Transport yourself to a world of moonlight and magic this fall. Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) opens its seventh annual season on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast with a magical production of one of the most beloved musicals on Broadway — “The Fantasticks.”
The performance runs Thursday, Sept. 26 (opening night) through Sunday, Oct. 5 and will be staged at ECTC’s performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, located in Miramar Beach, Florida. The production runs Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.
The original off-Broadway production of “The Fantasticks” opened on May 3, 1960 and ran for 42 years with 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical when it closed in 2002. With book and lyrics by Tom Jones, and music by Harvey Schmidt, “The Fantasticks” at its heart is breathtaking poetry whose purity and simplicity transcends cultural barriers.