00 News & Updates, 01 Auditions & Talent Calls, 2015 Fiddler on the Roof

USP Announces Auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof”


Union Street Players, Pella’s Award-winning community theatre, is excited to announce auditions for our summer musical: Fiddler on the Roof. USP brings this Broadway classic to the Pella stage for the second time. Set in the Pale of Imperial Russia in 1905, it is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one’s choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. Come sing along with timeless classics like Sunrise, SunsetTradition, and If I Were a Rich Man.

No experience is necessary and no roles are pre-cast. Union Street Players welcomes everyone to audition. Those wishing to be considered for a solo role are asked to bring a prepared song, with a copy for the pianist.

Fiddler on the Roof will be directed by Arvin Van Zante and you can direct any questions to him at 641-628-1890 or apvzante@gmail.com.

2:00 to 5:00 pmSunday, May 17
7:00 to 9:00 pmMonday, May 18
7:00 to 9:00 pm Tuesday, May 19
Call Backs (if necessary): 7:00 to 9:00 pm Thursday, May 21
Audition requirements:  Everyone welcome. No experience necessary. No roles are pre-cast. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to read, move, and sing. Those wishing to be considered for a solo role are asked to bring a prepared song, with a copy for the pianist.
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
Thursday (7/23) and Saturday (8/2) will be used if additional performances are required
01 Auditions & Talent Calls

Auditions for Pella Opera House’s “The Dining Room”

This from USP member, and Opera House Director, Kevin McQuade:



Pella Opera House Logo







Monday, November 11, 6 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12, 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 16, 1 to 4 p.m.


Six Actors Needed

(three women, three men)


These are paid positions. Each actor will receive a $250 stipend.

Acting experience highly preferred.

Where: Pella Opera House, theatre (2nd floor)

What: please come prepared to tell a one-minute (maximum) joke. Cold readings from the script will also be conducted. One-page resumés and headshots are not required, but they are welcome.

When: this production will have two performances. Friday and Saturday, February 14-15, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Who: the ensemble consists of six actors who each play ~9 roles. Ideally, we need people who have the ability to play a wide range of ages and personalities. Any adult, as well as any high school junior or senior with access to transportation is welcome to audition.

Questions? Please contact the director, Kevin McQuade, at 641-628-8628, or at kevin@pellaoperahouse.org

01 Auditions & Talent Calls, 2012 Joseph...Dreamcoat

Audition Song for “Joseph” Announced

Director Pat Moriarity would like to inform anyone interested in auditioning for USP’s upcoming production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” that the song people will be asked to sing for auditions is “My Country ’tis of Thee.”

Start tuning up!!

2012 Joseph...Dreamcoat

Auditions Announced for “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable.  Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. Go, Go, Go Joseph! 

Audition Dates:  (See Audition Information Below) 

Saturday, August 25:  1 PM – 2 PM   Children Chorus – Ages 9 – 15

Saturday, August 25:  2 PM – 4 PM   Adults – Ages 16 and over

Monday, August 27:   7 PM – 8:30 PM   Adults – Ages 16 and over

Tuesday, August 28:  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM   Children Chorus  – Ages 9 – 15

Tuesday, August 28   7:30 PM – 8:30 PM   Adults 16 and over

Thursday, August 30:  7 PM – Callbacks if needed

Pella Community Center, 712 Union, Pella


Production Dates: November 30 – December 8

Friday Nov. 30, Saturday, Dec. 1, Thursday, Dec. 6 & Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 PM

Sunday, Dec. 2 & Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 PM


Production Team: 

Directed by: Pat Moriarity, Wendy Vander Well, Cyndi Atkins

Vocal Director: Terri Crumley & Accompanist  Brenda Jones


Cast Needed  

Children Chorus Ages 9 to 15

Adults Ages 16 and up! Narrator(s), Joseph, Jacob, 11 Brothers/Ensemble, 11 Wives/Ensemble, Pharaoh, Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar, Butler, & Baker.  Some parts may be doubled.


Perusal Scripts available at the Pella Public Library


For More Information 

Call Pat Moriarity 641-628-1549  email: pkmoriarity@gmail.com

Or Call Cyndi Atkins 641-757-9785  email cyndiatkins@gmail.com


We are looking for help with Costumes, Choreography, Set Construction, Light Board, Stage Crew, & Makeup.  JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT is presented through an exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and The Really Useful Group Limited.  www.rnh.com. Sponsored by the Pella Community Center.   More information can be found at unionstreetplayers.com

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat

Audition Information – Parts Available

Children Chorus – Ages 9 – 15 

Ability to sing and move on stage –

Audition song “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”

Adults – Ages 16 +

Ability to sing and perform simple dance moves

Audition song “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” or a song of your choice.

If you plan to audition for a lead, please sing a selection from a Broadway Musical or Joseph.  Some of the parts may be doubled in the production .  No parts are pre-cast.


Chorus of Men (doubled by Brothers) and Women

Narrator(s) -Male or Female

Joseph   Vocal Part: Tenor

Jacob, the father  Vocal Part: Baritone

Brothers – 11 – Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Naphtali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin, Judah

Wives/Ensemble – 11

Pharaoh (Elvis)  – Male Vocal Part Baritione

Potiphar – Male Vocal Part Baritone

Mrs. Potiphar – Female Vocal Part Alto (or spoken)

Butler Male Vocal Part: Tenor

Baker Male Vocal Part: Tenor

Benjamin Calypso – Soloist  – one of the brothers – vocal part tenor

One More Angel – Soloist – one of the brothers – vocal part tenor

One More Angel  – Soloist – Able to Whistle

01 Auditions & Talent Calls

Pella Shakespeare Youth Troupe Auditions

William Shakespeare

This from Pella Shakespeare Company:

Auditions for the Pella Shakespeare Youth troupes will be will be held BOTH Friday, June 3 from 6:30- 8:30 AND Saturday  June 4, 2011 from 1pm-3pm at the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center located at 712 Union St in Pella. This year the Shakespeare Festival will hold one week intensives with a final showcase at the end of each session. A maximum of 15 actors will be selected for each troupe. As always, both our workshops and performances are FREE!


The Pella Shakespeare Company and invites actors between the ages of 10 and 18 to Shake Up YOUR Summer with us!

For more information email:  mcguireandrew@hotmail.com.

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