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DMPA Announces New Programming

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
DMPA announced four new programming initiatives as the organization remains unable to host traditional in-person events. The new slate of programming includes streaming performances, limited on-site opportunities and more.
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Tony Nominees

2020 Tony Awards Announced

Thursday, October 15, 2020
18 shows were eligible for consideration as a result of the new requirements. DMPA is proud to be an investor in Moulin Rouge! The Musical which received 14 nominations, including Best Musical.
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UPDATES TO THE 2019-20 AND 2020-21 WILLIS BROADWAY SERIES

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Thank you for both your patience and support during this challenging time. As we all know, the world is a very different place than it was when we closed our doors in March.
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IHSMTA TECHNICAL THEATER SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED TO DALLAS CENTER-GRIMES STUDENT

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
DMPA announces the 2020 IHSMTA Technical Theater Scholarship recipient that recognizes one graduating senior pursuing a technical theater major or minor at an accredited college or university.
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DMPA ANNOUNCES 2020 IHSMTA IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENTS

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
DMPA announces the 2020 IHSMTA Impact Award recipients recognizing educators and community members who support their local high schools’ musical productions.
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DMPA Announces 2020–21 Season

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
DMPA Announces 2020–21 Season
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FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS RETURN TO DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER OCT. 23

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Des Moines Performing Arts welcomes the legendary Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at the Des Moines Civic Center
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THE MASKED SINGER TOUR ARRIVES IN DES MOINES ON JUNE 4

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Your Favorite Characters Brought to Life, Plus Surprise Celebrity Guests. Tickets On-Sale Feb. 17 at DMPA.org
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DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS COMMISSIONS AIR PLAY SYMPHONY FOR A NEW, UNIQUE FAMILY CONCERT EXPERIENCE

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce the creation of a new family-friendly Symphony show
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WICKED TO RETURN TO DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER JUNE 17-JULY 5

Monday, February 10, 2020
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce WICKED, will return to the Civic Center June 17–July 5, 2020
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Season announcement 20-21

2020-21 Season Announcement

Monday, February 10, 2020
Save the date for DMPA’s 2020-21 Season Announcement . We will be sharing all of the great performances coming to our stages next season on Tuesday, March 24. Watch DMPA.org for more details.
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Des Moines Performing Arts Announces 2020 Summer Camps

Friday, January 17, 2020
Each summer Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) offers young people throughout the Midwest the opportunity to explore their interest in performing arts....
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Professor Cooney To Shed Light on Ancient Egypt

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Cooney is a professor of Egyptology at UCLA and her work focuses on afterlife beliefs and gender studies.
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Iowa Native To Perform in Come From Away

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Come From Away features a cast member who was born in Ottumwa, Iowa.
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Egyptologist Comes to the Civic Center

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Dr. Kara Cooney, a world-renowned Egyptologist and Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA, comes to the Civic Center on Jan. 21, 2020.
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Everly Brothers

Everly Brothers Reunion Concert Comes to the Temple Theater

Friday, December 13, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Live at Royal Albert Hall [Revisited]: The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert will take the Temple Theater stage for two performances...
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10 QUESTIONS WITH PAT HAZELL - "PAT HAZELL'S PERMANENT RECORD" TO PREMIER DEC. 3 AT TEMPLE THEATER

Monday, November 25, 2019
When we last touched base with comedian Pat Hazell in August, the world-class comedian and writer
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DMPA COLLABORATION WITH HOMEDITTY PROVIDES ORIGINAL LIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE AT THE STONER THEATER

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce STONER [UN]PLUGGED – a new concert collaboration with Des Moines startup HomeDitty.
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SINGLE TICKETS TO THE REMAINING FIVE SHOWS IN THE 2019-2020 WELLMARK FAMILY SERIES ON SALE NOV. 22!

Monday, November 18, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets to the remaining five shows in the 2019-2020 Wellmark Family Series will go on sale Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
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It Gets Better Tour Headed to the Des Moines Civic Center

Monday, November 18, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts announces today that the IT GETS BETTER Tour is headed to the Des Moines Civic Center this February.
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