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PENNCREST HIGH SCHOOL'S JACKSON SWEENEY IS 'INTO THE WOODS' AT MEDIA THEATRE
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 university experience.
Jackson Sweeney, who is starting his sophomore year at Penncrest
High School in Media this fall, plays the role of The Narrator. “I’ve usually
played supporting roles,” he said. “I’ve been in “Bye Bye Birdie”, “13”, and “The
Sound Of Music” as well as a few others.”
“To me, “Into The Woods” is a shining example of how satire
should be done,” he explained. “It’s great how the characters have feeling and
depth, while still being shallow and clichéd.”
“The Narrator doesn’t have as much depth as some of the roles,
but it’s a fun position to be in,” Jackson said. “I’m always keeping the interest
and attention of the audience, focused on the story.”
He feels that as many people as possible should see the
production. “Besides the fact that it’s a great show, and the actors have
genuine talent, it’s a time to sit back for two hours or so and relax.”
“Doing these performances, as well as acting in general, is very
important to me, considering that I want to write and perform in shows as a
career,” he concluded, looking very much forward to a bright future.
For tickets to this
summer's "Into The Woods" at The Media Theatre (July 7-30) 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 each weekend!