Emerald Coast Theatre Company is proud to present You and Me Under the Sea Saturday, April 1 and April 8, 2023 at 9.30 a.m. (Friday school field trip performances are sold out). This interactive live show is performed with the youngest of audience members in mind (6 months to 5 years old). Flap your flippers and swish your tail as you float along the waves and explore underwater worlds! You might meet a curious sea turtle or a mischievous dolphin as you sing and clap along to the rhythm of the clam shells keeping the beat. Let your imagination run free and your fins flap along as we take you under the sea! A new work created just for you by our Junior Company teen players. A collaboration written by Phillip Padgett and the Junior Company Players.
“Our Theatre for the Very Young is very special in two ways. One way is to watch the eyes of little ones from 6 months old to five years old light up with the live action and colorful nature of the shows. It is a pretty great experience. Add to that the fact that our Jr Company High School Players wrote and collaborated with ECTC staff to create the show is pretty great too. It’s a very creative experience for both the audience and the actors,” said ECTC co-founder Nathanael Fisher.
Cast List: Miss Angel – Lainey Whitten
School of Fish: Kate Sprenkle Selah Metzger Caylen Curle Caleb Vantassel Alexa Whitten Lily Howland Aubrie Porter Will Mustain
Director: Phillip Padgett Managing Director: Trenton Bainbridge Set & Lighting Designer: Rebeca Lake Costume Design: Tara Padgett Stage Manager: Allison Hoge Properties: Clara Taylor Sound Designer: Rebeca Lake Technical Director/Sound Engineer: Carly Parker
The performance of You and Me Under the Sea will be staged in ECTC’s main space located on the second floor of 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach. Tickets are $10 – $15 and available at emeraldcoasttheatre.org.
Save the date for another performance by ECTC’s Junior Company: Clue on Stage – April 6 and 7 at 7:30PM. Also, save the date for another family friendly show – The Sound of Music – May 5-14.
A special thanks to ECTC’s Major Sponsors of the 2022-2023 season: Grand Blvd at Sandestin, St. Joe Community Foundation, Howard Group and the South Walton Tourist Development Council (Visit South Walton). Thank you to our Education Program Sponsors – Shoreline Title, Barker Williams, PLLC, Jennifer Crawford’s Own At The Beach Team with Keller Williams, Heritage Oak Wealth Advisors. Thank you to our Theatre For Young Audiences sponsors: Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and Orthopedic Associates.
To make a tax-deductible donation, volunteer or learn more about Emerald Coast Theatre Company, call (850) 684-0323 and visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org. Engage with ECTC as well on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
ABOUT EMERALD COAST THEATRE COMPANY: Emerald Coast Theatre Company 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 Emerald Coast community through professional and educational theater. ECTC operates year-round with a two-fold mission to provide both educational and professional offerings to the Northwest Florida community. Educational programs include after school and home-school programs, Theatre for Young Audiences productions, field trip opportunities for local children, touring and staged productions, summer camps, workshops and classes. The professional theater efforts are focused on thought-provoking productions and collaborations, as well as acting and improv workshops and classes for adults.
About the ECTC Jr. Company: The ECTC Jr. Company is an opportunity for high school students 9th-12th to continue their theatrical education. Members of the company have the opportunity to audition for several professional performance opportunities at ECTC as well as travel as a team to the Florida Theatre Conference for workshops and to audition for over fifty colleges, universities, and conservatories. Students have exclusive masterclasses with the professional actors who come to work at ECTC. There are also opportunities for practical experience in technical theatre for all interested students. Our goal is to provide students with the advanced opportunities and educational training they need to succeed in whatever they do. A showcase featuring each student’s growth and hard work will be performed at the end of each semester.