September 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Wheeler Bar Lobby
$15 (GA). Special price for Wins members.
THE MAD SHOW: Act 1 @ Wheeler Bar Lobby

Theatre Aspen is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Wheeler Opera House to support a developmental production of THE MAD SHOW – a musical mash up from the minds behind MAD Magazine and Second City. Primetime Emmy nominee and Peabody winner Rich Talarico (Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele”) turns his creativity as a writer for “MAD TV” to the musical stage. A Second City company member, Rich has written for “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and more. He will team up with top-flight comic and musical talent to create a one-of-a-kind event, right here in Aspen!

The stars of THE MAD SHOW are Nicole Parker (Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked, MADtv), Lauren Pritchard (The Sarah Silverman Program, Real Time with Bill Maher, MADtv), Craig Cackowski (Drunk History, Veep), David Pompeii (The Daily Show, Key & Peele, Heroes, ER), and Martin Garcia (Ray Donovan), with more casting to be announced soon.


Tuesday, September 12
Public Performance of Act I (1 hour); Wheeler Bar Lobby
Doors: 6:00 PM • Show 7:00 PM • Tickets (GA): $15 public*

Wednesday, September 13
Public Performance of Act II (1 hour): Belly Up Aspen
Doors: 5:30 PM • Show: 6:00 PM • Tickets (GA): $15 public*

Friday, September 15
Public Performance Full show (approx. 2 hours with intermission)
Wheeler Opera House main stage • Doors: 6:30 PM • Show: 7:30 PM
Tickets (GA): $35 public*

Saturday, September 16
Public Performance Full show (approx. 2 hours with intermission)
Wheeler Opera House main stage • Doors: 6:30 PM • Show: 7:30 PM
Tickets (GA): $35 public*

In addition to the schedule above, there will be a free community lunch discussion with the cast and creative team on Tuesday, September 12 at 12:30 PM and a free community wine and cheese discussion with the creative team on Thursday, September 14 at 5:30 PM. Locations for these events will be announced at later time.

*Wins pricing available



History of the Aspen Theatre Festival
Theatre Aspen’s 2017 season sponsors are ANB Bank and the Sturm Family, and Nancy Wall and Chuck Wall. The Aspen Theatre Festival, launched with the generous support of Barbara and Franklin Carson, originated in 2014 with a workshop presentation of Alice By Heart by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater (the creative team behind Spring Awakening). The goal of the festival is to offer both emerging and established writers the opportunity to develop new work in a professional and inspiring environment, while experiencing all that Aspen has to offer.