City Circle News

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 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, Productions
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.  

Auditions for Into The Woods

January 5th, 2015 • Auditions, News
Into The Woods is Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical about what happens after “happily ever after.”  Our production will open on April 24 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, and it will run through Sunday, May 3.  Chris Okiishi is directing. Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at The Community of Christ Church in Coralville.  

The Farces Are Cast

December 21st, 2014 • News
Krista Neumann and Elizabeth Tracey, directors of The Real Inspector Hound and Black Comedy, respectively, have announced the casts for both shows. The Real Inspector Hound cast: Moon:   Hank Welter Birdboot:   Josh Sazon Simon:   Ellis Fontana Felicity:  Catherine Shook Inspector Hound:   Rip Russell Magnus:   Joseph Dobrian Mrs. Drudge:  Kristin Owens Cynthia:  TBA The Black Comedy cast: Brindsley Miller:   Elijah Jones Carol Melkett:   Oli Peters Miss Furnival:  Robyn Calhoun Colonel Melkett:   Derek Johnson Harold Gorringe:  Bryant Duffy Clea:  Katy Karas Schuppanzigh: TBA Georg Bamburger: TBA Please note that there are a few roles yet to be cast: Cynthia in Hound, and Schuppanzigh and Bamburger in Black Comedy.  

Breakfast with Santa & Festival of Trees

November 28th, 2014 • News
Kick off the holiday season with two great events. Breakfast with Santa will take place on Saturday, Nov 29 at 9:00 and 10:00am.   Breakfast includes pancakes, fruit, coffee and juice plus a visit with Santa and a picture that will be perfect for your holiday cards.  Santa’s helpers will be on hand to help with crafts, too.  

Holiday Cabaret: Nice & Naughty Are Back!

November 17th, 2014 • News
The Nice & Naughty Cabaret shows are back for a second year! Shows are Saturday evenings, December 13 & 20 at 7:30pm (Nice) and 10:00pm (Naughty) at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets to either show are $10.  Buy a ticket for both shows for only $15! Get tickets at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th St in Coralville, by phone at (319) 248-9370, or online This year’s Nice Cabaret will once again feature a Children’s Choir, the Hawkettes, and a host of holiday songs, old and new.  

AUDITIONS for Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound

November 14th, 2014 • Auditions, News
Our February play will be one evening that includes two one-act farces: Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer, directed by Elizabeth Tracey and The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard, directed by Krista Neumann. The shows will be performed Feb 13 & 14 at 7:30pm and Feb 15 at 2:00pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.