Here at Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, we’ve long known that being involved in theatre helps develop kids into confident, expressive, well-rounded individuals. So, it comes as no surprise that we have have five USP alumni nominated for the 2015 Pella Tulip Time court! We encourage everyone to support these amazing young ladies in their bid to represent our community at next year’s Tulip Time.
USP Alumni nominated are (in alphabetical order):
Megan Atkins (A Christmas Carol , Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus, The Christmas Post, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Sound of Music , K.O.L.D. Radio, Annie, Once Upon a Mattress, Seussical the Musical, A Christmas Carol )
Annie Matherly (Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)
Leah Wilborn (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Christmas Carol , Yes Virginia There is a Santa)
Eleanor Witt (Music Man , Sound of Music , Annie)
Voters may select their top three candidates from the 20 ladies nominated and drop their ballots off at specified locations, including the Pella Hy-Vee, Fareway, the Vermeer Windmill and Marion County Bank by Tuesday, October 21st. Official ballots were included in this week’s local newspapers. Once the votes have been tallied and the twelve finalists selected, the 2015 Tulip Time Royal Court will be chosen by a panel of judges on Saturday, November 8th at the Pella Christian High School. Tickets to the event will go on sale next month. Rules include only one ballot per voter, and voters must be at least 17 years old and have a permanent home address in the Pella Community School District.