|Broadway's Andrea McArdle cuts the ribbon, as young actor Ben Pedersen looks on|
|Andrea McArdle speaks, looking at the young Media Theatre actors Ben Pedersen and Jaydin Knight with an eye toward the future|
"This is a momentous occasion," she said. "The work done at The Media Theatre is truly wonderful, and the opportunities for the youth are very special. Talent must be nurtured. We are here to celebrate the opening of this new education space for music theatre, for singing and for dancing, and for these young people here with us today who truly are the future of Broadway."
|Andrea McArdle speaks from the heart|
It was a very meaningful, moving moment when this iconic actress, who belted out "Tomorrow" all those years ago and is now starring in "Hello Dolly" at The Media Theatre, cut the red ribbon at the entrance to the School & Dance Studio. It truly was inspirational, as everyone beamed with a smile as large as Andrea McArdle's as she looked adoringly at the youth members of the theatre's children's show "Magic Tree House: Knight At Dawn".
|Media Mayor Bob McMahon opens the ribbon cutting event|
|Colleen Morrone, of Delaware County Council|
|Artistic Director Jesse Cline|
|Media Borough Council President Brian Hall leads celebratory applause|
Borough Council's President Brian Hall closed the ceremony by saying, "My daughter takes acting classes here. Speaking as a parent, I know how much care is given to each and every student from the staff at The Media Theatre."
|Members of The Media Theatre's "Magic Tree House: Knight At Dawn" cast|
To find out more, or to register for classes, visit mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100.
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