City Circle News


Disney’s The Little Mermaid Has Been Cast!

We had the largest turnout for a teen show ever and we wanted all who auditioned to know that your talent, courage and enthusiasm were nothing short of incredible! Thank you and we encourage you to continue auditioning for future City Circle shows. ERIC – Kyle Irish-Gorvin ARIEL – Veronica Abreu URSULA – Faye Duster SEBASTIAN – Damarius Levi TRITON – Nysio Poulakos CHEF – Sean Harken SCUTTLE – Tobias Epstein FLOUNDER – Frances Bortoff FLOTSAM – Agustin Colin-Sanchez JETSAM – Whit Jury GRIMSBY – Joey Lepire SISTER – Ellie Hawkins SISTER – Katey Halverson SISTER – Claire Green SISTER – Sasha Tyler SISTER – Emma Furlong* SISTER – McKenna Proud ENSEMBLE – Ian Allen, Tommy Brands, Ben Chapman*, Samantha Croco*, Maia DeGrazia*, Payton Freeney, Alex Granfield, Paige Harken*, Reese Hill*, Ben Jaeger, Thomazin Jury*, Maddie Maley*, Deuce Martin, Zoe Miller*, Joshua Millsap, Trevor Meyers, Elias Perez, Keaton Scandrett*, Ella Schmitz, Jessie Shaw*, Anna Szot*, Ethan Upchurch, Katherine Yacopucci, Evan Zukin *denotes Principal Dancer


Annie Get Your Gun Cast Announced

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN CAST LIST Thank you for such a wonderful turnout for auditions. We wish we could have cast all of you so keep coming back! We are very pleased to announce the cast: Annie Oakley – Hannah Green Frank Butler – Dustin Davis Tommy Keeler – Sage Spiker Winnie Tate – Lindsay Raasch Dolly Tate – Mary Denmead Charlie Davenport – Christian Drollinger Buffalo Bill Cody – Gary Benser Foster Wilson/Pawnee Bill – Emil Rinderspacher Chief Sitting Bull – Derek Johnson Jessie (Annie’s little sister) – Lilly Vogts Nellie (Annie’s other little sister) – Nina Torkelson Little Jake (Annie’s little brother) – Santiago Perez Ensemble: Michelle Altmaier, Barbara Barrows, Rebecca Bauer, Francis Botterff, Ben Chapman, Emilee Cruchelow, Elizabeth Davis, Ellen Fields, Jack Furlong, Maria Hernandez, Willa Martin, Robert Morris, Joe Mozena, Rachael Rhoads, Nick Rudzianski, Kasey Theil, Aaron Schultz, Minsu Song, Amy Sunderman Annie Get Your Gun will be performed April 28-30 and May 5-7 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. 

Next to Normal Pre-show Discussion Scheduled for February 11 at 6:45 pm.

Prior to the Saturday night performance of Next to Normal on February 11, City Circle Acting Company 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.


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. 

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. 

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!

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