Return to the Forbidden Planet Has Been Cast!

Thanks to all the teens who auditioned for the teen show. Director Kehry Anson Lane has announced the cast list:

Return to the Forbidden Planet Cast List

Doctor Prospero – Ben Jaeger
Ariel – Sasha Tyler
Miranda – Reese Hill
Captain Tempest – Elias Perez
Gloria – Lauren Rude
Navigational Officer – Maddie Maley
Cookie – Katherine Yacopucci
Bosun – Damarius Levi

ENSEMBLE
Teagen Bollers
Elizabeth Davis
Ethan Hill
Robert Hooks
Ladarion Jones
Ely Kleinsmith
Cece McSweeney
Zoe Miller
Alana Munoz
Joseph Polyak
Heidi Vogts


Keep Donating to Spotlight on Hunger Campaign

City Circle is dedicating its twentieth season to collecting donations and raising funds for the Coralville Food Pantry. We hope our Spotlight on Hunger initiative will draw community awareness to the fact that hunger is a pressing issue in the Coralville, and everyone has the opportunity to give something to help. The Coralville food pantry had over 8,500 visits in 2016 and was able to distribute 250,000 pounds of food to those in need. City Circle’s initial goal for our 20th season was to donate 3,000 pounds of food. We passed that goal after the holiday show so now we are building of that success and trying to donate as much as possible by the end of the season (end of June). Be sure to bring a donation when you attend Little Women or Forbidden Planet or make a monetary donation while you are there.

 

That’s where you come in!

Starting in December with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, we will be collecting at each one of City Circle’s performances. Every item counts as one pound, and each dollar counts as five pounds. Everyone who donates will be entered to win a two free tickets to any City Circle show during the current or upcoming season.

 

Help us focus the spotlight on hunger!

Brian Lawler Talks About Spotlight on Hunger

 


Little Women Has Been Cast!

Cast List

Jo March-  Victoria Vaughn
Marmee March- Rebecca Fields-Moffitt
Meg March- Rebecca Bauer
Beth March- Lauren Rude
Younger Amy March- Maia DeGrazia
Amy March- Sasha Tyler
Professor Bhaer- Dustin Davis
John Brooke- Sage Spiker
Mr. Lawrence- Brett Borden
Laurie- Ben Jaeger
Aunt March- Angela McConville
Mrs. Kirk- Nancy Holm

 

The Operatic Tragedy
Clarissa- Hannah Green
Rodrigo- Sage Spiker
Sir Braxton- Brett Borden
Hag- Minsu Song
Troll Leader- Frances Bottorff
Troll Army-
Veda Fitzpatrick
Jack Furlong
Blake Gordley*
Niles Granfield
Maya Hanna
Ethan Hill
Lilly Vogts
Summer Walsh – Saylor*

 

* Performer new to City Circle Acting Company

Holiday Cabaret a Merry Success

Host Ryan Shellady and performer Victoria Vaughn celebrate after a successful Holiday Cabaret Performance.

 

“Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won’t win”

 

-Don’t Dream It’s Over, Crowded House – Sung at the Holiday Cabaret by Christian Drollinger and Ensemble

 

Nothing gets us in the season for present wrapping and decorating the tree like the Holiday Cabaret. This year our Late Night Edition Cabaret featured Robyn Calhoun, Kristen DeGrazia, Chastity Dillard, Christian Drollinger, Carrie Houchins-Witt, Elijah Jones, Jessica Saunders, Ellen Stevenson, Victoria Vaughn with special guests Tara McGovern and Darren McNabb.

 

Hosted by Chris Okiishi and Ryan Shellady
Written and Directed by Patrick DuLaney
Musical Arrangements by Jason Sifford

 

Presented by City Circle in collaboration with the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and C&P Productions present the Holiday Cabaret: Late Night Edition

Season Goal Surpassed

Over 3,000 Pounds of Food Donated
Spotlight on Hunger Campaign Exceeds Season Goal With First Show

 

When City Circle Acing Company set a goal to raise 3,000 pounds of food for the Coralville Food Pantry, our goal was to raise that amount during the entire 2017-2018 season. Audience members surpassed the the goal during the first show of the campaign. “It was incredible to see how many people brought not just one or two items, but full bags to donate,” says City Circle Board of Directors Member Hannah Green. “Even the cast got involved and brought in donations for this event. Our audience has shown us that theatre can be so much more than a night out.” We plan to make the Spotlight on Hunger campaign a year long campaign, but we will certainly need to re-evaluate their goal and challenge the community again for the three remaining shows in our season.

 

“The Spotlight on Hunger Campaign was a great way to give back to the Coralville community by doing something I love,” says Minsu Song, a cast member of both Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Chess in Concert. “The best part was showing all the young cast members in the children’s chorus just how much food people had donated.”

 

The Spotlight on Hunger Campaign will continue during our next show Chess in Concert February 9, 10, and 11th at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Each audience member who brings a donation will be entered to win free tickets to an upcoming City Circle performance. Tickets can be purchased starting December 20th at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts or at www.coralvillearts.org

 

Learn more about the Spotlight on Hunger Campaign



City Circle’s New Play Festival Set for September 16

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present its biennial New Play Festival on September 16 at 7:30 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

The Festival includes nine original 10-minute plays created by authors with a strong Iowa connection: The Third Person by Dan Borengasser; Binged There, Done That by Ken Preuss; Yogafu by Alex Rubin; I, Phone by Tom Moran; I Have a Secret by Marsha Lee Sheiness; Guaranteed by James McLindon; Clipped by Jess Honovich; American Gothic by Allan Bates; and Tea Time by Elijah Jones.

Tickets to the show are $15 and can be purchased online at coralvillearts.org 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. Seating is general admission.


New Play Festival

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville has had a strong commitment to supporting new work from playwrights with an eastern Iowa connection. Our New Play Festival celebrates up-and-coming playwrights as well as more established authors trying their hand at something new.  Several of the works featured in previous years have had continued life including Joe Jennison’s “A Beautiful Man” and Susan Short Gilbert’s “Catchin’ the Babies”.  Authors at any level of experience are welcome to submit plays, 10 minutes and shorter.  We have no idea what we’re going to see–but history tells us our audience is in for an exciting night!

September 16 at 7:30 PM


Peter and the Starcatcher

 

September 22 and 23 at 7:30 pm and September 24 at 2:oo pm
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

 

 

A grownup’s prequel to Peter PanPeter and The Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?  This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

 

Directed by Patrick DuLaney

Cast List

Maya Cheng Talks About Peter

 

 


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

 

“It was a great show! One of my favorites!” Phyllis Green

“I can’t believe it’s over. Loved this production so much! I’m sure we will be singing the songs for the next couple months.” Alysha Guidry

 

December 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm and December 10 and 17 at 2:00 pm
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

 

 

The first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and one of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

 

Directed by Ian Zahren
Musical Direction by Wes Habley

Cast List

Spotlight on Hunger Campaign

Over 3,000 Pounds of Food Donated

 


Chess Cast List

Cast List

 

Florence – Hannah Green
Anatoly– Dustin Davis
Freddie – Ben Lafayette
Arbiter – Robert Kemp
Molokov – Julie Thomas*
Walter – Emil Rinderspacher
Svetlana – Amy Timperley*
Viigand – Ashley LaPointe*

 

Ensemble
Carolina Ama
Becca Bauer
Rob Beland
John Croshek
Christian Drollinger
Paula Grady
Amanda Hauta*
Robert Morris
Joe Mozena
Kaci O’Brien*
Kristina Rutkowski
Jessie Shaw
Jayna Shetterly*
Minsu Song
Miriam Thoe

 

* Performer new to City Circle Acting Company