Plays, musicals and readings; one-person shows and full-cast productions; black-box minimalism and tromp l’oeil sets with trapdoors and pulleys. The Depot Stage hosts a world of creativity.


The cake by Bekah Brunstetter

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.

The seventh installment in the series Dialogues with Drama, brought to you by Excellent Creature in cooperation with the Philipstown Depot Theatre.

See above description, and join us for lively discussion after the reading.

Depot Youth Theatre presents:

Willy Wonka, Jr.

Nov. 3 - 12

Directed by Christine Bokhour with assistance by Karen Kapoor. Fun times on the way as a madcap group of hopefuls search for and win their Golden Tickets to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

The show will be performed by two distinct casts.

Friday Nov. 3 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday Nov. 4 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Sunday Nov. 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Friday Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday Nov. 11 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Sunday Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m.

My Queer Youth

Saturday, Nov. 18, 8:00 p.m.

Phil Geoffrey Bond’s tale of growing up gay amongst the cornfields of southern Indiana, My Queer Youth is a funny and poignant look at what it’s like to be different. From invading the showtune section of the local public library to asking a boy out on a date, a deep affection for Barbra Streisand to a political and personal awakening, My Queer Youth follows a precocious young man’s journey into manhood.

Featuring the music of:

Jeff Bowen, Jerry Herman, John Lennon, Randy Newman, Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein, Bill Russell & Janet Hood, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, & Lennie Watts


Jenn Lee Andrews (Broadway’s Les Miserables, Grand Hotel); Christine Bokhour (Broadway’s Chicago); Karen Mack (Wicked); Rob Maitner (Urinetown); Sally Mayes (Tony nominee, She Loves Me); Lisa Sabin (Sondheim Unplugged); Lucia Spina (Broadway’s Kinky Boots, South Pacific); Lennie Watts (award-winning cabaret artist)

Music Direction by John Fischer; Jacob Yates, cello

Steel Magnolias

Dec. 1, 2, 3; 8, 9, 10; 15, 16, 17

Friends, hair, southern twang. Sally Mayes (top-shelf actor and cabaret singer) directs Robert Harling's much-loved drama/comedy about the lives of six southern women and the friendships that bind them.