The Wheeler Opera House will present a number of festive performances over the course of the last week of 2017. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage, and a magic show with Jason Latimer are just a few of many performances happening at the historic Aspen venue. Single tickets are on sale now at the Wheeler Box Office (970.920.5770/ aspenshowtix.com).
HOLIDAY WEEK AT THE WHEELER
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage
December 23, 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM; $35 kids/$55 adults
Your favorite Peanuts characters come to life in this all-‐new touring stage adaptation of Charles M. Schulz’s classic Emmy® and Peabody Award-‐winning animated television special – all set to Vince Guaraldi’s unforgettable music. Join the gang as they put on their own Christmas play and discover the true meaning of the season. A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage is a present the whole family can enjoy!
Neil Berg’s Broadway – Holiday!
December 25, 6:30 PM; $25 students/$60 adults
Direct from New York, five of Broadway’s brightest stars will take audiences on a journey through Broadway history with classic shows such as My Fair Lady and South Pacific, through ground breakers like West Side Story and Chicago, to current blockbusters like Jersey Boys and Wicked. The show will also feature much-loved holiday tunes. Performers include Carter Calvert from the original Broadway cast of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Rita Harvey from the most recent revival of Fiddler on the Roof, Chuck Wagner, who originated the role of Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods and starred as the Beast for over five years in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as well as Broadway rocker Danny Zolli and Jeannette Bayardelle, who has appeared in the Broadway revival of HAIR and multiple productions of The Color Purple.
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
December 28, 7:30 PM; $88
Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the decades of the 80’s and 90’s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, Mickey has established himself as one of Rock Music’s most recognizable stars. Every Starship album released since 1979 has gone Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum.
Jason Latimer: Curator of Impossible Science
December 30, 4:00 PM & 6:30 PM; $32 kids/$42 adults
Jason Latimer’s performances are unprecedented with seventeen consecutive championship titles and awards for his work, including the highest honor the world of magic can bestow on an individual, the title of “The Grand Prix ‘Best Overall’ World Champion of Magic,” and the title of series champion of the BBC One’s six live specials, “The Magicians.” His unique background in science has made Latimer “one of magic’s most gifted creators” (Genii Magazine). On SyFy channel’s hit series “Wizard Wars,” Latimer sat along with the legendary magicians Penn and Teller as one of three judges on innovation and creativity.
New Years Eve Celebration featuring Infamous Stringdusters
Co-presented with Belly Up Aspen
December 31, 9:30 PM; $150 Limited tickets available.
Letting the past inform and the present propel, the Stringdusters’ style and substance are uniquely Infamous. Since 2007, the band’s ever-evolving artistry and boldly creative collaborations — including Ryan Adams, Joss Stone, Bruce Hornsby, Joan Osborne, and Lee Ann Womack — have pushed them past the edges of traditional acoustic music and carved out a musical niche all their own in the hearts of fans and critics, alike. Over the past couple of years, they released 2015’s “Undercover,” a covers EP, followed by 2016’s “Ladies & Gentlemen,” an album featuring multiple female guest vocalists. Doors open at 7:45 PM with an open bar (wine and beer) as well as light appetizers until the concert. A complimentary champagne toast at midnight will follow the concert.