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All Broadway Series Productions, Youth Programs, Educational Programs, and Summer Camps are produced by The Media Music Theatre Company (Artistic Director Jesse Cline)
HANNA MURPHY HAS A SECOND HOME AT THE MEDIA THEATRE, WHERE SHE GOES 'INTO THE WOODS'
The Media Theatre has Stephen Sondheim’s Tony winning
musical “Into The Woods” on stage this summer, now 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
Hanna Murphy plays the role of The Witch. She attends the
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova and will be in the ninth grade this
fall. “This is my 21st show at
the Media Theatre. I’ve also been in their summer productions of “Fiddler On
The Roof” and “13”, and also the Broadway Series musical “Gypsy”. And, while I’m
in “Into The Woods”, I am also playing The March Hare in “Alice In Wonderland”,
so it’s a busy summer! At Notre Dame I played Ursula in “The Little Mermaid”,
which was fun.”
“With this musical
Sondheim brings together several popular characters that would not otherwise
meet each other,” she said. “This isn’t a sugar coated Disney Princess tale of
happily ever after. It teaches valuable lessons about family and
“I was excited to
learn that I would be playing a role that Bernadette Peters had made famous,
The Witch,” she explained. “As I read through the script and studied the music
I realized that there were many layers to the Witch's character. Many people
think that the Witch is just evil and that there is nothing more to her, but
that is not necessarily the case. She wants to be successful and have family
that loves her.”
Hanna says audiences
should come out to The Media Theatre to see the show. “The production of "Into the Woods"
this summer at the Media Theatre is made up of teens who have worked hard to
create a show worth seeing. Although serious at times the show is very funny.
I'm proud to be a part of this production.”
given me confidence and made me an effective public speaker. I have never been
very good at sports and theater has given me something to feel proud of at a
time when being a teenager can be rough. The Media Theatre is my second home.”
For tickets to this summer's "Into The Woods"
at The Media Theatre now through July 30 call 610-891-0100 or visit
mediatheatre.org. 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