City Circle News

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:

Announcing the Cast of Xanadu

August 8th, 2014 • News
Xanadu, the fantasy pop-rock musical, will be presented at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts October 10-19. The show has been described as a mash-up of Greek mythology and 80s disco culture.  Check out the Xanadu page for all the details. Director Chris Okiishi warmly thanks all who auditioned. The cast is: Kira/Clio–Victoria Vaughn Sonny Malone–Skyler Matthias Danny Maguire–Josh Sazon The Muses: Melpomene–Jessica Wittman Calliope–Chris Carpenter Erato—Lisa Beal Terpsichore—Ben Alley Euterpe—Rebecca Ogilvie Thalia—Elizabeth Stam The Greek Chorus: Paige Harken, Gabby Finlayson, Anna Sheffield, Jilly Cooke, Isabelle Robles, Grace Colton, Stephen Castillo, Marisah Richards  

Auditions for New Play Festival

August 3rd, 2014 • Auditions, News
City Circle is seeking actors to perform in our New Play Festival, which will be performed on Saturday, Sep 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Auditions will take place on Saturday, Aug 16 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Please fill out an online Audition Form if you'd like to audition.

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.