The Conservatory has produced many fully staged musicals and operas since 1994.

From Menotti operas to Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma, from Beckett to Shakespeare, the extended conservatory family of performers is committed to excellence in production as well as the accessibility of opportunity to each student that wants to participate.

Productions include full musicals, junior version musicals, and original works. Unique site-specific opportunities are often scheduled throughout the year as well. Dramatic workshop performances of new and timely plays are also produced as part of summer or school year programming.

Professional directors Josh Franklin, Ms. Billie McBride, Allyson Paris, Tripp Fountain, and Jamie Richards have all led these extraordinary performance experiences over the years.

Recent Productions:

alice in wonderland

June 2019 Alice in Wonderland

A robust cast of nearly 30 students took on the roles in the full-length production of “Alice in Wonderland” based on Lewis Carroll’s beloved work “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.

Performed with a full student band, the cast performed several times at Stargazers Theater just east of Downtown Colorado Springs.

Directed and Choreographed by CSC alumni and global artists, Tripp and Drew Fountain.

Costume and Production design was by Christina Wells, a CSC mentor and alumni.

April 2019

An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan and Oscar Wilde

The Company Theater students presented an evening of works by these renowned artists. Performances were held at the historic Glen Eyrie Castle, lending itself to a timely experience for actors and audience alike.

Chocolate Mountaineers Club

January 2018 – Chocolate Mountaineers Club

An original musical by CSC Founder, Linda Weise, based on the beloved children’s books by Betz Smisek was brought to life at Studio Bee at the Pikes Peak Center.

jack musical

June 2018 – JACK, a moral musical tale

This original piece was first performed in 2017, and is the creation of CSC Founding CEO Linda Weise. Through her work with the El Paso County Department of Public Health, Ms. Weise learned of the need to find a “different voice” to address bullying in schools as studies showed its relationship to teen suicide.

The musical was directed by CSC Alumni, Josh Franklin, who has appeared frequently on the Broadway stage with appearances in Tony Award winning musicals. It also featured the work of other Broadway performers with choreography by John Wolfe, another CSC Mentor, and guest artists Moya Angela and Brian Sears who performed with the student cast. Set designs and costumes were by CSC Alumni and Mentor Christina Wells.

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amahl production

November 2018 – Amahl and the Night Visitors

This timeless holiday opera by Gian Menotti has been a bi-annual favorite for many years. In collaboration with The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, under the direction of Thomas Wilson, Colorado Springs Conservatory students, mentors and guest artists bring this magical story to life.

A Wide Repertoire:

Full-Length Musical Productions Include:

Jack, A Moral Musical Tale
The Chocolate Mountaineers Club
The Last Five Years
Songs for a New World
The Fantasticks
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The Secret Garden
Seussical, the Musical
Zanna Don’t
Alice In Wonderland
Fiddler on the Roof
The Jungle Book
Dr. Doolittle
Little Shop of Horrors
Schoolhouse Rock
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
Henry and Greta

Full-Length Opera Productions Include :

Gian Carlo Menottti’s – Amahl and the Night Visitors
Martin’s Lie
The Boy Who Grew Too Fast
Chip and His Dog
The Medium
The Telephone
A Childhood Miracle, by Ned Rorem
Down in the Valley, by Kurt Weill
Brundibar by Hans Krasa
Noyes Fludde by Benjamin Britten
SQUONK opera

Summer Intensive Original Works

For twelve years, the Conservatory partnered in a summer intensive with Central City Opera and produced original operas written by the students under the guidance of composers in residence, Mr. Roger Ames and Jeffrey Gilden.

Subject matter included historical pieces about Stratton, Penrose, Antoinette Perry, General Palmer as well as text by Shakespeare and other poets.

Other Genres

A Jazz Nativity By Anne Phillips
Our Town, by Thorton Wilder
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Shakespeare
Effects of Gamma Rays on Man- in- the- Moon Marigolds, by Paul Zindel
Tartuffe by Moliere
An Evening of Samuel Beckett
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