Thrasher Opera House Corporation

Rating: 4.91 stars   32 reviews


506 Mill St. Green Lake WI 54941 USA


To promote the arts and the power of live performance, to provide a community gathering place, and to preserve the historic Thrasher Opera House.

Target demographics:

bring people together through the arts, via live performance, in community

Geographic areas served:

Rural east-central Wisconsin


year-round series of live performances representing all musical genres, comedy, and theatre, including biannual residencies with the Missoula Children's Theatre.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Reviews for Thrasher Opera House Corporation

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.

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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

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Capital Needs and Operations Support

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To maintain the vialability of the organization

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

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