Mozeltov! USPs “Fiddler on the Roof” a Success!

Fiddler Men

photo: Jim Palmer

Union Street Players’ production of Fiddler on the Roof closed its seven show run this past Sunday. It’s always a good sign when the final show has the biggest attendance. It means that we’ve gotten good “word of mouth” and people wanted to make sure they saw it. So it was with this production of Fiddler which boasted significantly larger crowds in the second weekend of the run:

Jul 24-26

Fri: 181
Sat: 195
Sun: 188

Jul 30 – Aug 2

Thu: 220
Fri: 244
Sat: 236
Sun: 253

Total: 1517

Up Next for USP: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will be our holiday show directed by Deb Linn. Click here for show and audition information.

Opening night is July 24!

Union Street Players is delighted to present another outstanding show this summer. Fiddler on the Roof is a well-known musical and will be loved by audiences of all ages. Tickets are now available at The show will be performed over two weekends, beginning July 24.


Charlee Eekhof as the Fiddler

Golde and Tevye

Kim Beyer as Golde and Doug DeWolf as Tevye.

The Mamas

The Mamas in the opening number, “Tradition!”

Rabbi and son

Rabbi and son, played by Gifford Graham and Karl Deakyne.

Hodel and Perchik

Newcomer to USP stage, Erin Payne, plays the role of middle sister Hodel. And Perchik is played by Lonny Appleby.

Tzeital and Hava

Breanna Terpstra and Anne McCullough Kelly are two more of Tevye’s many blessings (daughters)!

Village gals

Village girls, Suzanna Hall and Megan Atkins, with Shaindel, mother of Motel the poor tailor.

Fiddler on the Roof Opens July 24

The beautiful music of Fiddler on the Roof is ringing through the Pella Community Center. These photos give you a little preview of the show! Tickets are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased on-line using a credit card. To purchase tickets on or after June 15, visit and click on the “TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE” link.IMG_4750

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“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 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 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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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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