Depot arts show continues; new season set

— The Depot Theatre in Westport continues its WOW-Women of Westport Art Show in the Depot Theatre Gallery located in the lobby of the 1876 train station.

“We are honored to be the host of the beautiful arts and crafts made by our local artists,” said Artistic Director, Shami McCormick. “All of the items are available for purchase and would make incredible gifts for anyone at the holiday season.”

Artists included in the exhibition include: Maurya Teale, Cynthia Schira, Kathy Kelley, Sheri Amsel, Linda Smyth, Elena Borstein, Dee Carroll, Vel Capewell, Carol Laughlin, Caroline Thompson, Stephanie Ames, Caroline Vanderhoof, Kathryn Cramer, Elizabeth Hartwell, and Meredith Johnston.

The Depot Theatre Gallery is open daily from 1 to 3 p.m. and by appointment by calling Shami McCormick at 962-8680.

35th season set

The Depot Theatre is proud to announce its 35th Anniversary Season.

The 2013 Main Stage Season begins on June 28 with “Route 66,” a world premier musical romantic 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.

On July 19, the Depot will open “Boeing-Boeing,” a hilarious farce about playboy Bernard as he juggles three flight attendant fiances - one American, one Italian, and one German - with careful planning and the reluctant assistance of his beleaguered housekeeper. 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.

Another world premiere musical opens on Aug. 9. “Funked-Up Fairytales,” is a collection of delightfully twisted fairy tales for sophisticated children and grown-up kids set in 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.

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