City Circle News

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.


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.


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. 


We Can Do It: A Season of Powerful Women is the theme of City Circle Acting Company’s 2016-17 season. The season includes August: Osage County, Fiddler on the Roof, Next to Normal, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Little Mermaid.

The Cast of 1776

Our election-year musical, 1776 is underway, with Elizabeth Tracey at the helm.  We had a great turnout at auditions last weekend, and we’re excited to announce the cast.  Warm thanks to all who came out to audition! 1776 is cast as follows: President John Hancock – Kevin Moore New Hampshire Dr.

Meet The Actors of Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert opens Friday! Before you see them on stage, we thought you’d like to meet the actors behind two of Stephen Sondheim’s most memorable characters: Dustin Davaldo, who plays the title role, and Mia Fryvecind Gimenez, who plays Mrs. Lovett, Todd’s partner in crime.

Auditions for 1776

City Circle will produce the beloved historical musical, 1776, this Spring. “Witness the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence.” And right in the middle of the presidential election season. We welcome Director Pauline Tyer back to once again work her magic on 1776, as she did in 2002.

Introducing The Cast of Sweeney Todd

Auditions for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street In Concert took place last weekend. Guest Director Mark Christopher Baer said, “These were exceptional auditions.  I was very impressed by the talent, professionalism, and warmth of the entire community.  My deepest gratitude to all those who auditioned for your courage and creativity.” The cast Principal Roles Sweeney Todd – Dustin Davaldo Mrs.