Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ready to Time Warp with City Circle?

Coralville - Not produced in the south corridor since City Circle produced it in 2001, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show is a perennial Halloween Favorite. An irreverent musical mash up of Science Fiction, Horror and Kitsch features such infectious tunes at “Sweet Transvestite”, “Over at the Frankenstein Place” and “The Time Warp.”

Featuring actors brand new to City Circle and many local favorites (including a generous helping of the Hairspray cast), this production features all the lines, all the songs, brand new choreography and a brand new, concert-like staging. Also, the hair, makeup and costumes are inspired by Lady Gaga and other current pop sensations.

The fun begins one half-hour ahead of curtain time where City Circle will be holding a costume contest in the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts lobby. In a unique move, they will also be auditioning singer/actors to take over the song “Charles Atlas (I Can Make You a Man)” in the production. “We wanted to take audience participation to a higher level and actually have someone come on stage and sing with us,” says director Chris Okiishi. “We will have the sheet music for them and the band and cast are excited to work them in. Come show us what you’ve got!”

Also on sale are prop bags filled with the necessary “Rocky Horror” essentials—confetti, flashlights, playing cards, noisemakers and more. Outside props are not allowed.

There are two performances Friday and Saturday night: 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm. For more information and tickets, go here.


Narrator – Walker Williams (Kalona)
Brad – Michael Penick (Iowa City)
Janet – Ramya Hipp (Iowa City)
Magenta – Elizabeth Breed (Iowa City)
Riff Raff — Rod McCrea (Iowa City)
Columbia – Victoria Vaughn (Iowa City)
Frank – Justin Mangrich (Marion)
Eddie/Dr. Scott – Brett Myers (Iowa City)
Rocky – Ryan Forbes Shellady (Iowa City)
Usherette-who-survives/Tap Queen – Jessica Murillo (Iowa City)


Danielle Paulsen (Coralville)
Kelly Richeal (Coralville)
Alicia Weidner (Iowa City)
Becca Wright (Coralville)
Joel Collins (Iowa City)
Robert Kemp (Tiffin)
Jacob Ludin (Iowa City)
Wesley Tener (Iowa City)
Michael Wright (Iowa City)

The Transylvanian Trio:

Acaica Williams (Kalona)
Ellen Stevenson (Iowa City)
Barbara Lee (Iowa City)

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