Educating the next generation of theater artists and patrons

January 12, 2017

Recently, we’ve devoted this column to individuals working to effect positive change in the Aspen-to-Parachute region. This week, we’re speaking with Paige Price and Graham Northrup of Theatre Aspen. Paige, who spent 10 years on Broadway as a performer, is now going into her 10th year as executive artistic director...

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Tall Tales, Young Talent, ‘Big Fish’

December 15, 2016

“You’re an Alabama boy!” Edward Bloom tells his son early on in the musical “Big Fish.” “We’ve got a story under every leaf and every stone.” But as much as Edward revels in unearthing and polishing (and embellishing) his tall tales, his...

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Theatre Aspen announces Hairspray as summer 2017 musical

November 23, 2016

By BARBARA PLATTS  Theatre Aspen announced Monday that the organization’s big summer production will be the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray.  This popular, feel-good story is set in the 1960s. It tells the tale of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair, who has dreams of being a...

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‘Hairspray’ leads Theatre Aspen 2017 season

November 23, 2016

The musical “Hairspray” will be Theatre Aspen’s main stage show for summer 2017, the company announced Tuesday. Based on the 1988 John Waters film about an early-1960s TV dance program and racial integration, “Hairspray” won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical. It ran for more than...

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Associate Artistic Director sought

November 10, 2016

SEEKING ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR  Theatre Aspen seeks an ambitious and energetic Artistic Associate. Reporting directly to Executive Artistic Director Paige Price, this new position will assist in executing the vision of Theatre Aspen, as part of the full-time staff supporting our core values. Responsibilities include overseeing the alignment and focus of Theatre...

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Why Aspen is the Hottest Summer Destination for the Super-Rich

October 16, 2016

by WHITNEY ROBINSON  JUL 15, 2016  Aspen has long been prized for its natural beauty, bountiful black diamonds, and cultural outlets that rival those of cities many times its size. Does that explain the hot real estate market for outsize primary residences? Perhaps it's connected to the recent expansion of the...

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‘Museum of Broken Relationships’ hits the stage after Aspen residency

August 25, 2016

An actual Museum of Broken Relationships exists. The odd collection of artifacts from breakups and failed couplings, conceived by two Croatian artists, began as a traveling exhibit a decade ago, making its way around the world and finding a permanent home in Zagreb, Croatia. “The Museum of Broken Relationships,” a musical...

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Musical Finds Inspiration in Broken Relationships

August 24, 2016

by By Nicole Birkhold, Time Out Staff Writer Thursday, August 18, 2016 They’re found in old shoeboxes. Or sometimes in the back of the bathroom drawer. Most people have one: a token or memento that is a reminder of a breakup, a loss, a heartache. Maybe it’s a lighter your high...

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Erin Davie and Colin Hanlon Set for New Musical Museum of Broken Relationships

August 17, 2016

Playbill.com BY RUTHIE FIERBERG AUG 16, 2016 Having worked on The Museum of Broken Relationships at The O’Neill Festival, book writer and lyricist David H. Bell, composer-lyricist Daniel Green and director Scott Evans bring their musical to Aspen for further development. The performance has just been announced as part...

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Letter to the Editor: Good memories never die

August 16, 2016

It wasn’t just the excellent performances — the singing, the dancing, the staging, the ABBA music. It was all that, of course, but it also was recalling the first time I fell in love, the second time in the ’70s and then the third time in the ’80s. You...

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