This year’s summer musical is Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale. Our director is Dave Helmuth, and the musical director is Jessica Palmer.
Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair! Hold on to your hair and prepare for a brand new magical musical re-telling of the classic fairy tale! On the edge of glory, the evil Lady Za Za determines to rule the kingdom by keeping the beautiful Princess Rapunzel – with the long, long, long hair – trapped in a tower in the deep, dark, dank, dismal, dreary forest. It’ll be up to Sir Roderick and his hair stylist friend Edgar (who is on a quest to find the perfect head of hair) to rescue Princess Rapunzel and restore the kingdom – with the help of a slightly neurotic Gypsy Woman – isn’t there one in every fairy tale? and a tired, yet witty, old dragon named Socrates – who has lost his poof!
Save the date for auditions, May 8 & 9! Performances are July 24-26 (we are still discussing exact performance dates/times, due to RAGBRAI coming to Coralville July 24). More information on age range and audition details coming soon.
Come out to see our youngest performers in the April 17 and 18 performances of Pinocchio!
Tickets ($7 for adults, $5 for youth under 18) are available online, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Rec Center.
We will announce the summer musical, slated for the last weekend in July, on Monday, March 2! Auditions will be May 8 & 9.
The next Young Footliters production will be Kathryn Schultz Miller’s Pinnocchio, directed by Jean Grewe. Click here to sign up for an audition slot.
This production is open for actors in grades K-4. The play is approximately 45 minutes long and contains roles for lots of young actors.
Our goal for this show is to create a special, age-appropriate experience for our youngest performers. The children will receive valuable experience in putting on a production: they’ll learn about the rehearsal process, what a performance is like, how to project and speak clearly, how to pay attention and focus on the show, and how to work as a team. They’ll also have a lot of fun creating a show with other kids!
Rehearsals will start February 16 and be about 3 times per week; most kids will only be called once or twice per week until the last week or two.
Performances are April 17 at 7pm and April 18 at 2pm.
K-2nd graders do not need to prepare anything; they will do call-and-response line readings and simple movement in groups for their audition.
3rd & 4th graders should be prepared to do a cold reading; they may also prepare a monologue or poem to recite.
Auditions are at the Coralville Public Library Schwab Auditorium; please use the underground parking.
Participation fee is $30/child; each child must also have an up-to-date Young Footliters family membership (family membership is $30 per year).
Click here for the audition form.
We are in the process of deciding our spring and summer shows. As soon as we have details finalized, we will announce auditions!
Join us at the Aisle of Lights this Sunday, December 14 for cookies, hot cider, coffee and special Reader’s Theater presentations of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Readings will be at 5:30pm, 6:15pm and 7pm in the CCPA lobby.
Congratulations to our cast, and thank you to everyone who auditioned!
Scrooge: Joseph Lapire
Narrator 1: Lucy Kaskie
Narrator 2: Elise Seery
Narrator 3: Lauren Siems
Narrator 4: Margaux Maurus
Jake Marley: Sam Nester
Bob Cratchit: Sean Harken
Bed-Headed Fred (Scrooge’s Nephew): Akash Choudhury
Miss Blakely (Solicitor 1): Aleigha Ausman
Mr. Forrest (Solicitor 2): Quincy Coghill-Behrends
Ghost of Christmas Past: Emma Furlong
Young Scrooge: Massimo Biggers
Belle: Asjah Weber
Belle’s Husband: Charlie Wait
Ghost of Christmas Present: A.J. Murdah
Mrs. Cratchit: Kyra Helmuth
Timmy Loo Hoo: Zoe Smith
Fred’s Wife: Mia Olson
Party Guest 1: Teagan Bollers
Party Guest 2: Beatrice Kaskie
Party Guest 3: Hanah Kitamoto
Party Guest 4: Valerie Teets
Ghost of Christmas Future (nonspeaking): Frannie Ogilvie
Girl: Maya Marquardt
Maid: Bryn Russell
Ensemble (Street people, rock band members, party guests, etc.): Isabel Murdah, Amelia Marquardt, Clive Guidry, Matthew Teets, Riley Uthe
Student Director: Serena Collins
Reader’s Theatre Pre-Performance Entertainment
Team Blitzen – Friday, December 5 evening
Team Dasher – Saturday, December 6 matinee
Team Comet – Saturday, December 6 evening
This winter’s Hoover Library production is Peter Bloedel’s A Seussified Christmas Carol. This comedic take on the Dickens tale is told in rhymed verse, inspired by a certain children’s author. Directed by Tara Acton.
Anyone grades K-12 may audition. Those auditioning should be prepared to do a cold reading from provided scripts; they may also recite or read a short rhyming poem. Please bring a list of all conflicts from October 13 through December 6. Note that tech week (December 1-6) and performances will be mandatory for all participants.
Download the audition form here.
Reserve an audition spot online!
Auditions at the Coralville Public Library (Schwab Auditorium):
Friday, September 26 from 4-6pm
Saturday, September 27 from 11-2pm
Performances: December 5 and 6, 2014
Participation fee: $40. Each participant must have an up to date family membership ($30 per year).
Questions? Contact Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 458-1544.
Ghost Xmas Past
Ghost Xmas Present
Timmy Loo Hoo
Bed-Headed Fred’s Wife
Voices at Party #1-4
Sven, Ghost Future
Street people, rock band members, party guests