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There’s a new generation of rock musicians in the valley, thanks to Rock and Roll Academy Roaring Fork, an after school music program for kids. On Sunday, five middle and high school level bands will show off their skills at The Temporary.

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Theatre Aspen has announced its summer lineup in full, which now includes the pop-rock musical “Godspell,” a modern-day retelling of the Gospel of St. Matthew from the Bible. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock sat down with producing director Jed Bernstein to talk about the production and how auditions will run in his first year.

Theatre Aspen's 'Our Town' will bring together large cast

Nov 27, 2017

Theatre Aspen has added the play “Our Town” to its 35th anniversary summer production lineup.

Theatre Aspen will open its 35th summer season with the Tony Award-winning musical “Ragtime.”

Meet Theatre Aspen's new producing director Jed Bernstein

Oct 29, 2017
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Theatre Aspen has hired industry veteran Jed Bernstein as its new producing director. He will be orchestrating the season line ups.

 

Curated: Sept. 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

On this week's episode, "The Mad Show," a new musical from the minds behind Mad Magazine and Mad TV, tests its jokes on Aspen audiences this week. Former Key & Peele writer Rich Talarico and musical composer T.J. Shanoff discuss the project. 

Theatre Aspen presents ‘Sex with Strangers’

Jul 5, 2017
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Starting Thursday, the play “Sex with Strangers” will begin its run in repertory with Theatre Aspen’s mainstage production of the musical “Hairspray.”

Week in the Arts - July 3, 2017

Jul 3, 2017

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Monday, the Wheeler Opera House’s Sunset Sessions continues with Writ Large, a spoken-word story event told in front of a live audience. That starts at 8 p.m.

 

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This summer’s theater season has seen an influx in politically themed performances. Conversations with the valley’s main players this month have affirmed the trend, and the plays and musicals being produced are inciting conversations community-wide.

Tonight, Theatre Aspen’s mainstage production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” begins its run with a series of previews before the season’s official opening on Tuesday.

Week in the Arts - June 19, 2017

Jun 18, 2017

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

 

Aspen Words’ Summer Words program kicked off yesterday, with a Reader’s Retreat with Viking Penguins Executive Director Carole DeSanti and panel discussions starting today and running through Friday. For more details, visit aspenwords.org.

Big changes are happening over at Theatre Aspen.

The theater’s executive artistic director Paige Price is leaving in the spring. She’s going to be the new producing artistic director for the Philadelphia Theatre Company.

 

After a decade of leadership, Price was foundational in launching Aspen Theatre Fest, the company’s professional Apprentice Program. She also helped establish the Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park.

 

Theatre Aspen announced Monday that the organization’s big summer production will be the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray.

 

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Art non-profits up and down the valley are currently campaigning for votes from community members as they compete for a  $7,000 grant from First Western Trust.

Curated - June 27th

Jun 27, 2016

Today's episode of Curated features "Fresh Off the Boat" executive producer Melvin Mar, singer Rhonda Ross, Maria Semple and a look into Theatre Aspen's "Mamma Mia!".

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Theatre Aspen’s first production of the summer starts previewing tonight. “Mamma Mia!” is a jukebox musical that takes the songs of the pop-group ABBA and weaves them into a story of love and the relationship between a mother and daughter.

In an email to city officials last week, Theatre Aspen executive director Paige Price came out in opposition of the Power Plant proposal, but so far the group hasn’t received any blowback.

 

The Power Plant proposal includes space for Aspen Brewing Company, Aspen 82 and a non-profit incubator workspace. The proposal has been an issues since last year. Many residents in the Oklahoma Flats neighborhood oppose the plan because of potential noise issues.

 

Broadway, Disney great coming to Aspen

Feb 18, 2016
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If you have seen a Disney movie or a Broadway show in the last two decades, you’ve probably heard Susan Egan.

Theatre Aspen announces "Mamma Mia!"

Dec 7, 2015
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Theatre Aspen announced the first show of its 2016 summer season yesterday.

 

The company will be one of about 10 regional companies across the country to perform “Mamma Mia!” next year. It is the first time that the rights to the script have been released to smaller companies.

 

Curated - December 7th

Dec 7, 2015

This week's episode of Curated takes us from the musical streets of Southern France, the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. 

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