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Adirondack summer youth theater opportunities announced

WESTPORT — Theaters throughout the North Country are collaborating to promote youth dramatic educational opportunities and live theater programming for the 2021 summer season.

In an effort to provide interested youth with a full menu of this summer’s theater education options, area theater producers have curated a current list of programs for youth, and they will continue to update events as new details evolve.

Current programs include the following:

¯ Adirondack Regional Theatre, Plattsburgh: “Frozen Jr.,” July 8-11.

¯ Book & Blanket Players Youth Musical-In-A-Week, Keene: Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice,” an original musical, July 11-18.

¯ Artistry Community Theatre, Willsboro: “Proof” (with student roles) July 14-18, and “Into the Woods” (with student roles), July 23-31.

¯ Depot Theatre Academy Summer 2021, Westport: in-person theater education program culminating in a production of “Into the Woods Jr.,” Aug. 9-22.

This information has been compiled by a new collaborative initiative spearheaded by the Depot Theatre and its Board of Trustees’ Education and Outreach Committee.

Collaborating organizations include the Adirondack Regional Theatre in Plattsburgh, Artistry Community Theatre in Willsboro, Adirondack Stage Rats based in Saranac Lake, Book & Blanket Players in Keene, Depot Theatre in Westport, Essex Theatre Company, and Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake.

Although in some cases, plans for summer 2021 live productions are not yet finalized, the group is committed to sharing resources and information as the region emerges from the pandemic lockdown.

“We’re pleased to participate in promoting our regional partners’ youth programs collectively, to assist parents and students as they organize their summer calendars,” said Kim Rielly, Depot Theatre executive director. “And although we’re still in the planning stages for our main stage season, it benefits us, and our patrons, to work together as we navigate a new, challenging theater production landscape.”

Regional youth program details can be found online at www.DepotTheatre.org.

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