Emerald Coast Theatre Company announces 2017-18 Season

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    Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) launches its fifth anniversary season on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast.

    ECTC is a non-profit professional theater company located at Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, Florida. Season tickets are available online now. You can purchase a season subscription and/or become a VIP member.
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    ECTC 2017-2018 SEASON
    "This fifth-year season is such an exciting time for Emerald Coast Theater Company,” said ECTC producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “It is thrilling to be presenting programming for the whole community — we truly have something for any age! We are grateful to our community for its unwavering support of our growing theater company and invite everyone to come join as we celebrate this humbling milestone throughout the season.”

    After five years, ECTC has clearly established itself as a professional theater company focused on staging thought-provoking productions, festivals and creative collaborations as well as a valued community resource for professional acting, improv workshops and even creative corporate team building.

    ECTC has expanded its professional main stage productions to four. The 2017-18 season will include a musical comedy, a play, a docudrama and a romantic comedy.

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

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    FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SEASON LINEUP

    PROFESSIONAL SEASON
    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
    “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” with music by Jimmy Roberts, book and lyrics by Joe Dipietro opens the seasonSept. 14, 2017 and runs through Oct. 1, 2017. A musical comedy with everything you ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. This production runs 120 minutes and is appropriate for ages 13 and up due to some mature themes and language.

    A Wrinkle in Time
    “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L'Engle, adapted by John Glore is set for Dec. 7-23, 2017. The running time is 75 minutes and includes an additional matinee on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back-stubbornness, braces, and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love can overcome evil and 2. There is such a thing as a tesseract. Appropriate for ages 5 and up (no lap children please).

    The Amish Project
    “The Amish Project” by Jessica Dickey is a 90-minute docudrama set for January 18-28, 2018.
    A fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, “The Amish Project” explores the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. Due to mature content, this production is appropriate for ages 13 and up.

    Sylvia
    A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog, A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” centers on the world of a middle-aged New York couple turned topsy-turvy when the husband brings home an exceptionally engaging canine running loose in Central Park. “Sylvia” will be staged Feb. 15 through March 4. It runs 120 minutes and is appropriate for ages 13 and up due to mature situations.

    Ticket prices for the musical production, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” are $30 for adult, $26 for senior, $22 student for the musical. Tickets for non-musical productions are $28 for adults, $24 for seniors, and $20 for students.

    YOUNG AUDIENCES | EDUCATIONAL THEATER
    ECTC’s Professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) 2017-18 season will features three productions: “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley,” Oct. 13-28; “A Mark Twain Storybook,” Jan. 26-Feb. 3 and “Aesop's Fables” April 6-14. All TYA performances are held on Friday and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at 560 Grand Boulevard, upstairs. Tickets are $10. (Student and group discounts are available.)

    ECTC’s 2017-18 Educational Theatre program also is in full swing. For more information on the dates, times and tuition for Fall and Spring after school programs, as well as the newly established ECTC Junior Thespians Chapter, visit EmeraldCoastTheatre.org and click on the “Educational” tab.

    Season subscriptions and individual tickets for all 2017-18 Main Stage productions are now on sale online at EmeraldCoastTheatre.org.

    ECTC’s fifth anniversary season is made possible with the generous support of Isidro Dunbar Modern Interiors, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin and St. Joe Community Foundation. Special thanks to ECTC Lodging Partner Howard Hospitality. The ECTC VIP Lounge is courtesy of Isidro Dunbar Modern Interiors.

    To make a tax-deductible donation, become a member, volunteer or learn more about Emerald Coast Theatre Company, find them on Facebook, call (850) 684-0323 and visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

    Emerald Coast Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2012 by Nathanael Fisher, MFA, and his wife, Anna Fisher. Based in Miramar Beach, Florida, ECTC’s mission is to enrich and entertain the Emerald Coast community through professional and educational theater. ECTC operates year-round with a two-fold mission to provide both educational and professional offerings to the Northwest Florida community. Educational outreach includes after school and home-school programs, touring and staged productions, summer camps, workshops and classes. The professional theater efforts are focused on thought provoking productions, festivals and collaborations as well as acting and improv workshops and classes for adults.

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    Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) launches its fifth anniversary season on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast with a hilarious musical comedy — the first ECTC has produced on its Professional Main Stage located at Grand Boulevard. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change with music by Jimmy Roberts, book and lyrics by Joe Dipietro opens the season Sept. 14, 2017 and runs through Oct. 1, 2017.

    The performance schedule for “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” is Thursday (Sept. 14 is opening night) through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. in ECTC’s space located upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, located in Miramar Beach, Florida. Ticket prices are $30 for adult, $26 for senior, $22 students and can be purchased online at EmeraldCoastTheatre.org, or by calling (850) 684-0323.


    Theater patrons are encouraged to come early (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) to browse artwork by local artists showcased in the ECTC Lobby Gallery curated by artist Lori Drew, founder of Lowkylzart. A portion of proceeds from each sale benefits ECTC and its education outreach and scholarship programs.

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    I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

    ECTC artistic producing director Nathanael Fisher directs the talented four-member cast that includes Fort Walton native Marcellis Cutler returning from central Florida where he performed with Orlando Repertory Theatre and Walt Disney World to perform (Robert); Hope Golds (Jennifer) making her ECTC debut after graduating with a BFA in acting from University of Florida where she appeared most recently as Regan in “King Lear,” Athena in “The House of Altreus;” Brian Hilario (Jordan) a graduate of Gulf Coast State College where he portrayed Jack Worthing in “The Importance of Being Ernest” and Harry in “The Explorer’s Club” for Nine Muses Theater, and Mckenzie Pollock (Melissa) who recently played Guinevere in “Camelot” and Missy in “The Marvelous Wonderettes” for Carey Dinner Theatre.

    Live music accompaniment for this production is provided by Celia Villacres with music direction by Mary Jetter. Set design is by Rebecca Lake; costumes are by Anna Fisher with technical direction by Cory Tucker.

    Presented in a series of vignettes, this romantic romp is connected by the central theme of the love and relationships we experience over the course of our lives. A musical comedy with everything you ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. This production runs 120 minutes and is appropriate for ages 13 and up due to some mature themes and language.

    The second longest running Off Broadway musical (1996-2008), “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical in 1997. The New York Times called it “timeless” and “topical,” and the Chicago Tribune hailed it as “crowd pleasing.”

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