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LEONARDO! A WONDERFUL SHOW ABOUT A TERRIBLE MONSTER

October 31 - November 1, 2024 Des Moines Civic Center

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Grades preK-3 

 
Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just… isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get to scare the tuna salad out of someone? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? The plot thickens when this pair meets Kerry and Frankenthaler, an even scaredier-cat and her monster friend. Kerry and Sam need to make a big decision: will they just be scaredy cats, or can they become friends?  

Come experience the big, bold, colorful use of illustrations, playful use of scale, and the magic of cinema. Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster  uses hundreds of illustrated puppets, book pages, two-dimensional props, furry monster puppets, live music, and the wonder of real-time filming to bring Mo Willems’ books to life. You can watch the big screen like a traditional movie or watch the artists below as they create the story in real time — there is no wrong way to watch the show! 

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Literacy, Music, Theater

TEACHER RESOURCES

Teachers will recieve teacher resources 4-6 weeks before the performance. 

RESERVATION, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

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QUESTIONS

Contact education@dmpa.org or 515-246-2355 with questions about content or the reservation process.

TICKET INFORMATION

Show Date Time   Availability
Thursday, October 31, 2024 10:00 AM    WAITLIST
Thursday, October 31, 2024 12:00 PM    
Friday, November 1, 2024 10:00 AM    WAITLIST
Friday, November 1, 2024 12:00 PM    

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