About Aspen
Community Theatre


2010: 1776 at the Wheeler Opera House

Aspen Community Theatre was founded in 1975 and is one of the longest-running companies still doing live theatre in Aspen, Colorado. ACT seeks to enrich the lives of Roaring Fork valley residents, as both audience members and participants on both sides of the proscenium arch. We are also proud to participate in the vibrant local theater community alongside other arts organizations such as Theatre Aspen, Theater Masters, the Aspen Fringe Festival, Hudson Reed Ensemble, Thunder River Theater Company, the Glenwood Vaudeville Review, Defiance Community Players, and SOL Theatre among many others.


ACT is governed by a volunteer board of directors that oversees all aspects of our non-profit’s business and productions. We have no paid officers nor staff. Each year we offer a variety of classes and workshops ranging from acting, voice, dance, and technical arts to audition skills. We produce an annual musical in the fall.

Valley schools benefit from our programs through guest artists, instructors and reduced ticket prices as well as student participation in our productions. And each year our Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students who plan to continue with involvement in the performing arts.


Although small honorariums are paid to a few of our professionals and orchestra members, the cast and crew are all volunteer. We believe that participation by thousands of locals over the years has met our goal of continued growth in providing educational enrichment of theatre arts and cultural awareness.


As a service to other local area theaters, ACT also loans costumes, props and set pieces. In the past, we have participated in the annual Colorado Community Theatre Coalition, an annual statewide theatre competition and festival for community theater companies from all over Colorado.

2004: The Sound of Music at the District Theater

Past Productions 

2018 Big River 

2017 Spamalot

2016 40th Anniversary

2015 Beauty & The Beast

2014 Nunsense

2013 The Producers

2012 Crazy For You

2011 Evita

2010 1776

2009 The Music Man

2008 Chicago

2007 She Loves Me

2006 Fiddler on The Roof

2005 Pippin

2004 The Sound of Music

2003 Mame

2002 My Fair Lady

2001 A Little Night Music

2000 The Wizard of Oz

1999 (Fall) Man of La Mancha

1999 (Spring) Shooting Stars

1998 (Fall) Little Shop of Horrors

1998 (Spring) The Diary of Adam and Eve

1997 (Fall) Jesus Christ Superstar

1997 (Spring) The Actor’s Nightmare

1996 (Fall) The King and I

1996 (Spring) Black Comedy

1995 (Fall) How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

1995 (Spring) Steel Magnolias

1994 (Fall) Oliver

1994 (Spring) You Can’t Take It With You

1993 (Fall) Oklahoma!

1993 (Spring) Rumors

1992 (Fall) Peter Pan

1992 (Spring) The Diary of Anne Frank

1991 (Fall) West Side Story

1991 (Spring) The Curious Savage

1990 (Fall) South Pacific

1990 (Spring) Blithe Spirit

1989 (Fall) Damn Yankees

1989 (Spring) Lurking on The Railroad

1988 (Fall) Annie Get Your Gun

1988 (Spring) Harvey

1987 (Fall) Hello Dolly!

1987 (Spring) Stage Directions

1986 (Fall) Annie

1986 (Spring) As You Like It

1985 (Fall) A Chorus Line

1985 (Spring) The Mousetrap

1984 (Fall) Guys and Dolls

1984 (Spring) Sunshine Boys

1983 (Fall) Kiss Me, Kate

1983 (Spring) Under Milk Wood

1983 (Winter) Woolgatherer

1982 (Fall) Camelot

1982 (Spring) The Odd Couple

1981 (Fall) The Sound of Music

1981 (Spring) Tribute

1980 (Fall) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1980 (Spring) Nightwatch

1979 (Fall) Gypsy

1979 (Spring) Thieves Carnival

1978 (Fall) The Music Man

1977 (Fall) Fiddler on The Roof

1977 (Spring) LUV

1976 (Fall) Prisoner of Second Avenue

1976 (Spring) “and yet another version of The Wizard of Oz”


PO Box 743, Aspen, CO 81612 | (970) 923-3327


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