Pat Van Zante Brings Home ICTA Award for USP

Pat Van Zante won the ICTA award for Costuming for USP's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

Pat Van Zante won the ICTA award for Costuming for USP’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, is proud to announce that Pat Van Zante won the Iowa Community Theater Association’s (ICTA) award for costuming for her outstanding costuming work in USP’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Van Zante is a veteran of Pella’s community theatre. She directed USP’s first musical (Music Man in 1997) and has been credited in many different production roles over the years. She costumed two of USP’s three shows last year (Night of January 16th and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). The award was presented this past Saturday night at ICTA’s annual festival in Newton.

Congratulations to Pat who surely deserved the award for her incredible costumes! She is representative the incredible work of every USP cast and crew member in one of USP’s most successful productions!

USP’s “Joseph” Earns Five ICTA Nominations

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Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, is proud to announce that the December 2012 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been nominated for five awards from the Iowa Association of Community Theatres (IACT). Each year IACT awards shows from around the state for outstanding achievement during their annual festival. This year, the festival is scheduled for April 4-6 in Newton. Awards will be presented on Saturday night of the festival.

2013 IACT Festival Information (click link to download IACT Festival information)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was USP’s holiday musical and completed the community theatre’s 25th Anniversary season. Not only was the show popular with audiences, virtually selling out three of the six performances, but it also become the highest grossing show in USP history.

Nominated for ICTA awards this year:

  • Director: Pat Moriarity
  • Costumes: Pati Van Zante
  • Choreography: Brystal Hopkins
  • Ensemble: The Joseph Brothers (Karl Deakyne, Doug DeWolf, Dayrel Gates, Gifford Graham, Gary Kopsa, Greg May, Larry Peterson, James Punke, Mark Schaefer, Drew Senn, Mike Wignall)
  • Supporting Male Actor: Tom Vander Well (Pharaoh)

Congratulations to the nominees and to the entire production team, cast and crew who made Joseph a huge success. Everyone at USP recognizes that a successful production is an ensemble effort of every person involved. The nominations are a recognition of the hard work, dedication and outstanding efforts of every person involved in the show!

USP’s “Joseph” Amazes

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Tom Palmer starred as Joseph

Union Street Players closed it’s successful six show run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with a sold out performance on Saturday afternoon. The Tony Award winning Broadway musical was a huge success. Tremendous word-of-mouth increased demand for the final two performances. By the end of the run, nearly 1700 tickets were sold across the six performances. When you count ushers and volunteers, the total number of audience members surpassed the 1700 mark. The official Box Office tally of tickets sold each night for the 311 available seats was:

Fri Nov 30: 271
Sat Dec 1: 285
Sun Dec 2: 300
Thu Dec 6: 220
Fri Dec 7: 311
Sat Dec 8: 311

Total: 1698

The cast of 46 and crew of 41 were assisted by a number of volunteers under the leadership of Director Pat Moriarity.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to See USP’s “Joseph”

The word is out. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a GREAT show! You have three chances to catch Pella’s Award Winning Community Theatre in action as we bring the Tony Award winning Broadway Musical to life on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center. Joseph will be performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday December 6th through the 8th. As of 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night, here are the number of seats available for each performance:

Thu Dec 6 at 7:00 p.m.: 128

Fri Dec 7 at 7:00 p.m.: 38

Sat Dec 8 at 2:00 p.m.: 61

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