City Circle News

The Timothy J. Barnes Memorial Fund is established

July 10th, 2014 • News
City Circle Acting Company of Coralville founding member Tim Barnes loved the theater. He loved every aspect of it and found great joy in participating at every level. From directing some of our earliest shows (Nunsense, Marvin’s Room) to acting in others (The Boys Next Door, The Full Monty, Cabaret) to singing in benefits and concerts (Circle Full of Stars) to pulling the curtain up and down (Gypsy), Tim brought his wit, compassion, intelligence, and creativity to every job.

Announcing the Cast List for Hair

May 15th, 2014 • News
Cast List for Hair – August 1-3 Directed by John Cameron Return to the Summer of Love with the ultimate rock musical, directed by the University of Iowa’s John Cameron. Hair tells the story of three young friends finding their way in 1960s America, as they struggle with identity, family, allegiance to country, and the allure of sensual pleasure. 

City Circle Calls for New Play Festival Submissions

May 13th, 2014 • News
City Circle Acting Company is seeking new, original, unpublished plays for inclusion in its bi-annual New Play Festival. Any author is welcome to submit up to three original plays or musicals. The chosen plays will be performed as part of City Circle’s New Play Festival , at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, September 20, 2014 at 7pm.

Auditions for Hair

April 30th, 2014 • Auditions, News
HAIR auditions on May 10 City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for the concert version of the rock musical Hair on Saturday, May 10 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Coralville Public Library 1401 5th St, Coralville, IA in the Schwab Auditorium. The show will be directed by John Cameron from the University of Iowa’s Theatre Department. 

Announcing the Cast List for The Mystery of Edwin Drood

April 15th, 2014 • News
Cast List for The Mystery of Edwin Drood - June 20-22 Directed by Patrick Du Laney This year’s teen show is The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical full of adventure and rollicking fun – where the audience gets to choose the ending! Adapted by Tony-award winner Rupert Holmes from Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel. (Rated Theater PG). Directed by Patrick Du Laney, the show runs June 20-22 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Auditions for The Mystery of Edwin Drood

March 18th, 2014 • Auditions, News
City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for its teen production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood on Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts at 1301 5th Street in Coralville.  Callbacks will be Sunday, April 13, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Jesus Christ Superstar Includes Food Drive

March 18th, 2014 • News
During the April 4-13 performances of Jesus Christ Superstar, City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will be collecting donations for the Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry. Anyone who makes a donation will be entered to win tickets to the June 20 performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, with winners drawn each performance.

Audition workshops for Teens

March 18th, 2014 • Auditions, News
City Circle is sponsoring two audition workshops this spring. Both workshops are for ages 13 and up. Costs are $15 for Coralville residents and $18.75 for nonresidents. Musical Theatre Auditioning will be held April 5  from 1:30-4:30 pm at Borlaug Community Room. Instructors will discuss the basics of musical theater auditioning and give specific suggestions to every member of the class, with a focus on helping performers fine tune their audition songs.

City Circle Acting Company Announces 2014-15 Season

February 25th, 2014 • News
City Circle Acting Company of Coralville announces its 2014-2015 season, featuring exhilarating musicals, exciting family-friendly fare, and farcical comedy.  All performances will be held at City Circle’s home theater, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1301 5th Street in Coralville.  Subscription packages will be available beginning soon through the CCPA box office at 319.248.9370 or at www.coralvillearts.org; single tickets will go on sale at a later date.

Dress Auction to Benefit DVIP

February 3rd, 2014 • News
Nine local businesses have donated the costumes worn by the 12 actresses in Love, Loss and What I Wore: Catherine’s, Dress Barn, Domby, Dulcinea, Francesca’s, JC Penney, Revival, Textiles, and Velvet Coat. The dresses will be auctioned off after the show’s run to benefit the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP0. The online auction will open Friday, February 14 at 8 am and close Saturday, February 22 at midnight. Complete descriptions of the dresses and pictures of the actresses modeling the dresses will be available when the auction site opens.