RENAISSANCE THEATRE INC

Rating: 4.6 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: Po Box 10101 Huntsville AL 35801 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

There are a number of theatre organizations in the greater Huntsville/north Alabama area, and each has its own strengths. However, no other organization offers the opportunities or rewards that Renaissance Theatre provides. Simply put, few other companies would tackle the edgy, sometimes controversial plays often seen at RT, while at the same time providing "family friendly" and children's performances. It truly is a place with something for everyone, the most daring and exciting place for live theatre in town!

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

the pleasure it has given both to the performers onstage and the people in the audience.

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

try to increase its "presence" around town and in the area and introduce as many new people as possible to the joys of live theatre.

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

the opportunity to be a part of the creative process and share in it with so many great people.

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

the best kind of people.

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

keep doing what it's doing right now, only do it better and on a bigger scale.

Ways to make it better...

we had a bigger budget to play with.

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

money.

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have only recently gotten involved in community theatre and it was because of RT. I have been delighted, and often thrilled, by their productions. RT is brave enough to produce contemporary plays and musicals, and savvy enough to mix in just the right type and number of classic plays and musicals to please and entice a broad section of the Huntsville’s population. If you've ever been involved with theatre, you know that everyone is welcome to get involved; RT has something for the youngest to the most experienced. I cannot say enough good things about the positive impact of RT on this community. They set a high standard not often found in community theatre, to continue to operate such an award-winning community theatre, with top-notch productions, talent, sets, direction, music – on very little money. My wish is that every person has the joy of experiencing and loving RT as I have. Every time I walk into the lovely foyer, and into the depths of that stately building, so full of history, I transcend to another place. After seeing each show, I walk out those doors a better person.

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

I learned that live theater is much more exciting than movies! What a surprise. You're so drawn in and you're there! You positively vibrate with the excitement that the actors produce. You run the gamut of intense emotion.

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

Wonderfully warm and caring people. Professionals by day and extraordinarily talented actors, singers, and dancers by night! They made me feel at home.

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

Turn on most of the population in North Alabama to the joys of live theatre!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

As the parent of an actor involved with Renaissance Theatre shows, I can tell you it is a wonderful group! From both standpoints. He has made lifelong friends through Renaissance that he will always respect for the experience and opportunities they gave him. I loved the professional yet family closeness of Renaissance. They encouraged everyone to become involved and made us all feel like we are Renaissance. As a patron, I also enjoyed sitting back and being highly entertained for every performance that I have watched.

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

Always encouraging new people of the theatre to participate and feel like they were a part of Renaissance. The staff continues to check up on our family and ask if we would like to help them in future performances by building, working box office or acting

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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