• Emerald Coast Theatre Company Presents A Cirque Soiree Fundraiser May 6

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    May 03, 2021
    Places everyone for the greatest cocktail party on earth! Well, maybe the greatest at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Destin, Florida. 
    On May 6, at 6:30 p.m., Ruth’s Chris Steak House will host A Cirque Soiree to benefit Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC).
    This inaugural event features cirque-style entertainment, live music by The Down Beat Jazz Orchestra, champagne, hand-crafted cocktails, chef-curated wine and food pairings. 
    A highlight will be live performances designed to showcase ECTC’s education program including spotlight moments by ECTC’s Junior Thespian troupe members along with professional “cameo” appearances by actor/operatic singer Peter Lake, actor/scenic designer Rebeca Lake and actor/teacher Tara Padgett.   
    “This event promises to be a fantastical blend of cirque-inspired performances, musical variety acts and a full 18-piece orchestra all performing under the stars,” says ECTC board member Jamie Hall, the ringleader who concepted the event. 
    Proceeds from this lively soiree will benefit Emerald Coast Theatre Company and its theater educational programs, which have reached 27,241 local youth.
    ECTC 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 Northwest Florida community through professional and educational theater to the Northwest Florida community. Educational outreach includes after school and home-school programs, touring and staged productions, summer camps, workshops and classes.
    Ruth’s Chris Steak House, featuring executive chef Ruston Johnson, is one of Destin’s premier dining experiences. Known as the First Lady of Steak, founder Ruth Fertel of New Orleans was something special. From a 60-seat steak house, she built a business that spans the globe, but never lost sight of her original recipe for success: perfect steak, warm hospitality and good times that never stop rolling. 
    “One part cocktail party, one part interactive cirque show, this magical courtyard party will dazzle the senses,” Hall says.  

    Tickets are $50 per person and include admission, wine, cocktail tastings and culinary samplings. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org
    A full cash bar also will be available.
    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.
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