City Circle News

City Circle’s New Play Festival Set for September 16

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present its biennial New Play Festival on September 16 at 7:30 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The Festival includes nine original 10-minute plays created by authors with a strong Iowa connection: The Third Person by Dan Borengasser; Binged There, Done That by Ken Preuss; Yogafu by Alex Rubin; I, Phone by Tom Moran; I Have a Secret by Marsha Lee Sheiness; Guaranteed by James McLindon; Clipped by Jess Honovich; American Gothic by Allan Bates; and Tea Time by Elijah Jones.

Seeking Designers for the 2017-2018 Season!

City Circle Acting Company and Young Footliters Youth Theatre are seeking designers for the 2017-2018 season. Positions in set, lights, sound and costumes are available, and all local designers are welcome and encouraged to join our team! Many positions include an honorarium. We are a community-based theatre and love working with designers who are independent, volunteer-friendly, and flexible collaborators in making the show go on!

City Circle Seeking Plays for New Play Festival

City Circle Acting Company is seeking new, original unpublished plays for inclusion in its biannual New Play Festival. Any author is welcome to submit up to three original plays or musicals, but priority will be given to submissions that are: created by a local author or an author with strong Iowa ties to be performed with simple set, costume and technical demands approximately 10 minutes in length receiving their debut performance at this Festival The chosen plays will be performed as part of City Circle’s New Play Festival, September 16, 2017 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Join us for our annual Change of Seasons Party on June 25

Join us for our annual Change of Seasons Celebration on Sunday, June 25 from 2pm-5pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. There will be food and drink and a chance to meet other CC friends and volunteers. We’ll celebrate the just completed 19th season with a musical and pictorial retrospective and preview our upcoming 20th anniversary season.

Don’t Miss the Wildly Miscast Cabaret Concert on June 24

City Circle is proud to present the  WILDLY MISCAST CABARET CONCERT directed by Chris Okiishi. The Cabaret will be an evening of song and performance by some of the area’s best artists performing things you would NEVER imagine they could do! The performance will be Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. 

Peter and The Star Catcher Has Been Cast!

Thanks to all who auditioned! Please keep auditioning for future City Circle shows. MOLLY – Paige Harken BOY – Austin Wicke TED –  Christian Drollinger PRENTICE – Ellis Fontana STAChe – Caroline Price SMEE – Elijah Jones ALF – Jen Brown  BUMBRAKE – Derek Johnson GREMPKIN/PRAWN – John Shang BILL SLANK – Kevin Burford JOHN ASTOR – Kevin Moore CAPTAIN SCOTT – Hank Welter

Announcing our 2017-18 Season

City Circle Acting Company is proud and excited to announce our 20th anniversary season. In addition to our biannual New Play Festival, our 2017-18 season will include Peter and the Starcatcher, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Chess (concert version), Little Women, and Return to the Forbidden Planet (teen show).

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Has Been Cast!

We had the largest turnout for a teen show ever and we wanted all who auditioned to know that your talent, courage and enthusiasm were nothing short of incredible! Thank you and we encourage you to continue auditioning for future City Circle shows. ERIC – Kyle Irish-Gorvin ARIEL – Veronica Abreu URSULA – Faye Duster SEBASTIAN – Damarius Levi TRITON – Nysio Poulakos CHEF – Sean Harken SCUTTLE – Tobias Epstein FLOUNDER – Frances Bortoff FLOTSAM – Agustin Colin-Sanchez JETSAM – Whit Jury GRIMSBY – Joey Lepire SISTER – Ellie Hawkins SISTER – Katey Halverson SISTER – Claire Green SISTER – Sasha Tyler SISTER – Emma Furlong* SISTER – McKenna Proud ENSEMBLE – Ian Allen, Tommy Brands, Ben Chapman*, Samantha Croco*, Maia DeGrazia*, Payton Freeney, Alex Granfield, Paige Harken*, Reese Hill*, Ben Jaeger, Thomazin Jury*, Maddie Maley*, Deuce Martin, Zoe Miller*, Joshua Millsap, Trevor Meyers, Elias Perez, Keaton Scandrett*, Ella Schmitz, Jessie Shaw*, Anna Szot*, Ethan Upchurch, Katherine Yacopucci, Evan Zukin *denotes Principal Dancer

Annie Get Your Gun Cast Announced

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN CAST LIST Thank you for such a wonderful turnout for auditions. We wish we could have cast all of you so keep coming back! We are very pleased to announce the cast: Annie Oakley – Hannah Green Frank Butler – Dustin Davis Tommy Keeler – Sage Spiker Winnie Tate – Lindsay Raasch Dolly Tate – Mary Denmead Charlie Davenport – Christian Drollinger Buffalo Bill Cody – Gary Benser Foster Wilson/Pawnee Bill – Emil Rinderspacher Chief Sitting Bull – Derek Johnson Jessie (Annie’s little sister) – Lilly Vogts Nellie (Annie’s other little sister) – Nina Torkelson Little Jake (Annie’s little brother) – Santiago Perez Ensemble: Michelle Altmaier, Barbara Barrows, Rebecca Bauer, Francis Botterff, Ben Chapman, Emilee Cruchelow, Elizabeth Davis, Ellen Fields, Jack Furlong, Maria Hernandez, Willa Martin, Robert Morris, Joe Mozena, Rachael Rhoads, Nick Rudzianski, Kasey Theil, Aaron Schultz, Minsu Song, Amy Sunderman Annie Get Your Gun will be performed April 28-30 and May 5-7 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. 

Next to Normal Pre-show Discussion Scheduled for February 11 at 6:45 pm.

Prior to the Saturday night performance of Next to Normal on February 11, City Circle Acting Company will partner with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to present a pre-show discussion at 6:45. Director Kathryn Van Meter and local psychiatrist Christopher Okiishi will be joined on stage by members of the local NAMI organization in an interactive discussion about the impact of mental illness on individuals and their families and communities.