What's On 2014 > Shows
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June 24 - August 9
A group of unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York come together to raise money by taking off their clothes in a one-night performance, emulating the touring Chippendales-style companies that have bewitched the town's working women. Down on their luck and emasculated by the women in their lives, the men overcome body issues, sexist views, bigotry, and plain old fear to find strength and confidence in each other, ultimately taking it all off with pride.
There is great heart to THE FULL MONTY, and the themes expressed in the show, about taking charge of one's life and following one's dreams are great lessons for everyone. The pop/rock score featuring fantastic lyrics is funny and tuneful. Rated: Naughty! Adult themes and language, not recommended for children.
''The Full Monty'' is that rare aggressive crowd pleaser that you don't have to apologize for liking.” – Ben Brantley, New York Times
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July 1 - August 16
Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and novel), this LITTLE WOMEN follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up facing the absence of their father as he serves in the Civil War. Even thought the musical's score is contemporary, the beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and explores the ongoing issues the girls face, like young love, hope, ambition and longing.
Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious contemporary music, dancing and heart. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope -- the sounds of a young America finding its voice. Rated: Nice! For all ages (recommended 8 years and older). More Info >>
July 22 - August 16
The Cottage, a new comedy inspired by the works of Noel Coward, is set in the idyllic English countryside in 1923. A tale of sex, betrayal and, oh yes, love, unfolds when Sylvia Van Kipness decides to expose her love affair to her husband and her lover’s wife. The true meanings of fate, identity and marriage are called into question as a surprising, hilarious web of secrets unravels in this ridiculous—and potentially murderous—romantic comedy. Rated: Naughty! (Ages 12+)
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August 10, 2014
Better than The Voice! Theatre Aspen's new apprentice program features ten aspiring professionals. During the week they are on stage or backstage; now, you'll see them produce and perform their own collection of musical favorites. Don't miss this destined-to-be-packed show, brimming with the most exciting young talent you'll see this summer. Showtime 7 pm, at the Hurst Theatre. Duration 70 minutes. More Info >>
May 31, 2014
Theatre Aspen announced the launch of a new play development series today, with the early workshopping of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater musical Alice By Heart, based on the Lewis Carroll novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Sheik and Sater are best known for their 2007 rock musical Spring Awakening which won eight Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.
From the creators of Spring Awakening, comes Alice by Heart: a fresh, modern, musical take on Alice in Wonderland. Originally commissioned by London’s Royal National Theatre: Connections, Alice by Heart features a book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), lyrics by Sater, and music by Duncan Sheik. Presented in association with Kurt Deutsch, Grammy Award-winning founder of Sh-k-boom/Ghostlight Records, the musical will be directed by Lear deBessonet (Good Person of Szechwan), with choreography by Chase Brock (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark). More Info >>