Advertisement

City Circle cabaret features a ‘nice and naughty’ take on the holidays


City Circle Cabaret
Saturday’s show will feature a Rockettes-style performance. — photo by killaee via Flickr Creative Commons

Laugh away the highs and lows of the holidays at City Circle Acting Company’s Sugar & Spice: A Nice & Naughty Holiday Cabaret on Dec. 13 and 20 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

The cabaret is split into two separate shows: a “nice” show and a “naughty” show, with a short break in between. The “nice” portion is a traditional, family-friendly Christmas pageant, while the “Naughty” portion presents a more sarcastic, teasing tone about the holiday season, with comedic numbers fit for older audiences.

“For many of us, the holidays bring peace, joy and family…but also frustration and rage. We’d like to show both,” said Chris Okiishi, director of City Circle.

The cabaret is made up of various group and solo performances including a children’s choir, a Rockettes-style Christmas number and a bell choir. Besides the holiday standards, there will also be short skits, comedy and new arrangements of Christmas songs written specifically for this event. There is also one original song that is “decidedly naughty,” a song about holiday overeating, a song rallying action against the mistreatment of elves, Christmas-themed parodies of two songs from Les Miserables and a punk-rock version of a Dr. Seuss poem.

“We aim to have something for everyone; if you love the holidays, fear the holidays, are sick of the holidays—this show is for you!” said Okiishi.

The “nice” portion of the show begins at 7:30 p.m., with the “naughty” portion to follow at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 per individual show, or $15 for both.


Thoughts? Tips? A cute picture of a dog? Share them with LV » editor@littlevillagemag.com

Advertisement

The Iowa City Human Rights Commission needs you!

Apply Today

@ICHumanRights »

Advertisement

Summer Programs 2020

Get 150+ local restaurants delivered to your door in the Iowa City & Cedar Rapids areas!

The Future is Unwritten

You look to Little Village for today’s stories. Your sustaining support will help us write tomorrow’s.

Regular

$10/mo or $120/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
The cost of doing this work really adds up! Your contribution at this level will cover telephone and internet expenses for one month at the LV editorial offices.

Italic

$20/mo or $240/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
$240 is enough to cover one month’s costs for sending out our weekly entertainment newsletter, The Weekender. Make a contribution at this level to put a little more oomph on your support and your weekend.

Bold

$30/mo or $360/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
LittleVillageMag.com connects eastern Iowa culture with the world. Your contribution at this level will cover the site’s hosting costs for three months. A bold move for our boldest supporters!

All monthly and annual contributors receive:

  • Recognition on our Supporters page (aliases welcome)
  • Exclusive early access when we release new half-price gift cards
  • Access to a secret Facebook group where you can connect with other supporters and discuss the latest news and upcoming events (and maybe swap pet pics?) with the LV staff
  • Invitations to periodic publisher chats (held virtually for now) to meet with Matt and give him a piece of your mind, ask your burning questions and hear more about the future plans for Little Village, Bread & Butter Magazine, Witching Hour Festival and our other endeavors.

Coralville Public Library Online Summer Reading Programs

For ages 0-99+