Cresco Community Theatre


115 2nd Ave W, Cresco, IA 52136

Mailing Address

PO box 441 Cresco, IA 52136


Joe Wacha, President



Cresco Community Theatre (CCT) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide the surrounding community with high quality theatre performances.

The CCT board consists of a president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. Elections are held each year in the spring at our annual banquet.

CCT meets regularly on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm in Champlin Hall at the Cresco Opera House. Anyone can attend these meetings. We have many different attending members, including high school students, people who have never been on stage, but like to help, and of course, actors, directors, and technical people.

CCT does not perform a set number of shows each year. We have a tradition of performing a musical during the summer, but other shows are done as people come forward with an idea or want to direct. If someone has never directed before, but is interested in taking the challenge, an assistant director is recommended from other CCT members.

CCT has performed many types of shows, including big cast musicals, melodramas, comedies, and dramas. They’ve even produced a play about local history written by a local playwright. We’ve taken shows out on the road, and bussed in schoolchildren to see productions done on stage.

Most of all, Cresco Community Theatre is about making new friends and having a lot of fun. If you are new in town, or just looking for something to do, give CCT a try. Help is always appreciated in all areas, including acting, production staff, and marketing. Just be warned, once you join, you’ll be hooked!

Find us on Facebook at Cresco Community Theatre and on Twitter @crescocommunitytheatre.

Cresco Community Theatre is a proud member of the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce and accepts Cresco Chamber Dollars.