Entries by Beth Moeller

The Depot Theatre 1994: Oklahoma!

Whether it’s the theatre, museums, concerts or dance, what was your earliest encounter with the arts? As a shy second grader, I pursued my dreams by joining the chorus. That fateful year, the annual concert focused thematically on musical theatre. Sadly, I did not make the cut for any solos and my singing career lasted […]

The Depot Theatre’s Lucky 13th Season

Happy Friday the 13th! This Friday we have an unlucky holiday coming up—Friday the 13th.  While we only have a day of the unlucky number this week, the Depot Theatre took on its auspicious 13th season in 1991. Luckily, it was an exciting season with lighthearted comedies and musicals. Nobody seems to have broken a leg. […]

Early Renovations at the Depot Theatre

Building a Better Future: The Depot Theatre is unlike any other—the formation and evolution of the theatre was and has always been a community generated effort. To an outside perspective like my own, I was surprised when I first heard about the Depot Theatre and intrigued by the story. To take the long view, it […]

The Odd Couple, 1986

A Couple of Thoughts: In the past four years as a college student I’ve had quite a few living arrangements. I’ve been in singles, doubles, apartments with three other people, and apartments with five other people. Moving in with someone new can be an overwhelming experience—it can be challenging to adjust to living with people […]

1987 at the Depot Theatre

March Madness: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Spring has officially sprung! And yet the snow will not seem to let up and melt away. During these last, long few months of winter, I’ve started to think ahead to sunny, summer days. What better place to be than transported back to the Depot Theatre in 1987 and […]

The Depot Theatre’s 10th Season, Thirty Years Later

1988: The Depot’s Tenth Anniversary As the Depot Theatre approaches its fortieth anniversary season, I wanted to take a look at what other landmark anniversaries the Depot has celebrated. In 1988, the Depot Theatre kicked off its tenth season with a great repertory — Biloxi Blues, The Gin Game, Little Shop of Horrors, and Galileo. […]

Back to the 1980s

(The following is the first in a season-long series showcasing articles, materials, and photos from the first 40 years at the Depot Theatre as part of the 40th Anniversary Archival Project!)   Throwback: 1980 at The Depot Theatre In the Depot Theatre’s 1980 season, they put on TEN shows, including Blythe Spirit. This comedic play […]

The Fortieth Anniversary Archival Project

  The Archive Project: As the Depot Theatre nears its fortieth anniversary season, I have had the privilege of looking through its past—in the form of photographs, playbills, press releases, and much more. The Depot Theatre and Skidmore College began the project of archiving past materials in the spring of 2017, with the MDOCS (John […]

Greater Tuna: North Country Public Radio Review

[This theatre review of “Greater Tuna” by Connie Meng was aired and published by North Country Public Radio as “Theatre Review: ‘Greater Tuna’ at the Depot Theatre in Westport NY” on August 04, 2014. Listen to the story.] The two-man comedy “Greater Tuna” opened Off-Broadway in 1982 to rave reviews. It’s been an audience favorite ever since. It runs […]