Emerald Coast Theatre Company Presents Steel Magnolias

February 1, 2023 by SoWal Staff

Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) is proud to present Steel Magnolias February 24 - March 5, 2023.

Make an appointment at Truvy’s Beauty Salon and get all the latest gossip from Shelby, M’Lynn, and the rest of the magnolias as they navigate life’s greatest joys and tragedies. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, you will find a little piece of yourself in each of the characters. Filled with so much heart and warmth, Steel Magnolias touches on the gentle strength and courage that every woman carries within them as they support each other through the good times and bad. Written by Robert Harling. Directed by Marci Duncan. ECTC is proud to host guest director Marci Duncan, an accomplished actress and director.

Steel Magnolias will be staged in ECTC’s main space located on the second floor of 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center. Tickets range from $28 - $36 depending on the show time/day. There is an additional processing fee for ticket purchases. Purchase tickets online at

Save the date for ECTC’s upcoming performance of The Sound of Music (May 5 - 14). Stay tuned for a Theatre for Young Audiences Performance of You and Me Under the Sea - April 1 and 8, 2023.

A special thanks to ECTC’s Major Sponsors of the 2022-2023 season: Grand Blvd at Sandestin, St. Joe Community Foundation, Howard Group and the South Walton Tourist Development Council (Visit South Walton).

To make a tax-deductible donation, volunteer or learn more about Emerald Coast Theatre Company, call (850) 684-0323 and visit Engage with ECTC as well on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Stephanie Phillips…………..Truvy
Kayla May………………..…Annelle
Jacqueline Jones……………Clairee
Madison Bailey………………Shelby
Kerry Sandall………………...M'lynn
Darla Briganti………………..Ouiser

Director: Marci Duncan
Managing Director: Trenton Bainbridge
Set & Lighting Designer: Rebeca Lake
Costume Design: Tara Padgett
Stage Manager & Props: Arianna Reyher
Sound Designer: Phillip Padgett
Technical Director/Sound Engineer: Drake Miller

About Marci J. Duncan:
Marci J. Duncan earned a BA in performance at Florida A&M University and her Masters in Acting at the University of Florida. She studied television and film acting with Evonne Suhor at Orlando’s Art Sake Acting Studio, where she is a resident ensemble member, substitute instructor, and has starred in three consecutive seasons in their Play De Luna Series. Some of her extensive theatre credits includes Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars, Crowns, Pretty Fire, The Contract, The Mountaintop and Best of Enemies. Marci's film work includes (Just) Another Day co-starring with Jamie Hectar from HBO’s The Wire and Life is not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, working with Debbie Allen and Fantasia Barrino. Marci just completed an upcoming network series for NBC, and a one woman show called Florida Girls at Emerald Coast Theatre Company. Marci provides actor coaching with her acting studio, Artists at Play, and is a Professor of theatre at the University of West Florida.

Emerald Coast Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2012 by Nathanael Fisher, MFA, and his wife, Anna Fisher, MA. 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 programs include after school and home-school programs, Theatre for Young Audiences productions, field trip opportunities for local children, touring and staged productions, summer camps, workshops and classes. The professional theater efforts are focused on thought-provoking productions and collaborations, as well as acting and improv workshops and classes for adults.


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