In the "Magic Tree House" series, two siblings (Jack and Annie) find that whenever they put their finger on magical books they are transported back in time to enjoy fast-paced adventure while they learn about history.
|Here they are: Red, Mustache, and Squinty. They're the Castle Guards and their actual names are Carter Weiss, Michael Wells, and Sean O' Neill.|
"Magic Tree House: Knight At Dawn" has plenty of humor, lots of heart, and lessons aplenty.
The roles of Jack and Annie are double cast, with Jaydin Knight and Ben Pedersen sharing the role of Jack while Jolie Jaffe and Brynn Washbourne take on the part of Annie.
Media Theatre stage veteran Roger Ricker plays the Jester, with Tim Haney scaring up laughs as The Black Knight. Father and son Henry O' Neill and Sean O' Neill appear in their first show together--Henry, a Ridley Township policeman, portrays the World's Oldest Prisoner while his 7 year old son Sean is a guard.
|Two actors from the same family: 7 year old Sean O' Neill with his father Henry O' Neill (who is older than 7). It's their first time sharing the stage together in a production.|
The entire cast can be found on Media Theatre News, the Media Music Theatre Company's blog which, as of February 1, has had over 100,000 views in the past year and a half.
For tickets to "Magic Tree House: Knight At Dawn" call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org. Group rates are available; there are also several Friday morning performances for school and student groups.