the Deposit Theater will become easy going theaterwith a decidedly anomalous (and eclectic) three-show lineup for the 2022 Mainstage season, which features a Sondheim tribute, gripping drama, and a chillingly hilarious musical. The only professional equity theater in the Adirondacks, the Deposit will continue to adhere to government and Actors’ Equity health and safety guidelines.

“Just as we creatively manage the onstage reaction to trains interrupting our performances, we are prepared for all the protocols we will need to implement to protect our actors and clients,” said Kim Rielly, Deposit Theater Executive Director. “As in 2021, we appreciate everyone’s support and flexibility to enable the live experience. theater again!”

The season opens with the humorous, poignant and sophisticated musical revue, PUT TOGETHER. This show is a celebration of the stage and screen work of multi-time Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim, the greatest theatrical composer/lyricist of our time. Sondheim died in 2021 at the age of 91. The show weaves a lyrical story around the emotions and relationships of five guests attending a cocktail party in Manhattan, and it features material from a number of Sondheim’s works, including ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, COMPANY, FOLIES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, SWEENEY TODD, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and INTO THE WOODS. The show will take place from From June 30 to July 17.

Next step for the season, which begins From July 21 to August 7, is the controversial and gripping drama, OLEANNA, which includes electrifying dialogue, flamboyant emotion, and a sobering ending. The play begins when an anxious college student meets with her professor about her grades, and ends with a complaint to the college for her allegedly inappropriate behavior. The audience is challenged to choose sides as the serene campus turns into a battleground for justice: they believe he has done nothing wrong, and she feels violated and demands atonement.

The season ends in the wacky, upside-down world of THE ADDAMS FAMILY – NEW MUSIC. In this comedic feast set to music, the beloved, dark and macabre girl, Wednesday is now an eighteen-year-old who has fallen in love with a sweet, intelligent boy from a “normal” family, and for To make matters worse, she invited her parents to dinner at the Addams’. Performances of THE ADDAMS FAMILY will be August 11-28.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY also provides an opportunity for local comedians.

“As actors associated with the capital theaterwe are required to pick a certain ratio of Equity members to non-Equity members for our collective season,” said Kenney Green, the Depositproduction art director. “This year, we’re thrilled to have brokered an opportunity to offer multiple roles for locals in the final show.”

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 518.962.4449 starting June 1. As policies evolve, updates will be posted online and at Deposit. More details, additional events and updates can be found online at DepotTheatre.org.

The Depot Theater’s outdoor box office was one of many health and safety protocol changes in 2021. The Depot is planning a three-show lineup for the main stage’s 2022 summer season. Photo courtesy of Depot Theater General Manager Kim Rielly.

ABOUT DEPOSIT THEATER: the Deposit Theater is a non-profit professional association theater located in a historic 1876 train station in Westport, NY, and is the only theater in the Adirondacks which operates under an agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of directors, the theater depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and raising awareness of the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Deposit Theater invites everyone to “travel without leaving the station”. the Deposit TheaterThe 2022 programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the New York State Governor and Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Adirondack Foundation – Generous Deeds Fund and the Essex County Arts Council.

the Deposit Theater The Academy is a solid educational experience for young people in the region and a path for those who wish to pursue a profession in theater– whether backstage or on stage.

PUT TOGETHER

July 1-July 17, 2022

Preview at $25 on June 30

Words and Music by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Designed by Stephen Sondheim and Julia McKenzie

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

RATED: PG

PRODUCTION SPONSOR: The Galley Restaurant and Bar at Westport Marina

OLEANNA

July 22 – August 7, 2022

Preview at $25 on July 21

By David Mamet

RATED: PG-13 (Parental guidance strongly recommended.)

PRODUCTION SPONSOR: Mountain Lake PBS

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

NEW MUSIC

August 12-28, 2022

$25 Preview August 11

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE

Lyrics and music by ANDREW LIPPA

Based on characters created by Charles Addams

Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theaters/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals; By special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical

RATED: G

PRODUCTION SPONSOR: Chazy Westport Communications/Westelcom

Top photo: Depot Theater photo.

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