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MEDIA THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST OF 'MIRACLE WORKER'

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The classic play by William Gibson which focuses on the stormy relationship between Helen Keller and her governess Annie Sullivan is at The Media Theatre January 28-February 15. It's "The Miracle Worker", which follows Media's new tradition of placing a classic play within its annual Broadway Series schedule.

The tradition started last winter with the highly acclaimed "Diary of Anne Frank" and, again, Artistic Director Jesse Cline has chosen a play which has much educational and historic value. Cline will also direct "The Miracle Worker", another fact-based drama.



Helen Keller was rendered blind, deaf, and mute due to a childhood illness. William Gibson's play highlights the struggles of her family to control her wild behavior and their subsequent hiring of teacher Sullivan in an effort to assist their cause.The moving, triumphant show is a testament to the power of the human spirit as it highlights the struggle to be heard without speaking, to …

MEDIA THEATRE ANNOUNCES 'SNOW WHITE' CAST

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One of the most popular children's stories of all time is coming to The Media Theatre each weekend from January 24 to February 22. It's "Snow White", brought to life by a cast of young people who are studying at Delaware County's only professional music theatre. They are participants in The New School, which is the theatre's conservatory-style music theatre education program, or Acting Classes.

The entire cast for this unique production is made up of students who have a true passion for being on the stage, utilizing their talents to share this popular fairy tale with audiences. "Snow White" has a particular appeal to the very young, and having it represented by youth actors will only add to its message of goodness winning out over evil and jealousy. 
In this version of "Snow White", a Wicked Queen hears from her mirrors of the beautiful young lady living in the forest with seven little people. The humorous clan do everything in their power t…

MEDIA THEATRE HAS AUDITIONS FOR PHILLY PREMIERE OF 'GHOST: THE MUSICAL' ON JANUARY 6

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Even as "Les Miserables" is packing audiences into The Media Theatre and the next Broadway Series production "The Miracle Worker" is getting ready to begin during the final days of January, it's also time to look ahead artistically toward "Ghost, The Musical". The romantic pop/ rock musical based on the Patrick Swayze Oscar winning classic plays in March, so auditions take place right after the New Year approaches.
Media Music Theatre Company, which is the professional music theatre organization housed at The Media Theatre, holds auditions for "Ghost, The Musical" on Tuesday January 6. Registrations will begin at 4pm, with the auditions starting at 5pm for actors, singers, and dancers. The musical will be directed by Jesse Cline and is on stage March 4-29.
"Ghost: The Musical" has a book by Bruce Joel Rubin and music from the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, with assistance from Glen Ballard. The show maintains its narrative focus on Sa…

THE MEDIA THEATRE HAS WINTER ACTING CLASSES STARTING IN JANUARY

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It's a New Year soon, and time to register for the Winter Session of Acting Classes at The Media Theatre. They begin again the weekend of January 10 and are produced and supervised by Media Music Theatre Company, the professional music theatre organization which is housed at The Media Theatre. The classes offer a semester of professional training for those just beginning or wishing to further their education. A new class for parents of students will be instructed by Jesse Cline, Artistic Director, and Dance Classes will begin soon.
All acting classes are based on The Meisner Technique which follows the basic structure that ‘Acting is living as truthfully as one can under an imaginary circumstance.’ Within this curriculum there is no ‘character’ or pretense and actors are placed in an environment which allows them to be who they are, building self-awareness and self-esteem within their own unique personality. The idea of ‘copying’ someone else’s performance is pushed aside as actors…

"LES MISERABLES" EXTENDED THRU JAN. 18 AT MEDIA THEATRE

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The barricades are bringing them in!

The Media Theatre's production of "Les Miserables" is so popular and critically acclaimed its run is being extended by one week. The show will now play through January 18 rather than its original closing date of January 11.

The extra week will not have a Wednesday matinee, but will have 7pm evening performances on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night as well as afternoon matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
The cast has been widely acclaimed with rave reviews from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Broadway World, Delco News Network, Delaware County Daily Times, Theatre Sensation, and Ticket Magazine. The Inquirer said the show was "Spectacularly Sung" while Philadelphia's renowned theatre critic Neal Zoren called it a "Triumphant Production". Audiences have agreed, with consistent standing ovations and record ticket sales for The Media Theatre's holiday production.

Jesse Cline, who is also receiving acclaim,…