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January 20, 2011

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January 20, 2011

I have been apart of the Olde Coloma Theatre since 2003. The theatre gives so much, and is more than just a place to come see a play. We are one of the last strongholds for Melodrama, an important part of cinema history. We give people of all ages a chance to participate in anyway they can. Our stage is there for talented people, as well as anyone willing to try acting. We also are very active in the many communities within driving distance. Our volunteers come from all over the outer-lying areas, some even drive 50 miles in one night to help out. We teach the children to focus, work hard, to follow thru with projects started and to get the self esteem that only comes from getting on stage in front of an audience. We are also dedicated to the historical aspect of our plays and the area where we are located. We are just behind where gold was discovered in California and we have an educational show to teach the school kids visiting the state park what really happened. Not only that, but students and teachers alike get to participate in the show. I have met many adults all over that when I mention the Olde Coloma Theatre they remember the school show. To sum up, we are a group of people brought together by the love of melodrama, our communities and the people we can touch who are reaching out and trying to help improve people's lives, even if just by giving a patron one night of fun.

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

I have become a more outgoing person. I am filled with joy seeing the excitement of the children when they see a show and also when they are participating.

Ways to make it better...

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

The only changes needed right now are repairs to the building itself.

September 29, 2010

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September 29, 2010

Olde Coloma Theatre is a treasure nestled in the heart of gold rush country. The Coloma Crescent Players Inc. enchant audiences with the charm of the Old West and California's Gold Rush Era.

The Olde Coloma Theatre is a family theatre and it brings together people from all walks of life
to meet and work together and learn from each other. It is a safe, happy place where your children will be safe and eveyone is encouraged to tap into their creativity. I have seen many people, young and old alike, blossom and gain friendships, self-confidence, learn history, and develop talents they never knew they had.

I met my husband at the theatre; he was a volunteer working on the sets and props. After a year or so I finally coaxed him into performing on the stage. Eventually he found his niche as a physical comedian and vaudeville-style comic. About a year ago his boss mentioned that she was noticing him open up and become more confident and personable. He was promoted.

For some people volunteering at the theatre is an occasional thing, for others it is a full-time job with overtime. But it is always a labor of love, and it is all made worth it for the lives we touch and inspire, the joy and learing we bring, and the family feeling we find as a community.

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

every aspect of my life. I have learned so much about history and the art of theatre. The friends I have met at the theatre are priceless. I never feel stagnant. I always have a purpose or goal to be reached. I touch people's lives, and they touch mine.

Ways to make it better...

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

get more volunteers into the theatre. Every little bit of help makes a world of difference!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 29, 2010

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September 29, 2010

The Olde Coloma Theatre has been an amazing journey for my family for the past four years. The many lives that this little gem has enriched is amazing, from the thousands of fourth grade students from around the country that come to be part of our gold rush melodrama, the many amazing volunteers that so generously give their time and creativity, the amazingly talented actors that grace the stage come from many walks of life and economic backgrounds yet they all come together in the creative process and volunteer their time and efforts to make an awesome experience for the audience. We are also one of only a few theatre the still perform melodrama, this theatrical medium is a rich part of American history and is worth holding on to.

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

being directly involved with our gold rush ecducational plays I get the chance to see the students both involved and excited about not only becoming part of the live theatre experience but about our rich California history as well.

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

the rich historical experience and creative outlet the attracts and amazing group of both volunteers and patrons.

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

just an amzing group of people... community minded, creative, hard working,and dedicated.

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

expand it's California history programing as well as it's community melodrama theatre programing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 27, 2010

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September 27, 2010

The enjoyment I have received over the years as a patron of the Olde Coloma Theatre prompted me to take a position on its Board of Directors. As a Board member, I have seen firsthand how the Theatre has benefited both the local community and thousands of school children from around the country. The Theatre's School Show is a certified element of California's 4th grade history program. The Show presents California Gold Rush history in an engaging, accurate and informative way that brings history alive and makes it very memorable in the children's minds. The Theatre is a non-profit community theater staffed by volunteers, that has been bringing melodrama entertainment and education to the public since 1975. I am proud to be affiliated with the Olde Coloma Theatre. The Theatre deserves our strong ongoing support. Carol Fallon Vice-President, Board of Directors

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

hearing the chatter and seeing the excited faces of the children as they exit the Theatre after the Show.

Ways to make it better...

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

try to obtain more financial support to improve the Theatre's infrastructure and offerings.

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

the pleasure emanating from the patrons after a show.

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

friendly, helpful, all ages.

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

provide year-round historical events, theater classes and internships; improvements to its building parking facilities to better accommodate school buses. See also "Challenges" below.

Ways to make it better...

Olde Coloma Theatre had the funds to make the improvements listed in my review.

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

financial. The Theatre is run by volunteers and has not been able to afford a full-time executive director, School Show manager, or Artistic Director, which would allow the Theatre to greatly improve its services.

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

Olde Coloma Theatre is unique in offering educational School Shows as well as community family entertainment in a historical setting.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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