|Kristen Behrendt DeGrazia|
Says co-director Patrick Du Laney, “We mark the events of our lives by the songs we listen to. What was playing when you met The One? When he broke your heart, what did you listen to over and over? What did you dance to at your wedding? These are songs and stories from the heart.” Local performers will share their true stories and the songs that are meaningful to them.
The performance, directed by Patrick Du Laney and Christopher Okiishi, features Kristen Behrendt DeGrazia, Krista Neumann, Colin Nies, Okiishi, Du Laney, Robyn Calhoun, Drew Bielinski, Ellen Stevenson, Mary Rinderspacher, Ramya Hipp, Josh Sazon, Kevin Burford, and more. Co-director Okiishi says, “It’s always a joy to have the opportunity to work with some of our best local performers. We had so much fun with our December Holiday Cabaret performances, and such great response from the audiences, that we decided to do a similar event, though this time with a theme of songs that touch the heart. The title of our musical evening references the next week’s main stage production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore.”
City Circle is also presenting Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s play Love, Loss, and What I Wore February 14-16. That play presents stories of women’s lives told through clothing and accessories.
Tickets for Love, Loss, and What I Sang are $10 and available online at coralvillearts.org, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Recreation Center,1506 8th Street. Tickets for Love, Loss and What I Wore range from $12-$27 and are available in the same locations.