The new Hurst Theatre is the setting for Theatre Aspen's new production of Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's LES MISERABLES, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, with music by Schönberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. The multiple Tony Award-winner opens June 21st and runs the entire summer, through August 17th.
Mark Martino will direct and choreograph LES MISERABLES. A TA favorite, Martino's successes include Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Little Shop of Horrors.
Fully Committed, by Becky Mode, is a one-man tour-de-force comedy, which will be directed by multiple Emmy-winner Jay Sandrich. The one act opens July 5th and will feature an as-yet-to-be-cast actor who will also appear in LES MISERABLES. Fully Committed closes August 15th.
TA offers the family musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (book, music and lyrics by Clark M. Gesner, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa), running July 11th-August 17th. This is the revised version, directed on Broadway by Michael Mayer, who also contributed to the new script. Artistic Director Paige Price will direct, with choreography by Broadway veteran JoAnn M. Hunter. The musical features a wide variety of musical styles and while the book targets young audiences, the sharp writing and sophisticated lyrics will appeal to grownups as well.