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MEDIA THEATRE ANNOUNCES 'VOCALIST 2016' CONTESTANTS

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You don’t have to go to NYC to find talented young up and coming performers. The Media Theatre’s summer “Vocalist” and “Vocalist Junior” events allow local youth to shine on stage each Wednesday and Sunday night from July 6 through August 14.From elementary school age up to 24 years old, the annual competition is entertaining for audiences, much like the popular national singing contests on television. Produced by Media Music Theatre Company, the weekly showcases provide ample opportunity for the contestants as well, allowing them a chance to perform for large audiences while honing their skills on Delaware County’s only professional music theatre stage.The contestants have been culled from recent auditions held at the theater’s new School and Dance Studio. The actual contest performances take place at the Media Theatre, 104 E. State St. Ages 14-24 will sing Wednesday nights at 7pm during “The Vocalist,” while the tots and pre-teens, ages 7-13, take the stage during “Vocalist Junior” …

JASON ROBERT BROWN'S '13' MUSICAL IS AT MEDIA THEATRE IN JULY

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During the month of July, everyone can be "13" again! That's when Jason Robert Brown's Broadway musical "13" is on stage at The Media Theatre. 

Each weekend July 8 through the 31, the show features a story about Evan Goldman, who becomes a teenager and moves from New York City to a small town in the Midwest. If that change is not enough, he is also going through physical changes as he becomes a young man. "13" is about growing up and learning how to fit in, of course, but it's also appealing to adults who wish to take a walk down memory lane.



Talkin' Broadway, in David Edward Hughes' review of the show's Seattle production in 2011, said "It has abundant heart and humor, and it may be my favorite Jason Robert Brown score since Parade."

Hughes' review hits the mark, as the show's score is very appealing to baby boomers raised on American Top 40. Composer Jason Robert Brown sites Billy Joel, Carole King, and Paul Simon …

THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER IN CONCERT JUNE 18, 19, 25, 26 AT MEDIA THEATRE

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The best of the Tony winning musicals "Phantom of The Opera", "Evita", "Cats", and more will be presented live on stage at The Media Theatre June 18, 19, 25, and 26. Theatre patrons will enjoy the greatest hits of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
"From London To New York: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" is a production conceived and directed by Jesse Cline, Media Theatre's Artistic Director. With music direction by Christopher Ertelt, the two act revue of songs such as "Memory", "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" and "Love Changes Everything" will feature professional performers in an elegant setting.
Patrick Ludt, a long time favorite of audiences at The Media Theatre, will be a featured entertainer. He was seen alongside Andrea McArdle in "Hello Dolly" and was recently in "1776".  He'll be joined by three other cast members of "1776", Meredith Beck, Luke Brahdt, Elyse Langley, and Nicholas …

STILL SEEKING 'VOCALIST' CONTESTANTS....MORE AUDITIONS JUNE 19

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Want to sing and possibly win a cash prize? Then "The Vocalist" and "Vocalist Junior" competitions at The Media Theatre may be just what you are looking for!

The Media Theatre is holding a second round of auditions for the summer competition on Sunday June 19 at 2pm.
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.
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 “Vocalist Junior” and is currently in Broadway’s hit show “Matilda”, playing the title role. All ages may audition on the same date and will be placed in the proper category according to their age. “The Vocalist” is for a…