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  

9 people found this review helpful

We began 19 years ago attending shows. The quality is incredible - so we became subscribers. We continued to be so impressed that we became donors as well. Five years ago we started volunteering to help back stage. Seeing the sets built, the lighting design, costuming, the talented actors and all the people who work behind the scenes just added to the WOW of the Walpole Footlighters.

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

the talented, creative, hardworking people who donate their time to make the Walpole Footlighters the best shows for a reasonable price.

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  

7 people found this review helpful

I first came to Walpole Footlighters as an actor and remember being very impressed (and even a little intimidated) by the professional approach they took with their productions. From the director to lighting person to dialect coach everyone had a plan of attack and contributed to telling fantastic stories. I quickly got over feeling intimidated, however, by the down-to-earth approach of everyone involved. One particular standout in my acting experience was participating in the drama 'The Laramie Project' which is about the life and death of Matthew Shepherd, the gay teen who was killed in a hate crime. 'Unselfish teamwork' best describes this organization's approach. The Footlighters also regularly feature local writers' work - providing a much needed forum.

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

being challenged by the directors and material and learning more about acting and theater.

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

produce more shows, update equipment and make timely repairs to the building, market themselves to reach a wider audience and maybe even offer salaries to key personnel. It's a great space that, like any other, needs upkeep to keep it operating.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The Walpole Footlighters is a fabulous community theater that provides a close to professional theatrical experience for far less cost than in the city. It is run by a dedicated group of volunteers who put in many, many hours of their time and effort. I always enjoy my time working with the creative, devoted, and friendly people there.

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

the opportunity to work with other creative and talented people in putting together an exciting show.

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

committed, friendly, caring, and creative.

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: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I was introduced to the Footlighters by friends about 8 years ago. Since then, I've performed in a couple of plays, volunteered backstage, ushered, and had a two-year stint on the playreading committee. I enjoy the cameraderie of this terrific group of volunteers (ALL VOLUNTEERS) who consistently bring interesting and entertaining theatrical eperiences to suburbanites.

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

warm, friendly and helpful.

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

donate most of it to another organization because the Footlighters is largely self-sustaining through its volunteers. (Its building is paid for and it exercises great fiscal restraint in all projects.)

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: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have worked backstage for the footlighters for a number of years. They put on good quality productions of interesting shows - the sets and lighting are always beautiful and the actors are very talented. What really impresses me though is how valued I feel as a volunteer. This group really makes me feel like everything I do, no matter how small, is important. It's not surprising to me that their volunteers keep coming back.

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

working backstage, and as an usher for performances that I wasn't working for. The productions are well done and a great night out for local theatergoers.

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

I wouldn't

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

Meeting people and having people in the organization be so appreciative of what I do and so welcoming to new people.

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

very friendly, very welcoming, very anxious to have me come back and work with them again.

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

spend more on sets, costumes and upgrading the theater. Maybe spend a bit more on more expensive/current plays and musicals.

Ways to make it better...

I can't think of anything. Aside from the million bucks question to upgrade the theater.

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

keeping funding in this tough financial climate.

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

this is a great group of people who work hard to put on good quality plays and musicals and have a great time doing it.

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  

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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