Auditions for Holiday Cabaret

City Circle Announces Auditions for Holiday Cabaret

City Circle Acting Company will be holding open auditions for their 3rd annual Holiday Cabaret, an evening of singing, dancing, skits, and a wide range of holiday music.  This one-of-a-kind variety show will be sure to jingle your bells!  The performances will be at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on December 14 and 21st at 7:30pm (the “Nice” version) and at 10pm (the “Naughty” version).  The show will be directed by Chris Okiishi, Patrick du Laney and Carrie Houchins-Witt.

We are seeking all ages, types and talents!  Singers, instrumentalists, storytellers, and performers of all kinds are welcome to audition.  Particularly seeking self-contained acts.  Please come to the audition prepared to show us a flavor of your talent!  Bring a song, story, or dance.  Accompanist will be provided.

Auditions are from 2-5pm on Saturday, October 19 at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts.  Please meet in the CCPA lobby to check in.  Please also bring an accurate list of all evening and weekend conflicts you might have during the show or rehearsal period.

Fill out an Audition Form if you are interested and we will contact you with additional information and a time slot.

If you have questions, please contact Chris Okiishi (Chris@citycircle.org) or Carrie Houchins-Witt (Carrie@citycircle.org).


Announcing the Cast List for A Christmas Carol!

Veronica Abreau – Cratchit girl, Girl Ignorance
Dale Bieber – Ghost of Christmas Future
Ted Brown – Young Scrooge
Kevin Burford – Jacob Marley
Joseph Dobrian – Scrooge
Sandra Goodson – Mrs. Fezziwig
Paige Harkin – Martha Cratchit
Monty Hendricks – Christmas Present, Old Joe
Rebekah Kent – Mrs. Cratchit
Anna Lindower – Belinda Cratchit
Jacques Motyko – Fred
Samuel Nester – boy Cratchit
Kristina Rukowski
Fenne Scheerer – Tiny Tim
Ella Schmidt – Fan
Glen Schmidt – Bob Cratchit
Andrew Stewart – youngest Scrooge, Boy Want
Audrey Thompson-Wallace – Ghost of Christmas Past, Charwoman
Jim Verry – Fezziwig
Joseph Verry – Peter Cratchit
Lyndsey Vincent – Belle, Mrs. Fred


Festival of Trees 2013

5th Annual Festival of Trees 2013 Opening Gala & Winter Ball Saturday, November 30 at 6:30PM at The Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, Oakdale Ballroom, 300 East 9th St.
Coralville, IA 52241
Get into the holiday spirit with this special event to benefit City Circle Acting Company and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts!

Proceeds benefit City Circle and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets are $25 per person, or Table of TEN for $200*

Please contact Patron Services Supervisor Nancy Mayfield to arrange for your table: 319-248-9372, nmayfield@coralville.org 

Evening includes:
-Dancing to the Rod Pierson Big Band
-Heavy hors d’oeuvres
-Cash Bar
-Over 30 artistically decorated trees, wreaths, and stockings available for silent and live auction

Approximate Schedule
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Arrival and Registrations
Catering by Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
Dancing to Rod Pierson Big Band
Silent Auction

7:15 pm — Performance by Nolte Academy of Dance

8:00 pm — Live Auction

8:45 pm – 10:00 pm — Dancing


Fall Membership Meeting

Fall Membership Meeting on October 27
City Circle’s fall membership meeting will be held on Sunday, October 27 at 6 pm in the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. All current members as well as nonmembers who have an interest are encouraged to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to update members on activities this year and plans for the future. One of the discussion items is the evolution of the relationship between City Circle and the Performing Arts Center.


Bring Spam (and other canned goods) to Spamalot!

Bring Spam (and other canned goods) to Spamalot!

City Circle and the CCPA will sponsor a food drive during the run of Monty Python’s Spamalot to benefit the Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Anyone bringing a non-perishable food item or monetary donation for the CEFP will be entered into a raffle for two tickets to opening night of City Circle’s A Christmas Carol.  The Food Pantry’s top needs are:

Canned meats or fish
Peanut Butter
Hearty Soups & Stews
Beans (canned & dried)
Rice
Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Crackers (all types)
Monetary donations


Request for Volunteers!

Monty Python’s Spamalot Shop Work Schedule

Michael Blake, set designer, is looking for a few tool skilled workers to help in the shop starting immediately 7-9 weekdays and 1-5 Saturdays.

VOLUNTEERS General work sessions for volunteers will be Saturday, September 28, Saturday, October 5 (Homecoming), (1-5pm) and Saturday, October 12 ( 1-5 pm ). These will be paint days so volunteers should wear appropriate clothing. Depending on volunteer skill level, they may also be able to help in the general build.

If you would like to volunteer, please email Liz@CityCircle.org

 


Volunteers Needed for Monty Python’s Spamalot!

Volunteers Needed for Monty Python’s Spamalot!

We are looking for someone with sewing experience for costume building.  Please email Jill Beardsley, Costume Designer: jillbeards@gmail.com if you or anyone you know is interested.

We are also in need of a rehearsal pianist to start as soon as possible.  If you are interested please call Wes Habley, the Music Director: 319-471-1556 or email him at Wes@CityCircle.org.

Thank you!


Act It Out Class

Explore improv, movement, and script work in a fun and stress-free weekend workshop created just for kids in grades 3-6 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts!

At the end of Sunday’s session, you can show off what you’ve created in a short performance for family and friends.

Dates and Times:

  • Saturday, October 5: 12:30-2:30 PM
  • Sunday, October 6: 12:30-2:30 PM

Registration fee is $30, please register by calling 319.248.9371

Instructor Jean Grewe has been teaching elementary grades for 23 years and working with community theaters for over a decade.  She loves teaching, being on stage, and working backstage on costumes, sets, and tech.  She’s a guitarist and pianist, and has directed many school musicals and plays.


ANNOUNCING the Cast for Monty Python’s Spamalot

ANNOUNCING the Cast for Monty Python’s Spamalot:

Tara Acton – Chorus
Ben Alley – Prince Herbert/Chorus
John Bednarik – Dennis’s mother/Knight of Ni
Mathias Blake – Chorus
Sarah Blakeslee – Lady of the Lake
Katherine Boothroyd – Chorus
Brett Borden – Patsy
Adam Burton – Frenchy, Concorde/Chorus
Jeff Emrich – Chorus
Sydney Hayes – Chorus
Isaac Helgens – Sir Robin
Rob Keech – Sir Lancelot
Megan Keiser – Chorus
Robert Kemp – Sir Galahad/The Black Knight
Jake Kenyon – Chorus
Jacqueline Lang – Chorus
Hannah Loeb – Chorus
Joe Mosher – Lead Minstrel/Chorus
Jessica Murillo – Chorus
Roger Phelps – French Taunter/Tim
Rip Russell – King Arthur
John Smick – Herbert’s Father/Historian


Theater Antics Class

Kids in grades K-2 can have fun in a weekend exploration of wacky characters, crazy games, and zany situations.  This class will be held at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Dates and Times:

  • Saturday, October 5: Noon-2:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 6: Noon-2:00 PM

Registration fee is $25, please register by calling 319.248.9371

The Sunday session will end with a short performance for family and friends.

Instructor Jean Grewe has been teaching elementary grades for 23 years and working with community theaters for over a decade.  She loves teaching, being on stage, and working backstage on costumes, sets, and tech.  She’s a guitarist and pianist, and has directed many school musicals and plays. 

For additional questions email: info@CityCircle.org