Full of Music, Laughter
Since the town’s early days as a small mining camp, theater has always been a part of the
rich heritage of Cripple Creek. The “Butte Concert and Beer Hall” premiered in 1896, when
proprietors Halbekann and Hertz featured nightly entertainment, including a Ladies’ Vienna Orchestra.
For 2019, The Butte has a full-year of productions, with a Community Season running from January-
May that features free movies, professional touring acts and a community theatre production for local
talent. The Professional Season will be produced by Mountain Repertory Theatre and will feature 7
shows, and 165 performances including our classic Melodrama.
May 24 – June 16 - Deathtrap
Gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter! Unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson has sent his new thriller to award-winning Broadway
author Sidney for comment – or has he -Without a success to his credit for some years, Sidney plots with his reluctant wife Myra about how
best to plagiarize ‘Deathtrap’ and when Clifford turns up to discuss the play with the ‘Master’, events take a sinister turn.
Rated PG-13 for language, suspense and murders.
June 21 – Aug 18 - My Partner (A Classic Melodrama w/Olio)
It’s a melodrama and an olio! This classic originally performed by The Imperial Players returns to Cripple Creek. Boo, hiss, cheer, get ready for
a roaring good time. Rated PG and great for families!
July 5 – Aug 17 - Grease (Musical) ♫
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”
in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny and new (good) girl
Sandy try to relive the romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased
Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that
became the soundtrack of a generation. Rated PG-13 for adult themes
Aug 30 – Sept 15 - The Andrews Brothers (Musical) ♫
A USO performance from the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy of cancellation when they fail to appear shortly before curtain. Thankfully three
earnest stagehands are determined to go on with the show! The Andrews Brothers is filled to the brim with 30 songs made famous by the
Andrews Sisters and other top artists of the era. Mistaken identities and madcap adventures along with the music of an entire generation
highlight this wonderful valentine to the heroes of World War II. Rated PG
Sept 20 – Oct 6 - You Can't Take It With You
An eccentric family allows each member to pursue his own ambition in the home, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular
job wants to bring her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy.
Rated PG and great for families!
Oct 11 – Nov 3 - The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Musical) ♫
There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, an attractive
dancer on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew. A
country rock musical! Rated PG but with adult humor and themes.
Nov 22 – Dec 29 - All I Want for Christmas is: More Olio (Christmas Olio)
A full-length olio revue! Rated PG and great for families!
For pricing and reservations please call 719-689-3247 or visit ButteTheater.com.
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