Legally Blonde the Musical

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is proud to present our 2012 teen summer musical, Legally Blonde the Musical, July 27-29 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Directed by Brett Myers

Sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take “no” for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

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Cast list

Delta Nu
Elle: Victoria Vaughn
Margot: Erin Helm
Serena: Ashlee Waters
Pilar: Grace Larew
Kate: Amy Ostrem
Gaelen: Alison DeVore
Leilani: Victoria Zhu

Harvard
Emmett: Adam Jedlicka
Callahan: Ryan Shellady
Warner: Tyler Jensen
Vivienne: Katelyn Swearingen
Enid: Madison Voigt
Aaron: Nicolas Wagner
Padamadan: Megan Clements
Whitney: Natalie Jones
Winthrop: Ted Brown
Lowell: Jake Keating
Pforzheimer: Mitchell Finger

Court
Brooke: Amber Slader-Scott
Judge: Amy Ostrem
D.A. Joyce Riley/Chutney: Grace Huber
Court Stenographer: Madison Davenport
Nikos: David Rudolph
Carlos: David Maize
TV Reporter: Makayla Phillips

Retail
Paulette: Hannah Rublaitus
Saleswoman/Padamadan: Megan Clements
Store Manager: Genevieve Wisdom
Cashier: Abbie DeWild
H&H Salesgirl: Keely Lanaghan
Bookish Client: Hanna Yowell
Kiki: Kailey Barber

Frat Boys
Chad: David Maize
Kailey Barber, Grace Huber, Jake Keating, David Rudolph

Other
Kyle: David Maize
Elle’s Mom: Abbie DeWild
Elle’s Dad: Nicolas Wagner
Dewey/Guard: Mitchell Finger
Jet Blue Pilot: Makayla Phillips
Dana: Cat Rudolph


Noises Off

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is excited to kick off its 2012-13 season with Noises Off Sept. 7-16 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

By Michael Frayn

Directed by Wally Chappell

The play takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This comedy-within-a-comedy captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance toward the end of the run. Each performance is portrayed from behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a backstage farce of slamming doors, falling trousers and flying sardines!

  • Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Cast list

Dotty/Mrs. Clackett – Robyn Calhoun

Lloyd – Eddie Skaggs

Garry/Roger – Matt Falduto

Brooke/Vicki – Kaitlyn Skaggs

Poppy – Ramya Hipp

Frederick/Phillip – Bryant Duffy

Belinda/Flavia – Shannon Bonney

Tim – Brett Borden

Selsdon – Kevin Burford

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

Prices includes online processing fee

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

If you are not a member or a subscriber … become one today! Memberships are available starting at $25 / year. Please contact info@citycircle.org or call 319-541-2980 for more information or to become a member.


The Hobbit

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is proud to present Tolkien’s classic, The Hobbit, Oct. 26-Nov. 4 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Directed by James Trainor

It’s unusual for a modern work to become a classic so quickly, but Tolkien’s “ring” stories, which began with The Hobbit, clearly are in this very special category. They stir the imagination and intellect of everyone they touch. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results—not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth—and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.

  • Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.

Audition Information

When: Aug. 28-29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: E. Jean Schwab Auditorium of the Coralville Public Library.

Contact: cc.thehobbit@gmail.com

Tickets

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

Prices includes online processing 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

If you are not a member or a subscriber … become one today! Memberships are available starting at $25 / year. Please contact info@citycircle.org or call 319-541-2980 for more information or to become a member.


A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol returns as our newest holiday tradition for City Circle. Join Ebenezer Scrooge through a life-changing journey as he learns what it means to be human. This faithful adaptation of Charles Dicken’s beloved classic story comes to life with bold acting, daring design and new special effects. Let the spirit of Christmas enter your hearts as you listen to the timeless carols. A heart-warming holiday event for the whole family!

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

Directed by Elizabeth Tracey

  • Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.

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

Prices include online processing 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

If you are not a member or a subscriber… become one today! Memberships are available starting at $25 / year. Please contact info@citycircle.org or call 319-541-2980 for more information or to become a member.


Urinetown

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is proud to present Urinetown, directed by Jesse Jensen, Feb. 1-10 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

The characters of Bobby Strong and Hope Cladwell were both included on New York Theatre Monthly’s list of “The 100 Greatest Roles in Musical Theatre”.

Written by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman, members of Chicago’s fringe theatre scene, Urinetown opened during the 1999 New York Fringe Festival and transferred to Broadway in 2001.  It won 3 Tony Awards among its 10 nominations.

  • Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.

Tickets

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

Includes the $2 facility fee.
Tickets purchased online are subject to online convenience fees.

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

If you are not a member or a subscriber … become one today! Memberships are available starting at $25 / year. Please contact info@citycircle.org or call 319-541-2980 for more information or to become a member.


New Play Festival

February 4-5, 7:30pm
Directed by Chris Okiishi

City Circle will premiere new plays submitted to the organization throughout the year.  Comedies, dramas, farces, you never know what will turn up at this wacky display of novel talent!

All tickets are $10.


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written-the perfect escape from life’s troubles. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave (Pseudolus) struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan (Philia) for his young master (Hero), in exchange for freedom.

Directed by Patrick Du Laney

  • Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.

Tickets

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

Prices includes online processing 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

If you are not a member or a subscriber … become one today! Memberships are available starting at $25 / year. Please contact info@citycircle.org or call 319-541-2980 for more information or to become a member.


City Circle announces cast of “Noises Off”

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is excited to announce the cast of its upcoming production of “Noises Off.” Performances run September 7-16, with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.  ”Noises Off” is an immensely popular farcical romp of a show, written by Michael Frayn. Wally Chappell directs.

An amazing group of local talent has been assembled for this show. Congratulations to all!

Dotty/Mrs. Clackett – Robyn Calhoun
Lloyd – Eddie Skaggs
Garry/Roger – Matt Falduto
Brooke/Vicki – Kaitlyn Skaggs
Poppy – Ramya Hipp
Frederick/Phillip – Bryant Duffy
Belinda/Flavia – Shannon Bonney
Tim – Brett Borden
Selsdon – Kevin Burford


Guys & Dolls

June 15-24
Directed by Josh Sazon

Hard-bitten gamblers collide with pious Save-a-Soul missionaries in this quintessential musical comedy. The beloved Broadway tuner features song after classic song – “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat,” “I’ll Know,” “If I Were a Bell.” Romp your way through Damon Runyon’s seedy Times Square down to pre-Castro Havana and back to the sewers and soup kitchens of Manhattan. And along the way, cheer for not one but two unlikely romances to succeed! Who will win in the end? I got the horse right here….

Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows
Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Production will be at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Friday, June 15, at 7:30
  • Saturday, June 16, at 7:30
  • Sunday, June 17, at 2:00
  • Friday, June 22, at 7:30
  • Saturday, June 23, at 7:30
  • Sunday, June 24, at 2:00

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Buy Guys and Dolls tickets online

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

If you are not a member or a subscriber… become one today!
Memberships are available starting at $25 / year. Please contact info@citycircle.org or call 319-541-2980 for more information or to become a member.

Cast List

  • Doug Beardsley – Rusty Charlie
  • Jon Cryer – Arvide Abernathy
  • Joseph Dobrian – Lt. Brannigan
  • Nelson Gurll – Big Jule
  • Carrie Houchins-Witt – Adelaide
  • Rob Keech – Nathan Detroit
  • Megan Keiser – Sarah Brown
  • Steve Krutzfeldt – Harry The Horse
  • Robyn McCright – General Cartwright
  • Larry Newman – Benny Southstreet
  • Colin Nies – Sky Masterson
  • David Rudolph – Nicely-Nicely Johnson

with Jackie Allen, Jill Beardsley, Fawn Boston-Kemple, Trista Carlson, Stephen Castillo, Megan Sands, Joel Collins, Jon Davies, Emily Duncan, Rich LeMay, Elizabeth Litman, Jacob Lundin, Katelyn McBride, Reed Perkins, Katelyn Swearingen, Olivia Symmonds, Brian Tanner, Ken Van Egdon, Nicolas Wagner, Jessica Ziniel

and Logan Allen, Nathan Allen, Chase Horning, Brad Quinn
and Stephen J. Polchert


City Circle announces auditions for “Noises Off”

City Circle is thrilled to be kicking off our 2012-13 main season with Michael Frayn’s madcap farce “Noises Off!” The play takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure.

This play-within-a-play, or “frisky freewheeling sex comedy about a frisky freewheeling sex comedy.” (USA Today) captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, opening performance, and a performance toward the end of the run. Each is portrayed from behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance.

“The challenge for actors — and the director,” says director Wally Chappell, ”is to create a tightly bonded ensemble and strong character exploration, always the basis of flat-out farce. It will be great fun to rehearse, as well as perform.”

Auditions are scheduled for 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, June 18 at the Iowa City Public Library (Meeting Room B) and 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at the Coralville Public Library (E. Jean Schwab Auditorium). There will be sides from the show available at the audition, but actors are also welcome to bring a brief comic monologue or even tell some of their favorite jokes!

Rehearsals will begin in mid-July and performances will be September 7-16. Please contact the director at noisesoffcc@gmail.com with any questions.

Media Contact: Genevieve Heinrich, genevieve@citycircle.org OR 319-651-0519