Anne of Green Gables Delights

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Anne of Green Gables delighted audiences with its four show run Feb 26-Mar 1. The production, directed by Anne McCullough Kelly, was a hit with many who have long enjoyed the classic tale about the growing up experiences of a young girl who goes to live at Green Gables with an adult brother and sister, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. Attendance numbers for the weekend were:

Thu, Feb 26: 69
Fri, Feb 27: 165
Sat, Feb 28: 140
Sun, Mar 1: 155
Total: 529

USP has 10 Finalists up for Six 2015 ICTA Awards!

2015 USP ICTA Finalists

Union Street Players is proud to announce those who have been announced as finalists in the 2015 Iowa Community Theater Association’s awards for Outstanding Achievement. Awards will be presented at the annual Iowa Community Theater Festival which will be held this year in Waterloo on the weekend of April 11.

USP Finalists:

From Ham Buns and Potato Salad (April 2014)

Cyndi Atkins as Lola Van Dam – Supporting Actress
Mat Kelly and Anne McCullough Kelly – Scenic Design
Arvin Van Zante – Lighting Design

From A Christmas Carol (December 2014)

Lonnie Appleby as Ebenezer Scrooge – Lead Actor
Jana De Zwarte (Mrs Dilber), Denise Gregory (Charwoman), Jim Palmer (Old Joe), Spencer Ver Meer Vermeer (Undertaker) – Ensemble

From Anne of Green Gables (Feb/Mar 2015)

Pati Van Zante – Costumes

Union Street Players congratulates all of our finalists!

Tickets on Sale for “Anne of Green Gables”

n-ANNE-OF-GREEN-GABLES-large570Tickets are now on sale and available on-line for Union Street Players production of “Anne of Green Gables.”

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS! 

When:

Thu Feb 26 @ 7:00 p.m.
Fri Feb 27 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sat Feb 28 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sun Mar 1 @ 2:00 p.m.

Where:
Pella Community Center
712 Union St.
Pella, IA 50219

Cost:
$10 Adult in advance/$12 at the door
$8.00 Child/Student in advance/$10 at the door
$8.00 All Balcony Seats

PURCHASE TICKETS ON-LINE. CLICK HERE.

If you have trouble purchasing tickets online, if you have a Warm Welcomes Coupon, or if you have some other Ticket Coupon/Voucher, please call USP’s Virtual Box Office at 641-204-1094.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door of any performance (subject to availability)!

USP BOX OFFICE: 641-204-1094

“Anne of Green Gables” Cast Announcement

n-ANNE-OF-GREEN-GABLES-large570Union Street Players is delighted to announce the cast of Anne of Green Gables:

Anne Shirley – Suzanna Hall
Marilla Cuthbert – Sophie Mathonnet-Vander Well
Matthew Cuthbert – Phil Hoole
Rachel Lynde – Denise Gregory
Mrs. Spencer/Mrs. Barry/Miss Stacey – Jana DeZwarte
Diana Barry – Madison Thingstad
Ruby Gillis – Sara Collins
Jane Andrews – Hannah Cutler
Josie Pye – Mandolin Holmes
Gilbert Blythe – Jesse Nieboer
Moody Spurgeon McPherson – TBA

We are grateful to all who auditioned.  Thank you for having the courage to step on stage and share your talent with us.  Casting a show is a very difficult process, especially when so many talented people come out to auditions.  If you were not cast and would still like to be involved in the production please contact us through the Union Street Players email address.  We are in the process of organizing our production crew and would love to have your help!

Best wishes,
Anne McCullough Kelly (Director) and Deb Linn (Assistant Director/Producer)

“Anne of Green Gables” Audition Information

Anne of Green Gables

Adapted by Peter DeLaurier based on novel by L.M. Montgomery

Directed by Anne McCullough Kelly (amcculloughkelly@gmail.com)

Anne of Green Gables is a classic, bestselling 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery which recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, a young orphan girl, age 11 who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who have a farm on Prince Edward Island and who had intended to adopt a boy to help them. The story recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school and within the town. USP brings this classic to the stage for the first time. Sure to please the whole family!

Production dates February 26 – March 1, 2015

Parts available for 8 women (ages 15+) and 3 men (ages 15+).
Perusal scripts available at the Pella Library beginning Tuesday November 25 for 4-day checkout.

Auditions

Saturday, December 13 from 1-4pm (USP meeting room and Green Room)

Monday, December 15 from 6:30-9:30pm (Theater)
Tuesday, December 16 from 7:30-9:30pm (Theater, mostly callbacks but will accept additional auditions)

Rehearsal Information
First read-thru of script: Monday, December 29 from 7-9pm
Rehearsals begin the first week of January.  We will rehearse on the following dates and times:

Mondays from 6:30-9:30pm

Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30pm

Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm

Saturdays from 1:00-3:30pm (1-4pm in February, no rehearsal Feb. 14)

Sunday, Feb. 15 from 1-4pm (Tech Rehearsal)
During performance week we will rehearse from 5:30pm-10:00pm

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