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AUDITIONS FOR 'MIRACLE WORKER' AT THE MEDIA THEATRE DEC. 9

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The Media Theatre, Jesse Cline, Artistic Director, located at 104 East State St in Media, is holding an EPA for its production of THE MIRACLE WORKER, by William Gibson featuring Jennie Eisenhower as Annie Sullivan and Lexi Gwynn as Helen Keller (non-union will be seen as time permits). Auditions will be held on Tuesday, Dec9from 6pm -9pm at The Media Theatre , 104 East State St, Media PA Seeking the following roles: Helen Keller: Understudy,  9-12, a smart , stubborn deaf blind girl who is pitied by her family and taught by Annie Sullivan ;  Annie Sullivan: Understudy,  25-35 a smart, extremely stubborn independent woman from the North, hired to teach Helen; And Captain Keller:40-50 Helen's conservative Southern father who wants Helen to be polite and controlled; Kate Keller: 40-50 Helen’s adoring mother who wants Helen to be independent but has doubts.; James Keller: 19-25 Captain Keller’s combative son who thinks Helen is a lost cause and challenges both his father and Annie; Also…

HEAR THE PEOPLE SING! GREAT REVIEWS FOR THE MEDIA THEATRE'S 'LES MISERABLES'...SEE THEM HERE

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It's one of the most popular shows of all time, with its first professional appearance at The Media Theatre. Produced by Media Music Theatre Company, "LES MISERABLES" is receiving rave reviews!




Read them here:

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER REVIEW

BROADWAY WORLD'S REVIEW

DAILY TIMES REVIEW

THEATRE SENSATION REVIEW

PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS

DELCO NEWS NETWORK REVIEW

NEAL ZOREN'S REVIEW



FIRST LOOK PICS...LES MISERABLES at Media Theatre

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DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?
You will when you see the moving and memorable production "Les Miserables" at The Media Theatre, now on stage through January 11.

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. Set during the backdrop of revolutionary France, the musical reaches beyond the narrative 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".

Here are FIRST LOOK PICS from the production, directed by Jesse Cline.
Get tickets at 610-891-0100 or www.mediatheatre.org

Photos by Maura McConnell


LES MISERABLES. The Media Theatre. Now through Janua…

MEDIA THEATRE GETS 37 BROADWAY WORLD NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 'BEST OF PHILLY THEATRE'

After winning a total of 18 Broadway World Awards in 2012 and 2013, including Best Theatre Company, The Media Theatre received a total of 37 nominations for "Best of Philadelphia Theatre 2014", including Best Musical, Best Play, and Best Theatre Company in the region. 
For the first time, The Media Theatre was eligible in the Best Play category due to its critically acclaimed production of the classic "Diary of Anne Frank", which received a total of 9 nominations.
"The Addams Family", a Philadelphia regional professional premiere, received a total of 15 nominations, while "Sunset Boulevard" received a total of 7. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" has a total of 3.
In the Best Theatre Company category, The Media Theatre is nominated 2 times for two specific productions.
Artistic Director Jesse Cline has two nominations as Best Director ("Sunset Boulevard" and "Diary of Anne Frank"), as does actor Nicholas Sa…

THE MEDIA THEATRE IS BROADWAY RIGHT HERE IN DELAWARE COUNTY

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Many patrons have no idea who they are actually seeing on our stage, even though they may quickly glance at an actor’s bio in the playbill. And then there are those actors who create an indelible impression when seen here in a musical, but who leave Media and the surrounding region after the show ends its run…what happens to those talented singers and actors?
Interestingly, as passers-by on State Street drive past the Media Theatre marquee or walk underneath it, the thought rarely occurs that—aside from instantly recognizable names like Ann Crumb, Justin Guarini, Andrea McArdle, and Wanda Sykes—there are many actors you find regularly in television, film, and the Broadway stage who are entertaining thousands of people annually in the heart of Delaware County.

For instance, take a look at the cast of the Dolly Parton/Queen Latifah musical comedy film “Joyful Noise”. Right there on the big screen, and now seen on millions of DVD players around the world sharing the scenes with two iconic …

LINVILLA ORCHARDS AND 'LES MISERABLES' ...BUY A TREE, GET A FREE SHOW TICKET!

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The holidays are upon us! What with Thanksgiving around the corner, Christmas is not too far behind. It's time to get the family together to see a classic musical and to get your holiday tree.

With that in mind, The Media Theatre and Linvilla Orchards are working together to bring you a very memorable holiday. The first 500 families that purchase a holiday tree at Linvilla Orchards starting November 22 will receive a free ticket to see the Broadway musical "Les Miserables" at The Media Theatre, which runs through the holiday season.

Both The Media Theatre and Linvilla Orchards, two landmark Delaware County locations, are dedicated to family entertainment while inspiring and educating young people. Along with the ticket-giveaway with tree purchase, visitors to Linvilla Orchards will get to meet actors from The Media Theatre on December 6 and 7 from 11am to 3pm. 

"Les Miserables" is based on Victor Hugo's legendary novel focusing on Jean Valjean, the French peas…

MEDIA THEATRE DEDICATES NOV. 23 PERFORMANCE OF 'LES MISERABLES' TO JACINDA MILLER

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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 …

THE MEDIA THEATRE'S 'ANNIE JR' CAST TO BE AT KING OF PRUSSIA MALL SATURDAY NOV. 29

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When you think of Black Friday Weekend images of fast-paced shopping comes to mind, as well as those moments during which you are able to sit and relax for a few minutes during the holiday rush.

To assist you with the relaxation during shopping time, The Media Theatre's  "ANNIE JR" cast will be at King of Prussia Mall Saturday November 29 to entertain. They'll perform all of the well known songs from the show starting at 1:30pm in front of Neiman Marcus in the rotunda on level one. 
Kids of all ages will be able to have their photo taken with Annie, Daddy Warbucks, and the rest of the orphans as well as the humorously villainous Miss Hannigan. The cast will perform the songs a second time around 2:30pm, so if you are still shopping at 1:30 be sure to come by to meet the "ANNIE JR" cast a bit later in the afternoon.

"ANNIE JR" is performed each weekend in its entirety at The Media Theatre now through Dec. 28. It's on Saturday mornings at 11am and …