Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC), a nonprofit professional theater company based in Miramar Beach, is giving the community a chance to take the stage again at ECLive, a fundraiser for ECTC’s educational and professional programming.
ECLive is the area’s first professional singing competition where one contestant will win a professional studio recording session, radio airplay of their recorded song, a professional headshot session with a Nashville photographer, a new style wardrobe, a $500 cash prize, and a live gig at the HarborWalk Memorial Day concert. The grand prize package is valued at more than $3,500.
Two pre-qualifying auditions will determine the top 10 contestants for the final showdown. Professional industry judges will choose the winner at the showdown based on talent, style and manageability.
“One of the best things about this is that we get to create an opportunity for people to perform,” says Nathanael Fisher, ECTC’s Producing Artistic Director. “ECLive gives the community has a chance to shine in the spotlight on stage and also raise funds for ECTC’s educational and professional programs. It’s a win-win.”
The west end pre-qualifier audition will take place in Destin Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m., at the Bart Rockett Theatre in HarborWalk Village. The east end pre-qualifier will be in Santa Rosa Beach Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Grayton Beer Taproom. There is a $40 registration fee to perform. Spectators are welcome to attend the pre-qualifying events FREE of charge.
The requirements for Qualifier Rounds/Auditions are as follows. Participants must be 15 years or older; songs must be a 1.5 minute cutting of any style song; participants must provide music in MP3 format; and participants are judged on talent, style and manageability.
The requirements for the Final Showdown are as follows. Participants must be 15 years or older; participants must provide two 1.5 minute song cuttings (uptempo and ballad from any genre); participants must provide music in MP3 format; and participants are judged on talent, style and manageability.
The ECLive event and fundraiser will be held at LuLu’s Destin Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. At the final event, the top 10 singers from the pre-qualifying rounds will compete for the grand prize valued at more than $3,500.
The advance ticket price is $25 per person; it will increase as the event draws closer. To register or buy tickets to the final event, visit EmeraldCoastLive.com.
This fundraiser is possible with the generous sponsorship support of Beachy Beach Real Estate, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals and Real Estate, HarborWalk Village, Grayton Beer Company, 30A Radio, Jessie Holloway Photography and LuLu’s Destin.
For more information about ECTC’s educational and professional programs or to make a donation, visit EmeraldCoastTheatre.org or call 850-684-0323.
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