The Media Theatre's annual Gala, a premiere fundraiser for Delaware County's only professional music theatre, will feature American Idol and Broadway star Justin Guarini in a special one-night-only concert Saturday February 23.
The Media Theatre's Annual Gala is a celebration of its mission of music theatre and music theatre education. The Gala is an opportunity for the community to show support for the theatre's mission.
"Our Annual Gala raises awareness of the importance of music theatre to the surrounding region and community," Artistic Director Jesse Cline stated. "We are the cornerstone of music theatre in Delaware County, providing opportunities for professional performers and musicians, as well as students who have a passion for musicals."
"Justin Guarini was superb in our production of "Chicago" in 2011," Cline continued. "He is truly a wonderful role model for young people who aspire to have a career in music theatre, with his beginnings on "American Idol" and his Broadway career that includes "Women on The Verge" and "American Idiot"."
Guarini's portrayal as Billy Flynn in The Media Theatre's "Chicago" received rave reviews, as did his recent performance in the revitalized Bucks County Playhouse's holiday show "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play".
His concert on Saturday February 23 at The Media Theatre will be the highlight of an evening that also includes a pre-and-post-show reception, silent and live auction, and awards ceremony. He will be accompanied by the theatre's resident music director Tom Fosnocht. The concert will be directed by Cline.
All funds raised during the Gala, through sponsorships and ticket sales, support The Media Theatre's mission of music theatre and education. There are show only tickets available as well as a second tier price that includes a Meet & Greet reception with Guarini.
To purchase tickets or for information, call The Media Theatre at 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org