2012 Jungle Book

USP “Jungle Book” Delights Audiences

Cast of USP’s “The Jungle Book”

Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, lowered the curtain on our 2012 summer production of The Jungle Book. Audiences were delighted by the colorful set and creative costuming. Congratulations to Producers Deb Linn and Anne McCullough Kelly along with Director Lisa Morgan, their stellar cast and capable crew.

Ticket sales for the four performance run was:

Thu July 26: 136
Fri July 27: 171
Sat July 28: 102
Sun July 29: 117

Total: 526


01 Auditions & Talent Calls, 2012 Joseph...Dreamcoat

Audition Song for “Joseph” Announced

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!!

00 News & Updates

USP Alum in Running for State Fair Anthem Contest

USP got wind earlier this week that Rachel Peter (Annie) is in the running of a national anthem contest sponsored by the Des Moines Register. Videos are posted on-line at the Register’s website and people get to vote for their favorite. You may use the link below if you wish to vote for Rachel. Good luck, Rachel!!


2012 Jungle Book

Get Your Tickets for USP’s “The Jungle Book”

Tickets are now on sale for Union Street Players‘ (USP) production of the family classic “The Jungle Book.” This stage adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale will delight and entertain all ages. USP has kept ticket prices low to make this live stage experience affordable for all families!!

Performance Dates:

Thursday July 26 @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday July 27 @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday July 28 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday July 29 @ 2:00 p.m.

Tickets (ticket prices are the same in advance or at the door):
$7.00 Adults
$5.00 Students (with I.D.)
$5.00 Balcony

Purchase Tickets On-line

or call the USP Box Office 641.204.1094

00 News & Updates, 2011 Once Upon a Mattress

USP’s “Mattress” Cleans Up at ICTA Awards

The cast dances till they drop in the Spanish Panic!

Union Street Players continued to show why we’re “Pella’s Award-Winning Community Theatre” on Saturday night. USP’s production of Once Upon a Mattress picked up five of the Iowa Community Theatre Association’s (ICTA) 11 annual awards at the annual convention in Cedar Rapids. USP’s award winners were:

  • Outstanding Music Direction: Brystal Hopkins and Ashlee Whittington
  • Outstanding Lead Actress: Anne McCullough Kelly
  • Outstanding Scenic Design: Brystal Hopkins, Matt Kelly, and Dan Fynaardt
  • Outstanding Costume Design: Lori Vande Zande and Kathy VanNorden
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress: Nicole Vande Zande

Congratulations to all the winners!

2012 Joseph...Dreamcoat

Auditions Announced for “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable.  Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. Go, Go, Go Joseph! 

Audition Dates:  (See Audition Information Below) 

Saturday, August 25:  1 PM – 2 PM   Children Chorus – Ages 9 – 15

Saturday, August 25:  2 PM – 4 PM   Adults – Ages 16 and over

Monday, August 27:   7 PM – 8:30 PM   Adults – Ages 16 and over

Tuesday, August 28:  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM   Children Chorus  – Ages 9 – 15

Tuesday, August 28   7:30 PM – 8:30 PM   Adults 16 and over

Thursday, August 30:  7 PM – Callbacks if needed

Pella Community Center, 712 Union, Pella


Production Dates: November 30 – December 8

Friday Nov. 30, Saturday, Dec. 1, Thursday, Dec. 6 & Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 PM

Sunday, Dec. 2 & Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 PM


Production Team: 

Directed by: Pat Moriarity, Wendy Vander Well, Cyndi Atkins

Vocal Director: Terri Crumley & Accompanist  Brenda Jones


Cast Needed  

Children Chorus Ages 9 to 15

Adults Ages 16 and up! Narrator(s), Joseph, Jacob, 11 Brothers/Ensemble, 11 Wives/Ensemble, Pharaoh, Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar, Butler, & Baker.  Some parts may be doubled.


Perusal Scripts available at the Pella Public Library


For More Information 

Call Pat Moriarity 641-628-1549  email: pkmoriarity@gmail.com

Or Call Cyndi Atkins 641-757-9785  email cyndiatkins@gmail.com


We are looking for help with Costumes, Choreography, Set Construction, Light Board, Stage Crew, & Makeup.  JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT is presented through an exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and The Really Useful Group Limited.  www.rnh.com. Sponsored by the Pella Community Center.   More information can be found at unionstreetplayers.com

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat

Audition Information – Parts Available

Children Chorus – Ages 9 – 15 

Ability to sing and move on stage –

Audition song “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”

Adults – Ages 16 +

Ability to sing and perform simple dance moves

Audition song “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” or a song of your choice.

If you plan to audition for a lead, please sing a selection from a Broadway Musical or Joseph.  Some of the parts may be doubled in the production .  No parts are pre-cast.


Chorus of Men (doubled by Brothers) and Women

Narrator(s) -Male or Female

Joseph   Vocal Part: Tenor

Jacob, the father  Vocal Part: Baritone

Brothers – 11 – Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Naphtali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin, Judah

Wives/Ensemble – 11

Pharaoh (Elvis)  – Male Vocal Part Baritione

Potiphar – Male Vocal Part Baritone

Mrs. Potiphar – Female Vocal Part Alto (or spoken)

Butler Male Vocal Part: Tenor

Baker Male Vocal Part: Tenor

Benjamin Calypso – Soloist  – one of the brothers – vocal part tenor

One More Angel – Soloist – one of the brothers – vocal part tenor

One More Angel  – Soloist – Able to Whistle