The Miner Keys

Theatre Aspen is delighted to announce

A NEW performance-based cabaret show choir for singers in grades 8-12. 

Brought to you with the generous support of Rachel and Rick Klausner.

Audition Information | Rehearsals | PerformancesWho are The Miner Keys? | What is a Show Choir? | What will I Experience? 


Auditions for the SPRING 2018 SEASON of THE MINER KEYS is Saturday, February 16 at Basalt Middle School

What to prepare: Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary song (about 1 verse and a chorus). Please bring sheet music (preferred) or an instrumental track (karaoke, etc).

NEW STUDENTS ONLY: Sign up for an AUDITION time here: 

PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS may register here: 

Interested or have further questions? Let us know by sending an email to tas@theatreaspen.org

When are Rehearsals?

The compact rehearsal schedule begins March 4 and runs daily for 2 weeks at Basalt Middle School from 5 to 7:30pm.

When will we Perform?

The Miner Keys will have a kick-off performance at the end of the 2-week rehearsal process (time/date tbd). They will perform as an opener to the Spring Youth Production of The Phantom Tollbooth, at Private Events and more! Check back soon for more bookings.

More to Come!


Who are the Miner Keys?

Theatre Aspen’s new premiere valley-wide performance group consists of students in Grades 9-12 who LOVE to sing and perform! They are committed to excellence and to learning the art of vocal and physical performance through cabaret and show choir. They can rock a mic solo, as well as hold tight harmonies and sing a capella. On top of that, they can MOVE! They are led by a Music Director Shanti Gruber and an Artistic Director/Choreographer who will teach, coach, and prepare the group to perform. The name is a nod to our silver mining past.


What is a Show Choir?

Ever seen Glee? Then you know what we’re aiming for! Students from all backgrounds who come together for one reason: to light up the stage with song and tight choreography, and kick the entertainment factor into high gear! In some areas, Show Choirs attract some of the most elite teen singers, and even have National Championships. We just want to blow our audiences away with the music, movement and performance professionalism that our students will learn as members of the Miner Keys!

What will I Experience?

Every member of the MINER KEYS will receive instruction in choral technique, as well as solo singing and movement performance coaching. What’s more, every season you will rock out at numerous performances at civic events (4th of July, Tree Lightings, etc), Theatre Aspen functions (our annual Costume Gala, Season Openers, and more), as well as private parties. It is a great way to gain Self-Confidence, Empathy, Self-Discipline, Aesthetic Appreciation and even Physical Fitness, all while having a BLAST! They are also great opportunities for exercising Leadership and Collaboration.

During Summer 2018 the Miner Keys performed at various events including Theatre Aspen's Season Sneak Peak, Aspen's Independence Day Parade, Theatre Aspen's Summer Splash, and many other exciting private events!

This selective performance group is only $250 per season (Summer, Fall/Winter, Spring), plus a small costume fee. Scholarships are available and Theatre Aspen has never turned away a student for financial need.