CONTACT US

 

Theatre Aspen Office

Our administrative office is open Monday through Friday 10 am – 6 pm.

 

110 East Hallam Street
Suite 126
Aspen, Colorado 81611

 

Phone:  970.925.9313

Email:  info@theatreaspen.org

 

Theatre Aspen’s Hurst Theatre

470 Rio Grande Place
Aspen, CO 81611

 
Education Programs

2023 Grades 5-12 Winter/Spring Programs

Production photos from 2021’s PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Timothy Bates Photography) 

Theatre Aspen Education’s middle and high school programming emphasizes the power of peer collaboration while building confidence. We offer after-school classes in dance, acting techniques, audition preparation, and more!

 

Additionally, students may audition for six fully-staged, professionally designed productions each year. We strive to expose our students to all aspects of the theatre and believe that the arts are a powerful tool that can transfer to many other areas of life.

 

Students also have opportunities to volunteer backstage or as teaching assistants in our elementary classes.

Musical Theatre Techniques (Grades 5-8)

Do you love singing and performing in musicals? Want to feel more confident at your next audition or performance? In this class, students will learn how to develop a healthy singing technique, improve musical skills, and how to interpret and perform a song. Songs will be developed with strong emphasis on lyric analysis, character development, and communicating the meaning of the song.

 

January 16th – February 16th | Thursdays 4:30 – 6pm | Aspen Middle School Theatre/Choir Room

Stage Combat (Grades 5-8)

Cue up your fists and take your fight stance! Join experienced Director, Classical Actor, and Fight Choreographer William LeDent for this 5 week class honing stage combat technique, safety, and performance. We’ll solidify and go beyond the foundational vocabulary of combat with an exciting vocabulary of moves, building to partner and group fights. At the end of the session friends and family will be invited for our (totally fake, we promise) fight night!

 

Taught by William LeDent

 

February 23rd – March 23rd (5 weeks) | Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm | Aspen High School Black Box

Middle School Improv Troupe (Grades 5-8)

Think fast and on your feet in our Improv Troupe this Spring! Together we will learn how to work as an ensemble of storytellers, create improvised stories, and hone our comedic instincts. After exploring long-form and short-form improvisation exercises, this class will have you saying “Yes, And!”

 

Taught by Brittany Welch

 

January 17th – March 7th (8 weeks) | Tuesdays 4:30-6pm | Aspen Middle School Theatre/Choir Room

Musical Theatre Dance: Performance (Grades 7-12)

Bring together every element of musical theatre dance you know in this performance focused class. We’ll build our skills through daily technique training, putting our progress to use in a fully staged and choreographed performance of “Live In Living Color” from Catch Me If You Can. No stone will be left unturned – technique, performance, and storytelling will all be in the spotlight when we take the stage for friends and family with our number on the final day of class.

 

Taught by Vanessa Strahan

 

April 6th – May 11th | Thursdays 4:30 – 6pm | Aspen High School Black Box Theatre 

Winter/Spring Productions

January 3rd – February 19th

TWELVE ANGRY JURORS

Grades 9-12

12 Angry Jurors contemplates the huge responsibility of 12 ordinary people as they consider the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of murder.  The 12 jurors bring their own histories, prejudices, and biases to the jury room as they work through this life or death decision.

March 6th – May 14th

HARRIET THE SPY

Grades 5-8

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?