ECTC Presents ''Curious George: The Golden Meatball''

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October 05, 2018
Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents
theatre for young audiences (TYA) program
New this year ECTC offers evening performances of its educational programs
“Curious George” are Friday, Oct. 19,
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.
at ECTC’s performance space in Grand Boulevard
Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) presents “Curious George: The Golden Meatball,” the first 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 “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” are Friday, Oct. 19, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21 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 60 minutes, and the production is intended for ages 3 and up.
This is the first time ECTC has offered evening performances of its educational programs. All education program performances are presented on ECTC’s professional main stage.
Based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey and the play, owned by Universal Stage Productions, in this show we join Curious George, the inquisitive, lovable monkey­star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show in a brand-new musical. All You Can Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday.
On Meatball Day, George helped his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away... something pretty big. And that something was Phineas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatball soMatic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef's meatballs in the world famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome.

Tickets are $10 per person. Children 2 and under are free. Proceeds benefit ECTC and its Theatre Education programs.  School field trip performances are offered Oct 19 and 26 in the morning. Compass Rose Academy, Maude Saunders Elementary, Van R Butler Elementary, and WISE Pre-K of Defuniak Springs have all booked field trips. For more information on scheduling a Field Trip, call (850) 684-0323 or email
“’Curious George’ is the perfect show for us to collaborate with our educational partners,” says Emerald Coast Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Nathanael Fisher. “The adorable monkey helps our children learn to read and by bringing him to our stage we can enhance that reading experience and expand the world of our young community. But this production is not just for little thespians. It is entertainment for young and old making it the perfect night out for the entire family.”
ECTC’s TYA program showcases professional actors performing productions especially selected for young audience members. The cast includes: Dylan Van Slyke (Curious George)
Cameron Gray, Michael McCoy, Kaitlyn Millsap, Caitlin Artrip, Zachary Waters.

The show is directed by Hank Rion. Music direction is by Mary Jeter, costume design by Anna Fisher, set and lighting design by Cory Tucker and stage management is by Bridgett Bryant.
ECTC’s TYA program for 2018-2019 continues with two additional productions. “The Snowy Day and Other Stories,” (ages 3 and up) February 15-23 and “You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?” (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.
ECTC’s 6th anniversary season is made possible by generous support from the following title sponsors: Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Isidro Dunbar Modern Interiors and Howard Hospitality. ECTC’s Theatre for Young Audiences 2018-2019 program 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.
To inquire or register for ECTC’s Professional Education programs,, call (850) 684-0323 or email questions to
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

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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.