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The 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.
Here’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.
The 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.
The Depot Theatre has announced the details of its 2019 Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) Youth Theatre Program. 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.
The 2019 Senior program production (ages 12 and up) will be Little Shop of Horrors. Rehearsals begin July 29, with performances on August 9, 10 and 11. » Continue Reading.
The award is the result of a successful Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Initiatives Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for fiscal year 2018-2019. » Continue Reading.
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. » Continue Reading.
Depot Theatre Executive Director Kim Rielly has announced the appointment of Kenney M. Green as the new Producing Artistic Director, charged with defining and implementing the artistic vision and program goals of the organization.
Green takes on an expanded artistic role at the Depot, as outlined in the organization’s new strategic plan approved by the Depot’s Board of Trustees in early 2018. Among other priorities, the strategic plan calls for increased engagement through youth and family programs, and for ultimately extending the theatre’s cultural and economic impact by offering year-round programming. » Continue Reading.
Tickets are now available for the Depot Theatre’s Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) 2018 performances.
Created in 1993, the BRTF is an organization that was designed to provide young people with theatrical training and experience. The Depot Theatre in Westport took BRTF on as its signature education and outreach program beginning this year. Each summer, BRTF features both junior (ages 8-12) and senior (ages 12 and up) programs that culminate in theatrical performances held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. » Continue Reading.
Ledge Hill Studio has invited the public to attend the opening reception for its early summer art show at the Depot Theatre, featuring a variety of paintings, photographs and prints by a list of talented regional artists on Thursday, June 21 from 5 to 7 pm. » Continue Reading.
Enrollment is open, and a date for auditions has been set for the Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) 2018 program, hosted by the Depot Theatre in Westport.
The 2018 BRTF Junior production, directed by Cheri La Duke, will be Willy Wonka, and rehearsals will start July 23 with performances August 10, 11, 12. The Senior production, directed by Jackie Robertin, will be determined after auditions, based on the number of cast members. Rehearsals for the senior program will start July 30 with performances August 17, 18, 19.
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has increased its commitment to the Depot Theatre with a grant of $15,000 per year for the next two years.
The multi-year general-operating support grant is the largest NYSCA award to the Depot in eight years, according to an announcement made by the organization this week. » Continue Reading.
Three hits from the past 39 years are set to headline the Depot Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Season.
The main stage season was selected by the Depot’s Producing Director, Kevin Cochran, whose choices were inspired by an informal survey of audiences last year. » Continue Reading.
The Depot Theatre Board of Trustees have announced that it will be featuring the Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) children’s theatre as their signature education and outreach program beginning in 2018.
Created in 1993, the BRTF is an organization that was designed to provide young people with theatrical training and experience. Each summer, BRTF features both junior (ages 8-12) and senior (ages 12 and up) programs that culminate in musical theatrical performances held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall during August. » Continue Reading.
The board of trustees of the Depot Theatre in Westport have announced the appointment of Kim Rielly as the organization’s new full-time Executive Director.
Most recently Rielly was the longtime Director of Communications for the Lake Placid-based Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. Rielly’s experience includes more than 20 years of marketing and communications. A native of Westport, Rielly has lived in the region for the majority of her life, and volunteered for several terms as a Depot Theatre Board Trustee, including one year as President of the Board. » Continue Reading.