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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 VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Each summer, DMPA offers young people the opportunity to explore their interest in the performing arts—and this year is no exception. DMPA recently announced in-person Summer Camps for 2020 have been replaced with an exciting virtual experience.
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IOWA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS SPRING INITIATIVES

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Des Moines Performing Arts introduces Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards spring initiatives that includes a Digital Awards Showcase and online learning opportunities.
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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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Pat Hazell's Permanent Record is coming to the Temple Theater - Find Out More

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
So much so that the man once declared by Showtime as one of the five funniest people in America has chosen to world premiere his one-man comedy show
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SINGLE TICKETS TO TWO TEMPLE COMEDY SERIES SHOWS ON SALE Nov. 4!

Monday, November 4, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce single tickets to the remaining two shows in our 2019-2020 Prairie Meadows Temple Comedy Series—Lisa Lampanelli’s Losin’ It! and That Golden Girls Show!
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 Irish Christmas in America

"Irish Christmas in America" Comes to the Temple Theater - Find Out More

Thursday, October 31, 2019
For those wanting to add an extra slice of beauty, fun and tradition to their usual Christmas itineraries
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MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE! EXTENDS TOUR - COMING TO DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER ON APRIL 5

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts along with TCG Entertainment, announce that after a successful initial 2019 tour they are extending MASTERCHEF JUNIOR LIVE!
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IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS TO RETURN TO CIVIC CENTER WITH ANNOUNCED 2019 TOUR CAST

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will bring its 2019 National Tour to the Civic Center Tuesday, November 19 through Sunday, November 24.
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AWARD-WINNING DORRANCE DANCE COMPANY TO PERFORM AT THE CIVIC CENTER ON OCT. 22

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that award winning dance company DORRANCE DANCE will be performing at the Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
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SINGLE TICKETS TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE SERIES AVAILABLE OCT. 14!

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets to all three engagements in the 2019-2020 National Geographic Live Series will go on sale Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
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SINGLE TICKETS FOR FOUR SHOWS IN THE LIVE AT THE TEMPLE CONCERT SERIES

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets to the remaining four shows in the 2019-2020 Prairie Meadows Live at the Temple Concert Series will go on sale Friday, Oct. 11
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BLIPPI LIVE! KICKS OFF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN 2020

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The educational children’s character is set to bring his act from the screen to the stage starting February 2, 2020
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SINGLE TICKETS TO FIRST 2019-2020 FAMILY SERIES SHOW ON SALE OCT. 4!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce single tickets to Jungle Book will go on sale Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.
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Toronto-Based Musician Kicks Off 2019-2020 Live at the Temple Concert Series

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Over the course of the last decade or so, Canadian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Royal Wood has been traveling the world with the goal of delivering his music to anyone and everyone who will listen.
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JUSTIN MOORE AND TRACY LAWRENCE COME TO THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER IN MARCH

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts and Outback Presents are pleased to announce that country artists Justin Moore and Tracy Lawrence will bring their 2020 Late Nights and Longnecks Tour, sponsored by ROXOR, to the Civic Center on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
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SINGLE TICKETS TO PAT HAZELL’S PERMANENT RECORD ON SALE SEPT. 23!

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce single tickets to Pat Hazell’s Permanent Record will go on sale Monday, Sept. 23. Tickets can be purchased starting at 9 a.m.
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LINDSEY STIRLING SET TO WARM UP THE WINTER WITH 2019 HOLIDAY TOUR

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Lindsey Stirling will bring her Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour 2019 to the Civic Center on Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.
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MASTER CLASSES PROVIDE ARTIST-TO-ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL DANCERS

Monday, September 16, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts announced today that Master Classes will be available to Central Iowa dancers from all productions in the Dance Series – DORRANCE DANCE, BALLET BIARRITZ, and RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE.
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SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO FOUR SHOWS IN THE LIVE AT THE TEMPLE CONCERT SERIES

Monday, September 16, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets to four shows in the 2019-2020 Live at the Temple Concert Series will go on sale Friday, Sept. 6 starting at 9 a.m.
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Little Black Dress The Girls’ Night Out Musical A Perfect Fit for Everyone

Monday, September 16, 2019
Little Black Dress makes its Temple Theater debut from Jan. 22–26, 2020. Tickets to Little Black Dress The Musical will go on sale Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at 9 a.m.
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SINGLE TICKETS TO THE DANCE SERIES AVAILABLE SEPT. 11!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets to each performance in the Dance Series: DORRANCE DANCE, BALLET BIARRITZ and RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company will go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.
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PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Takes the Des Moines Civic Center Stage Jan. 4 & 5

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
DES MOINES, IA – No job is too big, no pup is too small! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group presentPAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,”an action-packed, music-filled production, presented by Pedigree. The heroic pups from the top-rated animated...
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