Union Street Players, Pella’s Award-winning community theatre, is excited to announce auditions for our summer musical: Fiddler on the Roof. USP brings this Broadway classic to the Pella stage for the second time. Set in the Pale of Imperial Russia in 1905, it is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one’s choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. Come sing along with timeless classics like Sunrise, Sunset, Tradition, and If I Were a Rich Man.
No experience is necessary and no roles are pre-cast. Union Street Players welcomes everyone to audition. Those wishing to be considered for a solo role are asked to bring a prepared song, with a copy for the pianist.
Fiddler on the Roof will be directed by Arvin Van Zante and you can direct any questions to him at 641-628-1890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2:00 to 5:00 pm, Sunday, May 17
7:00 to 9:00 pm, Monday, May 18
7:00 to 9:00 pm Tuesday, May 19
Call Backs (if necessary): 7:00 to 9:00 pm Thursday, May 21
Audition requirements: Everyone welcome. No experience necessary. No roles are pre-cast. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to read, move, and sing. Those wishing to be considered for a solo role are asked to bring a prepared song, with a copy for the pianist.
7:00 pm Friday, July 24
7:00 pm Saturday, July 25
2:00 pm Sunday, July 26
7:00 pm Thursday, July 30
7:00 pm Friday, July 31
2:00 pm Saturday, Aug 1
Thursday (7/23) and Saturday (8/2) will be used if additional performances are required
Union Street Players, Pella’s award winning community theatre, is proud to announce that Lonnie Appleby received the Iowa Community Theater Association’s award for Outstanding Achievement as Lead Actor (Ebenezer Scrooge) in USP’s 2014 holiday production of A Christmas Carol.
In a post on Facebook, Lonnie wrote, “ABSOLUTELY stunned and could not be more humbled!!! THANK YOU!!!” and he added in a personal message to USP President Tom Vander Well, “I DO want to say, in true Jana DeZwarte fashuon, a HUGE….THANK YOU, USP!!!
We are so proud of Lonnie and all of our 2014-2015 ICTA finalists!
Theatre Central is looking for High School age actors for a performance of “A Bad Case of Stripes” which will be produced by the Children’s Theatre course and performed during Central’s “Weekend of the Arts” on May 2. The Audition information is listed below. Please direct any questions to CD Adamson (email@example.com).
“A Bad Case of Stripes” (Children’s Show) Auditions
Part of the “Children’s Theatre” Course at Central College and directed by students
In need of 7-11 people of both genders
Cold Readings from the script
April 12 at 2:30pm
It will have performances on May 2 at 2pm and May 3 at 1pm
Minimal commitment as it is a very short show
Anne of Green Gables delighted audiences with its four show run Feb 26-Mar 1. The production, directed by Anne McCullough Kelly, was a hit with many who have long enjoyed the classic tale about the growing up experiences of a young girl who goes to live at Green Gables with an adult brother and sister, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. Attendance numbers for the weekend were:
Thu, Feb 26: 69
Fri, Feb 27: 165
Sat, Feb 28: 140
Sun, Mar 1: 155
Union Street Players is proud to announce those who have been announced as finalists in the 2015 Iowa Community Theater Association’s awards for Outstanding Achievement. Awards will be presented at the annual Iowa Community Theater Festival which will be held this year in Waterloo on the weekend of April 11.
From Ham Buns and Potato Salad (April 2014)
Cyndi Atkins as Lola Van Dam – Supporting Actress
Mat Kelly and Anne McCullough Kelly – Scenic Design
Arvin Van Zante – Lighting Design
From A Christmas Carol (December 2014)
Lonnie Appleby as Ebenezer Scrooge – Lead Actor
Jana De Zwarte (Mrs Dilber), Denise Gregory (Charwoman), Jim Palmer (Old Joe), Spencer Ver Meer Vermeer (Undertaker) – Ensemble
From Anne of Green Gables (Feb/Mar 2015)
Pati Van Zante – Costumes
Union Street Players congratulates all of our finalists!