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



Theatre Aspen’s Hurst Theatre

470 Rio Grande Place
Aspen, CO 81611


The Summer Conservatory Experience

Auditions and Availability

Our 2020 Conservatory Summer Show, Beauty and the Beast, offers advanced-level training for students in grades 7-12+ and participation is by audition only.

For questions regarding the audition process or either production, please contact

Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal/Performance Dates:



Audition Requirements


Please note: the Creative Teams for these productions may be making final casting decisions based solely on these video audition submissions. Preparation is key— help us to see your full range of abilities!


Download breakdown and audition resources here.


All candidates must submit an audition using the link below, including a resume, headshot and audition video(s) – Youtube link, Dropbox or other online format. If you have technical questions about creating, editing, saving/exporting, or uploading video, we can help answer some of your questions. Email us at


Those auditioning for Beauty and the Beast must prepare:

  • 16-32 bars from a song from a contemporary or classic musical. Song must be memorized. Effective song selections will highlight your vocal range and character choices. You MAY submit 2 contrasting songs if you feel this will more fully showcase your abilities.
  • A comic or light dramatic monologue 45-90 seconds in length. Must be memorized.


DEADLINE: Update: Audition videos are accepted February 20 through May 1. Candidates are encouraged to submit earlier than later, as the programs may fill prior to the deadline. Due to voice changes, evolving candidate pool, show selection, limited space, and other factors, prior Summer Conservatory students must re-apply and audition each year.


A note on casting: The Creative Team is diligent in our efforts to cast students 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 Conservatory production, students acknowledge that they will accept any role.

A Tale as Old as Time …

Evolve your individual performance skills while working with your peers to stage a classic tale of transformation: Beauty and the Beast. As a Conservatory student, you will receive specialized training in musical theatre, as well as workshops and masterclasses from industry professionals. Plus, you’ll use your newly refined skills to bring this “tale as old as time” to life on the District Theatre stage.



  • Training in ensemble performance, character movement, and more
  • Classes in acting and dancing
  • 8 fully-produced performances in the District Theatre
  • Meet new friends and strengthen your existing friendships


Dates: Casting Auditions June 30 and July 1, 2020; Rehearsals M-F July 6 – July 28, 2020
Performances: July 29-Aug 2, 2020
Times: 9a-4p
Tuition: Only $1250; Scholarships available


Directed by Graham Northrup. Music Direction By Dory Light. Choreography by Luke Ryan. Open to all rising 7th-12th graders.

Beauty and the Beast is generously underwritten by Lynda and Stewart Resnick