Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York’s Westside Theatre. 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–mother, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black. “So funny and so powerful; so dear and sweet; so remindful of our female wiles, our worries, our insecurities, our remembrances of mother, father, sisters, brothers, lovers”

Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron

Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

Directed by Meg Dobbs 

  • February 14 and 15 at 7:30pm
  • February 16 at 2:00pm

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.  This is made possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Old Capitol Sertoma Club.


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

Audition Information

Audition Form

Jesus Christ Superstar

JesusChristSuperstar_poster6.aiJesus Christ Superstar, the ground breaking rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is based loosely on the Gospel’s account of the last week of Jesus’ life, as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Tim Rice

Directed by Liz Tracey

  • April 4, 5, 11, 12  at 7:30pm
  • April 6 and 13 at 2:00pm

ASL interpreters will be translating the performance on Sunday, April 6 at 2 PM.  Please call 319.248.9372 to request seating in the ASL section.  This is made possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Old Capitol Sertoma Club.


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


Shrek The Musical opens June 14

Shrek The Musical opens City Circle’s 16th season on June 14-17 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Based on the Oscar-winning 2001 DreamWorks film that started it all, this hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre comes to life on stage. City Circle Acting Company’s youth production directed by Chris Okiishi features a talented cast of 62 area youth from grades 6-12. Wes Habley is music director.

Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for the whole family!

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess.  Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek.

Shrek  runs June 14 and 15 at 7:30pm and June 15 and 16 at 2pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets can be purchased at 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.

Change of Seasons Party and Membership Meeting

Our Annual Change of Seasons Party / Membership Meeting!
Come celebrate the end of one Season and the beginning of another.
Come for food, drink, conversation and a preview of our next season!  Special performances from Shrek, Spamalot, Christmas and Jesus Christ Superstar!
All ages welcome. No cost, but you are invited to renew your membership and purchase Season Tickets at the event.

April 28th from 6 – 8 pm.

At the Fabulous North Ridge Pavilion in Theater-Loving Coralville

2250 Holiday Road, Coralville.

2013-2014 Board of Directors Nominees

On April 28, from 6-8pm at the North Ridge Pavilion in Coralville, the City Circle membership will gather for the annual Change of Seasons party for fun and business. Below is the list of nominees for the 2013-2014 Board of Directors. We recognize that this notification is not quite two weeks before the election, and we are still waiting for an answer from some interested members.

The election will be held April 28 by paper ballet. Any member may vote. To become a member, simply contribute $25 or more for this year.

Chair: Emil Rinderspacher

Vice Chair:

Secretary: Jenn Tillapaugh

Treasurer: Whitney Randall

Past Chair: Dawn Clark

Producer: Liz Tracey

Artistic Rep: Carrie Houchins-Witt

Member at Large: Kit Gerken, Wes Habley

The Corridor Sings Broadway

Friday, April 19, 7:30p.m.

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and resident theater company City Circle Acting Company of Coralville join forces for a benefit production and celebration of Broadway music, featuring some of the greatest talent in Iowa’s Creative Corridor!

The Corridor Sings Broadway features both beloved Broadway showstoppers and hidden gems.  The event also features a silent auction and a raffle for a Chicago theater weekend! Proceeds benefit the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and City Circle.

Cast of Corridor Sings Broadway

  • Three-time Broadway Star Kristen Behrendt DeGrazia
  • American Idol Hollywood Finalist Alisabeth Von Presley
  • Patrick Du Laney
  • Carrie Houchins-Witt
  • Chuck Bogh
  • Dawn Clark
  • Ben Alley
  • Mary Rinderspacher
  • The Cast of Iowa City Community Theatre’s Oklahoma including:
    • Megan Keiser
    • Dave Helmuth
    • Joe Mosher
  • The Cast of City Circle’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, including:
    • Chris Carpenter
    • Steve Rosse
    • Robyn Calhoun
    • Luis Sierra
    • Kevin Burford
  • Coralville Central’s Cougar Corale under the direction of Richard Tiegs

Purchase tickets here . Or Call 319.248.9370 for more information.

City Circle’s 2013-2014 Subscriptions On Sale April 10

City Circle’s 2013-2014 Subscriptions On Sale Beginning 11am on Wednesday, April 10

Subscribers Get Best Seats and Great Savings!

  • You won’t want to miss our exciting 2013-2014 season!  We start this June with our annual teen production.  This year it is Shrek: The Musical(June 14-16).  We will follow that with a special event reuniting the cast of our 2009 sold-out smash hit Rent for a revival, August 2-4.  Then we’ll gather the Knights of the Round Table (and the Knights Who Say “Ni”) for Monty Python’s Spamalot(October 25-November 3).  A new production of A Christmas Carol(December 13-22) is guaranteed to be a family favorite, with additional matinee performances.  In February, we will present the Iowa premiere of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Nora and Delia Ephron’s celebration of women’s lives and fashion (February 13-16).  Finally, we’ll wrap up the season in a big way with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar(April 4-13).
  • This year, we are pleased to offer flexible subscription options so you can find the right package for your schedule and interests.  There are subscription options for 3, 4, 5, or 6 shows (with savings of 10%-25% off the single ticket price!)
  • Subscribers may start claiming their seats right away on Wednesday for the season, in advance of single ticket sales.  General tickets go on sale on April 17 for Shrek, May 1 for Rent, August 7 for Spamalot, and September 4 for the rest of the season.
  • Subscriptions may be purchased online (link: or by phone at 319.248.9370.  You can also visit the CCPA box office – hours are Wednesdays-Fridays 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm, and Saturdays noon-4pm.  If you have questions about subscriptions, call 319.248.9370 and ask for Nancy or Megan.
3 shows – Save 10% 4 shows – Save 15% 5 shows – Save 20% 6 shows – Save 25%   BEST VALUE!
Premium (Center section rows C-F) $73.50 $93.00 $110.00 $124.50
Adult $60.00 $76.00 $90.00 $102.00
Student $46.50 $59.00 $70.00 $  79.50
Senior (55+) $46.50 $59.00 $70.00 $  79.50
Child (10 and under) $33.00 $42.00 $50.00 $  57.00

Cast List Announced for “Shrek”

Shrek: Ben Nelson
Fiona: Alexandra Perez and Madison Voigt (alternating)
Donkey: Tyler Jensen
Lord Farquaad: Nick Wagner
Dragon: Amy Ostrem

Little Shrek: Bubba Perez.
Mama and Papa Ogre: Myriah Boyer and Isaiah Hulbert
King Harold and Queen Lillian: Jake Kenyon and Tory Brown
Young Fiona: Veronica Abreu and Claire Green (alternating)
Teen Fiona: Isabella Nibaur and Natalie Parker(alternating)
Captian: Raiden Takeuchi
Relocation Guard: Tess Wisdom
Greeter: Andy Stewart
Other Guards: Chad Keitel, Jake Kenyon
Knights: Mitchel Finger, Chad Keitel, Jake Kenyon, Raiden Takeuchi, Isiah Hulbert, Serena Collins and Anna Lindower
Three Blind Mice: Amber Slater-Scott, Alexandra Perez, Madison Voigt, TBA
Bluebirds: Veronica Abreu, Mia Nolte, Megan Clements, Grace Huber

Bishop: cameo role, TBD

Duloc Chorus / Dragon Body / Woodland Creature (deer, etc.):
Makenzie Voigt
Cassidy Slater-Scott
Amber Slater-Scott
Grace Huber
Elizabeth Raley
Jake Kenyon
Megan Clements
Cassie Kamiski
Emma Christiansen
Abby McDonough
Mia Nolte
Genevieve Wisdom(Announcer)

Gingy: Abby Merrill
Pinocchio: Elena Foster
Big Bad Wolf: Elijah Jones
Three Little Pigs: Lydia Jennissen, Ted Brown, TBD
White Rabbit: Alexandra Eldridge
Fairy Godmother: Lily Huber
Peter Pan: Makayla Phillips
Wicked Witch: Cooper Horning
Sugar Plum Fairy: Piper Wentzel
Ugly Duckling: Jenna Tackaberry

Three Bears:
Papa: Mitchel Finger
Mama: Natalie Parker
Baby: Bubba Perez

Mad Hatter: Isaiah Hulbert
Humpty Dumpty: Raquel Lola
Elves: Mady Nachman (Legolas), Gaby Finlayson (Medira), Chandler Hamm (Katnis)
Dwarf: Andy Stewart

Three more witches:
Lindy Rublaitus (Also minstrel with Ukelele), Mikayla Tackaberry, Stephanie Engelhardt

Audition Information for SHREK: the Musical

Announcing Auditions for Shrek:  The Musical
City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is pleased to announce Auditions for its annual musical starring local Junior and Senior High Students, Shrek: the Musical.
Audititions will be:
Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10:00 – 4:00
at the Nolte Academy, 1619 2nd Street, Coralville, Iowa.
Based on the now-classic movie of the same name, and featuring a score by Jeanine Tesori (“Thuroughly Modern Millie”) and book by David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole”, “Good People”), Shrek features roles for 25 – 30 actors playing a wide variety of characters.
Any performer who is currently in 6th grade – 12th grade from any area school may audition.
Please bring 30 seconds of a song to sing that shows off your voice and acting ability.
Sheet music is preferred, but CD / mp3 accompaniment is acceptable.
Please also bring an accurate list of all evening and weekend conflicts from April 15 – June 16, 2013.
Call-back Dance Auditions will be Monday, April 1 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Shrek: the Musical will be performed June 14 – 16, 2013 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Contact stage manager Jason Arnold at: to schedule an audition.