Jesse Cline

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SIDE SHOW (Media Theatre): Coming together on a small stage

SIDE SHOW is a tricky piece, but there was much to savor at Media Theatre’s production

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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Media Theatre): Atmospherically moody production

Loveliness and tenderness that breaks through the surface coldness are the hallmarks of the Media’s production of this delicate but sweepingly romantic musical.

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13: The Musical (Media): 60-second review

Republished by kind permission from Neals Paper. Jesse Cline has a knack for bringing out the best in performers and is especially good at developing young talent. Jason Robert Brown’s…

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Putting the fight in DOGFIGHT: Interview with JP Dunphy, multitalented actor, singer, and dancer

Part two of our interview with JP Dunphy details his preparations as an actor for a wide range of demanding roles

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DOGFIGHT (Media): Love and war

Jesse Cline’s production is solid and holds dramatic intensity throughout, but ‘Victoria Mayo elevates a fine staging into one worth remembering.

Kyle Segarra as Bernstein, JP Dunphy as rough Tattoo Artist in DOGFIGHT. Photo by Maura McConnell.
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Q&A with Jesse Cline of Media Music Theatre

Jesse Cline, the artistic director of Media Music Theatre opened the doors of the theater to answer questions about his life, his career as an actor, singer, and director

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Media): Killing Lee’s mockingbird

In directing Christopher Sergel’s dramatic adaptation of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Jesse Cline is uncharacteristically too reverential about the material.

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GYPSY (Media Theatre): Everything’s coming up roses

GYPSY is an often produced classic for good reason and is terrific as Mama Rose in the Media Theatre’s production.

Tamara Anderson as Oda Mae Brown with Anna Giordano as Molly in GHOST. Photo by Maura McConnell.

GHOST (Media Theatre): Animating a corpse

Director Jesse Cline doesn’t let GHOST’s musical or lyrical deficiencies stand in his way of making involving theater.

Ann Crumb, dressed like an exotic bird, ready to take off in her final scene in Sunset Boulevard at the Media Theatre. Photo by Mark Jordan.

SUNSET BOULEVARD (Media Theatre): Ann Crumb as Norma Desmond, the delusional diva

Few singers can do what Ann Crumb can do, namely to transform herself in such versatile ways that people follow her wherever she goes, whether she performs on Broadway or in Media. Crumb, a depowered female King Lear, dominated every scene of SUNSET BOULEVARD in her own dream castle.