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City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar April 4-13 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are April 4,5,11,12 at 7:30 pm and April 6 and 13 at 2:00 pm.
With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice, Superstar is based loosely on the Gospel’s account of the last week of Jesus’ life as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. City Circle’s production is true to the show’s original rock album roots and is set in the present day and staged with the look and feel of a rock concert including large video screens on either side of the stage.
“Our contemporary take on the show actually answers a question asked by the show itself--Why did Jesus appear 2000 years ago? Why not today?” says Esak Grueskin who plays Jesus. “The modern spin makes the show more familiar to the audience. I hope people will feel a closer connection, and relate more personally to the story, now that it has a familiar clothing, hair, technology, etc..”
Directed by Liz Tracey, the show features a talented cast of 52 actors, 11 musicians, and a technical and production team of 20.
“You don’t have to be a religious person to enjoy this show,” says Grueskin, “It’s not about Jesus the God, but rather, it focuses on Jesus the human. I love this show for that reason. It is relatable to everyone, not just the religious.”
During the performances of Jesus Christ Superstar, City Circle will be collecting donations for the Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry. Anyone who donates will be entered to win tickets to the June 20 performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood with winners drawn at each performance.
Tickets to the show are $12-$27 and can be purchased online at http://www.coralvillearts.org/ or by calling 319.248.9370 or in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street and at the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street. ASL interpreters will be translating the performance on Sunday, April 6 at 2 PM. Please call 319.248.9372 to request seating in the ASL section.
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 Wednesday, March 19 through the CCPA box office at 319.248.9370 or at www.coralvillearts.org. Single tickets will go on sale Wednesday, April 2.
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)
Hair. 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 23-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)
As part of its 2014 tour, OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe, a program of Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc., will perform a reduced version for five singers of Gaetano Donizetti’s romantic comedy The Elixir of Love on Friday, March 28 at 7:30pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street in Coralville.
Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love mixes love, jealousy and mysterious libations in a romantic comedy. Young Nemorino is in love with the wealthy but fickle Adina. When Sergeant Belcore also sets his sights on Adina, Nemorino turns to visiting “doctor” Dulcamara for an “elixir of love,” guaranteed to turn Adina’s head and win her heart. Heads turn, but who wins her heart? The Elixir of Love lasts approximately 2 hours with an intermission, and is sung in English with piano accompaniment.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $8 for youth ages 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 319.248.9370, online at coralvillearts.org, and in person at the CCPA box office and the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street.
OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe members are handpicked from nationwide auditions of more than 800 singers to share their love of opera with audiences of all ages. The talented young performers of the 2014 OPERA Iowa troupe are: soprano Bevin Hill of New York, NY; mezzo-soprano Stephanie Schoenhofer of Lima, OH; baritone Zachary Ballard of Roslindale, MA; tenor Joshua Weeker of Kettering, OH; and bass Alex Soare of Schaumburg, IL. The music director is Scott Arens of Ann Arbor, MI and the technical director is Thomas Plummer of Crown Point, IN.
Des Moines Metro Opera, founded in 1973, is an independent, non-profit, professional opera company dedicated to bringing world-class opera productions and vital performing arts education to central Iowa. In addition to providing mainstage productions, Des Moines Metro Opera is responsible for OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe, which brings opera to classrooms across Iowa and to nearly 24,000 students, OPERAtion Opera Community Outreach Program, which works with more than 30 human service agencies to provide opera to underserved and at-risk audiences, the Apprentice Artist Program, one of the largest singer-training programs in the country, and two new programs: The Design and Production Internship Program, a training program for students within the theater arts who wish to expand experience and gain the skills necessary for a successful professional career; and Raising Voices -Rising Stars program which gives high school musicians the opportunity to explore career opportunities from the rare vantage point within a professional opera company.
Owned and operated by the City of Coralville, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the community and contributing to the vitality of Coralville by offering an accessible, affordable venue for a variety of performances, presentations, and public and private events. The 472 seat theater opened August 26, 2011 and has hosted performances from City Circle Acting Company, Orchestra Iowa, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Dan Knight, Lola Astanova, Lorie Line, Judy Carmichael, Jim McDonough, Nolte Academy of Dance, and many others. Coralville schools are also able to use the Center free of charge up to three times per year; 16 school events took place at the Center in the 2012-2013 school year. The Center was named 2012 Member of the Year by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Public Performance at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 20
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will visit the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21 with three performances of their signature production, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites. The engagement includes two sold-out school performances at 10:30am on February 20 and 21, and a public performance at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 20. This one-hour production is recommended for ages three through second grade, and anyone who loves Eric Carle stories. The performance brings three of Carle’s beloved stories to life through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The production was adapted, designed, and directed by Jim Morrow, with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent.
Tickets for the public performance are $14 for adults and $10 for children and are available online at coralvillearts.org, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Recreation Center.
About The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites:
On tour continuously since 1999, Mermaid’s compilations of five Eric Carle stories have generated remarkable statistics and earned considerable praise from audiences on several continents. Featuring innovative black-light puppetry and evocative original music, the fifty-minute production includes three beloved stories: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-Up Chameleon.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly.
High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more.
The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing color all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.
To date over 3000 performances have been presented to nearly 2 million spectators throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Holland, Vietnam, Ireland, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. To date, presentations have been offered in Dutch, English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and French.
About Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia ranks among North America’s most respected theatres for the young, and plays an important ambassadorial role for Nova Scotia and for Canada. The company regularly crosses the continent, and has represented Canada in the United States, Japan, Mexico, Australia, England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Vietnam, South Korea and Taiwan. Mermaid Theatre has earned Export Excellence awards from both the Governments of Canada and of Nova Scotia. Based in the town of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Mermaid has performed for more than five million spectators on four continents. The company was founded in 1972.
Children Grades 1-8 Encouraged to Audition
Kids in grades 1-8 are invited to audition for the May 9-11 production of Hansel and Gretel by Vera Morris, directed by Dave Helmuth. Auditions are Friday, February 21 from 3:30-6pm and Saturday, February 22 from 11am-2pm in the lower level of the Coralville Public Library.
This version of the classic fairy tale features a large cast portraying Hansel, Gretel, other children and adults, the witch, goblins, ogres, sprites, gingerbread cookies, forest animals and more!
Auditioners may drop in during the scheduled audition times. Those auditioning may prepare a short monologue or be prepared to do a cold reading from provided scripts. Please bring a list of all conflicts through May 11. Please note that tech week rehearsal and performances (May 4-11) will be mandatory for all participants. Auditions are competitive; Young Footliters will cast as many children as feasible but cannot guarantee all will be cast.
Performances are at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Friday, May 9 at 7pm, Saturday, May 10 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, May 11 at 2pm. The participation fee will be $40 for each child cast.
More information on Young Footliters and an audition form can be found at www.coralvillearts.org.
City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present Nora and Delia Ephron’s play Love, Loss and What I Wore on February 14-16 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are February 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm and February 16 at 2:00 pm. The show is directed by Meg Dobbs. Set design and decoration is by The Luxe Zone of Coralville.
Based on the best seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephron’s friends, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to: mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black.
Twelve talented actresses will bring these stories to life. They include Robyn Calhoun, Paula Grady, Ramya Hipp, Diviin Huff, Katy Karas, Sara Knox, Kathy Maxey, Nicole McDonough, Krista Neumann, Leslie Nolte, Mary Rinderspacher, and Mary Wedemeyer.
During the production, City Circle will be collecting donations of new and gently used professional women’s clothing to benefit the clients of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP). Donations can be brought to the theatre or dropped off at Catherine’s Boutique in downtown Iowa City at 7 S. Dubuque Street during business hours February 10-22.
Nine local businesses have donated the costumes worn by the actresses: Catherine’s, Dress Barn, Domby, Dulcinea, Francesca’s, JC Penney, Revival, Textiles, and Velvet Coat. The dresses will be auctioned off after the show’s run to benefit the DVIP. More information about the clothing drive and auction can be found atwww.citycircle.org.
Tickets to the show are $12-$27 and can be purchased online at http://www.coralvillearts.org/ or by calling 319.248.9370 or in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street and at the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street. ASL interpreters will be translating the performance on Sunday, Feb 16 at 2 PM. Please call 319.248.9372 to request seating in the ASL section.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, honey, meats, baked goods, jams & jellies, knick-knacks and more can be found in the Farmer's Markets of the corridor.
Coralville Farmer's Market - Runs the first full week in May to the first Thursday in October on Mondays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Coralville Community Aquatic Center parking lot, 1513 7th Street, Coralville. Vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams and preserves, cut flowers, plants, and crafts.
Iowa City Downtown Farmer's Market - Runs May through October on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. - noon, located at East Washington St. across from City Hall inside the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp Iowa City. The Iowa City Farmers Market opened for the first time in August of 1972 with 13 vendors selling on Saturday mornings. Over the next 40 years the market has continued to grow into an integral part of the community with over 50 vendors present at the Wednesday market and over 140 Vendors present at the Saturday market, making it the largest farmers market in Johnson County.
Iowa City Mercer Park Farmer's Market - Runs May through October on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to Mercer Park, 2701 Bradford Dr., Iowa City. Shoppers have another day of the week to purchase fresh produce, baked goods, prepared foods, jewelry, gift items and other products from local farmers, bakers and artisans.
Iowa City Winter Farmer's Market - Runs late November through late April, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in the Iowa City Market Place (Sycamore Mall), 1660 Sycamore Street, Iowa City. Each Saturday, Winter Farmers Market vendors will set up in the center mall area to sell the types of products that have traditionally been available at the Downtown markets: fresh produce, baked goods, prepared mixes and foods, handmade jewelry, and a variety of handcrafted items.
North Liberty Farmer's Market - Organized by the City of North Liberty, the Market runs May-October on Sundays 1-4pm behind the North Liberty Community Recreation Center, 520 W Cherry St., North Liberty. All vendors grow or produce their own Iowa based products, taking pride in all that they do. Some of the featured products include Havel Farms-Pork, Produce, & Plants; Kroul Farm Garden & Greenhouses-plants & produce; and Alice Wade-baked goods.
City Circle Acting Company’s third annual Holiday Cabaret will be performed December 14 and 21 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are at 7:30 pm and 10 pm. The early shows are the “Nice” version and the 10 pm shows are the “Naughty” version.
The "Nice" Holiday Cabaret is a good old-fashioned pageant of the wonderful talent our area has to offer. With acts ranging from the wonderful Cougar Chorale to a team of trained acrobats, this one-hour show has got it all, something for the entire family! The "Naughty" Cabaret offers a bit more sophisticated evening with an irreverent take on the holiday season, sure to raise spirits and lower brows! This is a PG-13 show, so leave the kids with the sitter, and enjoy the night! .
Seating is general admission. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.coralvillearts.org or by calling 319.248.9370 or in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street and at the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street.
Performances are December 13 and 20 at 7:30 pm and December 14,15,21,22 at 2:00 pm.
This year’s production of A Christmas Carol has been adapted from the original Charles Dickens’ novella by the director, Josh Sazon, and is very true to Dickens’ original text. This re-envisioned staging of the timeless classic will delight and brighten your holiday season with its timeless message of hope, peace, and love.
Tickets are $12-$27 and can be purchased online at www.coralvillearts.org, by calling 319.248.9370, or in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street and at the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street.
ASL interpreters will be translating the performance on Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 pm. Please call 319.248.9372 to request seating in the ASL section before December 12.
City Circle invites audience members to share some holiday warmth with those in need by donating hats, mittens and scarves for the lobby Mitten Tree. Donations will be shared with HACAP and Coralville Family Resource Centers. Those bringing items will be entered into a raffle for tickets to a future production.