Shop Volunteers Needed on November 12 & 13

We need help in the shop November 12 and 13 to get ready for our holiday show, Fiddler on the Roof. On Saturday, November 12, we’ll meet at 9am to organize the shop–put away platforms, props and furniture from our last show. If enough volunteers show up, we’ll be done by 10 or 10:30.  On Sunday, November 13, we can use volunteers to help paint the Fiddler set. We’ll be working 12 noon to 6pm. If you have questions and/or want to help, please contact Liz Tracey at etracey@coralville.org. The shop is located at 702 E. 2nd Avenue in Coralville.


Meeting for Prospective Directors To Be Held November 5; Interviews on November 27th

City Circle is looking for directors for the 2017-18 season. Our annual Director’s Tea for prospective directors will be held Saturday, November 5th at 10 am at the North Ridge Pavilion, 2250 Holiday Road in Coralville.  This is an informal social gathering to give the Play Selection Committee and other Board Members the chance to visit with prospective directors and to share details about the proposed 2017-18 season.  Directors will have the opportunity to ask questions about specific shows, show budgets, potential production teams. You’ll also hear from Producer Liz Tracey about how City Circle works.

If you plan to attend the Tea, please RSVP to Lostfloozie@gmail.com.

Formal director interviews with the Play Selection Committee and Producer will be held Sunday, November 27th beginning at 4:30. You can schedule your interview at the  Tea on Saturday or by email at Lostfloozie@gmail.com.  You need not attend the Tea on Saturday in order to interview.

Here is our proposed 2017-2018 season:

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER – September 2017

A NEW PLAY FESTIVAL – September 2017

CINDERELLA – December 2017

CHESS IN CONCERT – February 2018

CITY OF ANGELS –  April/Mary 2018

RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET – June 2018 (Teen Musical)

 

 


Fiddler on the Roof Cast List Announced

Director Ian Zahren has announced the cast for Fiddler on the Roof:

TEVYE – Christopher Carpenter
GOLDE – Emily Riedell

TZEITEL – Nikki Scheel
HODEL – Lauren Rude
CHAVA – Madison Glanz-Guessford
SHPRINTZE – Ella Vakiner
BIELKE – Maya Hanna

YENTE – Ellen Stevenson
MOTEL – Aaron Mann
PERCHIK – Jacob Glass
LAZAR WOLF – TBA
MORCHA – Jeremy Horning
RABBI – Chuck Bogh
MENDEL – Nick Rudzianski
AVRAM – Jacques Motyko
NACHUM – Zachary Begley
GRANDMA TZEITEL – Beverly Mead
FRUMA-SARAH – TBA
CONSTABLE -Derek Johnson
FYEDKA – Kyle Gorman-Irish
SHANDEL – Kaitlynn Griffith

VILLAGERS – Rebecca Allen, Raelynn Burns, Nicole DeSalle, Lindsay Elliott, Tobias Epstein, Ellen Fields,Emma Furlong, Katey Halverson, Chandler Hamm, Sean Harken, Paige Harken, Nancy Holm, Chase Horning, Thomazin Jury, Cecilia Khoury, Angela McConville, Shelby Myers, Robert Morris, Santiago Perez, Steve Riedell, Brigitta VandeLune, Anna Szot

Thank you to all who auditioned!

Fiddler on the Roof will be presented December 9-11 and 16-18 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 26 at 11:00 a.m.


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