Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) is ready to lift your spirits this holiday season.
ECTC continues its eighth annual season on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast in December with both classic and new holiday entertainment. As part of its Professional Theatre Mainstage series, ECTC presents Charles Dickens’ beloved classic tale, A Christmas Carol. The show opens Friday, Dec. 4 and runs three weekends through Sunday, Dec. 20. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees Dec. 6, 13 and 20.
In this thrilling adaptation by Patrick Barlow five actors bring to life some of Dickens’ most beloved characters. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Barlow’s A Christmas Carol uses simple props, fresh physicality and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this highly theatrical adaptation.
This production is directed by Nathanael Fisher with music direction and choreography by Vincent Pelligrino. Lighting and set design is by Rebeca Lake. Costume and prop design is by Anna Fisher. Stage Management and sound design is by Phillip Padget.
“This is Scrooge as you’ve never seen him before,” says ECTC co-founder and producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “This adaptation is full of fast-paced, family-friendly comedy that is sure to put theater patrons of any age in the holiday spirit.” Tickets to A Christmas Carol are $32 per person for adults, $30 for seniors/military and $28 for students. Purchase tickets online at www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.
Two performances of Christmas Cabaret on the Boulevard will be Tuesday, Dec. 8 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. Mix, mingle, and enjoy live musical selections performed by talented performers from the cast of A Christmas Carol, ECTC Education’s Musical Theatre Cabaret Class, and a very exciting addition — renowned pianist Tom LaDow — who is sure to create holiday cheer with pre-show Jazzy Christmas tunes and a delightful accompaniment to the vocalists.
Enjoy classic holiday songs and join in some carols as well. Like a mug of hot cocoa, this event will warm your heart and get you in the holiday spirit.
Tickets to Christmas Cabaret on the Boulevard are $22 per person for adults; $20 for seniors/military; $18 students. Purchase tickets online at www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.
“We invite everyone to come out to see just why our new Second Stage Cabarets have become a huge hit! This is a casual evening at the theater where fun, laughter and music take center stage. Who could ask for anything more?” asks Fisher.
With COVID-19 safety protocols in place, all offerings will be performed in ECTC’s performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach.
To make a tax-deductible donation, volunteer or learn more about Emerald Coast Theatre Company, find them on Facebook, call (850) 684-0323 and visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.