TOP TEN REASONS TO SEE ROGER RICKER & FRIENDS 'GOOD VIBRATIONS' CONCERT AUGUST 19 AT THE MEDIA THEATRE
1) It's a night of terrific and fun '60's hits you may remember, performed with three ingredients: Roger Ricker, lots of energy and a keyboard played with strength by Ben Kapilow.
2) You'll be one of the first local audiences to see Brandon Ranalli, who is playing the title role in The Media Theatre's holiday musical "Billy Elliot: The Musical", do his spectacular dancing. You do not want to miss this!
3) Audiences will enjoy the super talents of 10 year old singer/ songwriter Sarah Shoumer. Yes, she's 10 years old and she writes her own songs plus accompanies herself on the keyboard!
4) Broadway's Kelly Briggs, seen at Media Theatre recently alongside Andrea McArdle in "Hello Dolly" as Vandergelder, will make an appearance dressed to the nines in a meaningful, memorable performance.
5) Paul Mariani III, one of the highlights of the past five years of the summer's annual "Vocalist" contest, reaches into his '60's songbook to sing a classic.
6) Two truly talented teens will sing. Emily Kinka, who played Mrs. Walker this summer in "The Who's Tommy", will knock your socks off, as will Julia Seeley, who did an electrifying job at two recent cabarets.
7) The presentation of the first annual Volunteer of The Year Award will be given to Henry O' Neill, a Prospect Park policeman who- when not working his beat- gives his talent to The Media Theatre both onstage and off.
8) The State Street Miracles, the theatre's performance troupe of adults with development disabilities, will again reach into your hearts.
9) The Media Theatre Youth Ensemble will start Halloween early, as they dress as Little Monsters and perform the classic "Monster Mash".
10) Did we mention Roger Ricker? A veteran of over 90 shows at The Media Theatre who has been performing here in Broadway and Children's Series shows since 1995, will headline the show, emcee, and provide you with new arrangements of classic '60's songs like "Up Up And Away", "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", and "Aquarius".
There will be other surprises as well, and perhaps a few more special guests not yet known at press time.
It's gonna be a far-out, groovy happening! You don't want to miss it! Support The Media Theatre and get tickets at www.mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100. It's the time of year to celebrate The Media Theatre.
You might even get to dance.