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NTCís Steel Magnolias, directed by Norman A. Hall, Opens Feb 15th at St. Vincentís 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 thatís as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie.

In the world of Truvyís 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 Truvyís 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 Magnoliaís 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 MíLynn.† †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 Ė 8:00PM
Time: Opening Night is Friday, February 15th at 8pm,
Show Dates- February 15-March 10th
Location: St. Vincentís School For Boys
One St. Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
Tel 415 883-4498

About St. Vincentís School For Boys
St. Vincentís School for Boys
San Rafael, Marin County, California
Once a Gold Rush orphanage, the school is now a non-profit residential treatment center for boys.

At St. Vincentís 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. Vincentís 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; NTCís 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 NTCís dilemma, ďThis semi-professional theater company deserves a standing ovation for persistence.Ē

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 . Press and media inquiries contact: or 415 887 9230.



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