“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” will be staged on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. in ECTC’s performance space located upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach.

Field trip performances will be on Oct. 13, 20 and 27 with public performances on Oct. 14, 21 and 28.

“Literature coming to life on stage, what could be more exciting, inspirational, and wonderful as an educational field trip?” asked Emerald Coast Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Nathanael Fisher. “We are so excited that our schools are seeing the opportunity to enhance our children's educational experiences by partnering with ECTC.”

Destin Elementary School kicks off the schedule when they bring 185 students along with 12 teachers and 50 chaperones on Oct. 13. Thanks to the partnership between ECTC and the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, students will be treated to a visit to the Foster Art Gallery, also located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, prior to the performance.

Maude Saunders Elementary will attend on Oct. 20 and Bay Elementary will attend on Oct. 27.

“A combined visual and musical theater field trip is the perfect way for the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and Emerald Coast Theatre Company to continue to partner,” Fisher said. “We are so thankful for the CAA's support and that the collaboration can grow to include a day of the arts.”

Tickets are $10 per person for public performances. Children age 3 and under are free. Proceeds benefit ECTC and its Theatre Education programs.

ECTC’s TYA program showcases professional actors performing productions especially selected for young audience members. “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” is designed to appeal to all ages.

The story of “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” centers on Stanley Lambchop, an ordinary, everyday 10 year old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. Stanley’s journey takes him across the globe, to many interesting locales, filled with lots of colorful characters. The show is filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, making this a perfect show to introduce young audiences to the magic of live theatre.

ECTC’s TYA program for 2017-2018 continues with “A Mark Twain Storybook” (intended for ages 6 and up) Jan. 26 through Feb. 3 and “Aesop's Fables” (appropriate for all ages) from April 6 to 14.