WALPOLE FOOTLIGHTERS INC

Rating: 4.76 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 189 2 Scout Road Walpole MA 02081 USA

Mission: To promote community amateur participation in such arts and to promote other literary and educational activities relating to such arts
Geographic areas served: Southern New England
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 04-6111672
508-668-8446
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

We've been season subscribers for many years and love it more every year! We first started going before we were married as a fun date. Now as the parents of two small children, we love it even more...it is a cheap date close to home...what a spectacular show for such little money! The shows are well planned, have great costumes, beautifu sets, and lots of fun. We've consistently been impressed and happy with the performances. We especially love the comedy night special...very funny!!

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

attending many shows over the past several years as a season subscriber. Excellent community theater at an unbelievable price!

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

help fundraise to help keep this great little theater going in this tough economy.

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

the great performances at a great price. It is a great date night close to home.

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

amazing! So friendly, kind, and accommodating.

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

have the luxury of a new building (although we enjoy the charm of the current building)

Ways to make it better...

nothing...we have no complaints at all. Great seats, acting, costumes, scenes, and overall experience has been top notch!!

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

money and keeping the seats filled and doors open.

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

we love the Walpole Footlighters and plan to continue being season subscribers for many years to come.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Our Red Hat Ladies went to the production of "Thirty Nine Steps" and throughly enjoyed the play because we were placed in excellent seating. We had excellent seats because the organizers at Walpole went out of their way to place us for our handicap and elderly ladies. They did not have to do that, but did anyway. As a result we have gone to other productions as well. Five star and recomendations for Walpole Footlighters.

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

Their making our attendance very enjoyable.

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

Ways to make it better...

The parking was a little larger.

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

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I've been a subscriber for at least 5 years now-for myself, my husband, my father and his wife. We haven't missed a show yet! Footlighters productions are absolutely top notch, the venue is cozy and comfortable and the volunteers are wonderful. This theater is a treasure for our local community and for my family.

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

I love all the productions, including the twice a year special shows. The ambiance in the theater is cozy and comfortable. The actors are top notch and the play selection is varied and interesting.

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

helpful, courteous and happy to be part of the Footlighters family. Very gracious volunteer staff.

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

Make sure the building has the appropriate maintenance needed to keep it functioning-the current building is critical to the viewing ambiance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

We have been subscribers for two years and have loved every show we have seen. The material selected is varied and never disappoints. We enjoy a lovely evening out that is most affordable. A big bang for our buck!

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

Great shows for modest cost.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been attending the performances at the Walpole Footlighters Inc for approximately eight years. I have enjoyed every single performance. The scenery, acting, singing and costumes have exceeded my expectations. I find the shows comparable to anything in Boston and it is so much more convenient. The parking is directly across the street, there is no fee for parking, no traffic jams and the employees are all very gracious and polite. It is a wonderful experience all around. Diane from Dedham

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

the plays I have attended and I recommend it to friends and family every chance I get--because I know they will not be disappointed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

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 was introduced to the footlighters by my parents who were amoung the first to recognize and support the Walpole Footlighters in it's infancy. I am part of the second generation of our family to faithfully attend and support this perveyor of wonderful entertainment. My children have likewise picked up the torch as we all continue to attend, enjoying the convenience and quality of excellent productions and performances.

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

by my attendance over the last sixty years.

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

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

The opportunity to see great performances, meet wonderful people both in the audience, staff and performers. I have also been thanked by friends whom I have introduced to the Walpole Footlighters.

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

Volunteers that I have met I have later recognize in various situations away from the bright lights and they have become friends, customers or providers of services.

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

Make available thier wonderful product available to a bigger audience and thus bring true enjoyment into more lives.

Ways to make it better...

I would like to talk to a real person when I call. The automated program is good and e-mail gets results, but talking to an understanding staffer would be appreciated when I have made a mistake in my ticket request.

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

Financial Support

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

If you have never taken the opportunity to attend a Walpole Footlighters production, you will be sorry that you waited so long when you finnaly visit.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I've volunteered with the Footlighters since I moved to the area in 1994. They're a great group to work with! It's great to be able to rehearse in the performance space. I've made so many friends through the theater and had many marvelous experiences as an actor, director, and backstage hand. I think we bring a great theater experience to Walpole!

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

great folks who care about quality theater and entertaining the patrons.

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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