Posts Tagged ‘Depot Theatre Academy’

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Depot Theatre announces 2024 main stage season, season passes available April 15

The exterior of The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY.

Westport, NY — Complete with a little bit of country, a little rock and roll, and a lot of fun and inspiration, the Depot Theatre in Westport, New York, is pleased to announce its 2024 professional main stage season lineup.

Lights go up on the main stage with ANALOG & VINYL, a musical rom-com romp featuring a memorable score infused with the influences of Elvis Costello, the Beatles, and Brian Wilson. The musical is a delicious, devilish tale of Harrison, a young record shop owner in danger of losing his family’s store, Rodeo Girl, the seemingly spacey—yet weirdly-wise—hipster obsessed with him, and a mysterious stranger who rocks their world with an offer they might not be able to refuse—and it’s not for vintage vinyl. Performances will be June 27-July 14.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Depot Theatre announces academy performance opportunity, summer youth program

The exterior of The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY.

Westport, NY – The Depot Theatre is pleased to announce a new main stage performance opportunity for experienced student artists.
The Depot Theatre Academy outreach and education program will open the theatre’s main stage season with a production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, with three performances on the Depot Theatre stage during the weekend of June 7-9, 2024.The Depot Theatre Academy is a robust educational experience for area youth and a pathway for those interested in pursuing a profession in theatre—whether that’s backstage or on stage. This special opportunity is for young artists ages 13 and older enrolled in school, inclusive of home school and college. The program will feature the same process that professional artists experience on the main stage, with competitive auditions and demanding rehearsals, culminating in performances on the Depot Theatre’s main stage.


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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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play set for Dec. 17

Graphic for A Christmas Carol radio play reading.

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 17, 2023, 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 and professional actors.

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, 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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