Posts Tagged ‘Depot Theatre’

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Adirondack-area establishments announce new hires, appointments

Several nonprofit organizations and other establishments, including the Cloudsplitter Foundation, the Ausable River Association, the Depot Theatre, and Rockwell Falls Public Library have recently announced a slew of new staff and board appointments. See below roundup for details about these developments. 

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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Depot Theatre Awarded $25,000 NYSCA Grant

Depot Theatre Academy 2023 Summer Program participants perform in MATILDA JR.  (Photo courtesy Betsy Bacot).
Westport, NY — The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY was recently awarded a $25,000 Support for Organizations grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The funding will support infrastructure and staffing for both the Depot‘s main stage and Academy outreach and education programs for the 2024 fiscal year.
“We’re grateful for NYSCA’s continued support of the Depot Theatre and our mission,” said Kim Rielly, the Depot Theatre’s Executive Director. “As the Adirondacks’ only professional Equity theatre, this vital funding will support the artists and infrastructure that are necessary for us to continue to drive significant cultural and economic impact in our community and the greater region.”

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Depot Theatre presents “DECKED” Play Reading at Westport Heritage House, Dec. 9

Graphic for staged play reading, DECKED

Westport, N.Y – The Depot Theatre and the Westport Chamber of Commerce are pleased to present a staged play reading of DECKED by Ginna Hoben at the Westport Heritage House on December 9, 2023, at 5 p.m. The reading is produced by Saranac Lake-based Adirondack Stage Rats.

With a nod to the classics IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and A CHRISTMAS CAROL, this new, all-female seriocomic play explores themes of family, grief, letting go, and moving on. The playwright will be at the performance to discuss and answer questions.

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Depot Theatre Academy first to perform Camp, A New Musical

Whallonsburg Grange Hall.

Westport, NY — The Depot Theatre Academy is pleased to announce that the summer 2023 program will be the first to produce CAMP, A NEW MUSICAL since its award-winning Off-Broadway debut. Academy Junior (ages 8-11) and Senior (ages 12 and up) programs will run concurrently for a three-week program that runs from July 17-August 6, 2023, at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. The program will culminate in three performances of CAMP, A NEW MUSICAL on Friday, August 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 5 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 6 at 2 p.m.

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play set for Dec. 18 at Whallonsburg Grange Hall

Whallonsburg, NY — The Whallonsburg Grange Hall and the Depot Theatre Academy are pleased to present a return to a holiday tradition with a performance of A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play, on December 18, 2022, with live music and refreshments beginning at 2 p.m. and the reading performance at 3 p.m.

Based upon the novel by Charles Dickens, this performance will be a radio play reading complete with live sound effects, featuring local artists, professional actors, and directed by Broadway actor and Depot Theatre alum Jonathan Hadley.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public, and donations will be gratefully accepted to benefit the BackPack Program.

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Depot Theatre awarded $33,000 to support artists, housing, and arts-in-education

Depot Theatre receives grant funding

WESTPORT, NY —The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY was recently awarded grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Cloudsplitter Foundation, and Stewart’s Shops in support of artists, artists’ housing, and arts-in-education.

The Depot has received three Regrowth and Capacity grants of $10,000 each from NYSCA. These grants will support the organization’s artists’ fees for both the main stage and the Academy summer youth program and the expansion of Academy arts-in-education programming.
The responsive funding of NYSCA is providing nearly 1,000 organizations with over $13 million in recovery support in FY23, as part of their historic FY23 $90 million in grant making and $150 million in multi-year capital support.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Depot Theatre announces cast of RED, show to run July 21- August 7

Westport, NY — The Depot Theatre in Westport, New York is pleased to announce the cast for its production of RED, a moving and compelling account of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

Based on the real-life commission Rothko received in 1958 to create a series of murals for the Four Seasons restaurant in New York, RED is viewed through the lens of his youthful new assistant Ken. They challenge each other to ask big questions about art as they paint: What it takes to create it, and what its role should be in the world.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The Depot Theatre to host three live shows this summer, tickets go on sale June 1

The Depot Theatre will ease into live theatre‘s “new normal” with a decidedly abnormal (and eclectic) three-show lineup for the 2022 main stage season, which features a tribute to Sondheim, a riveting drama, and a spookily hilarious musical. The only professional Equity theatre in the Adirondacks, the Depot will continue to adhere to government and Actors’ Equity health and safety guidelines.
“Just as we creatively manage the on-stage reaction to trains that interrupt our performances, we are prepared for whatever protocols we’ll need to implement to protect our cast and patrons,” said Kim Rielly, Depot Theatre Executive Director.  “As in 2021, we appreciate everyone’s support and flexibility in making it possible to experience live theatre yet again!”

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Depot Theatre Back on Track in 2021

the depot theatre is back on track with 3 live performances

The Depot Theatre in Westport is pleased to announce a return to live performances in 2021, with three main stage productions originally planned for 2020, featuring iconic figures and everyday heroes.

The Depot will adhere to both government and Actors’ Equity health and safety guidelines, which will require a number of protocol changes that include limited audience capacity, required face coverings, and ticket sales conducted entirely by phone.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Depot Theatre offers socially distanced kids camps

Depot Theatre in Amtrak train stationThe Depot Theatre is pleased to announce that it has developed an alternate outreach and education program for in-person learning this summer.

The Depot Theatre Academy 2020 outreach and education program, originally set to be held inside the Whallonsburg Grange Hall as in past years, will be held outdoors, under a large, open-sided tent in the one-acre parkland behind Whitcomb’s, the Grange-owned building directly across the street. The dates for the junior program (ages 8-12) are July 13-24, and the senior program (ages 13+) dates are July 27-August 7, 2020.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Depot Theatre Announces Expanded Season

Depot Theatre in winterThe Depot Theatre has announce its 2020 main stage lineup, which features iconic figures and everyday heroes in an expanded season that includes four productions for the first time since 2013.

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, and is the only theatre in the Adirondacks that operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

NYSCA Increases Support of Depot Theatre

Depot Theatre in Amtrak train stationThe New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has increased its commitment to the Depot Theatre with a grant of $17,000 per year for each of the next three years. The grant is the largest multi-year general-operating support NYSCA award to the Depot since 2008.
NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual and media arts in New York State.  The Depot Theatre is one of 462 arts organizations across New York State receiving a total of $8,383,993 million in grants through NYSCA’s Round II FY2020 funding.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Depot Theatre Works To Protect Its Historic Home

Depot Theatre in WestportThe Depot Theatre in Westport has been awarded a Preserve New York grant of $4,712 to complete a condition analysis of the 1876 train station in which the theatre resides.

The Depot Theatre is a nonprofit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station owned by the Town of Westport, and it is the only theatre in New York’s Adirondack Park that operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. The theatre is also the caretaker of the station on behalf of Amtrak. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, July 6, 2019

The World Goes ‘Round At Depot Theatre: A Fan’s Notes

world goes roundHere’s one Depot Theatre devotee and Kander and Ebb admirer’s take on The World Goes ‘Round — a cornucopia of songs by the creative team that gave us the mega-hit Broadway classics Cabaret and Chicago.

One of my earliest experiences with the music of Kander and Ebb involved the first time I auditioned for a production by my high school Drama Club, way back in tenth grade. My family and I had seen the movie version of Cabaret starring Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles and directed by the one-and-only Bob Fosse, and my parents subsequently bought the eight-track tape of the film’s score (if you were born any time after 1980, go ask Grandma what an eight-track was!). It was played a lot in our house, so I was quite familiar with the songs in the movie and my favorite was “Maybe This Time” — a rueful, “am-down-and-out-but-will-rise-again” anthem that, as belted out by Ms. Minnelli, is one of the musical high points in a movie packed with them. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Depot Theatre Youth Theatre Program Auditions Saturday

Depot Theatre Youth Theatre ProgramThe Depot Theatre is set to hold auditions for both the junior and senior BRTF youth theatre programs on June 1 beginning at 9 am at the Depot Theatre, located at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Auditions for the junior program will be from 9 to 11 am, and the Senior program from noon to 2 pm.

The 2019 Junior program production (ages 8-12), will be The Lion King Jr.. Rehearsals begin July 15, with performances on August 2, 3 and 4. » Continue Reading.



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