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USP Awards Night, October 6th!

Please join us for the

Annual Union Street Players Awards night on October 6th, 6:00pm at the Pella Golf and Country Club!

We will be inducting Wendy Vander Well into our USP Walk of Fame.

And The USPy Awards honoring the outstanding contributions of cast and crew members from the productions of:

It’s a Wonderful Life, 12 Angry Men, and Kiss me, Kate!

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And the nominees are:

Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role

Lonnie Appleby as George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life

Doug DeWolf as Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men

Spence Ver Meer as Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate

Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role

Briana Heartsill as Mary Hatch Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life

Deb Linn as Clare Odbody, Angel 2nd Class in It’s a Wonderful Life

Lynn Cooper as Lilli Vanessi/Katharine in Kiss Me, Kate

Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role

Arvin VanZante as Mr. Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life

Danny Rivas as Juror #7 in 12 Angry Men

Greg May as Harrison Howell in Kiss Me, Kate

Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role

Denise Gregory as Mother Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life

Kim Beyer as Hattie in Kiss Me, Kate

Sarah Collins as Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me, Kate

Outstanding Young Performer

Annabelle Winward as Zuzu in It’s a Wonderful Life

Hannah Blom as Lead Dancer/Ensemble in Kiss Me, Kate

Outstanding Newcomer

Gillian Howard as Violet Peterson in It’s a Wonderful Life

Simon Vos as Mr. Welch in It’s a Wonderful Life

Mark Bishara as Juror #11 in 12 Angry Men

Michael Garrison as Juror #3 in 12 Angry Men

Justin Lenger as Juror #5 in 12 Angry Men

Shawn Pavlik as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio in Kiss Me, Kate

Outstanding Direction

Pati Van Zante for It’s a Wonderful Life

Spence Ver Meer for 12 Angry Men

Pati Van Zante for Kiss Me, Kate

Outstanding Production

It’s a Wonderful Life

Twelve Angry Men

Kiss Me, Kate

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Mat Kelly for Set Design in It’s a Wonderful Life

Jim Emmert and Spence Ver Meer for Videography in 12 Angry Men

Mindi Chamberlain for Costume Design in Kiss Me, Kate

Mat Kelly for Artistic Scenic Design in Kiss Me, Kate

Outstanding Ensemble

Dayrel Gates, Arlyn Stuart, Simon Vos as Drunk Ensemble in It’s a Wonderful Life

Jim Palmer and Arlyn Stuart as Bert and Ernie in It’s a Wonderful Life

Jurors of 12 Angry Men

Danny Rivas and Robert Uy as Gangsters 1 and 2 in Kiss Me, Kate

Kathryn Andringa, Elise Pederson, Sarah Purdy, and Marti Zylstra as Quartet in Kiss Me, Kate