""“Several people had to be turned away at the door Tuesday night during a “theater café” fundraiser for the Novato Theater staged at Ghiringhelli Pizzeria, so more cozy get-togethers are being planned,” reports Novato.Patch.com.

“An idea from Ghiringhelli general manager Kristin Aduna was brought to life as San Marin High School’s advanced drama students put on a show in the restaurant/bar’s event ballroom to support the ongoing Novato Theater renovation effort, which will take up the next two years. ‘It was totally generous of them, and we owe Kristin and the staff a lot of thanks,’ said theater committee volunteer June Haugen, who hosted the event with David Burns and Kathy Dunn. ‘ … It couldn’t have been better. Everyone raved.”

“The event was a 70-seat sellout at $10 per ticket plus 15 percent of proceeds. A total dollar amount was unavailable, but Haugen said there was enough of a demand for additional tickets that Aduna said she was interested in hosting more theater fundraisers.”


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