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  

I am a season subscriber to the Walpole Footlighters. Last week I saw "The Foreigner," a comedy by Larry Shue. It was absolutely outstandinging! It was very funny! The actors were superb! The theater is very intimate and comfortable. There is plenty of parking. They perform 3 shows per season, one of which is usually a musical, and I always look forward to each show!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have seen virtually all of the productions for the past 11-12 years and have enjoyed all of them. It amazes me that there is so much talent right here in Walpole and surrounding towns. I also took a "tour" of the facility with the Walpole Woman's Club which was most interesting. Since a large percentage of your audience seems to be the senior population, I think it would be helpful if the actors wore microphones. Other than that, I am completely happy with the Footlighters.

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

having seem most of the productions for the past 10-11 years and enjoyed them all.

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: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My husband and I saw "The Cemetery Club" at the Walpole Footlighters last winter. The actors all did a great job, the set was cleverly put together, and the price was right! It was so nice to see a top notch performance without having to travel all the way into Boston. I was hoping to see the following production of "The Full Monty", but my husband wouldn't let me!

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

the friendliness of the actors who were willing to meet with us after the performance.

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 professionalism of everyone involved in the production.

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

very friendly and willing to help.

Ways to make it better...

we didn't have to park on the road.

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?

2009-2-01

 
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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  

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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