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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Performing Arts Schools, Theater

Mission: OUR VISION: “LAMB Arts Regional Theatre, a 501( c ) 3 nonprofit organization, is an artistic focal point for our area, enriching the quality of life for all residents in the tri-state region--A showcase for outstanding live theatre productions and an arts education program that is second to none.” OUR MISSION: “LAMB Arts Regional Theatre provides its audience, performers and students first class experiences where dedication, excellence, and professionalism are the norm, affirming our belief that quality arts opportunities should be accessible to everyone.”

Results: LAMB has collaborated since Camp Imagination (Mary Treglia House project) began presenting music/theatre experiences for their students;worked with the Siouxland Autistic Families in Celebrate Autism (creative dramatics leading toward a public performances). The LAMB Caravan has traveled just under 12,000 since 2009 presenting children's theatre plays to families in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and central & northwest Iowa.

Target demographics: LAMB targets any individual in the tri-state area of any age who is interested in the lively arts.

Direct beneficiaries per year: LAMB Theatre plays to patrons in 147 different zip codes. The LAMB School serves 5,000 students annually through workshops, lessons, classes, and special performances.

Geographic areas served: Northwest Iowa, Western Nebraska,Western South Dakota

Programs: LAMB Theatre presents 9-12 fully produced theatrical productions annually. The LAMB School serves nearly 5,000 students (babies -Kindermusik---through young adults) through workshops, classes, lessons and special performances. LAMB has and is associated with other nonprofit organizations in successful collaborations.

Community Stories

89 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Annika K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I loved seeing Diana Wooley work with our students at Hunt A+. She knows how to keep our little ones engaged through positivite redirection and fun learning opportunities. Thanks Lamb Arts for your dedication to our school!

Donor

Rating: 5

Our involvement with Lamb Arts has been via our grandchildren's participation in theatre productions. The opportunity available to young people through Lamb is extraordinary. They can't wait to attend and perform with the superlative direction of Russ and Diana Wooley and their exemplary staff and volunteers. Vital life lessons of hard work, discipline and responsibility has resulted in gains in self confidence and pride being demonstrated by our grandchildren. Watching thirty plus kids and young adults clean the theater after the last performance was outstanding. What a team and how well they represent Lamb. Lamb is a community art cultural gem!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This school offers a great range of classes and puts on excellent shows!
-MP

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just enjoyed my first play at LAMB Theater when I went to see Fiddler On the Roof Jr. My husband and I had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing many more shows there.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I enjoyed my experience at Lamb Theater! The performance of Henry Herman was amazing!
Thank you,
Michelle Lewis

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great plays, terrific actors and an awesome theatre experience. I've been a season ticket holder for several years and Lamb never fails to disappoint. Sioux City is very lucky to have such a wonderful theatre to call home.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As an individual that attends numerous plays during the year, Lamb Arts Regional Theatre continues to impress me with the quality of the students that it educates on a continuing basis. It is a great pleasure to see the growth in these students as they progress in theatre.

Amy_196

Client Served

Rating: 5

As an educator, I am so impressed and grateful to the teachers at Lamb Theatre. I have watched my children grow in confidence, skills, and have seen the love of the art of drama flourish within them. Only great teaching can make that kind of a difference. It is a wonderful, safe place for children to learn how to express themselves through acting, music, and dance.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I never cease to be impressed by the caliber of students coming out of the LAMB school. Their intelligence, professionalism, respect for the craft and dramatic traditions is remarkable. The passion and dedication demanded of the staff to achieve these ends is nothing short of miraculous. I have a hard time imagining a Sioux City without LAMB.

Shay O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lamb Arts has been providing an outstanding place for youth to learn more about all aspects of theatre and bulding their own self confidence for years. Our son participated in their summer camps about 20 years ago...now he takes his baby to the kindermusik.

I LOVE attending theatre, and am never disappointed in the quality of the shows and talent it it's a Lamb show!

Shay Gebauer

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love attending theatre productions, and appreciate the professional performances (especially when I can "forget" that I know the person on stage, because they "become" the role!) I especially love watching the young people as they grow and mature with their roles. I won't miss a play at Lamb!!Shay G

karenshelper

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Lamb for over 7 years!! The entertainment is spectacular!!! I bought a season ticket the 1st year and have not missed 1 show in all these years. I have seen the students mature through their classes, vocal lessons and just life lessons!! I am a House Manager on many shows so I hear the publics comments on all the shows they see...which are very positive. I also volunteer with the costuming and have gotten to know and love the all the actors!! Lamb is a great place to be involved, meet new people and totally enjoy a night at the theatre! I plan to volunteer as long as I am capable!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2006, my son started taking voice lessons at Lamb Theatre....That is when my association started. I volunteered alot of time there...I helped with costumes, I ushered at the shows and I worked the concession stand...my son stopped doing shows when his college life took him too far away to do a show, but I continue to give them my time. I house manage alot of shows now and have become a Season ticket holder. I have seen the growth in so many actors, young and old, and KNOW the staff at Lamb Theatre has had everything to do with it. They are very caring, honest, hard working and ALWAYS there for someone in need. As long as I can, and as long as they need me, I will be there for them in any capacity that is needed.

Patricia101

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our middle school daughter joined the Lamb Musical Theater class and also took their 3-week summer camp this year. She gained more self confidence from Lamb than we could have ever hoped for. It is as if she feels like a whole different person. It was quite a transformation for us to watch. We are very happy with all that Lamb has to offer. Extremely professionally run and the teachers are caring, competent professionals that love teaching kids. The productions are very well done and the set design far surpasses what even most adult community theaters would do. The staff is highly organized and good at communicating with parents.

I never review things but decided that Lamb is worth spend time letting people know about.

Patricia V.

1 SonyaCollett

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The difference that Lamb THEATRE has made in our lives is profound. Our teenage daughter was looking for an outlet for her acting and singing that was not to be found anywhere else in Sioux City...Lamb filled that so perfectly it is hard to find words to express our gratitude. Our daughter had the raw talent but Lamb gave her focus and incentive to be so much better. The owners and staff are above talented themselves, are encouraging and know what they are doing to help children through adults lead a creative life. They GET these children and adults who need to create through music and acting and then provide a wonderful environment for them to share their gifts with Sioux City and the surrounding area. Our daughter has been given an amazing gift to be able to perform at Lamb and we cannot recommend it highly enough! This school has given her the education that could normally only be found in major cities. And we have it RIGHT HERE!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have been enjoying the classes and productions at LAMB for several years and they never cease to amaze us with their devotion to each and every play and each and every person who walks through their doors whether they are their actors or their audience. They strive to share this experience of live theatre and the magic that is produced onstage with everyone. The Sioux City area is beyond blessed to have LAMB Theatre available to them!

1 Alyssa C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started getting involved with Lamb theatre just a couple years ago, but I wish I would have started earlier. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time. If it wasn't for Lamb I would not be getting such great experiences and opportunities that would help me for my future. Not only has Lamb taught me so much, but it has also connected me with some highly dedication people. Joining and being apart of Lamb has been one my best choices that I've made. I would not change a thing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been going to Lamb for about ten years and they have been the best ten years ever because of Lamb. I have learned so much about the arts and the craft and about life in general. The instructors teach you so many useful things about acting and singing and the shows I have n=been involved have been some of the best moments of my whole life. Words can not describe how much Lamb means to bee and how much I have learned from them. They are so devoted to the general wll-being of their students and really give them a head start on there theater carreer.

Pete L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our whole family loves LAMB! Classes, plays, musicals, you name it - we are there!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not put in to words my absolute thanks and praise for Lamb Arts LTD. During my 15 years of taking numerous classes at Lamb I have learned so much about the art of theatre. However, just learning about theatre couldn't even compare to everything else that Lamb has helped me become who I am today. You learn life lessons that can't be taught by sitting in a classroom, loyalty, trust, communication, and friendship. No matter where you are from you will be welcomed with open arms into any class. It has taught me how to express myself and use my own words and thoughts to explain my feelings. The people I have met and the friendships I have made will last a lifetime. It's amazing, but being in different schools, I may never have met my best friends had it not been for Lamb. Most importantly, Lamb has always treated me as an equal. Children can't grow and learn if they are always told "No" and "Don't do that", instead they grow by being given an opportunity to show others who they are and not have to worry about others opinions. Lamb Arts LTD will always be part of who I am and will always hold a special place in my heart.

Mindy5

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been attending class at Lamb for a few years and absolutely loves it. She has learned so much and has developed self confidence that has helped her in many aspects of life. The staff there are very knowledgeable and personable and students truly enjoy going to class and learn. What a valuable service that is offered to our children!!

Cheryl66

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had my granddaughter in classes at the theatre. She has learned so much and has gained great skill on stage from the classes and the summer camp experiences. We enjoy the shows that are put on at the theatre. There is great support and the youth who receive the instruction develop skills beyond the theatre. My granddaughter has developed wonderful study skills and is great at leadership and relationship development. I credit this to the multi-age experiences she has had at Lamb.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a part of Lamb since before I was 1. I love Lamb so much and all of the people there. The year-round classes that my sister and I take are so amazing. The summer camps are fun! The shows are really great to watch and be apart of. Lamb is basicly my home.

Board Member

Rating: 5

A terrific place in every way! Writing not as a board member, but as a mom of a young man who has been involved at LAMB Arts Regional Theatre from early childhood, I cannot fully express what a high quality organization this is. Our oldest son received years of top level training at LAMB in every aspect of theatre arts, and also completed a yearlong internship with for high school credit a few years back. LAMB staff is dedicated to inspiring all ages to grow beyond what they ever imagined they could – as both actors and great human beings. We know that the confidence our son exudes, and the leadership and academic honors he tends to receive in college are a direct result of his involvement at LAMB Arts over the years. I am a mental health therapist by trade, and I honestly believe any parent looking for supportive involvement for their child should put LAMB Arts at the top of their list and not wait to make that call.

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jessatlamb 06/07/2013

So great to have him back on the stage for Camp Rock!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Children have been a part of Lamb Arts theatre for several years. They have learned so much and have gained many skills, such as confidence and self esteem. Most recently the Lamb Arts Theatre produced the musical Les Miserables'. This was a wonderful opportunity for our family. Our whole family of 4 was involved in this production. Our son (18) was the character Enjoras, our daughter (13) did tech work running lights, my husband and I were in the ensemble and played many different characters. This was the first time that my husband and I had been on the stage at the Lamb Arts Theatre. This was a positive, and fun experience for our family. We made many new friends and we grew as actors and musicians. I highly recommend Lamb Arts Ltd. to families to participate in. The quality of shows is amazing. we have never seen a "bad" show at the Lamb. We love the skills that our children learn from taking classes and working with the highly qualified staff. Skills such as working hard, being punctual, being team players and self respect. The staff are encouraging and caring and the atmosphere of this theatre is that of family. We now consider ourselves as part of the Lamb Arts family.
Thanks Lamb Arts Ltd., for all of the wonderful memories you gave us and for an opportunity for our family to have this chance to perform together with many wonderful actors.

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jessatlamb 06/07/2013

Andi- The feeling is definitely mutual! We are so glad that the Priors are a part of our theatre family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm back to write another positive review about the Lamb Arts Regional Theater. My children have grown and matured so much from the experiences they have been a part of in the theater. I continue to be blown away by the talent I see on the stage at shows and how moved I have been by the performances! The dedication of the staff at Lamb is evident whether it be through programs that are offered or the entertainment they provide. We are blessed to have such an organization in our community!

Lacey F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The arts. At first glance, one may assume that Lamb Arts Regional Theatre/School is a place for parents to send their children for lessons in the arts, and a place for all to enjoy participation in the arts. This assumption would not be incorrect. However, it would miss the massive amount of benefits and chain reactions that this entity has caused and provided in their community. Not to be too dramatic, (but come on...I am of the the theatre), they essentially save young people.


Once upon a time, there was a little girl. She was spunky, intelligent, and loved to sing Madonna songs at an inappropriate age. She came from a single parent home from a poor side of town. You can fill in the rest of what could have happened to her. She had an angel of a mother who sought out arenas where this little spark would light fires and channel her energy and talents in a positive way. She found LAMB. Over the next 12 years, the directors/owners/and mentors at LAMB guided, taught, and helped this little girl mature into a young lady. Through music, theatre, and dance, the people of LAMB teach young people to calibrate and follow their inner, moral compass. They help individuals find their OWN way. Especially in adolescence, many of us can go astray due to our risk-seeking behaviors, and our magnetic pull towards taboos. A lot of us have that fire inside. How do we use it? Through fiction, role-play, improvisation, emotional searches, and a slew of other exercises, LAMB allows young people the ability to explore and engage the taboos in a safe environment. They build confidence. They help create goals. They guide people to be their best. They guided that little girl to become me.


The arts and creative thinking are keys to survival in our ever-changing world. I mean that. Nowadays, most of us change careers several times and must have the ability to think on our feet..adapt. Those that cannot become stuck. LAMB trains young people to have that ability. Not all of us that grew up with LAMB followed the artistic path for our livelihood, but I guarantee it helped all of us in whatever livelihood we have chosen. Music and theatre improve test scores and the ability to learn new languages, including math and science. I have no doubt that my experiences at LAMB have accentuated my aptitude for languages and science which I have used in my career.


We are conditioned through our school systems to socialize with mass amounts of peers that are the same age. Is that normal when we go out in the real world? No. It is normal to relate with ALL ages, which is what one gets while attending LAMB. Positive effects with socialization, academics, and behavior are things LAMB is responsible for in this community. I have been involved with the LAMB theatre for over 20 years, and I cannot sing their praises enough.

Charles Bill M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm putting client served, but I'm also a volunteer. Lamb is a wonderful institution that provides quality theatre of a wide rangin type to our entire regrion. The educational aspect is really exemplary. Having frequently worked with the young people involved in their programs, I can tell you they are disciplined, motivated and eager--a joy to work with. It is a delight to be in their shows and attend their events.

Emily57

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began taking classes in middle school and throughout high school. I performed, worked backstage, ran crew, worked on costumes, took classes, taught classes, substituted for other teachers, ushered, and also attended shows. I definitely can say that Lamb Theatre greatly impacted who I am and what I am doing today. I am now currently studying to receive a BFA in Acting at the University of South Dakota in the spring of 2014. Lamb is what created and fueled my passion for the arts and continues to support me in all that I aspire to do. Lamb Arts Ltd. created an opened place for me to express myself freely and create a family while doing so. Russ and Diana Wooley and the Lamb Theatre have and will always hold a place in my heart. I would highly recommend the Lamb Arts Theatre and School to any parents, students, children, actors, and theatre-goers around the area. Their hard work has created such an inspiring place.

ilcurtis12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started acting in this space the summer after my sophomore year. As soon as I got involved I thought to myself, "What have I been missing out on?!" LAMB theatre provides such wonderful acting experiences through the expertise of both Diana and Russel Wooley and I couldn't be more happy with the time I spent acting under their direction and time I still plan to spend with future productions.

Stefani M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

AS A PARENT I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT LAMB. ARTS. MY KIDS HAVE GAINED MORE CONFIDENCE THAN I COULD IMAGINE. THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO GET UP AND TALK IN FRONT OF THEIR CLASS OR GROUP OF PEERS, AND BE COMFORTABLE WITH THEMSELVES AND TALK WITH CONFIDENCE. I KNOW THEIR SELF ESTEEM HAS INCREASED. THEY HAVE ALSO LEARNED TO ACCEPT PEOPLE FOR THEIR DIFFERENCES. THEY BOTH HAVE BEEN ON STAGE IN A YOUTH PRODUCTION. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY PROUD OF THEM, AND THAT THEY HAVE BEEN A PART OF AN AMAZING SHOW I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THERE CLASSES FOR KIDS AND THEIR PRODUCTIONS AS FAR AS ENTERTAINMENT, NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME.

Cindy63

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been season ticket holders for over 23 years! We have been very impressed with how professional and creative Lamb Theatre has been! The actors truly love what they are doing and we have been able to watch many younger actors literally grow up on the stage! We think this is one of the best kept secrets in Siouxland and would love to get them more PR as well as funds!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children have been involved with Lamb Theater classes in various capacities for the past 15 years since kindergarten. They have developed an appreciation for the arts and have learned the discipline and commitment it takes to be involved in a professional production. After trying several sports, this is the only thing our son is passionate about and has given him the confidence to carry himself through life. We have been season members for several years and look forward to every new season.

Jody14

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son is involved at Lamb and has grown tremendously under the guidance and supervision of the Lamb staff. He had tried several sports and activities in the past and never found that one thing he truly loved until we found Lamb Arts. From the very first class he attended, he has shown a passion for theater. The staff create an excitement in the students that motivates them to develop and enhance their skills. The individual attention he receives has given him a self-confidence that will lead him positively into the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lamb Arts Ltd. brings cutting edge theatre productions to our community and offers an excellent arts education program for all ages. They are a delightful group of professionals who run an efficient organization and are motivated by the love of their craft.

Client Served

Rating: 3

My children have been involved in activities at the Lamb School and Theater for the past 10 years or so. They have gained confidence and poise along with being able to explore their talents and interests. The Lamb School/Theater provides a safe place for kids to be themselves and to develop talents they may not otherwise have the opportunity to explore. Above all, I think the experiences at Lamb have helped my kids to think "outside the box" and to be more accepting of others.

1 Courtney K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have both been in productions at the Lamb Theatre as well as attended performances. This is a great place for students young and old to express themselves, learn and interact with others. I was a student at the theatre for 5 years and have never made better friends, made better memories and developed as an individual. The theatre trains actors/actresses then intertains the public with dramatic and impressing performances. You will never leave the theatre without your spine tingling and the wheels of your mind turning. Whether you are a student at the theatre or a guest watching a performance Lamb Arts Ltd has far more experiences to offer then one can imagine.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The arts are important to any community. But an arts group that also instills in their kids (teens participating as well as witnessing) a sense of what make a good civil society is a true value. Shows like Columbinous, or Anne Franke and Me aren't just great theatrical performances - but life lessons. And not just for the students. As a parent I've watched the transformation of my daughter (an actor) not just in her craft, but as a citizen and a caring member of the community. Sioux City has been in the news spotlight because of the bullying in our schools, and the production of Columbinus couldn't have happened at a better time. The outreach to the schools, the eye-opening nature to parents, the opportunity to dialogue among students and teachers. Organizations like Lamb Arts Ltd play an important role in our community. If they weren't doing it - I don't know who would.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children have participated in many of the classes at this orginization. The teachers are enthusiastic, friendly and positive . The experiences there have contributed to improving their self esteem and self confidence. The children have had fun while learning many new skills. Our family has enjoyed many of the performances-the actors and staff are phenomenal.