MEDIA THEATRE ANNOUNCES 'MAGIC TREE HOUSE: KNIGHT AT DAWN' CAST

In March, April, and May The Media Theatre presents the Philadelphia regional premiere of the second "Magic Tree House" musical, this one titled "Knight At Dawn".
It continues the saga of young siblings Jack and Annie who, in Mary Pope Osborne's extremely popular book series, travel back in time to different eras as they learn about history after climbing a ladder to a tree house that takes them wherever their finger lands in books.

The Media Theatre had the regional premiere last season of the first of the book series musicals, "Dinosaurs Before Dark", which went on to win Broadway World's 2014 Award for "Best Special Event" in Philadelphia. It became the Media Music Theatre Company's second best selling children's series production of all time.


In the second musical, "Magic Tree House: Knight At Dawn", Jack and Annie journey to the Middle Ages and learn the power of hope. As they read a book about knights , Annie is intrigued by the Black Knight and the mysterious quest he says one must successfully complete before becoming a knight. When she wishes to visit the castle in the book, the siblings are whisked away to medieval times and set off to learn more about the Black Knight and his quest. Through their adventure, the two discover the power of hope and the true meaning of gallantry.

The Media Theatre will include Audience Participation and a chance to be on stage with the presentation. 

The cast is made up of 30 youth, all members of The Media Theatre's New School or Acting Classes, along with special guest adult actors including Roger Ricker as The Jester and Tim Haney as The Black Knight. Local Ridley Park policemen Henry O' Neill returns to the stage as Harry, The World's Oldest Prisoner. 

"Magic Tree House: Knight At Dawn" is on stage every weekend March 7 through May 24 (Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at Noon). There are four special Friday performances at 9:45am (March 6, April 17, May 8, May 15).  For tickets and group rates, call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: KNIGHT AT DAWN …Cast is:

JACK…..JAYDIN KNIGHT / BEN PEDERSEN (Double cast)
ANNIE….JOLIE JAFFE / BRYNN WASHBOURNE (Double cast)

JESTER….ROGER RICKER

JESTER’S MINSTRELS….
KATHERYN COOPER, CASSIDY ELSE, SOPHIE LEONE, MARY KATE VINK
                                                
THE BLACK KNIGHT…TIM HANEY

CASTLE GUARDS:
MUSTACHE….MICHAEL WELLS
SQUINTY……..SEAN O’ NEILL
RED……………..CARTER WEISS


COMMONERS:
SHARON THE SHEEP SHEARER…..AMANDA TRESTON
CHANDLER THE CANDLE MAKER….BRIDGET HENRY
BARTLEY OF THE BARLEY MEADOW….HOLDEN DUBACH
CARTWRIGHT THE CART BUILDER….ZACHARY DIVITO
TOM THE TINKER…………DILLON KOSTIUK
THE OTHER COMMONER....AIDEN FOX

MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL COURT:
LORD………..MICHAEL WELLS
LADY………...HANNA MURPHY
DUKE………..DENZEL THOMAS

SERVANTS AND CASTLE STAFF KIDS:
SERVANT………ALYSSE COOPER
YATES…………..PAUL GIACOMMUCCI
RIKKI…………….BRIDGET HENRY
BAXTER………...ZACHARY DIVITO

SINGING SUITS OF ARMOR:
SARAH SHOUMER, ALEXANDRA SHOUMER, LAUREN POLTROCK

DUNGEON MASTERS AND KEEPERS:
KEENAN…….DENZEL THOMAS
ELF…………….SAMUEL COOPER
KEEPERS…….YASMIN AHMED, AIDEN FOX, PAUL GIACOMUCCI

DUNGEON PRISONERS:
HARRY, WORLD’S OLDEST PRISONER….....HENRY O’ NEILL
YOUNGEST VAGRANT………………………….GRACE TOOZE
OLDEST VAGRANT………………………………RACHEL MCCABE
DUNGEON MATES……………………………....AIDEN FOX


PRINCIPLE UNDERSTUDIES:
JESTER………………DENZEL THOMAS
BLACK KNIGHT ………HENRY O’ NEILL
KEENAN/ DUKE……………TIM HANEY






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