Monday, August 15, 2016


Veronica Garrubbo, 13, of Berwyn, is one happy singer. She won the 2016 "Vocalist Junior" contest, which is The Media Theatre's annual singing competition for ages 7-13. The past three years have seen the title go to 13 year old vocalists.

During the Sunday night contest, in which Veronica along with the entire team of contestants performed songs of their choice for packed houses and a rotating roster of judges, she belted out several of her favorite Broadway tunes to enthusiastic applause. 

Veronica Garrubbo reacts as her name is called as the 2016 "Vocalist Junior" winner.
Second place winner Sadie Lock looks on.
For the win, she received $500. Each of the top five received a cash prize, although it's most likely fair to say that all of the contestants--whether in the final five or not--were able to take with them an educational experience due to singing for live audiences each of the six weeks the contest was held. 

Second place went to went to 9 year old Sadie Lock of Wenonah, NJ. Third place went to Sean Lock, 12, of Malvern. Ironically, he and Sadie are not related at all and did not know each other prior to the event.

Fourth place was Bridget Henry, 9, of Havertown, with Hayley Hughes, 13, of Hockessin, DE, taking fifth.
The 2016 "Vocalist Junior" top five:
Veronica Garrubbo, Bridget Henry, Hayley Hughes, Sadie Lock, and Sean Lock

As Jesse Cline, Artistic Director for Media Theatre, stated each week during the contest, "This is not just about who wins or does not win. They are all winners. To have this type of educational experience is priceless."

Iron Workers Bank sponsored the event, as it has for the past several years. "Vocalist Junior" was created to compliment the "Vocalist", which is for singers aged 14-24.

For more information regarding The Media Theatre's educational opportunities, visit or call 610-891-0100. 

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