|FOX-TV's "Good Day Philadelphia" Weather Anchor Sue Serio|
“Summer without The Media Theatre’s singing contest is like a summer without the sun,” Serio said, as she is always quick to remind the region of her on-air weather personality. “It’s a main ingredient to the summer months in Delaware County. I’m very happy to be a part of this event and, to me, all of the contestants are winners simply because they put their hearts out there on the stage and give it everything they’ve got. It’s a privilege to be involved.”
|Actor Bill Vargus|
In “The Vocalist” contests singers perform weekly for large audiences at The Media Theatre. They choose songs they like singing at first, until the final week when they must perform one show tune, bridging the contest to the theatre’s mission of music theatre and education. Contestants are rated in several categories by Artistic Director Jesse Cline and guest judges. Those with the highest scores move on with the lower scores being eliminated. Eventually, there is a top 15 who move onto the final week.
“This contest has its origin in the reputation of The Media Theatre’s music theatre company as an educational theatrical organization,” Cline explained. “Its intent remains to give young people a weekly showcase to highlight their talent for appreciative audiences. “The Vocalist” is a competition, of course, which adds to the excitement for everyone including the contestants. But the most important thing is the learning process for those involved.”
For tickets to “The Vocalist” or “The Addams Family” call The Media Theatre at 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org. The 2014 contestant list for “The Vocalist” is listed at mediatheatre.org, where you may also place votes for a favorite contestant to assist them in remaining in the contest each week.