MEDIA THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST FOR 'TALE OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'

The Media Theatre's 2015-16 Children's Series begins the weekend of September 26 with "Tale of Beauty and The Beast". The show plays through November 1.

This new musical version of the classic story blends humor with plenty of heart as we learn that greed and selfishness create misfortune, while love conquers all. 

With a cast of Media Theatre students and professional adult actors, the one hour show is the perfect treat for ages 4 and up. Showtimes are Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at Noon.

Jacob Mergott, who wowed audiences this past summer in "The Vocalist" contest with his powerful pop-tenor vocals, will play the role of The Prince/ The Beast. He's from Wallingford and is 16 years old. This will be his debut in a production at The Media Theatre.

Molly Sorensen will play the role of The Beauty. She's 15 and is from Malvern. She had audiences applauding with enthusiasm this past winter when she played the title role in "Snow White" and is the 2014 "Vocalist Junior" winner.

Media Theatre veteran actor Roger Ricker will add humor and mystery to the show as The Old Woman who casts a spell, while Tim Haney will act his age as a singing Grandfather Clock. 

The complete cast is:


PRINCE/ BEAST…JACOB MERGOTT
THE BEAUTY….....MOLLY SORENSEN
OLD WOMAN..........ROGER RICKER

MADAME RONDEAU, THE WIDOW...VERONICA GARRUBBO
HER DAUGHTERS:
ISABEL....BRIANNA JAFFE
MARGUERITE....EMILY SMITH

GREEDO, ISABEL'S HUSBAND...MICHAEL WELLS
GRASPO, MARGUERITE'S HUSBAND...LARS HALLDIN

MAGIC LOOKING GLASS.....(Two-faced) VIOLET WILEY, CAILEIGH CRANE

THE CLOCK.....TIM HANEY
MASTERPIECE PAINTINGS…MARY KATE VINK, SARAH SHOUMER
MOVING CHAIR….SCOTT BRADBURY

FIRST PRINCESS.....JILLIAN DONOHUE
SECOND PRINCESS....MARY LAYNE
CAPTAIN.........................HENRY O' NEILL

LOUISE THE MAID….ROYA WOLCOTT
HELEN HOUSEKEEPER….HANNAH BRADY

ENSEMBLE: AIDAN CRANE, GIGI FURLAN, ALEXANDRA SHOUMER, MAXWELL TALBOT, MADISON VASSILAKOPOULOS, BRYNN WASHBOURNE

For tickets to "Tale of Beauty and The Beast" call 610-891-0100 or visit www.mediatheatre.org. There are group rates available and also two Friday morning shows for school groups on October 2 and 23. 

Understudies:
The Prince/ The Beast...Michael Wells
The Beauty......................Veronica Garrubbo
Madame Rondeau..........Emily Smith
Marguerite........................Gigi Furlan
Isabel.................................Gigi Furlan
The Captain......................Terry Stein
Greedo/ Graspo...............Terry Stein
The Clock.........................Henry O' Neill
Old Woman......................Jillian Donohue
Looking Glass.................Alexandra Shoumer
Paintings..........................Brynn Washbourne
Moving Chair...................Will Draper
Maid and Housekeeper...Madison Vassilakopoulos

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