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Little Theatre Of Walla Walla

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Performing Arts Centers, Philanthropy, Theater, Visual Arts, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Our mission is to showcase the talents of local volunteers and to entertain and enrich our community by producing good plays done well.

Results: The Little Theatre has been a cornerstone of the arts community in the Walla Walla Valley for more than 77 years. Our "Good plays done well" is the collaborative result of a large, diverse group of volunteers who bring a wide variety of skills and many, many hours of their time to create immersive theatre experiences for everyone involved on any level. Over 7& years, we have had hundreds of thousands of people engaged & impacted by the Little Theatre.

Target demographics: The Little Theatre's mission is to enrich, educate and entertain the community of the Walla Walla Valley by engaging volunteers and audience members in the process and production of quality community theatre.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approx. 6000 participated in being a part of or viewing productions. Of those, approx. 400 were volunteering in acting or other stage craft and support staff roles.

Geographic areas served: Walla Walla Valley

Programs: We produce 4-5 plays each season, with additional Children's Theatre production each summer and other special events throughout the year.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Having grown up in Walla Walla, I have seen the incredibly positive impact this non-profit has had in our community. It has been an honor to volunteer my time here. If you are ever in Walla Walla, this gem is a can't-miss experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla set a lofty goal this summer doing 9 different productions over 10 weeks (there was a holiday week in there). There was a variety of different kinds of productions: one act, game show with local actors as different famous people, love letters compiled from famous historical figures, etc. It was so much fun to watch and for me to participate in several of the shows. The excitement of having people in the theatre and performing on stage live again was so fulfilling for all those involved. Way to go Little Theatre!!!

1 Brian H.7

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with the Little theatre for over 25 years and have found it to be a fun and artistically fulfilling experience. For a small community theatre, The Little Theatre produces amazingly well done productions.

1 Jeremy R.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was shocked the first time I saw a show at the Little Theatre. The quality was so far above all my expectations, I knew that this was something I wanted to be a part of. The Little Theatre has consistently put on fantastic shows and is always entertaining. Folks could do a lot worse than seeing a Little Theatre show.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've attended Little Theatre shows regularly over my years in Walla Walla, marvelling at the magic of community theater done well, which is exactly what the Little Theatre does.  And in recent months as a volunteer and new board member I've come to appreciate the impressive talents, teamwork, innovation and dedication of the organization's volunteers.  Even in the midst of a pandemic, the organization's volunteers have produced safe entertainment for Walla Wallans: the Radio Hour Alfresco series in Fall 2020 and this year's Summer Festival.  The Little Theatre is a precious gift to Walla Walla's theatre-goers and to those seeking a community of fellow theater volunteers, and I'm glad to be part of it in a small way.  

1 Stacie T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This place puts on incredible shows. Everyone works so hard and puts so much time in. This is one of the best community theatres. I am honored to be a part of this team.

1 Carol A.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla has been providing great entertainment to the Walla Walla Valley For over 76 years. I feel fortunate to have this opportunity to encourage everyone to experience live theatre.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

My home away from home. My family with family so distant. It's so much work, and yet so much reward. The Little Theatre has sustained me for many years.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently participated in a reader's theater production, free to the public during these times of Covid-19. A lot of work went into this relatively small production. Drawing up plans - including allowances for safety and social distancing. Working with the county health department for approval to put on the event. These in addition to the production itself.

We, as a theater, have never done anything like this. And, all in all, it turned out better than I had expected. Kudos to the prime movers behind this project. I know it was a lot of work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The level of professionalism in plays presented by the Little Theatre is second to none. I have enjoyed attending and working on many Little Theatre plays over the last 30 years. Whether one wants to be a volunteer usher, act in a show, help with costuming, work on house and grounds, there's a place for you at The LTWW. I highly suggest you come try out the family at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Literally dozens of volunteers give hundreds of hours each year in order to create a venue for people in the Walls Walla community to showcase their talents in acting, singing, directing, stage design, lighting design, costuming and all types of " backstage " skills. Although it is considered amateur theater (no one gets paid) the productions are anything but amateurish. The Little Theatre has been producing high quality shows continuously for 76 years and is considered a " treasure" among the residents of Walla Walla, Washington.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla provides a high quality theatrical experience to our audiences. We strive to give our volunteers a great experience, as well. I have been involved with LTWW for 40 years. I couldn't be more proud to be associated with this organization. We have fun and we do good theatre with a super group of people. Come join us!

1 Jen R.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is my home away from home. The volunteers are like family. There is so much work that goes into one production and we have a great team of hardworking people.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

My favorite place besides home. The experience is fun, the people are kind and talented and the shows are exceptional! I love this place and have been a happy member for 20+ years.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This theatre is the best show in town. Attending shows or working behind the scenes, one finds their place here. I've been working for over 35 years at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla and enjoyed every minute of it. Come join the Little Theatre as an audience member, actor, usher, designer, or in a variety of tech positions.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing place. The theatre was successfully operated Solely by volunteers for 73 years Adding a managing director only in the last two years. All other operations and productions are managed by community members. The productions are professional quality and shows are highly entertaining. This theatre has an amazing pool of talent to draw from. It’s a great place to volunteer. It feels like a family.

1 Kate Van C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Little Theatre has done a great job of providing good plays done well for 75 years. During this 'dark' time, they continue to reach out and plan ways to reconnect with their community. So many great volunteers have helped the Theatre so it can be around for years to come. We are looking forward to its reopening!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered the Little Theatre when I was in college, and it charmed me immediately! It is small, intimate, and full of unbelievable talent. It is the hidden gem of the Valley.

Since my discovery, I have spent a lot of time at the Theatre and stand amazed at the history - 75 years of a volunteer-run organization that operates professionally with a large amount of fun! The Little Theatre of Walla Walla and other places like it are the types of organizations that make communities great.

1 kmrandall22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work as a volunteer for The Little Theatre. Some non-profits do not seem to want older volunteers, but The Little Theatre works to use all people interested in volunteering. I have had the privilege of working in a few different capacities; box office, usher, and usher coordinator. I often help my son when he is working on projects. The Little Theatre brings quality entertainment. The shows always impress me. They work to provide a place in shows both on and offstage for new comers as well as those who have been faithfully involved for a long time. I look forward to my time at The Little Theatre and hope to continue to volunteer for years to come.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla is all about the community it promotes the Arts behind the scenes and on stage. This is done all by volunteers. It works with all ages of people. They have great plays. They try to do a good variety

1 Robert R.3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been very impressed with the way The Little Theatre of Walla Walla has handled the world pandemic. This organization is vital to the Walla Walla community. It continues to provide quality entertainment. They have increased their outreach into the community and are working toward the ability to create programs for children. This organization has existed for 75 years. The continue to run in the black, which speaks to strong leadership.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla offers a wide variety of ways to give back to our wonderful town of Walla Walla. Get involved in a show or behind the scenes it is a great experience for all. The theatre is a home away from home for many people. We all become one big family that gives Walla Walla a fantastic experience ---live theatre at it's best. Join this outstanding group of dedicated volunteers. You won't be sorry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolutely adore this place! Whether on stage or in the audience, I always have a fun and memorable time at the Little Theatre.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the organization for almost 30 years. I believe the theatre works hard to provide quality entertainment while creating space for people to use their gifts toward a common goal.

The theatre has gone through some major changes over the last few years and it is in transition to reach out more to the community and meet the needs for the community.

The Little Theatre has delivered quality entertainment to the Walla Walla Valley for 75 years and that in itself should say something for the strength of the organization. Most of those 75 years the theatre has been ran strictly by volunteers. We run in the black, but in our course to not owe any money we have failed to fund raise for the purpose of updating our facility. This is a process the theatre is looking very closely at. The Theatre has hired it's first Managing Director who is responsible for helping with Development, Volunteers and Community outreach.

The board believes we are moving in a positive and growing direction which will help position the theatre to continue in through another 75 years.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I began getting involved with LTWW several years ago as a volunteer (actor, set builder), and was immediately embraced by and engrossed in the community. It has quickly become a home away from home for me in Walla Walla, full of wonderful, deeply committed people. LTWW has a rich history in Walla Walla stretching back for 75 years now, and is in the thick of modernizing itself for the next 75 years. Guided by a new strategic plan, a new full-time managing director, and a clear vision for desired improvements to the theatre, there's never been a better time to get involved with the Little Theatre!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Little Theatre is a wonderful place to spend an evening. There is so much talent in this Community and it is nice to see great quality shows performed here in our community theatre.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Four years ago, on a whim, I decided to audition for a show. I got a part and never looked back. This theatre feels like home to me, and the people my family. We work hard to put on the best show we can and have a great time doing it. Now I am a board member, committee member, actor and costumer. I’m proud to be a part of this amazing theatre family.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This theatre has provided great shows for 75 years of which I have been a part of for the last 35. The people running this theatre are very welcoming and are always looking for new volunteers to help put on productions whether it is on stage, behind stage, ushering, designing, or anything associated with running a theatre. Each show produced is so well done. You can't go wrong by purchasing a season ticket or volunteering to work on a show. Come find out about The Little Theatre of Walla Walla.