Westport, N.Y. – The Depot Theatre will hold auditions for both the junior and senior BRTF youth theatre programs on June 1 beginning at 9am at the Depot Theatre, located at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Auditions for the junior program will be from 9am – 11am, and for the Senior program from noon-2pm.

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

For the auditions, program participants should arrive wearing comfortable shoes. Junior program participants should be prepared to learn a song, and sing and dance together in a group. Senior program participants should review the song “Suddenly Seymour,”  which is available for download at depottheatre.org/outreach.

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. Scholarships are available. 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. Registration can be completed at auditions.

Both productions will be directed by Diana McGuigan George, the Depot Theatre’s Outreach Program Coordinator, with musical direction by Adam Tilford, and choreography by Jackie Robertin.

Contact Diana McGuigan George with any questions regarding the 2019 BRTF program, including inquiries about scholarships. She can be reached by email at brtf@depottheatre.org or by phone at 518.962.8072.

More information about the program, sponsorship opportunities, playbill advertisements, and downloadable Participant Guidelines and online registration is now available at www.depottheatre.org/outreach.

Jackie Robertin leading dance rehearsals for the 2018 BRTF youth theatre program. (Photo courtesy Jill Lobdell Photography.)