USP Drama Camp Checks in Full!

2013 08 USP Drama Camp

Once again, Union Street Players summer Drama Camp has filled all sessions. We are excited that so many young people are showing an active interest in the stage! Unfortunately, we can accept no more registrations for the 2014 Drama Camp. Please plan on registering your students (those who have finished kindergarten through 8th grade) next year. Drama Camp is generally the first full week of August.

Four More Chances to See “Seussical!”

Union Street Players’ production of Seussical the Musical got off to a spectacular start this past Friday and Saturday night! The family friendly musical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss, will be performed four more times this weekend:

Performances Dates/Times:

Thu July 31st at 7:00 p.m.
Fri Aug 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Sat Aug 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
Sun Aug 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

All performances are on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center located at 712 Union Street, Pella, Iowa.

Ticket Prices:

Adults $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Students $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Balcony seats $10 (both in advance and at the door)

To Purchase Tickets:

We have no physical box officeTo purchase tickets, visit our on-line ticket service by clicking here. You may choose the seats you want for each performance and purchase tickets using Visa/Mastercard/Discover. If you do not have a credit card or are unable to order on-line, you may call our virtual box office (641.204.1094) and we will work with you to make alternate arrangements. You may contact us with questions by calling our virtual box office at 641.204.1094 or by emailing us at info@unionstreetplayers.com.

USP does not reserve/hold tickets without payment!

Tickets for “Seussical the Musical” NOW ON SALE!

seuss1Tickets for Union Street Players’ production of Seussical the Musical are now on sale. Seussical is a family friendly musical based on the stories of Dr. Seuss and appropriate for all audiences.

Performances Dates/Times:

Fri July 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Sat July 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Thu July 31st at 7:00 p.m.
Fri Aug 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Sat Aug 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
Sun Aug 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

All performances are on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center located at 712 Union Street, Pella, Iowa.

Ticket Prices:

Adults $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Students $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Balcony seats $10 (both in advance and at the door)

To Purchase Tickets:

We have no physical box office. To purchase tickets, visit our on-line ticket service by clicking here. You may choose the seats you want for each performance and purchase tickets using Visa/Mastercard/Discover. If you do not have a credit card or are unable to order on-line, you may call our virtual box office (641.204.1094) and we will work with you to make alternate arrangements. You may contact us with questions by calling our virtual box office at 641.204.1094 or by emailing us at info@unionstreetplayers.com.

USP does not reserve/hold tickets without payment!

USP’s “Bye Bye Birdie” Finalist for Four ICTA Awards

USP's "Bye Bye Birdie" is a Finalist for four ICTA Awards.

USP’s “Bye Bye Birdie” is a Finalist for four ICTA Awards.

The Iowa Community Theater Association’s annual festival will be held June 20-22, 2014 in Red Oak. At the festival ICTA will be handing out Awards of Excellence for shows that were nominated in 2013. USP’s 2013 summer musical, Bye Bye Birdie, is a finalist for four different ICTA awards:

  • Music Direction (Vocal Director: Anne Petrie)
  • Supporting Actress (Sara Collins)
  • Scenic Design (Set Design: Mat Kelly)
  • Direction (Director: Denise Gregory)

The link below is a PDF download with information about the Festival and Registration form.

2014 ICTA Brochure and Registration

USP Taking Nominations for 2014 Walk of Fame

 

USP Walk of Fame Members present at the 2013 Awards Night (L-R): Deb Linn, Pat Van Zante, Arvin Van Zante, Peggy Moriarity, Pat Moriarity, Dottie McGee, Lisa Witzenburg. Not Pictured: Bev Graves, Shelley Buhrow

USP Walk of Fame Members present at the 2013 Awards Night (L-R): Deb Linn, Pat Van Zante, Arvin Van Zante, Peggy Moriarity, Pat Moriarity, Dottie McGee, Lisa Witzenburg. Not Pictured: Bev Graves, Shelley Buhrow

It’s time for the Union Street Players Board of Directors to begin consideration of the 2014 Walk of Fame inductee. Started in 2008, the USP Walk of Fame honors individuals who have gone above and beyond in helping USP fulfill its mission. Since it began, USP has honored a total of nine individuals:

  • 2008: Dottie McGee, Pat Moriarity, Arvin Van Zante
  • 2009: Bev Graves, Peggy Moriarity
  • 2010: Shelley Buhrow
  • 2011: Deb Linn
  • 2012: USP’s 25th Anniversary (everyone was honored – no individual was inducted)
  • 2013: Pati Van Zante, Lisa Witzenburg

The USP Board is seeking the nomination of individuals who must meet the following criteria:

  1. He/She has been involved in USP for ten years or more.
  2. He/She has contributed in multiple ways (actor, director, stage manager, lighting, sound, set work, Board Member, etc.)
  3. He/She has tangibly helped USP further its on-going mission.

All individuals who have been nominated in the past, but were not inducted, will be automatically reconsidered each year! If you’re not sure if an individual has been nominated, please feel free to submit a nominations.

To nominate an individual, simply provide the following information in an email sent to info@unionstreetplayers.com or in a letter mailed to USP Walk of Fame, 712 Union St., Pella, IA 50219:

  • Your name
  • Your email
  • Your phone number
  • Name of person you are nominating
  • Explanation of why you think this person should be inducted into the USP Walk of Fame.

To help determining who is eligible, the following Microsoft Excel file contains a historical database of individuals and their roles in various productions and positions on the Board of Directors through 2005. Any name on this will have met the threshold of a minimum of ten year’s involvement. There is a drop down menu next to the heading of each field. You can filter your view using the drop down menus to view results by individual.

2014 USP_WOF Historical_Database

 

SAVE THE DATE!

2014 Union Street Players Award’s Night

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Pella Opera House

(Once again, Theatre Central’s fall production will be our evening’s entertainment!)