Sept 26-28, Oct 3-5 at 7:30pm and Sept 29 and Oct 6 at 2pm
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt
The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic.
Running Time: 2 hours 5 minutes with 15 intermission. For Ages 12 and older.
Pinkalicious the Musical
Family Theatre for Young Audiences Series
Oct 25 and 26 at 7pm
Oct 27 at 2pm
Field trips available Oct 25 and Nov 1 at 9:30 and 11:00am
Based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann with Music by John Gregor and Lyrics by Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann and John Gregor
You’ll be “tickled pink” with this tale, of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Based on the popular children’s book Pinkalicious, Pinkalicious the Musical is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation, important life lessons to learn by all ages.
Running Time: 60 minutes. A family show For ages 3 and up.
Top Hat Jazz Brunch Fundraiser
11am - 1pm
Join ECTC for a jazz brunch at and sponsored by Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant featuring the Top Hat Jazz Trio! The Top Hat Jazz Trio has been performing across North Florida for over 20 years and has collectively performed all over the world with artists including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Phil Woods. This fundraising event will feature a buffet-style brunch, complimentary mimosas while supplies last, and a raffle with prizes. Come enjoy delicious food and great live music, and support ECTC!
Elf The Musical JR.
ECTC Educational Program Final Performance
Nov 15 at 7pm
Nov 16 at 2pm and 7pm
Based on the cherished hit, Elf Jr. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, and the book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and gets transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With permission from Santa, he embarks on a journey to New York City to find his true identity. Come follow his adventure to experience the true meaning of Christmas!
Running Time: 60 minutes. A family show For ages 4 and up.
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Dec 12-14, 19-21 at 7:30pm
Dec 15 and 22 at 2pm
Educational Field Trips available December 13, 18, and 19 at 10am
Adapted for stage by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
This holiday tale is a charming celebration of fan favorite characters from Pride and Prejudice, honoring the legacy of Jane Austen’s humor, playfulness and wit in a warm-spirited family holiday theatrical production. Mary Bennet, the bookish and oft-forgotten middle child, has her quest for independence sparked by an unlikely visitor. Will she be defeated...or become the heroine of her own story? Come join us to find out what lies ahead in Mary’s future as she explores the complexities of family and love.
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (with 1 intermission). For ages 12 and up that can be enjoyed with multi-generational family members.
StoryTeller Series: Gileah Taylor: A Life Lived In Song
Jan 9 at 7 pm
Join us for a special evening with Emerald Coast native Gileah Taylor. Gileah is a singer-songwriter and recording artist who has written and released seven albums since her teen years. Along with accomplished musician and husband Chris Taylor and a few very special guests, Gileah will be telling the stories behind selected songs from each era of her life. Don’t miss this one night only event as Gileah breathes new life into her favorite songs on stage at Emerald Coast Theatre Company.
StoryTeller Series: Winston Churchill: Through the Storm
Jan 16 at 7pm
Over brandy and cigars Churchill reminisces about his personal and public life, the war, and the possible future. Moving back and forth from past to present, Churchill recalls his worst and finest hours
Buyer & Cellar
Jan 23-25 at 7:30pm
Jan 26 at 2pm
By Jonathan Tolins
Buyer & Cellar is a one man comedy about the price of fame, the oddest of all odd jobs and winner of the 2014–2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. Jonathan Tolins has concocted an irresistible one-man play from the most peculiar of fictitious premises—an underemployed Los Angeles actor goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu, CA basement. It’s a fantasy so delightful you wish it were true!!
Running Time: 90 minutes. For Ages 18 and up.
StoryTeller Series: Resurrecting van Gogh
Resurrecting van Gogh is a play based on the life, work and writings of Andy Martin, a medical student and oncology patient at Tulane University, who conducted groundbreaking research on sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC), an extremely rare form of cancer that eventually took his life.
StoryTeller Series: Dinner with Booker T
On the 16th of October 1901, Booker T. Washington became the first Negro to dine at the White House. Through song and dance, multiple characters are portrayed in this solo show in which Mr. Washington recalls the joys and racial aftermath of this infamous dinner. Written and performed by Broadway artist Darryl Reuben Hall, Dinner with Booker T. is a one time performance during Emerald Coast Theatre Company's Storyteller Series.
Feb 20-22 at 7:30pm
Feb 27-29 at 7:30 pm
Feb 23 at 2pm
Mar 1 at 2pm
By Audrey Cefaly
Set in the small fictional town of Lenoraville, Alabama, Maytag Virgin tells the story of recently widowed Elizabeth Nash and her new next door neighbor, Jack Key. Lizzy grieves outwardly over the recent death of her husband, but her inner world is filled with deep regret and secret longing. Maytag Virgin is the perfect feel-good romantic dramatic comedy with heart. You will laugh, cry and applaud!
Running Time: 2 hours. For ages 13 and older.
Disney's High School Musical 2 JR.
ECTC Educational Program Final Performance
April 17 at 7pm
April 18 at 2pm and 7pm
Based on Disney Channel’s blockbuster TV movie from Book by David Simpatico with songs by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, David N Lawrence, Faye Greenberg, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Jamie Houston, Andy Dodd and Adam Watts.
Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle. Based on the Disney Channel Original Movie written by Peter Barsocchini.
The gang is back for an action-packed summer extravaganza as Troy, Gabriella and the rest of the Wildcats finish junior year and blast onto the summer scene in the adaptation of Disney’s High School Musical 2 JR. Opening with the final bell before summer vacation about to ring, the show is filled with rockin’ songs, action-packed dance numbers and an explosion of emotions. Wildcats Rule!
Running Time: 60 minutes. For ages 8 and older.
Family / Theatre for Young Audiences Series
May 14-16 at 7:30pm
May 17 at 2pm
Educational Field Trips May 13, 14, and 15 at 10am
By Author Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Toby Hulse
The feared black spot, a dead Billy Bones, and a treasure map to Captain Flint's gold. Stow away on the Hispaniola with Long John SIlver and the crew as they hunt for hidden treasure on a remote Island. Our young hero Emily finds mutiny, treason, and double dealings around every corner in this reinvented classic tale that promises twists at every turn.
Running Time: 2 hours. A family show For Ages 6 and up.