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MEDIA THEATRE HAS A WHO'S WHO OF PHILLY FAVORITES IN '1776'

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To close the 2015-16 season, The Media Theatre has a musical to lead Philadelphia into the time frame of the upcoming 2016 Democratic Convention which will be hosted by the City of Brotherly Love. 
It's "1776", Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards' classic which follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Richard Henry Lee as they attempt to have the second Continental Congress vote for independence from the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.  With humor and insight, "1776" represents the most seminal event in our nation's history. It's a musical based in Philadelphia, about the beginnings of our American society as we know it today. 
"1776" is directed by Jennie Eisenhower--the granddaughter of two Presidents, which seems very fitting-- and stars Ben Dibble as John Adams as it represents the beginnings of our freedoms to choose. It runs April 13 to May 22. (Interesting side note: The date of the first pu…

PHOTO FLASH! 'DOGFIGHT' THE MUSICAL PICS....SHOW IS AT MEDIA THEATRE 'TIL MARCH 27

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Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's music and lyrics drive "Dogfight: The Musical" at The Media Theatre. With a book by Peter Duchan, this fast-paced show touches the heart in ways you may not imagine as the tale is told of young marines ready to be deployed. One of their lives is changed forever after they play a cruel game only to discover that love and life are the eventual winners.

Directed by Jesse Cline and featuring a cast of professional actors from NYC and the Philadelphia region, "Dogfight" is on stage through March 27. All seats are just $25 on Tuesday nights.
Call The Media Theatre at 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org for tickets. 



'DOGFIGHT' ACTORS GET MARINE CUTS AT HAIR KUTZ STUDIO IN MEDIA

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The musical "Dogfight" is about young marines in 1963 who are getting ready to be deployed. To be a marine in this context, an actor must be able to portray a healthy, strapping, and exuberantly youthful guy who has no idea what his future holds. Well, he does know one thing...He'll have to get his hair cut 'high and tight'.

To that end, and to assist the actors and the production directed by Jesse Cline, Jackie Ferrell stepped in. She owns and operates Hair Kutz Studio in Media on State Street, just a few blocks away from The Media Theatre where the show is on stage March 9-27. She also does most of the cutting for her mostly male clientele.

Jackie Ferrell adores The Media Theatre, and said, "I am honored to be able to help out. The shows are terrific, the actors are so nice, and it makes me feel happy to be partnered with the theatre."

So on Monday morning March 7, just two days prior to the show's opening, on a day Jackie would usually have as a day…

SPRING SEMESTER OF ACTING CLASSES BEGINS APRIL 2 AT MEDIA THEATRE--REGISTER TODAY!

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Acting classes start up again the weekend of April 2 at The Media Theatre. The Spring semester presents a variety of classes for children, teens, and adults.  

The classes offer professional training for those just beginning or wishing to further their education. Instruction is based on The Meisner Technique which follows the basic structure that ‘Acting is living as truthfully as one can under an imaginary circumstance.’ 
Within this curriculum there is no ‘character’ or pretense and actors are placed in an environment which allows them to be who they are, building self-awareness and self-esteem within their own unique personality. The idea of ‘copying’ someone else’s performance is pushed aside as actors create from within themselves to fulfill the required role they may be asked to portray. The Media Theatre will continue to offer two separate levels for children. The popular Children’s Class, for ages 6 and up, will meet on Saturday mornings at 9am beginning April 2 and continuing fo…