2019 Orange City Tulip Queen Crowned

The 2019 Tulip Court (L-R): Emma De Groot, Jadeyn Schutt, Queen Allison Haverdink, Jadeyn Veltkamp, Aarika Van Gelder.

Allison Haverdink was crowned the 2019 Tulip Festival Queen on Monday, Nov. 12. Allison will reign over the 79th annual Tulip Festival, set for May 16, 17, and 18, 2019.

A senior at MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Orange City, Allison Haverdink, is the daughter of Mark and Suzanne Haverdink.

Allison is joined on the 2019 Tulip Court by court members Aarika Van Gelder, daughter of Larry and Phyllis Van Gelder, Emma De Groot, daughter of Don and Michelle Vaas, Jadeyn Schutt, daughter of Bruce and Amy Schutt, Jadeyn Veltkamp, daughter of Susan Veltkamp and Brad Veltkamp.

Allison and her court members spent Monday afternoon interviewing with judges Matt Breen, Andrea (Smits) Hydeen, and Jan Snyder.

A pageant was held for the public in the evening. Each of the candidates answered questions on various topics and gave an individual presentation. Allison was crowned queen as a conclusion to the evening.

Allison and her court will serve as ambassadors for the Orange City Tulip Festival as they travel in the spring, making several media and public appearances.


2019 Tulip Festival Night Show Auditions Scheduled

The 2019 Night Show is BEAUTY and THE BEAST.  Open auditions will be held for all positions, we adding 20+ parts for the 2019 Night Show. We want you to come and try out to be a part of this fantastic show. Auditions will be held in the Unity Christian Knight Center.

Auditions will be open on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 7-9 pm, Thursday, Jan. 10 from 7-9 pm, and Saturday, Jan 12 from 9-12 pm.  And will be held at the Unity Christian Knight Center. Interested parties freshman in high school age and up are invited to audition. You do not need to prepare any material prior to auditioning.

As announced earlier, in addition to the May 15-18 line up of shows, there will be additional shows on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14. The shows will begin at a special time, 6:30 p.m., creating a family-friendly time frame for all to enjoy. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and can get their picture taken with the cast after the show.  Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 15 and available at the Orange City Tulip Festival/Chamber Office for the purchase price of $25 each.

Costumes Provided by COSTUME WORLD THEATRICAL, Deerfield Beach, FL. www.costumeworld.com

The licensee and production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes Music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice.  Book by Linda Woolverton. Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth and Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig. Book by Linda Woolverton and Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice. Music by Alan Menken. Originally directed by Robert Jess Roth and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. www.MTIShows.com