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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! MEDIA THEATRE'S 'VOCALIST' AUDITIONS ARE MAY 18 & 19

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Aspiring young singers--Mark your calendars!
It’s time once again for “The Vocalist” competition at The Media Theatre. The region’s premier vocal contest kicks off with annual auditions May 18 & 19. "The Vocalist" and "Vocalist Junior" claim titles that are representative of the professional music theatre company’s mission of professional music theatre. 
Previously titled “Delco Idol” and renamed “The Vocalist” in 2013, the summer event sets the tone for The Media Theatre’s focus on musicals and music theatre education. It is produced by Media Music Theatre Company, the professional non-profit music theatre organization which has a full season each year with its Broadway Series and youth programming.




Auditions for “The Vocalist” will be held Monday and Tuesday May 18 and May 19 from 6pm to 8:30pm. The contest has produced several performers who have gone on to appear in professional productions at The Media Theatre and at other regional theatres, including Beada B…

MEDIA THEATRE ANNOUNCES ENTIRE CAST OF 'HELLO DOLLY' STARRING ANDREA MCARDLE

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She's back where she belongs! "Hello Dolly" starring Andrea McArdle is at The Media Theatre April 22 to May 24. Andrea McArdle returns to the award-winning professional music theatre venue after winning accolades as "Mame" two years ago.

"Hello Dolly", Jerry Herman's Tony winning musical based on Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker", is all about the sassy, brassy, and totally classy lady who has her eyes on Horace Vandergelder and assists a few others in finding love as she follows her own destiny.

Andrea McArdle first captured the hearts of theatergoers everywhere in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical ANNIE, based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”.  Since then, she has starred in several Broadway musicals and appeared in theatres in New York, nationally and internationally.  She has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall  to the Hong Kong Philharmonic and casino hotels in both …

SEE MORE 'GHOST' PICS! REGIONAL PREMIERE OF THE MUSICAL IS ON THRU MARCH 29

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"Ghost: The Musical" is receiving standing ovations, as audiences enjoy the regional premiere of the Broadway show at The Media Theatre.

It follows the story of the popular 1990 film it's based on, in which Molly deals with her lover Sam's early demise. Sam contacts a psychic so that Molly understands what really happened.

The show runs through March 29. Wednesday matinee at 2pm, Wednesday evening at 7:30. Thursday performance at 7:30, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm.

The professional cast are members of the Actors Equity Association union. The musical is directed by Jesse Cline.


SEE PICS FROM 'MAGIC TREE HOUSE: KNIGHT AT DAWN'

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The Media Theatre has the region's premiere of "Magic Tree House: Knight At Dawn"! It's a fun hour long musical for ages 4 and up based on Mary Pope Osborne's second story in the popular book series about Jack and Annie who find a tree house filled with magic books. When they put their finger on any of the books, they go back in time. 

In "Knight At Dawn", Jack and Annie go back to Medieval Times to meet The Black Knight and learn what courage is all about. The musical has plenty of humor, adventure, and songs such as "How Far Can You See?" and "Welcome To The Dungeon".

This is the second consecutive year in which The Media Theatre presented the regional premiere of a "Magic Tree House" musical. Last year's "Dinosaurs Before Dark" took audiences to prehistoric times and was extremely popular.

The shows are fun for adults as well, presenting a fast-paced hour during which the youth cast, with help from professiona…

MEDIA THEATRE'S 'GHOST' TO BENEFIT PENNCREST HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

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Area residents who love theatre will be able to pay it forward by supporting The Media Theatre's hometown high school, Penncrest, which is producing its own all-school musical this month. $1 from every ticket of Ghost: The Musical sold during its final week of March 25 to 29 will help defray costs of Penncrest's annual musical. To make the donation, call the Box Office at 610-891-0100 and use promo code Penncrest Pay Forward.
Broadway's Ghost: The Musical was nominated for three Tony Awards.With a book by Bruce Joel Rubin and music from the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, with assistance from Glen Ballard, this 2 hour and 20 minute musical maintains its narrative focus on Sam and Molly, the two lovers who are attacked upon returning home one evening causing Sam's untimely demise. An eccentric medium does what she can to help Sam get back in touch with his dear Molly.

An interesting combination of our world and the afterlife, Ghost: The Musical is a touching tribute to lo…

FIRST LOOK...'GHOST: THE MUSICAL' PICS!

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The Philly region's professional premiere of the musical GHOST: THE MUSICAL is on March 4 to March 29!

Be the first to see the pop/ rock sight and sound extravaganza based on the popular 1990 film. It's one of the most romantic stories of all time, as Sam tries to contact his lover Molly after an untimely demise. 

Here's pics:

UPDATE: NEW COMBINED MUSIC THEATRE CLASS OFFERED BY MEDIA THEATRE THIS SPRING--AUDITION/ SONGWRITING CLASS!

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With a new School and Dance Studio on State Street, The Media Theatre’s educational opportunities have the opportunity to expand beyond the basic core of acting classes currently offered. As spring offers a sense of ‘all things new’, the professional music theatre has a new combined course added to its curriculum for aspiring actors and singers. (Previously announced as two separate classes, the new "Audition/ Songwriting" will be a combination of the two.)
Starting Friday April 24, a new "Audition/ Songwriting" class will begin which will touch upon music theatre history as well. Instructor Jesse Cline, the Artistic Director for The Media Theatre, will teach students the proper way to approach any audition process by becoming familiar with the work of famous musical theatre writers such as Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Ben Kapilow, accompanist, will introduce students to the process of composing original songs of their own.
“Audition/ Songw…