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“Must do in Cripple Creek”

Thin Air Theatre Company
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Owner description: The Butte Theater is home to Thin Air Theatre Company. Professional and community theater in Cripple Creek, Colorado, including melodrama, musicals and more.
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Must do in Cripple Creek”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

These guys put their heart and soul into everything they do. We have been to numerous shows and they never disappoint. It's really fun and totally worth the price. We take out of town visitors and they love it. They are also really cool about kids coming.

Visited October 2013
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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“Golden Entertainment”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Cripple Creek is an historic and very scenic Colorado mountain town and the site of a major gold rush in the 1890s. Today, there is gold of a different sort to be found in the wonderful stage productions of the Thin Air Theatre Company (TATC), which performs at the beautifully restored Butte Opera House. TATC is the most worthy successor to the Imperial Players, presenters of authentic Victorian melodramas in Cripple Cripple starting in 1946. All the performance that we've attended over the years have been first rate.
Last week we saw this year's melodrama "Girl of the Golden West," an adaptation of a play written in 1905. The cast, made up primarily of Fine Arts graduates from around the country, did a stellar job of whisking the audience back in time to the rough and tumble old west. The play is followed by an Olio (an old fashion cabaret of song and dance) that brings a tap to your toes and a smile to your face.
In the summer, the traditional melodrama alternates with a musical. The year TATC is presenting "Singin' in the Rain." In the fall, there is a spooky Halloween show and later a Christmas themed production.
The cost for this top notch entertainment is a ridiculously reasonable $16.25 per adult ($14.25 for seniors and $10.25 for children).
If you're anywhere in the Pikes Peak area, take the short scenic drive to Cripple Creek and catch a performance of this marvelous company.

Visited July 2013
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“Diamond in the Rough”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I teach theatre and have seen many, many local shows over the years and can honestly tell you the shows put on by the Thin Air Theatre Company are the best. I live in Cripple Creek so I have the opportunity to see all of their productions. They are always entertaining and the actors are take things very serious. If you are visiting Cripple Creek make sure you include one of their shows on your plans.

Visited June 2012
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Salida Colorado
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“Great Production by TATC”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

We attended "A Cripple Creek Christmas Carol" and enjoyed the performance, at the historic Butte Theater, greatly. The has performance year around TATC and I highly recommend!

Visited December 2012
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Cripple Creek, Colorado
2 reviews
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“Don't miss The Cripple Creek Christmas Carol”
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Reality our grand daughter has been working very hard on the play she is in at The Butte Theater. Today her Dad Josh, her Pa Paul, and me Mammy got to go see her first performance in " A Cripple Creek Christmas Carol" We loved it! She was great of course, she has had so much fun working on this. I am thankful our little city has such a great theater group, who take the time to make a little girl so happy, and teach her so much. Thanks to The Thin Air Theater Company for all you do for the kids in the play.. The show is Great! Of course I have to go see it again..and maybe again... This play runs till Dec30th, you will love it!

Visited December 2012
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