Our 2020 Conservatory programs (A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Beauty and the Beast) offer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Those auditioning for A Midsummer Night’s Dream must prepare:
Those auditioning for Beauty and the Beast must prepare:
Students wishing to be considered for either/both productions must submit all of the above materials.
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.
In order to broaden the educational opportunities for our students, Theatre Aspen is offering a second fully-produced Conservatory production to complement and enhance the students’ range of experiences.
Students must indicate on their audition form whether they are available to be cast in Midsummer, Beauty and the Beast, or EITHER or BOTH productions. Enrollment is capped in each production based on the needs of the show.
Based on your stated availability and audition, applicants may be accepted to one production or the other, with a limited number of students accepted into both productions, as dictated by each production’s needs. As there is some overlap in rehearsal schedules, students involved in both productions will be excused from affected rehearsals as necessary.
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 Midsummer Night’s Dream Rehearsal/Performance Dates:
Beauty and the Beast Rehearsal/Performance Dates:
Please indicate which Conservatory production(s) you are willing/available to participate in. Your selection will inform our Creative Team’s casting decisions, so please only indicate productions that fit with your schedule and that you will accept a role in, if offered.
-I would ONLY like to be considered for Midsummer
-I would ONLY like to be considered for Beauty and the Beast
-I would like to be considered for EITHER Midsummer OR Beauty and the Beast (i.e. I would only like to be cast in one show, but have no preference)
-I would like to be considered for BOTH Midsummer and Beauty and the Beast (but I might only get cast in one)
Move over Lin-Manuel! Discover for yourself why Shakespeare is the preeminent wordsmith of all time in our most exciting addition to the summer line-up! Get acquainted with the timeless genius of William Shakespeare in the original RomCom – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lots of great roles, with fully-produced performances happening in the time-honored tradition of Shakespeare in the Park.
Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 11, 2020; Rehearsals M-F June 15 – July 6, 2020
Performances: July 7-11, 2020
Tuition: Only $995; Scholarships available
Directed by Elissa Russell and Graham Northrup. Open to all rising 7th-12th graders.
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 Hurst Theatre stage.
Dates: Callbacks (as needed) June 27, 2020; Rehearsals M-F June 29 – July 22, 2020
Performances: July 23-29, 2020
Tuition: Only $1250; Scholarships available
Directed by Graham Northrup. Choreography by Luke Ryan. Open to all rising 7th-12th graders.
*Significant bundle discount applies if student participates in both productions*