Hudson Reed to host ‘Melange’ anniversary concert |

Hudson Reed to host ‘Melange’ anniversary concert

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Hap Harriman and Bobby Mason (left to right) rehearse at the Aspen Community Church for the Hudson Reed Ensemble's 10th anniversary benefit concert.
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What: ‘Melange: An American Jukebox Concert,’ presented by Hudson Reed Ensemble

Where: Aspen Community Church (reception to follow at Hotel Jerome)

When: Friday, Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.

How Much: $35/concert; $70/concert and reception


The Hudson Reed Ensemble is celebrating its 10th anniversary with “Melange: An American Jukebox Concert” at the Aspen Community Church on Friday, Aug. 14.

The theater company benefit will feature music by Bobby Mason, Hap Harriman, Vid Weatherwax, Sarah Stevens, Kimberly Rehfuss, Paige Northrup, Julia Foran, Ben Belinski and Talitha Jones.

A champagne and caviar reception at the Hotel Jerome will follow. The evening will honor key Hudson Reed supporters, including Susan Mauntel, Grace and Felicity Huffman, Susan Horsey, Dan Bosko, Joe Krabacher, Taster’s Pizza and Jour de Fete.

Kent Hudson Reed founded the company in 2005 to provide professional quality theater by residents of the Roaring Fork Valley and opportunities for directors, playwrights, musicians and choreographers.

Signature programs over the decade have included free Christmas performances and Shakespeare in the Park performances. Due to construction on Galena Plaza, Shakespeare in the Park is on hiatus this summer. Instead, the company is staging four free performances of “The Generations of Tantalus,” an original comedy by local writer Todd Hartley, in late August on the grounds of the former Aspen Art Museum.

Other endeavors have included staging original shows “The Beats” and “Aspen Soap,” and launching the Anita Rosenau Playwriting and Shakespeare in the Schools programs.