Currently in its 34th season, Theatre Aspen is an award-winning professional theatre, performing a 3-month season in its 200-seat theatre in the heart of downtown Aspen. Theatre Aspen was recognized in 2016 with eight Henry Awards by the Colorado Theatre Guild, including the prestigious Outstanding Season by a Theater Company. Theatre Aspen's commitment to new work began in 2012 with a commission by Dan Elish called The Gifted and Talented, a play with music by Joe Iconis. In 2013, TA hosted a reading and concert of Cross That River, by Allan and Pat Harris. On the 2014 main stage, TA offered a fully produced play called The Cottage, by Sandy Rustin. Theatre Aspen formalized their commitment to new work with the creation of the Aspen Theatre Festival in 2014, featuring Alice By Heart, a new musical from the team that brought you the multi-Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening. The show workshopped in Aspen, culminating in a public presentation at the Wheeler Opera House. Theatre Aspen also produced a staged reading of the Burt Bacharach/Steven Sater musical Some Lovers, which was subsequently presented at Lincoln Center. This year we partnered with The Wheeler Opera House and Warner Bros to present a developmental production of The MAD Show.