Tuesday, June 7, 2011

West Side Story at the Englert June 17-19

Iowa City - City Circle Acting Company of Coralville present West Side Story, its 5th summer musical showcasing the talents of our area's high school students, June 17-19 at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City.

West Side Story, script by Arthur Laurents, sets William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the 1950s inner city. Rival gangs face off as love blooms in the most unlikely of places.

Featuring some of the best-loved theater songs of all time, including "Somewhere", "Tonight" and "Something's Coming", the score, by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, will be brought to life by a full orchestra under the direction of Ed Kottick. Dr. Kottick, Professor of Music at the University of Iowa, has directed several local theatrical orchestras, including My Fair Lady, Wonderful Town and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the latter in S.T. Morrison Park in summer of 2008. Directed by veteran and City Circle founder Michael Stokes and featuring the choreography of Leslie Nolte of Coralville's Notle Academy of Dance, this will be an unmissable theatrical experience. Tickets available through City Circle's website or by calling (319)688-2653.

This is the final production of the City Circle Acting Company of Coralville's 2010-2011 Season. The cast of West Side Story includes:

From City High: Josh Titler, Phil Buatti, David Maize, Melissa Melloy, Michael Sotelo, Jacob Walterhouse, Austin Berry, Colin Berry, Amy Ostrem, Alexandra Perez, Mary Rethwisch, Sarah Mildenstein, and Emily Mendoza.

From West High: Conner Henry, Sam O’Brien, Javon Stovall, Megan Henry, Kailey Barber, Hannah Rublaitus, and Cat Rebelskey

From Regina High School: Tyler Jensen, David Rudolph, Jessica Ziniel, Katelyn Swearingen, and Emily Duncan.

From Mid-Prairie High School: Taylor Troyer

From Tipton High School: Adam Jedlicka

From Williamsburg High School: Mitchell Widmer

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