2017 Wizard of Oz

USP Closes “The Wizard of Oz”

Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, followed the yellow brick road and ushered delighted audience members to Emerald City for seven wonderful performances. The summer musical production of The Wizard of Oz brought the familiar favorite to life for local audience members. The show also fulfilled the dreams of cast members who had longed to be part of the iconic story. Director Anne McCullough Kelly capably helmed her first musical production and the stellar cast included veteran USP Walk of Fame members as well actors making their USP debut.

Attendance for the seven-show run was:

Fri Jul 21: 199
Sat Jul 22: 167
Sun Jul 23: 231
Tue Jul 25: 271
Fri Jul 28: 181
Sat Jul 29: 182
Sun Jul 30: 241
Total: 1,472

With the curtain dropping on The Wizard of Oz USP finishes it’s 2016-2017 season. USP will hold elections for our 2017-2018 Board of Directors at our annual meeting and picnic on August 14, and will celebrate our annual Awards Night on September 23rd. The 2017-2018 season will be:

Holiday 2017: It’s a Wonderful Life directed by Pati Van Zante
Spring 2018: Twelve Angry Men directed by Spence Ver Meer
Summer 2018: Kiss Me Kate directed by Pati Van Zante

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