2017-2018 Season

This is the current City Circle season.

New Play Festival

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville has had a strong commitment to supporting new work from playwrights with an eastern Iowa connection. Our New Play Festival celebrates up-and-coming playwrights as well as more established authors trying their hand at something new.  Several of the works featured in previous years have had continued life including Joe Jennison’s “A Beautiful Man” and Susan Short Gilbert’s “Catchin’ the Babies”.   Read More >>

Peter and the Starcatcher

A grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan, Peter and The Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?  Read More >>

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and one of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed by Ian Zahren. December 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 PM; December 10 and 17 at 2:00 PM Read More >>

CHESS in Concert

With music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, and with lyrics by Tim Rice, Chess involves a politically driven, Cold War-era chess tournament between two men—an American Grandmaster and a Soviet Grandmaster—and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Directed by Mark Baer February 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM; February 12 at 2:00 PM Read More >>

Little Women the Musical

Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Read More >>

Return to the Forbidden Planet

City Circle’s annual teen show is a Jukebox musical by playwright Bob Carlton based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1956 science fiction film “Forbidden Planet”. It has been billed as Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece. The score includes pop hits from the 50’s and 60’s. Directed by Kehry Lane June 15, 16 at 7:30 PM; June 17 at 2:00 PM Read More >>