Union Street Players, Pella’s award winning community theatre, is excited to announce that tickets for our summer musica, Bye Bye Birdie, are now on sale! Originally titled Let’s Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. The rock star character’s name, “Conrad Birdie,” is word play on the name of Conway Twitty. Twitty is best remembered today for his long career as a country music star, but in the late 1950s, he was one of Presley’s rock ‘n’ roll rivals. This musical with its 50′s nostalgia and rockabilly music is sure to be a crowd pleaser for the whole family!
All performances will be on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center (712 Union Street, Pella, IA).
Thu Jul 25 @ 7:00 p.m.
Fri Jul 26 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sat Jul 27 @ 2:00 p.m.
Fri Aug 2 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sat Aug 3 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sun Aug 4 @ 2:00 p.m.
Adults $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Students $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Balcony seats $10 (both in advance and at the door)
The easiest and most efficient way to order tickets is to do so online by clicking here. The USP Box Office (641-204-1094) can arrange to purchase tickets with a credit card, but please realize that the Box Office will simply do the on-line purchase for you (it’s easier for you to do it yourself). The USP Box Office is a virtual box office, there is no physical box office for you to visit to purchase or pick-up tickets. If you do not have on-line access or cannot purchase tickets with a credit card, the Box Office will work with you to make alternate arrangements. If you have a Warm Welcomes coupon or Patron Voucher, please call the Box Office to arrange redemption or simply exchange them for a ticket at the door (subject to availability).