ECTC Launches 9th Annual Season

Including 6 productions, educational theater, the return of the Second Stage Cabaret Series and more
Anna and Nathanael Fisher at ECTC performance space
Anna and Nathanael Fisher at ECTC performance space in Grand Boulevard. Photo by Jacqueline Ward Photography

With its ninth annual season Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) presents 14 (and counting) reasons to escape to the theater to have a laugh and be entertained.

“Season nine marks a new era of growth for Emerald Coast Theatre Company,” says ECTC co-founder and producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “This past year we thrived because our community gathered around us and supported us. We are excited about offering children and adults even more opportunities to get engaged in our tribe and experience the camaraderie and joy of live theater.”

ECTC’s professional 2021-2022 Professional productions includes six offerings: a zany musical comedy, a musical adventure, a charming holiday musical classic, two dramatic comedies and a retro musical revue.

ECTC’s season lineup includes the return of the Storytelling series and the Professional Second Stage series featuring Cabaret Revue and Listening Lounge. The full line up of these offerings will be announced in full at a later date.

All professional production schedules are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. (unless noted otherwise). All ECTC productions will be staged at ECTC’s space located upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center, located in Miramar Beach, Florida.

Enjoy a sampling of the season and special subscription rates at Taste of the Season launch party with the ECTC tribe on Thursday, Sept 9th from 6:30pm – 8pm at ECTC’s performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center. The event is free and open to the public.

 

The Professional Main Stage & Second Stage productions:

“Nunsense”

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September 17-October 3

A zany, wholesome, hilarious musical revue presented by the Little Sisters of Hoboken, “Nunsense” is a heavenly delight.

 

“Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play”

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December 9-19 (Note: Two shows on Sunday, Dec 19 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec.16, 10 a.m., Educational Matinee)

Staged as a live radio play, this version of “Miracle on 34th Street” is the classic Christmas cup of cheer we all look forward to during the holiday season.

 

 

“The Marvelous Wonderettes”

 

Cabaret Stage: Musical Revue

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January 21-23, February 10-13, March 3-6

This smash Off-Broadway musical hit by Roger Bean takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts.

 

 

“Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage”

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January 28-February 6

Let Miss Abigail take you back to a simpler time, before booty calls and speed-dating, back when the divorce rate wasn’t 50 percent and when “fidelity” was more than an investment firm.

 

“2 Across”

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February 18-27

In this dramatic comedy by Jerry Mayer, two strangers, a man and a woman, board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 a.m. and take the audience on an entertaining 80-minute ride.

 

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“Xanadu”

May 13-22 (Additional matinee performance Thursday, May 19)

This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure is about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you.

 

Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s Professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) & Very Young Audiences showcases professional actors performing productions on ECTC’s Main Stage especially selected for young audience members.

 

“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” (Regional Premier!)

Theatre for the Young

October 15-24 (Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m., Fridays 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m.)

The animals on Farmer Brown’s farm work all day to provide milk and eggs, but when their request for electric blankets to warm the drafty barn is ignored, action must be taken.

 

“Wake Up Brother Bear”

Theatre for the Very Young: Interactive Theatre (ages 6 months to 5 years-old)

October 29, 30; November 19, 20 at 9 a.m.

Join Brother and Sister Bear as they experience a full year of glorious seasons.

 

ECTC Jr. Company Presents: “The Snow Queen”

Theatre for Young Audiences: Cabaret Stage Holiday Musical

December 3, 4, 10, 11 at 9 a.m.

Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure that inspired the hit Disney movie Frozen.

 

ECTC’s Jr. Company Presents: “Old MacDonald”

Theatre for the Very Young: Interactive Theatre (ages 6 months to 5 years-old)

April 1, 2, 15, 16 at 9 a.m.

An original piece created by ECTC’s P.J. Padgett in collaboration with the ECTC Jr. Company players, brings Old MacDonald’s farm to life.

 

ECTC continues its popular Educational Programs with creative and engaging programs (one in fall and one in spring) designed especially for young thespians from pre-school to high school.  The full schedule and registration information can be found at www.EmeraldCoastTheatre.org. The community is invited to attend and support these young thespians at their final performances.

 

ECTC Teen Players Present: “The Addams Family”

November 5 at 7:30 p.m.; November 6 at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

“The Addams Family,” a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family.

 

ECTC Mini, Little, and Big Players Present: “Disney’s Frozen Jr.”

Big Players November 12 & 13, 7 p.m.; Mini/Little Players November 13, noon & 2 p.m.

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars.

 

ECTC Mini, Little, and Big Players Present: “Willy Wonka Jr.”

Big Players: April 8 & 9 at 7 p.m., Mini/Little Players: April 9, noon & 2 p.m.

Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr” follows an enigmatic candy manufacturer as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars.

 

ECTC Teen Players Present: “Crazy for You”

April 29, 7:30 p.m.; April 30, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; May 1, 2:30 p.m.

A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy with memorable Gershwin tunes such as “I Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”

Tickets for musicals are $30-$36. Non-musical professional productions are $28-$34. Tickets for Theatre for Young Audiences productions are $12-$18. Theatre for the Very Young (TVY) productions are $10-$15. Tickets for Educational Program shows are $8-$16. All TYA, TVY and Education productions are free for ages three and younger (must sit on an adult’s lap).

 

ECTC VIP memberships are from $400 per person.

To purchase tickets or VIP Memberships call (850) 684-0323 or visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

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