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WINNER OF BROADWAY WORLD'S 'BEST THEATRE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA' (2012, 2013, 2014)
All Broadway Series Productions, Youth Programs, Educational Programs, and Summer Camps are produced by The Media Music Theatre Company (Artistic Director Jesse Cline)
MEDIA THEATRE ADDS ADULT BALLET CLASS, INDIAN DANCE, AND MORE!
Media Theatre, with its new School & Dance Studio located at 28 West State
Street in Media, continues to introduce new courses for all ages. Three new
dance classes will start in September.
Brown, who currently teaches Tap and Ballet for youth with the theatre, will instruct
two new classes: Adult Ballet, and Creative Dance for Children Ages 4 to 6.
new Adult Ballet Class will meet on Wednesdays beginning September 23 at 7pm.
For an hour each week, adults will meet who wish to refresh their skills or
introduce themselves to the art of ballet. This class will emphasize fun,
pressure-free learning while improving flexibility, increasing strength and
stamina, and reducing stress. Proper placement and correct technique is
emphasized while participating in the joy of movement.
Dance For Ages 4 to 6 will begin Saturday September 19 at the Studio. The hour
long class at 10am each week will introduce very young children to the art of
dance as it explores movement, rhythm, and creative expression. Locomotor
skills and coordination are developed in a fun learning environment using
music, props, and stories.
Brown will also host a School and Dance Studio Open House during Media’s
upcoming Super Sunday on September 13. The doors to the Studio located at 28
West State Street will be open from 10am to 2pm.
Dr. Lya Patnaik, who will instruct Contemporary Indian Dance for ages 13 and up
third new class, Contemporary Indian Dance, is taught by Dr. Lya Patnaik, who
has two decades of experience performing on stage, as well as conducting lecture
demonstrations and workshops in multiple countries. She has been featured
extensively on Indian and Japanese television and has also taught Indian dance
at the University of Lund, Sweden. She has performed at Stanford University,
University of Pennsylvania and several other schools in the US. She has also
trained in choreography with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company of New York. Dr
Patnaik has also authored a handbook on Indian dance and had been conferred the
prestigious national ‘Singarmani’ award for her contribution to Indian
Indian Dance, for ages 13 to adults, will meet on Sundays for an hour each week at 4:30 beginning
September 20. Students will learn elements of Contemporary Indian dance that is
a fusion of Bollywood style dancing with the classical, folk, and modern dance
style. Bollywood dancing was made popular by films like Slumdog Millionaire and Best
Exotic Marigold Hotel, and is often performed in Indian weddings and
celebrations. Students will be enchanted by the lyrical grace as well as the
exuberance of this modern interpretation of a classical dance form. Over the eight
weekend classes, they’ll learn an exciting new language of expression that is
rooted in the universal human experience. The grand finale will be an
exhilarating group dance performance that will surely be a memorable experience
register for these or any of The Media Theatre’s dance classes, participants
must purchase a Dance Card. Classes are $12 each per session and must be
purchased in groups of 10. One Dance Card equals $120 and may be used for any
of the three new classes starting in September, or the current Tap and Ballet
Classes for youth which continue through the season.
Each time the card is used
it’s marked by the instructor. Dance Card holders may use the card at any time
during the week for any class. After the Card is filled, simply purchase
another one and continue to attend classes at your convenience.
more information call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org
The hit show "A Christmas Story: The Musical" is at The Media Theatre November 9 to January 8. It's suitable for all ages and makes a great outing for families during the holiday season. Based on the classic film which has gained popularity with each showing on television each holiday season, the musical has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Songs include "Ralphie To The Rescue", "Sticky Situation", "It All Comes Down To Christmas", and "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid!" The story takes place in Indiana in the 1940's focusing on Ralphie, the boy who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun. He eventually learns that the holidays are not about what you have but who you have around you to share them with. There is a humorous sub-plot featuring Ralphie's father, referred to as The Old Man, who wins a leg lamp. It was nominated for three Tony Awards for its 2012 production at the Lunt-Fon…
The Media Theatre has the legendary musical
“West Side Story” April 19 through June 11. With a book by Arthur Laurents and
a sweeping score from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the musical is
often referred to as one of the all-time greats in the Broadway canon.
“West Side Story” transports Shakespeare’s
Romeo and Juliet to New York City in the 1950’s. The story takes place on the west side of Manhattan at a time when many Puerto Ricans moved to
NYC. Two young lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves in the middle of street
gangs at war—the Jets and the Sharks. The musical captures the essence of
struggling to survive amidst violence and prejudice which is one the main
reasons it has remained relevant to this day after premiering on Broadway in
1957. “West Side Story” highlights youthful
performers with energetic choreography and songs such as “Tonight”, “Maria”, “Somewhere”,
and “America”. At The Media Theatre, “West Side Story” is
directed and choreographed by Dann Dunn, with …
The Media Theatre has one musical per season which is not quite as mainstream as the other titles on its marquee, filling a particular void for those interested in passionate works by top notch writers and composers who have pieces in their oeuvre which deserve to be seen but are rarely produced. Artistic Director Jesse Cline has chosen the Broadway musical "Side Show" as this season's showcase for a little seen work. "Side Show", with a book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, is based on the story of Daisy and Violet Hilton. The Hilton sisters were conjoined twins who entertained on the carnival and burlesque circuit in the 1920's and '30's. Managed poorly, the sisters eventually meet a talent scout and his budding musician pal who make a deal to showcase the two women on the Orpheum Circuit. Bursting with hope regarding their newfound fame, the ladies hearts are still unfulfilled, as they cannot escape the reputation of being …