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.

Xanadu Auditions

City Circle Acting Company will hold auditions for the musical Xanadu on Saturday, July 26 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Coralville Public Library. Please fill an audition form out online to schedule an audition time. Walk-ups are always welcome but we honor scheduled times first.

Performances are October 10-19 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Chris Okiishi is the director.

Come audition for the musical comedy event of the fall!  All the great music from the TERRIBLE 80s movie, but with a fresh, new, actually coherent script!

Featuring the music of the Electric Light Orchestra, the Tubes, Olivia Newton-John, and Gene Kelly (yes, that Gene Kelly), this musical is a mash up of Greek Mythology and 80’s Disco culture.   Think Percy Jackson meets Donna Summer.  Or Clash of the Titans meets Saturday Night Fever.  Or Hercules meets Can’t Stop the Music.  Whatever.

Rolls available for a wide variety of singer-actors including:

  • 4 muses (two men, two women):  ages 16 – 35.   Some dance skill.  Strong voices and comic chops.  One must be able to do a good Maggie Smith impersonation.
  • 2 “mature” muses:  ages 25 – 60.  Big voices.  Strong comic chops.  Ability to be comically evil.
  • One young adult man:  strong voice, some roller-skating ability.
  • One young adult woman:   strong voice, fake-sounding Australian accent, at least competent roller-skating ability.
  • One older adult man:  55 – 80.  Strong comic chops.  Good character signing voice.
  • Some chorus parts may be available.
  • Some pit-singing parts may be available.

Please bring a short comedic monolog (less than 1 minute) and one verse / chorus of an 80s pop song.  Sheet music in the correct key is required.

Contact director Chris Okiishi,  chris@citycircle.org for questions or to see a perusal script.


Auditions for Hair

HAIR auditions on May 10

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for the concert version of the rock musical Hair on Saturday, May 10 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Coralville Public Library 1401 5th St, Coralville, IA in the Schwab Auditorium. The show will be directed by John Cameron from the University of Iowa’s Theatre Department.  Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song similar in style to that of the show. Bring your own sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.

Callbacks will be Sunday, May 11, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Location TBA.

Rehearsals will begin June 18 and typically run 7 to 10pm Sunday through Thursday evenings.
The show runs 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2. There will be two matinees at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3.

Please fill an audition form out online to schedule an audition time. Walk-ups are always welcome but we honor scheduled times first.

Hair Character Breakdowns:

  • Claude (Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens, early twenties)
    Smart, attractive male, with a playful side; a lover of life and a pensive romantic. Strong actor. Berger’s best friend, recently drafted whose only valuable possession, other than his freedom, is his hair. A charismatic leader that women adore, boys emulate and men will follow into the breach. A man of conscience who struggles with the conflict of what his heart tells him is right and what the authorities around him lead him to believe.
  • George Berger (Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens, early twenties)
    A social activist recently banished from high school. An unrestrained animal. An extrovert. He knows what is right and sticks to it no matter the consequence. The leader of the tribe. High energy, athletic, wild. Strong presence and, though he may be a young man, he is looked up to.
  • Sheila (Rock Alto/Belter, late teens, early twenties)
    A second semester student and passionate protester from NYU who lives with Berger and Claude, aspires to spread love, loves Berger but having Claude’s baby. The most intelligent of the tribe. Wants to change society through peaceful protest. Not necessarily perfect on the outside, but must have a strong voice and presence.
  • Jeanie (Alto, late teens, early twenties)
    A follower, not a leader. Incredibly sweet, understands Claude better than anyone. Wise, passionate, creative woman, who is pregnant with the tribe’s baby. She has taken every drug, and takes care of the tribe. Strong actress to play comedic and dramatic scenes.
  • Crissy (Mezzo, late teens,early twenties)
    a flower child mourning a lost love – The youngest female of the tribe. Sings “Frank Mills”.
  • Dionne (Alto/Mezzo Belt, late teens, early twenties African-American) Sassy and lots of fun. Great with comedy and ad-lib vocals.
  • Hud (Soul/Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens, early twenties, African-American)
    Speaks his mind and hopes you can keep up with him. High energy, spiritual performer with a strong voice and presence. A true tone setter that is a natural on stage in any situation.
  • Woof ( Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens, early twenties)
    May not want to admit it but he is gay. A young animal. High energy, versatile performer. Must be a natural with comedy. Looks up to Berger and Mick Jagger… in many ways.
  • Margaret Mead and Hubert
    Two male performers, strong comic timing. One must be willing to appear as a believable woman, while the other is her miserable husband. May double as tribe.
  • TRIBE: This is not a “chorus”, as the entire cast is a true ensemble. Tribe members sing many featured songs including “Aquarius”, “Black Boys”, “White Boys”, “Walking in Space”, “Electric Blues”, “Hippie Life”, etc., and play many roles in the show including the PRINCIPALS, MOTHER/FATHER, historical figures, and more. Energetic, creative performers with heart and passion.

Auditions for The Mystery of Edwin Drood

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for its teen production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood on Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts at 1301 5th Street in Coralville.  Callbacks will be Sunday, April 13, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The show is directed Patrick Du Laney.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a mystery musical full of adventure and rollicking fun where the audience gets to choose the ending. Based on the unfinished novel of Charles Dickens it was adapted by Tony-award winner Rupert Holmes.

This is City Circle’s annual teen production and students in grades 7-12 including current 6th graders and graduating seniors are eligible to audition.

Auditioners should bring 32 bars of a song of their choice and a short monologue preferably in a British dialect (either standard or cockney). An accompanist will be provided or auditioners may bring pre-recorded music for accompaniment. No a cappella singing please.

To schedule an audition, complete and submit the online audition form. Walk ups are always welcome. For more information call Liz Tracey at 712-249-6214.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be performed June 20-22 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


Audition workshops for Teens

City Circle is sponsoring two audition workshops this spring. Both workshops are for ages 13 and up. Costs are $15 for Coralville residents and $18.75 for nonresidents.

Musical Theatre Auditioning will be held April 5  from 1:30-4:30 pm at Borlaug Community Room. Instructors will discuss the basics of musical theater auditioning and give specific suggestions to every member of the class, with a focus on helping performers fine tune their audition songs. Participants should bring a song (2 minutes or less) with sheet music or recorded music on CD of MP3 player.  Registration deadline is March 30. Get additional information.

Theater Auditioning—Intensive Monologue Workshop will be held May 10 from 1 pm -4 pm in the Borlaug Community Room. Instructors will discuss the basics of theater auditioning and give specific suggestions to every member of the class, with a focus on helping performers fine tune their audition monologue.  Participants should prepare a monologue (2 minutes or less, classical or contemporary) and bring a written copy.  Registration deadline is May 4.  Find more information and registration.

Instructors for the course include Christopher Okiishi, Robyn Calhoun, Carrie Houchins-Witt, and Patrick Du Laney.


Auditions for Holiday Cabaret

City Circle Announces Auditions for Holiday Cabaret

City Circle Acting Company will be holding open auditions for their 3rd annual Holiday Cabaret, an evening of singing, dancing, skits, and a wide range of holiday music.  This one-of-a-kind variety show will be sure to jingle your bells!  The performances will be at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on December 14 and 21st at 7:30pm (the “Nice” version) and at 10pm (the “Naughty” version).  The show will be directed by Chris Okiishi, Patrick du Laney and Carrie Houchins-Witt.

We are seeking all ages, types and talents!  Singers, instrumentalists, storytellers, and performers of all kinds are welcome to audition.  Particularly seeking self-contained acts.  Please come to the audition prepared to show us a flavor of your talent!  Bring a song, story, or dance.  Accompanist will be provided.

Auditions are from 2-5pm on Saturday, October 19 at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts.  Please meet in the CCPA lobby to check in.  Please also bring an accurate list of all evening and weekend conflicts you might have during the show or rehearsal period.

Fill out an Audition Form if you are interested and we will contact you with additional information and a time slot.

If you have questions, please contact Chris Okiishi (Chris@citycircle.org) or Carrie Houchins-Witt (Carrie@citycircle.org).


Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar

Announcing Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar!

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is pleased to announce auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar

Audition Information

  • January 12th 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Callbacks January 19th 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Community of Christ Church, 2121 S Ridge Dr, Coralville, IA 52241

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

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
– Please bring 30 seconds of a song to sing that shows off your voice and acting ability.  Sheet music is preferred, but CD/mp3 accompaniment is acceptable.
– All ages are welcome. Men and women. Large chorus casting.
– Please also bring an accurate list of all evening and weekend conflicts you might have during the show or rehearsal period.
Fill out an Audition Form if you are interested and we will contact you with additional information.

Auditions for Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Announcing Auditions for Love, Loss, and What I Wore!

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is pleased to announce auditions for Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Auditions will be at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts:
November 17th 1:00pm – 7:00pm
November 19th 6:00pm – 8:30pm
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.

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

The Director is looking for 12 woman with an age range of early twenties to seventy for auditions.  She has suggested the following excerpts from the play to read from.  You can find scripts at The Iowa City and Coralvillle Libraries.

  • Holly’s Story – page 15
  • The Prom Dress – page 19
  • Boots – page 22
  • The Shirt – pages 25-26
  • Gingy’s Story Part 3 – pages 26-27
  • Gingy’s Story Part 5 – pages 46-47
– Please also bring an accurate list of all evening and weekend conflicts you might have during the show or rehearsal period.
Fill out an Audition Form if you are interested and we will contact you with additional information.

Auditions for A Christmas Carol

Announcing Auditions for A Christmas Carol!

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is pleased to announce auditions for A Christmas Carol
Auditions will be:
Saturday, October 5th 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Coralville Public Library.
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!

Story by Charles Dickens

Directed by Josh Sazon

  • December 13 and 20at 7:30pm
  • December 14,15,21,22 at 2:00pm

 

– Please bring 30 seconds of a song to sing that shows off your voice and acting ability.  Sheet music is preferred, but CD / mp3 accompaniment is acceptable.
– You will be asked to read from the script.
– Please also bring an accurate list of all evening and weekend conflicts you might have during the show or rehearsal period.
Fill out an Audition Form if you are interested and we will contact you with additional information.

Audition Information for Monty Python’s Spamalot

Announcing Auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot!

 
City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is pleased to announce Auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot. 
 
Auditions will be:
 
Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
 
 
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!
 
Please bring 30 seconds of a song to sing that shows off your voice and acting ability.
 
Sheet music is preferred, but CD / mp3 accompaniment is acceptable.
 
You will be asked to read from the script.
 
Please also bring an accurate list of all evening and weekend conflicts you might have during the show or rehersal period.
 
Callbacks Auditions will be Tuesday, September 3 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
 
Monty Python’s Spamalot will be performed October 25 – November 3, 2013 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
 
Fill out an Audition Form if you are interested and we will contact you with additional information.

Audition Information for SHREK: the Musical

Announcing Auditions for Shrek:  The Musical
City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is pleased to announce Auditions for its annual musical starring local Junior and Senior High Students, Shrek: the Musical.
Audititions will be:
Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10:00 – 4:00
at the Nolte Academy, 1619 2nd Street, Coralville, Iowa.
Based on the now-classic movie of the same name, and featuring a score by Jeanine Tesori (“Thuroughly Modern Millie”) and book by David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole”, “Good People”), Shrek features roles for 25 – 30 actors playing a wide variety of characters.
Any performer who is currently in 6th grade – 12th grade from any area school may audition.
Please bring 30 seconds of a song to sing that shows off your voice and acting ability.
Sheet music is preferred, but CD / mp3 accompaniment is acceptable.
Please also bring an accurate list of all evening and weekend conflicts from April 15 – June 16, 2013.
Call-back Dance Auditions will be Monday, April 1 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Shrek: the Musical will be performed June 14 – 16, 2013 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Contact stage manager Jason Arnold at:
CityCircleShrek@gmail.com to schedule an audition.