Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) continues to see the fruits of its labor during its seventh season, celebrating new attendance records for educational final performances as well as the continuing partnership with the Florida Chautauqua Theatre in DeFuniak Springs. “ECTC was founded because of the need for educational theatre opportunities in our community,” said Anna Fisher, ECTC’s Associate Artistic and Education Director. “We are thrilled with the growth we have seen at our Grand Boulevard location, and we are so excited about the new partnership with the Florida Chautauqua Theatre in DeFuniak Springs.” ECTC has increased the duration of its educational programs for its youngest cast members, the Little Rascals. ECTC Kids and Teens programs continue to span roughly 13 weeks. All programs are offered at either ECTC’s performance space at 560 Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach or at the Florida Chautauqua Theatre at 848 Baldwin Ave. in DeFuniak Springs.
ECTC Little Rascals
“Disney’s 101 Dalmatians” Jan. 16 – Apr. 2 for K (5 year olds) and 1st grade (6-7 year olds), Thursdays 3-3:50 p.m. at ECTC. Performance on Apr. 4 at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 – Apr. 23 for K (5 year olds) and 1st grade (6-7 year olds), Thursdays 3-3:45 p.m. at FCT. Performances on Apr. 24 at 7 p.m. and Apr. 25 at 2 p.m. Who let the dogs out? Join ECTC this spring as ECTC brings “101 Dalmatians” to life. Little Rascals will be learning the basics of theatre while enjoying singing and dancing to music from “101 Dalmatians.”
“Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS” Jan. 14 – Mar. 31, 3rd-5th grade, Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at ECTC. Performances Apr. 3 at 7 p.m. and Apr. 4 at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 – Apr. 2, 2nd-3rd grade, Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at ECTC. Performance on Apr. 4 at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 – Apr. 23, 2nd-5th grade, Thursdays, 3:00-4:20 p.m. at FCT. Performances on Apr. 24 at 7 p.m. and Apr. 25 at 2 p.m. Earn your spots as ECTC barks out the story of 101 Dalmatians. Based on the classic animated film, “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS” is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella de Vil. Join ECTC as they dive deeper into theatre with song, dance, costuming, and all the fun things it can teach you. $360 per person.
ECTC Teens – “High School Musical 2 Jr.” – Jan. 11 – Apr. 18, 6th-12th grade, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at ECTC. Performances on Apr. 17 at 7 p.m. and Apr. 18 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Jan. 16 – Apr. 30, 6th-12th grade, Thursdays, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at FCT. Performances on May 1 at 7 p.m. and May 2 at 2 p.m. What time is it? Time to welcome back your favorite East High students in Disney Channel’s sequel to the smash hit musical. Join your fellow Wildcats — this time for a summer break that promises hard work and fun in the sun, dancing, and, of course, plenty of catchy songs to sing no matter what challenges these East High students encounter along the way! Cost is $375 per person.
Teen Theater & Film Intensive
Feb. 15 – May 16, 5th-12th grade, Saturdays, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at ECTC.
Spring Break Showstoppers
Mar. 16 – 20, 2nd-5th grade, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at ECTC.
For more information and to register for one or more of ECTC’s Spring Theatre Education Programs, visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org. For questions for more information on ECTC, call (850) 684-0323.