Cabaret shines spotlight on teens

May 7, 2016

Most theater productions have a couple of stars and an ensemble that backs them up. Theatre Aspen School’s Spring Cabaret is quite the opposite — on purpose. “The goal of this production is to give all the actors an equal chance to be onstage,” director Alie Walsh said. &ldquo...

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Aspen Theatre comes out against Power Plant proposal

April 22, 2016

The leader of Theatre Aspen emailed city leaders and elected officials Wednesday expressing her opposition to the Aspen Power Plant project, saying it will disrupt the nonprofit’s summer programming. “After careful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I cannot in good conscience support the recent efforts of the...

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New Heights at Theatre Aspen

March 30, 2016

NEW  HEIGHTS With award-winning new productions, nationally recognized actors and a high-tech new home, Theatre Aspen enters a new era of artistic excellence. By Sue Hostetler It’s been said that industrialist and well-known Aspen developer Walter Paepcke and his wife, Elizabeth, envisioned our little...

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Mamma to Lead Summer Season at Theatre Aspen

January 20, 2016

Theatre Aspen will launch its 33rd season with the regional premiere of the Broadway megahit musical “Mamma Mia!,” the nonprofit announced Tuesday. The musical, based on the songs of ABBA, will open June 24 and run in repertory with the one-man comedy “Buyer and Cellar” and the musical &ldquo...

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Aspen’s ‘best’ in theater: 2015

January 2, 2016

Aspen's 'best' in theater: 2015 This summer at the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Festival, I donned chain mail and picked up a sword for a short, less-than-serious attempt at Shakespearean acting. In the class with Shakespeare scholars Ken and Carol Adelman, and TV director Jay Sandrich, the main thing I learned...

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Sean Kehoe Joins Theatre Aspen as GM

October 25, 2015

Theatre Aspen announced the hiring of Aspenite Sean Kehoe to fill the position of General Manager, beginning in early November.  Kehoe has worked in many capacities with the Aspen Music Festival and School, for the better part of 12 years. He began his formal theatre training at Iowa...

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BroadwayWorld: Theatre Aspen Receives State Grant from Colorado Creative Industries

October 20, 2015

by BWW News Desk   Theatre Aspen announced today that the organization has received a grant of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) from the Colorado Creative Industries, a state agency. This grant was awarded through CCI's Colorado Creates Program and will support the theatre's general operations. State grants are awarded through a competitive...

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The Pasadena Playhouse Announces the Cast of “Breaking Through” A World Premiere Musical

September 28, 2015

From STAFF REPORTS - http://www.pasadenanow.com/ Published : Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | 2:21 PM The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps) announced today full casting for “Breaking Through”, a world premiere musical, with book by Kirsten Guenther, and music and lyrics by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz. The production is choreographed by...

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Aspenite’s ‘The Agent’ comes to Theatre Fest

August 25, 2015

Aspenite's 'The Agent' comes to Theatre Fest One horrible boss brings two Hollywood dreamers together in Aspenite Scott Martin’s new play “The Agent,” which gets its first staged reading tonight at the Aspen Theatre Fest. The two-character comedy stars Allen E. Read (seen earlier this summer in Theater...

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Entering the Spotlight: Artists Get the Chance to Debut Works in Front of Aspen Audience

August 21, 2015

by Christine Benedetti It takes about seven years for original musicals to come to fruition.    Andrew Butler and Andrew Farmer are five years into the making of theirs (counting from when the idea was first uttered), and it brings a story of love, coming of age and swampland Florida to Aspen....

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