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The Christians The Christians
by Lucas Hnath
Presented by City Circle Theatre Company


Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands. Today should be a day of celebration but Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. A big-little play about faith in America—and the trouble with changing your mind. 


Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM


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The Christians The Christians
by Lucas Hnath
Presented by City Circle Theatre Company


Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands. Today should be a day of celebration but Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. A big-little play about faith in America—and the trouble with changing your mind. 


Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM


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The Christians The Christians
by Lucas Hnath
Presented by City Circle Theatre Company


Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands. Today should be a day of celebration but Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. A big-little play about faith in America—and the trouble with changing your mind. 


Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM


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Carmen The Tragedy of Carmen
Presented by the University of Iowa School of Music

Peter Brook’s gripping adaptation brings Bizet’s opera back to its origins of sexual intrigue, power and complexity. In this tightly wound one act version, Carmen’s embrace of her dark fate is elevated from an act of submission to an assertion of power.


Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM


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Carmen The Tragedy of Carmen
Presented by the University of Iowa School of Music

Peter Brook’s gripping adaptation brings Bizet’s opera back to its origins of sexual intrigue, power and complexity. In this tightly wound one act version, Carmen’s embrace of her dark fate is elevated from an act of submission to an assertion of power.


Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM


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Carmen The Tragedy of Carmen
Presented by the University of Iowa School of Music

Peter Brook’s gripping adaptation brings Bizet’s opera back to its origins of sexual intrigue, power and complexity. In this tightly wound one act version, Carmen’s embrace of her dark fate is elevated from an act of submission to an assertion of power.


Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM


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Reflections logo Orchestra Iowa Masterworks: Reflections
Blaine Cunningham, Tuba

This Masterworks concert features Cedar Rapids native and Grammy-Award Winning composer, Michael Daugherty’s "Reflections on the Mississippi," a delightful tuba concerto that will showcase Orchestra Iowa’s very own Principal Tuba Blaine Cunningham. Also on the program for the evening is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.


Date: Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM


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St. Olaf Orchestra St. Olaf Orchestra
2019 Fall Tour

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Steven Amundson, is a full symphony orchestra rich in international artistry and tradition and known for its enthusiastic and passionate performances. 


Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM


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Dear Edwina Jr logo Dear Edwina, Jr.
Presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre

Edwina Spoonapple and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends, through clever, catchy and poignant songs. From the creators of Junie B. Jones, the Musical.


Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM


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Dear Edwina Jr logo Dear Edwina, Jr.
Presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre

Edwina Spoonapple and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends, through clever, catchy and poignant songs. From the creators of Junie B. Jones, the Musical.


Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM


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Dear Edwina Jr logo Dear Edwina, Jr.
Presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre

Edwina Spoonapple and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends, through clever, catchy and poignant songs. From the creators of Junie B. Jones, the Musical.


Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM


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An Evening with Jerome Kern An Evening with Jerome Kern

Under the baton of Dr. Edward Kottick, the CCPA Orchestra and guest soloists take the stage to deliver the music of Jerome Kern. From Showboat to Swingtime, this is music from the glory days of Broadway. 


Date: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM


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Chad Eby and Ariel Pocock KCCK's "Homecoming" with Chad Eby & Ariel Pocock

Newhall native Chad Eby, associate professor in the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at UNC-Greensboro, comes home to Iowa for his first headline performance, with his friend, pianist Ariel Pocock.


Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM


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Annie Annie
Presented by City Circle Theatre Company

Leapin’ Lizards! With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts in this fun-filled musical based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray. Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, October 8 at Noon.


Date: December 6-8, 13-15


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Leap! 2020 LEAP! 2020
Presented by Combined Efforts

A fantastic ninety minute variety show, celebrating the unique, hilarious, and talented diverse community of Iowa City.


Date: Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 PM, 2020


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Evita Evita: In Concert
Presented by City Circle Theatre Company

Evita is the passionate, exhilarating story of Eva Peron who used her charisma and charms to rise from her penniless origins to political power as the first lady of Argentina. Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, December 7 at Noon.


Date: February 14-16, 2020


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Treasure Island Treasure Island
Presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre

Join the Young Footliters on a slightly different adventure, as Jim Hawkins, after having his worst day ever, dreams of a better life as a pirate. He meets pirates Billy Bones and Long John Silver, as well as beautiful mermaids, dancing crabs, and some very vocal parrots. Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, January 14 at Noon.


Date: March 13-15, 2020


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Legally Blonde The Musical Legally Blonde The Musical
Presented by City Circle Theatre Company

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery based on the adored movie. Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, March 3 at Noon.


Date: May 1-3, 8-10, 2020


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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.
Presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. is a high-flying fun-filled adventure that will dazzle audiences of all ages. Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, April 14 at Noon.


Date: June 12-14, 2020


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High School Musical Disney's High School Musical
Presented by City Circle Theatre Company

Join Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, and the Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians, and Skater Dudes at East High in City Circle’s annual teen show. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, and the brainy Gabriella cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, April 28 at Noon. 


Date: June 26-28, 2020


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