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)
RAYMOND J. VIVACQUA, M.D., TO RECEIVE AWARD AT MEDIA THEATRE GALA FEB. 20
Raymond J. Vivacqua, M.D, is the 2016 recipient of the Walter M. Strine, Sr. Advocate of the Arts Award at The Media Theatre's annual gala on Saturday February 20.
The prestigious honor is named after Strine, the entrepreneur who renovated The Media Theatre and transformed it into a live performing arts center in 1994. Vivacqua joins previous honorees whose support has assisted in the theatre being able to make improvements, gain a wider audience, and continue to expand its educational opportunities.
Raymond J. Vivacqua, M.D, as he appeared on Good Day Health show
Raymond J. Vivacqua, M. D, is no stranger to assisting many with a good cause. He is the Chief of Hematology and Oncology at Crozer, Springfield, and Taylor hospitals. He works with each of his patients and their families to provide compassionate, technical care in order to give each one of them the best opportunity for the highest quality of life.
His support of The Media Theatre assists in providing the finest opportunities for many youth in the region who have an interest in the performing arts.
The annual gala, which has the aggressively fun title "Fight For The Arts" this year, is at once a fundraiser and a celebration. Entertainment will be provided by Tony nominee Josh Young accompanied by Brian Lowdermilk during a special one-night-only concert event.
Theatrical Trainers will add to the "Fight" theme with three boxing matches choreographed by Peter Andrew Danzig.
The entire evening will remind patrons that in order for Media Music Theatre Company to continue to produce its award winning and nationally recognized programming everyone must 'put up their dukes' and get into the ring to fight to succeed.
Tickets which include the evening's two receptions and award presentation as well as the boxing matches are $150 per person. "Show Only" tickets for just the concert are $55 each.
For more information or to get tickets, please call The Media Theatre at 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 the Philadelphia region's professional premiere of Jason Robert Brown's Tony winning musical "The Bridges of Madison County" this fall. The show, which received Tony Awards in 2014 for Best Score and Best Orchestrations, plays September 14 to October 23. Millions of film goers have seen the movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, although the writers of the musical state it is based on the best-selling novel. The romance focuses on a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to get out of Italy during the war. When her family attends the 1965 State Fair in Iowa, she meets a handsome National Geographic photographer who alters her life dramatically in four days. It's a musical which captures the yearning of the human heart and the expanse of America's heartland as we travel roads we often dare not go, open doors we often refuse to notice, and cross over bridges which leave us breathless. The score includes "Anothe…