Theatre Aspen Goes Underground with Barbra Streisand in ‘Buyer & Cellar’

July 26, 2016

Part absurd truth, part fiction, the one-man show “Buyer & Cellar” takes place in the decadent mini-mall that Barbra Streisand built for herself in the basement of her California mansion. The luxurious lair is the factual part of the story, inspired by Streisand’s 2010 coffee table book “My Passion...

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July 20, 2016

Theatre Aspen took home eight Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards on Monday night for its 2015 season, including Outstanding Production of a Musical for “Cabaret” and the Outstanding Season by a Company award for its four-show repertory last summer. “Cabaret” also took home two acting trophies: Jon Peterson...

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Theatre Aspen Dear Edwina opens Friday

July 17, 2016

Now it’s the kids’ turn at Theatre Aspen, as the company opens its third show of the 2016 summer season. This year’s young people’s show, “Dear Edwina,” opens today and runs through Aug. 13. The musical comedy follows the adventures of a plucky 13-year-old problem solver ...

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Mamma Mia Dances Off Broadway

July 4, 2016

BY CHRISTINE BENEDETTI, TIME OUT STAFF WRITER PHOTOS BY  JEREMY SWANSON “Mamma Mia” may be one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, spanning 15 years after opening in 1999 and closing in 2015, but it’s completely new to smaller theaters. It only made its regional theater debut in May, and...

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Theatre Aspen receives 25 Henry Award Nominations

June 26, 2016

THEATRE ASPEN NETS 25 HENRY AWARD NOMINATIONS CABARET AND OTHER DESERT CITIES MOST-NOMINATED SHOWS Aspen, Colorado (June 21, 2016) Theatre Aspen announced today that the organization has received twenty-five nominations for the Colorado Theatre Guild (CTG) Henry Awards, for their 2015 summer season, which included Cabaret (by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff), Peter and...

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Dancing Queens: ‘Mamma Mia!’ opens Theatre Aspen season

June 23, 2016

Dancing Queens: 'Mamma Mia!' opens Theatre Aspen season If ever there’s been a time we’ve needed a disco-tinged dose of musical theater escapism, the tumultuous summer of 2016 and the all-consuming frenzy of the presidential election season is it. So Theatre Aspen is taking a chance on “Mamma...

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Theatre Aspen Announces 2016 Casting

June 16, 2016

Theatre Aspen Sets Casting for MAMMA MIA! & More Theatre Aspen announced casting for the organization's upcoming season of summer shows, which includes MAMMA MIA!, Buyer & Cellar and Dear Edwina. The repertory season will open June 24th with the global megahit MAMMA MIA!, with the largest cast ever presented on the...

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Most Anticipated Summer Arts Events of 2016

June 14, 2016

ASPEN TIMES: MOST ANTICIPATED SUMMER ARTS EVENTS OF 2016 A lot of summer getaway destinations have found a niche in the arts — Tanglewood for classical music, for instance, or Jacob’s Pillow for dance. But where else except Aspen could you, on any given summer day, see world-class contemporary art and have...

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The Age Old Question

June 9, 2016

Aspen Times: The Age Old Question When the Aspen Music Festival and School board of trustees began discussing strategies for bringing younger audiences to its concerts a few years ago, president and CEO Alan Fletcher asked facetiously, “By younger patrons, does that mean under 70?” The Music Festival’s summer...

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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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