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#IMOMSOHARD CROSS-COUNTRY COMEDY TOUR MOM'S NIGHT OUT: ROUND 2 COMES TO THE CIVIC CENTER!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
COMING TO THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER ON JULY 11, 2019 TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 10 AM DES MOINES, IA – Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present the comedy duo of...
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DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER WELCOMES MULTIPLE GRAMMY WINNER BILL GAITHER AND THE GAITHER VOCAL BAND

Monday, February 11, 2019
Tickets on sale Feb. 18! DES MOINES, IA – Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither for a spectacular evening of music, laughter...
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DEAR EVAN HANSEN BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORD FOR HIGHEST GROSSING WEEK AT THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER

Monday, February 11, 2019
“ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE SHOWS IN MUSICAL THEATER HISTORY.” -The Washington Post DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts announced today that the First National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen has broken the...
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DEAR EVAN HANSEN NATIONAL TOUR ANNOUNCES $25 DIGITAL LOTTERY FOR EVERY PERFORMANCE

Friday, February 1, 2019
“ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE SHOWS IN MUSICAL THEATER HISTORY.” -The Washington Post   DEAR EVAN HANSEN FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR MAKES DES MOINES DEBUT AT THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER Get...
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DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES 2019 SUMMER CAMPS

Monday, January 21, 2019
High-caliber opportunities for students to expand theatrical talent Learn More! DES MOINES, Iowa - Each summer Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) offers young people throughout the Midwest the opportunity to explore their interest in performing arts. Four camp models will be offered this summer and includes, Musical Theater Camp: Let’s Put On a Show! (six sessions), Mission Improvisation: Featuring The Play That...
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SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR TONY AWARD-WINNING HELLO, DOLLY! STARTING JAN. 14

Thursday, January 10, 2019
TONY AWARD®-WINNING BROADWAY LEGEND BETTY BUCKLEY STARS IN FIRST NATIONAL TOUR OF “HELLO, DOLLY!” THE TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL WILL BEGIN PERFORMANCES APRIL 9 AT THE DES MOINES...
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SEX TIPS RETURNS TO THE TEMPLE THEATER FOUR YEARS AFTER OPENING THE NATIONAL TOUR

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Get Tickets! If you’re wondering if “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” actually works, consider this: The show’s playwright skipped the national tour’s kick-off because his wife was in labor. The tour started here in Des...
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JAZZ ICON MARILYN MAYE TO GRACE DES MOINES’ TEMPLE THEATER IN APRIL

Monday, December 10, 2018
Tickets on sale Dec. 14! DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present American jazz singer, cabaret singer, and musical theater actress Marilyn Maye for two...
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DISNEY'S ALADDIN OPENS TONIGHT AT THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER!

Thursday, November 29, 2018
   Get Tickets! DES MOINES, IA – The Des Moines premiere of Disney’s Aladdin opens tonight, Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Civic Center for a limited...
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Bat Out of Hell Tour Postponed

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The producers have canceled the tour and we have not been able to rebook for a future engagement. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause....
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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR DISNEY'S ALADDIN THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  Des Moines’ Limited Premiere Engagement Plays Nov. 28 to Dec. 9 at the Des Moines Civic Center Get Tickets! DES MOINES, IA Thursday, October, 11, 2018 – Casting has...
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LEGENDARY ROCK BAND COMES TO THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER IN MAY

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Get Tickets! DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band, CHICAGO, at the Des Moines Civic Center on Tuesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets will go...
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SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THREE WILLIS BROADWAY SERIES SHOWS STARTING NOV. 19

Monday, November 12, 2018
Get Tickets! DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets for three Willis Broadway Series shows, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK–THE MUSICAL, BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL & MEGAN...
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NICKELODEON SUPERSTAR JOJO SIWA TO PERFORM AT THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER ON JUNE 5, 2019

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
NICKELODEON SUPERSTAR JOJO SIWA ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER U.S. CONCERT TOUR AND FIRST EP RELEASE NICKELODEON’S JOJO SIWA D.R.E.A.M. THE TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 17, PRODUCED BY AEG PRESENTS D.R.E.A.M. The Music, Siwa’s First EP Release, Available Friday, Nov. 16  Tickets On Sale To General Public Beginnng Friday, Nov. 16, at 10:00 a.m. Share it: @Nickelodeon #JoJoDREAMTour Click HERE to Download Photos and Video from JoJo Siwa’s Tour Announcement  DES MOINES, Iowa – Nov. 7, 2018 – Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour at the Civic Center on June 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to JoJo Siwa will be available Friday, Nov....
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SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THREE PRAIRIE MEADOWS TEMPLE COMEDY SERIES SHOWS STARTING NOV. 12

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Get Tickets!  DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets for three Prairie Meadows Temple Comedy Series shows, SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN, MEN ARE FROM...
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SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FOUR WELLMARK FAMILY SERIES SHOWS STARTING NOV. 5

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  Get Tickets! DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets for four Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Family Series shows, GOLDEN DRAGON...
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SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PRAIRIE MEADOWS LIVE AT THE TEMPLE CONCERT SERIES SHOWS STARTING NOV. 2

Monday, October 29, 2018
Get Tickets! DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets for six Prairie Meadows Live at the Temple Concert Series shows, ORDINARIUS, THE HOT SARDINES, RAUL MIDÓN, TÉADA, RIDERS IN THE SKY, and KATIE THIROUX, will be available starting Friday,...
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FOURTH SHOW ADDED NOVEMBER 11 FOR THE NAKED MAGICIANS

Monday, October 22, 2018
  Get Tickets! DES MOINES, IA ― THE NAKED MAGICIANS, billed as the naughtiest and funniest magic show in the world, are coming back to the Temple Theater! The popular duo...
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BROADWAY'S BEST PARTY RETURNS TO DES MOINES! ROCK OF AGES PERFORMS MARCH 8–10 AT THE CIVIC CENTER!

Monday, October 8, 2018
  Get Tickets! Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce the mind-blowing, face melting, nothin’ but a good time, audience favorite ROCK OF AGES will return to...
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THE DANCE SERIES 2018-2019 MASTER CLASSES FOR LOCAL DANCERS

Monday, October 8, 2018
Get Tickets! DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts announced today that master classes will be available to Central Iowa dancers from all productions in The...
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SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR TWO WELLMARK FAMILY SERIES SHOWS STARTING OCT. 5

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets for two 2018-2019 Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Family Series shows, THE...
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TICKETS FOR THE DES MOINES PREMIERE OF DEAR EVAN HANSEN WILL GO ON SALE OCT. 22 AT 9 A.M.

Monday, October 1, 2018
“ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE SHOWS IN MUSICAL THEATER HISTORY.” -The Washington Post Get Tickets! DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Des Moines premiere of Dear Evan Hansen will go on sale Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. Tickets are available at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket...
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Luminarium - "Albesila" Comes to Cowles Commons

Friday, September 28, 2018
If you drive downtown during the next week, you may be surprised by a vibrant, cloud-like structure captivating Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts’ (DMPA) newest experience for central Iowa...
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A Conversation with Jacob Sanders from THE LOVESTRUCK BALLADEERS, Playing the Temple Theater Oct. 12

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Listening to the likes of the Beatles, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones from his parents records first inspired a young Jacob Sanders to learn guitar. But the teenage...
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THE CHOIR OF MAN STORMS NORTH AMERICA IN FIRST U.S. TOUR!

Monday, September 24, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts will present THE CHOIR OF MAN at the Des Moines Civic Center on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. as part of their North American tour! This worldwide smash, and runaway...
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79 SCHOOLS ACROSS THE STATE TO PARTICIPATE IN IOWA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS!

Monday, September 24, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that 79 schools will participate in the 2018–2019 Iowa High School Musical Awards....
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THE LEGACY LIVES ON: SEALS & CROFTS 2 PERFORMING AT THE TEMPLE THEATER OCT. 13

Friday, September 21, 2018
Des Moines Performing Arts had the opportunity to hear from Brady Seals and Lua Crofts of SEALS & CROFTS 2, performing at The Temple Theater on Oct. 13. Where do you both call home? Brady lives in...
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MEET THE RAD TRADS! COMING TO THE TEMPLE THEATER SEPT. 21

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Des Moines Performing Arts had the opportunity to hear from THE RAD TRADS, performing at The Temple Theater on Friday, September 21.   How did your love of music begin? {John Fatum - Drums /...
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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FOUR SHOWS IN THE LIVE AT THE TEMPLE CONCERT SERIES STARTING SEPT. 14

Monday, September 10, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets for four Prairie Meadows Live at the Temple Concert Series shows, SAMMY MILLER AND THE CONGREGATION, BONNIE KOLOC WITH DON...
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Tickets for Disney’s Aladdin On-Sale at the Des Moines Civic Center on Monday, Sept. 10

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Disney Theatrical Productions and Des Moines Performing Arts announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney’s Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 10 at 9:00 a.m. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Des Moines at the Civic Center on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 for a limited engagement of two weeks through Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. The opening night is Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.   PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:...
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TICKETS ON SALE SEPT. 7 FOR THE LOVESTRUCK BALLADEERS

Monday, August 20, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts, in partnership with Civic Music Association, is pleased to present THE LOVESTRUCK BALLADEERS for one night only on the...
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES Single tickets available starting Aug. 20!

Monday, August 13, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES, will take the Des Moines Civic Center stage Oct. 16–21, 2018. LOVE NEVER DIES is the first production in the 2018-2019 Willis Broadway Series. Single tickets to LOVE NEVER DIES...
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TICKETS FOR FINDING NEVERLAND ON SALE AUG. 20!

Monday, August 13, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce FINDING NEVERLAND will take the Des Moines Civic Center stage during the holidays Dec. 27–29, 2018. Single tickets to FINDING NEVERLAND will go on sale Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and...
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BLACK VIOLIN WILL PERFORM AT THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER ON OCTOBER 11!

Monday, August 6, 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa– Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present the American hip hop duo, Black Violin, at the Des Moines Civic Center for one night only on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018...
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TWO UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS ON THE TEMPLE THEATER STAGE THIS FALL

Monday, July 30, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce the following two engagements at the Temple Theater this fall: BEAUSOLEIL avec Michael Doucet and AN EVENING WITH PAULA COLE. Tickets for both engagements will...
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THE NAKED MAGICIANS RETURN TO THE TEMPLE THEATER!

Monday, July 23, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― THE NAKED MAGICIANS, billed as the naughtiest and funniest magic show in the world, are coming back to the Temple Theater! The popular duo strips away the top hats and...
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LUMINARIUM SET TO RETURN TO COWLES COMMONS THIS FALL

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Popular Light and Air Sculpture Will Delight All Ages Tickets on sale Aug. 22!  DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) is excited to announce the...
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THREE UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS ON THE TEMPLE THEATER STAGE STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

Monday, June 18, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce the following three engagements at the Temple Theater in 2018 and 2019: THE RAD TRADS, SEALS & CROFTS 2 and CLOSE TO YOU: The...
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Des Moines Performing Arts Announces Three Community Events On Cowles Commons

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Complimentary Events Set to Run Through September DES MOINES, IA - Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) is excited to announce a variety of complimentarycommunity events...
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Des Moines Performing Arts Invested Show Earns Top Tony Award Honors

Thursday, June 14, 2018
THE BAND’S VISIT earns 10 Awards, including Best Musical! DES MOINES, IA - The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing announced the 2018 TonyAward winners...
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ON-SALE TICKET INFORMATION: DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY!

Monday, June 11, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back! Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present the hugely popular DANIEL...
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RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

Monday, June 4, 2018
  This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!”...
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Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Program Continues Growth With Two New Partnerships

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
EMC Insurance Companies proudly announces Title Sponsorship Iowa Public Television to livestream Showcase and air highlights special Showcase tickets go on sale Wednesday, May...
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SEVEN-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER ED ASNER TO PERFORM AT THE TEMPLE THEATER IN SEPTEMBER!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
DES MOINES, IA - Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE starring legendary television actor, Ed Asner, at the Temple Theater on Thursday,...
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DMPA Announces 2018-19 Series!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
COMEDY, LIVE AT THE TEMPLE, DANCE, and FAMILY SERIES Season-At-A-Glance PRAIRIE MEADOWS TEMPLE COMEDY SERIES THE NAKED MAGICIANS (November 9–10, 2018, Temple...
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COMMUNITY MEMBERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN TWO ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce two opportunities presented by the Education Department. The first opportunity, COMMUNITY SPOKEN WORD WORKSHOPS AND SLAM will kick off this...
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Des Moines Performing Arts Moves to Waitlist for New 2018-19 Willis Broadway Series Season Tickets

Friday, March 30, 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa – Due to strong demand for 2018-19 Willis Broadway Series Season Tickets, Des Moines Performing Arts is establishing a waitlist for individuals...
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Des Moines Performing Arts Announces 2018–19 Willis Broadway Series

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
DES MOINES, IOWA - Today, Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA), Central Iowa’s leading not-for-profit performing arts organization, unveils its highly anticipated 2018–2019 Season....
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STAGE MUSICAL BASED ON POPULAR DISNEY JUNIOR SERIES TAKES THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER STAGE IN MAY

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the hit musical production, PJ MASKS LIVE! Time to Be a Hero, will take the Civic Center stage for one...
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