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Conte to perform, name your price nights at Depot

— The Depot Theatre, a nonprofit professional theatre in its thirty-third season, will present an evening of jazz standards performed by singer and bassist, Chris Conte, on Wednesday , Aug. 17, at 8 p.m.

Conte has played bass and sung back-up vocals in two recent Depot productions: “Always, Patsy Cline” and “Riffin’ and Tappin’.”

Tickets are $12, and are available online at depottheatre.org, by calling 962-4449, or at the door. Seating is limited, and reservations are encouraged. Chris Conte appears as part of the Depot Theatre’s “Tonight Only” series featuring local and regional performers, musicians and storytellers on select Wednesdays throughout the summer. To learn more about the Tonight Only series, visit depottheatre.org/tonight-only.

Name Your Price Nights continue

The Depot Theatre will continue to offer its “Name Your Price Night,” program during the 2011 season.

Name Your Price Night is the first Monday of each production at the Depot Theatre, and patrons are encouraged to name whatever price they feel is appropriate to see the show

“The Depot Theatre is a nonprofit, and we’re supported by a lot of different sources,” Chris Casquilho, Managing Director of the Depot Theatre, said. “The Town of Westport owns our building, and we get a lot of in-kind and discounted services from businesses. Our feeling is that if you can see the building, you should be able to enjoy what goes on there – so we want everyone to have a chance to come, and not have to decide between seeing live theatre and paying a bill or filling up their car.”

Name Your Price Night started at the Depot in 2008, and has been underwritten by Stewarts Shops, National Grid, Weichert Realtors/Venture North, High Peaks Carpentry, Rose and Kiernan Insurance, and other local and regional businesses. Name Your Price Nights for upcoming productions at the Depot are: August 15th for “Wicked City” (a musical spoof on detective movies), August 29th for “Fully Committed” (an outrageous one-man comedy), and September 12th for the World Premier of the romantic mystery “The Cabbage Patch.”

All Name Your Price Nights are Mondays at 8 p.m. Name Your Price tickets must be purchased in person, are non-refundable, and each person is limited to four tickets. For more information, call the Depot Theatre box office at 962-4449.

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