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City of Cripple Creek

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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RESERVATIONS LINE 719-689-3247

Box Office Line 719-689-6402

 

JUNe – August 2020 – postponed due to Covid crisis

 

uNDER the colorado moon – POSTPONED

Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek, CO 80813 United States
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This new adaptation of Ouida’s UNDER TWO FLAGS is written by Cripple Creek’s favorite playwright Chris Sorensen. A New York gentleman fakes his own death and flees to the rough & tumble mountain town of Cripple Creek, where he finds love and is forced by a man who is as cruel as he is rich to choose between his new love & his own freedom.

 

Gentlemen prefer blondes – POSTPONED

Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek, CO 80813 United States
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Our melodrama, accompanied by An All New Olio, will run in rotating repertory throughout July & August along with the classic Golden Age Musical GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, based on the bestseller book of the same title. The show, set 1950s, follows a blonde bombshell from Arkansas, who sails to Europe with her friend to meet her intended…the delightfully rich Gus Esmond, son of America’s Button King. Miscommunication, hijinks & just plain too much money lend themselves to the plot…which was made into a 1953 movie starring Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell. Hit songs include “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” & “Bye Bye, Baby” guarantee to have you singing & smiling as you leave the Butte.

August – September 2020 – POSTPONED Due to covid crisis

I Ought to be in pictures – postponed

Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek, CO 80813 United States
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Neil Simon returns to The Butte stage in TATC’s production of his all-time hit I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES which revolves around a struggling writer, his estranged daughter and his on-again – off-again girlfriend. This hysterical yet touching play, which will have you laughing one minute & in tears the next, was made into a hit movie in the 1982 starring Walter Matthau & Ann Margaret.

october 2020 

haunting at the old homestead 

October 2nd – October 31st

Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek, CO 80813 United States
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With the aspens turning and Halloween on the horizon, we look again to the mind of Chris Sorensen and his wildly successful script HAUNTING AT THE OLD HOMESTEAD. When spirits start scaring off guests of Cripple Creek’s most famous (or infamous) brothel, Pearl DeVere recruits the aid of 3 of the unlikeliest ghostbusters imaginable. The fall show, accompanied by an All New Halloween Olio, is a treat…with lots of tricks…for the whole family.

holiday season 2020

A cripple creek christmas carol 

November 27th – December 28th

Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek, CO 80813 United States
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TATC will finish up their 12th season at The Butte by inviting local actors to join them on The Butte stage, side-by-side with their professional company, for the TATC production of an all-time classic…with a Cripple Creek twist…A CRIPPLE CREEK CHRISTMAS CAROL. What happens when TATC producer
Chris Armbrister & writer Chris Sorensen take a Dickens classic, add in a touch of It’s A Wonderful Life feeling, mix in a generous portion of Cripple Creek history then sprinkle it all with James Mablin’s evocative music…you get a perfect past, present & future holiday experience followed by the best Christmas Olio ever!

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