The Depot Theatre in Westport on Lake Champlain has announced its 2019 main stage season, which includes a revue of well-known musicals, a play, and a fan favorite musical featuring a 50s-era boy band.
The lineup is the first chosen by the Depot’s new Producing Artistic Director Kenney Green.
The season opens with The World Goes ‘Round with performances from June 29 – July 14, with a $20 Preview on June 28. This musical review is a clever collage from the songbook of the multi-Tony award-winning team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The songs are pulled from their best-known musicals, Cabaret and Chicago, and lesser remembered ones such as The Act and Woman of the Year, as well as the films New York, New York and Funny Lady.
The show features five artists singing songs, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “My Coloring Book,” “All That Jazz,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Money, Money,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York.”
The season ramps up with the play An Act Of God, in which after many millennia, God (assisted by devoted angels) will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the greatest existential questions that plague mankind.
Filled with maximum humor and earthy reality, An Act Of God is based on a satirical book and the Twitter account of David Javerbaum, who has written for comedians, including Jon Stewart. Performances will be July 20 – August 4, with a $20 Preview on July 19.
A musical revue set in the 50s, Forever Plaid rounds out the season, telling the tale of four childhood friends who, after paying their dues performing at grocery store grand openings have an opportunity to do a real gig. Performances will be from August 10-25, with a $20 Preview on August 9.
Auditions will be held regionally and in New York City in the spring. Group and single tickets will go on sale in late spring, and season subscriptions will be available for sale online in February.
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