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FIRST LOOK PICS....'ROMEO AND JULIET' AT THE MEDIA THEATRE NOW THRU FEB. 19

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"Romeo and Juliet" is a timeless story of young love which has been imitated in countless ways over the decades, even catapulted into the musical theatre stratosphere with "West Side Story". 

Yet, with all of its variations, the heart of Shakespeare's original prose still stands the test of time as the ultimate romantic adventure for lovers of all ages. And, truth be told, with its star crossed lovers at the forefront, "Romeo and Juliet" is an adventure --an adventure of the soul, a true vision of the heights (and depths) our love for one another might carry us. 

The Media Theatre presents Shakespeare's original verse in a "Romeo and Juliet" that transports us to 1930's Verona, after an earthquake has ravaged the region and upheaval brings renovation, restoration, and a new look at the world surrounding the Montagues and Capulets. 

On stage through February 19, director Bill Van Horn assembled a cast of professional actors from the Phil…

FIRST LOOK PHOTOS: DISNEY'S 'CINDERELLA' AT THE MEDIA THEATRE NOW THRU FEB. 19

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Disney's "Cinderella" Kids production is on stage now at The Media Theatre through February 19, each weekend with performances Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at Noon. 

Based on the classic animated film, the show provides a 45 minute long introduction to live theatre for young audiences ages 4 and up while parents and adults will delight in its humor. All ages will enjoy hearing the songs they know and love including "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" and "Bibbidee Bobbidee Boo".

With a cast of students from the theatre's education programs (acting classes and New School), the show also features two of Media Theatre's acting instructors in the roles of Wicked Stepmother (Roger Ricker) and The King (Tim Haney).

Music Direction and keyboard accompaniment is by Rowan University student Chris Weed, with Costumes by Carol Sorensen. 

For tickets and information, visit mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100.
Photos below by Greg Carroccio. 








TONY WINNER ALICE RIPLEY TO HEADLINE MEDIA THEATRE'S GALA FEB. 25

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Tony award winner Alice Ripley will headline The Media Theatre’s Star Struck Fundraising Gala on Saturday February 25 at 6pm at the theatre.  Patrons, donors, actors, politicians, and sponsors will enjoy a catered reception, live and silent auctions, award ceremony, and concert by Ms. Ripley at the 23rd annual gala event.  Tickets start at $150.
Star Struck is an event that will celebrate the many star contributors, volunteers, and performers who continue to guide and light the theater and its mission.  The 2017 Walter M. Strine Advocate of the Arts Award will be presented to Delaware County Councilman David White for his exemplary generosity.  Iron Workers Bank, represented by its President Mr. John Whitig, will receive the 2017 Community Partnership Award for its longstanding commitment to The Vocalist and Vocalist Jr. vocal contests for youth.
Gala guests will be entertained with a concert by Broadway’s Alice Ripley.  She is best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Diana …

MEDIA THEATRE WINS 16 2016 BROADWAY WORLD AWARDS FOR 'BEST OF PHILADELPHIA THEATRE'

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The Media Theatre is the winner of 16 2016 Broadway World Awards for “Best of Philadelphia Theatre”. The Media Theatre, for the second consecutive year, swept major categories such as Best Musical, Best Play, Best Director, and every category for acting.
Jesse Cline, the Artistic Director for Media Music Theatre Company which is the professional music theatre organization housed at The Media Theatre, received his fourth win for Best Director. “These honors are a testament to the great work being done here on State Street in Media,” he said. “We are happy to be a large part of the Philadelphia theatre community.”
The nominations were announced back in November for productions which were produced between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. The Media Theatre landed 49 nominations from the esteemed online theatrical magazine, and is now the winner of 16 Awards for 2016. Broadway World has headquarters in NYC and regional offices throughout the USA, giving up to the minute reports on al…