City Circle is Proud to Announce the 2013-2014 Season Performance Schedule

City Circle 2013-2014

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Music by Jeanine Tesori

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Chris Okiishi

June 14 and 15 at 7:30pm

June 15 and 16 at 2:00pm

Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar-winning  2001 DreamWorks film  that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre- not a handsome prince- shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

The Broadway production of the show received a total of twelve Drama Desk Awards and eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical.  Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for the whole family!

RENT (staged concert)

Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

August 2 and 3 at 7:30pm

August 4 at 2:00pm

Re-live the sold out City Circle 2009 rock musical sensation, RENT! Presented as a special theatrical fundraising event, former cast members will unite to bring down the house in a concert version of the highly acclaimed Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award winner, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Boheme. Rent is an inspiring story about friends and artists struggling in New York City’s East Village. It’s musical score shifting easily between pounding rock numbers and pop-style ballads, while tackling addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, love.

SPAMALOT

Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez, Neil Inne

Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle

Directed by Krista Neumann

October 25 and 26, November 1 and 2 at 7:30pm

October 27and November 3 at 2:00

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical!  Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people, Monty Python’s Spamalot raises silliness to an art form!

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Story by Charles Dickens

Directed by Josh Sazon

December 13 and 20at 7:30pm

December 14,15,21,22 at 2:00pm

Catch the holiday spirit with the return of Charles Dickens masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This re-envisioned staging of the timeless classic will delight and brighten your holiday season with beautiful carols and a timeless message of hope, peace, and love. Bring the whole family and join in an event that’s sure to become a family holiday tradition!

HOLIDAY CABARET

December 14 and 21 at 7:30pm

An evening filled with singing, dancing, skits and a wide range of holiday music. A one-of-a-kind variety show that will make you laugh!

LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE

Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron

Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

Directed by Meg Dobbs 

February 14 and 15 at 7:30pm

February 16 at 2:00pm

Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York’s Westside Theatre. Based on the best seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephron’s friends, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to–mother, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black. “So funny and so powerful; so dear and sweet; so remindful of our female wiles, our worries, our insecurities, our remembrances of mother, father, sisters, brothers, lovers” WowOwow.com.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Tim Rice

Directed by Liz Tracey

April 4, 5, 11, 12  at 7:30pm

April 6 and 13 at 2:00pm

Jesus Christ Superstar, the ground breaking rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is based loosely on the Gospel’s account of the last week of Jesus’ life, as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.