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Chicago is a Pacific Sun Best Bet

(From the Pacific Sun - July 2, 2010)

And all that jazz...

Murder! Greed! Corruption! Violence! Exploitation! Treachery! Plus a whole lotta exhilarating song and dance. The award-winning musical that has it all, CHICAGO, opens Marin Summer Theater's season with a talented cast of 13- to 23-year-old students—and that includes musicians, technicians and crew. The theater group, sponsored by San Marin Music Boosters with support from the high school and the Novato school district, presents three shows in seven weeks—Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead and Some Enchanted Evening—The Songs and Dance of Rodgers and Hammerstein follow later this month and next. Preview performance Thursday, July 8, at 8pm; regular performances Friday, July 9, and Saturday, July 10, at 8pm and Sunday, July 11, at 2pm at the Emily Gates Student Center at San Marin High School, 15 San Marin Dr., Novato. Info: www.marinsummertheater.org .—Carol Inkellis

Benefit for Marin Summer Theater Opens Season

Published in the The Novato Advance - June 16, 2010

‘Complete Works of Shakespeare’ to be performed June 19

Marin Summer Theater (MST) opens its second season Saturday, June 19, with a special one-night performance of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).”  Proceeds from the performance will go toward MST’s scholarship fund and will be used to reduce tuition so more students can afford to participate in MST without regard to economic status.

Reprising a sold-out performance earlier this spring, actors Danny Weinberg, Fernando Sui and Matthew Puccini of San Rafael will take the audience through 37 plays in a 90-minute free-for-all, making mincemeat of the Bard. Improvisation, audience participation, pop culture, and local references are in store, as well as the fastest, funniest, “Hamlet” you’re likely to see. (Warning: watch for sock puppets and audience participation.)

Read more: Benefit for Marin Summer Theater Opens Season

Season One Recap

As Marin Summer Theater starts up its second season, here is a quick recap from season one!

3  Performances each of The Beaux Stratagem, Bernstein on Broadway and Sweeney Todd
20  Parent and community volunteers
23  Different schools and universities represented by company members
57  Company members
200  Total hours of rehearsal
1,000  Audience members

The staff of Marin Summer Theater would like to thank company members and volunteers for their hard work and the community for their support.  Special thanks go to to Dr. Robert Vieth, San Marin High School, Novato Unified School District, Ross Valley Players,  and Fairfield College for helping to make our first season so successful. 

New acting program at Marin Summer Theater keeps students onstage

New acting program at Marin Summer Theater keeps students onstage

From the Marin Independant Journal - July 8, 2009

By Paul Liberatore

Posted: 07/08/2009 05:50:01 PM PDT

Marin Summer Theater, a new program for student actors, musicians, dancers and technicians, makes its debut July 10 in Novato with the first of three ambitious productions, the 300-year-old period comedy "The Beaux' Stratagem."

Read more: New acting program at Marin Summer Theater keeps students onstage

‘Sweeney Todd’ wraps MST repertory on Friday

‘Sweeney Todd’ wraps MST repertory on Friday

From the Novato Advance

Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:00 PM PDT

Marin Summer Theater (MST) wraps its repertory of performances with “Sweeney Todd” at the Emily Gates Student Center in Novato on July 31, Aug. 1 and 2. The third and final production of MST’s 2009 season, “Sweeney Todd” is Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, suspenseful musical masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime.

Inaugural season for Marin Summer Theater

Inaugural season for Marin Summer Theater

From the Novato Advance

Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:00 PM PDT
Marin Summer Theater (MST) opens its inaugural season with an adaptation of “The Beaux’ Stratagem” at the Emily Gates Student Center in Novato, July 10, 11 and 12.

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MST’s ‘Bernstein on Broadway’ opens Friday

From The Novato Advance
Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 10:00 PM PDT
Marin Summer Theater (MST) opens its second production with “Bernstein on Broadway” at the Emily Gates Student Center at San Marin High School in Novato on July 17, 18 and 19. All shows are staged at the Emily Gates Student Center, San Marin High School. Details and tickets are available on the MST web site at www.marin summertheater.org.

Read more: MST’s ‘Bernstein on Broadway’ opens Friday

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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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