CHESS Has Been Cast!

Congratulations to the cast of CHESS! Thanks to all who auditioned.

FLORENCE – Hannah Green
ANATOLY- Dustin Davis
FREDDIE – Ben Lafayette
ARBITER – Robert Kemp
MOLOKOV – Julie Thomas
WALTER – Emil Rinderspacher
SVETLANA – Amy Timperley
VIIGAND – Ashley LaPointe

ENSEMBLE
Carolina Ama
Becca Bauer
Rob Beland
Will Callan
John Croshek
Christian Drollinger
Paula Grady
Amanda Hauta
Robert Morris
Joe Mozena
Kaci O’Brien
Kristina Rutkowski
Jessie Shaw
Jayna Shetterly
Minsu Song
Miriam Thoe


Come to the Holiday Cabaret on December 15 and 16!

City Circle in collaboration with the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and C&P Productions present the Holiday Cabaret: Late Night Edition on December 15 and 16 at 10 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on the set of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Back for another helping of froth, frivolity, sophisticated wit, and a tiny bit of naughty spice, the Holiday Cabaret:  Late Night Edition is just the escape we need for the holiday season!

Come join hosts Chris Okiishi and Ryan Shellady and our cast and musicians for an evening of songs and comedy bits featuring some of the area’s most talented performers in a show with something for everyone.

Written and directed by Patrick DuLaney with music direction and arrangements by Jason Sifford, Late Nite Edition features Robyn Calhoun, Kristen DeGrazia, Chastity Dillard, Christian Drollinger, Carrie Houchins-Witt, Elijah Jones, Jessica Saunders, Ellen Stevenson, Victoria Vaughn with special guests Tara McGovern and Darren McNabb and more to be announced soon.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. You’ll get a $5 discount if you buy your ticket by phone or in person and purchase or have purchased a ticket to Joseph. Just mention you want the Joseph discount.

Ho, Ho, Ho!


Bring your Food Donations to Joseph!


City Circle is dedicating its twentieth season to collecting donations and raising funds for the Coralville Food Pantry. We hope our Spotlight on Hunger initiative will draw community awareness to the fact that hunger is a pressing issue in the Coralville, and everyone has the opportunity to give something to help. The Coralville food pantry had over 8,500 visits in 2016 and was able to distribute 250,000 pounds of food to those in need. City Circle’s goal for our twentieth season is to donate 3,000 pounds of food.

That’s where you come in!

Starting in December with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, we will be collecting at each one of City Circle’s performances. Every item counts as one pound, and each dollar counts as five pounds. Everyone who donates will be entered to win a two free tickets to any City Circle show during the current or upcoming season.

Help us focus the spotlight on hunger!


Joseph Has Been Cast!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been cast!

Make sure to get your tickets here

 

Joseph………………………………………………..…………… Zach Cramer
Narrator…………………………………………..………….… Lauren Rude
Jacob……………………………………………….……….…. Doug Beardsley
Pharaoh……………………………………………..…….…. Gabriel Wylder
Potiphar…………………………………………..……….… Larry Newmann
Mrs. Potiphar……………………………………………….…. Jill Beardsley
Simeon……………………..……………………………………… Jacob Glass
Benjamin………………………….…………………………………. Ben Jaeger
Judah…………………………………………………………….. Ben Chapman
Dan…………………………………………………………….. Nick Rudzianski
Reuben…………………………………………………………… Robert Morris
Zebulon……………………………………………………….. Jacques Motyko
Levi………………………………………………………………… Chris Guidrey
Asher………………………………………………………………… Matt Shafer
Gad…………………………………………………………………. Andy Stewart
Issachar……………………………….……………………………. Fred Ogilvie

Ensemble Women
Raelynne Burns, Frances Bottorff, Faye Duster, Rebecca Fields-Moffitt, Shelby Meyers, Angela McConville, Meredith Olson, McKenna Proud, Rachael Rhoads, Nikki Scheel, Minsu Song

Children’s Choir
Maya Cheng, Veda Fitzpatrick, Maya Hanna, Betsey Gavin, Elsie Gavin, Emily Granfield, Blaise Guidry, Clive Guidry, Ethan Hill, Leah Langfitt, Claire Lawler, Viola McConville, Maple Miller, Oliver Miller, Ella Vakiner

Direct for City Circle!

Have you ever thought about directing for City Circle Acting Company? Now you can! See the below letter from our Season Selection Committee Chair to find out more.

Each year, the Play Selection Committee gathers to create a theatrical season for the upcoming year of productions at City Circle Acting Company. An essential part of this process is selecting a director for each show on our slate that we feel demonstrates skill, organization, and especially a particular point of view in their approach to the work.

This year we are trying something a little different. We have chosen two (or in some cases, three) potential productions for each time slot in the season. We are interested in giving directors an opportunity to choose from these and share their vision for one or more of these shows.

Potential shows for our 2018-19 season:

Fall Play: September 28-30

  • The House of Blue Leaves
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Shakespeare in Love

Holiday Musical: Dec 7-9. 14-16

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Music Man

February Concert: Feb 8-10

  • Evita
  • Tommy
  • Nine

Spring Musical: May 3-5, 10-12

  • The Secret Garden
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

Teen Musical: June 14-16

  • Newsies
  • South Pacific

If one or more of these shows interest you, director interviews will be scheduled for Saturday, November 4th beginning from 2:30-6:30pm.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview to be considered to direct for our season, please contact me, Mary Denmead, via email at: Lostfloozie@gmail.com

Thank you for considering pitching for City Circle Acting Company. We look forward to hearing from you! All best,

Mary Denmead
Play Selection Committee Chair City Circle Acting Company


Don’t Forget Auditions This Weekend for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

 

Auditions for Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be held this Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30. Children’s choir auditions will be Friday, September 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Everyone else will audition on Saturday, September  30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m to 4 p.m.  Callbacks will be Sunday, October 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Auditions and Callbacks will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 2121 S. Ridge Dr. in Coralville.


Auditioners should prepare a song of approximately 32 bars that shows personality. Please bring sheet music in the proper key and an accompanist will be provided. Children auditioning for the choir may sing a capella. If a child does not have a prepared song, they may sing “Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

SIGN-UP FOR 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 a couple of days, please email etracey@coralville.org.

See audition page for more information about cast of characters and rehearsal schedule.


City Circle’s New Play Festival Set for September 16

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present its biennial New Play Festival on September 16 at 7:30 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

The Festival includes nine original 10-minute plays created by authors with a strong Iowa connection: The Third Person by Dan Borengasser; Binged There, Done That by Ken Preuss; Yogafu by Alex Rubin; I, Phone by Tom Moran; I Have a Secret by Marsha Lee Sheiness; Guaranteed by James McLindon; Clipped by Jess Honovich; American Gothic by Allan Bates; and Tea Time by Elijah Jones.

Tickets to the show are $15 and 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 and at the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street. Seating is general admission.


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”.  Authors at any level of experience are welcome to submit plays, 10 minutes and shorter.  We have no idea what we’re going to see–but history tells us our audience is in for an exciting night!

September 16 at 7:30 PM


Peter and the Starcatcher

A grownup’s prequel to Peter PanPeter 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?  This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Directed by Patrick DuLaney

September 22 and 23 at 7:30 PM; September 24 at 2:oo PM

 


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