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Eastern Iowa sees an explosion of local theatre this weekend

Once upon a time, in a land much like ours, summer was a down time for the theatre community. You’d have an outdoor Shakespeare production, perhaps, but by and large, companies drew down the curtain for a few months, especially at community and amateur theatres. Those times are gone, and this weekend is a phenomenal […]

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City Circle’s ‘1776’ filled with excellent performances; could be streamlined

1776 Coralville Center for the Performing Arts — through May 8 City Circle’s 1776 opened to a mostly full house last night, rife with families, sponsors and excitement. The story of the conception of the United States is well-known, and this musical tells that tale of grumpy, sweaty delegates caught between independence and servitude, and […]

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Interview: Director Elizabeth Tracey on City Circle’s upcoming musical, ‘1776’

City Circle presents: 1776 Coralville Center for the Performing Arts — opens Friday, Apr. 29 City Circle Acting Company’s production of 1776 opens Friday, Apr. 29 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. They couldn’t have chosen a better moment. The world is agog with Founding Fathers fever, with the new musical Hamilton having […]

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Opening tonight: The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Les Mis

Two theatre productions kick off this evening, with The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Les Misérables opening at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and Theatre Cedar Rapids, respectively. The Mystery of Edwin Drood Coralville Center for the Performing Arts — June 20-22 ($12-$27) Have you ever wished that the concept of “choose your […]

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