Videos from The Lorax, 2018

During the summer of 2018 MacGuffin produced a musical version of Dr. Seuss’, The Lorax adapted by John Rea with songs by John Rea. Here are 3 of the songs from the show: Supposed to Be, Look What We’ve Done and Grow a Forest.

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Spotlight On… Ava Lazin

MacGuffin senior, Ava Lazin, will be playing Maria in our fall production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. She has been a veteran of many MacGuffin productions including: Little Shop of Horrors, Hamlet, Orpheus, More Than Anything: The Movie, More Than Anything, Metamorphoses, Rent, The Music Man, The Fiery Furnace, Wicked, and The…

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2018 Shakespeare Award Ceremony

2018 Shakespeare Awards Ceremony On January 12, 2019 MacGuffin held its 20th Annual Shakespeare Awards for Execellence in Acting and Leadership. The ceremony was held at Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. There were 17 awards in 15 categories. Nominations were announced in December 2018. It was a dress up affair catered by Miles Table. Awards…

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Shakespeare Award Nominations 2018

                      L-R: Emma Ditnes (Associate Artist/Administrator), Liz Fredette (Associate Artistic Director), Mariana Leone (2017 MacGuffin Lifetime Achievement Award winner), John Rea (Artistic Director) On January 12, 2019 at 7 PM MacGuffin Theatre & Film Company will host its 20th Annual Shakespeare Awards for Excellence in Acting. The ceremony will be held at Penn Charter’s Kurtz…

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Hamlet Auditions Round TWO!

MacGuffin will be producing Hamlet in the Spring of 2019!  This is the SECOND round of auditions for Hamlet. The roles of Hamlet and Ophelia have already been cast. Max Mester will be playing the role of Hamlet. Lily Cohen will be playing the role of Ophelia. All other roles are open. Our intention is…

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Orpheus Audition Songs

Below you will find the audition information for MacGuffin’s fall musical, Orpheus. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 12 from 6-8:30 PM for actors between the ages of 9 and 18. We will start with a vocal audition and proceed to a dance audition. When actors come to the audition they will immediately fill…

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Orpheus – Character list

Below is a list of characters from John Rea’s new musical, Orpheus. The show has 2 sets of characters. One set appears in the Upper World and the other set appears in the Under World ruled by Hades. It recommended that actors interested in auditioning for the musical to review the myth of Orpheus and…

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More Than Anything: The Movie Premiere Interviews

On April 22, 2018 MacGuffin held its world premiere of More Than Anything: The Movie. The full length feature was shown at the International House in Philadelphia to a crowd of 360 people. We partied and dressed like movie stars. The 40 member cast saw the film for the first time and their reactions are…

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Hamlet Auditions Round ONE!

MacGuffin will be producing Hamlet in the Spring of 2019!  We will be holding two rounds of auditions for Hamlet. Round One (date listed below) is ONLY for those actors wishing to audition for the roles of Hamlet or Ophelia. We will hold Round Two of auditions (for all other characters) on Saturday, September 29th…

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More Than Anything – the Movie Trailer #3

Check out our new trailer for More Than Anything – the Movie. In this scene Potter is introducing our hero, Samantha, to the kids of Tinkerton High School. It’s her first day at her new school. The song is called, ‘Capital T’ with music and lyrics by John Rea. Max Mester plays Potter and Isabella…

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