Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) presents “The Wind and the Willows,” the third and final professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production of its 6th season. ECTC’s TYA program showcases professional actors performing productions especially selected for young audience members.
Public performances of “The Wind and the Willows” are Saturdays, May 18 at 7 p.m., Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in ECTC’s performance space located upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach. Running time is 75 minutes, and the production is intended for ages 6 and up.
Four performances over May 16 and May 17 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. are slated for educational field trips. East DeFuniak Springs Elementary, Emerald Coast Middle School, Tree House Episcopal Montessori, and Compass Rose Academy are already scheduled. There is space available for more field trips, contact ECTC at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
This season ECTC is offering evening performances of its educational programs in addition to the weekday field trip performances. All education program performances are presented on ECTC’s professional main stage.
Playwright Toby Hulse has adapted author Kenneth Grahame’s fantastical classic turn-of-the-century tale. Join Mole as he introduces you to his friends; amiable Ratty, wise Badger and infamous Mr. Toad. Together they tell action-packed stories of boating on the river, adventuring in the Wild Wood, battling weasels at Toad Hall and a few mishaps with motor cars. This new look at Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale is inventive and fantastically funny.
"This beautiful story is fun for the whole family,” said Nathanael Fisher ECTC co-founder and producing artistic director. “We are thrilled to bring award-winning literature to our stage in partnership with our local schools. And are so excited that more than 450 school children are scheduled to see the show from Okaloosa and Walton County."
Tickets are $10 per person. Proceeds benefit ECTC and its Theatre Education programs. For more information on scheduling a Field Trip, call (850) 684-0323 or email email@example.com.
ECTC’s TYA program showcases professional actors performing productions especially selected for young audience members. The cast includes: Dakota Scarborough, Lena Sakalla, Alli Bahmer, Taylor Williams, Tareca Siplin, and Branden Ellington.
The show is directed by University of West Florida Theatre Professor Marci Duncan. Costume design by Anna Fisher. Set design by Storm Hooten. Lighting Design by Taylor Williams. Stage management by Maggie Williams.
ECTC is a non-profit professional theater company founded by Nathanael Fisher, MFA, and his wife, Anna, in 2012 with a mission to enrich and entertain the Emerald Coast community through professional and educational theater.
Major sponsors for this season are Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, and Howard Hospitality. Theatre for Young Audiences is made possible with support from The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, St. Joe Community Foundation, Wells Vision and Laser Eye Center, Grayton Beer, RSVP Events and Progress Bank. For more information on sponsoring ECTC, call Nathanael Fisher at (850) 684-0323 or visit emeraldcoasttheatre.org/sponsorship.