Celebrate Me Home is directed by Patrick DuLaney and Chris Okiishi. City Circle continues its tradition of off-kilter holiday fare with this fun, touching, sweet, and hilarious variety show. Built around the talents, skills, joys and holiday memories of the cast, this musical celebration of the season provides laughs and the occasional tear.
Featuring a talented cast of familiar area actors and singers, Celebrate Me Home will shed an often comical light on the holiday season. Songs featured in the performance range from familiar favorites (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”) to soon-to-be-hits like “If You Love Me, Please Don’t Feed Me.” Says director DuLaney, “It seems to me that so much of the holidays is geared towards children, and I like to see some grown-up seasonal sentiment every once in a while, some adult holiday cheer. Not a naughty Christmas, mind you, but one just a little sophisticated, a little relaxed, a little…well, grown-up. So that is what we’ve tried to create in Celebrate Me Home.”
The cast includes Eddie Skaggs and Paula Grady of Cedar Rapids, Iowa City area folk Rod McCrea, Kate Thompson, Lauren Baker, Carrie Houchins-Witt, Ellen Stevenson, and Tim Budd, and Wellman’s Ryan Shellady. Special guests include Ron Clark of Riverside Theatre and the fabulous Hawkettes!
Performances of Celebrate Me Home will be held December 16-18 at 7:30 pm at Riverside Theatre. Tickets are $12 for students and seniors and $15 for adults. Tickets are available online at
http://www.citycircle.org and through the Riverside Theatre Box Office (319 338-7672). Tickets will also be available at the door.