ANNIE has been cast!

CAMILA KOCH – Annie

ISAAC HELGENS – Oliver Warbucks

MARY DENMEAD –  Miss Hannigan

CHLOE SCHROEDER – Grace Farrell

ROBERT KEMP – Rooster Hannigan

NIKKI SCHEEL – Lily St. Regis

EMIL RINDERSPACHER – President Roosevelt

DEREK JOHNSON – Drake

ORPHANS

MCKENZIE VEDEPO

SHEA SANDERS

CHELSEA VEDEPO

MAYA HANNA

ANA RIPPENTROP

CLARA VISSER

MAPLE MILLER

GRACE BARTLETT

RANA SABA

MADDIE MITCHELL

VIOLET WHITING

LILLY VOGTS

ENSEMBLE

DOUG BEARDSLEY –  Ensemble

JILL BEARDSLEY –  Ensemble

GARY BENSER –  Bert Healy

GREG BROWN – Dog Catcher, Hull, Justice Brandeis

CHRIS CARPENTER –  Bundles McCloskey, Ickes

AVERY CASSELL –  Hooverville, New Yorker, Servent

JACKIE EVEN –  Sophie

CHANDLER HAMM –  Ronnie Boylan

LEAH HARNEY –  Cecille, Bonnie Boylan

NANCY HOLM – Mrs. Greer

LADARION JONES –  Honor Guard

SARA KLOSTERBOER –  A StarTo Be

SHANNON KNIPFER –  Mrs. Pugh

GABRIEL LESSING –  Sound Effects Man

URI LESSING –  Fred McCracken, Howe

CHLOE LIVAUDAIS –  Perkins

RACHAEL RHOADS –  Annette, Connie Boylan

JOSEPH WILLIAMS –  Morgenthau, Jimmy Johnson, Dog Catcher


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

 


Leapin Lizards! Annie Auditions Set for Aug. 23 & 24

Auditions for Annie  will be  held on Friday, August 23 from 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturday, August 24 from 9 am to 5 pm. Callbacks will be held Sunday, August 25 from 3 pm to 7 pm. Auditions and callbacks will take place at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street in Coralville.

Auditioners should prepare 16-32 bars of a song that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Read more about auditions, characters, and rehearsals.

To schedule an audition, complete and submit an 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.

Annie will be performed December 6-8 and 13-15 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


Annie Auditions Set for August 23-25

ANNIE

Music by Charles Strouse & Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Directed by Elizabeth Tracey
Music Directed by Wes Habley

PERFORMANCE DATES

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
December 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 PM
December 8 and 15 at 2:00 PM

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Rehearsals will begin Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 6:30 PM. Typical rehearsal schedule runs Sunday – Thursday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  Orphan rehearsals will run earlier, starting at 6:00 PM and children should not be kept later than 8:00 PM until closer to tech week when we will be doing run throughs of the show.  Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals.

AUDITIONS

The Community of Christ Church, 2121 S Ridge Dr, Coralville
Friday, August 23 from 6 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, August 24 from 9 AM – 5 PM

CALLBACKS

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Callbacks will involve choreography.  If called back, please come prepared to move. Wear comfortable clothing and flexible shoes.
Sunday, August 25 from 3 PM – 7 PM

AUDITION REQUIREMENT

Please prepare 16 – 32 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.

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.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

  • Annie
    A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced. Stage age 10-12.
  • Warbucks
    A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.

    Stage age 40-55.
  • Grace Farrell
    Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.
    Stage age 20 to 35
  • Orphans
    The other girls in the orphanage with Annie. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially loveable. Includes Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, and Duffy.
    Stage age: 6 to 13
  • Miss Hannigan
    The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.
    Stage age: 30 to 45
  • Rooster
    Miss Hannigan’s no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.
    Stage age: 25 to 35
  • Lily
    Rooster’s girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo.
    Stage Age: 20 to 30
  • Bert Healy
    The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.
    Stage Age: 30 to 45
  • Roosevelt
    The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.
    Stage Age: 40 to 60
  • Ensemble
    Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Mambers, Hooverville Citizens
    Stage Ages: 20 to 65

ABOUT THE SHOW

Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of evil Miss Hannigan, to stay at billionaire Oliver Warbuck’s mansion for the holidays. When Annie wins the hearts of Warbucks and his staff, they set out on an epic mission to find Annie’s parents. Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan, in partnership with her brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, attempt to make some money out of this unique situation. The stories become intertwined as the lovable Annie’s story hits the national spotlight.


The Christians

by Lucas Hnath

September 20-22,2019

Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. Today should be a day of celebration but Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. A big-little play about faith in America—and the trouble with changing your mind.

“…this terrific play about the mystery of faith by Lucas Hnath — one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years — is MESMERIZING.”  – The New York Times

Directed by K. Michael Moore
The Cast includes Rip Russell as Paul; Phil Welsh as Joshua; Megan Turner Ginsburg as Elizabeth; Duane Larson as Jay; and Carrie Pozdal as Jenny.

About the Playwright
Lucas Hnath is the author of more than a dozen full-length plays, including A Doll’s House, Part 2 which premiered on Broadway in 2017, Red Speedo, Death Tax, Isaac’s Eye and A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney. Called by the New York Times “one of the brightest new voices of his generation,” his work has been produced nationally and internationally. A winner of a Steinberg Playwright Award (2017), an Obie Award for Playwriting for Red Speedo and The Christians (2016), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), he was awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell literary prize for drama in 2018.

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

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale July 23 at noon.


Annie

Leepin’ Lizards! With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts in this fun-filled musical based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray.

The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written including “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life.” The winner of seven Tony awards including Best Musical, Annie is a holiday treat for the whole family!

Directed by Liz Tracey

PERFORMANCE DATES
December 6 at 7:30 PM
December 7 at 7:30 PM
December 8 at 2:00 PM
December 13 at 7:30 PM
December 14 at 7:30 PM
December 15 at 2:00 PM

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale October 8 at noon.


Evita in Concert

Evita is the passionate, exhilarating story of Eva Peron who used her charisma and charms to rise from her penniless origins to political power as the first lady of Argentina. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s tour-de-force musical with an electrifying score is filled with unforgettable Broadway numbers including its grand anthem, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.”

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and Lyrics by Tim Rice

Directed by Chris Okiishi

PERFORMANCE DATES
February 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM
February 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM
February 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale December 17, 2019 at noon.


Legally Blonde The Musical

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery 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.

Directed by Katy Hahn

PERFORMANCE DATES
May 1, 2020 at 7:30 PM
May 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM
May 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM
May 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM
May 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM
May 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale March 3, 2020 at noon.


Disney’s High School Musical

Join Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, and the Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians, and Skater Dudes at East High in City Circle’s annual teen show. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, and the brainy Gabriella cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo”, their alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Filled with catchy songs and exciting dance routines, Disney’s High School Musical is fun for the whole family!

Directed by Ian Zahren

PERFORMANCE DATES
June 26, 2020 at 7:30 PM
June 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM
June 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM
June 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale April 28, 2020 at noon.


Join us for Change of Seasons Celebration on Sunday, July 7

Join City Circle and Young Footliters for our annual Change of Seasons Celebration on Sunday, July 7 from 2pm to 4pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. There will be food and drink and a chance to meet other CC and Young Footliter friends and volunteers. We’ll celebrate the just completed seasons with a musical and pictorial retrospective and preview our upcoming seasons. The event is free and open to the public.  Mark your calendars!