City Circle Acting Company of Coralville announces its 2014-2015 season, featuring exhilarating musicals, exciting family-friendly fare, and farcical comedy. All performances will be held at City Circle’s home theater, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1301 5th Street in Coralville. Subscription packages will be available beginning soon through the CCPA box office at 319.248.9370 or at www.coralvillearts.org; single tickets will go on sale at a later date.
The season includes:
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood
June 20-22. Each summer, City Circle invites teenagers from across the area to participate in a full musical production. This year’s teen show is The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical full of adventure and rollicking fun – where the audience gets to choose the ending! Patrick Du Laney directs the musical, which was adapted by Tony-award winner Rupert Holmes from Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel. (Rated Theater PG)
August 1-3. Return to the Summer of Love with the ultimate rock musical, directed by the University of Iowa’s John Cameron. Hair tells the story of three young friends finding their way in 1960s America, as they struggle with identity, family, allegiance to country, and the allure of sensual pleasure. Book and lyrics are by James Rado and Gerome Ragni , with music by Galt MacDermot. (Rated Theater PG-13)
- Around the World in 80 Days
October 10-19. Join Phineas Fogg as he races the clock to circle the globe in this Steampunk-inspired comedy adventure for the whole family that includes stampeding elephants, thundering typhoons, and runaway trains. Directed by Patrick Du Laney, adapted by Mark Brown from the classic novel by Jules Verne. (Rated Theater G)
- A Year with Frog and Toad
December 12-21. Directed by Liz Tracey, this heartwarming musical tells the story of a year in the life of forest neighbors Frog and Toad and their many woodland friends. Based on the beloved books by Arnold Lobel and adapted by Willie and Robert Reale, this musical will charm audiences of all ages. (Rated Theater G)
- An Evening of Farces: Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound
February 13-15 – Black Comedy places us in the apartment of an aspiring artist as he’s about to meet both his fiancee’s father, and a famous art critic. When the power goes out, complications arise. The Real Inspector Hound is an absurdist parody of a country-house murder mystery. When two pompous theater critics get mistakenly involved in the whodunit they’re supposed to be watching, the audience gets caught up in the twists and turns of a play within a play. Both playwrights have won Oscars and Tony Awards. This is a hilarious two-in-one evening you won’t want to miss. Directed by Liz Tracey and Krista Neumann.
- Into the Woods
April 24-May 3. Christopher Okiishi directs this audience favorite. Follow a childless Baker and his wife as they struggle to meet the demands of a vengeful witch so that they may have their hearts’ desire—a child of their own. On their journey in and out of the woods, they meet a woman fleeing a ball, a girl with extraordinary hair, a cow-sick boy, a sweet-loving granddaughter, a couple of princes, and at least one giant. Music by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. (Rated Theater PG)