City Circle seeking directors for the 2020-2021 Season.

Our season includes:

Puffs by Matt Cox – September 25-27 and October 2-4, 2020

Elf: The Musical by Thomas Meehan, Bob Martin, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin – December 4-6, 11-13, 2020

The Secret Garden: in Concert by Marcia Norman and Lucy SimonFebruary 12-14, 2021

Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik – April 30 – May 9, 2021

Monty Python’s Spamalot (teen show) by John DuPrez and Eric Idle – June 25-27, 2021

If you are interested in directing one of these shows, please submit an application by March 23, 2020.

Application link: http://bit.ly/DirectorApplication2020

Interviews for all prospective Directors will take place at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, March 26, from 6pm to 10pm and Saturday, March 28, from 9am to 12pm. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours of submitting your application, please contact Liz Tracey at, etracey@coralville.org to schedule an appointment.

Decisions will be made by April 15, 2020.


City Circle Announces 2020-21 Season

City Circle Theatre Company is proud to announce its 2020-21 season. The season includes the play Puffs, a Potter-inspired comedy and spoof about secondary characters in a certain boy wizard’s world; Elf The Musical, the modern-day Christmas classic based on the beloved film; a concert version of the Tony Award winning musical The Secret Garden; the provocative, electrifying rock musical Spring Awakening; and the outrageous musical comedy; Spamalot for the annual teen show.

Season subscription packages will be available beginning July 1 through the CCPA box office at 319.248.9370 or at CoralvilleArts.org.

The 2020-21 Season

Puffs by Matt Cox
September 25-27 and October 2-4, 2020
Calling all Potterheads! For seven years, a certain a boy wizard went to a certain school of magic and conquered evil. But in this story, the sorting hat assigns us to the house of Puffs where an ordinary American named Wayne and his school of magic pals Oliver and Megan wonder if conquering evil is in the cards for them. An unauthorized spoof of all things “Potter”, this laugh-out-loud comedy gives audiences a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a certain magic school. Get out your wands and “Leviosa yourselves to Puffs!”

Elf The Musical
December 4-6 and 11-13, 2020
Based on the beloved holiday film, Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toymaking abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. With songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin and book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, this modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.

The Secret Garden in Concert
February 12-14, 2021
The enchanting classic story of forgiveness and renewal, The Secret Garden is a hauntingly beautiful musical based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. With book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, this Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of Mary Lennox, a young British girl born and raised in Colonial India. When the 11-year-old’s parents die in a cholera outbreak, she is sent to England to live with a reclusive uncle, his invalid son, and a host of ghosts, spirits, and lost souls who inhabit Mary’s new home. With the help of the spirits, Mary and a young gardener uncover the mystery of the manor’s magical garden, bringing life to the neglected estate as Mary’s own personality blossoms alongside the flowers. Performed in concert format, The Secret Garden is a perfect show for all ages.

Spring Awakening
April 30 and May 1,2,7,8,9, 2021
Inspired by Frank Wedekind’s once-banned and still provocative German play from 1891, Spring Awakening is an electrifying rock musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. Set in late 19th-century Germany, this ground-breaking musical explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood as a group of young people struggle with questions of morality, sexuality, and self-identity. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll. Spring Awakening contains mature/sexual language, themes, and content.

Spamalot
June 25-27, 2021
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, this outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. With book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Do Prez, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are loving Spamalot. City Circle’s annual teen show i


All in a Day Play Festival Moved to Feb. 1

The 9th All in a Day Play Festival sponsored by Dreamwell Theatre, Iowa City Community Theatre, and City Circle Theatre Company has been moved to Saturday, February 1 at 7:30pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

On Friday evening, January 31 a group of writers, directors and actors will come together to create six original plays. Writers are randomly assigned a location, a genre, and one other dramatic detail to include in their scripts. Writers, actors, and directors brainstorm ideas. The writers then leave to create ten-minute plays by 8:00 am Saturday morning when the actors and directors receive the play.

The six original plays will be performed 24 hours after the start of the festival. Plays and performances are adjudicated and awards will be presented for performances, plays, and directors. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street, Coralville, by phone at 319-248-9370, or online at www.CoralvilleArts.org. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, and one hour before the performance.


Legally Blonde Auditions Set for February 21 and 22

Auditions for Legally Blonde The Musical will be held on Friday, February 21 from 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturday, February 22 from 12 pm to 5 pm. Callbacks will be held Sunday, February 23 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Auditions and callbacks will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 2121 S. Ridge Dr. in Coralville.

Auditioners should prepare 16-32 bars of a song that shows off your voice and fits the style of this musical. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

To schedule an audition, complete and submit the audition form at www.citycircle.org. Once you submit the form, the producer will contact you with your appointment time. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority.

More information about the show including the rehearsal schedule and character breakdown can be found on the audition pages.

Legally Blonde The Musical will be performed May 1-3 & 8-10 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


LEGALLY BLONDE AUDITIONS to be held February 21-22

Legally Blonde The Musical

Music  and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Directed by Katy Hahn
Music Directed by Jessica Palmer

PERFORMANCE DATES
May 1 at 7:30 PM
Mary 2 at 7:30 PM
May 3 at 2:00 PM
May 8 at 7:30 PM
May 9 at 7:30 PM
May 10 at 2:00 PM

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will begin Monday, March  2 at 6:30 PM.  A typical City Circle rehearsal schedule is Monday through Thursday from 7 PM to 10 PMand Sundays from 6 PM to 9 PM.  Depending on actor conflicts we may need to run Saturday rehearsals.  When filling out your audition form, please include all conflicts (every day of the week) from first rehearsal through Thursday, April 23.  No conflicts will be permitted during tech week which begins the week before we open on May 2.

AUDITIONS
Friday, February 21 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 22 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Sunday, February 23 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Auditions and callbacks will be held at The Community of Christ Church, 2121 S Ridge Drive, Coralville.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Those interested in auditioning should prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song of their choice that shows off their voice and fits with the style of this musical.  Please bring sheet music.  An accompanist will be provided.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT

Please click on the following link to access the City Circle Theatre Company Audition form.

ABOUT THE SHOW
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.  Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Elle Woods – The quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality.  Vocal range top: G5.  Vocal range bottom: Gb2.
Emmett Forrest – A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. He is charming, quirky, loveable, and friendly. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: B2.
Paulette – A brash, caring, optimistic hair stylist who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: A3.
Professor Callahan – A pompous, sleezy and manipulative law professor at Harvard who is highly successful, but completely immoral. Vocal range top: F#4. Vocal range bottom: A2.
Warner Huntington III – A good-looking but shallow and pompous guy who breaks Elle’s heart and heads off to Harvard Law. Vocal range top: Ab4. Vocal range bottom: Eb3.
Vivienne Kensington – A smart, savvy, and uptight law student and Warner’s fiancee who initially dismisses Elle, but grows to be her friend. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: A3.
Brooke Wyndam – An exercise video mogul who is also a former sorority girl. She is energetic and charismatic, yet currently on trial for murder. Vocal range top: G5.  Vocal range bottom: A3.
Ensemble – Greek Chorus; Students; Delta Nu Members.

 

 

 


EVITA HAS BEEN CAST!

Congratulations for so many impressive auditions!  We hope that if you were not cast this time you will keep coming back.

Lauren Rude – EVA PERON

Sasha Tyler – EVA PERON

Jessica Wittman – EVA PERON

Mia Fryvecind Gimenez – EVA PERON

Kristen DeGrazia – EVA PERON

Sarah Hinzman – EVA PERON

Melisa Wallace Rusk – EVA PERON

Rebecca Fields-Moffitt – EVA PERON

Michael Benson – JUAN PERON

Anthony Hendricks – CHE

Colin Nies – AGUSTIN MAGALDI

Deborah Kennedy – MISTRESS

Santiago Perez – YOUTH SOLOIST

ENSEMBLE

Karyn Berlin, Donna Bummer, Bryant Duffy, Michelle Forrester, Paula Grady, Melanie Hance, Dana Hotka, Manuella Lira, Ava Macek,    Noelle McVey, Jeffrey Allen Mead, Ryan Morrow, Alana Munoz, Zeke Murphy, Frederick Ogilvie, Lily Smith, Jonny Stax, Ella Vakiner, Mary Wedemeyer, Meliza Wise

DANCE ENSEMBLE

Elizabeth Davis, Michelle Altmaier, Angela McConville, Bea Noguera, Sarah Overmann,  Natalie Trier

 

 

 

 


Evita Auditions set for November 15 & 16

City Circle Theatre Company of Coralville will hold auditions for Evita on Friday, November 15 from 7pm to 10pm and Saturday, November 16 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Community of Christ Church, 2121 S. Ridge Dr. in Coralville. Callbacks will be held Sunday, November 17 from 3pm to 6pm in Schwab Auditorium in the Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St. in Coralville.

This production directed by Chris Okiishi with music direction by Jessica Palmer will feature all of the music and dialogue from the show in a concert presentation with full orchestra on stage. To highlight the many facets of Eva Peron, we will be casting several actresses to play Evita over the course of her life. Casting will be done “opera style” focusing on the match of the voice to the song and strength of acting choices over physical type, age, and ethnicity.

Women interested in auditioning for Eva should prepare a one-minute cutting of a song from the show. We may ask to hear more from the same song. Men should come with a one-minute cutting of any song from any Andrew Lloyd Webber show including Evita. There are many ensemble parts in the show including featured dancers. If you are interested in a dance-only part, please so indicate on the audition form. Otherwise, those interested in ensemble may choose any song from any Andrew Lloyd Webber show or from any musical theatre show written after 1970. See the audition page for more information.

Please bring sheet music of your song in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

To schedule an audition, complete and submit the audition form.  Once you submit the form, the producer will contact you with your appointment time. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority.

Evita will be performed February 14-16 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


Evita Auditions to be held November 15-16

EVITA

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics and Book by Tim Rice

Directed by Chris Okiishi
Music Directed by Jessica Palmer

PERFORMANCE DATES
February 14 and 15 at 7:30 PM
February 16 at 2:00 PM

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

AUDITIONS
Friday, November 15 from 7 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, November 16 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The Community of Christ Church, 2121 S Ridge Dr, Coralville

CALLBACKS
Sunday, November 17 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Schwab Auditorium, The Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St, Coralville

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will begin in early December, break for the holidays, and resume the third week in January 2020.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Evita the musical follows the life of a legendary woman, born Eva Duarte, and known by many names and for many reasons.  By the time of her death, she was considered by many in her native Argentina to be neigh unto sainthood–in fact, some called her “Santa Evita”.

In our production, which will feature all of the music and dialogue from the show in a concert presentation with full orchestra on stage, we wish to highlight the many facets of Eva Perón by casting several actresses to play Evita over the course of her life.  We will be casting “opera style” focusing on the match of the voice to the song and the strength of the acting choices over physical type, age, and ethnicity.  We are hoping to see a wide range of women with the talent and presence to illuminate this amazing woman’s life.

Because we are dividing the role, rehearsals will be less time-consuming on each woman.  Again, we are hoping this removes barriers to the many supremely talented but in-demand singing actors in our area.

Please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evita_(musical)#Character_roles for information about characters in the play and the songs they sing.

AUDITION REQUIREMENT
Women interested in auditioning for Eva should prepare a one minute cutting of a song from the show.  We may ask to hear more from the same song.  Please chose the song from the show you feel is best suited to your skills.  Do not concern yourself with whether or not we may have heard other people perform the same song.  We love this musical and do not intend to be soon bored with its contents.

Men, and there are many in the show, should come with a one minute cutting of any song from any Andrew Lloyd Webber show they choose, including Evita.  It is unlikely we will be double casting the male roles.

There are many ensemble parts in the show, including featured dancers.  If you are interested in a dance-only part, please indicate so when contacting us.  Otherwise, those interested in Ensemble may choose any song from any Andrew Lloyd Webber show OR from any musical theater show written after 1970.

Please bring sheet music of your song in the correct key.  An accompanist will be provided.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT

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 24 hours, please email etracey@coralville.org.

 

 


ANNIE has been cast!

Director Liz Tracey is pleased to announce the cast of Annie!

Annie – Camila Koch
Oliver Warbucks –  Larry Newman
Miss Hannigan – Mary Denmead
Grace Farrell –  Chloe Schroeder
Rooster Hannigan – Robert Kemp
Lily St. Regis – Nikki Scheel
President Roosevelt – Emil Rinderspacher
Drake – Derek Johnson

ORPHANS
McKenzie Vedepo
Shea Sanders
Chelsea Vedepo
Maya Hanna
Ana Rippentrop
Clara Visser
Maple Miller
Grace Bartlett
Rana Saba
Maddie Mitchell
Violet Whiting
Lily Vogts

ENSEMBLE
Doug Beardsley
Jill Beardsley
Gary Benser
Greg Brown
Chris Carpenter
Avery Cassell
Chandler Hamm
Leah Harney
Nancy Holm
Sara Klosterboer
Shannon Knipfer
Gabriel Lessing
Uri Lessing
Chloe Livaudais
Rachael Rhoads
Joseph Williams 


Singers Needed for Church Choir in The Christians

City Circle is seeking singers to fill out choir parts in the upcoming production of The Christians.  

AUDITIONS
August 18 and 19 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION
The Community of Christ Church, 2121 S Ridge Dr, Coralville.

PREPARATION
No preparation or sign up necessary! Just show up either that Sunday or Monday at 7:00 PM and Jaci Visser, the Music Director, will teach you a song. You should be finished by 8 PM at the latest!

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Only three rehearsals to learn the music and a few run throughs before tech week.  Bulk of commitment will begin with Tech Week from Sunday, September 15 through Thursday, September 19 from 6 PM to 11 PM.

PRODUCTION DATES
September 20 at 7:30 PM
September 21 at 7:30 PM
September 22 at 2:00 PM

If you have any questions, please contact Liz Tracey at etracey@coralville.org