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Marin Summer Theater Receives 2015 Best of Novato Award

Best of Novato AwardMarin Summer Theater has been selected for the 2015 Best of Novato Award in the Arts & Entertainment category by the Novato Award Program!

Each year, the Novato Award Program identifies companies that it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Novato area a great place to live, work and play.

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MST 2014 Company Wins Six National Youth Arts Awards!

nya banner4Marin Summer Theater has been honored by National Youth Arts (NYA) with fourteen nominations and six awards for the MST 2014 Season! NYA's annual National Youth Arts Awards bestows nominations and awards to honor outstanding work by youth in the arts, focusing to those under nineteen years of age. This year more than 400 productions were considered for the awards, including shows from more than 130 different theatres in more than 70 cities spanning 13 states.

Members of the MST company from all three of MST's 2014 productions of CYRANO DE BERGERAC, RENT and ANYTHING GOES earned nominations. Of our fourteen nominations, six went on to win awards in both the youth and college divisions.  

Congratulations to the entire 2014 company!

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MST 2014 Company Wins 10 BroadwayWorld SF Awards

PHOTO5The Marin Summer Theater 2014 company has been honored with ten 2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards. Voted each year by the readers of BroadwayWorld.com for excellence in local theater, every production from the 2014 MST season won at least one award with MST also sweeping the best Leading and Supporting Actor and Actress categories. The ten awards surpassed last year's record of seven BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards earned by the 2013 MST company.

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MST 2013 Company Wins Five National Youth Arts Awards!

nya banner4Marin Summer Theater has been honored by National Youth Arts (NYA) with twenty-four nominations and five awards for the MST 2013 Season, including Outstanding Production for Les Miserables.  NYA's annual National Youth Arts Awards bestows nominations and awards to honor outstanding work by youth in the arts, focusing to those under nineteen years of age. This year more than 400 productions were considered for the awards, including shows from more than 130 different theatres in more than 60 cities spanning 12 states.

LesMis-1-11-ActOneFinale-8Members of the MST company from all three of MST's 2013 productions of GYPSY, Almost Maine and Les Miserables earned nominations. Of our twenty-four nominations, five went on to win awards.  NYA's primary categories are reserved for performers under nineteen-years-of-age, but this year it established Junior and College divisions to honor exceptional performances in those groups.  MST won four NYA awards in 2012. 

Congratulations to the entire 2013 company!

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MST Wins Seven Broadway World SF Awards

bww-awards-2013-370The Marin Summer Theater 2013 Company has been honored with seven 2013 Broadway World SF Awards! Voted each year by the readers of BroadwayWorld.com for excellence in local theater, MST received more awards than any other Northern and Central California theater company and swept the Best Actor and Best Actress categories.  Read on for the complete list.

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MST 2012 Company Wins National Awards

2012-07-24 mst roll 1 (42)-7 w800 h579Marin Summer Theater has been honored by National Youth Arts (NYA) with 11 nominations and 4 awards in NYA's Eighth Annual National Youth Arts Awards.  NYA bestows nominations and awards to honor outstanding work by youth in the arts, specifically to those under nineteen years of age.  This year more than 300 productions were considered for the awards, including shows from more than 100 different theatres in more than 50 cities spanning 10 states.

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Congratulations to Nick & Jake!

Congratulations to MST Alumni Jake Brinskele and Nick Chuba on their $10,000 scholarships from Beach Blanket Babylon!

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Gasparini joins MST’s ‘Awakening'

The Novato Advance and MarinScope papers covered the annoucement that Drew will be working with MST this summer.  For the on-line article click here.

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About Marin Summer Theater

Marin Summer Theater (MST) is an award winning non-profit theater company for students of performing arts between the ages of 13 and 23. The MST company prepares and presents three fully-staged productions in a six-week summer season. MST's mission is threefold: To present exciting, professional quality drama, musical theater and musical revue productions; to keep tuition as low as possible so that cost is not a barrier to participation; to create a diverse company of college and high school students.

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