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)
THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER IN CONCERT JUNE 18, 19, 25, 26 AT MEDIA THEATRE
The best of the Tony winning musicals "Phantom of The Opera", "Evita", "Cats", and more will be presented live on stage at The Media Theatre June 18, 19, 25, and 26. Theatre patrons will enjoy the greatest hits of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
"From London To New York: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" is a production conceived and directed by Jesse Cline, Media Theatre's Artistic Director. With music direction by Christopher Ertelt, the two act revue of songs such as "Memory", "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" and "Love Changes Everything" will feature professional performers in an elegant setting.
Patrick Ludt, a long time favorite of audiences at The Media Theatre, will be a featured entertainer. He was seen alongside Andrea McArdle in "Hello Dolly" and was recently in "1776". He'll be joined by three other cast members of "1776", Meredith Beck, Luke Brahdt, Elyse Langley, and Nicholas Saverine.
Media Theatre student Thomas Lock, who played the courier in "1776", will provide a youthful presence to the show, representing the theatre's mission of providing opportunities for young performers. Two other Media Theatre students will add to the talented list of performers: Anna Rosenthal and Molly Sorensen. Both are veterans of Media Theatre productions including "Billy Elliot" and "Beauty and the Beast". Sorensen was the "Vocalist Junior" winner two years ago.
There may be a song from Webber's current Tony nominated musical "School of Rock" which was a huge comeback for the legendary composer. The Media Theatre is producing "School of Rock" in August to continue providing current popular entertainment for local audiences.
Tickets for "From London To New York: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" are $30. The show is on Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm for two weeks (June 18 and 19, and June 25 and 26). 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 …