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USP Drama Camp for 1st Through 4th Grade Fills Up

USP logo GR MEDUnion Street Players‘ Drama Camp for children who’ve completed 1st through 4th grade has filled up. We are no longer taking registrations for this class. The afternoon session for children who’ve completed 5th through 8th grade is still accepting registrations. Drama Camp is scheduled for August 5-9. More information and registration form for grades 5-8 can be found on the Union Street Players’ website.

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USP Taking Nominations for 2013 Walk of Fame

(L to R) Arvin Van Zante, Bev Graves, Shelley Buhrow, Deb Linn, Pat Moriarity, Dottie McGee
Walk of Fame members gathered to celebrate Deb Linn’s induction in 2011. (L to R) Arvin Van Zante, Bev Graves, Shelley Buhrow, Deb Linn, Pat Moriarity, Dottie McGee (not pictured: Peggy Moriarity)

Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, will be inducting one of our member into the USP Walk of Fame at the annual awards dinner scheduled for October 5, 2013 at the Pella Opera House. The USP Walk of Fame honors members:

  • Who have been actively involved in USP for ten or more years
  • Who have filled multiple roles within the organization (actor, director, producer, Board Member, crew, sets, costumes, etc.)
  • Who have contributed to USP furthering our on-going mission

Anyone may nominate a member for consideration. Nominations are considered, and inductees are chosen by the USP Board of Directors. To nominate a member simply visit the Walk of Fame page at the USP website and submit the on-line form.

Walk of Fame Inductees by Year

2008 Dottie McGee, Pat Moriarity, Arvin Van Zante

2009 Bev Graves, Peggy Moriarity (Dottie McGee, who was fighting cancer and not present for the 2008 awards dinner, was honored in person in 2009)

2010 Shelley Buhrow

2011 Deb Linn

2012 USPs 25th Anniversary Gala (everyone was celebrated!)

2013 (Nominate who you think should be our next inductee!)

If you have Microsoft Excel, you may download the following spreadsheet which provides a list of individuals credited with roles from 1989 through 2004. Anyone listed on this spreadsheet can be considered to have been involved for ten years or more.

USP_Historical_Database 1989-2004 Published

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Register NOW for USP’s 2013 Drama Camp!


It’s back!!! USP’s fantastically fun, summer Drama Camp for grades 1 – 9 will be held August 5 – 9, 2013 at the Pella Community Center’s Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium. Students who are entering 1st – 4th grade will attend morning sessions* with Brystal Hopkins and Kim Beyer (This session is now FULL, we are no longer taking registrations for the 1st-4th graders) from 8:30 – 11:30 and those entering 5th – 9th grades will attend afternoons with Suzi Jones from 12:30 – 3:30. Students will explore all the exciting opportunities that come with being part of a stage production: scripts, movement, imagery, voice, auditions, make-up, costuming and more! All of this culminating in a Friday night performance for family and friends.

Please click the “USPDC Registration 2013” link below to download the registration form. The form may be downloaded and emailed to info@unionstreetplayers.com or printed and sent with your payment to the address given on the registration form. For credit card payments please call the USP box office at (641)204-1094. Registrations received without payment will be placed on a waiting list until payment is received.

Questions? Please contact Brystal at brystalhopkins@gmail.com or Suzi at suzanne.jones@pella.k12.ia.us.

The class for 1st – 4th graders is now FULL. We are no longer accepting registrations!

USPDC Registration 2013