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



Workshops and Auditions for “Legally Blonde the Musical”

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville Announces Free Dance
Workshops and Auditions for “Legally Blonde the Musical”

Media Contact: Steve Rosse 319-594-0344 shavethemonkeys@gmail.com

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for
“Legally Blonde the Musical,” on Saturday, May 26th, from 9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Coralville Public Library.

Nolte Dance Academy will host a free Dance Audition Workshop on
Thursday, May 10, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. The Workshop will be held at
their studios in the Clock Tower Plaza on the Coralville strip.
Award-winning choreographer Leslie Nolte will walk actors through some
basic choreography that they might encounter at the audition.

“Legally Blonde the Musical” will kick off City Circle’s 2012-2013
season, opening on July 27, 2012.

Based on the novel and film of the same name, “Legally Blonde…” was a
Broadway hit in 2007, earning seven Tony nominations and ten Drama
Desk nominations.

The show requires a large cast and any students entering grades 7-12
and 2012 high school graduates are welcome to try out. Actors should
prepare a brief contemporary comedic monologue and bring the sheet
music for at least 16 bars of a Broadway show tune.

Interested actors are requested to contact CCLegallyBlonde@gmail.com
to schedule an audition time or to ask additional questions.


Guys & Dolls Auditions

We are thrilled to announce that auditions for our next musical, the classic Frank Loesser show Guys and Dolls, will be March 23 and 24th in TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS to provide as much opportunity as possible.

On Friday, March 23, we will be seeing interested singing and dancing actors from 6:30 – 8:45 pm at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room D.

On Saturday, March 24, we will be seeing interested singing and dancing actors from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Coralville Public Library, Meeting Rooms A and B.

Those interested in auditioning are asked to e-mail the director at jsazon@citycircle.org to schedule an audition time.

Actors are requested to prepare 16 bars of a song that shows off their voice.  Please bring sheet music appropriately marked for the City Circle audition pianist.  No additional preparation is required.  You will also be asked to read from the scripts provided at the auditions times.

For show synopsis and a description of parts available, please visit:

http://mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000040

Guys and Dolls will be delighting audiences at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts June 15 – 24, 2012.   Tickets on sale NOW at http://www.coralvillearts.org by clicking the Buy Tickets tab!