Return to the Forbidden Planet Auditions

Directed by Kehry Anson Lane

Inspired by Shakepeare’s The Tempest and the sci-fi movie “Forbidden Planet,”this jukebox musical is packed with rock ‘n’ roll classics such as “Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “Young Girl,”  “Good Vibrations,” and “Gloria.” Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical.

June 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
June 17 at 2:00 p.m.

March 30 (Friday) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
March 31  (Saturday) 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 4 (Sunday) 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Auditions and Callbacks will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 2121 S. Ridge Dr. in Coralville.

SIGN-UP FOR AUDITION TIME SLOT (Audition Forms accepted starting March 9)
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

Prepare 32 bars of a song that shows off your voice and demonstrates your ability to tell a story. An accompanist will be provided.

This is City Circle’s teen show and actors must be in grades 7 through 12 at the time of auditions.

Captain Tempest  A captain’s captain. Square jaw, rocking voice. Think Commander, Captain or Space Ranger. Tenor/Baritone, sings “Young Girl”.

Prospero  Scientist who has been marooned on the planet D’illyria. Is he a mad scientist, or is he just being driven crazy by his teenage daughter? Is there a difference? Baritone, sings “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”.

Miranda  Prospero’s daughter; a teenager discovering men for the first time—‘nuff said. Alto/Mezzo, sings “Teenager in Love”.

Ariel  (male or female) Robot loyal to Dr. Prospero. Will not be on roller skates. Alto/Tenor/Baritone, sings “Who’s Sorry Now”.

Science Officer (aka Gloria) A woman with history with Dr. Prospero (spoiler alert – she’s his wife & Miranda’s mom!) Alto/Mezzo, sings “Gloria”.

Navigation Officer A woman who knows where she’s going. Alto/Mezzo, sings “Tell Her”.

Cookie  The ship’s cook, a hopeless romantic. Killer guitar skills a plus, bring yours if you have one, killer air guitar skills a must. Baritone – sings “She’s Not There”.

Bosun Arras  The ship’s bosun (look it up). Tenor/Baritone, sings “The Shoop Shoop Song”

The Crew (Chorus/Ensemble both male & female) comprised of Ensigns/Petty Officers, etc. Number of crew members has yet to be determined.

Rehearsals start April 16 and will run Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tech Week begins on June 10.  Tech rehearsals will run 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. all week (June 11-16) with daytime rehearsals added as needed.  In addition the cast will perform at Iowa City Arts Fest during the weekend of June 2-3 (exact date and time to be announced).