What A Summer—We Had A Ball!
October 17, 2016
In the heat of a stressful election year, our goal this summer season was to entertain and inspire by delivering outstanding theatre to all of our patrons; and we are proud to announce that this season was everything we hoped it would be and more. In fact, it was one for the record books!
Mamma Mia! sold-out a record 19 shows, while we hit yet another milestone when a record number of brand new patrons came to TA last summer. In total, over 12,000 patrons passed through the Hurst Theatre this summer and we are so grateful for the opportunity to introduce our vibrant productions to new audiences.
Dear Edwina, directed by our own Paige Price, enchanted audiences of all ages and proved we are never too old for great advice. Andrew Travers of the Aspen Times had this to say, "Mamma Mia! may have been the good-time hit of the summer at Theatre Aspen, but the one-man show Buyer & Cellar was the play of the season thanks to Jeffrey Correia’s bittersweet turn as the shopkeeper in Barbra Streisand’s basement."
In August, the second annual Aspen Theatre Festival delivered the promising new musical The Museum of Broken Relationships. Stay tuned for exciting news about the 2017 Third Annual Aspen Theatre Festival! Theatre Aspen's commitment to new work has put us on course to be an important incubator for the artists and art that will be the future of theatre!
This season was made possible through the generous support of season sponsors ANB Bank, Nancy Wall & Chuck Wall, Soledad & Bob Hurst, Darlynn & Tom Fellman, Jim & Brenda Grusecki, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Allison & Warren Kanders, Steven Shane - Compass Real Estate, Terri & Tony Caine, Melanie Sturm & Marc Zachary, and and the Aspen Club & Spa.
Thanks to everyone who supported Theatre Aspen this summer. We are busily planning our 2017 season!