NTC’s Steel Magnolias, directed by Norman A. Hall, Opens Feb 15th at St. Vincent’s School for Boys
Novato Husband and Wife Team, Norman A. and Shirley Nilsen Hall, Return To Direct and Act in Steel Magnolias for Second Time.
(San Rafael, CA) The Novato Theater Company (NTC) presents the comedy/drama Steel Magnolias. The quintessential story of friendship and trust, serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie.
In the world of Truvy’s local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging in hysterical and neighborly gossip. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings and happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination, and perfectly coiffed hair. When tragedy strikes, it is in the familiar comfort of Truvy’s salon where they seek the solace and support that carries them through.
The play is based closely on the book by Robert Harling, and popularized by the film adaptation with Julia Roberts. Steel Magnolia’s is even more heart felt when seen performed in a live theater.
Husband and wife team Norman A. and Shirley Nilsen Hall, both Novato residents, have been with the NTC and North Bay theater community for many years. They have teamed up again to remix the 1992 production they did of the same play.
In that effort, Norman directed Shirley as Truvy, she will now be playing Ouiser, Karen Clancy now taking the role of Truvy, played Annelle in the 1989 production, and Susan Zelinsky, who then played Shelby, will now be playing M’Lynn. Show producers are Brenda Weidner and Michele Cronin.
The show previews Thursday, February 14 (Preview Discount Tickets $15.00), The show opens February 15 (Press Night) and runs through March 10th. Show times: Friday and Saturday 8:00pm; Sunday Matinee 3:00pm.
Tickets will be available online January 11, 2013.
Tickets: $22 General Admission; $20 Seniors/Studients; $12 Children; Purchase season subscription $95.00 (Prorated) and support the NTC.
Space is limited. Please RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY. Date: Thursday, February 14th Preview – 8:00PM Time: Opening Night is Friday, February 15th at 8pm, Show Dates- February 15-March 10th Location: St. Vincent’s School For BoysOne St. Vincent DriveSan Rafael, CA 94903Tel 415 883-4498Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About St. Vincent’s School For BoysSt. Vincent's School for BoysSan Rafael, Marin County, California Once a Gold Rush orphanage, the school is now a non-profit residential treatment center for boys.
At St. Vincent's School, protection of the boys is paramount. Some areas of the school are open to the public but not the areas the boys use. Check in at Reception if you want to see the public areas. St. Vincent's School for Boys has been doing good work for over a century and a half. It needs your kind support.
About The Novato Theater Company
Recognized for their award-winning productions of musicals, dramas and comedies, NTC has been producing quality theater for Bay Area audiences for more than 90 years.
The NTC 2012-2013 Season includes: Last of the Red Hot Lovers 8/30-9/23; Nunsense 10/18-11/11;A Christmas Carol 11/24-12/15;Steel Magnolias 2/4-3/10;Gypsy 4/4-4/28; and The Foreigner 5/23-6/16; NTC’s New 2013-2014 Season Schedule to be Announced Soon: The Lion in Winter, A New Brain, The Crucible, Into the Woods, and As You Like It
This vibrant little theater company has not let losing their lease twice in the past eight years stop them from producing quality theater for Bay Area audiences. To paraphrase one theater critic about NTC’s dilemma, “This semi-professional theater company deserves a standing ovation for persistence.”
Please join us for our shows and the rest of our fabulous season, because the show must go on.
We welcome donor, volunteer, audition and other inquiries. For more about how to get involved visit www.novatotheatercompany.org or call 415 883-4498 or email@example.com. Press and media inquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415 887 9230.