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WHO'S WHO IN THE MEDIA THEATRE'S '1776'.....MARK MARANO IS SAMUEL CHASE

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When we think of the Tony winning musical "1776", Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards historically based show that has plenty of humor and reminds of the greatness of our forefathers without being a history lesson, our minds immediately conjure images of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. All three are principle roles in the show, and were leaders during the second Continental Congress during which the eventual Declaration of Independence came to fruition. 
However, "1776" also reminds us that there were other men involved in the shaping of our new nation. Some who have, over time, become mere shadows to the triumphant trio. They were, nonetheless, men who assisted in paving the way for our country's eventual independence.
Mark Marano, a Delaware County resident, plays the role of Samuel Chase. Following "1776", he'll be seen in a completely different type of show when he plays the humorous King Louis in "The Jungle Book" eac…

MEDIA THEATRE HAS ROGER RICKER & FRIENDS 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' CONCERT JUNE 5

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It's time to sing "Happy Birthday" to The Media Theatre's Roger Ricker at a special concert on stage Sunday afternoon June 5 at 3pm. 

Ricker's birthday is actually June 7, when he will be a young 52 years old, but weekend parties are always the best so he has decided to put together a special fundraiser for the professional music theatre company.
The Roger Ricker & Friends "Happy Birthday" concert will feature the veteran performer singing a few of his favorite pop classics including "Karma Chameleon" and "Man In The Mirror". Ricker will be joined by a youth ensemble for "Purple Rain" as the late legendary Prince was also born on June 7. 

In lieu of anyone giving him birthday surprises, Ricker requests that all gifts go toward Media Music Theatre Company which is the professional music theatre company housed at The Media Theatre. 

"This concert is a fun way for me to celebrate getting younger," he said. "But …

'1776' AT MEDIA THEATRE.....FIRST LOOK PICS

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The classic Tony winning musical "1776" is on stage at The Media Theatre now through May 22. Don't miss this humorous, lively, and meaningful production all about our founding fathers who created the Declaration of Independence.

Ben Dibble stars as John Adams, directed by Jennie Eisenhower.

Here's First Look Pics! Photos by Maura McConnell 


FOR TICKETS CALL 610-891-0100 OR VISIT MEDIATHEATRE.ORG

TONY WINNER JASON ROBERT BROWN RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 18 AT THE MEDIA THEATRE

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Tony winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown has rescheduled his concert appearance at The Media Theatre for Wednesday evening May 18 at 7pm. All tickets for his previously scheduled April 9 show will be honored. 
Seats are still available for the May 18 cabaret style performance during which he will also chat with the audience. There is also a Meet & Greet with Jason after the show during a private reception available with premium ticket. The concert is $45. There is an extra $10 fee to attend the Meet & Greet following the performance. The Media Theatre is the first professional regional theatre in the Philadelphia/ Wilmington region that will be producing his Tony winning musical “The Bridges of Madison County” this coming fall. Based on the novel which was turned into a hit film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, the show won Jason Robert Brown the Tony awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations in 2014. Media will also be producing his teen smash “13” in …

WHO'S WHO IN THE MEDIA THEATRE'S '1776'....BOB STINEMAN IS JOHN DICKINSON

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When we think of the Tony winning musical "1776", Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards historically based show that has plenty of humor and reminds of the greatness of our forefathers without being a history lesson, our minds immediately conjure images of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. All three are principle roles in the show, and were leaders during the second Continental Congress during which the eventual Declaration of Independence came to fruition. 
However, "1776" also reminds us that there were other men involved in the shaping of our new nation. Some who have, over time, become mere shadows to the triumphant trio. They were, nonetheless, men who assisted in paving the way for our country's eventual independence.
Bob Stineman, who recently received critical acclaim as Atticus Finch in The Media Theatre's "To Kill A Mockingbird", plays the role of John Dickinson who is a staunch believer in remaining tied to Britain.
"Even…

WHO'S WHO IN '1776' AT THE MEDIA THEATRE....LUKE BRAHDT IS RUTLEDGE

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When we think of the Tony winning musical "1776", Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards historically based show that has plenty of humor and reminds of the greatness of our forefathers without being a history lesson, our minds immediately conjure images of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. All three are principle roles in the show, and were leaders during the second Continental Congress during which the eventual Declaration of Independence came to fruition. 
However, "1776" also reminds us that there were other men involved in the shaping of our new nation. Some who have, over time, become mere shadows to the triumphant trio. They were, nonetheless, men who assisted in paving the way for our country's eventual independence.
LUKE BRAHDT plays the interesting role of Rutledge in The Media Theatre production which is on stage April 13 through May 22. "Rutledge is an unrepentant slaveholder, which is despicable and indefensible," Brahdt said.
In…

MEDIA THEATRE HAS 'VOCALIST 2016' SUMMER SINGING CONTEST AUDITIONS MAY 17

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  MEDIA THEATRE'S 'VOCALIST 2016' AUDITIONS ARE MAY 17 It’s time once again for “The Vocalist” competition at The Media Theatre. The region’s premier vocal contest kicks off with annual auditions May 17 at 6pm. 

"The Vocalist" and "Vocalist Junior" claim titles that are representative of the professional music theatre company’s mission of professional music theatre. The summer event sets the tone for The Media Theatre’s focus on musicals and music theatre education. It is produced by Media Music Theatre Company, the professional non-profit music theatre organization which has a full season each year with its Broadway Series and youth programming. 


 Auditions for “The Vocalist” will be held Tuesday May 17 from 6pm to 8:30pm. The contest has produced several performers who have gone on to appear in professional productions at The Media Theatre and at other regional theatres, including Ava Briglia who was a top five placer during &quo…

WHO'S WHO IN THE MEDIA THEATRE'S '1776'....DAVID NIKOLAS IS DR. LYMAN HALL

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When we think of the Tony winning musical "1776", Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards historically based show that has plenty of humor and reminds of the greatness of our forefathers without being a history lesson, our minds immediately conjure images of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. All three are principle roles in the show, and were leaders during the second Continental Congress during which the eventual Declaration of Independence came to fruition. 
However, "1776" also reminds us that there were other men involved in the shaping of our new nation. Some who have, over time, become mere shadows to the triumphant trio. They were, nonetheless, men who assisted in paving the way for our country's eventual independence.

One of those men was Dr. Lyman Hall, of Georgia. Actor David Nikolas portrays Hall in The Media Theatre's production of "1776" April 13 through May 22.
"Dr. Lyman Hall is a newcomer to the Congress, and historica…