Saturday Matinee Added for Beauty and the Beast

Due to  popular demand, we’ve added a 2pm matinee on Saturday, December 8, for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Tickets are still available for all shows but they are going fast so get yours today!

Tickets can be purchased online at coralvillearts.org or by calling 319.248.9370 or in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street. The Box Office is open noon to 4pm Tuesday through Friday.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast runs Dec. 7-9 and 14-16 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


The Who’s Tommy Auditions Set for November 9 and 10

The Who’s Tommy
Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Book by Des McAnuff, Pete Townshend
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle, Keith Moon

PERFORMANCE DATES
The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
February 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM
February 17 at 2:00 PM

AUDITIONS
The Community of Christ Church
2121 S Ridge Dr, Coralville 52241

November 9, Friday, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
November 10, Saturday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

CALLBACKS
November 11, Sunday, 2:00 PM (if needed)

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will begin Monday December 10.  We will rehearse December 10,11,12,17, 18, 19,20.  Then no rehearsals until January 3.  We rehearse in the evenings from 7pm to 10pm.  We may have choreography rehearsals on Saturdays and Sundays.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice and fits the rock style of this musical.  Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.

We are open to casting actors regardless of gender, race, age or where appropriate to the text, disability.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT
Fill out an Audition Form (http://citycircle.org/auditions/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 a couple of days, please email etracey@coralville.org.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Ensemble
This is a very ensemble heavy show where many cast members play multiple roles.  Dance background is a plus but not necessary.  Soldiers; Nurses; Harlots; Lads and Lasses; Guards; Reporters

Mrs. Walker
A weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy’s mother and Captain Walker’s wife.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35

Captain Walker
A former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife’s lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy’s trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40

Uncle Ernie
A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests a young Tommy and later runs a children’s camp seeking to profit from Tommy’s popularity. Mrs. Walker’s brother and Tommy’s uncle.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45

Tommy/narrator
An embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker’s son.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25

Four-year-old Tommy and Ten-year-old Tommy
Looking for boys that can play mute and must be able to stand still and be non-reactive. Looking for Tommy at two different ages and each of the actors have to be believable as the character as he ages.

Cousin Kevin
A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they’re young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy’s success.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25

Gypsy
A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy’s parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35

The Specialist
A doctor with modern ideas about how to cure Tommy. Tommy’s parents hire him in their desperation to find any cure for their son.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45

Sally Simpson
A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him.
Gender: Female
Age: 15 to 18

ABOUT THE SHOW
Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.

MEET THE DIRECTORS
Janelle Lauer (Music Director) has been a staple in the music scene in Iowa for over two decades, after studying Vocal Performance at the University of Iowa, and Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.  She has been the Music Director of over 30 shows up and down the corridor!  A private voice coach by day, Janelle Lauer also is a founding member of SPT Theatre Company, performing regularly and serving as a producer for their well-followed “Tales From the Writer’s Room” series.  She performs nationally with the touring show “Divapalooza: Rippin’ the roof Off!” and has 3 studio albums available on iTunes and cdbaby.com.

Elizabeth Tracey (Director) has a BA in Theatre from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and an MFA in Theatre Directing from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers.  She is currently the Artistic Director for City Circle and Young Footliters Theatre Companies at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, producing twelve shows annually. Liz’s most recent directing credits include The Elephant Man, August: Osage County, 1776, Oliver, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Jesus Christ Superstar.

 

 

 


Curious Incident Pre-show Discussion Set for Sept. 29

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be performed on September 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm and September 30 at 2:00 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

A pre-show discussion will be held from 6-7:00 pm prior to the performance on September 29, Local psychiatrist Dr. Christopher Okiishi will be joined on stage by mental health professionals, parents, and cast members in an interactive discussion about the themes of the play–how people on the Spectrum encounter the world and what families do to help and encourage their loved ones, as well as a discussion on navigating our own community vs. the community presented in the play. The discussion is free and open to the public.

Student Rush tickets are available for the Saturday night performance and can be purchased at the Box Office one hour before the performance for $10.


A Note from City Circle

Dear City Circle volunteers, patrons, and friends,

Last week we announced the cast for our production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. We had a record turnout for these auditions, and our production team selected two very fine actors to claim the title roles of Belle and the Beast. After announcing the cast, we received feedback from our community that the age difference between these two actors was inappropriate to our story.

It is City Circle’s goal to present theatre that is magical for audiences and welcoming for volunteers. We failed in this goal with honest intent, but we failed nonetheless. We apologize for having placed these extraordinary performers in such a difficult situation.

Our team has worked through the weekend to tackle these concerns in a thoughtful way. We are in the process of recasting some roles in this production and reaching out to those who were affected by the decision.

Thank you for engaging us to present better theatre. It is a challenge and responsibility we do not take lightly.

If you have additional concerns, please feel free to e-mail Evan Hilsabeck at ehilsabeck@coralville.org.

Thank you,

City Circle


Beauty and the Beast has been cast!

MADISON AUGE – Silly Girl

MADELINE AUSTIN – Fork, School Girl

DOUG BEARDSLEY – Townsperson

JILL BEARDSLEY – Townsperson

HAILEY BOLLIER – Spoon

BRANDON BURKHARDT – Beast

KARISSA BURKHARDT – Enchantress, Dancer, Wolf

MAYA CHENG – Teaspoon

SAMANTHA CROCO  – Dancer, Wolf

ELIZABETH DAVIS – Dancer, Wolf

TESS DEGRAZIA – Dancer, Wolf

REBECCA FIELDS-MOFFIT – Madame De La Grande Bouche

MACKENZIE FOXEN – Milkmaid

JACOB GLASS – Gaston Crony

BLAKE GORDLEY – Fork

ALEX GRANFIELD – Townsperson

EMILY GRANFIELD – Salt

NILES GRANFIELD – Fork

GRETA GROMACKI – Pepper

KATEY HALVERSON – Belle

WESLEY HEATH – Spoon

ISAAC HELGENS – Narrator, Monsieur D’Arque

LEXYS HELGENS – Fork

NANCY HOLM – Flower Lady

CARRIE HOUCHINS-WITT – Mrs. Potts

WHIT JURY – Gargoyle

ROBERT KEMP – Lumiere

TEYA KERNS – Dancer, Wolf

TOMMY KERNS – Townsperson

BEN LAFAYETTE – Lefou

ASHLEY LAPOINTE – Dancer, Wolf

AMELIA MARQUARDT – Spoon

ANGELA MCCONVILLE – Townsperson

VIOLA MCCONVILLE – Teaspoon, Townsperson

CHARLIE MCPEARCE – Teaspoon

MAPLE MILLER – Spoon, School Girl

OLIVER MILLER – Fork

JARED MONINGER – Knife

K. MICHAEL MOORE – Cogsworth

ROBERT MORRIS – Gaston Crony

JESSICA MURILLO – Babette

KRISTA NEUMANN – Hat Seller

TROY NEUMANN – Shepard Boy

MEREDITH OLSON – Silly Girl

ANABELLE PAPKE – Rug

SANTIAGO PEREZ – Chip

SOFIA PEREZ – Dancer, Wolf

SHANNON PAUDLER – Dancer, Wolf

HANNAH RECHKEMMER – Knife

KATE RECHKEMMER – Knife

MARTY REICHERT – Book Seller

RACHAEL RHOADS – Silly Girl

EMIL RINDERSPACHER – Maurice

ANA RIPPENTROP – Teaspoon

TESSERA RIPPENTROP – Fork, School Girl

NICK RUDZIANSKI – Gaston Crony

WHITNEY RUSSELL – Baker’s Wife

SHEA SANDERS – Teaspoon

NIKKI SCHEEL – Tavern Wife, Dancer, Wolf

CHLOE SCHROEDER – Townsperson

ANDREW STEWART – Gargoyle

OLIVIA SYMMONDS – Teacher

REBEKAH TATE – Dancer, Wolf

AMY TIMPERLEY – Townsperson

CLARA VISSER – Spoon, School Girl

JACI VISSER – Aristocratic Lady

LILLY VOGTS – Spoon, School Girl

SUMMER WALSH-SAYLOR – Knife

ZACHARY WIESKAMP – Knife

JOSEPH WILLIAMS –  Gaston Crony

OCEANA ZHANG – Teaspoon

IAN ZAHREN – Gaston

 

 

 

 


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AUDITIONS SEPTEMBER 7 & 8

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton

Directed by Elizabeth Tracey

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street, Coralville Iowa 52241

December 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:30 PM

December 9, 16 at 2:00 PM.

There may be two added Saturday matinees on December 8 and 15 at 2:00 PM.

 

AUDITIONS

September 7 (Friday) 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

September 8 (Saturday) 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

CALLBACKS

September 9 (Sunday) 5:00 PM

Auditions and Callbacks will be held at The Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St., Coralville

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Rehearsals will begin Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  Typical schedule runs Sunday – Thursday from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM.  You will only be called as needed depending on your part.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

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.

We encourage actors of all ages and levels of experience to apply.

 

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT

Fill out an Audition Form (http://citycircle.org/auditions/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 a couple of days, please email etracey@coralville.org.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Belle. A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of life than an ordinary existence.  she is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life.  Vocal range top: F5, bottom: E3

Beast. A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion.  He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior.  Vocal range top: F4, bottom: A2

Gaston.  The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle.  He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.  Vocal range top: E4, bottom: A2

Maurice.  Belle’s loving, eccentric father.  A child at heart and inventor in his own world.  Vocal range top: Db4, bottom Bb2

Cogsworth.  A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle-clock and the head of the Beast’s household.  He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough.  Vocal range top: E4, bottom A2

Mrs. Potts.  A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot.  She is loyal, caring, and playful.  Vocal range top: G5, bottom: F#3

Lumiere.  A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra.  He is a loyal and steadfast servant.  Vocal range top: F#4, bottom: F#2.

Chip.  An enchanted teacup and Mrs.  Potts’ darling little boy.  He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.  Vocal range top: F5, bottom: A3.

Babette.  A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections.  She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.  Vocal range top: F5, bottom C4.

Madame De La Grande Bouche.  A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe.  She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.  Vocal range top: D5, bottom: C#4.

Lefou.  Gaston’s bumbling sidekick.  He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.  Vocal range top: F#4, bottom: B2.

Monsieur D’arque.  The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum.  He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.  Vocal range top: A4, bottom: D3.

Ensemble.  Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople (all ages).

 

 

 

 


Cast Announced for Curious Incident

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Cast List

Christopher – Ben Sulzberger  
Sioban – Erica Toney
Ed – K. Michael Moore 
Judy – Mary Denmead  
Mrs. Alexander and Others – Robyn Calhoun  
Mrs. Shears and Others – Karle Meyers  
Roger and Others – Tad Paulson 
Punk girl and Others – Leela Bassuk    
Mr. Thompson and Others – Barry Schreier    
Rev. Peters and Others –John Smick  
Mrs. Gasgoine and Others – Noel VanDenBosch 


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

September 28-30, 2018.

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.  Based on Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel and winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play, it was described by Time magazine as “extraordinary. A demonstration of the power of theatre to transport us…”

By Simon Stephens
Based on the book by Mark Haddon

Directed by Bo Frazier

PERFORMANCE DATES

September 28 at 7:30 pm
September 29 at 7:30 pm
September 30 at 2:00 pm

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Cast List


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

December 7-9, 14-16, 2018.

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self.  But time is running out and if he doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and is family theatre at its best!

Directed by Elizabeth Tracey
Music Direction by Jessica Palmer


The Who’s Tommy

February 15-17, 2019.

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event. Directed by Elizabeth Tracey.