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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

SUMMER CAMPS AND PRODUCTIONS 2024

Summer 2024

June 10 – August 9

 

Whether your child is new to performing, seasoned on the stage, looking to make new connections, or is brimming with creative ideas,

Theatre Aspen’s Summer Camps are designed to bring out the best in young artists K-12. 

 

With offerings ranging from one week skills & creativity based programs to five week fully produced shows,

Theatre Aspen Education has the right fit for your camper this summer.

 

We have everything from dancing to designing, Shakespeare to singing, and performing to playwriting.

Check out our variety of camps for K-12, and join us all summer long to forge new friendships, sharpen artistic skills, and have some good old-fashioned summer fun!

 

This year, we’re changing things up! New grade ranges, new camps, new formats, same summer of fun.

 

Read the first tab below to see how to navigate information on camp this summer!
2024 Summer Programs

Welcome to Summer Camp with Theatre Aspen!

 

We’re thrilled to embark upon another summer of playing and creating with your young artists. We’ve changed how our summer information is laid out, so please refer to the information below for how to navigate it!

 

Above this text box, you’ll see a tab for each grade level. Select the tab for the grade your camper will be entering in Fall 2024 (rather than their current grade) to investigate their options for this summer. Each grade level is broken down week by week. Detailed information on one and two week camps is contained in this first set of tabs. Detailed information on Summer 2024 Productions is contained in the set of tabs below, however dates are included in the week by week breakdowns above.

 

Logistical information and FAQs are located in the final tab on the right in this set.

This summer offers campers entering Kindergarten and 1st grade a new, dynamic experience each week! Every week-long camp includes drama games, music, dance, design, and the creation of an original performance to share with families and friends on the final day of camp.

Week One

Journey to Oz | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Singing and dancing and game-play oh my! Follow us on a magical trip down the yellow brick road to OZ. Each session is designed to fill your imagination with creative play, classic songs from The Wizard of Oz, and art projects all centered around Frank L. Baum’s beloved characters. Young actors will conclude camp with the satisfaction of creating an original story exploring the theme of ‘there’s no place like home.’

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

Week Two

School of Rock and Roll | June 17 – 21

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 17 – 21 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Put another dime in the jukebox baby! If you love showing off with your air guitar, busting a move, and wearing sunglasses indoors – this is the session for you! This week we are going to take our charisma to the next level with your favorite ROCK hits! Campers will form their own band and conclude the week with a concert of classic jams with a new twist.

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 21st!

Week Three

Little Miracles | June 24 – 28

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 24 – 28 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

“Even if you’re little, you can do a lot.” Theatre Aspen is proud to revisit the music and story of Matilda Jr. after successfully revolting against The Trunchbull this Spring! Campers are empowered to explore the journey of the brave heroine Matilda. With classes in singing, dance, acting, and design, watch your child’s confidence and creativity grow before your eyes. Camp culminates in an original performance featuring the music of this modern classic and themes of self-acceptance, family, and standing up for what is right. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 28th! 

Week Four

Pure Imagination | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

No camp July 4th

Tuition: $345

 

Come with us to create a world of pure imagination! Inspired by Willy Wonka and his famous chocolate factory, join together for a week of making dance moves and singing songs from the hit movie. Campers will create their own candy bars, belt out familiar hits, and concoct the tale of a brand new group of children’s (mis)adventures through the Chocolate Factory. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 5th!

Week Five

BIG Reputation | July 8 – 12

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 8 – 12 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Get ready to unleash your inner superstar! This high energy session prepares the next generation of pop stars for life in the spotlight. This dynamic camp includes loud and proud singing of familiar hits, creating eye-catching choreography and (of course) walking the red carpet onto the stage to perform. Camp concludes with a raucous concert! Taylor Swift who? 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 12th!

Week Six

Just Keep Swimming | July 15 – 19

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 15 – 19 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $395 (includes discounted ticket price to Matinee performance of Finding Nemo Jr. on Thursday, July 18)

 

Climb aboard explorers! We are heading towards the drop-off in this session exploring the music of our 4-7th grade production: Finding Nemo Jr.! Young actors will design their own coral-reef, dive through the big blue world, and fish for family-centered tales of belonging and “swimming together!” This session includes a field trip for campers to see our production of Finding Nemo Jr. on Thursday, July 18th. Campers will conclude camp with an original performance featuring the musical hits from this heartwarming show. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 19th!

Week Seven

Suddenly, Xanadu! | July 22 – 26

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Meet the muses in the roller rink! The gods are touching down to earth for a brief week and we are soaking up their artistic inspiration. Young campers will fall in love with the music and story of our 8-12 grade summer production: Xanadu! In this session, campers will channel their inner god or goddess, belt out familiar favorites, and design a Pegasus to soar through the clouds. Campers will leave camp with an original performance featuring music from the show, and undeniable RDE (Roller Disco Energy!) 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 2nd!

Week Eight

Christmas in July | July 29 – August 2

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 29 – August 2 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

It’s Christmas in July, and we are spreading cheer by singing loud for all to hear!  Join Buddy the Elf on his voyage from the North Pole to New York City to connect with his family. Campers will learn songs and dances from the hit musical: Elf! and weave them into an original tale of love, discovery, and candy spaghetti to perform in front of loved ones!

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

Week Nine

Oh the Places You’ll Go! | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Oh the thinks you can think when you think about SEUSS!! Everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters are springing to life in this imaginative camp session. Campers will explore the Jungle of Nool, Planet of Who, Circus Mcgurkus, and McElligot’s Pool. Camp concludes with an original performance using the songs and dances from this award-winning musical. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 9th!

This summer offers campers entering Kindergarten and 1st grade a new, dynamic experience each week! Every week-long camp includes drama games, music, dance, design, and the creation of an original performance to share with families and friends on the final day of camp.

Week One

Journey to Oz | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Singing and dancing and game-play oh my! Follow us on a magical trip down the yellow brick road to OZ. Each session is designed to fill your imagination with creative play, classic songs from The Wizard of Oz, and art projects all centered around Frank L. Baum’s beloved characters. Young actors will conclude camp with the satisfaction of creating an original story exploring the theme of ‘there’s no place like home.’

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

Week Two

School of Rock and Roll | June 17 – 21

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 17 – 21 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Put another dime in the jukebox baby! If you love showing off with your air guitar, busting a move, and wearing sunglasses indoors – this is the session for you! This week we are going to take our charisma to the next level with your favorite ROCK hits! Campers will form their own band and conclude the week with a concert of classic jams with a new twist.

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 21st!

Week Three

Little Miracles | June 24 – 28

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 24 – 28 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

“Even if you’re little, you can do a lot.” Theatre Aspen is proud to revisit the music and story of Matilda Jr. after successfully revolting against The Trunchbull this Spring! Campers are empowered to explore the journey of the brave heroine Matilda. With classes in singing, dance, acting, and design, watch your child’s confidence and creativity grow before your eyes. Camp culminates in an original performance featuring the music of this modern classic and themes of self-acceptance, family, and standing up for what is right. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 28th! 

Week Four

Pure Imagination | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

No camp July 4th

Tuition: $345

 

Come with us to create a world of pure imagination! Inspired by Willy Wonka and his famous chocolate factory, join together for a week of making dance moves and singing songs from the hit movie. Campers will create their own candy bars, belt out familiar hits, and concoct the tale of a brand new group of children’s (mis)adventures through the Chocolate Factory. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 5th!

Week Five

BIG Reputation | July 8 – 12

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 8 – 12 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Get ready to unleash your inner superstar! This high energy session prepares the next generation of pop stars for life in the spotlight. This dynamic camp includes loud and proud singing of familiar hits, creating eye-catching choreography and (of course) walking the red carpet onto the stage to perform. Camp concludes with a raucous concert! Taylor Swift who? 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 12th!

Week Six

Just Keep Swimming | July 15 – 19

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 15 – 19 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $395 (includes discounted ticket price to Matinee performance of Finding Nemo Jr. on Thursday, July 18)

 

Climb aboard explorers! We are heading towards the drop-off in this session exploring the music of our 4-7th grade production: Finding Nemo Jr.! Young actors will design their own coral-reef, dive through the big blue world, and fish for family-centered tales of belonging and “swimming together!” This session includes a field trip for campers to see our production of Finding Nemo Jr. on Thursday, July 18th. Campers will conclude camp with an original performance featuring the musical hits from this heartwarming show. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 19th!

Week Seven

Suddenly, Xanadu! | July 22 – 26

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Meet the muses in the roller rink! The gods are touching down to earth for a brief week and we are soaking up their artistic inspiration. Young campers will fall in love with the music and story of our 8-12 grade summer production: Xanadu! In this session, campers will channel their inner god or goddess, belt out familiar favorites, and design a Pegasus to soar through the clouds. Campers will leave camp with an original performance featuring music from the show, and undeniable RDE (Roller Disco Energy!) 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 2nd!

Week Eight

Christmas in July | July 29 – August 2

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 29 – August 2 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

It’s Christmas in July, and we are spreading cheer by singing loud for all to hear!  Join Buddy the Elf on his voyage from the North Pole to New York City to connect with his family. Campers will learn songs and dances from the hit musical: Elf! and weave them into an original tale of love, discovery, and candy spaghetti to perform in front of loved ones!

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

Week Nine

Oh the Places You’ll Go! | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Oh the thinks you can think when you think about SEUSS!! Everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters are springing to life in this imaginative camp session. Campers will explore the Jungle of Nool, Planet of Who, Circus Mcgurkus, and McElligot’s Pool. Camp concludes with an original performance using the songs and dances from this award-winning musical. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 9th!

Week One

No programming this week | June 10 – 14

 

No camp programming is offered for second graders the week of June 10-14

Week Two

Two Week Productions: Dinostars – A Musical Variety Show | June 17-21 / 24-28

Session is designed for students entering 2nd / 3rd Grade

 

Dates: June 17-21 / 24-28 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $600

 

They sing, they dance, they’ll make you laugh if you give them a chance! Here come the Dinostars – taking the stage to entertain you with heroic and Mesozoic acts of fun! Young performers will roar out loud and stomp their feet producing the musical extravaganza: Dinostars, with words and music by John Jacobsen and Mark Brymer. 

In our brand new Two Week Production Camps, 2nd and 3rd Graders will have a chance to put a show on its feet including auditioning for characters, memorizing lines and songs, and working with costumes, props, and a set! Dinostars is a musical, and will have singing, acting, and dancing. 

 

This camp will take place over two weeks, ending in a performance on June 28th.

 

Families and friends: please join us for the performance of Dinostars on June 28th!

Week Three

Second rehearsal week for Dinostars – A Musical Variety Show | June 24 – 28 

 

See Week Two for program description

Week Four

No programming the week | July 1 – 5

 

No camp programming is offered for second graders the week of July 1 – 5

Week Five

Two Week Productions:  The Works of Shel Silverstein | July 8-12 / 15-19

Session is designed for students entering 2nd / 3rd Grade

 

Dates: July 8 – 12 / 15 – 19 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $600

 

Places please! Join in on the creation of a brand new play featuring the collected work of Shel Silverstein. This high energy program encourages young creatives to work as a team while navigating their own, unique voice. Watch as this beloved author’s classic stories come to life with original staging, props, and costumes all made by the actors. 

 

In our brand new Two Week Production Camps, 2nd and 3rd Graders will have a chance to put a show on its feet including auditioning for characters, memorizing lines and songs, and working with costumes, props, and a set! The Works of Shel Silverstein is a play, and will have acting and some singing and movement, but not all actors will need to sing or dance. 

 

This program concludes with a performance for friends and families July 19th.

 

Friends and Families: Please join us for our performance of The Works of Shel Silverstein on July 19th!

Week Six

Second rehearsal week: The Works of Shel Silverstein | July 15 – 19 

 

See Week Five for program description

Week Seven

2nd-4th Grade: Imagine that! Improv Camp | July 22 – 26

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Time to think on your feet! This class is built on the foundation of comedy: improvisation. Working as a team, campers will play a wide variety of improv games and experience the power of YES! Loved ones are welcome to the camp comedy club for a live showcase of skills learned over this lively week. 

 

Camp days include improvisation games, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Friends and Families: Please join us for our performance on July 26th!

Week Eight

2nd-4th Grade: Bust a Move! | July 29 – August 2

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 29 – August 2| 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Leap into this camp for all the movers and shakers! Inspired by the hits from all your favorite Broadway musicals, Bust a Move is an opportunity to hone dance skills with an emphasis on technique and performance. Boot, Scoot, and Boogie your way through this high-energy camp ending in a showcase of all the routines we have perfected this week. 

 

Camp will include dance, drama games, design, and outdoor team time. 


Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 2nd!

Week Nine

2nd-4th Grade: Lights, Camera, Action! | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

For campers who are ready for their closeup! Step into the ring light with this session for budding on camera performers! Students are provided with a plethora of opportunities to perform and create different characters all while learning the secrets of the movie trade. Create your very own Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, write your future Oscar acceptance speech, and work with friends to create original shorts!

 

Camp will include writing and acting for film, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Families and friends: please join us for a showcase of original shorts on August 9th!

Week One

No programming this week | June 10 – 14

 

No camp programming is offered for second graders the week of June 10-14

Week Two

Two Week Productions: Dinostars – A Musical Variety Show | June 17-21 / 24-28

Session is designed for students entering 2nd / 3rd Grade

 

Dates: June 17-21 / 24-28 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $600

 

They sing, they dance, they’ll make you laugh if you give them a chance! Here come the Dinostars – taking the stage to entertain you with heroic and Mesozoic acts of fun! Young performers will roar out loud and stomp their feet producing the musical extravaganza: Dinostars, with words and music by John Jacobsen and Mark Brymer. 

In our brand new Two Week Production Camps, 2nd and 3rd Graders will have a chance to put a show on its feet including auditioning for characters, memorizing lines and songs, and working with costumes, props, and a set! Dinostars is a musical, and will have singing, acting, and dancing. 

 

This camp will take place over two weeks, ending in a performance on June 28th.

 

Families and friends: please join us for the performance of Dinostars on June 28th!

Week Three

Second rehearsal week for Dinostars – A Musical Variety Show | June 24 – 28 

 

See Week Two for program description

Week Four

No programming the week | July 1 – 5

 

No camp programming is offered for second graders the week of July 1 – 5

Week Five

Two Week Productions:  The Works of Shel Silverstein | July 8-12 / 15-19

Session is designed for students entering 2nd / 3rd Grade

 

Dates: July 8 – 12 / 15 – 19 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $600

 

Places please! Join in on the creation of a brand new play featuring the collected work of Shel Silverstein. This high energy program encourages young creatives to work as a team while navigating their own, unique voice. Watch as this beloved author’s classic stories come to life with original staging, props, and costumes all made by the actors. 

 

In our brand new Two Week Production Camps, 2nd and 3rd Graders will have a chance to put a show on its feet including auditioning for characters, memorizing lines and songs, and working with costumes, props, and a set! The Works of Shel Silverstein is a play, and will have acting and some singing and movement, but not all actors will need to sing or dance. 

 

This program concludes with a performance for friends and families July 19th.

 

Friends and Families: Please join us for our performance of The Works of Shel Silverstein on July 19th!

Week Six

Second rehearsal week: The Works of Shel Silverstein | July 15 – 19 

 

See Week Five for program description

Week Seven

2nd-4th Grade: Imagine that! Improv Camp | July 22 – 26

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Time to think on your feet! This class is built on the foundation of comedy: improvisation. Working as a team, campers will play a wide variety of improv games and experience the power of YES! Loved ones are welcome to the camp comedy club for a live showcase of skills learned over this lively week. 

 

Camp days include improvisation games, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Friends and Families: Please join us for our performance on July 26th!

Week Eight

2nd-4th Grade: Bust a Move! | July 29 – August 2

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 29 – August 2| 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Leap into this camp for all the movers and shakers! Inspired by the hits from all your favorite Broadway musicals, Bust a Move is an opportunity to hone dance skills with an emphasis on technique and performance. Boot, Scoot, and Boogie your way through this high-energy camp ending in a showcase of all the routines we have perfected this week. 

 

Camp will include dance, drama games, design, and outdoor team time. 


Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 2nd!

Week Nine

2nd-4th Grade: Lights, Camera, Action! | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

For campers who are ready for their closeup! Step into the ring light with this session for budding on camera performers! Students are provided with a plethora of opportunities to perform and create different characters all while learning the secrets of the movie trade. Create your very own Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, write your future Oscar acceptance speech, and work with friends to create original shorts!

 

Camp will include writing and acting for film, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Families and friends: please join us for a showcase of original shorts on August 9th!

Week One

No programming this week | June 10 – 14

 

No camp programming is offered for fourth graders the week of June 10-14

Week Two

First Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 17 – 21

Information about Finding Nemo Jr including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for our annual Summer Youth Musical – this year dive down to the coral reef and get ready to touch the butt in Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr! Beginning this year, our Summer Youth Musical is for actors entering grades 4-7. 

 

Past Shows have included: Shrek Jr., James in the Giant Peach Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Frozen Jr, and more.

Week Three

Second Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 24 – 28

Week Four

Third Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 1 – 5

No Camp on July 4th

MORNING CAMP 4th-8th Design Lab | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

No camp on Thursday, July 4th

Tuition: $215 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Calling all future scenic designers, prop masters, and crafters! This camp is filled with opportunities to design and construct technical elements for Finding Nemo Jr. the musical!  Bring our show to life with different projects designed to strengthen your creative thinking skills. This week will stretch your imagination and open up the world of theatrical design to you. All work completed at the end of Design Lab will be featured during the performances of Finding Nemo Jr. 

 

This camp session is a new MORNING CAMP! Campers are dismissed at 12:00 pm. There is no camp on July 4th.

Week Five

Fourth Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Production Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

2nd-4th Grade: Imagine that! Improv Camp | July 22 – 26

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Time to think on your feet! This class is built on the foundation of comedy: improvisation. Working as a team, campers will play a wide variety of improv games and experience the power of YES! Loved ones are welcome to the camp comedy club for a live showcase of skills learned over this lively week. 

 

Camp days include improvisation games, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Friends and Families: Please join us for our performance on July 26th!

Week Eight

2nd-4th Grade: Bust a Move! | July 29 – August 2

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 29 – August 2| 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Leap into this camp for all the movers and shakers! Inspired by the hits from all your favorite Broadway musicals, Bust a Move is an opportunity to hone dance skills with an emphasis on technique and performance. Boot, Scoot, and Boogie your way through this high-energy camp ending in a showcase of all the routines we have perfected this week. 

 

Camp will include dance, drama games, design, and outdoor team time. 


Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 2nd!

Week Nine

2nd-4th Grade: Lights, Camera, Action! | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

For campers who are ready for their closeup! Step into the ring light with this session for budding on camera performers! Students are provided with a plethora of opportunities to perform and create different characters all while learning the secrets of the movie trade. Create your very own Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, write your future Oscar acceptance speech, and work with friends to create original shorts!

 

Camp will include writing and acting for film, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Families and friends: please join us for a showcase of original shorts on August 9th!

Week One

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Combat Camp | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

The first rule of Fight Club is… don’t go. Come to Stage Combat camp instead! We’ll learn the basics of stage combat including hand-to-hand fighting, found object ‘weapons,’ and crafting the perfect onstage death. Combatants will learn about the three S’s of stage combat, telling a story through movement, and how to responsibly “fight” with your friends. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Beginner Bards Camp  | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

Comedy, tragedy and heightened language blend together for our second half-day camp: Beginner Bards. This session navigates Shakespeare’s famous texts, using them like a map to uncover their deeper meaning. Build your foundation of Willy Shakes’ language so you’re prepared to audition for future Summer Shakespeare in the Park productions, or just to tackle that Hamlet assignment your Language Arts teacher gave you. We’ll make decoding Shakespearean speech fun by doing it as intended – LIVE onstage. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Combat and Beginner Bards. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions. 

Week Two

First Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 17 – 21

 

Information about Finding Nemo Jr including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for our annual Summer Youth Musical – this year dive down to the coral reef and get ready to touch the butt in Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr! Beginning this year, our Summer Youth Musical is for actors entering grades 4-7. 

 

Past Shows have included: Shrek Jr., James in the Giant Peach Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Frozen Jr, and more.

Week Three

Second Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 24 – 28

Week Four

Third Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 1 – 5

No Camp on July 4th

MORNING CAMP 4th-8th Design Lab | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

No camp on Thursday, July 4th

Tuition: $215 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Calling all future scenic designers, prop masters, and crafters! This camp is filled with opportunities to design and construct technical elements for Finding Nemo Jr. the musical!  Bring our show to life with different projects designed to strengthen your creative thinking skills. This week will stretch your imagination and open up the world of theatrical design to you. All work completed at the end of Design Lab will be featured during the performances of Finding Nemo Jr. 

 

 

This camp session is a new MORNING CAMP! Campers are dismissed at 12:00 pm. There is no camp on July 4th.

Week Five

Fourth Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Production Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Makeup and Special Effects | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuition: $210 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Ever wish to be old, a fantastical creature, or look like you just got in a fight? Make those wishes into reality in Stage Makeup & Special Effects. In this camp we’ll transform ourselves, twisting and painting our faces to become distinct characters. Name tags included if you’re unrecognizable to your grown ups at pick up.  

 

Campers will go home on Friday with a portfolio of unique looks constructed in class. 

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Sketch Comedy | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $190

 

‘Live from Aspen, it’s Friday Afternoon Live!’ Campers will learn the basics of comedic story structure and put their writing skills to the test, gaining insight into what it means to produce a sketch from the writers room to live on stage. Friends and families are welcome to join us at the camp comedy club for a showcase of the sketches we’ve written through the week. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Makeup & Special Effects AND Sketch Comedy. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions.

Week Eight

No programming this week | July 29 – August 2nd

Week Nine

5th-8th Broadway Bound

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: August 5th – 9th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Tuition: $385

 

Flex your triple-threat muscles! This powerful one week camp strengthens the core Musical Theatre skills of singing, acting and dancing. Young actors will perfect an audition-ready monologue and song, tackle choreography in practice-dance calls, and conclude with a mock-audition panel and feedback from Theatre Aspen’s artistic team. 

Week One

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Combat Camp | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

The first rule of Fight Club is… don’t go. Come to Stage Combat camp instead! We’ll learn the basics of stage combat including hand-to-hand fighting, found object ‘weapons,’ and crafting the perfect onstage death. Combatants will learn about the three S’s of stage combat, telling a story through movement, and how to responsibly “fight” with your friends. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Beginner Bards Camp  | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

Comedy, tragedy and heightened language blend together for our second half-day camp: Beginner Bards. This session navigates Shakespeare’s famous texts, using them like a map to uncover their deeper meaning. Build your foundation of Willy Shakes’ language so you’re prepared to audition for future Summer Shakespeare in the Park productions, or just to tackle that Hamlet assignment your Language Arts teacher gave you. We’ll make decoding Shakespearean speech fun by doing it as intended – LIVE onstage. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Combat and Beginner Bards. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions. 

Week Two

First Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 17 – 21

 

Information about Finding Nemo Jr including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for our annual Summer Youth Musical – this year dive down to the coral reef and get ready to touch the butt in Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr! Beginning this year, our Summer Youth Musical is for actors entering grades 4-7. 

 

Past Shows have included: Shrek Jr., James in the Giant Peach Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Frozen Jr., and more.

Week Three

Second Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 24 – 28

Week Four

Third Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 1 – 5

No Camp on July 4th

MORNING CAMP 4th-8th Design Lab | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

No camp on Thursday, July 4th

Tuition: $215 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Calling all future scenic designers, prop masters, and crafters! This camp is filled with opportunities to design and construct technical elements for Finding Nemo Jr. the musical!  Bring our show to life with different projects designed to strengthen your creative thinking skills. This week will stretch your imagination and open up the world of theatrical design to you. All work completed at the end of Design Lab will be featured during the performances of Finding Nemo Jr. 

 

 

This camp session is a new MORNING CAMP! Campers are dismissed at 12:00 pm. There is no camp on July 4th.

Week Five

Fourth Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Production Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Makeup and Special Effects | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuition: $210 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Ever wish to be old, a fantastical creature, or look like you just got in a fight? Make those wishes into reality in Stage Makeup & Special Effects. In this camp we’ll transform ourselves, twisting and painting our faces to become distinct characters. Name tags included if you’re unrecognizable to your grown ups at pick up.  

 

Campers will go home on Friday with a portfolio of unique looks constructed in class. 

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Sketch Comedy | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $190

 

‘Live from Aspen, it’s Friday Afternoon Live!’ Campers will learn the basics of comedic story structure and put their writing skills to the test, gaining insight into what it means to produce a sketch from the writers room to live on stage. Friends and families are welcome to join us at the camp comedy club for a showcase of the sketches we’ve written through the week. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Makeup & Special Effects AND Sketch Comedy. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions.

Week Eight

No programming this week | July 29 – August 2nd

Week Nine

5th-8th Broadway Bound

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: August 5th – 9th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Tuition: $385

 

Flex your triple-threat muscles! This powerful one week camp strengthens the core Musical Theatre skills of singing, acting and dancing. Young actors will perfect an audition-ready monologue and song, tackle choreography in practice-dance calls, and conclude with a mock-audition panel and feedback from Theatre Aspen’s artistic team. 

Week One

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Combat Camp | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

The first rule of Fight Club is… don’t go. Come to Stage Combat camp instead! We’ll learn the basics of stage combat including hand-to-hand fighting, found object ‘weapons,’ and crafting the perfect onstage death. Combatants will learn about the three S’s of stage combat, telling a story through movement, and how to responsibly “fight” with your friends. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Beginner Bards Camp  | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

Comedy, tragedy and heightened language blend together for our second half-day camp: Beginner Bards. This session navigates Shakespeare’s famous texts, using them like a map to uncover their deeper meaning. Build your foundation of Willy Shakes’ language so you’re prepared to audition for future Summer Shakespeare in the Park productions, or just to tackle that Hamlet assignment your Language Arts teacher gave you. We’ll make decoding Shakespearean speech fun by doing it as intended – LIVE onstage. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Combat and Beginner Bards. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions. 

Week Two

First Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 17 – 21

 

Information about Finding Nemo Jr including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for our annual Summer Youth Musical – this year dive down to the coral reef and get ready to touch the butt in Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr! Beginning this year, our Summer Youth Musical is for actors entering grades 4-7. 

 

Past Shows have included: Shrek Jr., James in the Giant Peach Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Frozen Jr, and more.

Week Three

Second Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 24 – 28

Week Four

Third Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 1 – 5

No Camp on July 4th

MORNING CAMP 4th-8th Design Lab | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

No camp on Thursday, July 4th

Tuition: $215 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Calling all future scenic designers, prop masters, and crafters! This camp is filled with opportunities to design and construct technical elements for Finding Nemo Jr. the musical!  Bring our show to life with different projects designed to strengthen your creative thinking skills. This week will stretch your imagination and open up the world of theatrical design to you. All work completed at the end of Design Lab will be featured during the performances of Finding Nemo Jr. 

 

 

This camp session is a new MORNING CAMP! Campers are dismissed at 12:00 pm. There is no camp on July 4th.

Week Five

Fourth Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Production Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Makeup and Special Effects | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuition: $210 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Ever wish to be old, a fantastical creature, or look like you just got in a fight? Make those wishes into reality in Stage Makeup & Special Effects. In this camp we’ll transform ourselves, twisting and painting our faces to become distinct characters. Name tags included if you’re unrecognizable to your grown ups at pick up.  

 

Campers will go home on Friday with a portfolio of unique looks constructed in class. 

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Sketch Comedy | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $190

 

‘Live from Aspen, it’s Friday Afternoon Live!’ Campers will learn the basics of comedic story structure and put their writing skills to the test, gaining insight into what it means to produce a sketch from the writers room to live on stage. Friends and families are welcome to join us at the camp comedy club for a showcase of the sketches we’ve written through the week. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Makeup & Special Effects AND Sketch Comedy. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions.

Week Eight

No programming this week | July 29 – August 2nd

Week Nine

5th-8th Broadway Bound

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: August 5th – 9th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Tuition: $385

 

Flex your triple-threat muscles! This powerful one week camp strengthens the core Musical Theatre skills of singing, acting and dancing. Young actors will perfect an audition-ready monologue and song, tackle choreography in practice-dance calls, and conclude with a mock-audition panel and feedback from Theatre Aspen’s artistic team. 

Week One

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Combat Camp | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

The first rule of Fight Club is… don’t go, come to Stage Combat camp instead! We’ll learn the basics of stage combat including hand-to-hand fighting, found object ‘weapons,’ and crafting the perfect onstage death. Combatants will learn about the three S’s of stage combat, telling a story through movement, and how to responsibly “fight” with your friends. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Beginner Bards Camp | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

Comedy, tragedy and heightened language blend together for our second half-day camp: Beginner Bards. This session navigates Shakespeare’s famous texts, using them like a map to uncover their deeper meaning. Build your foundation of Willy Shakes’ language so you’re prepared to audition for future Summer Shakespeare in the Park productions, or just to tackle that Hamlet assignment your Language Arts teacher gave you. We’ll make decoding Shakespearean speech fun by doing it as intended – LIVE onstage. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Combat and Beginner Bards. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions. 

Week Two

No programming this week | June 17 – 21

 

No camp programming is offered for eighth graders the week of June 17 – 21

Week Three

No programming this week | June 24 – 28

 

No camp programming is offered for eighth graders the week of June 24 – 28

Week Four

First rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 1 – 5

No camp on July 4th

 

Information about Xanadu including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for 4 weeks of rehearsal and training, culminating in Theatre Aspen Education’s Summer Conservatory Production: Xanadu. Enter the roller disco 80’s dream that’s all mixed up with classic Greek Mythology, and of course, some Olivia Newton John. Please note the Summer Conservatory production is now for actors entering 8th-12th grade and graduating 2023 seniors. 

 

Past Shows have included: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Bright Star, Peter and the Starcatcher, and more.

MORNING CAMP 4th-8th Design Lab | July 1 – July 5

Session is designed for students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

No camp on Thursday, July 4th

Tuition: $215 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

 

Calling all future scenic designers, prop masters, and crafters! This camp is filled with opportunities to design and construct technical elements for Finding Nemo Jr. the musical!  Bring our show to life with different projects designed to strengthen your creative thinking skills. This week will stretch your imagination and open up the world of theatrical design to you. All work completed at the end of Design Lab will be featured during the performances of Finding Nemo Jr.

 

This camp session is a new MORNING CAMP! Campers are dismissed at 12:00 pm. There is no camp on July 4th.

Week Five

Second rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Third rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

Production Week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 22 – 26

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Makeup and Special Effects | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuition: $210 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Ever wish to be old, a fantastical creature, or look like you just got in a fight? Make those wishes into reality in Stage Makeup & Special Effects. In this camp we’ll transform ourselves, twisting and painting our faces to become distinct characters. Name tags included if you’re unrecognizable to your grown ups at pick up.  

 

Campers will go home on Friday with a portfolio of unique looks constructed in class. 

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Sketch Comedy | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $190

 

‘Live from Aspen, it’s Friday afternoon Live!’ Campers will learn the basics of comedic story structure and put their writing skills to the test, gaining  insight into what it means to produce a sketch from the writers room to live on stage. Friends and families are welcome to join us at the camp comedy club for a showcase of the sketches we’ve written through the week. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Makeup & Special Effects AND Sketch Comedy. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions.

Week Eight

No programming this week | July 29 – August 2

 

No camp programming is offered for eighth graders the week of July 29 – August 2

Week Nine

5th-8th Broadway Bound

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: August 5th – 9th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Tuition: $385

 

Flex your triple-threat muscles! This powerful one week camp strengthens the core Musical Theatre skills of singing, acting and dancing. Young actors will perfect an audition-ready monologue and song, tackle choreography in practice-dance calls, and conclude with a mock-audition panel and feedback from Theatre Aspen’s artistic team. 

Week One

First Rehearsal Week: Shakespeare in the Park Production of Much Ado About Nothing | June 10 – 14

 

 

Information about Much Ado About Nothing including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)!

 

Audition for our 4th Annual Shakespeare in the Park production. Shakespeare in the Park is a long standing tradition, and actors in this production will join the thousands of other actors in youth and professional companies across the globe bringing The Bard’s words to life in the gorgeous John Denver Sanctuary. 

 

Past Shakespeare in the Park shows have included: The Tempest, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Week Two

Second Rehearsal Week: Shakespeare in the Park Production of Much Ado About Nothing | June 17 – 21

Week Three

Production Week: Shakespeare in the Park Production of Much Ado About Nothing | June 24 – 28

Week Four

First Rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 1 – 5

No Camp July 4th

 

Information about Xanadu including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for 4 weeks of rehearsal and training, culminating in Theatre Aspen Education’s Summer Conservatory Production: Xanadu. Enter the roller disco 80’s dream that’s all mixed up with classic Greek Mythology, and of course, some Olivia Newton John. Please note the Summer Conservatory production is now for actors entering 8th-12th grade and graduating 2023 seniors. 

 

Past Shows have included: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Bright Star, Peter and the Starcatcher, and more.

Week Five

Second Rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Third Rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

Production week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 22 – 26

Week Eight

No programming this week | July 29 – August 2

 

No camp programming is offered for 9 – 12 graders the week of July 29 – August 2

Week Nine

AFTERNOON CAMP 9th – 12th Broadway Bootcamp | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade & graduating Seniors.

 

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm  

Tuition: $285

 

 

“Which way to the stage?” This session will strengthen the musical and dance skills required of the next generation of Broadway stars! Actors are asked to come in with a prepared monologue and song and receive critique on their auditioning skills, as well as participate in a professional style dance call. This session features callback material, including cold reading and sight singing, resume-building, and a workshop with one of our Mainstage actors. All culminating at the end of the week in another round of mock-auditions, this time in front of Theatre Aspen’s artistic staff and members of the MainStage summer acting company, followed by a Q&A with our Broadway actors. If you’re ready to step up your game and prepare for the world of professional auditions, this camp experience is for you

SUMMER CAMP FAQ

 

Below are responses to some frequently asked questions regarding our summer camps and productions.

For remaining inquires please reach out to Education Manager Alicia Millerson at amillerson@theatreaspen.org

 

Q | What does my child’s day at camp look like? 

A | Theatre Aspen’s Camp Day is divided into enriching activities with a blend of rest time and outdoor team time. See below for more! 

EACH WEEK LONG K-4 CAMP HAS THE FOLLOWING BREAKDOWN: 

Activity Session 1

30 min snack break 

Activity Session 2

Hour long lunch/ recess

Activity session 3

Activity session 4

K/1 camps have an additional rest time after recess

 

Production camps also have a 30 minute snack break and hour long lunch. Production camp activities vary from camp to camp. 

 

Q | Which camp is the most age appropriate for my child?

A | Student registration is strongly recommended for the grade they are rising into! Please contact us if your student would benefit socially from attending a camp for which the grade recommendation aligns with the 2023-24 grade level rather than their rising grade. 

 

Q | What does my camper need to bring with them for their camp day? 

A | A water bottle, sunscreen/bug spray, snacks, lunch (no microwave or fridge), closed toed shoes, movement appropriate clothing, scripts, and clothing layers as will make your camper comfy. Remember on any day the weather is appropriate we will spend some time outside! 

 

Q | Where is camp drop off & pick up? 

A | Summer Camp 2024 locations are still being finalized, we hope to be back on the Aspen School District campus. Regardless of where camp is, drop off and pick up will be supervised by our full camp staff to ensure your camper’s safety. We will update this page with detailed information on location and procedures as soon as our camp location is confirmed.

 

Q | Who can pick up my camper? Can they leave by themselves? 

A | When registering your camper, you are asked to fill out a pickup permission question. All names listed there will be authorized to pick up your camper. On the form you can also authorize your camper to check themselves out. 

In your camp confirmation email a week prior to camp beginning, we will ask if anyone has updated pickup permissions. At that time you may let us know if you would like to add or take away names from your permitted list, or authorize your camper to check themselves out. 

 

If you have names to add to your pickup permission list during camp, you are asked to send a signed note with your camper in the morning.

 

If someone not on your list comes to pick up your camper, we will need a member of our camp staff to verbally confirm on a phone call with a parent/guardian that they are allowed to pick up your camper. 

 

Q | Will my camper have outside time? 

A | Yes! All K-4 camps have an Outdoor Team Time section devoted to outdoor games, exploring nature, and classic summer camp fun. Additionally all camps K-12 have a snack break and lunch outdoors, weather permitting. All camps may go outside to play the occasional game if the weather is right and we’re itching for some sunshine! 

 

Q| Is there a way to carpool with other families? 

A| Yes, when you register for camp you will elect into or out of the carpool list. If you elected in, your contact info will be shared in the Welcome to Camp email so you can get in touch with other parents to make carpool arrangements. 

 

Q| Can my camper be given/take medication at camp? 

A| We are First Aid trained, but not nurses! Your camper may take their own medication at camp, and we can give them reminders about when to take their medication, however we cannot administer it to them. We can administer Epi-Pens, if your camper uses an Epi-Pen please note it on your registration form so we can ensure we take that to carry through camp, or know where your camper stores their Epi-Pen.

 

 

Q| What food can my camper bring to camp? 

A| Anything but nuts! As nut allergies are widespread, please avoid bringing any nuts or nut based products (including peanuts) to camp. If we see a camper with a nut based food, we have to ask them to put it away or throw it out for safety reasons. Please remember neither a refrigerator nor a microwave is available for camper use. Don’t forget your silverware! 

 

Our camp day is incredibly dynamic and active. We ask that each camper brings an appropriate amount of snacks/lunch to fuel them through the day. 

 

We ask that campers do NOT share food in case anyone has an allergy or sensitivity they are unaware of, or didn’t know was contained in the food item that was shared with them. 

 

Q | How do I help my camper memorize their lines? 

A | Campers are encouraged to run lines with their adults at home! The best way to memorize lines is through repetition, and reviewing all dialogue several times before bedtime and upon waking up in the morning. Strategies for memorization will be taught/reviewed in every camp. 

 

Q | What shoes does my camper need for dance? 

A | Campers are asked to bring closed toed, closed heel shoes. Theatre Aspen’s summer camp is incredibly active, proper footwear is needed for the indoor and outdoor activities we will engage with. Campers are welcome to bring dance specific footwear (jazz shoes, ballet slippers, etc) but are not required to have it outside of production programs. 

 

Q | I need to pick up my camper early, what do I do? 

A | In the event you have pre-planned to pick up your camper early, we ask that you email us at education@theatreaspen.org or tell your camper’s counselor at drop off. In the event of a last minute early pick up, we ask that you text or call the camp administrative phone number at 720-583-3613. Whoever is on office duty at any given time will be logged into our administrative number and help facilitate pick up. 

 

Q | Can my camper call home during the camp day? 

A | If your camper is experiencing illness or distress, they should speak with the adult in charge of their camp. We will arrange for them to call a grown up if needed. We ask that if campers have cell phones/smart watches, they are put away during the camp day unless they are needed as medical monitoring devices. 

 

Q | How do I get tickets to my camper’s performance? 

A | Tickets for Finding Nemo Jr and Xanadu are available on our website, and the links will be sent home in our weekly wrap up emails. Reservations for Much Ado About Nothing are also on our website, however our Shakespeare in the Park program is presented free to all audiences. All other productions and showcases are by invitation and do not require tickets. 

 

Q | Where are the camp showcases, and what time do they start? 

A | Camp showcase location will be specified as soon as we lock in our overall summer camp location. A showcase/performance reminder email will be sent to you the day before your camper’s showcase for every camp they are enrolled in. 

 

Showcase times will vary from week to week depending on what and how much material we have to show. Showcases will typically begin between 3:30-3:45pm, and specific start times for your camper’s showcase that week will go out to you in the Showcase Reminder email each Thursday. 

 

Performances of Dinostars and The Works of Shel Silverstein will begin at 3:15pm on their respective performance dates. 

 

Q | I’m not getting any emails from Theatre Aspen about camp. What’s happening? 

A | Because Theatre Aspen emails come from an organizational rather than personal address, sometimes our emails get marked as spam or junk. Please ensure education@theatreaspen.org is saved in your trusted contacts, as every family will receive several important emails about camp and we want to make sure our info gets to you! 

 

Q | What is the Education End of Season Celebration? 

A | Theatre Aspen’s Education End of Season Celebration is a celebration for all young artists and families who have participated in TAE programs through the summer and prior school year. We will have food, speeches from graduating seniors, and certificates and TAE merchandise for all our program participants. It is a fantastic way to meet the other families in the TAE community and come together for a well deserved celebration of your children’s hard work and talent. 

This year’s end of season celebration is coupled with our 2pm Saturday Matinee performance of Xanadu. We encourage all TAE families to attend this event, invitations and RSVP requests will be sent out in early July, and the Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 27th at 4:00 pm. Families who RSVP to attend the Education Celebration will receive a code to purchase discounted tickets to the 2pm performance of Xanadu

 

Q | What are Theatre Aspen’s Camp Emergency procedures? 

A | At Theatre Aspen your camper’s safety is our #1 priority. Our staff is First Aid certified and trained in restorative conflict management, emotional regulation practices, and de-escalation procedures. 

 

Should your camper receive a physical injury at camp, we will let you know. Extremely minor injuries (like a paper cut) won’t warrant a reach out, but minor injuries like a big knee scrape will prompt a text to parents, and any major injuries like a sprained ankle, large fall, head or eye injury, or potential broken bone will get an immediate phone call. Extreme injuries or any situation where camp staff deems it necessary to ensure the safety of your child will warrant a 911 call. Parents will be called simultaneously to emergency response services by another camp staff member. 

 

Safety procedures can be found in this document. 

 

Theatre Aspen Full Time staff members are mandatory reporters in the State of Colorado and are legally required to report any potential abuse we notice or receive a disclosure about to the appropriate government agency. 

 

Q | Will my camper be photographed / filmed without parental consent? 

A | A Media Release Form is included in camp registration. If you do not consent to have your child’s likeness used in TA media, then no footage of them will be published per the media release. If your student is cast in Finding Nemo Jr., Much Ado About Nothing, or Xanadu, a performance of each production will be filmed and shared with participating families, but not published anywhere publicly. 

 

Q | Will my camper go on any field trips? 

A | If your camper is attending camp during the production week of Finding Nemo Jr. they will attend a performance or dress rehearsal of this production! In your camp’s welcome email, a field trip permission form will be included, please fill that out upon receipt. If performances are in a different location than camp, we typically travel using either RFTA bus transportation, or by the Theatre Aspen passenger van (if age appropriate for campers who don’t need car seats). 

 

Cast members of Finding Nemo Jr. will be taken to a performance of Much Ado About Nothing at the Hurst Theatre in the John Denver Sanctuary. More details to come in this production’s welcome email. 

 

Q | What’s your cancellation and refund policy? 

A | If a customer withdraws registration prior to 3 weeks before the program start date, they may receive a full refund less a 10% fee OR full credit towards a future Theatre Aspen program to be used within one year.

 

If a customer withdraws registration prior to 2 weeks before the program start date, they may receive a 90% credit towards a future Theatre Aspen program, but are not eligible for a refund. 

 

If a customer withdraws registration less than 2 weeks before the program start date, they are not eligible for either a program credit or a refund. 

The refund policy for students who are registered off of the waitlist for a camp remain the same as campers who were never on the waitlist. Once your registration is processed, you are subject to the same refund policies as all other customers. 

Registration for Summer 2024 Productions (Finding Nemo Jr., Much Ado About Nothing, Xanadu) is final and no refunds or credit will be issued. 

Families who are withdrawing due to an emergency and would like to discuss a possible exemption should contact Director of Education Vanessa Strahan at vanessa@theatreaspen.org

Customers are responsible for being aware of the Summer 2024 refund policy, as it is readily available on the Theatre Aspen website. Lack of awareness of the policy is not grounds for an exception to the policy. Our full policy can be found here. 

 

Q | Are scholarships available? 

A | YES! Theatre Aspen Education offers a variety of high-value programs to students of all ages, featuring industry professionals as teachers, directors, designers and more. Theatre Aspen Education teaches skills and provides opportunities to students that will build their skills and enrich their lives.

 

Theatre Aspen Education strives to make our programming inclusive to all students, and we proudly have never turned a student away due to financial need. In order to achieve this, Theatre Aspen Education offers need-based scholarships and payment plans.

 

Scholarships are generously underwritten by sponsors and donors, including Juliet Shield-Taylor and the Robins Foundation, Nancy Blank, and Jackie and Jerry Kehle. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to write a thank you letter which will be passed on to those donors who support our scholarship fund. Payment Plans are also available with the use of a valid credit card.

 

Beginning in 2022, we have made updates to our Scholarship Policy. Families will now be asked to self-identify which level of scholarship they would like, without disclosing any financial or circumstantial information. Complete this form PRIOR to registering for a program. If you register for a program without a scholarship code and request a refund for the difference, we are only able to provide a 93% refund due to our registration software’s usage fees. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming your scholarship level and providing you a registration code. 

 

Awarded scholarships will be valid until the end of the calendar year, and apply towards as many programs as you’d like. Scholarship codes are valid for all family members, if you have multiple students participating in our programs. If at any point during the year you would like to adjust your scholarship level, simply submit a new form with your requested level adjusted, and we will get you a new code.

 

In our effort to continue to meet all scholarships requested by participating families, we ask that as you consider what scholarship level makes our programming attainable for your family, you also consider the cost of implementing our programs, maintaining high quality staff, and providing scholarships to a large number of families. If some programs have a lower tuition amount and you are able to utilize a lower scholarship tier and still participate, we are happy to provide you with codes at multiple levels for one calendar year. We deeply appreciate your partnership to keep our programs accessible through scholarships for both your and many other families. 

 

Link to Scholarship application form HERE.

Welcome to Summer Camp!

Welcome to Summer Camp with Theatre Aspen!

 

We’re thrilled to embark upon another summer of playing and creating with your young artists. We’ve changed how our summer information is laid out, so please refer to the information below for how to navigate it!

 

Above this text box, you’ll see a tab for each grade level. Select the tab for the grade your camper will be entering in Fall 2024 (rather than their current grade) to investigate their options for this summer. Each grade level is broken down week by week. Detailed information on one and two week camps is contained in this first set of tabs. Detailed information on Summer 2024 Productions is contained in the set of tabs below, however dates are included in the week by week breakdowns above.

 

Logistical information and FAQs are located in the final tab on the right in this set.

Kindergarten

This summer offers campers entering Kindergarten and 1st grade a new, dynamic experience each week! Every week-long camp includes drama games, music, dance, design, and the creation of an original performance to share with families and friends on the final day of camp.

Week One

Journey to Oz | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Singing and dancing and game-play oh my! Follow us on a magical trip down the yellow brick road to OZ. Each session is designed to fill your imagination with creative play, classic songs from The Wizard of Oz, and art projects all centered around Frank L. Baum’s beloved characters. Young actors will conclude camp with the satisfaction of creating an original story exploring the theme of ‘there’s no place like home.’

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

Week Two

School of Rock and Roll | June 17 – 21

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 17 – 21 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Put another dime in the jukebox baby! If you love showing off with your air guitar, busting a move, and wearing sunglasses indoors – this is the session for you! This week we are going to take our charisma to the next level with your favorite ROCK hits! Campers will form their own band and conclude the week with a concert of classic jams with a new twist.

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 21st!

Week Three

Little Miracles | June 24 – 28

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 24 – 28 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

“Even if you’re little, you can do a lot.” Theatre Aspen is proud to revisit the music and story of Matilda Jr. after successfully revolting against The Trunchbull this Spring! Campers are empowered to explore the journey of the brave heroine Matilda. With classes in singing, dance, acting, and design, watch your child’s confidence and creativity grow before your eyes. Camp culminates in an original performance featuring the music of this modern classic and themes of self-acceptance, family, and standing up for what is right. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 28th! 

Week Four

Pure Imagination | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

No camp July 4th

Tuition: $345

 

Come with us to create a world of pure imagination! Inspired by Willy Wonka and his famous chocolate factory, join together for a week of making dance moves and singing songs from the hit movie. Campers will create their own candy bars, belt out familiar hits, and concoct the tale of a brand new group of children’s (mis)adventures through the Chocolate Factory. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 5th!

Week Five

BIG Reputation | July 8 – 12

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 8 – 12 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Get ready to unleash your inner superstar! This high energy session prepares the next generation of pop stars for life in the spotlight. This dynamic camp includes loud and proud singing of familiar hits, creating eye-catching choreography and (of course) walking the red carpet onto the stage to perform. Camp concludes with a raucous concert! Taylor Swift who? 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 12th!

Week Six

Just Keep Swimming | July 15 – 19

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 15 – 19 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $395 (includes discounted ticket price to Matinee performance of Finding Nemo Jr. on Thursday, July 18)

 

Climb aboard explorers! We are heading towards the drop-off in this session exploring the music of our 4-7th grade production: Finding Nemo Jr.! Young actors will design their own coral-reef, dive through the big blue world, and fish for family-centered tales of belonging and “swimming together!” This session includes a field trip for campers to see our production of Finding Nemo Jr. on Thursday, July 18th. Campers will conclude camp with an original performance featuring the musical hits from this heartwarming show. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 19th!

Week Seven

Suddenly, Xanadu! | July 22 – 26

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Meet the muses in the roller rink! The gods are touching down to earth for a brief week and we are soaking up their artistic inspiration. Young campers will fall in love with the music and story of our 8-12 grade summer production: Xanadu! In this session, campers will channel their inner god or goddess, belt out familiar favorites, and design a Pegasus to soar through the clouds. Campers will leave camp with an original performance featuring music from the show, and undeniable RDE (Roller Disco Energy!) 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 2nd!

Week Eight

Christmas in July | July 29 – August 2

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 29 – August 2 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

It’s Christmas in July, and we are spreading cheer by singing loud for all to hear!  Join Buddy the Elf on his voyage from the North Pole to New York City to connect with his family. Campers will learn songs and dances from the hit musical: Elf! and weave them into an original tale of love, discovery, and candy spaghetti to perform in front of loved ones!

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

Week Nine

Oh the Places You’ll Go! | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Oh the thinks you can think when you think about SEUSS!! Everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters are springing to life in this imaginative camp session. Campers will explore the Jungle of Nool, Planet of Who, Circus Mcgurkus, and McElligot’s Pool. Camp concludes with an original performance using the songs and dances from this award-winning musical. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 9th!

First Grade

This summer offers campers entering Kindergarten and 1st grade a new, dynamic experience each week! Every week-long camp includes drama games, music, dance, design, and the creation of an original performance to share with families and friends on the final day of camp.

Week One

Journey to Oz | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Singing and dancing and game-play oh my! Follow us on a magical trip down the yellow brick road to OZ. Each session is designed to fill your imagination with creative play, classic songs from The Wizard of Oz, and art projects all centered around Frank L. Baum’s beloved characters. Young actors will conclude camp with the satisfaction of creating an original story exploring the theme of ‘there’s no place like home.’

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

Week Two

School of Rock and Roll | June 17 – 21

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 17 – 21 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Put another dime in the jukebox baby! If you love showing off with your air guitar, busting a move, and wearing sunglasses indoors – this is the session for you! This week we are going to take our charisma to the next level with your favorite ROCK hits! Campers will form their own band and conclude the week with a concert of classic jams with a new twist.

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 21st!

Week Three

Little Miracles | June 24 – 28

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: June 24 – 28 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

“Even if you’re little, you can do a lot.” Theatre Aspen is proud to revisit the music and story of Matilda Jr. after successfully revolting against The Trunchbull this Spring! Campers are empowered to explore the journey of the brave heroine Matilda. With classes in singing, dance, acting, and design, watch your child’s confidence and creativity grow before your eyes. Camp culminates in an original performance featuring the music of this modern classic and themes of self-acceptance, family, and standing up for what is right. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on June 28th! 

Week Four

Pure Imagination | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

No camp July 4th

Tuition: $345

 

Come with us to create a world of pure imagination! Inspired by Willy Wonka and his famous chocolate factory, join together for a week of making dance moves and singing songs from the hit movie. Campers will create their own candy bars, belt out familiar hits, and concoct the tale of a brand new group of children’s (mis)adventures through the Chocolate Factory. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 5th!

Week Five

BIG Reputation | July 8 – 12

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 8 – 12 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Get ready to unleash your inner superstar! This high energy session prepares the next generation of pop stars for life in the spotlight. This dynamic camp includes loud and proud singing of familiar hits, creating eye-catching choreography and (of course) walking the red carpet onto the stage to perform. Camp concludes with a raucous concert! Taylor Swift who? 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 12th!

Week Six

Just Keep Swimming | July 15 – 19

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 15 – 19 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $395 (includes discounted ticket price to Matinee performance of Finding Nemo Jr. on Thursday, July 18)

 

Climb aboard explorers! We are heading towards the drop-off in this session exploring the music of our 4-7th grade production: Finding Nemo Jr.! Young actors will design their own coral-reef, dive through the big blue world, and fish for family-centered tales of belonging and “swimming together!” This session includes a field trip for campers to see our production of Finding Nemo Jr. on Thursday, July 18th. Campers will conclude camp with an original performance featuring the musical hits from this heartwarming show. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 19th!

Week Seven

Suddenly, Xanadu! | July 22 – 26

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Meet the muses in the roller rink! The gods are touching down to earth for a brief week and we are soaking up their artistic inspiration. Young campers will fall in love with the music and story of our 8-12 grade summer production: Xanadu! In this session, campers will channel their inner god or goddess, belt out familiar favorites, and design a Pegasus to soar through the clouds. Campers will leave camp with an original performance featuring music from the show, and undeniable RDE (Roller Disco Energy!) 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 2nd!

Week Eight

Christmas in July | July 29 – August 2

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: July 29 – August 2 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

It’s Christmas in July, and we are spreading cheer by singing loud for all to hear!  Join Buddy the Elf on his voyage from the North Pole to New York City to connect with his family. Campers will learn songs and dances from the hit musical: Elf! and weave them into an original tale of love, discovery, and candy spaghetti to perform in front of loved ones!

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

Week Nine

Oh the Places You’ll Go! | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering Kindergarten / 1st Grade

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Oh the thinks you can think when you think about SEUSS!! Everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters are springing to life in this imaginative camp session. Campers will explore the Jungle of Nool, Planet of Who, Circus Mcgurkus, and McElligot’s Pool. Camp concludes with an original performance using the songs and dances from this award-winning musical. 

Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 9th!

2nd Grade

Week One

No programming this week | June 10 – 14

 

No camp programming is offered for second graders the week of June 10-14

Week Two

Two Week Productions: Dinostars – A Musical Variety Show | June 17-21 / 24-28

Session is designed for students entering 2nd / 3rd Grade

 

Dates: June 17-21 / 24-28 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $600

 

They sing, they dance, they’ll make you laugh if you give them a chance! Here come the Dinostars – taking the stage to entertain you with heroic and Mesozoic acts of fun! Young performers will roar out loud and stomp their feet producing the musical extravaganza: Dinostars, with words and music by John Jacobsen and Mark Brymer. 

In our brand new Two Week Production Camps, 2nd and 3rd Graders will have a chance to put a show on its feet including auditioning for characters, memorizing lines and songs, and working with costumes, props, and a set! Dinostars is a musical, and will have singing, acting, and dancing. 

 

This camp will take place over two weeks, ending in a performance on June 28th.

 

Families and friends: please join us for the performance of Dinostars on June 28th!

Week Three

Second rehearsal week for Dinostars – A Musical Variety Show | June 24 – 28 

 

See Week Two for program description

Week Four

No programming the week | July 1 – 5

 

No camp programming is offered for second graders the week of July 1 – 5

Week Five

Two Week Productions:  The Works of Shel Silverstein | July 8-12 / 15-19

Session is designed for students entering 2nd / 3rd Grade

 

Dates: July 8 – 12 / 15 – 19 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $600

 

Places please! Join in on the creation of a brand new play featuring the collected work of Shel Silverstein. This high energy program encourages young creatives to work as a team while navigating their own, unique voice. Watch as this beloved author’s classic stories come to life with original staging, props, and costumes all made by the actors. 

 

In our brand new Two Week Production Camps, 2nd and 3rd Graders will have a chance to put a show on its feet including auditioning for characters, memorizing lines and songs, and working with costumes, props, and a set! The Works of Shel Silverstein is a play, and will have acting and some singing and movement, but not all actors will need to sing or dance. 

 

This program concludes with a performance for friends and families July 19th.

 

Friends and Families: Please join us for our performance of The Works of Shel Silverstein on July 19th!

Week Six

Second rehearsal week: The Works of Shel Silverstein | July 15 – 19 

 

See Week Five for program description

Week Seven

2nd-4th Grade: Imagine that! Improv Camp | July 22 – 26

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Time to think on your feet! This class is built on the foundation of comedy: improvisation. Working as a team, campers will play a wide variety of improv games and experience the power of YES! Loved ones are welcome to the camp comedy club for a live showcase of skills learned over this lively week. 

 

Camp days include improvisation games, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Friends and Families: Please join us for our performance on July 26th!

Week Eight

2nd-4th Grade: Bust a Move! | July 29 – August 2

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 29 – August 2| 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Leap into this camp for all the movers and shakers! Inspired by the hits from all your favorite Broadway musicals, Bust a Move is an opportunity to hone dance skills with an emphasis on technique and performance. Boot, Scoot, and Boogie your way through this high-energy camp ending in a showcase of all the routines we have perfected this week. 

 

Camp will include dance, drama games, design, and outdoor team time. 


Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 2nd!

Week Nine

2nd-4th Grade: Lights, Camera, Action! | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

For campers who are ready for their closeup! Step into the ring light with this session for budding on camera performers! Students are provided with a plethora of opportunities to perform and create different characters all while learning the secrets of the movie trade. Create your very own Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, write your future Oscar acceptance speech, and work with friends to create original shorts!

 

Camp will include writing and acting for film, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Families and friends: please join us for a showcase of original shorts on August 9th!

3rd Grade

Week One

No programming this week | June 10 – 14

 

No camp programming is offered for second graders the week of June 10-14

Week Two

Two Week Productions: Dinostars – A Musical Variety Show | June 17-21 / 24-28

Session is designed for students entering 2nd / 3rd Grade

 

Dates: June 17-21 / 24-28 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $600

 

They sing, they dance, they’ll make you laugh if you give them a chance! Here come the Dinostars – taking the stage to entertain you with heroic and Mesozoic acts of fun! Young performers will roar out loud and stomp their feet producing the musical extravaganza: Dinostars, with words and music by John Jacobsen and Mark Brymer. 

In our brand new Two Week Production Camps, 2nd and 3rd Graders will have a chance to put a show on its feet including auditioning for characters, memorizing lines and songs, and working with costumes, props, and a set! Dinostars is a musical, and will have singing, acting, and dancing. 

 

This camp will take place over two weeks, ending in a performance on June 28th.

 

Families and friends: please join us for the performance of Dinostars on June 28th!

Week Three

Second rehearsal week for Dinostars – A Musical Variety Show | June 24 – 28 

 

See Week Two for program description

Week Four

No programming the week | July 1 – 5

 

No camp programming is offered for second graders the week of July 1 – 5

Week Five

Two Week Productions:  The Works of Shel Silverstein | July 8-12 / 15-19

Session is designed for students entering 2nd / 3rd Grade

 

Dates: July 8 – 12 / 15 – 19 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $600

 

Places please! Join in on the creation of a brand new play featuring the collected work of Shel Silverstein. This high energy program encourages young creatives to work as a team while navigating their own, unique voice. Watch as this beloved author’s classic stories come to life with original staging, props, and costumes all made by the actors. 

 

In our brand new Two Week Production Camps, 2nd and 3rd Graders will have a chance to put a show on its feet including auditioning for characters, memorizing lines and songs, and working with costumes, props, and a set! The Works of Shel Silverstein is a play, and will have acting and some singing and movement, but not all actors will need to sing or dance. 

 

This program concludes with a performance for friends and families July 19th.

 

Friends and Families: Please join us for our performance of The Works of Shel Silverstein on July 19th!

Week Six

Second rehearsal week: The Works of Shel Silverstein | July 15 – 19 

 

See Week Five for program description

Week Seven

2nd-4th Grade: Imagine that! Improv Camp | July 22 – 26

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Time to think on your feet! This class is built on the foundation of comedy: improvisation. Working as a team, campers will play a wide variety of improv games and experience the power of YES! Loved ones are welcome to the camp comedy club for a live showcase of skills learned over this lively week. 

 

Camp days include improvisation games, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Friends and Families: Please join us for our performance on July 26th!

Week Eight

2nd-4th Grade: Bust a Move! | July 29 – August 2

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 29 – August 2| 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Leap into this camp for all the movers and shakers! Inspired by the hits from all your favorite Broadway musicals, Bust a Move is an opportunity to hone dance skills with an emphasis on technique and performance. Boot, Scoot, and Boogie your way through this high-energy camp ending in a showcase of all the routines we have perfected this week. 

 

Camp will include dance, drama games, design, and outdoor team time. 


Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 2nd!

Week Nine

2nd-4th Grade: Lights, Camera, Action! | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

For campers who are ready for their closeup! Step into the ring light with this session for budding on camera performers! Students are provided with a plethora of opportunities to perform and create different characters all while learning the secrets of the movie trade. Create your very own Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, write your future Oscar acceptance speech, and work with friends to create original shorts!

 

Camp will include writing and acting for film, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Families and friends: please join us for a showcase of original shorts on August 9th!

4th Grade

Week One

No programming this week | June 10 – 14

 

No camp programming is offered for fourth graders the week of June 10-14

Week Two

First Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 17 – 21

Information about Finding Nemo Jr including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for our annual Summer Youth Musical – this year dive down to the coral reef and get ready to touch the butt in Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr! Beginning this year, our Summer Youth Musical is for actors entering grades 4-7. 

 

Past Shows have included: Shrek Jr., James in the Giant Peach Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Frozen Jr, and more.

Week Three

Second Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 24 – 28

Week Four

Third Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 1 – 5

No Camp on July 4th

MORNING CAMP 4th-8th Design Lab | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

No camp on Thursday, July 4th

Tuition: $215 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Calling all future scenic designers, prop masters, and crafters! This camp is filled with opportunities to design and construct technical elements for Finding Nemo Jr. the musical!  Bring our show to life with different projects designed to strengthen your creative thinking skills. This week will stretch your imagination and open up the world of theatrical design to you. All work completed at the end of Design Lab will be featured during the performances of Finding Nemo Jr. 

 

This camp session is a new MORNING CAMP! Campers are dismissed at 12:00 pm. There is no camp on July 4th.

Week Five

Fourth Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Production Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

2nd-4th Grade: Imagine that! Improv Camp | July 22 – 26

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Time to think on your feet! This class is built on the foundation of comedy: improvisation. Working as a team, campers will play a wide variety of improv games and experience the power of YES! Loved ones are welcome to the camp comedy club for a live showcase of skills learned over this lively week. 

 

Camp days include improvisation games, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Friends and Families: Please join us for our performance on July 26th!

Week Eight

2nd-4th Grade: Bust a Move! | July 29 – August 2

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: July 29 – August 2| 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

Leap into this camp for all the movers and shakers! Inspired by the hits from all your favorite Broadway musicals, Bust a Move is an opportunity to hone dance skills with an emphasis on technique and performance. Boot, Scoot, and Boogie your way through this high-energy camp ending in a showcase of all the routines we have perfected this week. 

 

Camp will include dance, drama games, design, and outdoor team time. 


Families and friends: please join us for a sharetime class on August 2nd!

Week Nine

2nd-4th Grade: Lights, Camera, Action! | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $385

 

For campers who are ready for their closeup! Step into the ring light with this session for budding on camera performers! Students are provided with a plethora of opportunities to perform and create different characters all while learning the secrets of the movie trade. Create your very own Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, write your future Oscar acceptance speech, and work with friends to create original shorts!

 

Camp will include writing and acting for film, design, and outdoor team time. 

 

Families and friends: please join us for a showcase of original shorts on August 9th!

5th Grade

Week One

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Combat Camp | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

The first rule of Fight Club is… don’t go. Come to Stage Combat camp instead! We’ll learn the basics of stage combat including hand-to-hand fighting, found object ‘weapons,’ and crafting the perfect onstage death. Combatants will learn about the three S’s of stage combat, telling a story through movement, and how to responsibly “fight” with your friends. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Beginner Bards Camp  | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

Comedy, tragedy and heightened language blend together for our second half-day camp: Beginner Bards. This session navigates Shakespeare’s famous texts, using them like a map to uncover their deeper meaning. Build your foundation of Willy Shakes’ language so you’re prepared to audition for future Summer Shakespeare in the Park productions, or just to tackle that Hamlet assignment your Language Arts teacher gave you. We’ll make decoding Shakespearean speech fun by doing it as intended – LIVE onstage. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Combat and Beginner Bards. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions. 

Week Two

First Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 17 – 21

 

Information about Finding Nemo Jr including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for our annual Summer Youth Musical – this year dive down to the coral reef and get ready to touch the butt in Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr! Beginning this year, our Summer Youth Musical is for actors entering grades 4-7. 

 

Past Shows have included: Shrek Jr., James in the Giant Peach Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Frozen Jr, and more.

Week Three

Second Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 24 – 28

Week Four

Third Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 1 – 5

No Camp on July 4th

MORNING CAMP 4th-8th Design Lab | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

No camp on Thursday, July 4th

Tuition: $215 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Calling all future scenic designers, prop masters, and crafters! This camp is filled with opportunities to design and construct technical elements for Finding Nemo Jr. the musical!  Bring our show to life with different projects designed to strengthen your creative thinking skills. This week will stretch your imagination and open up the world of theatrical design to you. All work completed at the end of Design Lab will be featured during the performances of Finding Nemo Jr. 

 

 

This camp session is a new MORNING CAMP! Campers are dismissed at 12:00 pm. There is no camp on July 4th.

Week Five

Fourth Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Production Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Makeup and Special Effects | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuition: $210 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Ever wish to be old, a fantastical creature, or look like you just got in a fight? Make those wishes into reality in Stage Makeup & Special Effects. In this camp we’ll transform ourselves, twisting and painting our faces to become distinct characters. Name tags included if you’re unrecognizable to your grown ups at pick up.  

 

Campers will go home on Friday with a portfolio of unique looks constructed in class. 

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Sketch Comedy | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $190

 

‘Live from Aspen, it’s Friday Afternoon Live!’ Campers will learn the basics of comedic story structure and put their writing skills to the test, gaining insight into what it means to produce a sketch from the writers room to live on stage. Friends and families are welcome to join us at the camp comedy club for a showcase of the sketches we’ve written through the week. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Makeup & Special Effects AND Sketch Comedy. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions.

Week Eight

No programming this week | July 29 – August 2nd

Week Nine

5th-8th Broadway Bound

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: August 5th – 9th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Tuition: $385

 

Flex your triple-threat muscles! This powerful one week camp strengthens the core Musical Theatre skills of singing, acting and dancing. Young actors will perfect an audition-ready monologue and song, tackle choreography in practice-dance calls, and conclude with a mock-audition panel and feedback from Theatre Aspen’s artistic team. 

6th Grade

Week One

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Combat Camp | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

The first rule of Fight Club is… don’t go. Come to Stage Combat camp instead! We’ll learn the basics of stage combat including hand-to-hand fighting, found object ‘weapons,’ and crafting the perfect onstage death. Combatants will learn about the three S’s of stage combat, telling a story through movement, and how to responsibly “fight” with your friends. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Beginner Bards Camp  | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

Comedy, tragedy and heightened language blend together for our second half-day camp: Beginner Bards. This session navigates Shakespeare’s famous texts, using them like a map to uncover their deeper meaning. Build your foundation of Willy Shakes’ language so you’re prepared to audition for future Summer Shakespeare in the Park productions, or just to tackle that Hamlet assignment your Language Arts teacher gave you. We’ll make decoding Shakespearean speech fun by doing it as intended – LIVE onstage. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Combat and Beginner Bards. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions. 

Week Two

First Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 17 – 21

 

Information about Finding Nemo Jr including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for our annual Summer Youth Musical – this year dive down to the coral reef and get ready to touch the butt in Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr! Beginning this year, our Summer Youth Musical is for actors entering grades 4-7. 

 

Past Shows have included: Shrek Jr., James in the Giant Peach Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Frozen Jr., and more.

Week Three

Second Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 24 – 28

Week Four

Third Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 1 – 5

No Camp on July 4th

MORNING CAMP 4th-8th Design Lab | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

No camp on Thursday, July 4th

Tuition: $215 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Calling all future scenic designers, prop masters, and crafters! This camp is filled with opportunities to design and construct technical elements for Finding Nemo Jr. the musical!  Bring our show to life with different projects designed to strengthen your creative thinking skills. This week will stretch your imagination and open up the world of theatrical design to you. All work completed at the end of Design Lab will be featured during the performances of Finding Nemo Jr. 

 

 

This camp session is a new MORNING CAMP! Campers are dismissed at 12:00 pm. There is no camp on July 4th.

Week Five

Fourth Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Production Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Makeup and Special Effects | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuition: $210 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Ever wish to be old, a fantastical creature, or look like you just got in a fight? Make those wishes into reality in Stage Makeup & Special Effects. In this camp we’ll transform ourselves, twisting and painting our faces to become distinct characters. Name tags included if you’re unrecognizable to your grown ups at pick up.  

 

Campers will go home on Friday with a portfolio of unique looks constructed in class. 

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Sketch Comedy | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $190

 

‘Live from Aspen, it’s Friday Afternoon Live!’ Campers will learn the basics of comedic story structure and put their writing skills to the test, gaining insight into what it means to produce a sketch from the writers room to live on stage. Friends and families are welcome to join us at the camp comedy club for a showcase of the sketches we’ve written through the week. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Makeup & Special Effects AND Sketch Comedy. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions.

Week Eight

No programming this week | July 29 – August 2nd

Week Nine

5th-8th Broadway Bound

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: August 5th – 9th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Tuition: $385

 

Flex your triple-threat muscles! This powerful one week camp strengthens the core Musical Theatre skills of singing, acting and dancing. Young actors will perfect an audition-ready monologue and song, tackle choreography in practice-dance calls, and conclude with a mock-audition panel and feedback from Theatre Aspen’s artistic team. 

7th Grade

Week One

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Combat Camp | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

The first rule of Fight Club is… don’t go. Come to Stage Combat camp instead! We’ll learn the basics of stage combat including hand-to-hand fighting, found object ‘weapons,’ and crafting the perfect onstage death. Combatants will learn about the three S’s of stage combat, telling a story through movement, and how to responsibly “fight” with your friends. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Beginner Bards Camp  | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

Comedy, tragedy and heightened language blend together for our second half-day camp: Beginner Bards. This session navigates Shakespeare’s famous texts, using them like a map to uncover their deeper meaning. Build your foundation of Willy Shakes’ language so you’re prepared to audition for future Summer Shakespeare in the Park productions, or just to tackle that Hamlet assignment your Language Arts teacher gave you. We’ll make decoding Shakespearean speech fun by doing it as intended – LIVE onstage. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Combat and Beginner Bards. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions. 

Week Two

First Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 17 – 21

 

Information about Finding Nemo Jr including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for our annual Summer Youth Musical – this year dive down to the coral reef and get ready to touch the butt in Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr! Beginning this year, our Summer Youth Musical is for actors entering grades 4-7. 

 

Past Shows have included: Shrek Jr., James in the Giant Peach Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Frozen Jr, and more.

Week Three

Second Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | June 24 – 28

Week Four

Third Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 1 – 5

No Camp on July 4th

MORNING CAMP 4th-8th Design Lab | July 1 – 5

Session is designed for students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

No camp on Thursday, July 4th

Tuition: $215 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Calling all future scenic designers, prop masters, and crafters! This camp is filled with opportunities to design and construct technical elements for Finding Nemo Jr. the musical!  Bring our show to life with different projects designed to strengthen your creative thinking skills. This week will stretch your imagination and open up the world of theatrical design to you. All work completed at the end of Design Lab will be featured during the performances of Finding Nemo Jr. 

 

 

This camp session is a new MORNING CAMP! Campers are dismissed at 12:00 pm. There is no camp on July 4th.

Week Five

Fourth Rehearsal Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Production Week: Finding Nemo Jr. | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Makeup and Special Effects | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuition: $210 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Ever wish to be old, a fantastical creature, or look like you just got in a fight? Make those wishes into reality in Stage Makeup & Special Effects. In this camp we’ll transform ourselves, twisting and painting our faces to become distinct characters. Name tags included if you’re unrecognizable to your grown ups at pick up.  

 

Campers will go home on Friday with a portfolio of unique looks constructed in class. 

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Sketch Comedy | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $190

 

‘Live from Aspen, it’s Friday Afternoon Live!’ Campers will learn the basics of comedic story structure and put their writing skills to the test, gaining insight into what it means to produce a sketch from the writers room to live on stage. Friends and families are welcome to join us at the camp comedy club for a showcase of the sketches we’ve written through the week. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Makeup & Special Effects AND Sketch Comedy. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions.

Week Eight

No programming this week | July 29 – August 2nd

Week Nine

5th-8th Broadway Bound

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: August 5th – 9th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Tuition: $385

 

Flex your triple-threat muscles! This powerful one week camp strengthens the core Musical Theatre skills of singing, acting and dancing. Young actors will perfect an audition-ready monologue and song, tackle choreography in practice-dance calls, and conclude with a mock-audition panel and feedback from Theatre Aspen’s artistic team. 

8th Grade

Week One

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Combat Camp | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

The first rule of Fight Club is… don’t go, come to Stage Combat camp instead! We’ll learn the basics of stage combat including hand-to-hand fighting, found object ‘weapons,’ and crafting the perfect onstage death. Combatants will learn about the three S’s of stage combat, telling a story through movement, and how to responsibly “fight” with your friends. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Beginner Bards Camp | June 10 – 14

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

 

 

Dates: June 10 – 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $190

 

Comedy, tragedy and heightened language blend together for our second half-day camp: Beginner Bards. This session navigates Shakespeare’s famous texts, using them like a map to uncover their deeper meaning. Build your foundation of Willy Shakes’ language so you’re prepared to audition for future Summer Shakespeare in the Park productions, or just to tackle that Hamlet assignment your Language Arts teacher gave you. We’ll make decoding Shakespearean speech fun by doing it as intended – LIVE onstage. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on June 14th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Combat and Beginner Bards. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions. 

Week Two

No programming this week | June 17 – 21

 

No camp programming is offered for eighth graders the week of June 17 – 21

Week Three

No programming this week | June 24 – 28

 

No camp programming is offered for eighth graders the week of June 24 – 28

Week Four

First rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 1 – 5

No camp on July 4th

 

Information about Xanadu including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for 4 weeks of rehearsal and training, culminating in Theatre Aspen Education’s Summer Conservatory Production: Xanadu. Enter the roller disco 80’s dream that’s all mixed up with classic Greek Mythology, and of course, some Olivia Newton John. Please note the Summer Conservatory production is now for actors entering 8th-12th grade and graduating 2023 seniors. 

 

Past Shows have included: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Bright Star, Peter and the Starcatcher, and more.

MORNING CAMP 4th-8th Design Lab | July 1 – July 5

Session is designed for students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

 

Dates: July 1 – 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  

No camp on Thursday, July 4th

Tuition: $215 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

 

Calling all future scenic designers, prop masters, and crafters! This camp is filled with opportunities to design and construct technical elements for Finding Nemo Jr. the musical!  Bring our show to life with different projects designed to strengthen your creative thinking skills. This week will stretch your imagination and open up the world of theatrical design to you. All work completed at the end of Design Lab will be featured during the performances of Finding Nemo Jr.

 

This camp session is a new MORNING CAMP! Campers are dismissed at 12:00 pm. There is no camp on July 4th.

Week Five

Second rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Third rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

Production Week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 22 – 26

MORNING CAMP 5th-8th Grade Stage Makeup and Special Effects | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tuition: $210 (tuition cost reflects inclusion of materials fee for design heavy camps)

 

Ever wish to be old, a fantastical creature, or look like you just got in a fight? Make those wishes into reality in Stage Makeup & Special Effects. In this camp we’ll transform ourselves, twisting and painting our faces to become distinct characters. Name tags included if you’re unrecognizable to your grown ups at pick up.  

 

Campers will go home on Friday with a portfolio of unique looks constructed in class. 

 

 

AFTERNOON CAMP 5th-8th Grade Sketch Comedy | July 22 – 26

Designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

 

Dates: July 22 – 26 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $190

 

‘Live from Aspen, it’s Friday afternoon Live!’ Campers will learn the basics of comedic story structure and put their writing skills to the test, gaining  insight into what it means to produce a sketch from the writers room to live on stage. Friends and families are welcome to join us at the camp comedy club for a showcase of the sketches we’ve written through the week. 

 

Friends and Families: please join us for a sharetime class on July 26th!

 

Campers can join us for full days of camp this week by registering for both Stage Makeup & Special Effects AND Sketch Comedy. Campers enrolled in both camps will join our full day camps for lunch between their two camp sessions.

Week Eight

No programming this week | July 29 – August 2

 

No camp programming is offered for eighth graders the week of July 29 – August 2

Week Nine

5th-8th Broadway Bound

Session is designed for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade.

 

Dates: August 5th – 9th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Tuition: $385

 

Flex your triple-threat muscles! This powerful one week camp strengthens the core Musical Theatre skills of singing, acting and dancing. Young actors will perfect an audition-ready monologue and song, tackle choreography in practice-dance calls, and conclude with a mock-audition panel and feedback from Theatre Aspen’s artistic team. 

9th - 12 Grade

Week One

First Rehearsal Week: Shakespeare in the Park Production of Much Ado About Nothing | June 10 – 14

 

 

Information about Much Ado About Nothing including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)!

 

Audition for our 4th Annual Shakespeare in the Park production. Shakespeare in the Park is a long standing tradition, and actors in this production will join the thousands of other actors in youth and professional companies across the globe bringing The Bard’s words to life in the gorgeous John Denver Sanctuary. 

 

Past Shakespeare in the Park shows have included: The Tempest, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Week Two

Second Rehearsal Week: Shakespeare in the Park Production of Much Ado About Nothing | June 17 – 21

Week Three

Production Week: Shakespeare in the Park Production of Much Ado About Nothing | June 24 – 28

Week Four

First Rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 1 – 5

No Camp July 4th

 

Information about Xanadu including dates and registration can be found in the carousel of Production tabs below (scroll down)! 

 

Join us for 4 weeks of rehearsal and training, culminating in Theatre Aspen Education’s Summer Conservatory Production: Xanadu. Enter the roller disco 80’s dream that’s all mixed up with classic Greek Mythology, and of course, some Olivia Newton John. Please note the Summer Conservatory production is now for actors entering 8th-12th grade and graduating 2023 seniors. 

 

Past Shows have included: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Bright Star, Peter and the Starcatcher, and more.

Week Five

Second Rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 8 – 12

Week Six

Third Rehearsal week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 15 – 19

Week Seven

Production week: Summer Conservatory Production of Xanadu | July 22 – 26

Week Eight

No programming this week | July 29 – August 2

 

No camp programming is offered for 9 – 12 graders the week of July 29 – August 2

Week Nine

AFTERNOON CAMP 9th – 12th Broadway Bootcamp | August 5 – 9

Session is designed for students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade & graduating Seniors.

 

 

Dates: August 5 – 9 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm  

Tuition: $285

 

 

“Which way to the stage?” This session will strengthen the musical and dance skills required of the next generation of Broadway stars! Actors are asked to come in with a prepared monologue and song and receive critique on their auditioning skills, as well as participate in a professional style dance call. This session features callback material, including cold reading and sight singing, resume-building, and a workshop with one of our Mainstage actors. All culminating at the end of the week in another round of mock-auditions, this time in front of Theatre Aspen’s artistic staff and members of the MainStage summer acting company, followed by a Q&A with our Broadway actors. If you’re ready to step up your game and prepare for the world of professional auditions, this camp experience is for you

Summer Camp FAQs

SUMMER CAMP FAQ

 

Below are responses to some frequently asked questions regarding our summer camps and productions.

For remaining inquires please reach out to Education Manager Alicia Millerson at amillerson@theatreaspen.org

 

Q | What does my child’s day at camp look like? 

A | Theatre Aspen’s Camp Day is divided into enriching activities with a blend of rest time and outdoor team time. See below for more! 

EACH WEEK LONG K-4 CAMP HAS THE FOLLOWING BREAKDOWN: 

Activity Session 1

30 min snack break 

Activity Session 2

Hour long lunch/ recess

Activity session 3

Activity session 4

K/1 camps have an additional rest time after recess

 

Production camps also have a 30 minute snack break and hour long lunch. Production camp activities vary from camp to camp. 

 

Q | Which camp is the most age appropriate for my child?

A | Student registration is strongly recommended for the grade they are rising into! Please contact us if your student would benefit socially from attending a camp for which the grade recommendation aligns with the 2023-24 grade level rather than their rising grade. 

 

Q | What does my camper need to bring with them for their camp day? 

A | A water bottle, sunscreen/bug spray, snacks, lunch (no microwave or fridge), closed toed shoes, movement appropriate clothing, scripts, and clothing layers as will make your camper comfy. Remember on any day the weather is appropriate we will spend some time outside! 

 

Q | Where is camp drop off & pick up? 

A | Summer Camp 2024 locations are still being finalized, we hope to be back on the Aspen School District campus. Regardless of where camp is, drop off and pick up will be supervised by our full camp staff to ensure your camper’s safety. We will update this page with detailed information on location and procedures as soon as our camp location is confirmed.

 

Q | Who can pick up my camper? Can they leave by themselves? 

A | When registering your camper, you are asked to fill out a pickup permission question. All names listed there will be authorized to pick up your camper. On the form you can also authorize your camper to check themselves out. 

In your camp confirmation email a week prior to camp beginning, we will ask if anyone has updated pickup permissions. At that time you may let us know if you would like to add or take away names from your permitted list, or authorize your camper to check themselves out. 

 

If you have names to add to your pickup permission list during camp, you are asked to send a signed note with your camper in the morning.

 

If someone not on your list comes to pick up your camper, we will need a member of our camp staff to verbally confirm on a phone call with a parent/guardian that they are allowed to pick up your camper. 

 

Q | Will my camper have outside time? 

A | Yes! All K-4 camps have an Outdoor Team Time section devoted to outdoor games, exploring nature, and classic summer camp fun. Additionally all camps K-12 have a snack break and lunch outdoors, weather permitting. All camps may go outside to play the occasional game if the weather is right and we’re itching for some sunshine! 

 

Q| Is there a way to carpool with other families? 

A| Yes, when you register for camp you will elect into or out of the carpool list. If you elected in, your contact info will be shared in the Welcome to Camp email so you can get in touch with other parents to make carpool arrangements. 

 

Q| Can my camper be given/take medication at camp? 

A| We are First Aid trained, but not nurses! Your camper may take their own medication at camp, and we can give them reminders about when to take their medication, however we cannot administer it to them. We can administer Epi-Pens, if your camper uses an Epi-Pen please note it on your registration form so we can ensure we take that to carry through camp, or know where your camper stores their Epi-Pen.

 

 

Q| What food can my camper bring to camp? 

A| Anything but nuts! As nut allergies are widespread, please avoid bringing any nuts or nut based products (including peanuts) to camp. If we see a camper with a nut based food, we have to ask them to put it away or throw it out for safety reasons. Please remember neither a refrigerator nor a microwave is available for camper use. Don’t forget your silverware! 

 

Our camp day is incredibly dynamic and active. We ask that each camper brings an appropriate amount of snacks/lunch to fuel them through the day. 

 

We ask that campers do NOT share food in case anyone has an allergy or sensitivity they are unaware of, or didn’t know was contained in the food item that was shared with them. 

 

Q | How do I help my camper memorize their lines? 

A | Campers are encouraged to run lines with their adults at home! The best way to memorize lines is through repetition, and reviewing all dialogue several times before bedtime and upon waking up in the morning. Strategies for memorization will be taught/reviewed in every camp. 

 

Q | What shoes does my camper need for dance? 

A | Campers are asked to bring closed toed, closed heel shoes. Theatre Aspen’s summer camp is incredibly active, proper footwear is needed for the indoor and outdoor activities we will engage with. Campers are welcome to bring dance specific footwear (jazz shoes, ballet slippers, etc) but are not required to have it outside of production programs. 

 

Q | I need to pick up my camper early, what do I do? 

A | In the event you have pre-planned to pick up your camper early, we ask that you email us at education@theatreaspen.org or tell your camper’s counselor at drop off. In the event of a last minute early pick up, we ask that you text or call the camp administrative phone number at 720-583-3613. Whoever is on office duty at any given time will be logged into our administrative number and help facilitate pick up. 

 

Q | Can my camper call home during the camp day? 

A | If your camper is experiencing illness or distress, they should speak with the adult in charge of their camp. We will arrange for them to call a grown up if needed. We ask that if campers have cell phones/smart watches, they are put away during the camp day unless they are needed as medical monitoring devices. 

 

Q | How do I get tickets to my camper’s performance? 

A | Tickets for Finding Nemo Jr and Xanadu are available on our website, and the links will be sent home in our weekly wrap up emails. Reservations for Much Ado About Nothing are also on our website, however our Shakespeare in the Park program is presented free to all audiences. All other productions and showcases are by invitation and do not require tickets. 

 

Q | Where are the camp showcases, and what time do they start? 

A | Camp showcase location will be specified as soon as we lock in our overall summer camp location. A showcase/performance reminder email will be sent to you the day before your camper’s showcase for every camp they are enrolled in. 

 

Showcase times will vary from week to week depending on what and how much material we have to show. Showcases will typically begin between 3:30-3:45pm, and specific start times for your camper’s showcase that week will go out to you in the Showcase Reminder email each Thursday. 

 

Performances of Dinostars and The Works of Shel Silverstein will begin at 3:15pm on their respective performance dates. 

 

Q | I’m not getting any emails from Theatre Aspen about camp. What’s happening? 

A | Because Theatre Aspen emails come from an organizational rather than personal address, sometimes our emails get marked as spam or junk. Please ensure education@theatreaspen.org is saved in your trusted contacts, as every family will receive several important emails about camp and we want to make sure our info gets to you! 

 

Q | What is the Education End of Season Celebration? 

A | Theatre Aspen’s Education End of Season Celebration is a celebration for all young artists and families who have participated in TAE programs through the summer and prior school year. We will have food, speeches from graduating seniors, and certificates and TAE merchandise for all our program participants. It is a fantastic way to meet the other families in the TAE community and come together for a well deserved celebration of your children’s hard work and talent. 

This year’s end of season celebration is coupled with our 2pm Saturday Matinee performance of Xanadu. We encourage all TAE families to attend this event, invitations and RSVP requests will be sent out in early July, and the Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 27th at 4:00 pm. Families who RSVP to attend the Education Celebration will receive a code to purchase discounted tickets to the 2pm performance of Xanadu

 

Q | What are Theatre Aspen’s Camp Emergency procedures? 

A | At Theatre Aspen your camper’s safety is our #1 priority. Our staff is First Aid certified and trained in restorative conflict management, emotional regulation practices, and de-escalation procedures. 

 

Should your camper receive a physical injury at camp, we will let you know. Extremely minor injuries (like a paper cut) won’t warrant a reach out, but minor injuries like a big knee scrape will prompt a text to parents, and any major injuries like a sprained ankle, large fall, head or eye injury, or potential broken bone will get an immediate phone call. Extreme injuries or any situation where camp staff deems it necessary to ensure the safety of your child will warrant a 911 call. Parents will be called simultaneously to emergency response services by another camp staff member. 

 

Safety procedures can be found in this document. 

 

Theatre Aspen Full Time staff members are mandatory reporters in the State of Colorado and are legally required to report any potential abuse we notice or receive a disclosure about to the appropriate government agency. 

 

Q | Will my camper be photographed / filmed without parental consent? 

A | A Media Release Form is included in camp registration. If you do not consent to have your child’s likeness used in TA media, then no footage of them will be published per the media release. If your student is cast in Finding Nemo Jr., Much Ado About Nothing, or Xanadu, a performance of each production will be filmed and shared with participating families, but not published anywhere publicly. 

 

Q | Will my camper go on any field trips? 

A | If your camper is attending camp during the production week of Finding Nemo Jr. they will attend a performance or dress rehearsal of this production! In your camp’s welcome email, a field trip permission form will be included, please fill that out upon receipt. If performances are in a different location than camp, we typically travel using either RFTA bus transportation, or by the Theatre Aspen passenger van (if age appropriate for campers who don’t need car seats). 

 

Cast members of Finding Nemo Jr. will be taken to a performance of Much Ado About Nothing at the Hurst Theatre in the John Denver Sanctuary. More details to come in this production’s welcome email. 

 

Q | What’s your cancellation and refund policy? 

A | If a customer withdraws registration prior to 3 weeks before the program start date, they may receive a full refund less a 10% fee OR full credit towards a future Theatre Aspen program to be used within one year.

 

If a customer withdraws registration prior to 2 weeks before the program start date, they may receive a 90% credit towards a future Theatre Aspen program, but are not eligible for a refund. 

 

If a customer withdraws registration less than 2 weeks before the program start date, they are not eligible for either a program credit or a refund. 

The refund policy for students who are registered off of the waitlist for a camp remain the same as campers who were never on the waitlist. Once your registration is processed, you are subject to the same refund policies as all other customers. 

Registration for Summer 2024 Productions (Finding Nemo Jr., Much Ado About Nothing, Xanadu) is final and no refunds or credit will be issued. 

Families who are withdrawing due to an emergency and would like to discuss a possible exemption should contact Director of Education Vanessa Strahan at vanessa@theatreaspen.org

Customers are responsible for being aware of the Summer 2024 refund policy, as it is readily available on the Theatre Aspen website. Lack of awareness of the policy is not grounds for an exception to the policy. Our full policy can be found here. 

 

Q | Are scholarships available? 

A | YES! Theatre Aspen Education offers a variety of high-value programs to students of all ages, featuring industry professionals as teachers, directors, designers and more. Theatre Aspen Education teaches skills and provides opportunities to students that will build their skills and enrich their lives.

 

Theatre Aspen Education strives to make our programming inclusive to all students, and we proudly have never turned a student away due to financial need. In order to achieve this, Theatre Aspen Education offers need-based scholarships and payment plans.

 

Scholarships are generously underwritten by sponsors and donors, including Juliet Shield-Taylor and the Robins Foundation, Nancy Blank, and Jackie and Jerry Kehle. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to write a thank you letter which will be passed on to those donors who support our scholarship fund. Payment Plans are also available with the use of a valid credit card.

 

Beginning in 2022, we have made updates to our Scholarship Policy. Families will now be asked to self-identify which level of scholarship they would like, without disclosing any financial or circumstantial information. Complete this form PRIOR to registering for a program. If you register for a program without a scholarship code and request a refund for the difference, we are only able to provide a 93% refund due to our registration software’s usage fees. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming your scholarship level and providing you a registration code. 

 

Awarded scholarships will be valid until the end of the calendar year, and apply towards as many programs as you’d like. Scholarship codes are valid for all family members, if you have multiple students participating in our programs. If at any point during the year you would like to adjust your scholarship level, simply submit a new form with your requested level adjusted, and we will get you a new code.

 

In our effort to continue to meet all scholarships requested by participating families, we ask that as you consider what scholarship level makes our programming attainable for your family, you also consider the cost of implementing our programs, maintaining high quality staff, and providing scholarships to a large number of families. If some programs have a lower tuition amount and you are able to utilize a lower scholarship tier and still participate, we are happy to provide you with codes at multiple levels for one calendar year. We deeply appreciate your partnership to keep our programs accessible through scholarships for both your and many other families. 

 

Link to Scholarship application form HERE.

Summer 2024 Production Season

 

Every summer dozens of young actors grow and change on our stages. We’d love for you to be one of them.

Read more about all our production opportunities this summer in the tabs below.

Summer 2024 Production Season

 

 

Theatre Aspen Education is thrilled to announce the titles for our Summer 2024 Production Season – Finding Nemo Jr, Much Ado About Nothing, and Xanadu.

 

 

Summer Productions are a unique opportunity to build to fully produced shows through a rehearsal process accompanied by training classes to build not only on actors’ experience, but their toolkit of skills. Through these three, four, and five week rehearsal processes, actors will forge new friendships, become a stronger performer, and have their chance to shine onstage.

 

Click on the tab for each production to the right for information on how to join us for this season!

Summer Youth Musical

Finding Nemo Jr

Theatrical Classes | Performance Experience

Grades 4-7

Dates: June 17 – July 20, 2024

Performances: July 18th at 10am, July 19th at 10am and 2pm, July 20th at 10am 

Times: 9a-4p, Monday – Friday

Tuition: $1,250 

 

Directed by Alicia Millerson 

 

Theatre Aspen’s Summer Youth Musical provides an opportunity for actors entering Grades 4-7 to spend five weeks building skills, community, and confidence. This year we’re adding new elements to our program including kicking off with an audition workshop to ensure every actor can show us their best when we cast the show, and more time training in dance and acting so actors walk away with an even bigger toolkit. To participate in Finding Nemo Jr all you have to do is register, actors will audition and be cast into specific roles on the first two days of the camp. 

 

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the team behind Frozen. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

 

Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.

 

What happens during the Summer Youth Musical? 

 

Week 1: Audition Workshops, Auditions & Callbacks, Read Through, Skill Building Classes

Week 2: Blocking, Singing Technique Training, Music Rehearsals, Dance Class, Choreography Rehearsals, Character Building 

Week 3: Blocking, Music Rehearsals, Choreography Rehearsals, Ensemble Building, Design

Week 4:  Run Through Rehearsals, Sharpening Technique, Finalizing Designs

Week 5: Technical Rehearsals & Performances

 

Listen to the music from Finding Nemo Jr Here!

 

Questions about Finding Nemo Jr? Contact Director of Education Vanessa Strahan at vanessa@theatreaspen.org

Shakespeare in the Park

Much Ado About Nothing

 

Outdoor Fully-Produced Performances | Advanced Workshops; by Audition Only 

Grades 9-12

Dates: June 10th – 29th, 2024

Performances: June 27th, 28th, & 29th at 10am (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Times: 9a-4p, Monday – Friday

Tuition: $895

 

Directed by James Early

 

Get swept up in the Shakepearian world of Much Ado About Nothing in our 4th Annual Shakespeare in the Park production. Journey with us to Messina to laugh your way through some of Shakespeare’s finest enemies turned lovers, spiteful old men, bumbling police officers, brave and biting women, and of course, a trick wedding with a happy ending. We’ll explore the nuances of Shakespeare’s verbal and physical comedic prowess through rehearsal and production of this core piece in his cannon of romantic comedies. Actors will stretch their acting abilities by tackling a variety of roles, and receive training in acting, Shakespearean language, improv, movement and more!

 

Show Summary: 

 

Don Pedro, prince of Aragon, is visiting Messina after a victorious military engagement elsewhere. With him are his half-brother Don John, and his friends and fellow soldiers, Claudio and Benedick. The company of soldiers is greeted warmly by Leonato, governor of Messina—and his charming daughter Hero and incomparably witty niece Beatrice, both of marriageable age. Benedick and Beatrice immediately resume a long-standing merry (read: deadly) war of words; but Claudio and Hero are smitten by love-at-first-sight and quickly betrothed.

 

As this wedding is being planned, Don Pedro, Leonato, and Claudio also vow to make husband and wife of Benedick and Beatrice, both professed enemies of marriage, through a series of trick conversations and cleverly planned eavesdropping. In the meantime the villainous Don John, still angry at his brother and jealous of Claudio, joins with his henchmen, Borachio and Conrade, and plots to prevent the marriage of Claudio and Hero. 

 

Though the plots to divide the lovers are at first successful, the drunken boasting of a henchman will crumble Don John’s cruel plans. There are public accusations, mistaken deaths, promises to kill for honor, men desperate to make amends, women who will not be overrun or betrayed, and finally, a wedding. Romp, romance, and potential catastrophe collide in Shakespeare’s fast-moving, irresistibly hilarious, and energetic comedy!

 

 

Please consult the Auditions tab for information on how to audition for Much Ado About Nothing!

 

 

Questions about Much Ado About Nothing? Contact Director of Education Vanessa Strahan at vanessa@theatreaspen.org

Summer Musical Conservatory

Xanadu

 

 

Fully-Produced Performances | Advanced Workshops; by Audition Only 

Grades 8-12

Dates: July 1st – 27th, 2024

Performances: July 25th at 7pm, July 26th at 7pm, July 27th at 2pm and 7pm

Times: Mon – Fri, 9am-4pm

Tuition: $1,050

 

 

Directed by Joseph Grosso

Choreographed by Vanessa Strahan

 

 

This hilarious Tony Award-nominated roller-skating musical adventure is about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you. Xanadu rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar of the Electric Light Orchestra. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. This show is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

 

Actors in Xanadu will work with peers to bring to life the glitz and glamor of the roller disco in all its 80’s glory. They will create a fully realized production and receive specialized training in acting, vocal technique, and dance, as well as the opportunity to participate in workshops and masterclasses from industry professionals.

 

 

Show summary: 

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980. She is on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos ensues.

 

Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. You’ll have a tough time keeping the music out of your head or getting Xanadu out of your heart.

 

 

Please consult the Auditions tab for information on how to audition for Xanadu!

 

Questions about Xanadu? Contact Director of Education Vanessa Strahan at vanessa@theatreaspen.org

Watch Xanadu at the Tony Awards

Audition Process & Requirements

This year, Theatre Aspen Education is trying a new format for auditions for our summer shows. Please read the explanation below carefully to see all your options! 

 

 

Our 2024 production programs (Much Ado About Nothing, Xanadu) offer advanced-level training for students in grades 8-12 and participation is by audition only. Actors will audition to receive acceptance into our production program(s), and specific casting decisions will be made during the first week of rehearsals. Upon admission to either Summer production, students acknowledge that they will accept any role.

 

 

For Summer 2024 Productions, Theatre Aspen will be admitting actors in two stages. We will have a First Round audition and a Second Round audition. Actors who would like to be considered in the First Round may submit a tape by March 15th, or participate in our In Person Auditions on March 15th. Actors who are not sure about their summer plans at that point may participate in our Second Round audition by submitting a tape by May 1st. 

 

 

Step One: Everyone auditioning for Summer 2024 Productions should first fill out the following form: 

OPTION A: In Person Auditions. 

 

 

We will hold an in person audition on Friday March 15th at the Theatre Aspen Studio at the Red Brick Center for the Arts at 110 E Hallam St Suite 126, Aspen. Actors who participate in the in person audition are considered a part of the First Round of auditions. After the audition, actors will either be awarded a place in the program or deferred to the Second Round of auditions. If you are deferred, it means we still need to consider a larger pool of auditionees before we make a final decision on your spot in the program. If deferred, you will receive a detailed list of notes from us on your audition pieces, and asked to submit a tape taking those notes into consideration by the Second Round deadline on May 1st. 

 

 

Why audition in person? In Person auditions allow us to give notes and work with you in the room, which could mean we will see something we wouldn’t see on a tape which leads to our offering you a spot in the First Round of auditions. 

 

 

Auditionees coming in person should bring a printed performance resume and headshot with them to the audition. 

OPTION B: Tape Submissions

 

 

You may submit a taped audition rather than attending in person if it isn’t possible for you to attend in person, you prefer a tape, or you do not live locally. Tapes submitted by March 15th will be considered a First Round audition, and auditionees will either receive an offer for a spot in a production, or a deferral to the Second Round audition. If deferred, you will receive a detailed list of notes from us on your audition pieces, and asked to submit a second tape taking those notes into consideration by the Second Round deadline on May 1st. 

 

 

You may also submit only in the Second Round of auditions if you do not know your summer plans for certain by March 15th. Tapes submitted between March 15th and May 1st will be considered with the Second Round of auditions. 

 

 

If you are not local during the school year and receive a deferral from your First Round audition, we will offer you the opportunity to immediately re-submit your tape in response to our notes or to schedule a Zoom audition and receive a final decision by the end of March so you can lock in your summer plans. 

 

 

Auditionees submitting by tapes should submit their videos and auditions packets through the Google Form below. You may either attach a video file into the form or submit a link to a YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive file. Audition submissions should also include a performance resume and headshot. 

Q&A ABOUT THE NEW PROGRAM

 

Why audition in the First Round? 

 

Both productions have a limited number of roles, and once spots are filled in the First Round of auditions, we will then have a more limited number of spots to offer to Second Round auditionees. It also allows actors who live outside of the Roaring Fork Valley during the school year to have an answer regarding their summer plans earlier. 

 

What is the audition and acceptance timeline? 

 

Actors who are accepted through the First Round will be notified of their acceptance no later than March 22nd. At this time families will officially register and pay tuition for program(s). Families will be required to complete registration within one week of casting, scholarships and payment plans are available. If registration is not completed within one week, the spot may be released and they will need to be reconsidered with the Second Round. 

 

Actors who are accepted through the Second Round will be notified of their acceptance no later than May 10th. Artistic teams also reserve the right to extend an offer of acceptance on a rolling basis anytime between March 15th and May 10th if a submission is strong enough. Upon receiving acceptance families will officially register and pay tuition for program(s). Families will be required to complete registration within one week of casting, scholarships and payment plans are available.

 

Specific casting decisions will be made after callbacks are completed on the first day of each program. 

 

Have the grade ranges for the productions changed? 

 

Yes. We’ve decided that actors in both productions will be better served by our new grade range format. By changing the scaffolding of ages across all our productions and offering new complimentary training programs and productions which are more highly attuned to the skill and potential level of each grade band of actors, we will be able to increase the quality of our training and actors’ experience. 

 

Shakespeare in the Park (Much Ado About Nothing) is now for actors entering 9th grade through having just graduated high school. 

 

Summer Musical Conservatory (Xanadu) is now for actors entering 8th grade through having just graduated high school. 

 

Summer Youth Musical (Finding Nemo Jr) is now for actors entering 4th through 7th grade. Actors who have just completed 7th grade may be considered for Nemo at special request, or if they audition for Xanadu and are not offered a role. 

 

I have a question about Summer Productions. Who do I reach out to? 

 

Please send any questions to vanessa@theatreaspen.org

 

I’m still confused about the new audition format. How does it work? 

 

See the graphics below which should simplify everything! 

What to Prepare for Auditions

 

Those auditioning for Much Ado About Nothing must prepare:

  • ONE monologue from the selection of four in the document linked below. 
  • Actors should select the monologue they feel most connected to, regardless of gender of the characters as originally written. 
  • Much Ado Monologues Here

 

Those auditioning for Xanadu must prepare:

  • 16-32 bars from a song from a contemporary musical OR a pop song. Song must be memorized. Effective song selections will highlight your vocal range and character choices. Songs should be sung with accompaniment (use a pre-recorded backing track from YouTube or other source). 

 

Actors wishing to be considered for both productions are required to submit both a Shakespeare monologue and a song. 

 

Please note: the Creative Teams for these productions may be making casting decisions based solely on these video audition submissions/in person audition March 15th. Preparation is key– help us see your full range of abilities!

 

Casting Considerations & Timeline

 

In order to broaden the educational opportunities for our young artists, Theatre Aspen offers two Summer Productions to complement and enhance their range of experiences.

 

Actors must indicate on their audition form whether they are available to be cast in Shakespeare in the Park (Much Ado About Nothing), Summer Conservatory (Xanadu), or BOTH productions. Enrollment is capped in each production based on the needs of the show. Much Ado will have a maximum of 13 actors, Xanadu will have a maximum of 25 actors. 

 

Round One Timeline: Actors who audition in person or submit a tape by March 15th will receive either an offer of acceptance or a deferral by March 22nd.

 

Round Two Timeline: Actors who submit a tape (or resubmit after a deferral) between March 15th and May 1st will receive offers of acceptance on a rolling basis. If a submission is strong enough the artistic teams may make an offer of acceptance any time after the tape is submitted, but the final deadline for audition tapes is May 1st and all offers of acceptance will be extended by May 10th. Everyone who submits an audition will hear back from us one way or the other.

 

A note on casting: The Creative Team is diligent in our efforts to cast actors in roles that will both help them experience growth, as well as ensure the success of each production as a whole. Upon admission to a Summer production, actors acknowledge that they will accept any role.

 

Please send any questions to vanessa@theatreaspen.org

Summer 2024 Production Season

Summer 2024 Production Season

 

 

Theatre Aspen Education is thrilled to announce the titles for our Summer 2024 Production Season – Finding Nemo Jr, Much Ado About Nothing, and Xanadu.

 

 

Summer Productions are a unique opportunity to build to fully produced shows through a rehearsal process accompanied by training classes to build not only on actors’ experience, but their toolkit of skills. Through these three, four, and five week rehearsal processes, actors will forge new friendships, become a stronger performer, and have their chance to shine onstage.

 

Click on the tab for each production to the right for information on how to join us for this season!

Finding Nemo Jr (4th-7th)

Summer Youth Musical

Finding Nemo Jr

Theatrical Classes | Performance Experience

Grades 4-7

Dates: June 17 – July 20, 2024

Performances: July 18th at 10am, July 19th at 10am and 2pm, July 20th at 10am 

Times: 9a-4p, Monday – Friday

Tuition: $1,250 

 

Directed by Alicia Millerson 

 

Theatre Aspen’s Summer Youth Musical provides an opportunity for actors entering Grades 4-7 to spend five weeks building skills, community, and confidence. This year we’re adding new elements to our program including kicking off with an audition workshop to ensure every actor can show us their best when we cast the show, and more time training in dance and acting so actors walk away with an even bigger toolkit. To participate in Finding Nemo Jr all you have to do is register, actors will audition and be cast into specific roles on the first two days of the camp. 

 

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the team behind Frozen. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

 

Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.

 

What happens during the Summer Youth Musical? 

 

Week 1: Audition Workshops, Auditions & Callbacks, Read Through, Skill Building Classes

Week 2: Blocking, Singing Technique Training, Music Rehearsals, Dance Class, Choreography Rehearsals, Character Building 

Week 3: Blocking, Music Rehearsals, Choreography Rehearsals, Ensemble Building, Design

Week 4:  Run Through Rehearsals, Sharpening Technique, Finalizing Designs

Week 5: Technical Rehearsals & Performances

 

Listen to the music from Finding Nemo Jr Here!

 

Questions about Finding Nemo Jr? Contact Director of Education Vanessa Strahan at vanessa@theatreaspen.org

Shakespeare in the Park - Much Ado About Nothing (9th-12th)

Shakespeare in the Park

Much Ado About Nothing

 

Outdoor Fully-Produced Performances | Advanced Workshops; by Audition Only 

Grades 9-12

Dates: June 10th – 29th, 2024

Performances: June 27th, 28th, & 29th at 10am (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Times: 9a-4p, Monday – Friday

Tuition: $895

 

Directed by James Early

 

Get swept up in the Shakepearian world of Much Ado About Nothing in our 4th Annual Shakespeare in the Park production. Journey with us to Messina to laugh your way through some of Shakespeare’s finest enemies turned lovers, spiteful old men, bumbling police officers, brave and biting women, and of course, a trick wedding with a happy ending. We’ll explore the nuances of Shakespeare’s verbal and physical comedic prowess through rehearsal and production of this core piece in his cannon of romantic comedies. Actors will stretch their acting abilities by tackling a variety of roles, and receive training in acting, Shakespearean language, improv, movement and more!

 

Show Summary: 

 

Don Pedro, prince of Aragon, is visiting Messina after a victorious military engagement elsewhere. With him are his half-brother Don John, and his friends and fellow soldiers, Claudio and Benedick. The company of soldiers is greeted warmly by Leonato, governor of Messina—and his charming daughter Hero and incomparably witty niece Beatrice, both of marriageable age. Benedick and Beatrice immediately resume a long-standing merry (read: deadly) war of words; but Claudio and Hero are smitten by love-at-first-sight and quickly betrothed.

 

As this wedding is being planned, Don Pedro, Leonato, and Claudio also vow to make husband and wife of Benedick and Beatrice, both professed enemies of marriage, through a series of trick conversations and cleverly planned eavesdropping. In the meantime the villainous Don John, still angry at his brother and jealous of Claudio, joins with his henchmen, Borachio and Conrade, and plots to prevent the marriage of Claudio and Hero. 

 

Though the plots to divide the lovers are at first successful, the drunken boasting of a henchman will crumble Don John’s cruel plans. There are public accusations, mistaken deaths, promises to kill for honor, men desperate to make amends, women who will not be overrun or betrayed, and finally, a wedding. Romp, romance, and potential catastrophe collide in Shakespeare’s fast-moving, irresistibly hilarious, and energetic comedy!

 

 

Please consult the Auditions tab for information on how to audition for Much Ado About Nothing!

 

 

Questions about Much Ado About Nothing? Contact Director of Education Vanessa Strahan at vanessa@theatreaspen.org

Summer Musical Conservatory - Xanadu (8th-12th)

Summer Musical Conservatory

Xanadu

 

 

Fully-Produced Performances | Advanced Workshops; by Audition Only 

Grades 8-12

Dates: July 1st – 27th, 2024

Performances: July 25th at 7pm, July 26th at 7pm, July 27th at 2pm and 7pm

Times: Mon – Fri, 9am-4pm

Tuition: $1,050

 

 

Directed by Joseph Grosso

Choreographed by Vanessa Strahan

 

 

This hilarious Tony Award-nominated roller-skating musical adventure is about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you. Xanadu rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar of the Electric Light Orchestra. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. This show is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

 

Actors in Xanadu will work with peers to bring to life the glitz and glamor of the roller disco in all its 80’s glory. They will create a fully realized production and receive specialized training in acting, vocal technique, and dance, as well as the opportunity to participate in workshops and masterclasses from industry professionals.

 

 

Show summary: 

Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980. She is on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos ensues.

 

Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. You’ll have a tough time keeping the music out of your head or getting Xanadu out of your heart.

 

 

Please consult the Auditions tab for information on how to audition for Xanadu!

 

Questions about Xanadu? Contact Director of Education Vanessa Strahan at vanessa@theatreaspen.org

Watch Xanadu at the Tony Awards

Audition Information

Audition Process & Requirements

This year, Theatre Aspen Education is trying a new format for auditions for our summer shows. Please read the explanation below carefully to see all your options! 

 

 

Our 2024 production programs (Much Ado About Nothing, Xanadu) offer advanced-level training for students in grades 8-12 and participation is by audition only. Actors will audition to receive acceptance into our production program(s), and specific casting decisions will be made during the first week of rehearsals. Upon admission to either Summer production, students acknowledge that they will accept any role.

 

 

For Summer 2024 Productions, Theatre Aspen will be admitting actors in two stages. We will have a First Round audition and a Second Round audition. Actors who would like to be considered in the First Round may submit a tape by March 15th, or participate in our In Person Auditions on March 15th. Actors who are not sure about their summer plans at that point may participate in our Second Round audition by submitting a tape by May 1st. 

 

 

Step One: Everyone auditioning for Summer 2024 Productions should first fill out the following form: 

OPTION A: In Person Auditions. 

 

 

We will hold an in person audition on Friday March 15th at the Theatre Aspen Studio at the Red Brick Center for the Arts at 110 E Hallam St Suite 126, Aspen. Actors who participate in the in person audition are considered a part of the First Round of auditions. After the audition, actors will either be awarded a place in the program or deferred to the Second Round of auditions. If you are deferred, it means we still need to consider a larger pool of auditionees before we make a final decision on your spot in the program. If deferred, you will receive a detailed list of notes from us on your audition pieces, and asked to submit a tape taking those notes into consideration by the Second Round deadline on May 1st. 

 

 

Why audition in person? In Person auditions allow us to give notes and work with you in the room, which could mean we will see something we wouldn’t see on a tape which leads to our offering you a spot in the First Round of auditions. 

 

 

Auditionees coming in person should bring a printed performance resume and headshot with them to the audition. 

OPTION B: Tape Submissions

 

 

You may submit a taped audition rather than attending in person if it isn’t possible for you to attend in person, you prefer a tape, or you do not live locally. Tapes submitted by March 15th will be considered a First Round audition, and auditionees will either receive an offer for a spot in a production, or a deferral to the Second Round audition. If deferred, you will receive a detailed list of notes from us on your audition pieces, and asked to submit a second tape taking those notes into consideration by the Second Round deadline on May 1st. 

 

 

You may also submit only in the Second Round of auditions if you do not know your summer plans for certain by March 15th. Tapes submitted between March 15th and May 1st will be considered with the Second Round of auditions. 

 

 

If you are not local during the school year and receive a deferral from your First Round audition, we will offer you the opportunity to immediately re-submit your tape in response to our notes or to schedule a Zoom audition and receive a final decision by the end of March so you can lock in your summer plans. 

 

 

Auditionees submitting by tapes should submit their videos and auditions packets through the Google Form below. You may either attach a video file into the form or submit a link to a YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive file. Audition submissions should also include a performance resume and headshot. 

Q&A ABOUT THE NEW PROGRAM

 

Why audition in the First Round? 

 

Both productions have a limited number of roles, and once spots are filled in the First Round of auditions, we will then have a more limited number of spots to offer to Second Round auditionees. It also allows actors who live outside of the Roaring Fork Valley during the school year to have an answer regarding their summer plans earlier. 

 

What is the audition and acceptance timeline? 

 

Actors who are accepted through the First Round will be notified of their acceptance no later than March 22nd. At this time families will officially register and pay tuition for program(s). Families will be required to complete registration within one week of casting, scholarships and payment plans are available. If registration is not completed within one week, the spot may be released and they will need to be reconsidered with the Second Round. 

 

Actors who are accepted through the Second Round will be notified of their acceptance no later than May 10th. Artistic teams also reserve the right to extend an offer of acceptance on a rolling basis anytime between March 15th and May 10th if a submission is strong enough. Upon receiving acceptance families will officially register and pay tuition for program(s). Families will be required to complete registration within one week of casting, scholarships and payment plans are available.

 

Specific casting decisions will be made after callbacks are completed on the first day of each program. 

 

Have the grade ranges for the productions changed? 

 

Yes. We’ve decided that actors in both productions will be better served by our new grade range format. By changing the scaffolding of ages across all our productions and offering new complimentary training programs and productions which are more highly attuned to the skill and potential level of each grade band of actors, we will be able to increase the quality of our training and actors’ experience. 

 

Shakespeare in the Park (Much Ado About Nothing) is now for actors entering 9th grade through having just graduated high school. 

 

Summer Musical Conservatory (Xanadu) is now for actors entering 8th grade through having just graduated high school. 

 

Summer Youth Musical (Finding Nemo Jr) is now for actors entering 4th through 7th grade. Actors who have just completed 7th grade may be considered for Nemo at special request, or if they audition for Xanadu and are not offered a role. 

 

I have a question about Summer Productions. Who do I reach out to? 

 

Please send any questions to vanessa@theatreaspen.org

 

I’m still confused about the new audition format. How does it work? 

 

See the graphics below which should simplify everything! 

What to Prepare for Auditions

 

Those auditioning for Much Ado About Nothing must prepare:

  • ONE monologue from the selection of four in the document linked below. 
  • Actors should select the monologue they feel most connected to, regardless of gender of the characters as originally written. 
  • Much Ado Monologues Here

 

Those auditioning for Xanadu must prepare:

  • 16-32 bars from a song from a contemporary musical OR a pop song. Song must be memorized. Effective song selections will highlight your vocal range and character choices. Songs should be sung with accompaniment (use a pre-recorded backing track from YouTube or other source). 

 

Actors wishing to be considered for both productions are required to submit both a Shakespeare monologue and a song. 

 

Please note: the Creative Teams for these productions may be making casting decisions based solely on these video audition submissions/in person audition March 15th. Preparation is key– help us see your full range of abilities!

 

Casting Considerations & Timeline

 

In order to broaden the educational opportunities for our young artists, Theatre Aspen offers two Summer Productions to complement and enhance their range of experiences.

 

Actors must indicate on their audition form whether they are available to be cast in Shakespeare in the Park (Much Ado About Nothing), Summer Conservatory (Xanadu), or BOTH productions. Enrollment is capped in each production based on the needs of the show. Much Ado will have a maximum of 13 actors, Xanadu will have a maximum of 25 actors. 

 

Round One Timeline: Actors who audition in person or submit a tape by March 15th will receive either an offer of acceptance or a deferral by March 22nd.

 

Round Two Timeline: Actors who submit a tape (or resubmit after a deferral) between March 15th and May 1st will receive offers of acceptance on a rolling basis. If a submission is strong enough the artistic teams may make an offer of acceptance any time after the tape is submitted, but the final deadline for audition tapes is May 1st and all offers of acceptance will be extended by May 10th. Everyone who submits an audition will hear back from us one way or the other.

 

A note on casting: The Creative Team is diligent in our efforts to cast actors in roles that will both help them experience growth, as well as ensure the success of each production as a whole. Upon admission to a Summer production, actors acknowledge that they will accept any role.

 

Please send any questions to vanessa@theatreaspen.org

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