17 Dec 2014 by Urbandale Community Theatre, Comments Off

We are proud to announce……

the director for this summer’s show is

Kelly A. Roberts Thompson, M.A. of Panora.

Kelly is the DMACC Dual Credit Speech Instructor, English Faculty, and Lead Teacher at Johnston High School in the Johnston Community School District.

Kelly will be putting her production team together — be sure and email us your interest if you have some skills to offer (see the newsletter below)! More details will be released after our January board meeting…….


Projecting to the Balcony


Urbandale Community Theatre (UCT) proudly announces the selection of the 2015 summer show Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical STATE FAIR.

Starting immediately, the board is accepting applications DUE NOV. 30 for those interested in volunteering as our next Director.  Selection will be made the week of Dec. 7 (on or before the board meeting of Dec. 14).

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to email a resume and completed application which can be found under the GET INVOLVED tab: Apply to be a Director.

The director will have his or her choice for their production team, but UCT is also accepting applications for the following volunteer positions:

  • Choreographer  
  • Vocal Director           
  • Costumer    
  • Set Designer      
  • Technical volunteers (sound, lighting)
  • House Manager/Box Office/Ushers/Ticket Takers
  • Auditions for Actors usually take place in May

Get Involved by volunteering — Audition in May — Help us get the word out — Encourage everyone to LIKE and FOLLOW our Facebook page as well as bookmark our website at http://urbandaletheatre.com.

NOTE our new mail address



About the UCT

The Urbandale Community Theatre (UCT) was founded in 1996 in Urbandale, Iowa, as a way to promote the total theater experience in our community.

As the leadership batons are passed, ever wider horizons are ablaze as UCT has joined in active partnership with the Urbandale Community School District’s Community Education program. This new approach will ensure a smooth continuation of the annual summer Broadway musical stage production — while still emphasizing, training, featuring and supporting the work of an all-volunteer cast and crew.

UCT is Y-O-U. Our success and high quality is owed to the winning combination of young and old, first-time actors and technicians as well as the very skilled and seasoned performers of our city who gather together, often commuting from all over Iowa with one common goal — to CREATE and SUPPORT LIVE LOCAL THEATRE.

The end result is one very polished production. But don’t just believe us — here’s what our audience members have told us:

“We have seen productions on the East Coast and the West Coast and this is one of the finest productions we have ever attended.”

“We have come home to visit our parents for the summer. They have brought us here to the performance. We will schedule all of our future vacations around your production schedule.”

UCT encourages all volunteers throughout the year. If you have an interest, we will find a way for you to participate.

Join us! Remember, the show must go on.


2014 – 2015 UCT Board Members

Chairperson: Mary J. Catlett

Vice Chairperson:  Eileen Besser

Treasurer:  Carolyn Knittle

Secretary:   Eileen Boggess

Board Members:

Jo Berry,  Judy Blessington, Carl Johnson, Jerry Jacobson and Skye Westendorf

The Urbandale Community Theatre board has officially accepted the notice of retirement from Jo Anna Holt Mishler. The Board sincerely thanks her for her many years of passionate support as director and board member for the organization.

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Production Team openings — volunteer now!

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS UCT is accepting applications for volunteers to round out Director Kelly Thompson’s production team for this summer’s STATE [&hellip


URBANDALE COMMUNITY THEATRE (UCT) Stage Manager Application Form UCT is seeking a stage manager for next summer’s 2015 musical Rodgers [&hellip