Fred Balzac wrote a review of the Depot Theatre‘s Route 66 for Lake Champlain Weekly. If you haven’t had a chance to see the play yet, then give this article a read through to see what you’re missing. Or if you have seen the musical, then read it for the comments from the production crew and because of it’s insightful analysis.
It’s a classic “road movie” romantic comedy. She’s a 30-ish big-city, freelance journalist writer looking to reel in that one whale of a story to jump-start her career [at] a time when both her life and her work are at a crossroads. He’s a cowboy photographer who drinks too much and talks too little but whose images can reveal the soul of America.
They meet, despise each other immediately and set off together captive to a cross-country journey that is bound to forever alter their lives.[…]
Only this isn’t a movie. It’s a story that takes place live in the snug confines of the stage at The Depot Theatre, the professional Actor’s Equity summer stock theater in Westport, N.Y. And it is accompanied by songs–words and music, that along with the show’s book, are being introduced to paying audiences for the very first time. (Lake Champlain Weekly)
Read the entire article online here (starts on page 17).
For another perspective on Route 66, read our review of the show here.
See the Show
Route 66 will finish at the Depot Theatre this weekend. Take your last chance to see it! Shows will be at 8PM Friday, 3PM and 8PM Saturday, and the final show is 5PM Sunday. Call the Box Office at (518) 962-4449 to get your seats.
- A Review of Depot Theatre’s Route 66 (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Depot Theatre Mixer Welcomes Route 66 Cast & Staff (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Depot Theatre: Route 66 (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)