Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin proudly presents four special events coming up in September and October. MDQ Mixtape, An Evening With Bryan Kennedy and Kevin Boyle, Comedy On the Boulevard, and Me and my Gal - A live Judy Garland and Gene Kelly Musical Tribute are all so different that they bring something for every audience.
"There is nothing like a night at the theatre, whether you are signing along, laughing or grooving to the music. These four special events are all so different, we believe there is truly something for everyone." - Nathanael Fisher, co-founder and producing artistic director of ECTC says.
MDQ Mixtape is up first Wednesday, September 27 at 7.30 p.m. and Friday, September 29 at 2.30 p.m. The Million Dollar Quartet cast is getting together for a jam session of their own! The boys have handpicked all of their favorites like “Uptown Girl”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”,” Luck be a Lady", " Don't Stop Believing", and “Crocodile Rock.” This modern day jam session has all of the toe-tapping songs you love in a fun atmosphere. Tickets range from $27 - $40 and can be purchased at emeraldcoasttheatre.org.
Coming October 13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. is An Evening With Bryan Kennedy and Kevin Boyle. Bryan, an author, novelist, actor, poet, playwright, and three time #1 hit songwriter for Garth Brooks shares his "campfire" with Comedian and improv actor Kevin Boyle for a night of unpredictable songs and ‘true stories’! Be prepared to laugh, sing along, and be entertained as they invite you to sit around the campfire with them. Tickets range from $27 - $40 and can be purchased at emeraldcoasttheatre.org.
The always popular Comedy On the Boulevard is coming October 14 at 7.30 p.m. Come for an uproarious night of laughs! ECTC presents some of the Southeast’s most hilarious comedians. Hosted by resident funny guy Jason Hedden. Tickets range from $27 - $40 and can be purchased at emeraldcoasttheatre.org.
Vien Phommachanh (feature):
The #1 Ranked, Laotian, Ear, Nose, & Throat Doctor/Comedian in Southwest, Florida (probably)
Yes, he is a real life doctor. Seriously. Dr. Phommachanh is a practicing ear, nose, and throat doctor in Sarasota, FL. During the daytime, Dr. Phommachanh is really helpful if you have an ear infection, runny nose, or sore throat. Call for an appointment. Medical advice given after shows will be for his amusement only. He is based in Florida, but Vien has performed standup all over the United States and overseas with stops in LA, Chicago, Nashville, Boston, as well as The Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. He has participated in numerous comedy festivals including The World Comedy Expo, The Clean Comedy Challenge, The Main Event of the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, NV, and the North Carolina Comedy Festival. ComicDoc has also been seen in numerous commercial roles and Television on CBS.
Tara Brown (headliner):
Tara Brown performs clean and family-friendly comedy across the country. The nationally touring headlining comedians she has shared stages with have included Theo Von, Ilana Glazer, Cristela Alonzo, Josh Wolf, Jon Reep, Jeff Allen, Ryan Hamilton, Preacher Lawson, Janelle James, Karen Mills, John Crist, Jimmie “JJ Walker, and the late John Witherspoon. She has been featured in Newsweek, the New York Post, the Charlotte Observer, the Lancaster News, Carolina Gateway, the Charlotte Post, WBTV-TV, WJZY-TV, WBT Radio, WFAE.com and CLTure.org. CharlotteFive.com named her as one of “The Standup Comedians You Need to Know in Charlotte;” while Queen City Nerve named her as “Best Comedian” for 2019 in their “Best of the Nest Readers’ Picks.” Tara can be seen on the 2nd season of the television show “Stand Up Nashville” on the Circle Network; and her Dry Bar Comedy special is available on both www.drybarcomedy.com and the Dry Bar Comedy+ app. Tara Brown is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jason Hedden (host):
Jason Hedden took to stand-up comedy when his wife stopped laughing at his jokes at home. He lives in Panama City, Florida where he produces monthly shows with Panama City Comedy. He has been seen at StarDome,The Comedy Catch, Stand Up Live, Comedy Bar, Laughing Skull Lounge, Dothan Opera House and dozens of other venues throughout the southeast. Jason has performed at the Pensacola Indie Fringe and Comedy Festival, West End Comedy Festival, Gulf Coast Comedy Festival and P3 Comedy Fest. He is a frequent opener for Grand Ole Opry member, Henry Cho. Follow him at @jasonheddencomedy or jasonhedden.com
And the final October event is coming to the stage four nights - Me and my Gal - A live Judy Garland and Gene Kelly Musical Tribute October 26-29 (various times). Tickets range from $30 - $50 and can be purchased at emeraldcoasttheatre.org.
“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 Trolley Song,” “Good Morning,” “Be a Clown,” and many more classics you know and love.
All special events will be staged at ECTC, located on the second floor of 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach. Purchase tickets online at www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org. There is an additional processing fee for ticket purchases. You can now choose your seats when you purchase your tickets.
Become a 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 www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org/fieldtrips.
A special thanks to ECTC’s Major Sponsors of the 2023-2024 season: Grand Blvd at Sandestin, St. Joe Community Foundation, Howard Group and Visit South Walton.
To make a tax-deductible donation, volunteer or learn more about Emerald Coast Theatre Company, call (850) 684-0323 and visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org. Engage with ECTC as well on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
ABOUT EMERALD COAST THEATRE COMPANY:
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.