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“A great regional theater”

Theatre Aspen Hurst Theatre
Ranked #27 of 111 things to do in Aspen
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Owner description: Theatre Aspen is a professional theatre, nestled in the beautiful Rio Grande Park. Broadway actors and local artists combine talents to offer first-rate productions in a summer repertory fashion. Musicals, plays and family entertainment are all featured...
Reviewed 13 June 2012

Having visited the theater on each of several summer trips to Aspen, I fully recommend a visit to Theatre Aspen. The company makes the most of its humble space with great acting. After days of hiking, Theatre Aspen is the way to complete a visit to Aspen.

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Reviewed 3 June 2012

This little gem of a theater serves up sensational productions every summer in the most intimate and charming "theater in the park" -- it's under a tent in the magnificently redesigned Rio Grand Park, a destination worth visiting to see the John Denver Sanctuary.

The theater is conveniently located in the center of Aspen with wonderful restaurants and easy parking near by. Curtain time is 7:30, except for the family shows which start earlier. As a local, I haven't missed a Theatre Aspen production in years, and given Aspen's world-class performing arts community (classical and jazz music festivals, ballet, and opera), that's saying a lot.

Every summer features three shows, usually a play (prior years featured "Dinner With Friends," "Becky's New Car," "Same Time Next Year," "Chapter 2"), a musical ("Little Shop of Horrors," "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," "Marvelous Wonderettes," "Love, Janis") and a family show ("Annie," "Seussical," "Frog & Toad"). The 2012 season features the musical "Avenue Q," the play "The 39 Steps" and the family show "How I Became a Pirate".

Whether you're a discerning theater critic or a theater enthusiast, Theatre Aspen presents Broadway talent (just peruse the playbill) at a fraction of the cost of a Broadway show, and in a delightful and enchanting setting. Run, hike, bike (like the rest of fitness-crazed Aspen) -- just hurry -- to Theatre Aspen!

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Reviewed 12 July 2009

Hilarious, well done theater production! We saw The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and were SO impressed. My friend, a NYC resident, said she had seen much worse on Broadway. This little theatre has been sold out for many shows, so make sure to make reservations.

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Reviewed 9 October 2012
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