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ADDAMS FAMILY GETS RAVE REVIEWS....READ THEM HERE

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Philadelphia theatre critics had their look at "The Addams Family" at The Media Theatre and the reviews are IN!

The regional professional premiere is receiving raves for its cast and production values. 


Check out all the reviews below and then be sure to come see the show!
It's here until November 2 with matinee and evening performances.

LATEST REVIEW: TICKET LOVES ADDAMS FAMILY

PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER REVIEW HERE

READ THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER REVIEW

DELCO NEWS REVIEW HERE

BROADWAY WORLD REVIEW HERE

WHYY NEWSWORKS HERE

NEAL ZOREN'S REVIEW

To see the show, call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org

FIRST LOOK....'ADDAMS FAMILY' PHOTOS!

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY is alive and well, living the life of luxury in their humorously gloomy atmospheric musical comedy now through Nov. 2 at The Media Theatre.

If you are not familiar with the macabre clan, they're the creation of Charles Addams, the brilliant cartoonist who based (through exaggeration of his own families eccentricities) them on a few of his own relatives. They spawned a legendary '60's sitcom, several major motion pictures, and now this hit Broadway musical. The show has its regional Philly professional premiere at Media, with an all-star Philadelphia cast featuring Jeff Coon as Gomez and Jennie Eisenhower as Morticia.

Media Theatre News has first pics of the first public performance for your eyes only! Check 'em out...
(Photos by Chris Jordan)

TO SEE THE ADDAMS FAMILY, CALL 610-891-0100 OR VISIT WWW.MEDIATHEATRE.ORG. No need to go all the way to Central Park, catch my drift? 

WHO'S WHO IN 'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'....JD TRIOLO AND ANDREW RUBIN ARE TWO PUGSLEYS

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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…

ANNIE JR SNEAK PEEK VIDEO: "IT'S A HARD KNOCK LIFE"

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It's A Hard Knock Life! 

That's one of the most familiar tunes Broadway ever created thanks to the hit musical "Annie". The appeal of the song, performed by orphans as they joyfully and assertively sing about the awful predicament they are in, reaches across demographic boundaries as all ages are able to feel the universal statement the song is making.

Audiences at The Media Theatre will be able to see the famous number as well as other familiar tunes being performed when they see "ANNIE JR" this fall. The one-hour condensed version of the iconic musical with music by Martin Charnin, lyrics from Charles Strouse, and a book by Thomas Meehan is on Saturday mornings at 11am and Sundays at Noon from October 4 to December 28.

All of the principle characters from the show are in "ANNIE JR" including those hopeful orphans, Miss Hannigan, Daddy Warbucks, Grace, and--of course--the red-haired little girl and her dog Sandy. In this version, it's even more …

MEDIA THEATRE'S 'LES MISERABLES' CAST ANNOUNCED

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During the Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas season "Les Miserables" (November 19, 2014 to January 11, 2015) brings its power to Delaware County's only professional music theatre. 
It's based on Victor Hugo's legendary novel focusing on Jean Valjean, the French peasant who steals a loaf of bread and spends almost two decades in prison. He is tracked down obsessively by police inspector Javert after he breaks his parole. The Tony winner has one iconic anthem after another in the Claude-Michel Schonberg score with lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. 
While set during backdrop of revolutionary France, the musical reaches beyond thenarrative of its story into the hearts of theatre-goers with titles such as "I Dreamed A Dream", "Castle On A Cloud", and "On My Own".
The Media Theatre is the only Philadelphia regional professional theatre producing the original version of the show while the revised revival currently plays on Broad…

WHO'S WHO IN 'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'...KRISTINE FRAELICH IS ALICE

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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.”Philadelphia based actress KRISTINE FRAELICH plays the role of Alice in the musical comedy. While not one of the Addams' clan, Alice is vital to the production as a member of the Beineke family who hail from the Midwest. 
The Beineke's are not a creation of Charles Addams, nor …

ANDREA MCARDLE TO STAR IN 'HELLO DOLLY!' AT THE MEDIA THEATRE IN SPRING OF 2015

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Hello, Andrea! That’s what audiences will be saying with much enthusiasm when Broadway’s legendary star Andrea McArdle returns to The Media Theatre as the iconic Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly” in spring 2015. McArdle, who wowed audiences and theatre critics alike with her memorable performance as “Mame” in 2013, will take on her second Jerry Herman musical in Media April 22-May 24.The Media Theatre’s production of “Mame” went on to win 10 Broadway World Awards for Best of Philadelphia Theatre including a win for McArdle as Best Actress In A Musical. The show transferred to the renowned Bucks County Playhouse following its run in Media.
“Our audiences adore Andrea,” said The Media Theatre’s Artistic Director Jesse Cline. “She gives 110% on stage and highlights whatever she does with true passion, honesty, and heart. We are thrilled to have her return to bring “Hello Dolly” to life once again.”Andrea McArdle was Broadway’s youngest Tony-nominated actress when she portrayed the starring role…