It's a season of premieres at the Depot Theatre

WESTPORT-The Depot Theatre is pleased to announce its 2011 main stage "Season of Premieres."

As usual, the Theatre's season encompasses dance, musicals, comedies, mysteries, and the potential for a freight train to thunder through during a performance. But this year, it also features the first-ever debut of four theatrical works.

The series begins on July 1 with the New York premiere of "Riffin' & Tappin," a high-energy chronicle of the history of tap in America and the growth of jazz. It's followed by Alan Ayckbourn's raucous "Living Together," a must-see comedy July 22 through Aug. 6.

The regional premiere of the sly musical "Wicked City," where Film Noir meets Greek tragedy runs Aug. 12 through Aug. 21, and the hilarious "Fully Committed," in which one actor plays 40 roles, will run Aug. 26 through Sept. 4.

The robust season wraps up on a high note from Sept. 9 through Sept. 18 with the world premiere of "The Cabbage Patch," a mystery/comedy by Daniel Lillford set in New Brunswick.

"These particular shows have been chosen to challenge and highlight the tremendous versatility of our theater," said Artistic Director Shami McCormick. "The synthesis of outstanding scripts, scores, choreography and our fantastic family of professional talent promises to deliver one of our best seasons ever."

For more information, season subscriptions, tickets and a complete schedule, contact the Box Office at 962-4449 or visit depottheatre.org.

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