Little Black Dress

January 22 - 26, 2020 Get Tickets

Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare

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Come From Away

January 28 - February 2, 2020 Get Tickets


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Lisa Lampanelli's Losin' It

February 4 - 23, 2020 Get Tickets


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On The Trail of Big Cats

February 18, 2020 Get Tickets

JEFF @25

Celebrating our President and CEO Jeff Chelesvig's 25th Anniversary at DMPA with a look back at 25 years of highlights.

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