City Circle News

City Circle Theatre Company is seeking directors for the 2019-2020 Season

If you are interested in directing one of the following shows: The Christians by Lucas Hnath – September 20-22, 2019 Annie – December 6-8,13-15, 2019 Evita in Concert – February 14-16, 2020 Legally Blonde The Musical – May 1-3, 8-10, 2020 Disney’s High School Musical (teen show) – June 12-14, 2020 Please submit an application for each show you want to direct by April 8th, 2019.

Newsies Cast List

Congratulations to the cast of Newsies!  We had a phenomenal turnout at auditions which made choosing among the many talented actors extremely difficult for our directors.  We hope that for those of you who did not get cast, you will consider auditioning for our sister theatre company, Young Footliters.  Sign-ups for auditions for Honk is happening now!

Disney’s Newsies is the Teen Show!

City Circle Theatre company is excited to announce that the 2019 teen show is Disney’s Newsies directed by Leslie Nolte and Chis Okiishi. Auditions will be March 3,4, and 5 at the Community of Christ Church in Coralville.Set in turn-of-the century New York City and based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Teen Show Auditions Scheduled for March 4, 5, 6

We are excited to announce auditions for our upcoming summer teen show directed by Chris Okiishi and Leslie Nolte. The title of our show will be announced March 1st. Casting is open to all students currently in grades 6 through 12 at the time of auditions. PERFORMANCE DATES Due to this show’s popularity, we have added a second weekend to our traditional one weekend teen slot.

Announcing the 2019-2020 Season!

City Circle is pleased to announce our 2019-2020 season. The season opens in September with The Christians by Lucas Hnath, a riveting drama about the complicated fallout when personal faith clashes with institutional doctrine. (September 20-22, 2019). In December, the heartwarming musical Annie is sure to be a treat for the whole family!

The Scarlet Pimpernel – Cast Announced!

Congratulations to the cast of The Scarlet Pimpernel! We are grateful to you all for turning out for this production, and hate having to decide between so many excellent performers! Thank you for your time and work. The cast list is posted below. Those cast should email ehilsabeck@coralville.org by Monday at 5pm to accept your role.

Theatre Community Connection: Tommy

Join the cast of The Who’s Tommy and a panel of experts in the field of Childhood Trauma and Abuse for an open conversation about Tommy’s story and the real-life impact child abuse has on a person and a community. While the music for The Who’s Tommy is widely recognized, the experiences that shape its title character are less frequently discussed.


All in a Day Play Festival Set for January 25 and 26

The All in a Day Play Festival sponsored by Dreamwell Theatre and City Circle Theatre Company  will be held Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. This is the eighth time these two theatre companies have joined forces to sponsor this award-winning event to create and present six, 10-minute plays in just 24 hours.

The musical,TOMMY, has been cast!

The Who’s TOMMY Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend Directed by Elizabeth Tracey Music Directed by Janelle Lauer CAST TOMMY – Joshuah Payne MRS. WALKER – Jessica Wittman MR. WALKER – TBA COUSIN KEVIN – Jacob Glass UNCLE ERNIE – Uri Lessing SALLY SIMPSON – Rachael Rhoads THE GYPSEY – Vickie Vaughn LOVER – Ryan Morrow TEN-YEAR-OLD TOMMY – John Weigel FOUR-YEAR-OLD TOMMY – Chelsea VeDepo ENSEMBLE (MINISTER, OFFICERS, NURSES, DOCTORS, SOLDIERS, JUDGE, BARRISTERS, KEVIN’S MOTHER, KEVIN’S FATHER, LOCAL LADS/SECURITY GUARDS, LOCAL LASSES, HAWKER, HARMONICA PLAYER, SPECIALIST, NEWS VENDOR MR.