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“So much fun, well worth it”
Review of The Butte Theatre

The Butte Theatre
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Owner description: The Butte Opera House is an 1890's era theater refurbished for modern use. Owned and operated by the City of Cripple Creek, the Butte hosts both community and professional performing arts events throughout the year. The Butte is the proud home of The Thin Air Theatre Company, a production company that produces many genres of professional theatre, with an emphasis on Cripple Creek's beloved tradition of Classic Melodrama.
Reviewed January 12, 2012

We go to the Thin Air shows and they are silly, boiserous, and a really good value. The performers staff the box and concessions between acts, so make sure you bring cash because they don't have a credit card machine and don't have to time to help morons like me that didn't know that! Seating is pretty good, it's a flat room so if you get behind a tall guy its harder to see, but you can always buy tickets for the private tables on the side. The olio at the end is the best part.... so worth the money!

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Reviewed January 1, 2012

We purchased tickets to the perfromance of "The Christmas Donkey" thinking it would be fun to get away from the casinos for a little bit. We were amazed by the quality of the performance and the performers! The Butte is a small Opera House for sure but I guarantee you the personality and talent of the performers is not small town at all. You will not be disappointed after spending a couple of hours with these talented and funny people.

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Reviewed December 29, 2011

This theatre is well known for putting on old-time melodrama, where the audience gets to boo and hiss at the villian and cheer for the hero. But it doesn't get corny, just fun. Most of the actors are young, but the folks who run the theatre (The Thin Air Theatre Company) are passionate and dedicated to what they do. Following most of the melodramas is an Olio, which is a series of skits, mostly set to familiar music and based on the theme of the event (Halloween, Christmas, etc.) Sometimes the Olio is even better than the Melodrama! This is great small town fun, so take a break from the gambling and take in a show!

Thank masdivide
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

The actors and production crew do a great job in performing very entertaining shows!

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

We saw the Christmas Donkey as a special holiday treat and we LOVED it! Thin Air Theatre Company produces class-act, quality performances every time. This show was well written, the costumes were great and the talking donkey - hasn't been anything better since Mr. Ed. The olio is a real hoot and I loved the time travel machine! Would recommend this show and others by Thin Air to anyone who loves theater, a good time and just wants a nice outing for the family.

Thank Victorite
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