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FIRST LOOK PICS: 'TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD' AT MEDIA THEATRE

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"To Kill A Mockingbird" is at The Media Theatre through February 21. The legendary novel by Harper Lee is adapted by Christopher Sergel for the stage play. 

With a cast of professional actors featuring both youth and adults the show is directed by three-time Broadway World Award winner Jesse Cline. 

Focusing on the trial of a young black man falsely accused of physically harming a young white woman in 1930's Alabama, "To Kill A Mockingbird" presents a powerful examination of racial tensions and profiling which still exist today. 

The youth roles (Scout, Jem, and Dill) are double cast with two groups of talented young actors. Lexi Gwynn and Jolie Jaffe share the role of Scout, while Brayden Orpello-McCoy and Ben Pedersen bring life to the role of Jem. Jacob Shapiro and Tim Woodward are Dill. 

Tickets are available by calling 610-891-0100 or by visiting mediatheatre.org

Photos by Maura McConnell




MEDIA THEATRE COLLABORATES WITH MEDIA'S SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH FOR 'TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD'

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The Media Theatre's "To Kill A Mockingbird" features a professional cast of actors, young and old, bringing Harper Lee's classic story to life within the script adaptation by Chris Sergel. The show focuses on the trial of young Tom, an African American who lives in fictional Maycomb County, Alabama in the early 1930's who is accused of a crime against a young white woman. 

The production, unlike any other produced ever before, also features members of Media's Second Baptist Church who will assist in capturing the true essence of the play directed by Jesse Cline, the theatre's Artistic Director. It is on stage January 27 through February 21 at The Media Theatre. The show was initially expected to close a week earlier, but due to popular demand was extended an extra week.

The Second Baptist Church's Pastor Warren Mays is venturing onto a professional stage by taking on the role of Reverend Sykes in the show. "I accepted this due to the challenge of p…

MEDIA THEATRE WINS 20 'BEST OF PHILLY 2015' THEATRE AWARDS FROM BROADWAY WORLD

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In an almost complete sweep of the 2015 Broadway World "Best of Philadelphia" Theatre Awards, The Media Theatre won 20 out of 23 categories including Best Musical, Best Play, and two honors for Best Director Jesse Cline who is the Artistic Director for Media Music Theatre Company. MMTC is the professional music theatre organization housed at The Media Theatre.

The nominations were announced back in November for productions which were produced between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015. The Media Theatre landed over 40 nominations all told, eventually receiving 20 "Best Of" honors from the esteemed online theatrical magazine. Broadway World has headquarters in NYC and regional offices throughout the USA, giving up to the minute reports on all that is Broadway, Off-Broadway, and for each major city's theatre district and community.


After nominations were announced, Broadway World opened the voting up in each region to public voting. Members of each theatre comm…

PETER ANDREW DANZIG IS GONNA 'FIGHT FOR THE ARTS' AT MEDIA THEATRE SAT. FEB. 20

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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 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 gra…