Evita Auditions set for November 15 & 16

City Circle Theatre Company of Coralville will hold auditions for Evita on Friday, November 15 from 7pm to 10pm and Saturday, November 16 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Community of Christ Church, 2121 S. Ridge Dr. in Coralville. Callbacks will be held Sunday, November 17 from 3pm to 6pm in Schwab Auditorium in the Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St. in Coralville.

This production directed by Chris Okiishi with music direction by Jessica Palmer will feature all of the music and dialogue from the show in a concert presentation with full orchestra on stage. To highlight the many facets of Eva Peron, we will be casting several actresses to play Evita over the course of her life. Casting will be done “opera style” focusing on the match of the voice to the song and strength of acting choices over physical type, age, and ethnicity.

Women interested in auditioning for Eva should prepare a one-minute cutting of a song from the show. We may ask to hear more from the same song. Men should come with a one-minute cutting of any song from any Andrew Lloyd Webber show including Evita. There are many ensemble parts in the show including featured dancers. If you are interested in a dance-only part, please so indicate on the audition form. Otherwise, those interested in ensemble may choose any song from any Andrew Lloyd Webber show or from any musical theatre show written after 1970. See the audition page for more information.

Please bring sheet music of your song in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

To schedule an audition, complete and submit the audition form.  Once you submit the form, the producer will contact you with your appointment time. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority.

Evita will be performed February 14-16 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


Evita Auditions to be held November 15-16

EVITA

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics and Book by Tim Rice

Directed by Chris Okiishi
Music Directed by Jessica Palmer

PERFORMANCE DATES
February 14 and 15 at 7:30 PM
February 16 at 2:00 PM

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

AUDITIONS
Friday, November 15 from 7 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, November 16 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

CALLBACKS
Sunday, November 17 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Schwab Auditorium, The Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St, Coralville

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will begin in early December, break for the holidays, and resume the third week in January 2020.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Evita the musical follows the life of a legendary woman, born Eva Duarte, and known by many names and for many reasons.  By the time of her death, she was considered by many in her native Argentina to be neigh unto sainthood–in fact, some called her “Santa Evita”.

In our production, which will feature all of the music and dialogue from the show in a concert presentation with full orchestra on stage, we wish to highlight the many facets of Eva Perón by casting several actresses to play Evita over the course of her life.  We will be casting “opera style” focusing on the match of the voice to the song and the strength of the acting choices over physical type, age, and ethnicity.  We are hoping to see a wide range of women with the talent and presence to illuminate this amazing woman’s life.

Because we are dividing the role, rehearsals will be less time-consuming on each woman.  Again, we are hoping this removes barriers to the many supremely talented but in-demand singing actors in our area.

Please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evita_(musical)#Character_roles for information about characters in the play and the songs they sing.

AUDITION REQUIREMENT
Women interested in auditioning for Eva should prepare a one minute cutting of a song from the show.  We may ask to hear more from the same song.  Please chose the song from the show you feel is best suited to your skills.  Do not concern yourself with whether or not we may have heard other people perform the same song.  We love this musical and do not intend to be soon bored with its contents.

Men, and there are many in the show, should come with a one minute cutting of any song from any Andrew Lloyd Webber show they choose, including Evita.  It is unlikely we will be double casting the male roles.

There are many ensemble parts in the show, including featured dancers.  If you are interested in a dance-only part, please indicate so when contacting us.  Otherwise, those interested in Ensemble may choose any song from any Andrew Lloyd Webber show OR from any musical theater show written after 1970.

Please bring sheet music of your song in the correct key.  An accompanist will be provided.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT

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 etracey@coralville.org.

 

 


ANNIE has been cast!

Director Liz Tracey is pleased to announce the cast of Annie!

Annie – Camila Koch
Oliver Warbucks –  Larry Newman
Miss Hannigan – Mary Denmead
Grace Farrell –  Chloe Schroeder
Rooster Hannigan – Robert Kemp
Lily St. Regis – Nikki Scheel
President Roosevelt – Emil Rinderspacher
Drake – Derek Johnson

ORPHANS
McKenzie Vedepo
Shea Sanders
Chelsea Vedepo
Maya Hanna
Ana Rippentrop
Clara Visser
Maple Miller
Grace Bartlett
Rana Saba
Maddie Mitchell
Violet Whiting
Lily Vogts

ENSEMBLE
Doug Beardsley
Jill Beardsley
Gary Benser
Greg Brown
Chris Carpenter
Avery Cassell
Chandler Hamm
Leah Harney
Nancy Holm
Sara Klosterboer
Shannon Knipfer
Gabriel Lessing
Uri Lessing
Chloe Livaudais
Rachael Rhoads
Joseph Williams 


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.  

AUDITIONS
August 18 and 19 at 7:00 PM

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

PREPARATION
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!

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
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.

PRODUCTION DATES
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 etracey@coralville.org

 


Leapin Lizards! Annie Auditions Set for Aug. 23 & 24

Auditions for Annie  will be  held on Friday, August 23 from 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturday, August 24 from 9 am to 5 pm. Callbacks will be held Sunday, August 25 from 3 pm to 7 pm. Auditions and callbacks will take place at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street in Coralville.

Auditioners should prepare 16-32 bars of a song that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Read more about auditions, characters, and rehearsals.

To schedule an audition, complete and submit an audition form. Once you submit the form, the producer will contact you with your appointment time. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority.

Annie will be performed December 6-8 and 13-15 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


Annie Auditions Set for August 23-25

ANNIE

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

PERFORMANCE DATES

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

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

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.

AUDITIONS

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

CALLBACKS

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

AUDITION REQUIREMENT

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.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT

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 etracey@coralville.org.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

  • 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

ABOUT THE SHOW

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

by Lucas Hnath

September 20-22,2019

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.

“…this terrific play about the mystery of faith by Lucas Hnath — one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years — is MESMERIZING.”  – The New York Times

Directed by K. Michael Moore
The Cast includes Rip Russell as Paul; Phil Welsh as Joshua; Megan Turner Ginsburg as Elizabeth; Duane Larson as Jay; and Carrie Pozdal as Jenny.

About the Playwright
Lucas Hnath is the author of more than a dozen full-length plays, including A Doll’s House, Part 2 which premiered on Broadway in 2017, Red Speedo, Death Tax, Isaac’s Eye and A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney. Called by the New York Times “one of the brightest new voices of his generation,” his work has been produced nationally and internationally. A winner of a Steinberg Playwright Award (2017), an Obie Award for Playwriting for Red Speedo and The Christians (2016), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), he was awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell literary prize for drama in 2018.

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

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale July 23 at noon.


Annie

Leepin’ Lizards! With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts in this fun-filled musical based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray.

The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written including “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life.” The winner of seven Tony awards including Best Musical, Annie is a holiday treat for the whole family!

Directed by Liz Tracey

PERFORMANCE DATES
December 6 at 7:30 PM
December 7 at 7:30 PM
December 8 at 2:00 PM
December 13 at 7:30 PM
December 14 at 7:30 PM
December 15 at 2:00 PM

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale October 8 at noon.


Evita in Concert

Evita is the passionate, exhilarating story of Eva Peron who used her charisma and charms to rise from her penniless origins to political power as the first lady of Argentina. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s tour-de-force musical with an electrifying score is filled with unforgettable Broadway numbers including its grand anthem, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.”

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics by Tim Rice

Directed by Chris Okiishi

PERFORMANCE DATES
February 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM
February 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM
February 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale December 17, 2019 at noon.


Legally Blonde The Musical

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery 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.

Directed by Katy Hahn

PERFORMANCE DATES
May 1, 2020 at 7:30 PM
May 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM
May 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM
May 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM
May 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM
May 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale March 3, 2020 at noon.