THRASHER OPERA HOUSE CORPORATION

Rating: 4.9 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 510 Mill St Green Lake WI 54941 USA

Mission:
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

A great community resource. A place where your child can perform in a 1 week production and the next week you can see a Top teir Astist, only place like it in the Fox Valley location. Plus only a 1 minute walk to the best Vacation lake in Wisconsin.

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

A great place to relax and see all the best programs

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

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thrasher Opera House is a restored 1890 Opera House with an eclectic and wonderful schedule of performers year after year. Every time we attend a performance we have a wonderful experience. the performers like playing in an intimate setting, in front of an enthusiastic crowd and the result is a great live performance. With a lean staff and a dedicated group of volunteers, Thrasher is a great asset for this small community in south central Wisconsin.

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

BY ATTENDING PERFORMANCES

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

ask them to have more artists come to perform

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering for Thrasher Opera House in Fall 2010. I have truly enjoyed helping at events such as Harvest of Bargins and the Jingle Cats concert last December or even just typing information into their database and getting to know Maria Dietrich and Martha Janz. Maria and Martha work so hard on making every event as perfect as possible. I really don't know how they do it all, but they put it all together so wonderfully. They have made Thrasher Opera House such a unique, and wonderful fixture in the Green Lake community.

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

Helping make the Green Lake community better, stronger, more worldly.

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

Change nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Thrasher Opera House is a venue which holds 200 attendees. This allows the audience to be close to and interact with members of the groups on stage.
The arts offered are very diverse with music, plays and comedy on stage. The Thrasher Opera House staff does a superb job arranging and presenting the groups and they are supported by volunteers from the local area.
The groups on stage are always very talented and an evening spent at the Thrasher Opera House is very well worth one's evening.

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

Green Lake, WI

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

seems to be running well

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Rating: 5 stars  

The T.O.H. provides a wonderful diversity of affordable programs for people from all over the midwest and is managed by three outstanding (and underpaid) individuals. They really make it fun to do volunteer work.

The 200 seat venue is always wam and inviting: and there is not a bad seat in the house in terms of comfort,accocustics and ability tosee.

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I've experienced professional growth as a volunteer and better appreciation for a wide variety of entertainment.

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

be sure that teach staff person could do the other persons job.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family has enjoyed the Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake over the years. Certainly, we've enjoyed the intimate atmosphere, allowing us to have a closer, more personal experience with the performers. We've also enjoyed the historical integrity preserved in the renovation of the building.

Our son, now 13, has developed a love of music, performance and theater, partly because of some of the interesting and entertaining events he has been able to attend at the Thrasher Opera House. Thank you for providing that in the Green Lake Community.

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

my personal experience enjoying the variety of performances.

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

Try to figure out how to let more people know of this special treasure tucked away in Green Lake, Wisconsin.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Thrasher opera House is a lovely restored building lovingly sponsored and cared for by a group of active volunteers. It features a wonderful variety of programs year round as well as offers space to the local town for weddings, children's programs and plays. It has wonderful acoustics. It is a wonderful asset this beautiful community in the heart of Wisconsin. The Green lake Festival of Misic also uses this great space for most of its performances during the summer. I am on the board of the Festival and have been a volunteer for the Thrasher since the early days of its restoration. It is a very special place that gives everyone more richness in their lives.

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

Associate board member

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I really think it is being run well. I would love a wider audience for it because it is so unique.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Thrasher Opera House is a 'gem' serving a very broad community in this Central Wisconsin area. Although the non profit organization is managed by very loyal and supportive volunteers and a small staff tickets are purchased by people throughout Wisconsin and many other states. Those attendees travel significant distances to follow their favorite performer(s) and the small city of Green Lake comes alive as they also patronize motels, hotels, restaurants and shops. What a profound change this has made in our community! Certainly all arts should be supported in both down and up economic conditions.

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

Essential fund raising activities. Great professional and amateur performances. Wonderful community gathering place

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

Continue to make the organization completely debt free. The organization lives "hand to mouth" but continues to operate with a balanced budget each year and is very responsibly managed

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Capital Needs and Operations Support

Why did you make your donation at this time?

To maintain the vialability of the organization

What would you tell others about this organization?

Simply marvelous. Help us in any way--as a volunteer and as a donor in any amount

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 4 stars  

My wife and I have appreciated the Thrasher Opera House for several years. It is a wonderful little venue. We have also performed there and found the staff to be very helpful.

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

watching shows and performing

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

leave the performing space as it is

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Rating: 5 stars  

A volunteer since the inception of Thrasher Opera House has been an outstanding event in my life. Not only for the music, but the ability to 'meet & greet' with the artists themselves, find out more about them & their lives. . . . and to hear their opinon of our wonderful small-town venue.





Jimmy Webb said it all as he was leaving after his concert when we were standing outside. He looked up at the building and said "This is one of the sweetest little places I have played in my life"! Awesome.

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

the arts.

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

Absolutely none, except perhaps a concert every week?!?

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