The Aspen Music Festival and School and Theatre Aspen introduced the whole casting for a really particular live performance manufacturing of the Rodgers & Hammerstein traditional musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Concert on Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm within the Benedict Music Tent (960 North third Street, Aspen, CO 81611). This would be the third collaboration between two of Aspen’s most iconic arts organizations.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Concert options route by Marc Bruni (Broadway’s Beautiful – The Carole King Musical), music route/conducting by Andy Einhorn (Broadway’s Hello, Dolly!), choreography by two-time Tony Award® nominee Denis Jones (Broadway’s Tootsie), and a full symphony orchestra comprised of scholars from the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Starring as Maria is Christy Altomare (Broadway’s Anastasia), who’s joined by Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Broadway’s Hamilton) as Captain von Trapp. Both Christy Altomare and Brandon Victor Dixon are returning to the Benedict Music Tent of their third and second productions, respectively.
Joining Altomare and Dixon are Ashley Blanchet (Waitress) as Elsa, Grammy Award winner Ana María Martínez (The Metropolitan Opera) as Mother Abbess, and Grammy and two-time Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar (Broadway’s Mrs. Doubtfire) as Max.
The principal firm might be joined by a forged made up of native youth performers, Theatre Aspen summer season season firm members and singers from the Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS program of the Aspen Music Festival and School, and consists of Sydney Borchers, Megan Brilleslyper, Katharine Burns, Amelia Burshe, Eleanor Carroll, Valérie Filloux, Kayleigh Flynn, Chance Friedman, Claire Griffin, Peyton Herzog, Julia Holoman, Grace Lerew, Emma McAlister, Nina Mutalifu, James Nottingham, Sierra Quint, Jessica Reese, Anna Riley, Logan Saad, Nijel Smith, Harry Spitteler, and Gabrielle Turgeon.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Concert options music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based mostly on guide by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, recommended by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. Concert Adaptation by Corby Kummer. This night builds upon the success of The Sweetest Sounds: The Music of Richard Rodgers in 2021 and South Pacific in 2019. The night is offered by particular association with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, a Concord firm.
ABOUT THEATRE ASPEN
As Theatre Aspen approaches its fortieth season in 2023, it continues to rekindle a way of discovery in audiences who stay in and go to the Roaring Fork Valley by producing large theatre in a small area with intimate storytelling. Each season at Theatre Aspen guarantees to convey world-class theatre dramatically nearer, with revolutionary and imaginative productions of each performs and musicals, complemented by an assortment of group occasions together with late-night cabarets, academic applications and performances, collaborations with different Aspen arts organizations, and new works displays. Theatre Aspen additionally boasts a powerful Apprentice Program, one of many largest within the nation, dedicated to coaching the following technology of theatrical artists and directors.
ABOUT THE ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL
The Aspen Music Festival and School is certainly one of America’s premier classical music competition, presenting greater than 200 musical occasions throughout its eight-week summer season season in Aspen. The group attracts high classical musicians from around the globe to this Colorado mountain retreat for an unparalleled mixture of performances and music schooling. The almost 500 college students come from most U.S. states and greater than 30 nations to play in 5 orchestras, sing, conduct, compose and examine with 100 famend artist-faculty members from the world’s nice symphony orchestras and opera homes. Professionals and college students examine and carry out collectively. Students characterize the sphere’s finest younger expertise; many have already begun their skilled careers, and others are about to launch.
Renowned alumni embody violinists Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Robert McDuffie, Midori, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Gil Shaham; pianists Ingrid Fliter, Orli Shaham, Conrad Tao, Yuja Wang, Wu Han and Joyce Yang; conductors Marin Alsop, James Conlon, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Trevino and Joshua Weilerstein; composers William Bolcom, Philip Glass, David Lang, Augusta Read Thomas, Bright Sheng and Joan Tower; vocalists Jamie Barton, Sasha Cooke, Renée Fleming, Dawn Upshaw and Tamara Wilson; cellists Lynn Harrell and Alisa Weilerstein; guitarist Sharon Isbin; performer Peter Schickele; and bassist Edgar Meyer.
ABOUT THEATRE ASPEN’S 2022 SUMMER SEASON
A Musical Fable
June 27 – July 23
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Director: Hannah Ryan
Choreographer: Hollie Wright
Music Director: Andy Einhorn
Regarded by many theatre professionals because the most interesting musical ever created, Gypsy is the final word story of an formidable stage mom combating for her daughters’ success – whereas secretly craving for her personal. Set all throughout America within the Twenties and 30s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents’ landmark present explores the world of two-bit present enterprise with brass, humor, coronary heart, and class.
The celebrated rating by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim boasts one wonderful hit after one other, together with: “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Was Married,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmick,” “Small World,” and “Together Wherever We Go.”
The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
August 1 – August 23
Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music by Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Director: Hunter Foster
Choreographer: Ray Mercer
Music Director: Eric Alsford
With phenomenal music, memorable characters, and nice storytelling, Jersey Boys follows the fascinating evolution of 4 blue-collar children who turned one of many best successes in pop-music historical past. Winner of Best Musical at each the Tony Awards® and Olivier Awards®, Jersey Boys takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to find the key of a 40-year friendship because the foursome work their means from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of stardom. Thrill your audiences with electrifying performances of chart-topping hits together with “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Dawn,” and “My Eyes Adored You,” which introduced The Four Seasons the very best honor: induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Theatre Aspen Education
The John Denver Sanctuary
Theatre Aspen Summer Cabaret Series
July 10, August 7 & 14
Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resort Collection
Theatre Aspen Education
James and the Giant Peach Jr.
The Snowmass Chapel
Theatre Aspen & Aspen Music Festival and School to Present
THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Concert
July 25 & 26
Benedict Music Tent
Tickets out there at www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Annual Summer Gala
Sunday, July 31
Theatre Aspen Education
August 4 – 6
September 10 – 15
Theatre Aspen’s Hurst Theatre