“Seussical” Closes a Successful Run

2014 08 USP Seussical Cast Photo

Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, has closed the curtain on another successful show. Under the direction of Kim Beyer and the music direction of Brystal Hopkins, Seussical the Musical brought the beloved works of Dr. Seuss to the stage in a musical extravaganza highlighted by Lori Vande Zande’s incredible costumes.

Kudos to the stellar cast and crew which included stalwart USP Vets as well as some incredibly talented newbies!

Attendance for the six show run:

Fri Jul 25: 208
Sat Jul 26: 190

Thu Jul 31: 164
Fri Aug 1: 223
Sat Aug 2: 209
Sun Aug 3: 280

Total: 1274

Four More Chances to See “Seussical!”

Union Street Players’ production of Seussical the Musical got off to a spectacular start this past Friday and Saturday night! The family friendly musical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss, will be performed four more times this weekend:

Performances Dates/Times:

Thu July 31st at 7:00 p.m.
Fri Aug 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Sat Aug 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
Sun Aug 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

All performances are on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center located at 712 Union Street, Pella, Iowa.

Ticket Prices:

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)

To Purchase Tickets:

We have no physical box officeTo purchase tickets, visit our on-line ticket service by clicking here. You may choose the seats you want for each performance and purchase tickets using Visa/Mastercard/Discover. If you do not have a credit card or are unable to order on-line, you may call our virtual box office (641.204.1094) and we will work with you to make alternate arrangements. You may contact us with questions by calling our virtual box office at 641.204.1094 or by emailing us at info@unionstreetplayers.com.

USP does not reserve/hold tickets without payment!

Tickets for “Seussical the Musical” NOW ON SALE!

seuss1Tickets for Union Street Players’ production of Seussical the Musical are now on sale. Seussical is a family friendly musical based on the stories of Dr. Seuss and appropriate for all audiences.

Performances Dates/Times:

Fri July 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Sat July 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Thu July 31st at 7:00 p.m.
Fri Aug 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Sat Aug 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
Sun Aug 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

All performances are on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center located at 712 Union Street, Pella, Iowa.

Ticket Prices:

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)

To Purchase Tickets:

We have no physical box office. To purchase tickets, visit our on-line ticket service by clicking here. You may choose the seats you want for each performance and purchase tickets using Visa/Mastercard/Discover. If you do not have a credit card or are unable to order on-line, you may call our virtual box office (641.204.1094) and we will work with you to make alternate arrangements. You may contact us with questions by calling our virtual box office at 641.204.1094 or by emailing us at info@unionstreetplayers.com.

USP does not reserve/hold tickets without payment!

USP’s “Seussical the Musical” is Cast

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First of all, we have to say a heartfelt “Thank you, thank you, thank you!” to all who auditioned this week. The number of people and the level of talent that we enjoyed was fantastic!  But, as is often the case, we had many more people audition than roles to cast.  Many factors went into our decisions, but that doesn’t mean it was easy! Please know that whether your name appears below or not, we sincerely hope you had a pleasant USP experience, and we hope to see you much more in the future!

And now, without further ado, the cast of Union Street Players 2014 production of Seussical The Musical:
(Please see further cast instructions at the end of this post.)

The Cat in the Hat:  Colby Lane Jones

Horton:  Todd Weber

Jojo:  Julia Smart

Gertrude McFuzz:  Sara Collins

Mayzie LaBird:  Jana DeZwarte

The Bird Girls:  Hannah Flanagan, Devon McCain, Suzanna Hall

Mr. Sour Kangaroo:  Joe Cerwinske

Young Kangaroo:  Ashley Uitermarkt

The Wickersham Brothers:  Karl Deakyne, Davis VandeSteeg, Tom Palmer

Mr. Mayor of Whoville:  Doug DeWolf

Mrs. Mayor:  Amy Klein

General Genghis Khan Schmitz:  Greg May

Yurtle the Turtle:  Nathan Boldt

Jungle Animal Ensemble:
Hannah Vos
Aubrey Belzer
Sarah Peterson
Gabrielle Heerema
Breanna Terpstra
Jake Grundey

Who’s of Whoville:
Elizabeth Eisenbarth
Tess Hopkins
Alexa Klein
Sarah DeWolf
Liz DeMoss
Mark Schaefer
Sarah VanNorden

The Cadets:
Grace Eisenbarth
Isaac Piersma
Noah Chaplin
Will Rasmussen
Brayton Douma

Dance Troupe:
Megan Atkins
(Captain)
(Jungle Animals / Fish / Hunches, Hunters)        
Tressa Vos
Sarah Davis
Rebecca Piersma
Courtney Chaplin

 

IMPORTANT CAST INFORMATION:

We will have a read/sing through on Monday, May 5th from 6:30 – 9 pm in the USP Meeting room at the Community Center (2nd floor across from the auditorium).  You will be measured for costuming, receive your scripts, and your rehearsal CD’s.  Our regular rehearsals will begin Tuesday, May 27th.

Please email our director, Kim Beyer, at kim.beyer@comcast.net with your acceptance of your role and to let her know you will or will not be able to attend this first, very important, rehearsal.

We look forward to working with all of you this summer. We are well on our way to putting on a fantastic show!! Now, go eat some poffertjes!! Happy Tulip Time!

“Seussical the Musical” Audition Information

seuss1AUDITIONS for USP’s “Seussical, the Musical” will be held:
  • Monday April 21  6:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday April 22 6:30 – 9:00 p.m
  •  Saturday April 26 9:00 a.m. – noon
Pella Community Center
712 Union Street
Pella, IA
Perusal scripts available at the Pella Public Library.
Production dates will be July 25-26; July 31 – August 3.
There are lead/solo roles for 8 men, 7 women, and 2 kids.  Ensemble roles for men, women and kids ages 8 – 88!!
We will also have a specialized dance troupe (dance experience strongly suggested).
Please come to auditions ready to show us any unusual or extraordinary talents you might have (riding unicycle, pointe dancing, tap dancing, juggling, flips, magic tricks, double jointedness, accents…) Please also bring along your calendar of summer commitments, vacations and camps to share with us as we plan rehearsals.
Scripts will be available for perusal (as soon as they arrive from the publisher) at the Pella Public Library circulation desk.  If you just can’t wait to explore this funny, heartfelt, full-of-imagination musical, you can also find a great deal out about characters and story here .
We will have a read-through of the script after casting has been announced but then will not begin regular rehearsals until after Memorial Day.  Rehearsals will run through July and, again the production dates will be July 25-26; July 31 – August 3.
We are also looking for people to join our production team. Please contact us if you are interested in costuming or sewing crew, set construction, pit orchestra, hair and make up, choreography, etc.
If you have ANY questions, please feel free to contact the director, Kim Beyer, at kim.beyer@comcast.net or the producer, Brystal Hopkins, at brystalhopkins@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you at auditions!!!
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