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.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
July 25 - 28
The Philipstown Depot Teen Players present the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Starring a passel of local teens and directed by Katie Bissinger. Paul Heckert serves as music director.
Some of our youngest actors, the Philipstown Depot Youth Players, present Matilda, their own take on the Roald Dahl classic. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing: The school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and starring the cream of Philipstown’s youngest crop of performers.
Directed by Christine Bokhour; musical direction by Paul Heckert.
Songs for a New Season
Saturday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Songs for a New Season presents songs from shows that Stones Throw Theater Company, a new professional theater in Putnam County, hopes to produce in their early seasons. Come and experience featured songs from Next To Normal, Smokey Joes Cafe, Urinetown, Once, and Godspell. Combining some of your favorite local talent and NYC professionals, this is an evening that is sure to delight. Which show is your favorite? Audiences will have the opportunity to choose their preferred show and cast their vote to selecting STTCs first fully produced show!
Aery theatre co. 13th annual 20/20 One-Act Festival
Aery Theatre Company returns for another festival of original one-act plays. It’s an annual event bearing an annual truth: You haven’t seen anything like it. Click here for a preliminary lineup.