Legally Blonde The Musical – Cancellation Notice

We are sorry to share that Legally Blonde The Musical, originally scheduled for May 1-10, 2020 has been cancelled. We hope to bring this “oh-my-god-you-guys” delightful show to a future season of City Circle, and we’re tremendously grateful to the volunteers and production team who have dedicated time and love to this story.
For refunds and other questions, please contact the CCPA Box Office by phone at 319-248-9370, or by e-mail at The box office is not available to walk-up customers at this time, but can be reached by phone and e-mail Tuesday-Friday, 12:00-4:00 pm.

An update on Coronavirus from the CCPA

March 11, 2020

Dear CCPA patrons, volunteers, and partners,

They say the show must go on, and we’re reaching out to you — our patrons and theatre family — to let you know how we’re proceeding. Your health is important to us, and we believe any theatre should be a safe space. Consistent with guidance from national and state health agencies, at this time our performances are continuing as planned. We are taking extra preventative measures in the theater, and we’re making our ticketing and refund policy more flexible to assist patrons who choose not to attend performances.

Our theater is owned and operated by the City of Coralville. The City of Coralville is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the United States, in Iowa, and here in Johnson County. The situation is rapidly evolving, and we are relying on the most current information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to direct our decisions and actions. Current information on coronavirus impact in Iowa can be found at:

We will remain responsive to the recommendations and requirements from the CDC and IDPH. Our staff have the safety and well-being of guests, workers, and participants as our top priority. Following CDC recommendations, our staff are focused on disinfection of our facility, and extra hygiene measures for our patrons and participants. We are providing additional hand-sanitizing stations for patrons and participants. We are also halting playbill recycling and closely monitoring the health of all employees and participants. Employees or participants who report feeling unwell will be asked to remain home.

We advise patrons and participants to follow standard health precautions, such as consistent hand-washing, avoiding close contact with those who are sick, and covering coughs and sneezes. If you are feeling unwell, please don’t attend a performance! For City Circle, Young Footliters, and CCPA-produced events, you may receive a full refund prior to 48 hours of curtain time. If you need to cancel after that time, let our box office know and we can credit your account for a future CCPA performance. Refunds for events produced by third-party renters remain at the discretion of the renting organization.

Please feel free to reach us with questions or concerns. We are glad to have you in our theatre family, and we look forward to telling many more stories with you this season.

Yours sincerely,

Evan Hilsabeck
Managing Director

To contact the CCPA Box Office for ticketing questions and refunds:

Phone: 319.248.9370
In person: 1301 5th Street, Coralville, IA, 52241
Or purchase tickets online 24/7 at

The Box Office is open Noon to 4 PM, Tuesday – Friday, and one hour prior to curtain times.


Audition dates for High School Musical have been moved to May 22, 23 & 24.  If you have already submitted a form, you will need to re-submit, listing your updated conflicts.

AUDITIONS – Disney’s High School Musical

Book by David Simpatico
Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle
Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by Peter Barsocchini


This is City Circle’s annual teen musical and auditions are open to all Iowa teens who are currently in 8th-12th grades at the time of auditions.


Friday, June 26 at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 28 at 2:00 PM


Rehearsals will begin Monday, June 1st at 9 AM.  Rehearsals will run for three weeks, Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM, with an hour off for lunch. Load in is scheduled for Sunday, June 21, starting at 8AM.  Tech week is Monday, June 22 to Thursday, June 25 from 6pm to 11pm.  Please come to auditions with a complete list of conflicts. If you are cast, you may not miss rehearsals for conflicts that you didn’t list beforehand. When considering conflicts, please check your calendars for band and choir concerts, awards ceremonies, proms, exams, graduation/grad parties, family commitments, doctor/dentist appointments and anything else that might conflict with the rehearsal schedule.


May 22 (Friday) 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM or
May 23 (Saturday) 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Callbacks (if needed): May 24 (Sunday) 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Auditions Friday will be held at The Community of Christ Church, 2121 S Ridge Dr. in Coralville.


Please come prepared with 32 bars of a song of your choice that showcases your talent and personality.  We do not want you to stretch at auditions – we want to see who you are!  Bring your sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

Your audition will consist of a five-minute individual audition, and a group dance audition. If your audition appointment on Friday is between 6 and 7:30 PM, you will be expected to stay (or return) for the 7:30 dance audition which will be finished by 8:00 pm. If you are scheduled after 8:00 pm, you’ll be expected at the 9:30 dance audition which will finish at 10:00 pm.

If your audition appointment on Saturday is between 12 and 1:30 PM, you will be expected to stay (or return) for the 1:30 dance audition which will be done at 2:00 pm. If you are scheduled after 2:00 pm, you will be expected at the 4:30 dance audition which will finish at 5:00 pm.


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

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


Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on the stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.


Troy Bolton. The most popular kid at East High, he is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more than what people want him to be. Troy discovers his love for music but refuses to admit it. Athletic, attractive, and a true leader. He becomes smitten with Gabriella.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Chad Danforth. Troy’s best friend. A star basketball player, part of the jocks, and second in command. Extremely focused on winning his school’s basketball championship but is slowly understanding that there might be more to this world, including his sparring crush on Taylor.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Zeke Baylor. A basketball player on the Wildcats Team. Energetic and charismatic. He has two secrets: a crush on Sharpay and a love for baking, which he is happy and relieved to eventually reveal.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Sharpay Evans. The egocentric diva star of the school musicals, she is Ryan’s older twin and the alpha dog. She thinks being the musical star defines her and clutches the title like her life depends on it, no matter what the cost to others.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ryan Evans. Sharpay’s fraternal twin and a self-delusional ‘star in the making.’ He typically feels the brunt of Sharpay’s attacks and lives under her shadow. Although he possesses a diva exterior, he yearns to change.
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Gabriella Montez. The new girl in school. She is trying to blend in and avoid ‘labels’ at her new school. Eventually becomes Troy’s romantic counterpart. Pretty, shy, and smart.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Taylor Mckessie. The competitive head Brainiac of the school and President of the Science Club. She convinces Gabriella to join the Science Decathlon team. Taylor has a hidden soft spot for Chad, which she hides.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Jack Scott. The resident P.A. Announcer for the high school. He is shy and insecure in front of the rest of the kids, but smooth and confident at the mic. Known as the “Velvet Fog of East High.”
Gender: Male
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Kelsi Nielsen. The drama club’s rehearsal pianist and student composer extraordinaire who is having her musical produced at school. Underneath her shy demeanor, Kelsi is an outspoken firecracker.
Gender: Female
Age: 14 to 18
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ms. Darbus. The kooky, eccentric Drama Club teacher. She has her self-absored moments but is still devoted to her students and constantly encourages them. Passionate about the art of theatre.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 55

Coach Bolton. The stern basketball coach and Troy’s dad. He lost the big game years ago and wants his son to succeed where he failed. Blinded by his ambition for his son, he is still a good guy and proud father.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 45

Ensemble. Jocks; Thespians; Skaters; Cheerleaders; Party Kids; Adults; Brainiacs; Spectators




Legally Blonde Has Been Cast!

Sofia Perez – Elle Woods

David Rudolph – Emmett Forrest

Preston Johnson – Warner Huntington III

Deborah Kennedy – Paulette Buonufonte

Darien Maxwell Sloat Robbins – Professor Callahan

Madison Auge – Brooke Wyndham

Sasha Tyler – Vivienne Kensington

Leah Harney – Margot

Sydney Warner – Serena

Courtney Graham – Pilar

Nicole Terry – Kate / Ensemble

Simmy Wood – Enid Hoopes / Ensemble

Robert Morris – Grand Master Chad / Jet Blue Pilot / Ensemble

Riley Smith – Aaron Schultz / Ensemble

David Edwards – Pforzheimer / Dewey / Ensemble

Emil Rinderspacher – Mr. Woods / Ensemble

Dana Hotka – Mrs. Woods / DA Joyce Riley / Ensemble

Willa Martin – Chutney / Ensemble

Melanie Hance – Whitney / Ensemble

Berkley Conner – Leilani / Ensemble

Nick Rudzianski – Lowell / Ensemble

Marty Reichart – Winthrop / Kyle the UPS Guy / Ensemble

Hannah Green – Judge / Ensemble

Natalie Trier – Cashier / Ensemble

Ashley Migliore – Ensemble / u/s Elle Woods

Aimee Townsend – Dana / Ensemble

Rachael Rhoads – Bookish Client / Ensemble

Maddie Bozikis – Saleswoman / Ensemble

Jessica Abdoney – H&H Salesgirl / Ensemble

Sarah Overman – Kiki the Colorist / Ensemble

Samantha Chiu – Ensemble

Andy Stewart – Ensemble

Beau Leavenworth – Ensemble

Bradley Krug – Nikos Argitakos

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:

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, 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

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.

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 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 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.