The Media Theatre revitalizes the classic musical “Godspell” now through August 27. The show, with music by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John Michael Tebelak, features a cast of children, teens, and adults as the followers of Jesus while they humorously act out his parables from the Book of Matthew.

Aiden Fox, of Media
9 year old Aiden Fox, from Media, is one of the show's Disciples. He attends Indian Lane Elementary School and was seen previously on The Media Theatre stage in Children's Series shows "The Jungle Book", "Aladdin", "Winnie The Pooh's Christmas Tail", "Cinderella", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Magic Tree House". He was also in two Broadway Series professional productions: "Billy Elliot" and "Gypsy".

Aiden has been studying acting at The Media Theatre for three years and says "The parables in "Godspell" teach us about life. The show has adults, teenagers, and children in it, but the show does not discuss religion even though it's based on the New Testament."

Aiden's favorite songs in the show are "Day By Day" and "On The Willows", which he sings with other cast members. "We use our own names in the musical, so I'm Aiden!"
Woodlyn's Violet Wiley
Violet Wiley, who is 11, is also one of the Disciples. She attends 6th grade at Ridley Middle School and is from Woodlyn. She's been seen in several shows at The Media Theatre including playing the lead role in Children's Series productions "Cinderella" and "Alice In Wonderland". She was also in last year's summer musical "School Of Rock" and in two Broadway Series productions: "Billy Elliot" and "A Christmas Story: The Musical". 

Violet explains, "The musical "Godspell" is about unconditional love and tolerance, and has a message of love that is universal and applies to everyone."

Her favorite song is "Light of The World" because, she says, "it's fun to sing!"

"This production is set in the present time and is a bit more modern," she said. 

“Godspell” at The Media Theatre is directed by Roger Ricker, with music direction by Ben Kapilow. Austy Hicks plays the role of Jesus. For tickets, call 610-891-0100 or visit


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