City Circle News

Auditions for William Shakespeare’s Land of The Dead

July 9th, 2015 • Auditions, News
Join us for the first show of our British Invasion season: a play in which the British of Queen Elizabeth’s era are invaded by a plague of the undead.  Patrick DuLaney will direct.  Auditions will be held on August 10 and 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Coralville Library (Schwab Auditorium).  

Addams Family Update

May 22nd, 2015 • News
Our teen musical this summer is The Addams Family. The cast and production team are working hard at rehearsals, and the show is going to be great! We have added a special Opening Day Kids’ Matinee on Friday, June 19 at 1:00 p.m. That means you can be among the first people to see it!

The Addams Family cast

April 2nd, 2015 • News, Uncategorized
An abundance of young talent was on display last weekend at auditions for our annual Teen Show, such that Director Patrick DuLaney and his team decided to double cast all of the leads. The cast of The Addams Family is:         Gomez Addams:  Nick Mendoza & Sage Spiker Morticia Addams: Addie Bass & Grace Huber Uncle Fester: Freddie Ogilvie & Austin Wicke Grandma: Jilly Cooke & Cassidy Slater-Scott Wednesday Addams: Maia DeGrazia & Genevieve Wisdom Pugsley Addams: Dylan Davenport & Elias “Bubba” Perez Lurch: Micah Otterbein Mal Beineke: David Daugherty & Raiden Takeuchi Alice Beineke: Amy Evans & Kaitlin Hatcher Lucas Beineke: Matt Harper & Zack Kenyon Thing: Thomazin Jury Cousin It: Jackson Brus The Addams Ancestors:  Quincy Coghill-Behrends, Ellis Fontana, Claire Green, Paige Harken, Emily Hill, Chad Keitel, Nysio Poulakis, Sasha Tyler and Shelby Zukin We are thrilled with the cast and look forward to seeing their production in June.

Art/Photo Contest

March 31st, 2015 • News, Uncategorized
HEY ARTISTS & PHOTOGRAPHERS – PICTURE THIS! To celebrate our upcoming musical Into The Woods, we’re having a contest – we want you to send us your original art/photo that represents the items that The Baker and The Baker’s Wife go into the woods to fetch: 1) a cow as white as milk 2) a cape as red as blood 3) hair as yellow as corn 4) a slipper as pure as gold Post a photo of your own original work, whether it be a photo or photo collage, a sketch, a cartoon, or hey – if you want to paint or sculpt, that’s okay, too!

Into The Woods Preview: Tipsy Storytime

March 31st, 2015 • News, Uncategorized
We are hosting a free event to get you in the mood for Into The Woods. On Saturday, April 11 from 4:00-6:00 pm, join us at The Luxe Zone for Tipsy Storytime: Cocktails and Fairy Tales. Members of the cast of Into The Woods will share skewed, off-color versions of stories and songs you may remember from childhood in a fun, cocktail-party environment.  

Auditions for Teen Show

March 7th, 2015 • Auditions, News
This summer’s Teen Show will be The Addams Family.  It’s a musical comedy based on the cartoons by Charles Addams, which depict an eccentric New York family with a taste for the macabre. Auditions will be March 28 & 29, from 2:00pm-6:00pm at the Community of Christ Church in Coralville. Rehearsals will begin on or around April 13.

Devised Theater Workshop for Spring Break

March 4th, 2015 • News, Uncategorized
“the seeing place” A DEVISED-THEATER WORKSHOP TO CREATE A NEW PLAY Spend Spring Break creating theater Sponsored by Patrick DuLaney and Chris Okiishi When: Monday – Friday, March 16-20, Noon- 4 pm Where: The Nolte Academy, 1619 2nd Street, Coralville How Much: Pay what you can! Open to all! (Suggested fee $50.00 to help cover transportation cost) Age range: 14 – 22 Reserve your place NOW—contact Patrick.DuLaney@gmail.com 602-369-0588 “The word theatre comes from the Greeks.

The Cast of Into The Woods

February 6th, 2015 • News
We are thrilled to announce the cast of Into The Woods, April 24-May 3. Tickets are available now! Witch: Kristin Behrendt DeGrazia Baker: Patrick DuLaney Baker’s Wife: Carrie Houchins-Witt Cinderella: Victoria Vaughn Jack: Hank Welter Jack’s Mother: Rebecca Ogilvie Rapunzel: Maya Bassuk Little Red: Lindsay Raasch Narrator: Bryant Duffy Cinderella’s Prince: Rob Keech Rapunzel’s Prince: Rob Kemp Cinderella’s Step-Mother: Robyn Calhoun Step-Sisters: Hannah Loeb and Hannah Green Wolf: Felipe Carrasco Mysterious Man: Josh Sazon Cinderella’s Mother: Susanna Myers Cow: Elijah Jones Stewards: Sage Spiker and Ted Brown Ensemble: Emily Hill, Paige Harken, Raiden Takeuchi Grandmother: Kit Gerken Giant: Ellen Stevenson Congratulations to the cast, and warm thanks to all who auditioned!

Special “Farces” Events

February 5th, 2015 • News
Valentine’s Weekend, February 13-15, is Comedy weekend at City Circle! Our “Evening of Farces” runs Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30, with a Sunday matinee at 2:00. It features Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound and Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy, two one-act plays with an intermission between.  Additionally, we have a special event planned for each of the three show days.

British Invasion Season Announced

February 5th, 2015 • News
City Circle held its annual “Change of Seasons” party on January 27 at the North Ridge Pavilion in Coralville. Many of our generous supporters were on hand, as well as friends and fans of the company, and members of the Board of Directors.  The food and wine flowed, and when everyone was in the mood for the Big Announcement, Chris Okiishi welcomed all and introduced a very special guest, Queen Elizabeth II, who took over as Mistress of Ceremonies.