Marin Theatre Company Celebrates 50 Years at Annual Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2017

MARIN THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES GALA 50! ON WITH THE SHOW!
2017 ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BENEFIT

Fashionable Fare, Fine Food and Philanthropy at
MTC’s 50th Anniversary Season Benefit, GALA 50! On With the Show!
Saturday, March 18, 2017

MILL VALLEY, CAMarin Theatre Company is excited to announce its 50th Anniversary Season benefit Gala 50! On With the Show! on Saturday, March 18, 2017. This year, MTC will be celebrating 50 years of classic, challenging and new, envelope-pushing theatre and performing arts right here in Marin County.

The gala will take place at the Mill Valley Community Center, featuring a delectable catered sit-down dinner courtesy of Stacy Scott Fine Catering, and moments of delight with MTC artists and luminaries. Specially procured exclusively for MTC, the live and silent auction items and experiences will be up for bid throughout the evening—including tickets to Hamilton and a backstage tour with one of the actors in San Francisco—in addition to a carefully curated wine auction.

This annual sell-out event attracts over 200 prominent community members, corporate professionals and philanthropic leaders from throughout the Bay Area, raising critical funds for the organization. Gala 50! is co-chaired by Tracy Haughton and Kathleen Taylor, with Bobbie and Dave Chapman as Wine Auction Chairs, and with the assistance of committee members Linden Berry, Cheryl Brandon, Suzanne Darley, Kipp Delbyck, Molly Dick, Diana Gay-Catania, Susan Holdstein, Lori Lerner, Stacy Scott and Suparna Vohra, D.D.S. Gala 50! In addition, MTC will be honoring those individuals who have made a significant impact on MTC. The Honorary Committee Members include:

  • Ivan & Lochiel Poutiatine, Chairs

  • Terry Berkemeier & Lori Lerner

  • Herb W. & Grace Boyer

  • Norton J. “Sky” Cooper

  • Dixon Long

  • Christopher B. & Jeannie Smith

  • Gage Shubert

  • Vickie Soulier

  • Beth & Jim Wintersteen

More About MTC’s New Play Program

Marin Theatre Company is committed to exploring and developing new work for the American theater, supporting playwrights with their creative process from conception to production and engaging audiences with the best contemporary new plays. Through multiple programs, MTC seeks out writers and champions projects for continued life on the MTC stage and beyond. With our commissioning program, new play prizes, new play series of staged readings, playwright residencies and a commitment to world premiere productions, MTC promotes the future of the American theater.

More about MTC’s Education Programs

Marin Theatre Company’s education programs reach more than 12,000 youth each year with in-school teaching residencies, student matinee performances and in-theatre instruction and year-round camps and workshops. Through the Artist in Residency program MTC is able to provide both MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City and Davidson Middle School in San Rafael with theatre education uniquely planned in coordination with curriculum and the needs of the schools. At the MLK Jr. Academy, MTC’s theatre education through the Artist in Residency program is the only arts education provided to students.

All proceeds benefit MTC’s new play and educational programs.

CALENDAR LISTINGAnnual Gala/Fundraiser

WHAT
MTC Gala 50! Marin Theatre Company’s 50th Anniversary Season Benefit

WHEN
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm

WHERE
Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941

TICKETS
$295 per person
$575 per couple 

Click here for tickets!

Sponsorship tables also available for up to 8 guests. 
Please call the Box Office to book a sponsorship table, (415) 388-5208

ABOUT MTC
Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premiere mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show main stage season focused on new American plays, as well as a Family Series of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). We are committed to the development and production of new plays, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes productions of world premieres, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards and readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging and established playwrights. Our numerous education programs serve more than 8,500 students from over 40 Bay Area schools each year. MTC strives to create intimate, powerful and emotional experiences that engage audiences to discuss new ideas and adopt a broader point of view. We believe in taking risks and inspiring people to participate in live theater, regardless of personal means. MTC celebrates the intellectual curiosity of our community and believes that theater is an important tool to help build empathy. MTC was founded in 1966 and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

PRESS CONTACT
Sara Waugh, Director Of Marketing & Communications
(415) 322-6022 | saraw@marintheatre.org

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