WENAR PRODUCTIONS LIMITED ACTORS CONSERVATORY THEATRE

Rating: 4.96 stars   25 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 20 Buckingham Rd Yonkers NY 10701 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

ACT is a well-run, highly organized,caring, warm,and friendly community theater that puts on highly praised, professional-quality shows, and reaches out to students(with their Jr. Troupe shows), minority groups, senior citizens,and all members of the community.It is one of the few theater groups left to put on full-scale musicals,comedies,dramas,etc.,and consistantly maintain its reputation for excellence and audience-pleasing entertainment.

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

so willing to work for ACT,because they were treated with respect,and given much praise and thanks for the time and effort they put into this theater group.

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  

3 people found this review helpful

ACT has put on many fabulous shows in recent years. Especially memorable was Death of a Salesman. The community is fortunate to have such a talented theater company so close by.

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

The wonderful, caring, talented people I've met.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

It is my pleasure to write a review for ACT, an exemplary model of good community theater attracting families to partake in all aspects of youth and adult musical comedy and drama productions. I personally enjoyed participating in musical productions with this group many years ago. Their longevity in Westchester County allows my daughter the advantages and opportunity to hone her theatrical for which she is passionate. This group provides opportunity for all who show an interest, fosters and nurtures, not only the talent they find but, confidence, self-esteem, team play, a sense of pride in hard work, a total sense of community within a cast and crew. The directorial staff are excellent role models to the junior troupe. ACT has always enjoyed a reputable image of quality theater productions, directing, casting, choreography, set design, along with many other components. They are an icon in community theater, and continue to be creative in order to survive in today's economy while not charging cast members any kind of fee which remains refreshing in light of those groups capitalizing on running theater for tuition. ACT knows and understands the meaning of Community Theater.

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

watching my daughter grow due to her participation in several musical comedy productions produced by this nonprofit

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

The people! The sense of community one feels when participating with this nonprofit.

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

excellent role models within this nonprofit, sharing their talents.

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

build it's very own theater inclusive of all the best lighting and sound equipment, costumes, hire the best musicians, etc.

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  

5 people found this review helpful

It has gotten harder and harder to find grassroots organizations, real "community" theatres with a dedicated core group of people that do what needs doing to get a show up. What ACT does year in and year out is put good theatre on the boards, and give anyone with time and commitment the opportunity to be involved. Bravo!

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

the audience and on the stage.

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

the people. Focused and dedicated, but also lots of fun.

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

ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

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

reach even more audiences, and also bring the thrill of performing live on stage to many many more adults and kids.

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  

10 people found this review helpful

I gives me great pleasure to be able to expose my family to creative productions in our community. I was introduced to this Theatre Company many years ago and have attended productions with friends, parents and my daughter throughout the years. Thanks to the Actors Conservatory Theatre, my daughter has developed a love for live performance and story telling as well as the history of theater. - Thank you ACT.

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

the performances of new and old theater material.

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

open and friendly and willing to teach their craft and include everyone.

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

reach even more children and teach them the lessons of team work, give them self confidence and a sense of pride.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am a nyc drama teacher and the parent of a 15 year old thespian who has been transformed by the amazing family of ACT participants. She has been given the opportunity to be a part of an amazing cast of characters and nurtured by great people. The ACT shows are brilliant. This year, courtesy of ACT generosity, 30 of my 7th grade students will witness the magic of this great organization. They will never realize the impact they have on these young lives!

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

The past 5 performances.

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

build them a theatre!

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

On show nights and every night they have a special nack for making every individual feel very important. Every detail is attended to or it looks that way to me who has watched their incredibly organized and vibrant rehearsals.

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

the most friendly. I was amazed at how much personal attention each visitor recieved. from their preference of aisle seating to being ushered to their seat to a wonderful "Enjoy the Show"

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

build a theatre as great as the people in it!!

Ways to make it better...

I can't imagine.

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

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

I hope they last forever! they are truly passionate and generous!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

We have been involved with ACT for several years. The quality of their performances, whether their mainstage or jr. performance troupe is always outstanding. The work done with young actors in the jr. troupe is amazing. They provide a loving and fun environment in which every child feels welcome and suceeds!

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

the way they embrace everyone involved with them and put on high quality performances for the community

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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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

We have been going for years Great productions and very talented actors & actresses If you get a chance you must go!

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

Extremely friendly

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

When I first came to Yonkers, I had the pleasure of performing with ACT (as Bella in "Lost in Yonkers"!) and was welcomed warmly into the ACT family. Everyone pitched in willingly and was rewarded by the quality production, built on a foundation of dedication, love and talent (both on stage and off). This is the little theatre that could. A gem to be sure. Get involved!

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

a wonderful production of "Lost in Yonkers"

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 strong sense of community and professionalism

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

dedicated and fun-loving

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

find a better venue

Ways to make it better...

there were more adult shows rather than junior productions

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?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2003-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

My children and I have been in several shows. they are high quality performances and involve a diverse cross section of the community. ACT is very grounded in the community. -Chuck Lesnick, Yonkers Council President

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

the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and To Kill a Mockingbird and Wait until Dark.

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

have morepeople ccome see their productions.

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

the community spirit.

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

committed.

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

improve the theater.

Ways to make it better...

I could sing.

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

Money

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

the volunteers work hard and are talented.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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