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Emerald Coast Theatre Company Announces Season 11 Shows and Special Events

Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) is proud to announce the Season 11 lineup of Professional Shows and Theatre for Young Audiences. Opening the season is Million Dollar Quartet from September 15 - October 1, 2023. ECTC looks forward to a brilliant season loaded with enriching performances for all. For more information about ECTC, the shows, and other programs, visit
Nathanael Fisher, Producing Artistic Director and co-founder of ECTC says, "From Elvis to Mary Poppins and plays that bring laughter to plays that warm the heart we have something for everyone in Season 11.  Every year we are working to bring high quality entertainment that has an enriching element to our community and Season 11's shows are the perfect setup for just that!" 
Million Dollar Quartet
September 15th - October 1st: Thurs - Sat at 7:30 pm, Sundays and Wednesdays at 2:30 pm.
Million Dollar Quartet explodes on stage with a monumental night of rock ‘n’ roll. Inspired by the most famous jam session in recording history, this smash-hit musical tells the story of legendary music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins as they come together on December 4, 1956, at the famous Sun Studios. Featuring 21 timeless hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Fever,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Hound Dog,” this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio to experience an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, and celebrations.

Junie B Jones
October 13th - October 22nd: Field Trips - Fridays, Wednesday, and Thursday at 9:30 am & 10:30 am. Saturday 14th at 9 am, Saturday 21st at 6 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm
A production of ECTC’s Theatre for Young Audiences Program: It’s Junie B.’s first day of school, and suddenly a lot of things are changing for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore, but on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. In class, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard, and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament, and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting. Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your heart just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.
Field Trip Dates for Junie B: 
Friday, October 13th - 9 am & 10.30 am
Wednesday, October 18th - 9 am & 10.30 am
Thursday, October 19th - 9 am & 10.30 am
Friday, October 20th - 9 am & 10.30am 

Comedy On The Boulevard
October 14th at 7.30 pm
Come for an uproarious night of laughs! ECTC presents some of the Southeast’s most hilarious comedians. Hosted by resident funny guy Jason Hedden.

Me and my Gal - A live Judy Garland and Gene Kelly Musical Tribute
October 26 - 29th: Thursday 26th at 7:30 pm, Friday 27th at 2:30 pm, Saturday 28th at 6 pm & 8 pm, Sunday 29th at 2:30 pm.
“That’s Entertainment!” The bells are ringing for this night of “Ritz,” glitz, glamour and the beautiful music of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.
Judy and Gene were giants of the silver screen whose songs still make you feel like “Singin in the Rain,” and take you “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”
“Get Happy” as the stars of ECTC sing the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “The Trolly Song,” “Good Morning,” “Be a Clown,” and many more classics you know and love.

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
December 1st - December 9th. Field Trips - Fridays at 9 am & 10:30 am, Saturdays at 9:30 am. Sunday 3rd, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm.
Two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play inspired by the famous editorial Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, 1897, in New York City, eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering whether or not Santa really exists after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job if he can't find his writer's voice by morning. Even though they don't know each other, the spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore.
 Field Trip Dates for Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus 
Friday, December 1st, 9.00am &10.30am
Friday, December 8th, 9.00am & 10.30am
A Jingle Jangle Christmas Musical Revue: White Christmas, Holiday Inn, Meet Me in St. Louis
Saturday December 16th at 2:30 pm, Tuesday, 19th & Thursday, 21st at 7:30 pm
Mix, mingle, and enjoy live holiday musical selections performed by our talented vocalists. Enjoy classic holiday songs from some of your favorite Christmas musicals like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Snow,”and of course, “White Christmas.”  Our cast will invite you to  join in some beloved Christmas carols as well. Like a mug of hot cocoa, this event will warm your heart and get you in the holiday spirit.

A Christmas Carol
December 8th - December 22nd
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm, Wednesday, 13th at 2:30 pm, and Wednesday 20th at 2:30pm & 7:30 pm.
From the first “Bah humbug” to the final “Wassail,” this timeless classic is sure to rekindle your holiday spirit. Join all your favorite Dickens characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come, and of course, everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge. Make ECTC’s holiday show a Christmas tradition as you spend time with friends and family while being warmed and inspired by this classic holiday story.
 Field Trip Date for A Christmas Carol
Wednesday, December 13th, 9.30 am

The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns
January 19th & 20th at 7:30 pm, January 21st & 24th at 2:30pm
February 28th at 2:30 pm, February 29th, March 1st, March 2nd at 7:30 pm
March 3rd at 2:30 pm.
We’re back in 1958, and it’s time for the Wonderettes to graduate in this delightful sequel to the smash Off-Broadway hit! Join Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy as they sing about their final year in high school, celebrate with their fellow classmates and teachers, and prepare for their next step toward a bright future. Act II zooms ahead to 1968, where the girls perform as bride and bridesmaids to celebrate Missy’s marriage to Mr. Lee! Featuring “Rock Around the Clock,” “At the Hop,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” and 25 more hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns will have you bopping down memory lane and “Dancing in the Street!”

The Play That Goes Wrong
January 26th - February 4th Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Wednesdays & Sundays at 2:30 pm.
Called “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen,” this classic murder mystery by award-winning Mischief is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania! Welcome to the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything, including their line. This hilarious and unique show will have you laughing for days.
Field Trip Date for The Play That Goes Wrong
Wednesday, January 31st, 9.30am

I Only Have Eyes For You: Valentine's Musical Revue
February 13th at 7:30 pm
February 14th, 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm & 8 pm
Share this evening or afternoon event with the ones you love. Enjoy beautiful love songs from yesteryear performed by our top vocalists and ECTC’s live musicians. This very special evening can be complemented with a bottle of wine and a sweet or savory charcuterie box. This is a fun way to celebrate with your Valentine- or Galentine- and avoid the packed restaurants.  We have everything you need right here at ECTC to spend a memorable evening with your favorite people!

Crimes Of The Heart
February, 16th - February 25th
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Wednesdays & Sundays at 2:30 pm
Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winner is a deeply touching and funny play about three eccentric sisters from a small Southern town rocked by scandal when Babe, the youngest, shoots her husband. Humor and pathos abound as the sisters unite with an intense young lawyer to save Babe from a murder charge and overcome their family's painful past. If you liked ECTC’s Steel Magnolias, you’ll love this hilarious, female driven drama with plenty of laughs along the way.

Comedy On The Boulevard
March 9th at 7:30 pm
Come for an uproarious night of laughs! ECTC presents some of the Southeast’s most hilarious comedians. Hosted by resident funny guy Jason Hedden.

Mother Goose on the Loose!
April 4th - 7th
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 9:00am, Sat at 6pm, Sunday at 2:30pm
Where's Mother Goose? Where could she have gone? Did she jump over the moon? Is she visiting the old lady who lived in a shoe? Did she follow Jack and Jill up that hill? No one knows! Join her children as they try to find their beloved Mother Goose, and sing and dance along the way! It's an "ECTC Theatre for the Very Young TM" production. Big fun for the very little! We'll see you on the stage!
Field Trip Dates for Mother Goose On The Loose
Thursday, April 4th, 9.00am & 10.30am
Friday, April 5th, 9.00am & 10.30am

Mary Poppins
May 3rd- May 12th
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Wednesdays and Sundays at 2.30 pm
Sprinkle a spoonful of sugar on your spring with the delightful and enchanting Mary Poppins!
This show is “practically perfect in every way” for all ages and feels like a “jolly holiday” with friends and family.  Don’t miss this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious show that will lift your spirits and leave you feeling like you want to go “fly a kite!”
Field Trip Dates for Mary Poppins
Wednesday, May 8th, 9.30am
Friday, May 10th, 9.30am

Currently, only VIPs can book the shows, but ECTC will start selling season subscriptions on July 1, and individual tickets will go on sale on August 1. The VIP Membership support allows ECTC to offer a variety of high-quality productions for audiences of all ages as well as reach hundreds of children through our Educational Theatre programs and field trips. Each VIP Membership includes tickets to shows as listed with each membership level, a VIP name tag, early access to reserved seats, access to the VIP Lounge, eight complimentary drinks (wine, beer, or water) for the season, recognition on the ECTC website and in the printed programs, and 10% off all classes, camps, and additional tickets for shows. The VIP Membership is a special community of supporters for ECTC.
ECTC will be providing field trip opportunities for local school groups for Junie B Jones, A Christmas Carol, The Play that Goes Wrong, Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, Mother Goose on the Loose and Mary Poppins. For booking information please call 850-684-0323. For more information about Emerald Coast Theatre Company and its educational programs, please visit
A special thanks to ECTC’s Major Sponsors of the 2023-2024 season: Grand Blvd at Sandestin, St. Joe Community Foundation, Howard Group and the South Walton Tourist Development Council (Visit South Walton). 


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