Coralville – City Circle Acting Company of Coralville is proud to announce that the smash hit musical Hairspray will be the first full production performed at the new Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Hairspray is a musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Based on the cult classic John Waters film, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman, and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, the musical celebrates community, friendship and tolerance. Hairspray celebrates the music of the sixties, from pop dance hits to rhythm and blues, and rocks with energetic choreography. This story of one pleasantly plump girl’s quest for success will leave audiences cheering.
Prior to Hairspray and the official opening of the new theatre, City Circle will begin their fourteenth season with two summertime productions.
In keeping with their educational mission, the Company will produce a youth musical version of West Side Story in June. City Circle’s recent summer youth musicals have included Rent and Godspell and have provided opportunities for area junior and senior high students to perform in fully produced, high-quality musicals.
The Coralville community will then be treated to a “sneak peek” of the new venue when the Company presents a concert version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in August. This special presentation will feature a local star in the title role and provide an opportunity for area actors and singers to be the first to perform in the exciting new venue.