Auditions for Hair

HAIR auditions on May 10

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for the concert version of the rock musical Hair on Saturday, May 10 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Coralville Public Library 1401 5th St, Coralville, IA in the Schwab Auditorium. The show will be directed by John Cameron from the University of Iowa’s Theatre Department.  Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song similar in style to that of the show. Bring your own sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.

Callbacks will be Sunday, May 11, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Location TBA.

Rehearsals will begin June 18 and typically run 7 to 10pm Sunday through Thursday evenings.
The show runs 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2. There will be two matinees at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3.

Please fill an audition form out online to schedule an audition time. Walk-ups are always welcome but we honor scheduled times first.

Hair Character Breakdowns:

  • Claude (Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens, early twenties)
    Smart, attractive male, with a playful side; a lover of life and a pensive romantic. Strong actor. Berger’s best friend, recently drafted whose only valuable possession, other than his freedom, is his hair. A charismatic leader that women adore, boys emulate and men will follow into the breach. A man of conscience who struggles with the conflict of what his heart tells him is right and what the authorities around him lead him to believe.
  • George Berger (Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens, early twenties)
    A social activist recently banished from high school. An unrestrained animal. An extrovert. He knows what is right and sticks to it no matter the consequence. The leader of the tribe. High energy, athletic, wild. Strong presence and, though he may be a young man, he is looked up to.
  • Sheila (Rock Alto/Belter, late teens, early twenties)
    A second semester student and passionate protester from NYU who lives with Berger and Claude, aspires to spread love, loves Berger but having Claude’s baby. The most intelligent of the tribe. Wants to change society through peaceful protest. Not necessarily perfect on the outside, but must have a strong voice and presence.
  • Jeanie (Alto, late teens, early twenties)
    A follower, not a leader. Incredibly sweet, understands Claude better than anyone. Wise, passionate, creative woman, who is pregnant with the tribe’s baby. She has taken every drug, and takes care of the tribe. Strong actress to play comedic and dramatic scenes.
  • Crissy (Mezzo, late teens,early twenties)
    a flower child mourning a lost love – The youngest female of the tribe. Sings “Frank Mills”.
  • Dionne (Alto/Mezzo Belt, late teens, early twenties African-American) Sassy and lots of fun. Great with comedy and ad-lib vocals.
  • Hud (Soul/Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens, early twenties, African-American)
    Speaks his mind and hopes you can keep up with him. High energy, spiritual performer with a strong voice and presence. A true tone setter that is a natural on stage in any situation.
  • Woof ( Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens, early twenties)
    May not want to admit it but he is gay. A young animal. High energy, versatile performer. Must be a natural with comedy. Looks up to Berger and Mick Jagger… in many ways.
  • Margaret Mead and Hubert
    Two male performers, strong comic timing. One must be willing to appear as a believable woman, while the other is her miserable husband. May double as tribe.
  • TRIBE: This is not a “chorus”, as the entire cast is a true ensemble. Tribe members sing many featured songs including “Aquarius”, “Black Boys”, “White Boys”, “Walking in Space”, “Electric Blues”, “Hippie Life”, etc., and play many roles in the show including the PRINCIPALS, MOTHER/FATHER, historical figures, and more. Energetic, creative performers with heart and passion.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

EdwinDroodPoster_DurdlesEach 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)

Directed by Patrick Du Laney

  • June 20-22

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

 


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.

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