MEDIA THEATRE NEWS---We are a professional music theatre company located at The Media Theatre in Media, Pa., only 20 minutes southwest of Center City Philly.
One of Philadelphia's Most Popular Theatres.
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)
PETER ANDREW DANZIG IS GONNA 'FIGHT FOR THE ARTS' AT MEDIA THEATRE SAT. FEB. 20
Peter Andrew Danzig, the founder and creator of Theatrical Training, will highlight his work during The Media Theatre's annual fundraising Gala for Media Music Theatre Company (MMTC) on Saturday night February 20. It's "Fight For The Arts" and within the evening's program Gala attendees will see, on stage, three exciting boxing matches choreographed by Danzig. He and his professional stage fighters will compete to raise money for MMTC in a most thrilling way.
Theatre is no stranger to conflict, as most plays and musicals which truly inspire have a basic issue to solve at their core. At the MMTC Gala, the fight is truly for the arts happening on The Media Theatre
stage and patrons will be able to join in the battle as Danzig's professional boxers take the stage to support.
Peter Andrew Danzig
Peter Andrew Danzig is a Movement Coach, Personal Trainer, and Collaborative Theatre Instructor who acquired his B.A. in Theater Arts with a focus in Acting from Temple University. After graduating, he began working regionally as an actor and vocalist often headlining his own cabaret performances. He is a member of SAG and AFTRA, having appeared on "One Life to Live" and "PAN AM" on the ABC Network. Also a member of Actors Equity Association, Danzig appeared on many of Philadelphia's professional stages. He obtained an Arts Management Certificate from University of Massachusetts, Amherst while working for the President's Office at the University of the Arts. He performed at the Kimmel Center opening for Stephen Sondheim.
In 2012, Peter was awarded a full scholarship to Villanova University as their Acting Scholar, where he went on to attain his M.A. in Theater with a focus on Acting, Directing, and Dramaturgy. While in graduate school, he realized his passion for theatre education, fight choreography and physical theater practice and began to develop his company Theatrical Trainer, a movement and conditioning company for actors, dancers, and acrobats which would prepare them for specific roles and productions. Visit www.peterandrewdanzig.com for more information.
Delaware County's own Tony nominated Josh Young will perform an entire concert during the "Fight For The Arts" Gala on Saturday night February 20. The entire evening, with reception, begins at 6:30pm while the stage show begins at 8pm.
Tickets are available for the show only at $55 and sponsorships are available for the entire evening. So come on out and "Fight For The Arts" Saturday night February 20! #fightwithus
For information visit mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100.
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 …