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!
My group (Bova Productions) performed for two consecutive years for the Walpole Footlighters. It was a wonderful experience and the Walpole Footlighters are a great group to work with and for. We would most definitely be happy to perform at their great facility again.
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.
I've been a subscriber for over 10 years. I joined because the productions are fabulous and because of the friendliness of the people involved. I was sold after experiencing such sincerity in the staff's appreciation of me being there. I felt valued as an audience member way back then and still feel that way.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.