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Summer Sizzles with Entertainment and Events in Grand Boulevard

05/26/2017 02:39PM ● Published by Manda Koolis

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Miramar Beach, Fla., (May 25, 2017) – Grand Boulevard’s Coastal Culture series continues its ongoing calendar of events with Theatre Thursdays, presented by Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC). ECTC presents “Taming of the Shrew,” a comedic adaptation and family friendly take on William Shakespeare’s play every Thursday, June 1 – Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. in Grand Park. The performances are free and open to the public.

This fast-paced show has something for everyone - a hilarious Punch and Judy puppet show, a sassy leading lady, and a handsome nobleman who works to win her affection. Bring a lawn chair, sit back, and enjoy a free night of entertainment provided by Grand Boulevard in the Grand Park between Tommy Bahama and Cantina Laredo. Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties will offer free, preshow children's activities, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. In the event of rain the show will be performed in Emerald Coast Theatre Company's space at 560 Grand Boulevard, Upstairs.

“ECTC is honored to return for a third summer to Theatre Thursdays at Grand Boulevard,” said Nathanael Fisher, Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director of ECTC. “This adaptation of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ 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.”

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 24, 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, grass-fed beef and chicken, local honey, pickled vegetables, sweets, and gourmet jams. 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

About Grand Boulevard

Grand Boulevard is the shop, dine, play and stay Town Center located on Northwest Florida’s Beaches. Based on the prominent mixed-use architectural model, Grand Boulevard offers a dynamic lifestyle experience with convenient access to a multitude of exclusive shopping and dining options, entertainment, professional services, corporate offices and lodging. Grand Boulevard is a Howard Group and Merchants Retail Partners property. For more information, please call (850) 837-3099 or visit

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