Next to Normal Cast List Announced

Director Kathryn Van Meter has announced the cast for Next to Normal.  Thanks to all who auditioned! The cast is as follows:

DIANA – Kristen Behrendt DeGrazia
DR. MADDEN –  Michael Penick
HENRY –  Austin Wicke
NATALIE – Victoria Vaughn
GABE – Chris Walbert
DAN – K. Michael Moore

 


Audition time slots for Next to Normal are full. Walkups still welcome

All the audition time slots for Next to Normal have been filled but we will still see walkups at the end of the day. If you haven’t submitted an audition form and still want to audition, don’t submit the form. Just show up at auditions on Friday, September 16 at 9:30 p.m. or Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m.  Auditions are being held at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.  Walkups will be seen in the order they arrive.


Actor Sign-up For All In A Day Festival Opens on September 11 at 7 pm

Actors interested in the All In A Day Play Festival can sign up starting September 11 at 7 p.m. The first 35 actors who sign up will be in one of the plays. There are 25 slots for adults and 10 slots for students in 7th-12th grades. Slots fill quickly, so sign up early.  The time commitment for actors is roughly two hours on Friday evening, October 7 and all day including evening on Saturday, October 8. The plays will be performed on October 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The Festival is sponsored by Dreamwell Theatre, City Circle Acting Company and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

 


August: Osage County

Tracy Letts’ award-winning dark comedy is the tale of the ultimate dysfunctional family. Originally developed and produced at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, this play won the Tony for Best Play, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Dad is missing, Mom is addicted to pills, and at least two of their three daughters are harboring secrets as everyone gathers in the Oklahoma house they grew up in. Just when you think things can’t get any stranger, they do.

Directed by Elizabeth Tracey

October 21,22 at 7:30 PM; October 23 at 2:00 PM.

Tickets

Tickets to on sale Wednesday, September 7 at 11:00 AM. Season Subscribers may select their seats before tickets go on sale to the public.

Groups of 10 or more save 15%. For details, contact Patron Services at 319.248.9372 or nmayfield@coralville.org.

 

 

 


Fiddler on the Roof

This classic musical by Jerry Bock (music), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and Joseph Stein (book) tells the story of Tevye, a Jewish dairyman in Imperial Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, who struggles to hold on to his religious and cultural traditions despite pressure to change. Perhaps the most powerful pull is that of his independent-minded daughters, who wish to choose their husbands, instead of abiding by the tradition of the matchmaker. Funny, sweet, beautiful and heartbreaking, this is a show for everyone!

Directed by Ian Zahren

December 9,10,11,16,17,18 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 2:00 PM)

Tickets

Tickets to on sale Wednesday, October 26 at 11:00 AM. Season Subscribers may select their seats before tickets go on sale to the public.

Groups of 10 or more save 15%. For details, contact Patron Services at 319.248.9372 or nmayfield@coralville.org.


Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof on September 30, October 1

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Ian Zahren

AUDITIONS: Community of Christ Church 2121 S. Ridge Dr. in Coralville
September 30 (Friday) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or
October 1 (Saturday) 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Callbacks: October 2 (Sunday) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story. Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.

Fill out an Audition Form to secure an audition appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority. Once you fill out an Audition Form, our producer, Liz Tracey will contact you with your appointment time. If you submit a form, and don’t hear back from us within a couple of days, please email liz@citycircle.org.

Performance dates for Fiddler on the Roof are December 9-11 and 16-18.

Rehearsals will begin Sunday, October 9 at 7 p.m.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; songwriters, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; and bookwriter, Joseph Stein. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

TEVYE (45-60) – The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.

GOLDE (40-50) – Tevye’s strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye.

TZEITEL (18-25) – Tevye’s eldest daughter, who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town’s traditions.

HODEL (18-23) – Tevye’s second eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia.

CHAVA (15-20) – Tevye’s middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier.

SHPRINTZE (9-13) Tevye’s fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik.

BIELKE (8-12) – Tevye’s youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik.

YENTE (50-60) – The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip.

MOTEL (18-25) – The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.

PERCHIK (20-30) – The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.

LAZAR WOLF (40-50) – The feisty, brawny butcher and the town’s wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.

AVRAM (40-60) – Man who runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area.

GRANDMA TZEITEL – Golde’s deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel.

FRUMA-SARAH – Lazar Wolf’s departed wife who becomes enraged that her husband plans on marrying Tzeitel.

In addition, there are quite a few smaller roles as villagers and Russians.

 

 

 

 


All In A Day Play Festival is Back!

Dreamwell Theatre, City Circle Acting Company, and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts are proud to present the All In A Day Play Festival on October 7 and 8, 2016.

On Friday night, October 7, seven writers, seven directors, and 35 actors will come together to create seven original plays. Writers are randomly assigned a location, a genre, and other dramatic detail to include in their scripts. Writers, actors, and directors brainstorm ideas while the writers scurry away to create a ten minute play by 8 a.m. Saturday morning. At that time, the actors and directors take over.

On Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m–twenty-four hours from the start of the festival–theatre lovers will be treated to seven original plays at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Plays and performances will be adjudicated and awards will be presented.

Sign up for actors will open at 7 p.m. on September 11. Links to the sign up form will be posted at www.dreamwell.com and at citycircle.org. The first 35 actors who sign up will be in the show. There will be 25 slots for adults and 10 slots for students in 7th-12th grade. Slots fill quickly so sign up early! Once slots are filled, a waiting list will be kept.

The time commitment for actors is roughly two hours on Friday evening, October 7 and the entire day and evening of October 8.

Questions? Email elisabeth@dreamwell.com


Next to Normal

This groundbreaking rock musical by Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (book, lyrics), explores the effect that mental illness and its treatment can have on a family. As a suburban mother struggles with bipolar disorder, her family struggles, too.  This compelling story combined with powerful performances by Kristen DeGrazia, Victoria Vaughn, Chris Walbert, K. Michael Moore, Austin Wicke and Michael Penick, yield a unique and moving musical experience.

Directed by Kathryn Van Meter with musical direction by Janelle Lauer.

Listen to cast members, Director Van Meter and dramaturg, Chris Okiishi discuss Next to Normal on Eric Teeter’s  podcast Talking Theatre.

February 10,11,12 (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM)

February 11 Pre-show Discussion

Prior to the February 11 Saturday night performance, City Circle will partner with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to present a pre-show discussion at 6:45. Director Kathryn Van Meter and local psychiatrist Christopher Okiishi will be joined on stage by members of the local NAMI organization in an interactive discussion about the impact of mental illness on individuals and their families and communities.

Ms. Van Meter has a unique relationship with Next to Normal, having worked on the show since its first reading in 2002. She choreographed the first New York production then called Feelin’ Electric. She has worked with playwright Brian Yorkey on numerous projects before and since.

Dr. Okiishi is a board-certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist serving the Eastern Iowa community for the last 20 years. In addition, he actively works with several local theatres.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s leading advocacy group for persons living with mental illness and their families.

Tickets

Tickets to on sale Wednesday, December 21 at 11:00 AM. Season Subscribers may select their seats before tickets go on sale to the public.

Groups of 10 or more save 15%. For details, contact Patron Services at 319.248.9372 or nmayfield@coralville.org.


AUDITIONS FOR NEXT TO NORMAL

NEXT TO NORMAL
Directed by Kathryn Van Meter
Music Directed by Janelle Lauer
AUDITIONS: Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, September 16th 6pm-9pm or Saturday, September 17th 2pm-5pm
CALLBACKS: Sunday, September 18th 11am-4pm @ CCPA

Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Diana – mother Age: 40 to 45 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: G3
Dan – father Age: 40 to 45 Vocal range top: B4 bottom: Ab2
Gabe – son. Age: 18 to 21. Vocal range top: C5 bottom: B2
Natalie – daughter. Age: 16 Vocal range top: G5 bottom: G3
Henry – Natalie’s classmate. Age: 17 Vocal range top: B4 bottom: G#2
Dr. Madden – psychiatrist. Male. Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: A4 bottom: A2

Please prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story. Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. You will also be asked to be prepared to sing ONE of the following songs:

Diana – Miss the Mountain (whole song)

Dan- I’ve Been (bars 5-32)

Gabe- I’m Alive (bars 43- 75 cut to 88-end of song)

Natalie- Superboy – (bars 11-44)

Henry – Perfect for You (bars 12-80)

Dr Madden- Make Up Your Mind (bars 3-34 with dialogue)

IF YOU GET CALLED BACK – THESE ARE THE SONGS YOU WILL NEED TO PREPARE:
Diana- You Don’t Know (bar 25 through the end & bars 59-end of Who I Am)
Maybe (bars 39-end)
Dan – Who I Am (bar 37 of previous song (You Don’t Know through the end of Who I Am)
Gabe – Who I Am (bar 27 -end)
There’s a World (whole song)
Natalie – Hey #1
Maybe  (Bars 39-end)
Henry-   Hey #1
Doctor Madden –   Better Than Before (bars 1-10)
Make Up Your Mind Rep (1- 22 cut to bar 51- end)

Copies of the show music will be made available at the CCPA if needed.

Performance dates for Next to Normal are February 10,11,12
Rehearsals will begin December 5 (taking into consideration the holidays)

Fill out an Audition Form to secure an audition appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority. Once you fill out an Audition Form, our producer will contact you with your appointment time. If you submit a form, and don’t hear back from us within a couple of days, please email liz@citycircle.org.


Annie Get Your Gun

This classic musical tells the fictionalized story of sharp-shooter Annie Oakley, and her days as a performer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. As she falls for Frank Butler, formerly the star shooter of the troupe, elements of the battle of the sexes come into play. The show, by Irving Berlin (music, lyrics) and Dorothy and Herbert Fields (book) is bursting with familiar tunes.This is a bright, funny musical about love and showbiz, and whether the two can coexist.

Directed by Krista Neumann

April 28,29,30 and May 5,6,7

Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM

Tickets

Tickets to on sale Wednesday, March 15 at 11:00 AM. Season Subscribers may select their seats before tickets go on sale to the public.

Groups of 10 or more save 15%. For details, contact Patron Services at 319.248.9372 or nmayfield@coralville.org.