THE STORY DAY AND OTHER STORIES – THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

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EMERALD COAST THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THREE PERFORMANCES OF
“THE STORY DAY AND OTHER STORIES” AS PART OF ITS
THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES (TYA) PROGRAM

Public performances are Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23 at 7 p.m. and
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.

Miramar Beach, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2019) — Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) presents “The Snowy Day and Other Stories,” the second 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 Snowy Day and Other Stories” are Saturdays, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in ECTC’s performance space located upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach. Running time is 45 minutes, and the production is intended for ages 3 and up.

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.

Inspired by Ezra Jack Keats’ acclaimed children’s books — including the 1963 Caldecott Medal winner “The Snowy Day” — follow the adventures of young Peter as he explores the world around him. From the joys of a first snowfall and learning how to whistle to thrilling encounters delivering a precious invitation, the delightful moments of childhood are perfectly captured in this medley of simple, sweet stories.

“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 500 school children are scheduled to see the show from Okaloosa and Walton County.”

Tickets are $10 per person. Children 2 and under are free. Proceeds benefit ECTC and its Theatre Education programs. School field trip morning performances are offered Feb. 15 and Feb. 22. For more information on scheduling a Field Trip, call (850) 684-0323 or email info@emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

ECTC’s TYA program showcases professional actors performing productions especially selected for young audience members. The cast includes: Michael McCoy, Linda Del Grego and M.J. Freeman.

The show is directed by Bridgett Bryant. Costume design by Anna Fisher.

ECTC’s TYA program for 2018-2019 continues with two additional productions. “The Wind in the Willows” (ages 5 and up) May 16-19.

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, Isidro Dunbar Modern Interiors, 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.

To inquire or register for ECTC’s Professional Education programs, www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org, call (850) 684-0323 or email questions to info@emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

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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The cast of Snowy Day: MJ Freeman, Michael McCoy, Linda Del Grego

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. 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 outreach includes after school and home-school programs, touring and staged productions, summer camps, workshops and classes. The professional theater efforts are focused on thought provoking productions, festivals and collaborations as well as acting and improv workshops and classes for adults.

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