Hair

HairReturn to the Summer of Love with the ultimate rock musical, directed by the University of Iowa’s John Cameron. Hair tells the story of three young friends finding their way in 1960s America, as they struggle with identity, family, allegiance to country, and the allure of sensual pleasure.  Book and lyrics are by James Rado and Gerome Ragni , with music by Galt MacDermot.  (Rated Theater PG-13)

Directed by John Cameron

  • August 1-3

Tickets

Premium Seating: $27
Adults: $22
Seniors & Students: $17
Children 10 & Under: $12

Prices includes $2 facility fee.

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Buy tickets online

Questions? Contact the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Patron Services Supervisor
Nancy Mayfield
319-248-9370
nmayfield@ci.coralville.ia.us

 

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Announcing the Cast List for The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Cast List for The Mystery of Edwin Drood – June 20-22

Directed by Patrick Du Laney
This year’s teen show is The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical full of adventure and rollicking fun – where the audience gets to choose the ending!  Adapted by Tony-award winner Rupert Holmes from Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel.  (Rated Theater PG). Directed by Patrick Du Laney, the show runs June 20-22 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.  The cast includes:

  • Addie Bass – Miss Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood
  • Ted Brown – Mr. Phillip Bax
  • Jilly Cooke – Ms. Joyce Throttle
  • Grace Huber – Miss Janet Cronover/Helena Landless
  • Jake Kenyon – Mr. Nick Cricker/Durdles
  • Mary Kate Meade – Miss Angela Prysock/The Princess Puffer
  • Elijah Jones – Mr. William Cartwright, The Chairman
  • Elias Perez – Master Nick Cricker/the Deputy
  • Mary Rethwisch – Miss Deirdre Peregrine/Rosa Bud
  • Ben Nelson – Mr. Clive Paget/John Jasper
  • Sage Spiker – Mr. Victor Grinstead/ Neville Landless
  • Hank Welter – Mr. Cedric Montcriefe/The Reverend Mr. Crisparkle
  • Amy Evans – Miss Gwendolen Pynn
  • Gabby Finlayson – Miss Sarah Cook
  • Paige Harken – Miss Florence Gill
  • Matthew Harper – Mr. Alan Eliot
  • Emily Hill – Miss Violet Balfour
  • Cooper Horning – Miss Isabel Yearsley
  • Chad Keitel – Mr. Christopher Lyon
  • Zack Kenyon – Mr. Montague Pruitt
  • Isaac McNutt – Mr. Medford Moss
  • Fred Ogilvie – Mr.Harry Sayle
  • Makayla Phillips – Miss Sally Hawkins
  • Cassidy Slater- Scott – Miss Beatrice Merriwether
  • Jenna Tackberry – Miss Sarah Brightman/Wendy
  • Raiden Takeuchi – Mr. Nicholas Michael
  • Genevieve Wisdom – Miss Genevieve Tveit/Beatrice
  • Megan Clements – Miss Shirley Davenport
  • David Daugherty – Mr. Donald O’Malley

Xanadu

Featuring the music of the Electric Light Orchestra, the Tubes, Olivia Newton-John, and Gene Kelly (yes, that Gene Kelly), this musical is a mash up of Greek Mythology and 80’s Disco culture. Think Percy Jackson meets Donna Summer. Or Clash of the Titans meets Saturday Night Fever. Or Hercules meets Can’t Stop the Music. Whatever.

Directed by Chris Okiishi

  • October 10-19

Tickets

Premium Seating: $27
Adults: $22
Seniors & Students: $17
Children 10 & Under: $12

Prices include $2 facility fee.

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Buy tickets online

Questions? Contact the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Patron Services Supervisor
Nancy Mayfield
319-248-9370
nmayfield@ci.coralville.ia.us

 


A Year with Frog and Toad

This heartwarming musical tells the story of a year in the life of forest neighbors Frog and Toad and their many woodland friends.  Based on the beloved books by Arnold Lobel and adapted by Willie and Robert Reale, this musical will charm audiences of all ages.  (Rated Theater G)

Directed by Liz Tracey

  • December 12-21

Tickets

Premium Seating: $27
Adults: $22
Seniors & Students: $17
Children 10 & Under: $12

Prices includes $2 facility fee.

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Buy tickets online

Questions? Contact the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Patron Services Supervisor
Nancy Mayfield
319-248-9370
nmayfield@ci.coralville.ia.us

 


An Evening of Farces: Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound

Black Comedy places us in the apartment of an aspiring artist as he’s about to meet both his fiancee’s father, and a famous art critic.  When the power goes out, complications arise.

The Real Inspector Hound is an absurdist parody of a country-house murder mystery. When two pompous theater critics get mistakenly involved in the whodunit they’re supposed to be watching, the audience gets caught up in the twists and turns of a play within a play.

Both playwrights have won Oscars and Tony Awards. This is a hilarious two-in-one evening you won’t want to miss.

Directed by Liz Tracey and Krista Neumann.

  • February 13-15

Tickets

Premium Seating: $27
Adults: $22
Seniors & Students: $17
Children 10 & Under: $12

Prices includes $2 facility fee.

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Buy tickets online

Questions? Contact the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Patron Services Supervisor
Nancy Mayfield
319-248-9370
nmayfield@ci.coralville.ia.us

 


Into the Woods

Into the WoodsFollow a childless Baker and his wife as they struggle to meet the demands of a vengeful witch so that they may have their hearts’ desire—a child of their own. On their journey in and out of the woods, they meet a woman fleeing a ball, a girl with extraordinary hair, a cow-sick boy, a sweet-loving granddaughter, a couple of princes, and at least one giant.  Music by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.  (Rated Theater PG)

Directed by Christopher Okiishi

  • April 24-May 3

Tickets

Premium Seating: $27
Adults: $22
Seniors & Students: $17
Children 10 & Under: $12

Prices includes $2 facility fee.

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Buy tickets online

Questions? Contact the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Patron Services Supervisor
Nancy Mayfield
319-248-9370
nmayfield@ci.coralville.ia.us

 


Auditions for The Mystery of Edwin Drood

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for its teen production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood on Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts at 1301 5th Street in Coralville.  Callbacks will be Sunday, April 13, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The show is directed Patrick Du Laney.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a mystery musical full of adventure and rollicking fun where the audience gets to choose the ending. Based on the unfinished novel of Charles Dickens it was adapted by Tony-award winner Rupert Holmes.

This is City Circle’s annual teen production and students in grades 7-12 including current 6th graders and graduating seniors are eligible to audition.

Auditioners should bring 32 bars of a song of their choice and a short monologue preferably in a British dialect (either standard or cockney). An accompanist will be provided or auditioners may bring pre-recorded music for accompaniment. No a cappella singing please.

To schedule an audition, complete and submit the online audition form. Walk ups are always welcome. For more information call Liz Tracey at 712-249-6214.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be performed June 20-22 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


Jesus Christ Superstar Includes Food Drive

During the April 4-13 performances of Jesus Christ Superstar, City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will be collecting donations for the Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry. Anyone who makes a donation will be entered to win tickets to the June 20 performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, with winners drawn each performance.

More Information >


Audition workshops for Teens

City Circle is sponsoring two audition workshops this spring. Both workshops are for ages 13 and up. Costs are $15 for Coralville residents and $18.75 for nonresidents.

Musical Theatre Auditioning will be held April 5  from 1:30-4:30 pm at Borlaug Community Room. Instructors will discuss the basics of musical theater auditioning and give specific suggestions to every member of the class, with a focus on helping performers fine tune their audition songs. Participants should bring a song (2 minutes or less) with sheet music or recorded music on CD of MP3 player.  Registration deadline is March 30. Get additional information.

Theater Auditioning—Intensive Monologue Workshop will be held May 10 from 1 pm -4 pm in the Borlaug Community Room. Instructors will discuss the basics of theater auditioning and give specific suggestions to every member of the class, with a focus on helping performers fine tune their audition monologue.  Participants should prepare a monologue (2 minutes or less, classical or contemporary) and bring a written copy.  Registration deadline is May 4.  Find more information and registration.

Instructors for the course include Christopher Okiishi, Robyn Calhoun, Carrie Houchins-Witt, and Patrick Du Laney.


City Circle Acting Company Announces 2014-15 Season

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville announces its 2014-2015 season, featuring exhilarating musicals, exciting family-friendly fare, and farcical comedy.  All performances will be held at City Circle’s home theater, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1301 5th Street in Coralville.  Subscription packages will be available beginning soon through the CCPA box office at 319.248.9370 or at www.coralvillearts.org; single tickets will go on sale at a later date.

The season includes:

  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood
    June 20-22. Each summer, City Circle invites teenagers from across the area to participate in a full musical production.  This year’s teen show is The Mystery of Edwin Drood,  a musical full of adventure and rollicking fun – where the audience gets to choose the ending! Patrick Du Laney directs the musical, which was adapted by Tony-award winner Rupert Holmes from Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel.  (Rated Theater PG)
  • Hair
    August  1-3. Return to the Summer of Love with the ultimate rock musical, directed by the University of Iowa’s John Cameron. Hair tells the story of three young friends finding their way in 1960s America, as they struggle with identity, family, allegiance to country, and the allure of sensual pleasure.  Book and lyrics are by James Rado and Gerome Ragni , with music by Galt MacDermot.  (Rated Theater PG-13)
  • Around the World in 80 Days
    October 10-19. Join Phineas Fogg as he races the clock to circle the globe in this Steampunk-inspired comedy adventure for the whole family that includes stampeding elephants, thundering typhoons, and runaway trains.  Directed by Patrick Du Laney, adapted by Mark Brown from the classic novel by Jules Verne.  (Rated Theater G)
  • A Year with Frog and Toad
    December  12-21. Directed by Liz Tracey, this heartwarming musical tells the story of a year in the life of forest neighbors Frog and Toad and their many woodland friends.  Based on the beloved books by Arnold Lobel and adapted by Willie and Robert Reale, this musical will charm audiences of all ages.  (Rated Theater G)
  • An Evening of Farces: Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound
    February 13-15 – Black Comedy places us in the apartment of an aspiring artist as he’s about to meet both his fiancee’s father, and a famous art critic.  When the power goes out, complications arise.  The Real Inspector Hound is an absurdist parody of a country-house murder mystery. When two pompous theater critics get mistakenly involved in the whodunit they’re supposed to be watching, the audience gets caught up in the twists and turns of a play within a play.  Both playwrights have won Oscars and Tony Awards. This is a hilarious two-in-one evening you won’t want to miss. Directed by Liz Tracey and Krista Neumann.
  • Into the Woods
    April 24-May 3. Christopher Okiishi directs this audience favorite. Follow a childless Baker and his wife as they struggle to meet the demands of a vengeful witch so that they may have their hearts’ desire—a child of their own. On their journey in and out of the woods, they meet a woman fleeing a ball, a girl with extraordinary hair, a cow-sick boy, a sweet-loving granddaughter, a couple of princes, and at least one giant.  Music by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.  (Rated Theater PG)