Auditions!

Those auditioning will be asked to fill out an information sheet, providing basic contact information and detailing upcoming conflicts during the rehearsal and performance schedule. See each show’s description for detailed information regarding specific material that may be requested to be performed. Each audition date has an individual Facebook event created for it– RSVPing to these events is not required. Call backs are not listed. Call back information will be provided at the auditions. If you have any questions regarding any of our auditions, please do not hestitate to contact us at (319) 541-2980 or at info@citycircle.org.

A Christmas Cabaret Cast List

Thank you for the tremendous response to our call for performers for A Christmas Cabaret. There were so many impressive video audition submissions and unfortunately we are locked into a 90 minute show or we would have cast many more performers. City Circle Theatre Company is so grateful to part of such a talented community.

Congratulations to the following cast members  of A Christmas Cabaret!

Nate Boehm
Aaron Brewer
Greg Brown
Ava Challenger
Ben Chapman
Katie Colletta
Keegan Christopher Colletta
Kristen DeGrazia
Rebecca Fields-Moffitt
Katey Halverson
Marcia Hughes
Scot Hughes
Jacob Kilburg
Emma Lai
Matthew Lamb
Beau Leavenworth
Claire Reimer
Luke Reimer
Kent Reynolds
Shea Sanders
Hannah Spina
Delaine Tyler
Sasha Tyler

 


AUDITIONS – A CHRISTMAS CABARET

AUDITIONS – A CHRISTMAS CABARET

Written and Directed by Katie Colletta

If you have any questions regarding auditions or anything else about this production, please contact our producer, Liz Tracey, at etracey@coralville.org.

Audition submissions will be accepted until November 13, 2020.

This is a socially distanced production, produced under COVID restrictions. Everyone involved with the production will wear masks and rehearsals will be limited to individual actors working with a piano accompanist spaced far apart. Masks will only be removed when it is safe to do so for recording purposes. We will record the individual performances and edit it together for viewing. Actor’s safety is our utmost concern. All staging will take socially distancing very seriously.

ABOUT THE SHOW

When the quarantine blues cause Santa to consider canceling Christmas, it is up to the elves to restore his holiday spirit! This holiday show consists of both traditional carols as well as pop/rock Christmas tunes, including:

  1. The Man with the Bag
  2. A Hand for Mrs. Claus
  3. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  4. Holiday Road,
  5. The Christmas Song
  6. Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake
  7. Run Rudolph Run
  8. Christmas Island/The Merry Hula
  9. Let It Snow!
  10. Where Are You Christmas?
  11. All I Want for Christmas Is You
  12. Silent Night
  13. Need a Little Christmas Now

 

AUDITION PROCESS

Thank you for your interest in A Christmas Cabaret! Because of COVID-19, auditions will be submitted online through YouTube to ensure everyone’s safety.

The show consists of both traditional carols as well as pop/rock Christmas tunes, so please select an audition song that you feel showcases your voice and that you enjoy singing. If you’re having a good time, we’re having a good time! We recommend choosing:

  • A Christmas carol featured in the show.
  • Another holiday song of your choice, especially if that song has meaning to your family and/or culture. Bonus: we’d love to hear why it has meaning to your family/culture!
  • An up-tempo musical theatre song that fits the style of a song in the show.

A verse and chorus of a song is plenty; no need to sing the entire song!

The show will be performed with a live piano accompaniment, but below please find links to karaoke tracks that may assist you in your audition. A cappella auditions are also fine, and if you have access to an accompanist or backing tracks of your own, you are more than welcome to use those resources.

*If you wish to audition for Santa, please also record the Santa monologue linked here.  Monologues may be uploaded as separate videos from songs.

*Younger actors, if you would like to audition for the role of the child who sings “Where Are You Christmas” as a solo, please send us a video of you singing the first verse of that song, as well as the child monologue linked here. Monologues may be uploaded as separate videos from songs. All genders are encouraged to audition. Linked here.

*If you would like to be considered as a featured dancer as well as singer in the show, please learn the following combination https://youtu.be/ABzKNZyx4aw and use this recording as a backing track behind your audition.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gNbBq0wtNg

* Male-identifying actors, if you play guitar, please send a short clip of you playing an up-tempo song of your choice (does not need to be a musical theatre song).

We want to make this process as accessible to everyone as possible, so if you have questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Instructions for uploading videos to YouTube can be found at the bottom of this page. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR VIDEO IS LISTED AS UNLISTED, NOT PRIVATE, OR WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VIEW IT.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • DO slate (say) your name at the beginning of your video and tell us what song you will be singing. Please also include your name in the title of the video.
  • DO keep your audition brief – a minute or so is plenty of material!
  • DO tell a story with the lyrics and melody of the song. How does the song build?
  • DO make sure your video’s privacy is set to UNLISTED and not PRIVATE
  • DO be yourself. This show will be tailored to the performers selected, so we want to see your authentic selves.
  • DON’T worry about video production quality. If we can see and hear you, you’re fine!

SAMPLE AUDITION BACKING TRACKS

“The Christmas Song” – (F# Major)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jenk0UaBiQI

“The Christmas Song” – (C Major) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1rgRFVUIJQ

“All I Want for Christmas is You” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onoBaLzYla4

“Let it Snow!” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsB1_UGiVoU

“Run Rudolph Run” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vABIUVtbyeQ

“Here Comes Santa Claus” –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5OHmFVzlFk

“Where Are You Christmas?” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZX9ds6gbHA

AUDITION FORM

After you create your YouTube video, please fill out our audition form and attach a link to the video on the form.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPLOADING YOUTUBE VIDEOS

  1. Launch the YouTube app and sign in.
  2. Tap the video camera at the top of the app.
  3. Record a new video or select a video you already have on your phone.
  4. Add a title and description to the video
  5. (Optional) Edit your video:
    • Add music (from YouTube’s free audio library) to your video
    • Choose and add a visual filter to your video
    • Trim your video (change the start and end times)
  6. Tap Upload.

How to upload a video from your phone to Youtube tutorial link.


UPDATED AUDITION DATES – HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

Audition dates for High School Musical have been moved to May 22, 23 & 24.  If you have already submitted a form, you will need to re-submit, listing your updated conflicts.

AUDITIONS – Disney’s High School Musical

Book by David Simpatico
Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle
Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by Peter Barsocchini

DIRECTED BY IAN ZAHREN

This is City Circle’s annual teen musical and auditions are open to all Iowa teens who are currently in 8th-12th grades at the time of auditions.

PERFORMANCE DATES

Friday, June 26 at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 28 at 2:00 PM

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Rehearsals will begin Monday, June 1st at 9 AM.  Rehearsals will run for three weeks, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM, with an hour off for lunch. Load in is scheduled for Sunday, June 21, starting at 8AM.  Tech week is Monday, June 22 to Thursday, June 25 from 6pm to 11pm.  Please come to auditions with a complete list of conflicts. If you are cast, you may not miss rehearsals for conflicts that you didn’t list beforehand. When considering conflicts, please check your calendars for band and choir concerts, awards ceremonies, proms, exams, graduation/grad parties, family commitments, doctor/dentist appointments and anything else that might conflict with the rehearsal schedule.

AUDITION DATES

May 22 (Friday) 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM or
May 23 (Saturday) 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Callbacks (if needed): May 24 (Sunday) 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Auditions Friday will be held at The Community of Christ Church, 2121 S Ridge Dr. in Coralville.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS   

Please come prepared with 32 bars of a song of your choice that showcases your talent and personality.  We do not want you to stretch at auditions – we want to see who you are!  Bring your sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

Your audition will consist of a five-minute individual audition, and a group dance audition. If your audition appointment on Friday is between 6 and 7:30 PM, you will be expected to stay (or return) for the 7:30 dance audition which will be finished by 8:00 pm. If you are scheduled after 8:00 pm, you’ll be expected at the 9:30 dance audition which will finish at 10:00 pm.

If your audition appointment on Saturday is between 12 and 1:30 PM, you will be expected to stay (or return) for the 1:30 dance audition which will be done at 2:00 pm. If you are scheduled after 2:00 pm, you will be expected at the 4:30 dance audition which will finish at 5:00 pm.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT

Please click on the following link to access the City Circle Theatre Company Audition form.

Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority. Once you fill out an Audition Form, our producer, Liz Tracey will contact you with your appointment time. If you submit a form, and don’t hear back from us within a couple of days, please email etracey@coralville.org.

 ABOUT THE SHOW

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on the stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Troy Bolton. The most popular kid at East High, he is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers his love for music but refuses to admit it. Athletic, attractive, and a true leader. He becomes smitten with Gabriella.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Chad Danforth. Troy’s best friend. A star basketball player, part of the jocks, and second in command. Extremely focused on winning his school’s basketball championship but is slowly understanding that there might be more to this world, including his sparring crush on Taylor.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Zeke Baylor. A basketball player on the Wildcats Team. Energetic and charismatic. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking, which he is happy and relieved to eventually reveal.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Sharpay Evans. The egocentric diva star of the school musicals, she is Ryan’s older twin and the alpha dog. She thinks being the musical star defines her and clutches the title like her life depends on it, no matter what the cost to others.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ryan Evans. Sharpay’s fraternal twin and a self-delusional ‘star in the making.’ He typically feels the brunt of Sharpay’s attacks and lives under her shadow. Although he possesses a diva exterior, he yearns to change.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Gabriella Montez. The new girl in school. She is trying to blend in and avoid ‘labels’ at her new school. Eventually becomes Troy’s romantic counterpart. Pretty, shy, and smart.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Taylor Mckessie. The competitive head Brainiac of the school and President of the Science Club. She convinces Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which she hides.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Jack Scott. The resident P.A. Announcer for the high school. He is shy and insecure in front of the rest of the kids, but smooth and confident at the mic. Known as the “Velvet Fog of East High.”
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Kelsi Nielsen. The drama club’s rehearsal pianist and student composer extraordinaire who is having her musical produced at school. Underneath her shy demeanor, Kelsi is an outspoken firecracker.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ms. Darbus. The kooky, eccentric Drama Club teacher. She has her self-absored moments but is still devoted to her students and constantly encourages them. Passionate about the art of theatre.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 55

Coach Bolton. The stern basketball coach and Troy’s dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants his son to succeed where he failed. Blinded by his ambition for his son, he is still a good guy and proud father.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 45

Ensemble. Jocks; Thespians; Skaters; Cheerleaders; Party Kids; Adults; Brainiacs; Spectators

 

 

 


City Circle seeking directors for the 2020-2021 Season.

Our season includes:

Puffs by Matt Cox – September 25-27 and October 2-4, 2020

Elf: The Musical by Thomas Meehan, Bob Martin, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin – December 4-6, 11-13, 2020

The Secret Garden: in Concert by Marcia Norman and Lucy SimonFebruary 12-14, 2021

Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik – April 30 – May 9, 2021

Monty Python’s Spamalot (teen show) by John DuPrez and Eric Idle – June 25-27, 2021

If you are interested in directing one of these shows, please submit an application by March 23, 2020.

Application link: http://bit.ly/DirectorApplication2020

Interviews for all prospective Directors will take place at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, March 26, from 6pm to 10pm and Saturday, March 28, from 9am to 12pm. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours of submitting your application, please contact Liz Tracey at, etracey@coralville.org to schedule an appointment.

Decisions will be made by April 15, 2020.


LEGALLY BLONDE AUDITIONS to be held February 21 – 22

Legally Blonde The Musical

Music  and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Directed by Katy Hahn
Music Directed by Jessica Palmer

PERFORMANCE DATES
May 1 at 7:30 PM
Mary 2 at 7:30 PM
May 3 at 2:00 PM
May 8 at 7:30 PM
May 9 at 7:30 PM
May 10 at 2:00 PM

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will begin Monday, March  2 at 6:30 PM.  A typical City Circle rehearsal schedule is Monday through Thursday from 7 PM to 10 PMand Sundays from 6 PM to 9 PM.  Depending on actor conflicts we may need to run Saturday rehearsals.  When filling out your audition form, please include all conflicts (every day of the week) from first rehearsal through Thursday, April 23.  No conflicts will be permitted during tech week which begins the week before we open on May 2.

AUDITIONS
Friday, February 21 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 22 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Sunday, February 23 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Auditions and callbacks will be held at The Community of Christ Church, 2121 S Ridge Drive, Coralville.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Those interested in auditioning should prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song of their choice that shows off their voice and fits with the style of this musical.  Please bring sheet music.  An accompanist will be provided.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT

Please click on the following link to access the City Circle Theatre Company Audition form.

ABOUT THE SHOW
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.  Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Elle Woods – The quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality.  Vocal range top: G5.  Vocal range bottom: Gb2.
Emmett Forrest – A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. He is charming, quirky, loveable, and friendly. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: B2.
Paulette – A brash, caring, optimistic hair stylist who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: A3.
Professor Callahan – A pompous, sleezy and manipulative law professor at Harvard who is highly successful, but completely immoral. Vocal range top: F#4. Vocal range bottom: A2.
Warner Huntington III – A good-looking but shallow and pompous guy who breaks Elle’s heart and heads off to Harvard Law. Vocal range top: Ab4. Vocal range bottom: Eb3.
Vivienne Kensington – A smart, savvy, and uptight law student and Warner’s fiancee who initially dismisses Elle, but grows to be her friend. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: A3.
Brooke Wyndam – An exercise video mogul who is also a former sorority girl. She is energetic and charismatic, yet currently on trial for murder. Vocal range top: G5.  Vocal range bottom: A3.
Ensemble – Greek Chorus; Students; Delta Nu Members.