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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.


Earnest 1Members of the MST company from all three of MST's 2012 productions of Spring Awakening, The Importance of Being Earnest and Legally Blonde, The Musical earned nominations.  Of our eleven nominations, four went on to win awards.  Due to the rules of NYA, only performers under nineteen considered, with occasional exceptions made for outstanding Guest Artists over eighteen. Students under nineteen made up approx sixty percent of  the 2012 MST company.  2012 was the first year that MST submitted shows for consideration.

2012/2013 NYA Nominations:

  • Outstanding Production: Spring Awakening
  • Guest Actress: Jessica LaFever as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde
  • Lead Actor in a Play: Evan Held as Mr. John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Lead Actress in a Play: Christie Chenette as Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical: Chloe Gasparini as Ilse in Spring Awakening
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical: Cierra Potter as Fr. Bergman, Frl. Knuppeldick in Spring Awakening
  • Supporting Actress in a Play: Jane Reagan as Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical: Lily Hahn as Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde
  • Featured Actress in a Musical: Corrin Dove as Serena in Legally Blonde
  • Best Ensemble: The Cast of Legally Blonde
  • Direction: Pat Nims for Spring Awakening

 

2012/2013 NYA Awards:

  • Lead Actor in a Play: Evan Held as Mr. John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Lead Actress in a Play: Christie Chenette as Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical: Lily Hahn as Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde
  • Best Ensemble: The Cast of Legally Blonde
 

The awards will be given the NYA Ceremony at the Loats Performing Arts Center in Newport Beach on Sunday, June 16.  More information about National Youth Arts can be found at  http://www.nationalyoutharts.com.    

 

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Lily Hahn in Legally Blonde  Spring Awakening 1 

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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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