USP Announces Cast for “Fiddler on the Roof”

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Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, is proud to announce the cast list for our 2015 summer production of Fiddler on the Roof. The show will be performed

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
The show is being directed by Arvin Van Zante who submitted the following cast list:

 Cast

Tevye: Doug DeWolf
Golde: Kim Beyer
Tzeitel: Anne McCullough Kelly
Hodel: Erin Payne
Chava: Breanna Terpstra
Shprintze: Julia Smart
Bielke: Ashley Uitermarkt
Motel: Brad Rozenboom
Perchik: Lonnie Appleby
Fyedka: Austin Rozendaal
Yente: Carolyn Scharff
Lazar Wolf: Todd Weber
Mordcha: Greg May
Avram: Joe Cerwinske
Rabbi: Gifford Graham
Mendel: Karl Deakyne
Constable: Spence Ver Meer
Nachum: Randy Icenbice
Cossack: Joel Williams
Grandma Tzeitel: Sara Collins
Fruma-Sarah: Jana DeZwarte
Shaindel: Denise Gregory
Sasha: Davis Vande Steeg
Yussel: Mark Schaefer
Cossack: Joel Williams
Russian: Nathan Boldt
Russian: Colby Jones

Villagers:
Analu Reigstad
Sharon Thompson
Lynn Cutler
Rachael Dreyer
Cyndi Atkins
Julie Collins
Megan Atkins
Briana Klein
Suzanna Hall
Emily Cutler
Olivia Cutler
Will Rasmussen
Isaac Piersma
Elyse Kriegel

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Arvin Van Zante
Producer: Deb Linn
Musical Director: Anne Petrie
Accompanist: Chris Meyers
Accompanist: Robert Watson
Costumes: Pati Van Zante
Lighting: Cody Kooi
Choreographer: Kim Beyer
Choreographer: Svetla Stantchvea
Dance Captain: Karl Deakyne
Dance Captain: Megan Atkins
Set Design: Mat Kelly
Backstage: Lily Teeple
Backstage: Isaac Vos

Union Street Players production of Fiddler on the Roof
is being sponsored by
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2015 Drama Camp Registration Opens

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Drama Camp Flyer 2015 PDF-2

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN

Union Street Players’ is excited to announce that registrations are now open for our annual summer youth Drama Camp!

Who: Children who will be going into grades 1-9 in the fall of 2015
When: August 3-7, 2015 (Performance for public Aug 7 at 6:30 p.m.)

This year we will have TWO sessions for grades 1-5 taught by Brystal Hopkins:
8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Pella Community Center
12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Pella Community Center
We will also have ONE session for grades 6-9 taught by Suzi Jones:
12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Pella Memorial Building (Please note new location!)

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN

Where:
-Grades 1-5 at Pella Community Center
-Grades 6-9 at Pella Memorial Building

What:
Campers will explore script writing, set and prop building, acting, mime, puppetry, characterization, vocalization, improv, reader’s theatre, audition preparation, costume shop visit, make-up clinic, and more!!!

Cost:
$60/camper (Discount for siblings available after first full fee registration) Fee includes camp t-shirt!!

Space is limited! Register today:

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN

Registration will not be complete or held until payment is received!

For more information contact:

Brystal Hopkins: brystalhopkins@gmail.com
Suzi Jones: suzanne.jones@pella.k12.ia.us

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN

“Fiddler” Auditions begin SUNDAY!

fiddler-on-a-roof-imageAuditions for Union Street Players’ production of Fiddler on the Roof begin tomorrow!

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 apvzante@gmail.com.

Auditions:
2:00 to 5:00 pmSunday, May 17
7:00 to 9:00 pmMonday, 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.
Performances:
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 production of Fiddler on the Roof
is being sponsored by

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Appleby Brings Home ICTA Award for Outstanding Lead Actor

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!

Pella’s Got Talent Auditions April 23 & 24 @ 7 p.m.

Pella's Got Talent 2015
Pella’s Got Talent Auditions – April 23rd and 24th, 7 p.m.
 
For the second year in a row, we are inviting all local talent to come to the Opera House and sing, dance, act, and share whatever their talent(s) might be. Everything from A to Z, from acrobatics to zither playing, is eligible. To sign up for your audition slot, or to ask any questions, please call 641-628-8628 as soon as possible.
 
No experience is necessary! This is a fun event, and we do our best to help everyone have a great time at auditions!
Last year, we were thrilled to celebrate, support and showcase local talent and we are happy to do so again this year. So put on your old tap shoes, or dust off the french horn in the closet, or prepare your recital of Casey at the Bat. All are welcome. Call 641-628-8628 to sign up. (And please feel free to share this news with your Aunt Wanda, the washboard player, or Cousin Cal the kazoo-ist.)
Ten finalists will be selected to perform at the May 16th finals. The top three finalists will be awarded cash prizes $250 (first place), $100 (second place) and $50 (third place).