Theatre Aspen’s mission is to entertain, enlighten, enrich, educate and challenge the residents and visitors of the Roaring Fork Valley through professional quality theatrical productions, new play development initiatives and a broad spectrum of education programs.
Our unofficial mission is to be Excellent and Fun, and these characteristics guide us in presenting a philosophy and personality that is consistent and we hope, infectious. With the advent of social media, we found that we needed an additional guideline for how we present ourselves to the world that was honest and clear. – Paige Price, Artistic Director
What’s On 2013 > Shows >
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June 21 – Aug 17, 2013
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera overflows with melodies that are already standards; its powerful affirmation of the human spirit has made LES MISÉRABLES a popular masterpiece. 2 hours, 45 minutes, including intermission. Some innuendo and violence, not for children under 10. More Info >>
July 5 – Aug 15, 2013
Fully Committed is rapid-fire funny without being slapstick or obvious, and it does so via an inventive one-man conceit that has one actor playing 40 parts in 75 minutes!
Sam is an actor working as a reservations clerk in the basement of an excruciatingly fashionable Manhattan restaurant. It’s December. He’s got a recently widowed father home alone in South Bend, an absurdly dysfunctional work environment, and a stage career stuck on a treadmill of disappointment. Sam spends virtually the entire play on the phone, carrying on both ends of the conversations with a pleading, screaming, entitled public. Good for all ages, though over 12 recommended.
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July 11 – Aug 17, 2013
The time of the action is “an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.” It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the a championship baseball game, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. The show features the classic song Happiness, as well as a contemporary score highlighting the talents of the six-member cast. For all ages. 75 minutes. More Info >>
July 28, 2013
Cross That River, a musical about the Black West, is an entertaining and personal story of hardship and enduring perseverance. We follow Blue from tragedy on the plantation, through his escape and freedom, and then to his final resting place. Ultimately, Cross That River is a patriotic tale about our single most precious birthright – freedom.