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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 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.

The complete list of MST Awards is -

  • Best Direction of a Play - Pat Nims (Woodacre) – CYRANO DE BERGERAC
  • Best Leading Actor in a Play- Fernando Siu (San Rafael) - CYRANO DE BERGERAC
  • Best Leading Actress in a Play- Jane Reagan (San Rafael) - CYRANO DE BERGERAC
  • Best Leading Actor in a Musical – Danny Eggert (Novato) – RENT
  • Best Leading Actress in a Musical- Sarah Marthinsen (Novato) - ANYTHING GOES
  • Best Featured Actor in a Play – Massimo Cardarelli (Novato) – CYRANO DE BERGERAC
  • Best Featured Actress in a Play –Kailey Hewitt (Santa Rosa) – CYRANO DE BERGERAC
  • Best Featured Actress in a Musical – Lauren Sutton-Beattie (Novato) – ANYTHING GOES
  • Best Local Musical – RENT
  • Person To Watch- Kayla Santos (Vallejo) - RENT

PHOTO 1BroadwayWorld SF Awards are nominated and voted on by the readers of and MST is grateful to have received so much recognition. Winner of the award, Best Leading Actor in a Play, Fernando Siu said "Cyrano was such a gift, and an emotional roller coaster for anyone who gets to play the character. It's almost like Shakespeare where it's complex and poetic, but at the same time it's more modern and relatable. The fact that we learned to sword fight was pretty awesome too!"

PHOTO6Sarah Marthinsen, winner of Best Leading Actress in a Musical, had nothing but positive feedback on working with MST this past summer. "Not only was I working on my favorite show and bringing to life one of my favorite characters, I was working with a group of people who were so dedicated to putting on the best show possible. The amount of support and love for theater that was embedded into every rehearsal from the cast and crew was so special. I honestly could've worked with that group of people on that show for the rest of my life".

PHOTO3The Marin Summer Theater production team is already hard at work planning the 2015 season of INTO THE WOODS, DEFYING GRAVITY:THE BEST OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, and IN THE HEIGHTS. INTO THE WOODS is the Stephen Sondheim Tony winning musical on which the recent popular movie was based. DEFYING GRAVITY: THE BEST OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, is a musical review featuring the work of the popular composer and lyricist of the hit shows WICKED, PIPPIN, GODSPELL, POCAHONTAS, and many more. IN THE HEIGHTS, written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was nominated for 13 Tony awards in 2008, winning Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Choreography.

PHOTO4Auditions for actors, dancers and singers wanting join the 2015 MST company will be on March 28 and April 4. Performers may also submit recorded auditions. Applications for tech and orchestra positions are also being accepted until April 4. Interested performers, theater technicians, and musicians should register at for more information.






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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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