The Butte Theater
In 2007 the current chapter of theater in Cripple Creek began when the City of Cripple Creek renamed the facility the Butte Theater and contracted Thin Air Theatre Company (TATC), founded by three former Imperial and/or Cripple Creek Players (Chris Armbrister, Mickey Burdick and Mel Moser) to produce professional theater. Actors, directors, writers and producers - the three friends turned business partners eagerly attacked the challenges presented to them by the City of Cripple Creek of expanding professional theatre in the Pikes Peak Region. TATC, now in its sixth year, has not only continued the rich tradition of Classic Victorian Melodrama but also brought to The Butte stage professional productions of Shakespeare, Neil Simon, mysteries and musicals, as well as contributed their blood, sweat & tears to many community based arts organizations & events.

Mel Moser took over over as theater manager in the summer of 2012 and will be working alongside TATC producers Mickey Burdick & Chris Armbrister to continue the tradition of quality theatre, as well as other artistic genres, in Cripple Creek and the Pikes Peak Region.