COLOMA CRESCENT PLAYERS INC

Rating: 4.6 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education

Location: PO Box 472 Coloma CA 95613 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is not just a theatre, this is a community phenomenon. The people who work at this theatre give their all to bring good old-fashioned fun and amusement to the public. Their shows are family friendly and interactive, drawing the patrons into a different world each night. Their school shows are as educational for students as they are entertaining. The very building they perform in is filled to the corners with history and located in an area known for it's historical significance.

Everything is done from love of the art, and the joy of bringing smiles to the faces of the patrons who come to cheer and boo and throw popcorn. The volunteers have worked hard to keep things going, to work with the community, and make the theatre the best that it can be. As a former actress and writer with this group, I can speak for how hard every volunteer and board member works and how much of their own time they put in. Though I live thousands of miles away, I still volunteer whenever I can, in anyway I can.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have attended work days to fix the problems with the theatre, such as stripping floors and general cleanup. I have performed in plays and witnessed the joy and togetherness each cast feels in each production. I have witnessed the enjoyment and laughter of the patrons that attend the performances.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would ask for more volunteers for all areas (acting, backstage positions, work day participation, members of the board), and ask for more donations, either monetary or needed items for improvement. The community's help is needed at all times.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a member since 1980, I have performed with kids who now have their own kids. I have performed with my own Children, and now this year... possible with my granddaughter. Where else can you say that?
This is a wonderful place to see Old Fashioned Melodrama, Perform on stage for the pure enjoyment of performing. It's like no other place in entertainment...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

For the last 30 years

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do obsolutely nothing, its Great as it is... ;-)

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Rating: 5 stars  

I think its great that there is such a place as the coloma theater located in its unusual locaition.
It gives people young and old the experience of the theater weather they are there to volunteer or to participate in a play.
This little theater gives people a chance to participate in their community by keeping this art alive where other wise it would not be offered unless you live in a big city.
I have personally seen insecure young people at the beginning of a play turn into confident people I beleave that is one of the most important things a person can poses in life is confidence in ones self. And its even better when you can see that in a young persons life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

coloma ?

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Im not sure

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Olde Coloma theatre is a valuable asset to our community. It give many people the opportunity to discover and nurture their creative spirit. It is rich in historical value, not only with it's gold rush education program and sharing a wonderful part of American history in melodrama, the main building was built for the World Expo in San Fransisco in 1939 then moved to Coloma in the early 1970's. My children have been involve in many productions there and it has been awesome to watch them blossom. The confidence, public speaking skills and theatrical creativity that they have gathered there will benefit them all the days for their lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The patrons that attend leave with smiles on their faces. The actors grow creatively while nurturing an important part of American theatrical history.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Foster more/new community partnerships and support. In these tough economic time The Olde Coloma Theatre is finacially struggling like many Nonprofits.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing my children blossom on stage!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

team players, hard working and dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand it's community theatre programming and make many technical upgrades.

Ways to make it better...

it had a larger volunteer base.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finances and keeping the community interested in live theatre in this technological age.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

My first experience at the Olde Coloma Theatre was attending the Christmas Show in December 2009. It is the definition of Community Theatre; starting with it's location at the edge of Gold Discovery Park and ending with foil balls hurled at the villian at the end of the show. The OCT is indeed a little treasure and I encourage you to attend with your entire family.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering on clean up days and coordinating PR engagements.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the shows make me laugh!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

sincerely dedicated to keeping the theatre operating for the benefit of many.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

stay operational and continue to be a postive place for children and young adults in an area the has limited choices.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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