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City Circle Theatre Company to Present Evita on Feb.14–16

City Circle Theatre Company of Coralville will present the musical masterpiece Evita in concert format 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.

Evita is the passionate, exhilarating story of Eva Perón 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.”

Directed by Chris Okiishi with music direction by Jessica Palmer, City Circle’s Evita features eight different actors in the title role, each portraying Eva Perón at a different point in her life. Playing the role of Eva Perón will be Kristen DeGrazia, Rebecca Fields-Moffitt, Mia Fryvecind Gimenez, Sarah Hinzman, Lauren Rude, Sasha Tyler, Melisa Wallace Rusk, and Jessica Wittman. The cast also includes Michael Benson as Juan Perón and Anthony Hendricks as Che Guevara.

Tickets can be purchased online at coralvillearts.org or by calling 319-248-9370 or in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street.


Yeti Pedal

Winter singletrack trail ride for bicyclists on snow groomed single tracks. Open to fat tire, mid-fat tire and tires 3.7 inches or greater in size. Thank you...… Read on

Date February 1, 2020
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Tom Harkin Trailhead
719 Camp Cardinal Boulevard
Coralville, IA 52241
Cost Free

Parks & Recreation introduces Maker Space at Robert A. Lee

Iowa City Parks and Recreation announces the opening of the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center's brand new Maker Space, a place where children and families can come together to build, create, tinker, and discover. 

Each session will have a themed activity led by staff, but materials are available for free building and creating. Activities and supplies may robotics, rockets, lights and shadow exploration, and free building. Themes and activities will change on a regular basis.

The Maker Space will be held from 2-4 pm on Thursdays and Saturdays, from Jan. 25, 2020,  to April 25, 2020, in the Art Room at the Robert A Lee Recreation Center, 220 South Gilbert Street. The Maker Space is free and open to the public. Adult  supervision required for ages under 12.

A series of STEAM Fest special events on January 25, February 22, and March 28, will celebrate the opening of the Maker Space.  Each Saturday event will have a special activity or presentation along with hands-on activities.  Additionally, we will celebrate Earth Fest on Saturday April 25.

  • Saturday January 25 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Discovery Dome Mobile Planetarium from Putnam Museum sponsored by Hills Bank.
    • Participate in hands on, engaging STEAM activities from select community organizations.
  • Saturday February 22 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Special presentations from Science Center of Iowa sponsored by Green State Credit Union.
    • 2:00 – 2:45 pm: Boom! Why do things explode? We’ll explore the interactions of pressure, temperature and states of matter to explain why things pop, bang or blow up.  Suggested for grades K-8.
    • 3:00 – 3:45 pm: Global Soundscapes. What do vibrations look like in slow motion? How do animals use sound to survive? What do sounds tell us about the health of our planet?  Suggested for grades 3-12.
  • Saturday March 28 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Get up-close and personal with the exciting world of Arthropods with Iowa State University’s Insect Zoo sponsored by MidWestOne Bank. The Insect Zoo’s program will introduce the basics of arthropod (insects, spiders, tarantulas, millipedes, centipedes, scorpions, etc.) form and function.
    • Participate in hands on, engaging STEAM activities from select community organizations.

LEAP! Combined Efforts 4th annual variety show, January 26

Sunday, January 26, 2:00 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Combined Efforts company members will present LEAP! their 4th annual variety show. They will take the stage along with performing dogs, the Old Capital Roller Derby women, comedic sketches, vocalists, Crescendo Children’s Choir, CE Men’s choir, a baby goat, salsa and modern dancers, belly dancers, jugglers, and more. Each act lasts only 5–8 minutes offering 90 minutes of fast-paced entertainment for the entire family. 

Combined Efforts is a visual and performing arts company with a mission of artistic excellence through purposeful collaboration between artists with and without disabilities. Tickets are available by calling 319-248-9370 or visiting CoralvilleArts.org. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4:00 pm.


City Circle Theatre Company Announces Auditions for Legally Blonde The Musical

City Circle Theatre Company of Coralville will hold auditions for Legally Blonde The Musical 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.

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