Congratulations to the castle leads from “Beauty And The Beast” on winning ICTA’s Award of Excellence in the category of ‘Ensemble In A Musical’.
For those who question our decision to proceed with our shows, I would like to address some of your concerns. Union Street Players is being responsible in our approach to rehearsals and production of our upcoming show. The dates of production are Dec. 4-13. We have cast the show at this early date, in order to give extra time to rehearse in small groups, adhering to distancing guidelines. Our ticketing system will automatically space our audience to adhere to social distancing recommendations. I have personally been in continuing contact with Kelly Garcia, Director of Public Health in Iowa and also with Kim Dorn, Director of Public Health in Marion County and we are monitoring the numbers in our community. Our schools systems are open with in-person classes. We are aware that if numbers of cases increase in our area, we may need to cancel the show and we are monitoring the situation closely. We are being very careful in our approach to reopening our theatre and we remain diligent to the ever changing atmosphere of COVID 19. While we are dedicated to the safety of our community, we feel it is time to re-open our theatre. – Denise Gregory, USP President
We are going to go ahead and hold auditions for “Elf, The Musical”. Please be advised that we will adhere to the guidelines put forth by the Public Health Department and we may need to cancel the show, if Covid 19 numbers rise substantially in our area.
Those who audition will need to perform simple choreography, as taught by the choreographers during auditions. We will have you read excerpts from the script for the roles you desire. Children will sing “Away In The Manger”. Young adults and Adults will choose between “Joy To The World”, “Silent Night” or “O Come All Ye Faithful”.
Production dates are Dec. 4, 5, 6, 8 (Tuesday evening), 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2020