicide.
The dedication was proposed to The Media Theatre
by a theatre patron, Gayle Musselman. Gayle had already purchased 17 tickets
with her group of friends to see “Les Miserables” on Sunday November 23 before
the tragedy and suggested that the show be dedicated on that day to Jacinda,
who was a friend of the group. The group's new official name is Friends Of Jacinda Miller.
Gayle Musselman said, “She will be deeply missed
by everyone whose lives she touched. We love you, Jacinda! Your beautiful
memory will live on.”
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 …