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DELCO GAL IS ROSE IN MEDIA'S 'DOGFIGHT' MUSICAL

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A Delaware County gal who moved to NYC in order to achieve her goals of becoming a professional actress is back in Delco. Victoria Guiteras Mayo of Springfield is portraying the role of Rose in The Media Theatre's production of "Dogfight" March 9-27.
A Temple University grad, she was previously seen at Media as Tracy in "Hairspray", Millie in "Why Do Fools Fall In Love", and as Thea in "Spring Awakening". She has worked recently with Sally Struthers as Doralee in "Nine To Five" and in "Spamalot" for which she received a Broadway World Award as Best Actress in the DC region as The Lady of The Lake.

“Dogfight” takes place in 1963 focusing on three young marines on the eve of their deployment. During their final night of partying in the States Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress who he enlists to win a cruel bet with his buddies. But Rose turns the tables and brings the power of love and comp…

CAMP MEDIA THEATRE 2016 IS UNIQUELY FUN! CAMP THEMES ANNOUNCED

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Camp Media Theatre 2016 is an extraordinary and exciting opportunity for young actors to sing favorite songs from Broadway shows, create their own scenes, rehearse, and perform an improvisational theatre production that is performed on the Media Theatre stage for family and friends the final Friday evening of each camp session.
The unique and exciting experience atCamp Media Theatre 2015 begins June 13 with a special one-week day camp, and then continues with five two-week sessions. All day camps meet from 9:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday. 
There will be 'themes' with each two-week session based on the songs being used within the camp. The focus is on learning and maintaining basic stage skills in singing, acting, and dance.
Each day camp provides a unique opportunity for the campers in that they create their own 'scene work' in the acting class with the assistance of an instructor and director. Broadway songs and show music are added with choreography to create a Cam…

EVOLVE IP TO GET COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD AT MEDIA THEATRE GALA SAT. FEB. 20

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Evolve IP will receive the Community Partnership Award at The Media Theatre Gala on Saturday February 20. The honor is given annually to a business, corporation, or individual which assists Media Music Theatre Company in achieving its goals annually through marketing, IT, or other valuable assets. 
Media Music Theatre Company is the professional music theatre housed at The Media Theatre. Evolve IP has donated, in the past 18 months, phone and internet services which have created a more efficient and productive box office plus marketing opportunities which extend to the Executive Staff as well. 
The liason from Evolve IP to the theatre is Scott Kinka of West Chester, who will be accepting the award on February 20.

Evolve IP, founded in 2008 in Philadelphia, is The Cloud Services Company™.     Evolve IP provides businesses with a unified option for cloud services. Evolve IP enables decision-makers to migrate all or select IT technologies to its award-winning cloud platform. Today, tens of …

MEDIA THEATRE'S STATE STREET MIRACLES INSPIRE WITH SONG AS THEY PREPARE TO PERFORM AT STATE CAPITOL

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Something truly magical takes place on Monday evenings at the Media Theatre.
While all of the theater’s musicals, concerts, classes and special events are all wonderfully creative and entertaining, the theater breaks down barriers for people with intellectual disabilities when they hold special rehearsals for a troupe of adults with intellectual disabilities.
The Media Theatre State Street Miracles, a performance troupe of 14 adults with intellectual disabilities, have a mission to spread the joy of music and dance while increasing awareness of the talents and abilities of people with disabilities. 2016 marks their 10th anniversary of performing and remarkable strides have been made in those 10 years. The troupe has grown from eight to 14 performers, they’ve learned the music, lyrics and choreography for 14 songs from classic musicals to pop and rock, and they’ve played to audiences from Harrisburg to Washington, D.C. They will be traveling to Harrisburg once again on March 16, 2016, to …

MEDIA THEATRE ANNOUNCES 'SLEEPING BEAUTY' CAST

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The Media Theatre is going to be humorously happy this spring with “Sleeping Beauty” on stage for children ages 4 and up. The somewhat ‘fractured fairy tale’ version of the classic tale is heavy on comedy but also has plenty of heart. It plays Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at Noon March 12 through May 22.
Written by R. Eugene Jackson and Patsy Pollard, the show is one hour in length and features songs such as “Love Is”, “Merricore”, and “Spinning”.
Based on the tale of the young lady who pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls into a deep sleep until loves kiss comes along, this “Sleeping Beauty” promises to be fun for all. With roles such as a silly Prince, Tipsy the Gypsy, a Court Jester and a Magician who turns himself into a frog, it’s a fast-paced play with music.
The cast is made up of students from The Media Theatre’s New School and acting classes. Two adults join the fun: Roger Ricker as the Jester and Henry O’ Neill as the Royal Magician.
Most of the roles are double cast…

RAYMOND J. VIVACQUA, M.D., TO RECEIVE AWARD AT MEDIA THEATRE GALA FEB. 20

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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, 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 perf…

MEDIA THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST FOR 'DOGFIGHT' MARCH 9-27

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The Media Theatre has “Dogfight: The Musical” March 9-27. With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan, it’s based on the 1991 film of the same name. It’s the winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical.
“Dogfight” takes place in 1963 focusing on three young marines on the eve of their deployment. During their final night of partying in the States Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress who he enlists to win a cruel bet with his buddies. But Rose turns the tables and brings the power of love and compassion to Eddie’s life. Inspiring with a score that is hauntingly beautiful, “Dogfight” is memorable with its charming soul.
Zack Krajnyak, who played the lead role of Sam in “Ghost” at Media Theatre last season, returns to play Eddie Birdlace in this production directed by Jesse Cline. Victoria Mayo, who delighted audiences in “Hairspray”, takes on the role of Rose. Others in the cast include Kyle Segarra as Bernstein…