THRASHER OPERA HOUSE CORPORATION

Rating: 4.9 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 510 Mill St Green Lake WI 54941 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

When I look around the audience at any of our performances, I see total engagement in peoples faces, whether the venue is Celtic, folk, country, pop, jazz, theater or comedy. This to me is the reward of all the hard work that it takes to keep the doors open of such a gem in our small community! Many of these faces in the audience belong to those that have traveled often many miles from our neighboring states to see their favorite artist perform. And, each performer finds the warmth, acoustics, and overall experience of Thrasher to be so unique that repeat performances are almost always requested by the artist. If you haven't experienced Thrasher, this MUST be put on your "A" list!

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

Enjoying the many performances since the renovation in the late 1990's.

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

None - I wouldn't want to potentially harm this "masterpiece!"

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family and I are very fortunate to live a short walk from Thrasher Opera House in downtown Green Lake, a town of just over a thousand in central Wisconsin. The presence of this venue has given us the opportunity to enjoy music of all kinds (classical to folk), comedy, lazer light shows, vintage and independent films, theatre (from children’s to community to professional), lectures on local history and current issues, literary readings, and more.

Thanks to Thrasher’s presence, we’ve had the pleasure of opening our home to two opera singers from Lake Baikal, cooking for the touring directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre, learning how to build sets, forging relationships with other Thrasher volunteers and supporters. Thrasher is the catalyst for opening one’s eyes and ears, and heart!

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

many ways and receive frequent positive feedback from others who have, as well

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

hope that public and private funding will help Thrasher to continue what it does so well, and grow to meet audience and community needs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

On a cold snowy eve, in a sweet small town, after the end of a long week to sit in the beauty of our beloved Thrasher Opera House and swoon to Eric Bibb is absolutely amazing. Folks come from far and wide to enjoy our opera house venue. It was restored through much passion and hard work and continues to operate and grow with the support of our dedicated staff, board of directors, community and visitors. What a treasure for the Green Lake area.

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

the amount of people brought into our community. When they come to Thrasher Opera House, they also come for dinner at our restaurants, stay overnight at one of our wonderful lodging places, buy gas, tour our community, and in the summer, enjoy our beautiful lake.

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

Find a way to increase funding to guaranty support for the future of the Thrasher Opera House.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Thrasher Opera House is celebrating its' 100th year of bringing outstanding entertainment to Central Wisconsin. This small recreation community hosts the finest area to discover relaxation, boating and of course, entertainmet at the Historic and intimate Opera house called Thrasher.
From local talent to nationally know enterainers, a very frequent compliment is the quaint and intimate setting the Thrasher offers their visitors. With preconcert discussions to post concert guest interviews, visitors are offered a unique experience.
If you haven't been to the Thrasher, please consider it on your list of things to see in Wisconsin. There are beautiful B & B's locally and great restraunts to curb the most discrimating appetite. Come see us soon, we're close by and very affordable.

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

I have observed the growth over the last 10 years in the unique quality and width of entertainment now looking to come to the Thrasher. Entertainers have spoken amongst themselves and recommended to each other to come and perform at the Thrasher because of its unique settingand experience.

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

Try to local more funding to share the opportunity to visitors to the Green Lake area and visit this very unique and Historical Opera House.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This outstanding venue a block away from Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake is a treasure as it hosts largely very talented individuals on the cusp of making it big. This means it hosts artists who, while not household names, are toward the top of their respective fields and so make every effort to excel in their music/performance.

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

Feeling my spirit lifted during "magical moments" that seem to occur during every performance

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

Find someone to help us create a permanent endowment

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Many types of events occur at the Thrasher, but what got me involved were the concerts--just an amazing array of top-quality acts, including folk, blues, jazz, classical, world music, and more. It's a very intimate experience: there are no bad seats in the house, and performers mingle freely with the audience at intermission and concert's end. The acts range from famous (Maria Muldaur, Richie Havens, Poco, George Winston) to those who ought to be better known (Guy Davis, Eric Bibb, Peter Mulvey, Rani Arbo), but they are all top quality entertainers.

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

top quality musical performances over many years.

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

pay the staff a lot more for what they do.

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

everything, really.

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

knowledgeable, friendly, incredibly hard working.

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

just get better.

Ways to make it better...

I'd gotten involved sooner.

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

fundraising and getting the good word out.

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?

2010-5-01

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