Butte Theater Shows
Cripple Creek has a very long history of live theater beginning with the town’s origins in 1892, from Classic Melodramas to Broadway Best Sellers and everything in between. Some of the best professional theater in the west is right here alongside community favorites. The Butte Theater is rich with authentic ambiance and character.
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A Classic Melodrama and Olio June 22 – Aug 25 Once upon a time, Cripple Creek was the definition of the rough-and- tumble Wild West! Travel back to 1896 when 9494 was full of mischief, madams, and miners! Boo the villain, cheer the heroine, and find your riches in this western melodrama that’s so hot, it’s on FIRE!!! We are proud to celebrate the amazing heritage of melodrama in Cripple Creek; every show is absolutely unique and this is…Find out more »
June 29 – July 29 By Stuart Ross Harmonies and Mayhem! When four young singer are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, nostalgic trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Follow this fabulous four on their musical journey for a charming, touching, and absolutely hilarious theatrical experience!Find out more »
Aug 3 – Aug 25 By Roger Bean Big hair, big sound! This smash hit and audience favorite time travels to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy have personalities as sparkly and grand as their crinoline skirts! Featuring stellar four-part harmony, hi-jinks, and classic ‘50’s hit including “Lollipop”, “Dream Lover”, “Stupid Cupid”, and “Lipstick on Your Collar”, this one is not to be missed!Find out more »
Aug 31 – Sept 30 By Ted Swindley The Lady….the Legend…Patsy Cline. An Instant Classic! Always…Patsy Cline is based on the touching true story affectionately told through letters written between Patsy and her biggest fan turned confidant, Louise Segar. A genuine bond of friendship, which began over a cup of coffee, lasted until Cline’s untimely death in 1963. Told through downhome country humor, heartache, and celebration, Always…Patsy Cline takes audiences through the ups and downs, from her breakthrough on…Find out more »
Oct 5 – Nov 3 By Richard O’Brien Some things are classics for a reason! Frank-N- Furter, Riff Raff, Columbia, Magenta, and of course, Brad and Janet, are making their first appearance in Cripple Creek! Complete with sass and brass from the audience, an amazing rock score, and an overly enthusiastic motley crew, this rock’n’roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever! Get in the spooky spirite just in time for Halloween! Let’s get rowdy! Let’s do the Time…Find out more »