USP Launches a New Year; Graves to Hall of Fame

 

2014 USP Potluck PicnicUnion Street Players annual family potluck picnic was held Monday, August 18th. A good crowd of members and family members gathered at West Market Park to enjoy a gorgeous summer evening, a potluck supper, and a lot of fun together. USP President, Tom Vander Well, presided over a truncated meeting which included a report on USP’s 2013-2014 fiscal year, which was a banner year in many ways:

  • Three profitable main stage productions
  • Record patron support
  • Record advertising sales

The year was also touched with tragedy. Since last year’s annual meeting our group has lost two members. Sherm Van Zee passed away last fall. Early this summer USP Costume Shop Founder and Walk of Fame member, Dottie McGee passed away.

Don Graves rehearsing for his role as Jacob in USP's "Joseph"

Don Graves rehearsing for his role as Jacob in USP’s “Joseph”

It was announced that Don Graves will be this year’s inductee in the USP Walk of Fame. Graves was a founding member of USP and has performed a myriad of roles both on stage and off throughout USP’s long history. He will be honored at USP’s annual Awards Night on October 4th at the Pella Opera House.

The evening concluded with an election of the Board of Directors for 2014-2015. This year’s Board of Directors are:

President: Tom Vander Well
Vice-President: Deb Linn
Treasurer: Wendy Vander Well
Secretary: Anne McCullough Kelly
At Large: Mat Kelly
At Large: Mark Schaefer
At Large: Cody Kooi

 

 

2014-2015 USP Board

2014-2015 USP Board of Directors (Back Row L-R) Mark Schaefer, Cody Kooi, Deb Linn, Mat Kelly (Front Row L-R) Anne McCullough Kelly, Tom Vander Well, Wendy Vander Well

 

“Seussical” Closes a Successful Run

2014 08 USP Seussical Cast Photo

Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, has closed the curtain on another successful show. Under the direction of Kim Beyer and the music direction of Brystal Hopkins, Seussical the Musical brought the beloved works of Dr. Seuss to the stage in a musical extravaganza highlighted by Lori Vande Zande’s incredible costumes.

Kudos to the stellar cast and crew which included stalwart USP Vets as well as some incredibly talented newbies!

Attendance for the six show run:

Fri Jul 25: 208
Sat Jul 26: 190

Thu Jul 31: 164
Fri Aug 1: 223
Sat Aug 2: 209
Sun Aug 3: 280

Total: 1274

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!