The UCC Players

The UCC Players strive to make connections, tell stories, foster communication and facilitate expression.  The mission of the UCC Players is to serve as an outreach program for Union Congregational Church.  By staging theatrical productions of the highest quality, we hope to introduce newcomers to UCC and make friends while we enjoy the fellowship of working toward the common goals of entertainment and enlightenment consistent with the philosophy of Union Congregational Church.  In addition to a full spring production, rehearsed readings, and social gatherings, the UCC Players occasionally bring to the worship service a dramatic interpretation of the scripture reading.  

Rachel, a Musical - January 19 & 20, 7:30 PM

Rachel a new musical: Friday, Jan 19 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, Jan 20 at 7:30 pm (Assembly Room).  Rachel is an original musical about biologist and nature writer Rachel Carson, author of "Silent Spring," which sparked the modern environmental movement.  Carson (b. 1907 - d. 1964) struggled as a female scientist. Her skills as a writer eventually brought her success and critical acclaim. But when the destructive nature of DDT and other pesticides was brought to her attention Carson jeopardized her success, health, and relationships to take a stand for the earth.  This exciting production is co-produced by Ari Laura Keith, Artistic Director of Theatre 167 in NYC and a recent Montclair transplant and friend of Union, and the UCC Players. 

UCC Players - Auditions - The Other Side

        Thursday, February 22 - 7-10 pm - East Wing
        Friday, February 23 - 7-10 pm - East Wing
        Saturday, February 24 - 10 am - 1 pm - East Wing
The UCC Players are excited to announce that the 2018 spring production will be a Broadway musical revue inspired by the Book of Exodus and developed by Lindsey Turner when she was in seminary.  This will be a fun, collaborative, creative process!  Great story, great show tunes, and casting opportunities for all ages and experience.  Come to audition on any of the dates listed above.  Plan to sing 2 songs, approx. 16 measures each, one ballad and one upbeat, from a Broadway musical of your choice.  Please bring sheet music with you.  No idea what to sing?  No worries, if you don’t have a song, one will be provided. Rather sing only with a group?  Fine!  You'll audition with other voices.  Interested in a spoken role only?  Also, fine!  Sides from the script will be provided for cold readings.  Want to dance?  Totally cool!  Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can move in.  Bring any conflict dates but be sure you are available for four performances May 17-20 and tech week beginning May 14.  Auditions open to all, so bring a friend!

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