35th Anniversary Season at the Westport Depot Theatre
2013 DEPOT THEATRE
35th Anniversary Season
Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays at 8 PM
Saturdays at 3 PM · Thursdays, Sundays at 5 PM
(unless otherwise noted)
June 28 - July 14
*World Premiere Musical*
Book by Jerold Goldstein & William Squier
Music by Fred Stark, Lyrics by William Squier
ROUTE 66 is a new romantic musical comedy about a charmingly neurotic big-city journalist and the cowboy photographer with whom she teams up to tell the captivating and quirky stories of the historic old highway. In the process of discovering the beauty of the small towns of America that follow ROUTE 66, the two of them fall in love – not only with one another, but with the good ol’ U.S.A. In the Depot’s tradition of bringing new musicals that feel as comfortable as your favorite sweater, ROUTE 66 features catchy story-songs and clever down-home lyrics that move to the rhythm of America.
• No show on Thursday, July 4
• Additional show on Friday, July 5 at 3 PM
• Saturday, July 6 shows at 3 PM and 7PM
July 19 - August 4
*Tony Winner of Best Revival of a Play 2008*
Written by Marc Camoletti,
Adapted by Beverley Cross
In this hilarious farce, playboy Bernard juggles three flight attendant fiances - one American, one Italian, and one German - with careful planning and the reluctant assistance of his beleaguered housekeeper. But weather delays and the invention of a faster Boeing jet bring all three to Paris - and Bernard’s apartment - at the same time, sending his elaborate love life into chaos. If you’ve ever secretly wished that “Mad Men” was a comedy, then the seductively silly BOEING BOEING is for you!
*Some material may not be suitable for all audience members.
Parental discretion is advised for children under the age of 13.*
August 9 - August 25
FUNKED UP FAIRYTALES
*World Premiere Musical*
Music, Book, Lyrics by Kirsten Childs
FUNKED UP FAIRYTALES is a collection of delightfully twisted fairy tales for sophisticated children and grown-up kids. Welcome to the world of Titania, Faireetheeya, and Magikwanda, three street-smart teenage fairies with plenty of wise-cracking attitude - and a final Fairyland Academy exam that they must pass to graduate and earn their Happy Ending Crowns. In the process, they turn things upside-down, all to a soundtrack of genre-bending songs that all ages will be singing for days afterward! FUNKED UP FAIRYTALES is an off beat cartoon brought to life onstage, with jokes, songs, and characters that will appeal to all ages, those young of years and those young of heart!
• No 8 PM show on Saturday, August 10 (Gala)
August 30 - September 15
“You don’t need to be a football fan to enjoy Lombardi.” - ABC News
By Eric Simonson
Football’s Super Bowl trophy is named for the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers. Few people, however, know the real story of Vince Lombardi the man - his inspirations, his passions, and his ability to drive people to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Based on David Maraniss’ book When Pride Still Mattered – A Life of Vince Lombardi, this hit Broadway play explores Lombardi’s relationship with his wife, Marie, and three of his legendary players during a pivotal week in 1965. LOMBARDI is the perfect way to welcome the beautiful early Autumn of the Adirondacks - with a celebration of football, teamwork, and tradition! Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.