THE LATEST FROM DMPA

Funny Girl

The Famous Faces of Fanny Brice

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
The hit musical “Funny Girl” follows the story of Fanny Brice, a young girl who dreams of being a star. This iconic role has been played by many iconic women during its time on Broadway and screen.
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DMPA Conversations

DMPA Conversations: Dixie Longate's Kris Andersson

Monday, February 26, 2024
Join Kris Andersson, creator, playwright, performer, and director of Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull, and DMPA President and CEO Jeff Chelesvig for our latest episode.
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DMPA Conversations

Tory Dobrin, Artistic Director for Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Monday, February 19, 2024
Learn more about Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo from Tory Dobrin, Artistic Director!
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Compay Des Moines

In Comes Company: A Glimpse Inside Our Press Day!

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Company descended upon Des Moines this week, and not just in the electrifying performances of Company currently on the Civic Center stage, but also in the lively press day held with members of the cast.
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DMPA Conversations

DMPA Conversations: Company Producer Chris Harper

Monday, February 5, 2024
Join Tony and Olivier Award-Winning Producer, Chris Harper, and DMPA President and CEO, Jeff Chelesvig, as they discuss the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, Company.
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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

A Glimpse into the Talented “Trocks”

Thursday, January 25, 2024
The world’s foremost gender-skewing comic ballet company is coming to Des Moines!
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Les Misérables at the Civic Center

Fun Facts About Les Mis – The World’s Most Popular Musical!

Thursday, January 25, 2024
You know and love it; it’s the world’s most popular musical – Les Misérables! Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, the performance tells an enthralling story, showcasing a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
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Dixie Giggling up a storm.

Top 5 Reasons to See Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Don't miss Dixie Longate at the Temple Theater from Feb. 27 - March 17, 2024
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Stomp

Stomp Rescheduled to June 2024

Thursday, January 11, 2024
The January engagement of Stomp has been postponed to June 2024.
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Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull

Dixie’s Best Moments in Des Moines

Thursday, January 11, 2024
She is hilarious, showstopping, and iconic. She is the moment. You know and love her, it’s your favorite red head, Dixie Longate and she’s headed back to Des Moines!
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The Peking Acrobats

The Peking Acrobats: Myth-Busters!

Thursday, January 11, 2024
The Peking Acrobats are coming to Des Moines!

Pushing the limits of human ability and defying gravity with contortion, flexibility, and control, there seems to be nothing The Peking Acrobats can’t do!
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STOMP

STOMP On Down to the Civic Center

Friday, January 5, 2024
In just one week, you can see what all the noise is about. STOMP will be at the Des Moines Civic Center January 12-14, and will provide an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.
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What is a Sensory-Friendly Performance?

Thursday, January 4, 2024
Learn more about sensory-friendly performances with Des Moines Performing Arts!
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STOMP OUT THE COLD

Stomp out the Cold!

Monday, January 1, 2024
Stomp out the Cold this winter!
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Mamma Mia!

Get Into the Spirit of Mamma Mia!

Tuesday, December 19, 2023
You are going to have the time of your life when Mamma Mia! graces the Civic Center stage January 23 - 28!
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DMPA Conversations Logo

DMPA launches new podcast, DMPA Conversations

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Join DMPA President and CEO, Jeff Chelesvig, as he visits with The Wiz director, Schele Williams.
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Fun facts About Cirque Dreams Holidaze!

Friday, December 1, 2023
It’s the most magical time of the year, so to commemorate, we are bringing some magic to our stage for you! Cirque Dreams Holidaze is the ultimate family-friendly, holiday spectacular.
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Spend the holidays with Des Moines Performing Arts

The Holidays at DMPA

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Des Moines Performing Arts is here to bring you some positivity and fun this holiday season! There are so many great shows coming up, and we know they will get you in the holiday spirit.
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Girl From The North Country

An Inside Look - Girl from the North Country

Monday, November 13, 2023
In just two weeks the tony award-winning musical, Girl from the North Country will be at the Des Moines Civic Center! Reimagined to 20 legendary songs of Bob Dylan, this show is sure to entertain the masses.
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2023-24 Wellmark Family Series Discovery Parties

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Check out all of the exciting opportunities during our Discovery Parties for the 2023-24 Wellmark Family Series.
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Contra-Tiempo!

Contra-Tiempo - Get to Know the Company

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Contra-Tiempo, a Los Angeles-based activist dance theater company is coming to Des Moines in just a few short weeks! Contra Tiempo is dedicated to transforming the world through dance.
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The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare

How Well Do You Know Tortoise and the Hare

Monday, October 16, 2023
Coming to the Des Moines Civic Center is The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Gen! This story begins with Aesop’s classic fable of the Tortoise and The Hare and continues 10 years down the road when they meet again.
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Broadway 2023-2024 tickets are on sale now!

6 Hit Songs from This Season’s Broadway Series

Monday, October 2, 2023
It’s time to kick off our 2023-2024 Broadway Season! We have a great lineup of shows coming to Des Moines, IA and we want YOU to experience all we have to offer.
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3 Show Explorer Series Speakers

Meet The 2023-24 Explorer Series Speakers

Friday, September 29, 2023
We are delighted to welcome another dynamic season of expert scientists, adventurers, and photographers to the Civic Center Stage.
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Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse Live In Concert

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert Fun Facts

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Hey Spider-Man fans! Are you ready to see your favorite superhero on the big screen? Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert is coming to Des Moines in just one month!
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Bindlestiff

DMPA’s Free Programming Reaches a Special Audience

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Veterans at VA Central Iowa Health Care System were treated to a special performance from
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus that included juggling, unicycling, sword swallowing, and a lot of heart.
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2023-24 Temple Comedy Series

Temple Comedy Series Overview

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Learn more about the 2023-24 Temple Comedy Series!
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Groups at DMPA

Group Sales at DMPA

Thursday, August 17, 2023
Whether it's a birthday celebration, employee incentives, or enriching students' learning experiences, DMPA is your go-to destination for the ultimate group experience in Des Moines.
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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Accessible and Free Live Entertainment: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Thursday, August 10, 2023
Join us for Bindlestiff Family Cirkus August 17-19, 2023!
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2023-24 Wellmark Family Series

The Wellmark Family Series is for All Ages!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
The Wellmark Family Series is Fun for the Entire Family!
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Emma Webb: Multicultural Leadership Program

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Learn more about Emma Webb's experience in DMPA's multicultural leadership program.
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Katiana Arnold: Multicultural Leadership Program

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Learn more about Katiana Arnold's experience in the Multicultural Leadership Program at DMPA.
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23-24 Dance Series Ticket Packages

Top 3 Reasons to See the 23-24 Dance Series

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Top 3 Reasons to See the 2023-24 Dance Series and become a Dance Series Subscriber.
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Kelli O'Hara sitting in the chairs of the house

Some of our favorite Kelli O'Hara Broadway roles

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Kelli O'Hara graces the Des Moines Civic Center stage on July 22.
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Ain't Too Proud at the Civic Center June 27 - July 2

The Story Behind the Songs: The Temptations

Friday, June 23, 2023
Before you see the show, Ain't Too Proud, learn a little bit more about the story behind the songs.
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DMPA Tony Awards

Des Moines Performing Arts Well-Represented on Broadway’s Biggest Night

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Broadway’s biggest names came together on Sunday night at the United Palace Theatre for The 76th Annual Tony Awards.
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Free Outdoor Events

Know Before You Go: DMPA’s Free Outdoor Family Events

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
With summer comes another series of Des Moines Performing Arts’ Free Outdoor Family Events. But before you go to any of these events, there are a few things to keep in mind:
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DMPA Tony Awards

DMPA Investments Win Tony Awards 2023

Monday, June 12, 2023
Two DMPA investments win Tony Awards this year!
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The Bubbler

2023 Free Outdoor Family Events: Meet The Bubbler

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
The Bubbler is the first performance of the 2023 Free Outdoor Family Events series.
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TINA: The Tina Turner Musical at the Des Moines Civic Center May 16 - 21

How well do you know Tina Turner?

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Put your knowledge of the TINA TURNER to the test! And be sure you don't miss this Broadway hit at the Des Moines Civic Center May 16 - 21!
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Three Des Moines Performing Arts Invested Shows Receive Tony Award Nominations

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Three DMPA Invested Shows Receive Tony Award Nominations
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Gina Chavez

Our Favorite Gina Chavez Videos

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Bilingual, Latin pop artist Gina Chavez brings her soulful, powerful vocals to the Temple Theater on Saturday, April 15.
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Willis Broadway Series

2023-24 Willis Broadway Series Overview

Friday, March 10, 2023
A quick look at the productions in our 2023-24 Willis Broadway Series!
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Fun Facts about Disney's The Lion King Tour

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Fun & Interesting Facts about Disney's The Lion King North American Tour!
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2023-24 Season Announcement

Guess our 2023-24 Willis Broadway Series

Monday, February 20, 2023
Can you guess the 2023-24 Willis Broadway Series Season?
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Next in the Live at the Temple Concert Series

Monday, February 20, 2023
Check out Larry McCray, Tuba Skinny and more of the talented performers in the Live at the Temple Comedy Series coming up at the Temple Theater!
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2023-24 Broadway Season Announcement on March 6

2023-24 Willis Broadway Series Announcement Date

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
DMPA will announce the 2023-24 Willis Broadway Series on Monday, March 6 at 10 AM online at DMPA.org
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Our Favorite Videos from Disney's The Lion King

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to the Des Moines Civic Center!
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The Simon and Garfunkel Story

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THESE POPULAR SIMON & GARFUNKEL SONGS

Thursday, February 2, 2023
The Simon and Garfunkel Story is an immersive concert-style theater show that takes audiences on a journey through the iconic career of folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
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Forbidden Broadway

Forbidden Broadway

Monday, January 30, 2023
Catch Forbidden Broadway at the Temple Theater January 31 - February 5!
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5 Reasons Your Family Needs to Attend a Discovery Party

Monday, January 23, 2023
5 Reasons Your Family Needs to Attend a Discovery Party before a Wellmark Family Series show!
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Top reasons to be a broadway season ticket holder

Top Reasons to be a Broadway Season Ticket Holder

Friday, January 20, 2023
Looking for the best way to experience Broadway productions in Des Moines? Look no further than the Willis Broadway Series Season Tickets at the Des Moines Civic Center.
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Disney's The Lion King - Test Your Knowledge

Thursday, January 12, 2023
Test your trivia and get ready for Disney's The Lion King playing at the Des Moines Civic Center from March 30 - April 16, 2023!
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Six The Musical

Top Six Reasons to See Six the Musical

Thursday, January 5, 2023
Check out our top Six Reasons to See Six the musical playing at the Des Moines Civic Center from February 7-19, 2023!
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Cats the Musical at the Des Moines Civic Center Jan. 3-8, 2023

CATS THE MUSICAL TRIVIA

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Put your knowledge of the Musical CATS to the test! And be sure you don't miss this Broadway hit at the Des Moines Civic Center now playing through January 8, 2023!
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