Musical Celebration Love, Loss and What I Sang February 7

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville presents an evening celebrating the songs that etch their place in the fabric of who we are.  Love, Loss and What I Sang will be performed on Friday, February 7 at 7:30pm and 10pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street in Coralville.

Says co-director Patrick Du Laney, “We mark the events of our lives by the songs we listen to. What was playing when you met The One?  When he broke your heart, what did you listen to over and over? What did you dance to at your wedding?  These are songs and stories from the heart.”  Local performers will share their true stories and the songs that are meaningful to them.

The performance, directed by Patrick Du Laney and Christopher Okiishi, features Kristen Behrendt DeGrazia, Krista Neumann, Colin Nies, Okiishi, Du Laney, Robyn Calhoun, Drew Bielinski, Ellen Stevenson, Mary Rinderspacher, Ramya Hipp, Josh Sazon, Kevin Burford, and more.  Co-director Okiishi says, “It’s always a joy to have the opportunity to work with some of our best local performers.  We had so much fun with our December Holiday Cabaret performances, and such great response from the audiences, that we decided to do a similar event, though this time with a theme of songs that touch the heart.  The title of our musical evening references the next week’s main stage production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore.”

City Circle is also presenting Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s play Love, Loss, and What I Wore February 14-16.  That play presents stories of women’s lives told through clothing and accessories.

Tickets for Love, Loss, and What I Sang are $10 and available online at coralvillearts.org, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Recreation Center,1506 8th Street.  Tickets for Love, Loss and What I Wore range from $12-$27 and are available in the same locations.


Clothing Drive to Benefit DVIP

During the February 14-16, 2014 production of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s play Love, Loss, and What I Wore, City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will be collecting donations of new and gently used professional clothing to benefit the clients of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP).

City Circle was inspired by the stories told within Love, Loss, and What I Wore to partner with DVIP.  Many of the women who come to DVIP are in need of clothing to interview for jobs, to wear at work, and to appear in court.  Having access to quality, professional clothing will help these women present a positive appearance as they rebuild their lives and gain the confidence that comes with knowing that one looks one’s best.

Donations of professional clothing and accessories will be accepted at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts during the performances or at Catherine’s Boutique, 7 S. Dubuque Street during business hours starting February 10-22.   Items needed include:

  • Suits
  • Slacks
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Blouses/nice shirts
  • Blazers/cardigans
  • Work-appropriate shoes
  • Work-appropriate jewelry and accessories

 


Announcing the Cast List for Jesus Christ Superstar

  • Jesus Christ Esack Grueskin
  • Judas Iscariot Rob Merritt
  • Mary Magdalene Hannah Loeb
  • Pontius Pilate Nick Oswald
  • Claudia Procula Jessica Wittman
  • Caiaphas Dustin Davis
  • Annas Ben LaFayette
  • High Priests Gary Benser & Rebecca Ogilvie
  • Peter Ben Nelson
  • Simon Zealotes Skyler Mathias
  • King Herod Larry Newman
  • Apostles
    Rob Beland, John Paul Horn, Jake Kenyon, Jordan LaFauce Ruben Lebron, Marisah Richards, Elizabeth Stam, Renee Zukin
  • Pilate’s son Andy Stewart
  • Homeless woman (Peter’s Denial) Jean Grewe
  • Bum (Peter’s Denial) Jeff Koepp
  • Drug Dealer (Peter’s Denial) Wesley Tener
  • Swing and Principal Understudy Patrick DuLaney
  • Ensemble (*featured dancer)
    Emma Bluder
    Lizzie Carrell
    Gabby Finlayson
    Taylor Gillhouse*
    Claire Green
    Paige Harken
    Emily Hill
    Megan Hill
    Alicia Hoecherl
    Grace Huber*
    Chad Keitel
    Jean Knepper
    Maxine Koepp
    Nicholas LaFayette
    Jacques Motyko
    Mady Nachtman
    Frederic Ogilvie
    Ariane Parkes Perret
    Makayla Phillips
    Kendalyn Pierson
    Mary Rethwisch*
    Tom Rose
    Kristina Rutkowski
    Eliza Sanders*
    Jesse Schuerer
    Robert Steger
    Avery Streeby
    Miriam Thoe
    Tempest Wisdom
    Meliza Wise

Love, Loss and What I Wore February 14-16

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12 featured actresses of Love, Loss and What I Wore

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present Nora and Delia Ephron’s play Love, Loss and What I Wore on February 14-16 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are February 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm and February 16 at 2:00 pm. The show is directed by Meg Dobbs. Set design and decoration is by The Luxe Zone of Coralville.

Based on the best seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephron’s friends, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to: mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black.

Twelve talented actresses will bring these stories to life. They include Robyn Calhoun, Paula Grady, Ramya Hipp, Diviin Huff, Katy Karas, Sara Knox, Kathy Maxey, Nicole McDonough, Krista Neumann, Leslie Nolte, Mary Rinderspacher, and Mary Wedemeyer.

During the production, City Circle will be collecting donations of new and gently used professional women’s clothing to benefit the clients of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP). Donations can be brought to the theatre or dropped off at Catherine’s Boutique in downtown Iowa City at 7 S. Dubuque Street during business hours February 10-22.

Nine local businesses have donated the costumes worn by the actresses: Catherine’s, Dress Barn, Domby, Dulcinea, Francesca’s, JC Penney, Revival, Textiles, and Velvet Coat. The dresses will be auctioned off after the show’s run to benefit the DVIP.

Tickets to the show are $12-$27 and can be purchased online at http://www.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. ASL interpreters will be translating the performance on Sunday, Feb 16 at 2 PM. Please call 319.248.9372 to request seating in the ASL section.


Twice the Holiday FUN!

Twice the Holiday Fun! Purchase tickets for both A Christmas Carol and one of our Holiday Cabarets and save $5! This offer is valid by phone at 319.248.9370 and in person at the CCPA box office only. If you’ve already purchased tickets to one of the events, simply bring your ticket to the box office to receive the discount on the second show.


Mitten Tree!

City Circle invites audience members to share some holiday warmth with those in need by donating hats, mittens and scarves for the lobby Mitten Tree. Donations will be shared with HACAP and Coralville Family Resource Centers. Those bringing items will be entered into a raffle for 2 tickets to Love, Loss, and What I Wore or 4 tickets to the New Year’s Eve Family Show at the CCPA.


Announcing the cast list for Love, Loss, & What I Wore!

Announcing the cast list for Love, Loss, & What I Wore!

Robyn Calhoun – Geralyn
Paula Grady – Gingy
Ramya Hipp – Holly
Diviin Huff – Pam
Katy Karas – Nancy
Sara Knox – Nora
Kathy Maxey – Meryll
Nicole McDonough – Stephanie
Krista Neumann – Annie
Leslie Nolte – Heather
Mary Rinderspacher – Rosie
Mary Wedemeyer – Lynne


Announcing Auditions for Love, Loss, and What I Wore

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for its production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore on Saturday, November 17 from 1pm -7pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts The show is directed by Meg Dobbs. Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best seller by Ilene Beckerman and written by Nora and Delia Ephron. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to–mother, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black.

This is an all-woman cast with an age range of early twenties to seventy. The director suggests reading something from script for auditions. Sides are suggested on our website. Scripts are available for reading at the Iowa City Public Library and Coralville Public Library.

To schedule an audition, complete and submit the audition form at www.citycircle.org. Walk ins are always welcome.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore will be performed February 14-16 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We are cleaning and organizing our shops, located off 1st Ave and 7th Street in Coralville. All are welcome and encouraged to help, starting at 9:00 AM, NOVEMBER 16. It’s a fantastic way to meet new people or reconnect with fellow artists while contributing to a worthy cause!

If you have any questions please email Liz@CityCircle.org


Announcing the Cast of Holiday Cabaret!

City Circle Acting Company is pleased to announce the ensemble for the upcoming Holiday Cabaret! Don’t miss the shows December 14 and 21 to see which of these cast members are Naughty, and which ones are Nice…. And stay tuned to hear about participation from community groups and special guest stars!

CAST:

(In no particular order)

  • Ellen Stevenson
  • Taisha Poole
  • Deandrea Watkins
  • Riley Brannion
  • Ryan Shellady
  • Ramya Hipp
  • Lauren Baker
  • Victoria Vaughn
  • Marie von Behren
  • Tempest Wisdom
  • Genevieve Wisdom
  • Robert Kemp
  • Jessica Murillo
  • Mary Rinderspacher
  • Robyn Calhoun
  • Carrie Houchins-Witt
  • Ben Alley
  • Dawn Clark
  • Kristy Hartsgrove
  • Carolyn Matousek
  • The Coralville Central Elementary Cougar Chorale
  • The Fabulous Hawkettes
  • And more surprises and guest stars!