Summer Sizzles with Entertainment and Events in Grand Boulevard
Coastal Culture series features Theatre Thursdays and NWF Ballet
Miramar Beach, Fla. – Grand Boulevard’s Coastal Culture series continues its ongoing calendar of events with Theatre Thursdays, presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC). ECTC presents “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedic adaptation and family-friendly take on William Shakespeare’s play, every Thursday, May 30 – Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. in Grand Park. The performances are free and open to the public.
Adapted by Gillette Elvgreen, this hilarious comedy is about misunderstandings, love, and deception. The course of true love never did run smooth. To add to the fun, Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties- NWF will offer a themed kids’ craft pre-show, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., also in Grand Park (located between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama).
In the event of rain, the performance will move to the ECTC theatre upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard. All parking for event is on site at Grand Boulevard.
“ECTC is honored to return for a fifth summer of Theatre Thursdays at Grand Boulevard,” said Nathanael Fisher, Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director of ECTC. “This adaptation of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a hilarious way to spend a summer evening with your family. The physical comedy and comedia’ style appeals to all ages and there is just something special about watching Shakespeare under the stars.”
ECTC also brings ’67 The Summer of Love Show to Grand Boulevard on Friday, July 12th at 7:30 p.m. Jordan and Michelle take you on the ultimate 60’s rock journey – 1967 was the greatest year ever for music. They called it the Summer of Love and now Jordan and Michelle lovingly recreate the songs that exploded that iconic summer. Michelle (Hairspray on Broadway) and Jordan (TV’s Law and Order) pay energetic tribute to The Beatles, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Cream, The Monkees, and more. The rock, they belt, they harmonize, and breathe new life into the songs no one will ever forget.
Another summer blockbuster will be presented in June with “Ballet at Twilight” as Northwest Florida Ballet presents an evening of classical ballet and contemporary dance featuring international guest artists in Grand Park, June 22, 7:30 p.m. This event is also free and open to the public.
Grand Boulevard’s Farmers’ Market is open year-round on Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Grand Park. This outdoor market features dozens of unique vendors offering mostly locally sourced food-based items such as produce, eggs, olive oils, local honey, pickled vegetables, sweets, gourmet jams and even homemade doggie treats. Specialty soaps and lotions are also sold.
These events are presented as part of the Coastal Culture Series made possible by the Grand Boulevard Arts & Entertainment Program. For more information about Coastal Culture, please visit our website at GrandBoulevard.com.