Union Street Players is excited about our successful run of "The Sound of Music." Producer, Shelley Buhrow, reports that the show was sold out each night of the run. That would make attendance:
Thursday July 30: 335
Friday July 31: 335
Saturday August 1: 335
Sunday August 2: 335
Thanks to cast and crew for their hard work, and for delighting USP audiences!
Auditions for Union Street Players’ holiday production, Cheaper by the Dozen continued on Monday night. Director Anne McCullough Kelly and her production staff had their hands full as a hallway full of kids turned out to read for the roles of the Gilbreth children. A handful adults also auditioned for the show, which tells the story of an industrial efficiency expert who uses the raising of his twelve children as a continuing experiment.
There is still an opportunity for anyone 10 or older to audition for the heart warming show on Thursday, August 21st from 7 to 9 p.m. Auditions, held at the Pella Community Center, are open to the public and no experience is required. You do not need to bring anything to audition and no preparation is necessary. There are roles for males and females ages 10 through adult.
Some photos from Monday’s auditions:
Union Street Players welcomes our newest member, Cheryl DeHeer of Otley. Cheryl began attending shows last February when she came to Morning’s at Seven. She got hooked and came back for Music Man and then The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! She decided to join in on the fun. While we won’t see her on stage, she would love to pitch in behind the scenes.
Welcome, Cheryl! We’re happy to have you!
We were made aware today of a link (from an insider in the Netherlands), which will take you to a Dutch national news broadcast. Between the 4:00 and 6:00 minute marks there is a story about the Democratic caucus here in Pella.
Peggy Moriarity, Anne McCullough-Kelly, Pati Van Zante and Arvin Van Zante are a few of the familiar faces you’ll see in the news clip!
While the weekend weather created angst and uncertainty for a time, Union Street Players’ production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!" completed its’ run of four shows this past weekend. Good crowds attended each night of the production, despite Saturday’s wintery mix.
Attendance figures (does not include cast):
Many thanks to Director Steve Hickle, the entire cast and the crew for making the show a success. Thank you to our audiences for coming out and joining us for this annual holiday event!
*There was a winter storm on Saturday morning. Many ticket holders were unable to attend.