Emerald Coast Theatre Company: Around the World in 80 Days Mar 28-Apr 7

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    It's not the destination, it's the journey. Emerald Coast Theatre Company continues its 6th season by staging a new production of Mark Brown’s adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic tale “Around the World in 80 Days,” March 28-April 7 at Grand Boulevard. Tickets on sale!

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    The performance runs Thursday, March 28 (opening night) through Sunday, April 7 and will be staged at ECTC’s performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, located in Miramar Beach, Florida.

    Jules Verne's classic tale springs to life in this clever, fast-paced comedy for the whole family. Proper gentleman Phileas Fogg strikes a wager and sets off on a race that puts his fortune and life at risk. With his faithful servant at his side, he has just 80 days to circle the globe — an inconceivable feat in the year 1872. Fierce natives, furious typhoons, runaway trains, a damsel in distress and a dogged detective threaten to delay him at every step in this delightful, whirlwind odyssey that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to unexpected end.

    “This adaptation squeezes every bit of fun and funny from the classic novel,” said ECTC producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “Come experience literature coming to life on stage. Bring the kids and the grandparents, this show will delight every generation. Whether by train, boat, or elephant, get to Grand Boulevard for this show.”

    Nathanael Fisher directs an ensemble cast including Adam Silorey (Phileas Fogg), Bruce Collier (Andrew Stuart, Detective Fix, Priest, Indian Conductor, Elephant Owner, Young Parsi, Oysterpuff, U.S. Conductor, Reverend, Wilson’s Servant), Dylan Garofalo (Gauthier Ralph, British Consul, Director of Police, Priest, Sir Francis, Judge Obadiah, Chinese Broker, Ship Clerk, Bunsby, Proctor, Engineer, Mudge, Clerk, Speedy, Ship Engineer, Train Clerk), Jason Hedden (Passepartout, John Sullivan) and Leigh Jacobson (James Forster, Newspaperman, Priest, Aouda).

    Adam Silorey returns to ECTC having appeared as Adam in “Dancing Lessons.” He was in the original cast of Blue Gate Musicals production of “Stolen: A Musical Mystery,” in various roles at Walt Disney World Resort and has appeared in theaters from Cincinnati to Virginia Beach. Some of his favorite roles include George Nowack in “She Loves Me,” Richard Hannay in “The 39 Steps,” JD in “Heathers: The Musical,” Trigorin in “The Seagull” and Count Dracula in “Dracula.”

    Bruce Collier has performed professionally in summer stock in Ohio, at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Courtyard Playhouse in New York City, New Horizons Theatre in Michigan, The REP at Seaside, and Emerald Coast Theatre Company. At Emerald Coast Theatre Company, he has been seen in “Bakersfield Mist,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” “It’s A Wonderful Life” and most recently in the ECTC Story Teller series performing his one-man show “Winston Churchill: Through the Storm,”

    Jason Hedden is an actor, teacher and director. Currently, he is a professor of theatre and chair of visual & performing arts at Gulf Coast State College, where he has directed numerous productions. Regional acting credits include Seattle Shakespeare Company and Book-It Repertory Theatre. He has performed his original solo show, “Resurrecting van Gogh” in New York, California, Florida and Ohio. He is a founding board member at ECTC and has appeared in its productions of “Art” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

    Dylan Garofalo appeared in “The Farm Project,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Evita,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Baby,” the musical at University of West Florida and in the title role of “Hamlet” at Northwest Florida State College. Recent credits include originating the role of Carl in “Stolen the Musical” at Blue Gate Musicals in Indiana. ECTC appearances include “The Taming of the Shrew,” “Twelfth Night,” “Aesop's Fables,” and “The Mark Twain Show.”

    Leigh Jacobson appeared as Frenchy in “Grease” and starred as Shirley in “Columbus: The Musical” onboard Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. She recently toured North America and China with London’s best a cappella and beatboxing show, “Gobsmacked!” Other favorite other credits include Wednesday in “The Addams Family,” Penny in “Hairspray,” and Natalie in “Next to Normal.”

    Costume design is by ECTC associate artistic director Anna Fisher, with stage management by Bridgett Bryant. Set design is by Holly Joy Griffin, a theater professor at University of West Florida (UWF). She is an alum of University of North Carolina School of the Arts and University of South Florida and recently relocated to Pensacola from New York City, where she worked as a professional scenic designer. The set was built by UWF Technical Theater students to enhance their educational experiences.

    There are four performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays. Running Time: 120 mins. Appropriate for all ages.

    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 Lori Drew, founder of Lowkylzart. A portion of proceeds from each sale benefits ECTC and its education outreach and scholarship programs.

    Tickets are $30 for adults; $28 for seniors (55 years old and up) students, and military. Purchase tickets online at emeraldcoastheatre.org/tickets or call (850) 684-0323.

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    Major sponsors for this season are Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Isidro Dunbar Modern Interiors, and Howard Hospitality.

    ECTC is a non-profit professional theater company founded by Anna and Nathanael Fisher, MFA, in 2012 with a mission to enrich and entertain the Emerald Coast community through professional and educational theater. After six 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, educational theatre for children, and theatre for young audiences.

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

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