OUTREACH

2019 BRTF Youth Theatre Program

Auditions: June 1 at the Depot Theatre.
Juniors: 9am-11am. Seniors: Noon-2pm

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AUDITIONS

Rehearsals and performances will be held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall.

Junior program (ages 8-12):
Production:
THE LION KING JR.

SPONSORED BY: BROOKS AND JOAN FORTUNE FAMILY FOUNDATION

Rehearsals begin July 15, with performances on August 2, 3 and 4

Directed by Diana McGuigan George, program coordinator.
Musical Direction by Adam Tilford.
Choreography by Jackie Robertin.

Junior Program registration includes:

  • 3 weeks of rehearsals at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, culminating in three performances.
  • 2 tickets to each performance of LION KING JR.
  • Live musical accompaniment for rehearsals and performances.
  • Theatre 101 lessons (elements of the stage, etc.) by the director.
  • Opportunities to interact with and learn from visiting professional theatre personnel.
  • 1 ticket per participant to a performance of “ANIMAL TALES: Piano By Nature goes to the Depot” at the Depot Theatre on August 7, 2019.

Senior program (ages 12 and up):
Production:
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

SPONSORED BY: CHAZY & WESTPORT TELEPHONE/WESTELCOM

Rehearsals begin July 29, with performances on August 9, 10 and 11.

Directed by Diana McGuigan George, program coordinator.
Musical Direction by Adam Tilford.
Choreography by Jackie Robertin.

Senior Program registration includes:

  • 2 weeks of rehearsals at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, culminating in three performances.
  • 2 tickets to each performance of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.
  • Live musical accompaniment for rehearsals and performances.
  • Opportunities to interact and learn from visiting professional theatre personnel.
  • Participants to attend a main stage tech rehearsal at the Depot Theatre, followed by a Q&A session with the director/actors/staff.

Registration

REGISTRATION FEE:

The registration fee is $250 per participant. For families with more than one child participating in the program, the fee for the additional participants is $180/child.

NOTE: Multiple child discount is not available online. If registering additional participants at the $180/child rate, please download, print and send in the Participation Guidelines and Registration Form.

The registration fee must be received by the 2019 auditions on June 1. This fee, a signed participant guidelines form and a signed actor’s agreement form for each child must be received by July 15, 2019. 

SCHOLARSHIPS:

The registration fee may be waived in cases of financial hardship. Generally actors will be considered for a scholarship if they qualify for the free and reduced price lunch program at school. To be considered for a scholarship, please contact Diana McGuigan George at (518) 962.8072 or BRTF@depottheatre.org. This information will be kept strictly confidential.

Resources

News

  • Depot Theatre BRTF Youth Theatre Program Auditions set for June 1! READ MORE
  • Depot Theatre announces 2019 BRTF Youth Theatre Program details  READ MORE
  • Cast announced for BRTF Junior production of Willy Wonka READ MORE
  • Enrollment open and auditions set for 2018 Boquet River Theatre Festival  READ MORE
  • Depot Theatre to host informational gathering for BRTF program on April 25 . READ MORE
  • Depot Theatre takes Boquet River Theatre Festival under its wing READ MORE

The Depot Theatre presents Boquet River Theatre Festival

  • Junior program (ages 8-12)
  • Senior program (ages 12 and up)


The Depot Theatre features the Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) children’s theatre as their signature education and outreach program.

Created in 1993, the BRTF Program was an organization that was designed to provide young people with theatrical training and experience. Each summer, BRTF has featured 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.

Questions about the program are welcomed by the Depot’s Outreach Program Coordinator, Diana McGuigan George, at brtf@depottheatre.org.

Rehearsals for the 2018 production of WILLY WONKA JR.

BRTF 2017 production of “Madagascar”

BRTF 2017 senior program production of “The Drowsy Chaperone”

Past Depot Theatre Outreach programs

Over the years, The Depot Theatre has championed a number of outreach programs, from providing support for local school theatre programs, to the Depot’s Young Actor Apprentice Program and special Apprentice Program Theatre Arts Workshop.  

Alisa Endsley, Broadway and West End performer leads the voice instruction at the Depot Theatre’s Apprentice Program Theatre Arts Workshop at the Westport Heritage House.

Broadway actor and Interim Producing Director Jonathan Hadley directing the Westport Central School play in 2015.

On the Depot stage for a tech lesson as part of the Apprentice Program Theatre Arts Workshop in 2015.


View archived photos from the Depot Theatre Apprentice Program.