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‘Cabaret’ leads Theatre Aspen’s summer lineup

Theatre Aspen’s summer lineup at the Hurst Theatre will open June 26, with the musical “Cabaret” running in repertory with the award-winning dramatic comedy “Other Desert Cities” and “Junie B. Jones — The Musical.”

The theater company announced the lineup this week.

“Junie B. Jones” is part of the organization’s “Kids for Kids morning matinee” series, featuring Theatre Aspen’s professional apprentice company.

A fourth show, a family-friendly play with music, will be announced in March. Theatre Aspen cannot yet name the production due to licensing restrictions, according to a statement.

Audition dates for the 2015 season for all Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley actors will be held Jan. 25, in the Red Brick Center for the Arts. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Possible callbacks may be held in Aspen on March 8. Additional auditions will be held in New York in January and February. Actors wishing to find how to prepare for the fourth show should contact the Theatre Aspen office at 970-925-9313 or visit the website.

Carbonell Award-winner and Theatre Aspen favorite Mark Martino will direct and choreograph “Cabaret.” With a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, the musical begins previews June 24 and runs through Aug. 15. Eric Alsford (“Les Misérables”) returns as musical director. Martino also will direct the yet-to-be-announced play, and it is anticipated that most actors in the season will perform in two productions in repertory.

“Junie B. Jones,” based on the popular children’s books by Barbara Park, with music by Zina Goldrich and book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler, plays June 29 through Aug. 15. Devanand Janki (“Zanna Don’t”), whose choreography garnered a Lortell nomination for the original off-Broadway production, will direct and choreograph.

“Other Desert Cities” begins Aug. 4 and runs through Aug. 22. directed by Sarna Lapine.

The yet-to-be-announced play will start July 15 and will also close Aug. 22.

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