This is not just a theatre, this is a community phenomenon. The people who work at this theatre give their all to bring good old-fashioned fun and amusement to the public. Their shows are family friendly and interactive, drawing the patrons into a different world each night. Their school shows are as educational for students as they are entertaining. The very building they perform in is filled to the corners with history and located in an area known for it's historical significance.
Everything is done from love of the art, and the joy of bringing smiles to the faces of the patrons who come to cheer and boo and throw popcorn. The volunteers have worked hard to keep things going, to work with the community, and make the theatre the best that it can be. As a former actress and writer with this group, I can speak for how hard every volunteer and board member works and how much of their own time they put in. Though I live thousands of miles away, I still volunteer whenever I can, in anyway I can.
As a member since 1980, I have performed with kids who now have their own kids. I have performed with my own Children, and now this year... possible with my granddaughter. Where else can you say that?
This is a wonderful place to see Old Fashioned Melodrama, Perform on stage for the pure enjoyment of performing. It's like no other place in entertainment...
I think its great that there is such a place as the coloma theater located in its unusual locaition.
It gives people young and old the experience of the theater weather they are there to volunteer or to participate in a play.
This little theater gives people a chance to participate in their community by keeping this art alive where other wise it would not be offered unless you live in a big city.
I have personally seen insecure young people at the beginning of a play turn into confident people I beleave that is one of the most important things a person can poses in life is confidence in ones self. And its even better when you can see that in a young persons life.
The Olde Coloma theatre is a valuable asset to our community. It give many people the opportunity to discover and nurture their creative spirit. It is rich in historical value, not only with it's gold rush education program and sharing a wonderful part of American history in melodrama, the main building was built for the World Expo in San Fransisco in 1939 then moved to Coloma in the early 1970's. My children have been involve in many productions there and it has been awesome to watch them blossom. The confidence, public speaking skills and theatrical creativity that they have gathered there will benefit them all the days for their lives.
My first experience at the Olde Coloma Theatre was attending the Christmas Show in December 2009. It is the definition of Community Theatre; starting with it's location at the edge of Gold Discovery Park and ending with foil balls hurled at the villian at the end of the show. The OCT is indeed a little treasure and I encourage you to attend with your entire family.