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Applause Series

The Applause Series is back, now with more options than ever!

For the 2021-2022 school year, we are pleased to offer a hybrid season. Whether your classroom is ready to come back to the theater for an in-person field trip or if you are looking for virtual options, the Applause Series has you covered! Please note our current health policies for in-person school performances.

Regardless of format, these experiences for students energize young imaginations and invite new thinking about creative expression, cultural diversity and even career options. Specially designed curriculum materials further help educators connect the content with larger academic and learning objectives.

Join us today for The Applause Series, as we bring the world to Iowa’s school children and use the arts to open their eyes to new cultures, customs, and ideas!

For questions, contact education@dmpa.org.

 

Virtual Programs - Free Streaming Access for Iowa Schools

Puppets in Paper

January 3 - April 5, 2022 Get Tickets
Rules at Play Pilobolus

RULES@PLAY

January 10 - 28, 2022 Get Tickets
Commanding Space

Commanding Space: The Rise of Annie Easley And The Centaur Rocket

February 7 - March 11, 2022 Get Tickets

No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

April 4 - 22, 2022 Get Tickets
Cenicienta

CENICIENTA: A BILINGUAL CINDERELLA STORY

May 2 - 20, 2022 Get Tickets

 

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS - $1/TICKET

Please note our current health policies for school performances:

  • All audience members must wear a mask at all times when inside a DMPA venue.
  • DMPA has reduced audience capacity for these performances to allow for physically distanced seating.

 

Wild Hope

Wild Hope

February 1, 2022 Get Tickets
Step Afrika!

Step Afrika!

February 3 - 4, 2022 Get Tickets
Jabari Dreams of Freedom

JABARI DREAMS OF FREEDOM

March 7 - 11, 2022 Get Tickets
The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

March 7, 2022 Get Tickets
Spinosaurus

SPINOSAURUS: LOST GIANT OF THE CRETACEOUS

March 10, 2022 Get Tickets
DoodlePOP

DoodlePOP

March 23 - 29, 2022 Get Tickets
San Jose Taiko

San Jose Taiko

March 31 - April 1, 2022 Get Tickets

VIVA LA MUSICA! VIVA LA CULTURA!

April 4, 2022 Get Tickets
Paddington Gets in a Jam Grades prek-2

Paddington Gets in a Jam

April 27 - 28, 2022 Get Tickets
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