If I could wish the supporters of the Depot Theatre anything, it would be that they could enjoy the type of beautiful weather we had this past weekend, whenever they are here with us in Westport. I had some lucky friends visit over Memorial Day Weekend (our first out-of-town guests!) who really got to see Westport and the gorgoeus North Country at its best.
Before I get started on this week's blog, let me give a great big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our kick-off Bingo event (& a thank you to our awesome Board who put it all together!). It was a lot of fun and people left with great cash payouts and fabulous prizes.
Aside from working on all of the incredible things coming up at the Depot Theatre - some soon (Soup & A Play Reading on Sunday, April 29! Kick-off Bingo on Saturday, May 5!) and some less soon (Rummage Sale over Memorial Day Weekend! Opening Night on June 22!), it hasn't been difficult to keep busy and entertained in my off-Depot Theatre hours.
Just your friendly-neighborhood-professional-theatre-located-in-a-working-train-station-smack-dab-in- the-gorgeous-Adirondacks new Managing Director reporting on our upcoming season and lots of other exciting news coming your way from the Depot!
Kent Burnham* (Rory O’Rourke) is very excited to back at The Depot, having appeared in Almost, Maine in 2009. Recent credits include Wittenberg, Orphans, Awake and Sing, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Tempest, Of Mice and Men, and Night of the Iguana.
Director and actor Beth Glover appeared in the first production of Wicked City at the Mason Street Warehouse in Michigan, and brought the fast-pace spoof of the detective genre to our attention. Beth kindly agreed to direct the Depot Theatre production, and below are her notes about the show.
Here's a picture of the gang on the set of Living Together (it's not done yet!) Pictured: Charlie Jicha (Scenic), Atlas Manning (Tech Assistant), David Howson (Research Project Coordinator), Kate Imboden (Research Project Assistant), Tammi Miller (Assistant Stage Manager), Robert Norman (Technical Director), Kelly Fayton (Assistant Technical Director), Gary Burlew (Lighting Designer). There are more people, but they were busy elsewhere...
BETH GLOVER* (Ruth) is delighted to be back at the Depot with Chris Jones and the fine company of Living Together. Last year Beth was Rona in Spelling Bee. The year before, Ruth in Round and Round the Garden and she directed Heroes. It's been 14 years since she was Adelaide in Guys & Dolls!! Wow!! Thank you Shami for all of the wonderful opportunities.
Jeff Foote (BUCK) is excited to be a part of the NY premiere of Riffin & Tappin. This marks Jeff’s debut at the Depot. Regional credits include Hairspray, Ragtime, Lady Be Good and Man Who Came To Dinner at Surflight Theater. He was also a ensemble member in 42nd Street with Jersey Shore Entertainment in Reno, NV and played Sammy Davis Jr. in “Tribute To The Rat Pack”.