Start the year right with Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s upcoming Storyteller Series that will be held on January 9, 16, 30 and Feb 6 at 7 pm.
The event lineup this 2020 includes “An Evening with Gileah Taylor: A Life Lived in Song” (Jan. 9); “Winston Churchill: Through the Storm” performed by Bruce Collier (Jan. 16); “Resurrecting van Gogh,” written and performed by Jason Hedden (Jan. 30); and “Dinner with Booker T” featuring Broadway actor Darryl Reuben Hall (Feb. 6).
“An Evening with Gileah Taylor: A Life Lived in Song” (Jan. 9); Gileah is a singer-songwriter and recording artist who has written and released seven albums since her teen years. Along with accomplished musician and husband Chris Taylor and a few very special guests, Gileah will be telling the stories behind selected songs from each era of her life. Don’t miss this one night only event as Gileah breathes new life into her favorite songs on stage at Emerald Coast Theatre Company.
“Winston Churchill: Through the Storm” performed by Bruce Collier (Jan. 16); Over brandy and cigars Churchill reminisces about his personal and public life, the war, and the possible future. Moving back and forth from past to present, Churchill recalls his worst and finest hours
“Resurrecting van Gogh,” written and performed by Jason Hedden (Jan. 30); Resurrecting van Gogh is a play based on the life, work and writings of Andy Martin, a medical student and oncology patient at Tulane University, who conducted groundbreaking research on sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC), an extremely rare form of cancer that eventually took his life.
“Dinner with Booker T” featuring Broadway actor Darryl Reuben Hall (Feb. 6); On the 16th of October 1901, Booker T. Washington became the first Negro to dine at the White House. Through song and dance, multiple characters are portrayed in this solo show in which Mr. Washington recalls the joys and racial aftermath of this infamous dinner. Written and performed by Broadway artist Darryl Reuben Hall, Dinner with Booker T. is a one-time performance during Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s Storyteller Series.
All shows will be staged at ECTC’s performance space located at 560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, located in Miramar Beach. Theater patrons are encouraged to come early (doors open at 6 p.m.) to browse artwork by local artists showcased in the ECTC Lobby Gallery curated by Lori Drew, founder of Lowkylzart. A portion of proceeds from each sale benefits ECTC and its education outreach and scholarship programs.
Tickets are $30 per event with senior, military and student discounts available. A subscription to all four is $99. Purchase tickets online at EmeraldCoastTheatre.org/on-stage or call 850-684-0323.