UPDATE: Performing an outdoor production requires a lot of challenges, and of course, the weather is unpredictable. This weekend it looks like it is going to rain, with a probable thunder/lightning storm Thursday night. Considering this, the Depot Theatre has made the decision to move our performances of INTO THE WOODS, JR. indoors at the Whallonsburg Grange.

As the CDC has now placed Essex County in a “High Transmission” zone – the audience will be limited to vaccinated members of the immediate household of participants. Masks will still be required for both the audience and cast/crew. 
Performances will be recorded so that the families can enjoy the wonderful work these artists have done!



Whallonsburg, NY — All are invited to attend the performances of the Depot Theatre Academy production of INTO THE WOODS, JR., which will be held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on August 20 at 7pm, August 21 at 7pm, and August 22 at 2pm. 

The Depot Theatre Academy is an education and outreach program for artists ages 8 and older, led by theatre professionals from the only professional Equity theatre in the Adirondack Park.

The Depot Theatre Academy summer 2021 program features both junior and senior participants, and included workshops led by Actors’ Equity Association professionals in acting, voice, and dance, culminating this year’s production.

The senior participants ages 13 and older, will also be performing alongside Depot Theatre professionals in a special Academy Cabaret on Friday, August 27 at 8pm inside the Whallonsburg Grange.

Donations are welcomed for tickets for both programs, which will be available on site only for each performance.

The Depot Theatre Academy summer youth program is generously sponsored by the Rogers-Carroll Family Foundation. The Depot Theatre Academy is underwritten by The Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation.

For more information or to donate online, visit DepotTheatre.org. Contact the Depot Theatre box office with any questions at 518.962.4449 or tickets@depottheatre.org.




  • Friday, August 20 at 7pm 
  • Saturday, August 21 at 7pm 
  • Sunday, August 22 at 2pm


  • August 27, at 8pm


The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and it is the only theatre in the Adirondacks that 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 2021 programming 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 Adirondack Foundation – Generous Acts Fund and the Essex County Arts Council.

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.