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

Singers Needed for Church Choir in The Christians

City Circle is seeking singers to fill out choir parts in the upcoming production of The Christians.  

August 18 and 19 at 7:00 PM

The Community of Christ Church, 2121 S Ridge Dr, Coralville.

No preparation or sign up necessary! Just show up either that Sunday or Monday at 7:00 PM and Jaci Visser, the Music Director, will teach you a song. You should be finished by 8 PM at the latest!

Only three rehearsals to learn the music and a few run throughs before tech week.  Bulk of commitment will begin with Tech Week from Sunday, September 15 through Thursday, September 19 from 6 PM to 11 PM.

September 20 at 7:30 PM
September 21 at 7:30 PM
September 22 at 2:00 PM

If you have any questions, please contact Liz Tracey at


Annie Auditions Set for August 23-25


Music by Charles Strouse & Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Directed by Elizabeth Tracey
Music Directed by Wes Habley


The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
December 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 PM
December 8 and 15 at 2:00 PM


Rehearsals will begin Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 6:30 PM. Typical rehearsal schedule runs Sunday – Thursday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  Orphan rehearsals will run earlier, starting at 6:00 PM and children should not be kept later than 8:00 PM until closer to tech week when we will be doing run throughs of the show.  Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals.


The Community of Christ Church, 2121 S Ridge Dr, Coralville
Friday, August 23 from 6 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, August 24 from 9 AM – 5 PM


The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Callbacks will involve choreography.  If called back, please come prepared to move. Wear comfortable clothing and flexible shoes.
Sunday, August 25 from 3 PM – 7 PM


Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story.  Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.


Fill out an audition form to secure an audition appointment.

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 24 hours, please email


  • Annie
    A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced. Stage age 10-12.
  • Warbucks
    A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.

    Stage age 40-55.
  • Grace Farrell
    Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.
    Stage age 20 to 35
  • Orphans
    The other girls in the orphanage with Annie. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially loveable. Includes Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, and Duffy.
    Stage age: 6 to 13
  • Miss Hannigan
    The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.
    Stage age: 30 to 45
  • Rooster
    Miss Hannigan’s no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.
    Stage age: 25 to 35
  • Lily
    Rooster’s girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo.
    Stage Age: 20 to 30
  • Bert Healy
    The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.
    Stage Age: 30 to 45
  • Roosevelt
    The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.
    Stage Age: 40 to 60
  • Ensemble
    Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Mambers, Hooverville Citizens
    Stage Ages: 20 to 65


Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of evil Miss Hannigan, to stay at billionaire Oliver Warbuck’s mansion for the holidays. When Annie wins the hearts of Warbucks and his staff, they set out on an epic mission to find Annie’s parents. Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan, in partnership with her brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, attempt to make some money out of this unique situation. The stories become intertwined as the lovable Annie’s story hits the national spotlight.

The Christians has been cast!

Thank you to the many talented individuals who turned out to audition for The Christians.  We appreciate your support of City Circle Theatre Company.  We are happy to announce the following cast:

Paul…………………Rip Russell

Joshua……………..Phil Welsh

Elizabeth………….Megan Turner Ginsberg

Jay…………………..Duane Larson

Jenny……………….Carrie Pozdol

The Christians by Lucas Hnath

by Lucas Hnath

Directed by K. Michael Moore

September 20 (Friday) at 7:30 PM
September 21 (Saturday) at 7:30 PM
September 22 (Sunday) at 2:00 PM

Rehearsals will begin in late July. A typical City Circle rehearsal schedule is Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Actors will only be called as necessary.

May 19 (Sunday) from 7 PM to 10 PM
May 20 (Monday)  from 7 PM to 10 PM.

May 21 (Tuesday) at 7 PM

2nd Floor Theatre Office
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St in Coralville

You will be asked to do  a cold reading from the script. A modern, dramatic monologue is encouraged but not required.

Fill out an Audition Form to secure an audition appointment.

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 24 hours, please email

Elder Jay: Male, 50-79
Collegial, a long-time friend of Paul’s; the diplomat, trying his best to make all parties happy.

Pastor Paul: 40-49
Pastor of a very big church; professorial in demeanor, definitely does not have the stereotypical televangelist vibe.

Associate Pastor Joshua: 26-34
Younger than Pastor Paul; a bit green, but definitely charismatic and very earnest.

Elizabeth: 40-49
Pastor Paul’s wife; an important leader of the church; resolute and actually quite angry at Paul; she holds her cards close to her chest until she doesn’t.

Congregant Jenny: 30-39
Single mother; whip-smart and honest; has a lot of questions for Paul and the direction he’s taking the church.

All casting is racially open. Ages indicated should be used as a guideline and are more dependent on the ensemble as a whole. City Circle does not discriminate against persons with disabilities and will cast where appropriate to the text.

Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. A big-little play about faith in America – and the trouble with changing your mind.

Lucas Hnath, is an exciting new American playwright, taking the theatre world by storm with his fresh approach to creating drama onstage. He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011. He won the 2016 Obie Award for excellence in playwriting for his plays Red Speedo and The Christians. He won a Whiting Award. He is a two-time winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant for his feature-length screenplays. Hnath received both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from New York University’s Department of Dramatic Writing and is a lecturer in NYU’s Expository Writing Program.