Join us for Change of Seasons Celebration on Sunday, July 7

Join City Circle and Young Footliters for our annual Change of Seasons Celebration on Sunday, July 7 from 2pm to 4pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. There will be food and drink and a chance to meet other CC and Young Footliter friends and volunteers. We’ll celebrate the just completed seasons with a musical and pictorial retrospective and preview our upcoming seasons. The event is free and open to the public.  Mark your calendars!

 


The Christians has been cast!

Thank you to the many talented individuals who turned out to audition for The Christians.  We appreciate your support of City Circle Theatre Company.  We are happy to announce the following cast:

Paul…………………Rip Russell

Joshua……………..Phil Welsh

Elizabeth………….Megan Ginsburg

Jay…………………..Duane Larson

Jenny……………….Carrie Pozdol


Auditions for The Christians Set for May 19 and 20

Auditions will be held on May 19 and 20 for The Christians by Lucas Hnath. Directed by K. Michael Moore, The Christians kicks off City Circle’s 2019-20 season on September 20-22.

ABOUT THE SHOW
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.

Lucas Hnath, is an exciting new American playwright, taking the theatre world by storm with his fresh approach to creating drama onstage.  He won the 2016 Obie Award for excellence in playwriting for his plays Red Speedo and The Christians.


The Christians by Lucas Hnath

THE CHRISTIANS
by Lucas Hnath

Directed by K. Michael Moore

PERFORMANCE DATES
September 20 (Friday) at 7:30 PM
September 21 (Saturday) at 7:30 PM
September 22 (Sunday) at 2:00 PM

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will begin in late July. A typical City Circle rehearsal schedule is Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Actors will only be called as necessary.

AUDITIONS
May 19 (Sunday) from 7 PM to 10 PM
May 20 (Monday)  from 7 PM to 10 PM.

CALLBACKS
May 21 (Tuesday) at 7 PM

LOCATION
2nd Floor Theatre Office
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St in Coralville

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
You will be asked to do  a cold reading from the script. A modern, dramatic monologue is encouraged but not required.

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 24 hours, please email etracey@coralville.org.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Elder Jay: Male, 50-79
Collegial, a long-time friend of Paul’s; the diplomat, trying his best to make all parties happy.

Pastor Paul: 40-49
Pastor of a very big church; professorial in demeanor, definitely does not have the stereotypical televangelist vibe.

Associate Pastor Joshua: 26-34
Younger than Pastor Paul; a bit green, but definitely charismatic and very earnest.

Elizabeth: 40-49
Pastor Paul’s wife; an important leader of the church; resolute and actually quite angry at Paul; she holds her cards close to her chest until she doesn’t.

Congregant Jenny: 30-39
Single mother; whip-smart and honest; has a lot of questions for Paul and the direction he’s taking the church.

All casting is racially open. Ages indicated should be used as a guideline and are more dependent on the ensemble as a whole. City Circle does not discriminate against persons with disabilities and will cast where appropriate to the text.

ABOUT THE SHOW
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.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Lucas Hnath, is an exciting new American playwright, taking the theatre world by storm with his fresh approach to creating drama onstage. He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011. He won the 2016 Obie Award for excellence in playwriting for his plays Red Speedo and The Christians. He won a Whiting Award. He is a two-time winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant for his feature-length screenplays. Hnath received both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from New York University’s Department of Dramatic Writing and is a lecturer in NYU’s Expository Writing Program.


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 ConcertFebruary 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.

Application link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBCt2Ln2yeCsrX1LJJFX3f07c-p3XMrplGNY7RL7wpko8GPw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Interviews for all prospective Directors will take place at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 11, from 6pm to 10pm and Saturday, April 13, from 9am to 12pm. If you do not hear back from Liz Tracey in 24 hours after submitting your application contact her at etracey@coralville.org to schedule an appointment.

Decisions will be made by May 15, 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!

Jack Kelly                            Cole Sherman

Crutchie                               Deucalion Martin

Davey                                   Tommy Brands

Les                                        Jesse Flaherty

Katherine Plumber                Lauren Rude

Joseph Pulitzer                     Elias Perez

Medda Larkin                        Alana Munoz

 

Newsies              

Albert                                   Tobias Epstein

Buttons                                Noah Meints

Elmer                                   Robert Hooks

Finch                                    Katey Halverson

Henry                                   Ethan Hill

Ike                                        Matthew Cupp

JoJo                                     Jack Furlong

Mike                                     Agustin Colon-Sanchez

Mush                                  Evan Zukin

Race                                     Sean Harken

Romeo                                 Sam Sunderland

Specs                                   Ian Allen

Splasher                              Santiago Perez

Tommy Boy                       Whit Jury

Scab #1                               Noah Meints

Scab #2                              Frances Bottorff

Scab #3                              Agustin Colon-Sanchez

Spot Conlon                      Anna Huffer

Darcy                                  Ian Allen

Bill                                       Austin Gordley

 

Newsies Advanced Dancers

Emma McMahon

Delaine Tyler

Samantha Croco

Thomazin Jury

Liz Nodin

Poseybelle Stoeffler

Karissa Burkhardt

 

Newsie Ensemble

Lilly Vogts

Molly Vittetoe

Madeline Austin

Manuella Lira

Una Weber

Austin Gordley

Emily Granfield

Annabelle Papke

McKenna Stephens

Frances Bottorff

Pieter Rippentrop

Tessera Rippentrop

Lila Panek

Reese Hill

Marcus Emmel

Niles Granfield

 

 

Wiesel                                Zachary Wieskamp

Oscar Delancey                 Egan Smith

Morris Delancey               Rigby Templeman

 

Goons  

Katherine Yacopucci

Teagen Bollers

McKenna Proud

Emma Bluder

Karissa Burkhardt

Claire Green

Miranda Mason

Elise Gavin

Niyati Deshpande

Ella Vakiner

 

Pulitzer’s Inner Circle    

Seitz                                     Sam Sunderland

Bunsen                                Beau Leavenworth

Hannah                               Reese Hill

Nunzio                                Marcus Emmel

Guard                                  Henry Yoder

Snyder                                 Ryan Elmer

 

The Bowery Beauties    

Katherine Yacopucci

Teagen Bollers

McKenna Proud

Emma Bluder

Karissa Burkhardt

Claire Green

Miranda Mason

Elise Gavin

Niyati Deshpande

Ella Vakiner

 

Stage Manager                 Henry Yoder

 

Nuns

Katherine Yacopucci

Teagen Bollers

McKenna Proud

Emma Bluder

Karissa Burkhardt

Claire Green

Miranda Mason

Elise Gavin

Niyati Deshpande

Ella Vakiner

 

Photographer                    Teagen Bollers

Woman                              Claire Green

Mr. Jacobi                          Whit Jury

 

Policemen         

Katherine Yacopucci

Teagen Bollers

McKenna Proud

Emma Bluder

Karissa Burkhardt

Claire Green

Miranda Mason

Elsie Gavin

Niles Granfield

 

Mayor                                 Henry Yoder

Gov. Teddy Roosevelt      Marcus Emmel


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. But when titans of publishing  raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to harness their power against a corrupt establishment and to strike against unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. Through courage, determination, and friendship, the newsies are ready to seize the day and take a stand.

A high energy show packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, Newsies is perfect for the whole family.

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. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE FIVE PERFORMANCES. If you audition, you must be able to commit to this.

June 14 (Friday) at 7:30 PM
June 15 (Saturday.) at 7:30 PM
June 16 (Sunday) at 2:00 PM
June 21 (Friday) at 7:30 PM.
June 22 (Saturday) at 2:00 PM

In addition to the five scheduled performances, you must be able to commit to the possibility of two added performances (based on ticket sales).

June 15 (Saturday) at 2:00 PM
June 20 (Thursday) at 7:30 PM

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
If you audition, you must be able to commit to the rehearsal process. Rehearsals run Friday – Tuesday with occasional Wednesdays. Thursdays are a guaranteed night off. Dance will be Fridays from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Weeknight rehearsals will run from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Actors will not be called for more than five rehearsals per week and not all actors will be called to all rehearsals. Directors will honor all conflicts listed on your audition sheet and will work around them when setting up the rehearsal schedule. Tech week begins with loading in to the theatre on Saturday, June 8th. Absences are not permitted during tech week. Please list all conflicts on your audition form.

Rehearsals will begin in April with a potential read through at the end of March. We will work around local high school musical schedules.

AUDITION LOCATION
The Community of Christ Church
2121 S Ridge Drive, Coralville

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Casting is open to all students currently in grades 6 through 12 at the time of auditions. We will be casting people who have primarily acting/singing ability; we will be casting people who have primarily dancing ability and we will be casting people who have ability in both areas. Whether you are “just” an actor/singer or “just” a dancer, you must attend both auditions.

ACTING/SINGING AUDITION TIMES
March 4 (Monday) 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
March 6 (Wednesday) 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

DANCE AUDITION TIMES
Please list number of years of formal dance training (excluding show choir) on your audition form.

Tuesday, March 5 (Tuesday):
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (no dance experience)
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (1 – 3 years dance training)
8:30 PM – 9:15 PM (4 or more years dance training)

AUDITION PREPARATION
Acting/Singing Audition: Please prepare one minute of any song you enjoy singing. Bring sheet music in the key you wish to sing, and an accompanist will be provided. We may ask you to do a cold reading. No preparation is necessary for that.

Dance Audition: No need to prepare anything. Please come in clothes comfortable to move in. Wear jazz shoes or socks; no character shoes.

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.


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! Little orphan Annie will charm your heart in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray. (December 6-8 and 13-15, 2019).

A concert version of Evita will electrify your Valentine’s Day weekend. 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.” (February 14-16, 2020).

In May a beloved blonde will take the stage by pink storm in the fun, upbeat Legally Blonde The Musical based on the adored movie. Join Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams in this family friendly musical exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances. (May, 1-3 and 8-10, 2020).

In June, City Circle’s annual teen show, Disney’s High School Musical, caps the 22nd season.  Join Troy, Gabriella, and the Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians, and Skater Dudes at East High in this fun musical filled with catchy songs and exciting dance routines. (June 12-14, 2020).


This weekend — The Who’s Tommy: In Concert!

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.

Performances: 
Friday, February 15 — 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 16 — 7:30 PM *Student Night!
Sunday, February 17 — 2:00 PM

Tickets at:
www.CoralvilleArts.org
CCPA Box Office: 319.248.9370

STUDENT NIGHT at The Who’s Tommy: In Concert!

Don’t miss the music, the intensity, and the incredible story of The Who’s Tommy! On Saturday, February 15, Student tickets are available at the door for only $10.

After the show, the cast of The Who’s Tommy is throwing a party in the CCPA lobby! Meet the cast, enjoy food and beverage, and dance with music DJ’d by Tommy himself! The party goes for one hour after curtain and everyone is welcome.The Who's Tommy