Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, is proud to announce that the December 2012 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been nominated for five awards from the Iowa Association of Community Theatres (IACT). Each year IACT awards shows from around the state for outstanding achievement during their annual festival. This year, the festival is scheduled for April 4-6 in Newton. Awards will be presented on Saturday night of the festival.
2013 IACT Festival Information (click link to download IACT Festival information)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was USP’s holiday musical and completed the community theatre’s 25th Anniversary season. Not only was the show popular with audiences, virtually selling out three of the six performances, but it also become the highest grossing show in USP history.
Nominated for ICTA awards this year:
- Director: Pat Moriarity
- Costumes: Pati Van Zante
- Choreography: Brystal Hopkins
- Ensemble: The Joseph Brothers (Karl Deakyne, Doug DeWolf, Dayrel Gates, Gifford Graham, Gary Kopsa, Greg May, Larry Peterson, James Punke, Mark Schaefer, Drew Senn, Mike Wignall)
- Supporting Male Actor: Tom Vander Well (Pharaoh)
Congratulations to the nominees and to the entire production team, cast and crew who made Joseph a huge success. Everyone at USP recognizes that a successful production is an ensemble effort of every person involved. The nominations are a recognition of the hard work, dedication and outstanding efforts of every person involved in the show!
Tom Palmer starred as Joseph
Union Street Players closed it’s successful six show run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with a sold out performance on Saturday afternoon. The Tony Award winning Broadway musical was a huge success. Tremendous word-of-mouth increased demand for the final two performances. By the end of the run, nearly 1700 tickets were sold across the six performances. When you count ushers and volunteers, the total number of audience members surpassed the 1700 mark. The official Box Office tally of tickets sold each night for the 311 available seats was:
Fri Nov 30: 271
Sat Dec 1: 285
Sun Dec 2: 300
Thu Dec 6: 220
Fri Dec 7: 311
Sat Dec 8: 311
The cast of 46 and crew of 41 were assisted by a number of volunteers under the leadership of Director Pat Moriarity.
Cast and Crew of USP’s “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
Union Street Players‘ production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opens tomorrow night (Friday, November 30) and there has been a surge of ticket sales the past two days. Over 200 tickets have been sold in the past two days. Tickets are still available for all shows, though a limited number of seats are available for the opening weekend. More seats are available for the second weekend’s performances. As of 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29 the number of available seats:
Fri Nov 30 (7:00 p.m.): 81
Sat Dec 1 (7:00 p.m.): 114
Sun Dec 2 (2:00 p.m.): 79
Thu Dec 6 (7:00 p.m.): 235
Fri Dec 7 (7:00 p.m.): 183
Sat Dec 8 (2:00 p.m.): 151
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Director Pat Moriarity would like to inform anyone interested in auditioning for USP’s upcoming production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” that the song people will be asked to sing for auditions is “My Country ’tis of Thee.”
Start tuning up!!