‘50s-era Musical Runs Three Weekends Jan. 21-23; Feb. 10-13 and March 3-6

Are you ready to escape on a sentimental journey down memory lane? Emerald Coast Theatre Festival (ECTC) will take you there with its sweet treat staging of the delicious musical hit “The Marvelous Wonderettes.”

This Broadway smash hit wonder by Roger Bean transports us to 1958 to Springfield High School prom, where four girls’ hopes and dreams are as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with more than 30 catchy classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”

The show opens Friday, Jan. 21 and runs three weekends in January, February and March. Performances are Friday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, January 23. Thursday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6. Thursday, Friday, Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees Jan. 23, Feb. 13 and March 6.

Arrive to the theater early to enjoy the display of original artwork in the ECTC Lobby Gallery exhibited in partnership with the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. The exhibit features artwork by local artists. All the artwork is available for purchase. A portion of proceeds benefit ECTC and its theater education programs.

Stage and musical direction of this production is by guest artist Vincent Pellegrino.

The all-female cast features Leigh Gladden (Cindy Lou), Rebeca Lake (Betty Jean), Aly Matthews (Suzy) and Arianna Reyher (Missy). Costume and prop design is by Anna Fisher. Set design by Rebeca Lake and Nathan Saczynski with sound design and stage management by Caitlin Tarabori.

“The nostalgia, the fun, the music are all reasons to come to ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes,’  said Nathanael Fisher ECTC producing artistic director. “Come walk down memory lane, actually don’t walk, come jive with these amazingly talented ladies of the cast.”

A part of the Professional Theatre Mainstage series, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” will be staged in ECTC’s performance space located on the second floor of 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach.

Tickets are $35 per person for adults, $33 for seniors (55 years-old and up)/military and $29 for students (must show ID). To purchase tickets call (850) 684-0323 or visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

ECTC is implementing its Safety Protocol Plan to ensure our patrons can enjoy all offerings in a safe environment. Patrons can find the detailed plan on ECTC’s website.

Save the date for ECTC’s upcoming mainstage offerings: “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage” (Jan. 29-Feb. 6); “2 Across” (Feb. 18-27) and “Xanadu” (May 13-22); and the StoryTeller series: “The Fall of April” (Jan. 11); “Give ‘Em Hell Harry” (Feb. 8) and “Katharine Hepburn” starring Shirley Simpson (Mar. 3).

ECTC’s 2021-2022 season is made possible with support from Grand Boulevard Town Center, St. Joe Community Foundation, Howard Group, and the South Walton Tourist Development Council.

To become a corporate sponsor, 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.


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 outreach includes after school and home-school programs, touring and staged productions, summer camps, workshops, and classes.