City Circle News

All In A Day Play Festival is Back!

Dreamwell Theatre, City Circle Acting Company, and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts are proud to present the All In A Day Play Festival on October 7 and 8, 2016. On Friday night, October 7, seven writers, seven directors, and 35 actors will come together to create seven original plays.


NEXT TO NORMAL Directed by Kathryn Van Meter Music Directed by Janelle Lauer AUDITIONS: Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Friday, September 16th 6pm-9pm or Saturday, September 17th 2pm-5pm CALLBACKS: Sunday, September 18th 11am-4pm @ CCPA Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

August: Osage County Has Been Cast

After much deliberation, Director Elizabeth Tracey has released the cast list for our October production of August: Osage County. She is still searching for the right actor to play the role of Bill.  If you are a male actor, who reads between 45 and 55 years of age, and you’d like to be considered for the role, please email her at

Change of Seasons Party

We’d like to invite everyone who has given generously to our organization this year to attend the Change of Seasons Celebration on Sunday, June 26 at 4:30 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts If you’ve donated money or time this season as a member of a production team a member of a technical crew an actor or musician a front-of-house volunteer some other kind of volunteer …please join us!

Auditions announced for August: Osage County

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY AUDITIONS: The Community of Christ Church, 2121 S Ridge Drive, Coralville Sunday, June 5th 4-6pm or Monday, June 6th 7-9pm Callbacks (if necessary) will be on Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm Please note the change in performance dates: the show will run October 21-23. August: Osage County is a tragicomedy that offers fresh insight into the dysfunctional dynamics of the American family, set on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma.

The Cast of In The Heights

We were thrilled to see such a huge number of enormously talented teens at auditions for In The Heights! Sincere thanks to everyone who auditioned.   If you were cast, we are looking forward to working with you starting April 30. Please pick up your script from Liz Tracey as soon as possible.


PLANNING TO AUDITION FOR OUR TEEN SHOW? NEED HELP? FEEDBACK? GUIDANCE? A BOOST OF CONFIDENCE? Come to our Musical Theater Audition Workshop, hosted by Chris Okiishi. Saturday, April 2, 3:00-5:00pm at the Community of Christ Church in Coralville. This workshop is free and open to all current Junior and Senior High students at any Iowa school.

Audition for In the Heights

This year’s Teen Musical will be the Tony-winning Best Musical In The Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manual Miranda and book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. This show takes place in the predominantly Latino New York neighborhood of Washington Heights. The show’s composer encourages students of all identities and ethnic backgrounds to perform in this musical.

An Exciting Change to our Current Season

We at City Circle are thrilled to announce that this year’s Teen Musical is going to be the Tony-winning Best Musical In The Heights! The show was strongly influenced by creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s own experience growing up in an immigrant family in New York City.  It tells several stories of people living in the predominantly Latino community of Washington Heights, a section of Manhattan, as they deal with economic stress, cultural changes, first generation college education, and gentrification.