Thursday, April 25 2019 8:22

Saturday Night Fever

Written by Mercedes Thomas

Disco-king dreams in this musical filled with Bee Gees’ hits!


Get ready to dance and jive along with the Media Theatre’s production of the hit Broadway musical, Saturday Night Fever. Based on the 1977 film starring John Travolta—nominated for an Academy Award and four Golden Globes—Saturday Night Fever follows Tony Manero, a streetwise Brooklyn kid with a gift for dancing.

Tony spends his weekends at the local discotheque, trying to escape his dead-end life by chasing his ambition—to be the disco king. In his quest he teams up with another dancer, Stephanie, as they train for a dance competition that changes their lives forever.

To be more family-friendly, some of the movie’s subplots were eliminated and the focus is now on Tony and the crowd-pleasing disco hits from the Bee Gees, including “Stayin’ Alive,” “Jive Talkin’,” “You Should Be Dancing” and “Night Fever.”

Starring as Tony in his first Media Theatre appearance, Jesse Corbin has previous credits including St. Luke’s Theatre and The Apollo Theatre. Melissa Rapelje makes her Media debut as Stephanie, a role she’s played at the Arizona Broadway Theatre and the Riverside Center Theatre. Media Theatre alums Ronnie Keller, Carl Smith and Luke Bradt play Tony’s friends.

Media Theatre’s Artistic Director, Jesse Cline, directs this electrifying musical with choreography by Christian Ryan and music direction by Ben Kapilow. The jazzy score is performed by a live band.

Celebrating 25 years of live theater, the Media Theatre is the only professional theater in Delaware County, the second largest employer in Media, and an important community resource, offering educational programs for kids.

Experience the magic of live theater in this groovin’ musical production of Saturday Night Fever. 

-Mercedes Thomas

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