The Media Theatre has Stephen Sondheim's Tony winning musical "Into The Woods" on stage this summer, July 7 through July 30. The show is being produced as a teen musical experience, in which a youth cast performs along with two local (and slightly older) actors who have had professional or university experience.

Marnie Clark, 14, of Newtown Square, plays the role of Cinderella. “This Cinderella starts out as being like your basic fairy tale image of her,” Marnie said. “In the beginning she is na├»ve and oblivious, and doesn’t understand that everything comes with a price. But towards the end she learns that everything actually does. She’s half giddy and bubbly, half logical and motherly. It’s cool to explore as an actress.”
Young Actress Marnie Clark

Marnie has been seen previously on The Media Theatre stage as Rabbit in “Winnie The Pooh Christmas Tail”, in the Ensemble of last summer’s “13”, and as a Villager in “Fiddler On The Roof”. She’s also been in school productions of “Light Up The Dark: A Musical Revue”, “Hello Dolly”, “Guys And Dolls”, and “Into The Gym: A Musical Revue”. Last season, she was a member of The Media Theatre’s New School, a conservatory style music theatre education program.

“Sondheim’s musical “Into The Woods” has really changed the landscape for American Broadway musicals,” she said. “It paved the way for huge hits like Wicked. The endings are not always happy, but the happy is now and there is much more to the story than we may realize.”

“Being an actress and being on stage have really helped me at public speaking,” Marnie was happy to add. “It’s also improved my writing skills and helped me gain much more confidence.”

She says everyone should come to see “Into The Woods” this summer at The Media Theatre because “The cast is awesome and Sondheim’s music is amazing!”

For tickets to this summer's "Into The Woods" at The Media Theatre (July 7-30) call 610-891-0100 or visit Performances are Friday nights at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Most roles are double cast, so it's a different cast each weekend!


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