2017 Summer Season
"Welcome to the 60s" as this big musical about big dreams bursts into town on June 24, 2017! Directed and choreographed by the team who brought Les Mis, The Full Monty, Cabaret, and Mamma Mia! to the Hurst Theatre! The 2017 season will also feature Laura Eason's steamy and smart Sex with Strangers, directed by Christy Montour-Larson, and a brand new version of the musical about Charlie Brown's best friend, The World According to Snoopy, directed by Kaitlin Hopkins with choreography by Adam Cates.
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June 24-Aug 19
You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Ages 8+. More Info >>
July 6 - Aug 12
How far will you go to get what you want? When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Age 14+. More Info >>
July 13 - August 15
A new musical featuring Charles Schulz's iconic “Peanuts” characters, under the guidance of that consummate showman Snoopy, as they sing and dance their way through witty philosophies about love and life as only The Peanuts gang can. With fresh orchestrations and a revised book, audiences can expect The Peanuts characters to dance into their hearts more than ever before! All ages, 4+. More Info >>
September 11-16, 2017
Welcome to the Aspen Theatre Festival, over two weeks of activity fostering new work by emerging playwrights and musical teams.
"The time we had at Theatre Aspen allowed us to finish a draft of Finn the Fearless, and not only that, but also to see and hear what it was, so we could figure what's next. Theatre Aspen's incredible staff, facilities, resources and community helped us to accomplish in a linchpin two weeks, a feat that we've been working toward for years. The focused time Theatre Aspen provides not only lets us make a better show, it provides the intentional working environment that makes us better artists. Theatre Aspen has no doubt set a bar against which we'll measure future development of our work, both in terms of what an institution brings to the table, and in what it inspires us to bring. We're forever grateful!" - composer Andrew Butler More Info >>
August 13, 2017
The Theatre Aspen Apprentice Program—made up of aspiring theatre professionals from top training programs across the United States—culminates with a special one night only showcase conceived, created and produced by the apprentice class. The evening is filled with musical showstoppers highlighting who these young artists are, where they’ve been, and—most importantly—where they’re going. More Info >>