1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 | (719) 465-6321
Now Celebrating Our 20th Season!
Creating new theatre for the Pikes Peak region

Stay tuned for details

 We are still working out the legalities of presenting this show via the internet.  We will keep you posted!  Thanks for your understanding.

If you would like to make a one time donation to help us weather this storm please click below.  THANKS!


Join us for an evening of rich singing, an outrageous plot and a motherlode of laughs in this first ever “Millibo Melodrama!” This original musical melodrama written by Colorado Springs playwrights, Mark & Lauren Arnest, is a silly but sophisticated musical theater take on the classic western melodrama.

 Weary prospectors in Goldville, Colorado seek the earth’s riches while villains lurk in the shadows ready to cheat, lie and steal the precious nuggets.

All live shows of “The Notorious Nugget” have been cancelled.  If you are holding tickets for a performance that was scheduled, we will be reaching out to you as soon as we can to present ticket options. 

THE CHARACTERS (both savory and unsavory)

Christopher Dong will play Burpram “Burp” Beasley: the Widow Beasley’s son

Rachel Fey will play Lizzie Robberson: Crook Robberson’s beautiful daughter

Sammie Joe Kinnett will play Impoverished Widow, Wealthy German Count, Assay Clerk, Prospector, Bear: yes all five roles

Nick Izzo will play Buck Worthington: newly arrived in Colorado to make his fortune

Michael Lee will play Crooksdale “Crook” Robberson, III: magnificently rich real estate tycoon and widower with one daughter

Lina Ramirez will play Carlotta Costus-Lostus: personal maid to Lizzie Robberson

THE CREW (ever so savory)

Mark & Lauren Arnest – Playwrights

James Jackson  – Director

Mark Arnest – Musical Director

Benajmain Pratt – Lights & Sound




All Ticket sales are final and there are no refunds on ticket purchases, however we do realize life can be un-predictable and are happy to exchange your ticket purchase for another performance of the same show  IF you give us a call two hours before the start of your show.

All Premiere exchanges are subject to a $3 exchange fee (waived for Subscribers and Flexers)

To exchange your tickets please call  the MAT Box Office at 719 465 6321 or visit us in person during our box office hours.

Open Tuesday – Friday 1pm to 5pm

Exchanges into a more expensive performance require payment of the upgrade amount at the time of the exchange. Refunds are not given for exchanges into less expensive performances.



There’s never a bad time to give friends or family the gift of theatre.  Gift certificates are redeemable for all things MAT, including tickets to productions, classes, or subscriptions and packages. They are available in any denomination. Just give the MAT box office a call at 719 465-6321 We’ll send you a gift certificate to give and/or redeem once you’ve made your purchase.



Whether you’re creating an unforgettable occasion for family and friends, entertaining clients, or planning the perfect company outing, the Millibo Art Theatre has the sales package that’s right for your needs.


1. Gather a group of at least ten people. The larger your group, the larger the discount!

2. Select the performance you would like to attend.

3. Secure your group reservation with a cash, check or credit card payment.

4. Pick up your tickets at the MAT box office.


Groups 8 – 14  ~ $22 per ticket

Groups 15 – 24  ~ $20 per ticket

Groups of 25 and up – $18.50 per ticket

ADDING TO YOUR GROUP RESERVATION: You may add to your group reservation up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled performance.  Dependent on availability.

RECEPTIONS: Want to have a pre- or post-show reception with your group? Chat with our staff about the options. We have a full liquor license & lobby bar and some incredibly delectable desserts!

PROMOTING YOUR EVENT: MAT can help you promote your group event by providing promotional graphics and e-fliers. Just let us know what you might need.

REFUNDS & EXCHANGES: No cancellations, refunds, or exchanges. The discounted group rate is not valid on previously purchased tickets or in conjunction with other discounts.


MAT Seating chart

The MAT seats 109 patrons in a proscenium theatre with stadium style seating.  Every seat at the MAT has excellent sight lines and acoustics.

All seating is assigned. If you have any special seating needs, or would like to request a specific seat, please call the MAT Box Office at 719 465-6321. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

Wheelchair seats are A1 & A15.


All parking for the Millibo Art Theatre and the Ivywild School is shared.  Parking is available in the lot  immediately adjacent to the theatre, in front or behind the Ivywild school and on the street.  In addition, the MAT blocks off 30 spaces in the lot before the show for theatre patrons, when you arrive you may see an orange bucket reserving a parking space.  Just notify the attendant you are a ticket holder and they will open that space for you or just move the bucket toward the front of the space.


Author: Jim Jackson