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.

Leo Koncos plays the role of The Mysterious Man. “He tends to appear and disappear at random times to either give advice to other characters or help them in some way to get their wishes,” he said. “This role may seem like he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, but he also sounds like you should listen to him.”

“We have had a great time rehearsing the show,” Leo added. “It’s been really fun to watch the production come together song by song and we can’t wait to show everyone our take on this Broadway classic!”
Leo has a great fondness for Sondheim’s musical. He explained, “It reminds us about the consequences of chasing and then getting what we wish for. It’s a fun, slightly dark production with great music about fables come to life.  It’s not just about magic beans and glass slippers, but also our deepest fears and desires.”

As he prepares to enter the 9th grade at Strath Haven High School this fall, Leo Koncos remembers other roles he has played. “In middle school I played ensemble roles in “Tarzan” and “The Little Mermaid”. At The Media Theatre, I was in “13” last summer as Simon, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock” as James, and as the odd Stage Manager in “The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood” this past fall.”

Leo Koncos is also a student of The Media Theatre’s Teen Acting Classes. “I tend to procrastinate, but in theatre I cannot do that because I’m working with other actors,” he said. “Theatre assists me in real life because I have to be responsible for my own part of a larger project.”

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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