00 News & Updates, 2009 Sound of Music

Sneak Peak

Thursday Night in Pella on June 25 featured a sneak peak at USP's upcoming show, the Sound of Music! The nuns from the Abbey (The Mother Abbess: Jackie Duffy, Sister Berthe: Jana DeZwarte, Sister Margaretta: Jodi Vos; and Sister Sophia: Erin Valerio-Garsow) sang to the crowd.


Our wonderful accompanist, Christine Myer, is to the right.

Back at the Community Center, rehearsals continued. The Von Trapp children practice:


Tickets are now on sale at the Recreation Office within the Community Center, 712 Union from 7:30-4:30 p.m. M-F, by phone with a credit card 641-620-9107. Performances are July 30, 31, Aug. 1, 2. Join us!
00 News & Updates, 2009 Sound of Music

Rehearsals under way!

The Community Center is filled with sound as the cast and crew prepare for "The Sound of Music." Rehearsals are starting to come together, although the set is still under construction. Anyone is welcome to attend set construction on Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m. until noon. Please join us!


"How do solve a problem like Maria?" sing our nuns… almost. Joining Sisters Sophia, Berthe and the Mother Abbess is stage manager Dan Fynaardt.
Left to right, producer Shelley Buhrow, director Deb Linn, and Elaine Stanley watch the action closely!
Choreographer Karen Ryals leads Maria (Brystal Hopkins) and the Von Trapp children through the "Lonely Goatherd."
Show opens on July 30. Tickets may be purchased at the Recreation Office within the Community Center, 712 Union from 7:30-4:30 p.m. M-F, by phone with a credit card 641-620-9107.
2009 Sound of Music

Cast List Announced for “The Sound of Music”

Union Street Players are proud to present "The Sound of Music" this summer. The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will be performed July 30th through August 2nd on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver auditorium in the Pella Community Center. The show is being directed by Deb Linn and produced by Shelley Buhrow.


Captain Georg von Trapp: Spence Ver Meer
Maria Rainer: Brystal Hopkins
Liesl von Trapp: Nicole Vande Zande
Friedrich von Trapp: Joshua Bailey
Louisa von Trapp: Delanie Anderson
Kurt von Trapp: Tyler Rezapour
Briggitta von Trapp: Rachel Peter
Marta von Trapp: Lucy Zylstra
Gretl von Trapp: Tierney Copeland
Franz, the butler: Randal Maifeld
Fran Schmidt, Housekeeper: Joy Maifeld
Admiral von Schreiber: Tim Hall
Elsa Schrader: Patty Zylstra
Max Detweiler: Doug DeWolf
Rolf Gruber: Cameron Van Kooten
Ursula: Kaitlyn Schaudt
Herr Zeller: Greg May
Baron Elberfeld: Arvin Van Zante
Baroness Elberfeld: Connie Jaqau
Festival Duet: Don Buhrow
Festival Duet: Sally Job
Festival Bowing Lady: Shelley Buhrow
Festival Bowing Lady: Elaine Stanley
Festival Quartet: Ben Maifeld
Festival Quartet: Cole Maifeld
Festival Quartet: Jalayna Maifeld
Festival Quartet: Isabelle Hall
Soldier: Tim Hoekstra
Soldier: Ben Palmer
Soldier: Austin Rozendaal
Soldier: Chess Van Wyk
Soldier: Thomas Salz
The Mother Abbess: Jakie Duffy
Sister Berthe: Jana DeZwarte
Sister Margaretta: Terri Crumley
Sister Sophia: Erin Valerio-Garsow
Claire Anderson, Kelly Anderson, Cyndi Atkins, Megan Atkins, Hannah Beltman, Kim Blom, Hannah Blom, Diana Burkin, Heidi Christenson, Elizabeth De Wolf, Sarah De Wolf, Amy Dybsetter, Elizabeth Edwards, Hannah Emmert, Ruth Geurts, Isabelle Hall, Laryssa Klein, Maggie-Anne Landon, Ashley McGee, Elyse Parisee, Lori Parisee, Kaitlyn Schaudt, Karissa Schaudt, Haley Smit, Grace Solomon, Amelia Tripp, Jodi Vos, Jessi Vos, Tressa Vos, Eleanor Witt, Emily Witt, Alexa Zylstra.


Director: Deb Linn
Producer: Shelley Buhrow
Assistant Director: Pat Moriarity
Music Director: Jackie Duffy
Choreographer: Karen Ryals
Dance Captain: Laryssa Klein
Pianist: Christine Myers
Lights/Sound: Tim & Wanda Blount
Stage Manager: Dan Fynaardt
Costume Mistress: Lori Vande Zande
Make-up Designer: Holly Long De Wolf
Set Designer: Jim Palmer