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 Lion King Jr.

April 9 - 11, 2020


Rehearsals begin February 3, running Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4p to 6:30p whenever Aspen School District is in session. An additional rehearsal may take place Saturday, April 4th if needed. Rehearsals will take place at Dance Progressions, 403 Aspen Airport Business Center, Aspen

Tech Week

Final rehearsals in which the acting, singing and dancing are combined with the other technical elements of the show (lights, sound, costumes, etc) is called Tech Week. It begins April 6, and rehearsals are 4pm-8pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week to allow our design and technical professionals enough time to put the show together.


Please be sure you and your student can commit to this rehearsal process. Unanticipated absences can make it very difficult for the cast to prepare efficiently and effectively for a stellar show.


Thursday, April 9 @ 6:30 pm


Friday, April 10 @ 6:30 pm


Saturday, April 11 @ 2:00 pm AND 6:30 pm


For the performance days, actors will be “called” (expected to arrive) 90 minutes before the show opens, and released when their costumes, etc. have been restored to their dressing rooms after the show.


Performances are at the District Theatre at Aspen Elementary School. Tickets will be available on Theatre Aspen’s website closer to the show’s opening.

About the Show

Disney’s The Lion King has long captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. Theatre Aspen Education is bringing the African savanna to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle … and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

About the Creative Team

Elissa Russell, Theatre Aspen’s Education Manager, will serve as director for The Lion King Jr.


Terry Lee will serve as Music Director, and Luke Ryan will choreograph.


The Spring Youth Production is open to all middle school students valley-wide who are currently enrolled in 5th – 8th grade.

Junior Company

Not old enough to audition? We also have a junior company! Students in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to join the ensemble and perform in one musical number.

Simply attend 3 of our April rehearsals and pick 1-2 performances to participate in.



Friday April 3rd, 4PM – 6:30PM at Dance Progressions in the ABC

Saturday April 4th, 12PM – 4PM at The District Theater

Wednesday April 8th, time TBD at The District Theater


Info and registration here!


Tuition is $650 and payable upon acceptance to the Spring Youth Production. Scholarships and payment plans available. Theatre Aspen School has never turned anyone away due to financial need.

Backstage Help

We are always in need of backstage help for our productions! If you are a high school student or older and are interested in assisting on one of our productions, please reach out to

Due to the evolving nature of the Covid-19 outbreak, performances of The Lion King Jr are postponed until further notice.

Stay tuned for more information, and please direct any questions to