City Circle News

The Farces Are Cast

December 21st, 2014 • News
Krista Neumann and Elizabeth Tracey, directors of The Real Inspector Hound and Black Comedy, respectively, have announced the casts for both shows. The Real Inspector Hound cast: Moon:   Hank Welter Birdboot:   Josh Sazon Simon:   Ellis Fontana Felicity:  Catherine Shook Inspector Hound:   Rip Russell Magnus:   Joseph Dobrian Mrs. Drudge:  Kristin Owens Cynthia:  TBA The Black Comedy cast: Brindsley Miller:   Elijah Jones Carol Melkett:   Oli Peters Miss Furnival:  Robyn Calhoun Colonel Melkett:   Derek Johnson Harold Gorringe:  Bryant Duffy Clea:  Katy Karas Schuppanzigh: TBA Georg Bamburger: TBA Please note that there are a few roles yet to be cast: Cynthia in Hound, and Schuppanzigh and Bamburger in Black Comedy.  

Breakfast with Santa & Festival of Trees

November 28th, 2014 • News
Kick off the holiday season with two great events. Breakfast with Santa will take place on Saturday, Nov 29 at 9:00 and 10:00am.   Breakfast includes pancakes, fruit, coffee and juice plus a visit with Santa and a picture that will be perfect for your holiday cards.  Santa’s helpers will be on hand to help with crafts, too.  

Holiday Cabaret: Nice & Naughty Are Back!

November 17th, 2014 • News, Productions
The Nice & Naughty Cabaret shows are back for a second year! Shows are Saturday evenings, December 13 & 20 at 7:30pm (Nice) and 10:00pm (Naughty) at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets to either show are $10.  Buy a ticket for both shows for only $15! Get tickets at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th St in Coralville, by phone at (319) 248-9370, or online This year’s Nice Cabaret will once again feature a Children’s Choir, the Hawkettes, and a host of holiday songs, old and new.  

AUDITIONS for Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound

November 14th, 2014 • Auditions, News
Our February play will be one evening that includes two one-act farces: Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer, directed by Elizabeth Tracey and The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard, directed by Krista Neumann. The shows will be performed Feb 13 & 14 at 7:30pm and Feb 15 at 2:00pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Get Ready to Audition for February Farces in December

November 10th, 2014 • Auditions, News
In February, we will present two one-act farces by two award-winning playwrights: Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound. They go up February 13. Auditions will be in December, with the date, time and location to be announced soon. Interested actors can read the plays online: Black Comedy The Real Inspector Hound Check back here or on our Facebook page for the audition announcement.

The Cast of A Year with Frog and Toad

October 2nd, 2014 • News
Director Elizabeth Tracey has cast our holiday musical, A Year with Frog and Toad. We look forward to seeing the following on stage in December: Joe Mosher as Frog Ken Van Egdon as Toad Renee Zukin as Man Bird, Lizard, Father Frog Heidi Bibler as Lady Bird #1, Mouse, Mole Katherine Boothroyd as Lady Bird #2, Turtle Brett Borden as Snail Kristina Rutkowski as Squirrel, Young Frog, Mole Shelby Zukin as Squirrel, Mother Frog, Mole Congratulations to the cast, and thanks to all who auditioned.

Barbara S. Lee Memorial Fund is Established

September 10th, 2014 • News
City Circle Founding Member Barbara S. Lee, 62, of North Liberty, died Sunday, September 7th, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. A vibrant and electric presence off-stage and on, Barb will be remembered for her feisty wit and soaring soprano, in addition to her years on the City Circle Board of Directors, where she served as Secretary. 

Auditions for A Year with Frog & Toad

September 8th, 2014 • Auditions, News
Auditions for the heartwarming family musical, A Year with Frog & Toad, will be held on Saturday, September 27 at the Coralville Recreation Center. Initial auditions will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and callbacks will be 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please prepare 32 bars of a song that showcases your range.

New Play Festival & Catchin’ The Babies

August 26th, 2014 • News, Productions
City Circle and Festival Director Liz Tracey are pleased to present the New Play Festival, a one-night-only special event on Sat, Sep 20 at 7:00 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.  Catchin' The Babies, by Sue Gilbert, grew out of previous City Circle New Play Fests, and will be performed on Thurs, Sep 18 at 7:30 and Sat, Sep 20 at 2:00.

The New Play Festival Is Cast!

August 25th, 2014 • News
The eight plays selected for City Circle's New Play Festival have been cast. Sincere thanks to all who auditioned. The New Play Festival will be at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on September 20. The casts are: