00 News & Updates, 2015 Fiddler on the Roof

“Fiddler on the Roof” Tickets on Sale June 15

Tickets for Union Street Players summer production of “Fiddler on the Roof” will go on sale to the public on June 15, 2015. Tickets may be purchased on-line using a credit card. To purchase tickets on or after June 15, visit unionstreetplayers.com/tickets and click on the “TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE” link.

Patrons of Union Street Players enjoy advance ticket sales as a benefit of their annual financial support. A postcard with a special password is being mailed out to patrons allowing them to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. For more information about becoming a patron, visit www.unionstreetplayers.com/patrons and make a tax-deductible contribution that supports live theatre in our area.

The USP box office number is 641-204-1094 which connects you to a USP volunteer who can assist you with tickets or questions. Please note that we do not have a physical box office location. Our box office phone is a   mobile phone carried by different volunteers who will answer, respond to messages, and do our best to assist with questions/issues and accommodate your needs. USP is a volunteer community organization and we make effort to provide the best possible service given our limited human resources.

USP’s Production of “Fiddler on the Roof” is Sponsored by

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2015 Fiddler on the Roof

USP Announces Cast for “Fiddler on the Roof”

Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, is proud to announce the cast list for our 2015 summer production of Fiddler on the Roof. The show will be performed

7:00 pm Friday, July 24
7:00 pm Saturday, July 25
2:00 pm Sunday, July 26
7:00 pm Thursday, July 30
7:00 pm Friday, July 31
2:00 pm Saturday, Aug 1
2:00 pm Sunday, Aug 2
Thursday (7/23) will be used if an additional performance is required
The show is being directed by Arvin Van Zante who submitted the following cast list:


Tevye: Doug DeWolf
Golde: Kim Beyer
Tzeitel: Anne McCullough Kelly
Hodel: Erin Payne
Chava: Breanna Terpstra
Shprintze: Julia Smart
Bielke: Ashley Uitermarkt
Motel: Brad Rozenboom
Perchik: Lonnie Appleby
Fyedka: Austin Rozendaal
Yente: Carolyn Scharff
Lazar Wolf: Todd Weber
Mordcha: Greg May
Avram: Joe Cerwinske
Rabbi: Gifford Graham
Mendel: Karl Deakyne
Constable: Spence Ver Meer
Nachum: Randy Icenbice
Cossack: Joel Williams
Grandma Tzeitel: Sara Collins
Fruma-Sarah: Jana DeZwarte
Shaindel: Denise Gregory
Sasha: Davis Vande Steeg
Yussel: Mark Schaefer
Cossack: Joel Williams
Russian: Nathan Boldt
Russian: Colby Jones
Fiddler: Charlee Eekhoff

Analu Reigstad
Sharon Thompson
Lynn Cutler
Rachael Dreyer
Cyndi Atkins
Julie Collins
Megan Atkins
Briana Klein
Suzanna Hall
Emily Cutler
Olivia Cutler
Will Rasmussen
Isaac Piersma
Elyse Kriegel

Director: Arvin Van Zante
Producer: Deb Linn
Musical Director: Anne Petrie
Accompanist: Chris Meyers
Accompanist: Robert Watson
Costumes: Pati Van Zante
Lighting: Cody Kooi
Choreographer: Kim Beyer
Choreographer: Svetla Stantcheva
Dance Captain: Karl Deakyne
Dance Captain: Megan Atkins
Set Design: Mat Kelly
Backstage: Lily Teeple
Backstage: Isaac Vos

Union Street Players production of Fiddler on the Roof
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Drama Camp


Union Street Players’ Drama Camp is an annual week-long opportunity for young people to receive a basic overview of theatre and stage craft. Camp activities include: script writing/reading, set and prop building, actin, mime, puppertry, characterization, vocalization, improv, reader’s theatre, audition preparation, costume shop visit, make-up clinic, and more!!!

Registration opens May 11th at approximately 8:00am. Please return to this page and scroll down to the registration button that will be located near the bottom of the page on May 11th. Spots are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Registration will remain open until camp session is full.

Elementary Camp: August 6-10, 8:30am – 11:30 am. Open to any student entering grades 2-5* in the Fall of 2018.

Please note: We have returned to only one session of Elementary Camp but doubled our staff to accommodate a similar number of campers when two sessions were held.

Camp Director: Brystal Hopkins

Middle School Camp: August 6-10, 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Open to any student entering grades 5*-9 in the Fall of 2018.

Camp Director: Suzi Jones

*5th graders may choose Elementary or Middle school camp.

Both camps will be held on the second floor of the Pella Community Center, 712 Union Street, Pella, IA 50219.

Performance date for both camps is August 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

Fees: $65/camper (discount for siblings available after first full fee registration). Fee includes Drama Camp t-shirt. Scholarships available. Please email the camp director for more information.

Instructors and Contact information:

  • Brystal Hopkins (brystalhopkins@gmail.com) 641.620.9158
  • Suzi Jones (suzanne.jones@pella.k12.ia.us) 641.628.1522
2015 Fiddler on the Roof

“Fiddler” Auditions begin SUNDAY!

fiddler-on-a-roof-imageAuditions for Union Street Players’ production of Fiddler on the Roof begin tomorrow!

No experience is necessary and no roles are pre-cast. Union Street Players welcomes everyone to audition. Those wishing to be considered for a solo role are asked to bring a prepared song, with a copy for the pianist.

Fiddler on the Roof will be directed by Arvin Van Zante and you can direct any questions to him at 641-628-1890 or apvzante@gmail.com.

2:00 to 5:00 pmSunday, May 17
7:00 to 9:00 pmMonday, May 18
7:00 to 9:00 pm Tuesday, May 19
Call Backs (if necessary): 7:00 to 9:00 pm Thursday, May 21
Audition requirements:  Everyone welcome. No experience necessary. No roles are pre-cast. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to read, move, and sing. Those wishing to be considered for a solo role are asked to bring a prepared song, with a copy for the pianist.
7:00 pm Friday, July 24
7:00 pm Saturday, July 25
2:00 pm Sunday, July 26
7:00 pm Thursday, July 30
7:00 pm Friday, July 31
2:00 pm Saturday, Aug 1
Thursday (7/23) and Saturday (8/2) will be used if additional performances are required
Union Street Players production of Fiddler on the Roof
is being sponsored by

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