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Depot Theatre Announces its 38th Season

Westport, N.Y. – With everything from a rockin’ look at the 60’s to a Tennessee Williams classic; from a romantic Irish comedy to a musical murder mystery tour de force, the Depot Theatre is pleased to announce its 2016 main stage lineup.

Shout! — The Mod Musical, a smashing blend of swinging British pop songs, eye-popping fashions and psychedelic dances from the 60’s opens the season July 1st.

Next up is Outside Mullingar.  Reminding us it’s never too late to take a chance on love, this laugh-filled Irish romantic comedy provides the perfect balance of heart and drama one expects from Pulitzer prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (author of Doubt and Moonstruck).

Rounding out the season is the hit off-Broadway musical Murder for Two.  This tuneful whodunit tour de force is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

“This is a very exciting inaugural season for me at the Depot Theatre,” says new Producing Director Kevin Cochran. “From music to mystery to romance, there’s something that’s sure to delight everyone.”

As a special add-on to the season, the Depot Theatre presents a one-week engagement of Pendragon Theatre’s production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. This Great American play catapulted Williams to fame and is as haunting and treasured as memory itself.

The popular reading series Depot Dangereuse returns with four plays for discriminating playgoers seeking cutting-edge drama and comedy. The plays chosen are recent On or Off-Broadway critical hits, read by local and New York City-based talent.

Season subscriptions will be available for purchase in March. Single tickets go on sale to the public on June 1. For more information, updates and program announcements, visit depottheatre.org or contact the box office at 518.962.4449.

ABOUT THE SEASON

SHOUT! – THE MOD MUSICAL

Co-created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein

July 1-17

SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women. With its heart on its sleeve (and its tongue planted firmly in its cheek), SHOUT! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as “To Sir With Love,” “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Goldfinger.”

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR 

By John Patrick Shanley

July 22-August 7

Anthony and Rosemary are lovelorn farmers in rural Ireland who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons need to overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries and their own romantic fears to find happiness. Full of John Patrick Shanley’s trademark dark humor, this tenderhearted portrait reminds us it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

MURDER FOR TWO

Book & Music by Joe Kinosian

Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair

August 12-28

A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this tuneful whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. In this hilarious 90-minute show, one performer plays the detective and the second actor plays all 12 suspects. And they both play the piano! It’s a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.

Special Presentation:

Pendragon Theatre presents

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

By Tennessee Williams

September 1-4

The play that catapulted Williams to fame is as haunting and treasured as memory itself. Based on elements of Williams’ own life, this classic drama moves from shimmering moments of warmth and humor to scenes of shattering heartbreak. This special 2016 Season offering is produced by the award-winning Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake.

ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”  The Depot Theatre’s 2016 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

DEPOT THEATRE INC. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Maureen Carlo, Jim Carroll, Alisa Endsley, Beth Glover (secretary), David Howson (president), Lawrence Masle, Amy McNamara (vice president), Diana McGuigan, Cheri Phillips, Kathy Rechia, Kimberly Rielly (treasurer) and Shirley Bacot Shamel.

 

DEPOT THEATRE INC. ADVISORY COUNCIL

Linda Beane, Bonnie Brewer, Randy Buck, George Davis (honorary chair), Howard Fish, Jonathan Hadley, Michael McDonald, Mary Ellen O’Loughlin, Libby Pataki, Jane Preston, Annie Scavo, Sally Struthers and Michael Thomas.

Depot Theatre hosts Apprentice Program Theatre Arts Workshop

Westport, N.Y. – The Depot Theatre welcomed more than 20 students from Westport and Willsboro Central Schools for its pilot Apprentice Program Theatre Arts Workshop on Monday, Oct. 5 in Westport, N.Y.

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Students from Westport and Willsboro Central Schools learn about technical production from Margaret Swick

The Apprentice Program Theatre Arts Workshop is part of the Depot Theatre’s education outreach programming. The workshop was a pilot program that followed the 2015 Young Actor Apprentice Summer Program; a fun, challenging professional theater training experience that began in July and culminated with performances in Elizabethtown and Westport of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by a group of local young actors on August 7-9.

The Apprentice Program Theatre Arts Workshop consisted of a day of hands-on workshops led by professional artists in various aspects of theatre, including technical production, Shakespeare and stage acting and audition/voice. The students were divided into three groups based on age, and rotated between each of the disciplines throughout the day. Workshops were held in spaces at the Depot Theatre, the Heritage House and at the Westport Hotel, where the group also enjoyed lunch.

Each workshop session was led by a Depot staff member or volunteer, including Lindsay Pontius, expert in theatrical training and education director at Town Hall Theater; Margaret Swick, master electrician & lighting designer; and Alisa Endsley, Broadway singer, actor, vocal teacher and Depot Theatre trustee. They were supported by Westport teacher Heather Olson and Willsboro teachers Derrick Hopkins and Jennifer Moore, and Erin Harrington, business manager for the Depot Theatre.

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Students sing at the Heritage House in Westport with instruction from Broadway singer and vocal teacher Alisa Endsley, accompanied by Jennifer Moore on keyboards

“The Depot is pleased to provide these important educational opportunities that connect our communities’ aspiring artists with professionals in the field,” said David Howson, president of the Board of Trustees. “This pilot workshop was a success in every way and furthers our mission to ‘entertain and educate our community through professional theatrical arts’.”

For more information about The Depot Theatre visit depottheatre.org.

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Lindsay Pontius teaches students about Shakespeare and stage acting in a room provided by the Westport Hotel.

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ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATREThe Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”  The Depot Theatre’s 2015 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

 

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM FOR SAVIN’ UP FOR SATURDAY NIGHT ANNOUNCED

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(Westport, N.Y.) The Depot Theatre’s 37th season concludes with “Savin’ Up for Saturday Night, The Honky Tonk Musical” This high-steppin’ musical features returning Depot favorites and will have you dancing in the aisles. In the show, two best friends fall for the same lady, while a spit-fire ex-wife kicks up her heels threatening the harmony of “The Ready Bar & Fill” the town’s one-stop honky-tonk and auto body shop. The audience is in for an evening of showstoppers and toe-tappers, cat fights, and love quadrangles that keeps the Depot jumpin’ till way past last call.

 

This production of Savin’ Up for Saturday Night is sponsored by Emmet Carter Green Design.

 

ABOUT THE CAST (in alphabetical order)

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KATY BLAKE (Lucinda) Katy is happy to be returning to the Depot after making her directorial debut with The Bikinis earlier this summer! As an actor, Katy has toured around the country singing and dancing to ABBA music in the national tour of Mamma Mia, was was in the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind, played the title role of Eva in the 20th anniversary tour of Evita, and played Christine in the San Francisco Company of The Phantom of the Opera. At the Pasadena Playhouse she created the role of Sirocco in the world premiere of Mask, directed by Tony award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. She performed with Reba McEntyre in the Hollywood Bowl production of South Pacific, and played Grizabella in CATS at Theatre by the Sea in Rhode Island and at North Shore Music Theatre in Massachusetts. Katy is a country music singer and songwriter and has a CD of her original music available on iTunes. Several of her songs have been recorded by various country artists and groups. She is currently working on an original musical which country artist Tracy Lawrence and hit country songwriter Flip Anderson. Love and thanks to Mom and Dad and to “my Bear.”

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JONATHAN HADLEY (Eldridge) most recently appeared on Broadway as “Bob Crewe” in the hit musical Jersey Boys, a role he then played for five years on the First National U.S. Tour, as well as in Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. He was previously seen on Broadway channeling Marvin Hamlisch and Michael Bennett in A Class Act and Off-Broadway in Finian’s Rainbow and Peg O’ My Heart at New York’s acclaimed Irish Rep. Tours include Into The Woods (with Cleo Laine), Joseph…(with Donny Osmond), Fiddler on the Roof (with Theo Bikel) and Forbidden Broadway in the US and Australia. Favorite regional credits include leading roles in Dirty Blonde, Born Yesterday, Yiddle With A Fiddle (Boston Herald Award), Amadeus, Loves Labors Lost, Call Me Madam (starring Leslie Uggams), The Secret Garden and Captains Courageous. TV: “Another World”, “Kidsworld” & “Sex and the City.” Jonathan is a director and teaching artist with Camp Broadway, TADA!, the Yip Harburg Foundation’s “Rainbow Troupe” and BRAVO’s “On With the Show.” He directed Much Ado About Nothing and Tartuffe for New York’s Sonnet Repertory Theatre and Spring Awakening for Brooklyn College. Jonathan holds a BFA in Acting from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts and an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College.

 

BEN LOVING (Doc) is thrilled to be making his Depot Theatre debut in Savin Up  Some favorite roles include Pistol in Henry V , Tom in Fat Pig , and Jim in Pump Boys and Dinettes. Film and Television work include Martin Scorcese’s The Wolf of Wall Street and Amazon’  Alpha House . He has also appeared a whole slew of commercials. Ben is a proud graduate of the College of Charleston and holds an MFA in Acting from Penn State University.

www.benloving.com


Maggie MAGGIE POLITI
(Patsy) is excited to be back on the Depot stage after appearing in My Way last season. New York Credits: Gay Bride of Frankenstein (World Premiere at 45th St. Theatre, I-Star Theatre Lab, Joe’s Pub, Seacoast Repertory Theatre), Dorian (NYMF workshop). Some regional credits include: The Producers (Ulla, The Springer Opera House), Chicago (Roxie, West Virginia Public, Prather Entertainment, Interlakes Summer Theatre), Dancing in the Street (Florida Studio Theatre), High School Musical (Sharpay, Roxy Regional Theatre), etc. She was just seen on “Brain Games” for National Geographic & she recently hosted the Artist Simply Human dance convention in Atlantic City. She’s excited to be the new voice for the Abby Lee Miller Dance Secrets App (“Dance Moms”, Lifetime).  Check out www.maggiepoliti.com for more info including her national commercial & voice over work.


JOE SCHERMANN (Music Director) returns to the Depot after music directing My Way and Pete ‘N’ Keely last summer, as well as music directing and performing in its productions of Riffin’ and Tappin’ and Wicked City in 2011. Joe has acted as musical director and supervisor for numerous cabarets and workshops in NYC as well as regional productions of Guys and Dolls, Batboy, White Christmas, Best Little Whorehouse…, Smokey Joe’s Café and Grease. In 2012, he wrote the music and lyrics for and starred in the award-winning indie film musical How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song?. Other composer/lyricist credits include Seeking Sondheim (WVMTF, NYC, Jerron Herman lyricist), Training (Elements Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA), as well as Roulette and Dex A Killer Musical, which each had their first reading and workshop respectively in New York City last summer (the latter of which also featured Joe in the lead role of Dexter Morgan).

 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

 

KATHRYN MARKEY (Director) was born on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain and is happy to be at the Depot! Directing credits: Fiddler on the Roof, Over The Pub, Around the World in 80 Days, Fox on the Fairway (St. Michael’s Playhouse) Deathtrap & Boeing, Boeing (Mason Street Warehouse) South Pacific & Carousel at the New London Barn, Ragtime at the White Plains Performing Arts Center and David & Goliath at Merkin Concert Hall. Performing credits range from Broadway (3 From Brooklyn) to many NYC and regional stages including The Alliance, Symphony Space, Bay Street Theater, Pennsylvania Stage, Gayfest NYC, Northern Stage, The Emelin and Penguin Rep. On-screen: Law and Order, Premium Blend, All My Children, Filmic Achievement, DutchWest TV, CollegeHumor and Amateur Hour. Kathryn is the creator of the satirical country band The Chalks, seen and heard regularly in bars, on TV and the internet.

 

HADMAR DESIGNS (Scenic Designer)  is a newly created design co-operative thrilled to make its theatrical debut at the Depot.

DEBORAH HOBSON (Costume Designer) is a NYC based costume designer who has worked in New England and New York for the past 16 years in both theatre and film.  She is currently the Staff Designer at the TDF Costume Collection, and has been an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College, and an instructor at Boston University.

 

MARGARET SWICK (Lighting Designer) is happy to be returning for her second season at the Depot Theatre. While exploring options at Plattsburgh State, she decided to become a lighting designer. Since graduation, Margaret has been doing local theatre throughout the North Country as well as freelancing with I.A.T.S.E. Local 919 in Vermont.

JIM CARROLL (Sound Designer) Jim’s love of technical theatre that started when he was in Middle School. Challenging a severe case of stage fright, he made his acting debut as Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors for Essex Theatre Company in 2005. Jim has been Technical Director or provided support for over 150 shows since 1998 with various local and community theatres. He can occasionally be seen on the Discovery and Travel Channels talking about his sightings of Champ. Jim and his family run ShipStore.com and Westport Marina. In addition, he creates memories with OvertimePhotoBooth.com. Jim is a new member of the Board of Trustees for the Depot Theatre and continues his work with the Boquet River Theatre Festival, the NYS Theatre Education Association and as a member of the Westport Central School Board of Education.

 

KATI LONG (Stage Manager) Kati is thrilled to be working with the Depot Theatre. Hailing from Arizona, she also works as a Stage Manager and as a Master Electrician. Previous stage management credits include: New York City – ZWERGE, Cymbeline, Purchase of Manhattan, Romeo & Juliet; Southwest Shakespeare Company – King Lear, As You Like It, A Christmas Carol, Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Titus Andronicus. Lighting credits include: Mesa Arts Center – Phoenix Southwest Ballet, 2 Cellos, Gruffalo’s Child, Imagine Ocean, Potted Potter.

 

 

Savin’ Up For Saturday Night Special Events

 

Celebrate Opening Night on August 21 with a toast immediately following the performance with the cast and crew, staff and board. (While the toast is free, tickets to the performance are required.)

 

Depot Dialogue: Join the cast and crew after the 5:00 performance on Sunday, August 23, for a moderated discussion about the show. Sponsored by Stewart’s Shops.

 

The Depot Theatre Hootenanny at The Hotel: August 29 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Westport Hotel and Tavern. This even will celebrate the Depot’s 37th season of bringing professional theatre to the Adirondacks and will include live entertainment. Tickets are $50.

 

 

Full Production Information:

 

SAVIN’ UP FOR SATURDAY NIGHT

Written by Jeff Goode and Richard Levinson

Directed by Kathryn Markey

With Katy Blake, Jonathan Hadley, Ben Loving, Maggie Politi, and Joe Schermann

Music Directed by Joe Schermann

Scenic Design by HADMAR Designs

Lighting Design by Margaret Swick

Costume Design by Deborah Hobson

Sound Design by Jim Carroll

Stage Management by Kati Long

At the Depot Theatre, 6705 Main Street, Westport, NY 12993

August 21- September 6, 2015

 

ABOUT: Savin’ Up for Saturday Night

Y’all know lovin’ ain’t easy in a small town. Two best friends fall for the same lady, while a spit-fire ex-wife kicks up her heels threatening the harmony of “The Ready Bar & Fill” the town’s one-stop honky-tonk and auto body shop. You’re in for an evening of showstoppers and toe-tappers, cat fights, and love quadrangles that keeps the joint jumpin’ till way past last call.

 

 

CAST:

Lucinda: Katy Blake

Eldridge: Jonathan Hadley

Doc: Ben Loving

Patsy: Maggie Politi

Roddy: Joe Schermann

 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Written by Jeff Goode and Richard Levinson

Director: Kathryn Markey

Music Directed by Joe Schermann

Scenic Design by HADMAR Designs

Lighting Design by Margaret Swick

Costume Design by Deborah Hobson

Sound Design by Jim Carroll

Stage Management by Kati Long

J.M. McDonald Foundation Apprentices: Tommy Maron and Scarlett Moore

Interim Producing Director: Jonathan Hadley

Business Manager: Erin Harrington

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

 

TICKETS: Tickets for Savin’ Up for Saturday Night are $29 ($27 seniors/students) and are based on availability. A $1 facility fee will be added to each ticket to help defray the cost of maintaining our historic theatre.

 

Tickets may be purchased online at depottheatre.org, by phone at 518-962-4449 or at the Box Office window at 6705 Main Street in Westport. The Box Office is open every day from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and is open until showtime on performance days. Closed Tuesday.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

 

SAVIN Performance Calendar

PARKING: Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the upper and lower lots of the Westport Train Station.

 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The Depot Theatre is air-conditioned and accessible to all audiences. Patrons who are sensitive to air-conditioning and Adirondack breezes may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater.

 

For full details about the 2015 season, visit: http://depottheatre.org/main_stage/

 

ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

 

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”  The Depot Theatre’s 2015 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

The Depot Theatre Presents the next reading in its La Depot Dangereuse Playreading Series

(Westport, N.Y.) The Depot Theatre continues its La Depot Dangereuse Playreading Series Wednesday, July 22 at 8 p.m. with the dramatic comedy “Good People”.

 

A tough and tender comedy about the insurmountable class divide between those who make it out of a blue collar neighborhood in South Boston and those who are left behind.
A hit in NYC and London! New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award 2011.
Featuring:
Annie Edgerton
Josie Good
Jonathan Hadley
Johnetta Alston Lake
Kathryn Markey
Xavier Markey-Smith
and Sarah Overturf as Sister Mary Margaret Bartholomew
Adult situations; language 

La Depot Dangereuse 2015 Lineup 

 

4,000 MILES 
by Amy Herzog
July 15 at 8 p.m.
A cross-country bike trip leads 21 year old Leo to crash on the couch of his 91 year old grandmother in NYC. These unlikely roommates infuriate and bewilder each other on their personal journey to understanding. This dramatic comedy was a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist & 2012 Obie winner!

 

GOOD PEOPLE 
by David Lindsay-Abaire
July 22 at 8 p.m.
A tough and tender comedy about the insurmountable class divide between those who make it out of a blue collar neighborhood in South Boston and those who are left behind. A hit in NYC and London! New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award 2011.

 

GOD OF CARNAGE 
by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
August 5 at 8 p.m.
A comic study in the tension between the civilized surface and basic savage instincts of two very different couples as they meet to discuss their 11 year old sons’ fight. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award & 2009 Olivier Award! 

 

THE WHALE 
by Samuel D. Hunter
August 26 at 8 p.m.
Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a man’s last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places. Winner of 2013 Lucille Lortel Award & 2013 Drama Desk Award. 

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT
TICKETS: General admission tickets for each individual reading are $10 and are based on availability. A Playreading Pass is $20 and includes admission to all four readings. (A $1 facility fee will be added to each individual ticket to help defray the cost of maintaining the Depot’s historic theatre.) 
Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased online at depottheatre.org, by phone at 518-962-4449 or at the Box Office window at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Phone and Window hours are 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
PARKING: Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the upper and lower lots of the Westport Train Station. 
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The Depot Theatre is air-conditioned and accessible to all audiences. Patrons who are sensitive to air-conditioning and Adirondack breezes may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater.
For full details about the 2015 season, visit: http://depottheatre.org/main_stage/
ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE
 
The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”  The Depot Theatre’s 2015 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

Cast and Creative Team For New York Water Announced

 

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(Westport, N.Y.) The Depot Theatre’s 37th season continues with “New York Water,” a quirky, off-kilter adult romantic comedy by Sam Bobrick, known for his work on numerous TV sit-coms including The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched, Get Smart and Saved by the Bell, among others.

New York Water explores the effects of an environment on a relationship,” says director Misti Wills. “The play leaves us wondering who we are and if there’s really no place like home.”

This production of New York Water is sponsored by Skidmore College.

Audience advisory: This play contains adult language and may not be suitable for all audiences.

ABOUT THE CAST (in alphabetical order)

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JULIANE GODFREY (Linda) is delighted to make her Depot debut! New York Credits: Top Hat (Lab, Dir./Chor. Christopher Gattelli), Volleygirls (Katie Kavett; NYMF “Best of Fest” winner/Workshop/

Reading). Regional: Holiday Inn (Louise US/Ens.; The Muny/Goodspeed Opera House World Premiere), How to Succeed (Krumholtz, Stages St. Louis), A Chorus Line (Bebe, Sacramento Music Circus), Oliver! (Charlotte, Paper Mill), The Great American Mousical (Dir. Julie Andrews) & Good News (Goodspeed), The Music Man (Zaneeta, Arena Stage), A Wonderful Life (Engeman Theatre), Anything Goes (Erma, Woodstock Playhouse).

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MATT MUNDY (Albert) is excited to make his Depot Theatre debut as Albert. A New York resident, a few of his recent credits in the city include Swiss Family Robinson (NYMF); The Baby Dance, Othello (Barrow Group Theatre); Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado (Pearl Theatre Co.); In a Heartbeat (Schicker Prod.); Irrationals (Shenango Prod.); Killgore! (Upright Citizens Brigade). Other fun regional and touring shows include Brighton Beach Memoirs (Portland Stage), Red, The Last Five Years, Foxfire (South Carolina Rep.); Reel Music (Florida Studio); I Hate Hamlet (Cape May Stage); Pirates Of Penzance (Weathervane Playhouse); WB Concerts’ European Tour of Grease! Matt is a founding member of the Core Artist Ensemble in NYC. A voice over artist, he also has a few silly characters floating in commercials around the country. Mattmundy.com

 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

 

MISTI WILLS (Director) Off-Broadway: In Search of Euphoria (New World Stages), Tempest (La MaMa, Assistant Director), Twilight the Musical (New World Stages, Assistant Director) Off-Off Broadway: The Drunken City (Jump for Joy Productions, NY Workshop Theatre), Afterlight (Cherry Lane, 2009 NY Fringe Festival), Songs for a New World, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Sister Company), The Pearl Merchant, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. Fave Regional Credits include My Fair Lady (Forestburgh Playhouse) and a national tour of The Imaginary Invalid. Misti holds a Master of Arts degree from Emerson College and has trained with Anne Bogart, David Mamet, Michael Mayer and Kristin Linklater. She has assistant directed Karin Coonrod, Scott Schwartz and Gabriel Barre. Misti has taught acting at the NY Film Academy and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and is currently an adjunct professor at Long Island University in Brooklyn. Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. www.mistiwills.com


BONNIE BREWER (Scenic Designer) has been working the professional theatre circuit for more than a quarter of a century. Professional stage manager and company member at Pendragon Theatre since 1990, she is also lauded as a director of more than 25 shows and has shared her talents in designing sound, lights and creating props for close to 150 productions throughout upstate New York. She has even had the occasion to make a few rare on-stage guest appearances – sometimes on purpose, other times out of necessity. Bonnie is happy to return to Depot again this year. Recent credits: Death of Salesman (director), Other Desert Cities (director and production designer).

JOEY HAWS (Costume Designer)

 

MARGARET SWICK (Lighting Designer) is happy to be returning for her second season at the Depot Theatre. While exploring options at Plattsburgh State, she decided to become a lighting designer. Since graduation, Margaret has been doing local theatre throughout the North Country as well as freelancing with I.A.T.S.E. Local 919 in Vermont.

JIM CARROLL (Sound Designer) Jim’s love of technical theatre that started when he was in Middle School. Challenging a severe case of stage fright, he made his acting debut as Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors for Essex Theatre Company in 2005. Jim has been Technical Director or provided support for over 150 shows since 1998 with various local and community theatres. He can occasionally be seen on the Discovery and Travel Channels talking about his sightings of Champ. Jim and his family run ShipStore.com and Westport Marina. In addition, he creates memories with OvertimePhotoBooth.com. Jim is a new member of the Board of Trustees for the Depot Theatre and continues his work with the Boquet River Theatre Festival, the NYS Theatre Education Association and as a member of the Westport Central School Board of Education.

 

SARAH OVERTURF (Stage Manager) Sarah returns for her fourth season at the Depot Theatre. Most recently she was a part of the installation team for the Carnival Freedom cruise ship as well as NY and regional productions across the states.

 

New York Water Special Events

 

Celebrate Opening Night on July 31 with a toast immediately following the performance with the cast and crew, staff and board. (While the toast is free, tickets to the performance are required.)

 

Depot Dialogue: Join the cast and crew after the 5:00 performance on Sunday, August 2, for a moderated discussion about the show. Sponsored by Stewart’s Shops.

 

Full Production Information:

 

NEW YORK WATER

Written by Sam Bobrick

Directed by Misti Wills

With Juliane Godfrey and Matt Mundy

Scenic Design by Bonnie Brewer

Lighting Design by Margaret Swick

Costume Design by Joey Haws

Sound Design by Jim Carroll

Stage Management by Sarah Overturf

At the Depot Theatre, 6705 Main Street, Westport, NY 12993

July 31 – August 16, 2015

 

ABOUT: New York Water, a quirky, off-kilter adult romantic comedy that documents Albert and Linda’s relationship from their first fearful meeting in New York City through to the mid-west and on to the left coast as they search for meaning, happiness, and success. Is love enough? Will a change of location shore it up or will ambition shake its foundation?  Join this unusual – and very funny – duo as they seek the answers.

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: This play contains adult language and may not be suitable for all audiences.

 

CAST:

Linda: Juliane Godfrey

Albert: Matt Mundy

 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Written by Sam Bobrick

Director: Misti Wills

Scenic Designer: Bonnie Brewer

Lighting Designer: Margaret Swick

Costume Designer: Joey Haws

Sound Designer: Jim Carroll

Stage Manager: Sarah Overturf

J.M. McDonald Foundation Apprentices: Tommy Maron and Scarlett Moore

Interim Producing Director: Jonathan Hadley

Business Manager: Erin Harrington

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

TICKETS: Tickets for New York Water are $29 ($27 seniors/students) and are based on availability. A $1 facility fee will be added to each ticket to help defray the cost of maintaining our historic theatre.

Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased online at depottheatre.org, by phone at 518-962-4449 or at the Box Office window at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Phone and Window hours are 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

NYW Performance Calendar

PARKING: Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the upper and lower lots of the Westport Train Station.

 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The Depot Theatre is air-conditioned and accessible to all audiences. Patrons who are sensitive to air-conditioning and Adirondack breezes may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater.

 

For full details about the 2015 season, visit: http://depottheatre.org/main_stage/

 

ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

 

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”  The Depot Theatre’s 2015 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

“LA DEPOT DANGEREUSE” PLAYREADING SERIES

(Westport, N.Y.) The Depot Theatre kicks off its second year of “La Depot Dangereuse,” a four-night play reading series that beginsWednesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. with the dramatic comedy “4,000 Miles”.

In addition to its main stage shows, The Depot Theatre offers La Depot Dangereuse for the discriminating playgoer who wants cutting-edge drama and comedy, with samples of what’s hot on and off-Broadway, read by local and New York City-based talent. The performances are sit-down or semi-staged readings, which are then followed by a moderated audience discussion with the director and actors.

“This series compliments the Depot’s traditional, popular main stage shows”, said Jonathan Hadley, Interim Producing Director. “These performances provide an opportunity for us to bring celebrated works to our stage that might otherwise not be available in the region, and to present them in a format that allows the audience to weave together the actors’ words with the images created in their mind’s eye.”
Audiences should be advised that the material and subject matter may not be suitable for all audiences. Parental discretion is advised.
 

La Depot Dangereuse 2015 Lineup 

 

4,000 MILES 
by Amy Herzog
July 15 at 8 p.m.
A cross-country bike trip leads 21 year old Leo to crash on the couch of his 91 year old grandmother in NYC. These unlikely roommates infuriate and bewilder each other on their personal journey to understanding. This dramatic comedy was a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist & 2012 Obie winner!

 

GOOD PEOPLE 
by David Lindsay-Abaire
July 22 at 8 p.m.
A tough and tender comedy about the insurmountable class divide between those who make it out of a blue collar neighborhood in South Boston and those who are left behind. A hit in NYC and London! New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award 2011.

 

GOD OF CARNAGE 
by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
August 5 at 8 p.m.
A comic study in the tension between the civilized surface and basic savage instincts of two very different couples as they meet to discuss their 11 year old sons’ fight. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award & 2009 Olivier Award! 

 

THE WHALE 
by Samuel D. Hunter
August 26 at 8 p.m.
Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a man’s last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places. Winner of 2013 Lucille Lortel Award & 2013 Drama Desk Award. 

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT
TICKETS: General admission tickets for each individual reading are $10 and are based on availability. A Playreading Pass is $20 and includes admission to all four readings. (A $1 facility fee will be added to each individual ticket to help defray the cost of maintaining the Depot’s historic theatre.) 
Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased online at depottheatre.org, by phone at 518-962-4449 or at the Box Office window at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Phone and Window hours are 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
PARKING: Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the upper and lower lots of the Westport Train Station. 
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The Depot Theatre is air-conditioned and accessible to all audiences. Patrons who are sensitive to air-conditioning and Adirondack breezes may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater.
For full details about the 2015 season, visit: http://depottheatre.org/main_stage/
ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE
 
The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”  The Depot Theatre’s 2015 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

Cast and Creative Team for 37th Season Opener Announced

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Westport, NY- The Depot Theatre’s 37th season begins with “The Bikinis: A new musical beach party,” a non-stop celebration of classic songs including “It’s In His Kiss,” “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave,” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” that punctuate the story of a girl band’s 20-year reunion.

It’s just such a fun time! The cast has a ball singing 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s hits and the audience has a ball because it’s songs they know and love!” says director and choreographer Katy Blake. “By the end of the night, everyone is dancing in the aisles!

This production of The Bikinis is sponsored by The Galley Restaurant at Westport Marina.

 

ABOUT THE CAST (in alphabetical order)

 

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JANE COOKE (Karla) makes her Depot Theatre debut in The Bikinis. Select credits include Mamma Mia! (Las Vegas, US National Tour); West Side Story and Dracula (Stratford Festival); Beauty and the Beast (U.S. National Tour, Canadian Company); Cinderella (Stage West); Rockin’ in Paradise (Elgin Theatre).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Annie-Edgerton-200x300ANNIE EDGERTON (Annie) Her Broadway credits include playing Rosie in Mamma Mia! Also understudied and performed roles of Donna and Tanya on Broadway and the National Tour. Favorite regional and New York City roles are Laura Carew in Hazel Flagg; Goneril in King Lear; Mme. Thenardier in Les Miserables; Emma in Betrayal; Violet in 9 to 5; Nancy in Oliver!; Paulette in Legally Blonde; Camilla Parker-Bowles in Queen of Hearts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnetta-Alston-LakeJOHNETTA ALSTON LAKE (Barbara) makes her Depot Theatre debut with The Bikinis. Johnetta was a member of the Broadway Gospel Choir where her powerful God-given voice did not go unnoticed.She has worked with industry icons including Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, Galt MacDermot, Eric Krebs, Jason Robert Brown, and many others. Johnetta was part of the Broadway Workshops for Abyssinia, Parade and The Civil War!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JENEEN TERRANA (J​odi) is making her Depot Theatre debut. She has appeared as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Kate in the Central Florida Lyric Opera production of The Pirates of Penzance, Mrs. Potiphar in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and several workshop productions in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

 

KATY BLAKE (Director & Choreographer) Katy is primarily a performer and has toured the country as Eva in Evita, Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, and Whistle Down the Wind (dir. Hal Prince). Off-Broadway she has performed at the York Theatre, Signature Theatre, and in various NYMF productions. Katy created the role of Pam in CATCO’s and Off-Broadway’s The Last Smoker in America, and the role of Sirroco in the Pasadena Playhouse production of Mask (dir. Richard Maltby, Jr.). In Los Angeles, Katy was seen at the Hollywood Bowl in South Pacific with Reba McEntyre, and was directed by Jason Alexander in Sunday in the Park With George at Reprise! Katy also sings and writes country music and is working on writing her first musical – “Storming Heaven” based on the award-winning book by Denise Giardiana!

 

JOE SCHERMANN (Music Director) returns to the Depot after music directing My Way and Pete ‘N’ Keely last summer, as well as music directing and performing in its productions of Riffin’ and Tappin and Wicked City in 2011. Joe has acted as musical director and supervisor for numerous cabarets and workshops in NYC as well as regional productions of Guys and Dolls, Batboy, White Christmas, Best Little Whorehouse…, Smokey Joe’s Café and Grease. In 2012, he wrote the music and lyrics for and starred in the award-winning indie film musical How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song?. Other composer/lyricist credits include Seeking Sondheim (WVMTF, NYC, Jerron Herman lyricist), Training (Elements Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA), as well as Roulette and Dark Passenger: The Musical, which each had their first reading and workshop respectively in New York City last summer (the latter of which also featured Joe in the lead role of Dexter Morgan).

 

BONNIE BREWER (Scenic Designer) has been working the professional theatre circuit for more than a quarter of a century. Professional stage manager and company member at Pendragon Theatre since 1990, she is also lauded as a director of more than 20 shows and has shared her talents in designing sound, lights and creating props for close to 150 productions throughout upstate New York. She has even had the occasion to make a few rare on-stage guest appearances – sometimes on purpose, other times out of necessity. Last summer she found herself teching two shows simultaneously on opposite sides of the mountains: Man of La Mancha at Pendragon, and My Way at the Depot.

 

MARGARET SWICK (Lighting Designer) started in theatre during high school. While exploring options at Plattsburgh State, she decided to become a master electrician. Since graduation, Margaret has been doing local theatre throughout the North Country as well as freelancing with I.A.T.S.E. Local 919 in Vermont.

 

SARAH OVERTURF (Stage Manager) Sarah returns for her fourth season at the Depot Theatre. Most recently she was a part of the installation team for the Carnival Freedom cruise ship as well as NY and regional productions across the states.

 

The Bikinis Special Events:

Celebrate Opening Night on July 10 with a toast immediately following the performance with the cast and crew, staff and board. (While the toast is free, tickets to the performance are required.)

Depot Dialogue: Join the cast and crew after the 5:00 performance on Sunday, July 12, for a moderated discussion about the show. Sponsored by Stewart’s Shops.

 

Full Production Information:

 

THE BIKINIS

A new musical beach party

Created and written by Ray Roderick and James Hindman

Directed & Choreographed by Katy Blake

With Jane Cooke, Annie Edgerton, Johnetta Alston Lake, Jeneen Terrana

Music Direction by Joe Schermann

Scenic Design by Bonnie Brewer

Lighting Design by Margaret Swick

Sound Design by Jim Carroll

Stage Management by Sarah Overturf

At the Depot Theatre, 6705 Main Street, Westport, NY 12993

July 10 – 26, 2015

 

ABOUT: The Bikinis are irresistible! The Jersey Shore girl group “The Bikinis” reunites after 20 years to take us back to their glory days of the swinging 60’s (and through the 80’s) sharing more than 30 songs they sang on (and under) the boardwalk in an attempt to raise money to save the “Sandy Shores Mobile Home (Beach Resort).” This non-stop celebration of classics like “It’s In His Kiss,” “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave,” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” will have everyone dancing in the aisles!

 

CAST:

Jodi: Jeneen Terrana

Annie: Annie Edgerton

Karla: Jane Cooke

Barbara: Johnetta Alston Lake

 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Created & Written by Ray Roderick and James Hindman

Director/Choreographer: Katy Blake

Music Director: Joe Schermann

Scenic Designer: Bonnie Brewer

Lighting Designer: Margaret Swick

Sound Designer: Jim Carroll

Stage Manager: Sarah Overturf

J.M. McDonald Foundation Apprentices: Tommy Maron and Scarlett Moore

Interim Producing Director: Jonathan Hadley

Business Manager: Erin Harrington

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT

TICKETS: Tickets for The Bikinis are $29 ($27 seniors/students) and are based on availability. A $1 facility fee will be added to each ticket to help defray the cost of maintaining our historic theatre.

Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased online at depottheatre.org, by phone at 518-962-4449 or at the Box Office window at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Phone and Window hours are 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

performance calendar

 

PARKING: Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the upper and lower lots of the Westport Train Station.

 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The Depot Theatre is air-conditioned and accessible to all audiences. Patrons who are sensitive to air-conditioning and Adirondack breezes may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater.

 

For full details about the 2015 season, visit: http://depottheatre.org/main_stage/

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ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Its mission is to enrich, entertain and educate the community through professional theatrical arts in a historic train station. In addition to a volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”  The Depot Theatre’s 2015 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

The Depot Theatre dedicates its 37th season to the memory of Gordon Decker, patron, friend, and trusted advisor whose guidance and counsel was vital to securing a financially sustainable future for one of the region’s most treasured arts institutions.  

Depot Theatre Announces its 37th Season

Westport, N.Y. – Complete with classic songs from the 60’s, zany romantic comedy and toe-tapping honky tonk, the Depot Theatre is pleased to announce its dynamic 2015 main stage lineup.

 

“The Bikinis” opens the season on July 10. A non-stop celebration of classics like “It’s In His Kiss,” “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave,” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” punctuate the story of a girl band’s 20-year reunion, and will have audiences dancing in the aisles!

 

The opening musical is followed by “New York Water!”. This quirky, off-kilter adult romantic comedy documents Albert and Linda’s relationship from their first fearful meeting in New York City through to the mid-west and on to the left coast as they search for meaning, happiness, and success.

 

Rounding out the season is the Northeast regional premiere of “Savin’ Up for Saturday Night: The Honky-Tonk Musical”, with an energetic combination of showstoppers, cat fights and love quadrangles set in a one-stop honky-tonk and auto body shop.

 

“We’re looking forward to another summer of great theatre in Westport,” said David Howson, board president. “We are grateful to the community, our generous donors and volunteers for the amount of support that they continue to devote to the only theatre in the Adirondacks that operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association.”

 

In addition to the main stage shows, the Depot’s popular play reading series “La Depot Dangereuse” will return for its second year. This four-night series is offered for the discriminating playgoer who wants cutting-edge drama and comedy, with samples of what’s hot on and off-Broadway, read by local and New York City-based talent.

 

The Depot Theatre dedicates its 37th season to the memory of Gordon Decker, patron, friend, and trusted advisor whose guidance and counsel was vital to securing a financially sustainable future for one of the region’s most treasured arts institutions.

 

Season subscriptions are now available online. A three-show flexible subscription package is $78 per person ($75 for seniors). Single tickets go on sale to the public on June 1 and are $29 per person ($27 for seniors). For more information, updates and program announcements, visit depottheatre.org or contact the box office at 518.962.4449.

 

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ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

 
The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”  The Depot Theatre’s 2015 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

DEPOT THEATRE INC. BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Maureen Carlo, Jim Carroll, Beth Glover (vice president), David Howson (president), John Klipper (treasurer), Lawrence Masle, Amy McNamara (secretary), Cheri Phillips, Kimberly Rielly and Shirley Bacot Shamel.

 

DEPOT THEATRE INC. ADVISORY COUNCIL
Linda Beane, Bonnie Brewer, Randy Buck, George Davis (honorary chair), Howard Fish, Michael McDonald, Mary Ellen O’Loughlin, Libby Pataki, Jane Preston, Sharon Reynolds, Annie Scavo and Sally Struthers.

 

ABOUT THE SEASON

 

THE BIKINIS
Created and Written by Ray Roderick and James Hindman
July 10-26
Sponsored by The Galley at Westport Marina

 

The Bikinis are irresistible!  The Jersey Shore girl group “The Bikinis” reunites after 20 years to take us back to their glory days of the swinging ‘60’s (and through the 80’s) sharing more than 30 songs they sang on (and under) the boardwalk in an attempt to raise money to save the “Sandy Shores Mobile Home (Beach Resort)”.  This non-stop celebration of classics like “It’s In His Kiss,” “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave,” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” will have you dancing in the aisles!

 

 

NEW YORK WATER! 
By Sam Bobrick
July 31-August 16
Sponsored by Skidmore College

 

This quirky, off-kilter adult romantic comedy documents Albert and Linda’s relationship from their first fearful meeting in New York City through to the mid-west and on to the left coast as they search for meaning, happiness, and success.   Is love enough?  Will a change of location shore it up or will ambition shake its foundation?  Join this unusual – and very funny – duo as they seek the answers.  [Not suitable for children.]

 

 

SAVIN’ UP FOR SATURDAY NIGHT: THE HONKY-TONK MUSICAL
By Jeff Goode and Richard Levinson
August 21-September 6
Sponsored by Emmet Carter Green Design

 

Y’all know lovin’ ain’t easy in a small town.  Two best friends fall for the same lady, while a spit-fire ex-wife kicks up her heels threatening the harmony of “The Ready Bar & Fill” the town’s one-stop honky-tonk and auto body shop.  You’re in for an evening of showstoppers and toe-tappers, cat fights, and love quadrangles that keeps the joint jumpin’ till way past last call.

The Depot Theatre Announces 2014 Main Stage Season

Westport, N.Y. –  Old Blue Eyes takes the stage, a singing duo from the 50’s reunites, and humor ensues in a small Texas town for the Depot Theatre’s lively 2014 Season lineup.

“It’s a terrific season of fun and laughter at the great quality our audiences have come to expect,” says Depot 2012 Volunteer of the Year Karen Lewis, who has guided the season planning process.

The season opens with “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra”, a musical that distills the nearly 1,400 songs that Sinatra recorded down to 56 selections. The show promises to be a fresh, entertaining evening of great music, beautifully and brightly delivered by a cast of four.

Old Blue Eyes is followed by the fast-paced, costume-changing hilarity of “Greater Tuna”, a send-up of small town morals and mores in which two actors portray an entire group of upstanding citizens in the small town of Tuna, Texas.

The musical comedy “Pete ‘N’ Keely” caps the season. Pete and Keely are a now-bitterly-divorced chart-topping singing duo from the 50’s and 60’s who reunite for a 1968 television special celebrating their careers. This bright and happy show features a nostalgic and clever mix of golden oldies sure to have audiences laughing and tapping their toes.

“We can’t thank our loyal audiences, donors, sponsors and volunteers enough for investing in the future of this important component of the Adirondacks’ arts experience,” said David Howson, president of the board of trustees. “All aboard for our exciting thirty sixth season of professional theatre at the Depot!”

About the Season

MY WAY

“A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra”
Created by David Grapes and Todd Olson
Book by Todd Olson
Original Production Directed by David Grapes
July 11 – 27, 2014

GREATER TUNA

By Jaston Williams, Ed Howard, and Joe Sears
Aug. 1 – 17, 2014

PETE ‘N’ KEELY

Book by James Hindman
Original Music by Patrick Brady
Original Lyrics by Mark Waldrop, Patrick S. Brady and others
Aug. 22 – 31, 2014

Prices for subscription packages range from $72 to $78. Single-tickets range from $26 to $29.

Box Office: 518-962-4449

Website: www.depottheatre.org

ABOUT THE DEPOT

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”

For more information contact 518-962-4449 or visit depottheatre.org.