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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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MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES WITH VIP UPGRADES

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
DES MOINES, IA – Des Moines Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that Michael Franti & Spearhead will appear live at the Des Moines Civic Center on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. Michael Franti is a musician, humanitarian, and filmmaker who is...
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Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
DES MOINES, IA – Des Moines Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that Theresa Caputo, from TLC’s hit show, Long Island Medium, will appear live at the Des Moines Civic Center on Monday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Theresa will share...
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SINGLE TICKET ON-SALE DATES FOR 2019-2020 WILLIS BROADWAY SERIES SHOWS

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce the single ticket on-sale dates for the 2019-2020 Willis Broadway Series shows.
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A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage Brings Holiday Cheers to the Civic Center December 12

Monday, July 15, 2019
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that just in time for the holiday season, everyone’s favorite Peanuts television special...
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BANDS FOR 2019 FAM JAM AT COWLES COMMONS ANNOUNCED

Monday, July 15, 2019
DES MOINES, IA • Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) is excited to announce the musical entertainment for the three FAM JAM – “Family Jamboree” Mini Festivals that will be held at Cowles Commons this summer and fall. Each festival is...
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BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 FAM JAM AT COWLES COMMONS

Monday, July 15, 2019
DES MOINES, IA • Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) is excited to announce the musical entertainment for the three FAM JAM – “Family Jamboree” Mini Festivals that will be held at Cowles Commons this summer and fall. Each festival is free...
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SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THREE SHOWS STARTING JULY 19!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
DES MOINES, IA • Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets will be available Friday, July 19 at 9 a.m. for the following three shows: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Great Cheesy Movie...
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Baby Shark Live! Heads to the Des Moines Civic Center on Oct. 29!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
DES MOINES, IA • Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the children’s musical sensation Baby Shark Live! is coming to the Civic Center Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. on the initial...
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LARRY THE CABLE GUY BRINGS HIS REMAIN SEATED TOUR TO DES MOINES

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
DES MOINES, IA • Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that comedian Larry the Cable Guy will bring his Remain Seated Tour to the Des Moines Civic Center stage on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The show...
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TWO STUDENTS NAMED "TRIPLE THREATS" AT IOWA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS SHOWCASE

Monday, June 10, 2019
DES MOINES, Iowa – In a surprise reveal during the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards (IHSMTA) Showcase, presented by EMC Insurance Companies at the Civic Center, Des Moines...
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Des Moines Performing Arts Invested Shows Earn Three Tony Award Honors

Monday, June 10, 2019
DES MOINES, IA • The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing announced the 2019 Tony Award winners during a televised ceremony Sunday evening (June...
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DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF FREE SUMMER COMMUNITY EVENTS AT COWLES COMMONS

Monday, May 20, 2019
DES MOINES, IA • Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) is excited to announce the return of three community events at Cowles Commons throughout the summer and fall. The...
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BROADWAY'S TONY AWARD-WINNING HIT COMEDY PREPARES TO WREAK HAVOC IN DES MOINES JUNE 25-30, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019
DES MOINES, IA • Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present The Play That Goes Wrong,
the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, making its Des Moines debut at...
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THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES COMING TO DES MOINES

Monday, May 6, 2019
The DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER AND THE DES MOINES SYMPHONY ANNOUNCE
THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES WITH
                     HARRY POTTER AND THE...
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COMEDIAN JERRY SEINFELD RETURNS TO THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER!

Monday, May 6, 2019
DES MOINES, IA • Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that America’s premier comedian, JERRY SEINFELD, will perform his...
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Tickets on Sale May 10 for Straight No Chaser's Return to the Des Moines Civic Center

Thursday, May 2, 2019
DES MOINES, IA • Des Moines Performing Arts and NiteLite Promotions are pleased to present the STRAIGHT NO CHASER: OPEN BAR TOUR on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Civic Center. Tickets to STRAIGHT NO CHASER will go on sale Friday, May 10 at 9 a.m. and can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.
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Three Des Moines Performing Arts Invested Shows Receive Tony Award Nominations

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
AIN’T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, THE CHER SHOW and THE PROM Recognized with Nominations 
DES MOINES, IA ― The Broadway League and The...
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FEARLESS: AN INTERVIEW WITH "IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME" DIRECTOR JONALD REYES

Monday, April 29, 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The art of taking a recipe-less scene and turning it into a delicacy for the eyes and ears — also known as “improvisation” — has been a skill that “It’s Not You, It’s Me: The...
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BERT KREISCHER TO PERFORM AT THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER IN SEPTEMBER

Monday, April 22, 2019
BERT KREISCHER
BODY SHOTS WORLD TOUR
Tickets on sale April 26!
DES MOINES, IA – Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that stand-up comedian and actor, Bert Kreischer, will take the...
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BEST-SELLING R&B GROUP BOYZ II MEN COMING TO DES MOINES IN OCTOBER

Monday, April 22, 2019
 
DES MOINES, IA – Des Moines Performing Arts is thrilled to announce R&B group Boyz II Men will be performing at the Des Moines Civic Center on Tuesday, October 1st at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to Boyz II Men will go on sale Friday, April 26,...
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TOM SEGURA BRINGS "TAKE IT DOWN TOUR" TO DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER ON OCT. 8

Monday, April 8, 2019

Tickets on Sale April 12!
 
DES MOINES, IA – Des Moines Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that actor, comedian and writer TOM SEGURA has extended his Take It Down Tour due to...
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SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR "I AM, HE SAID" STARTING APR. 8

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
“I AM, HE SAID” – A Celebration of Neil Diamond – Starring Matt Vee
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that the musical celebration, “I Am, He Said” – A Celebration of Neil Diamond...
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2019-20 SEASON TICKET PACKAGES

Monday, April 1, 2019
2019-2020 SEASON TICKET PACKAGES
On-Sale Schedule
DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce the on-sale schedule for four 2019-2020...
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2019-20 SERIES-AT-A-GLANCE

Thursday, March 14, 2019
 
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE, COMEDY, LIVE AT THE TEMPLE CONCERT, FAMILY, DANCE
Series-At-A-Glance 
NEW! NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE SERIES

DR. KARA COONEY,...
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DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SEASON

Thursday, March 14, 2019
 
Des Moines Performing Arts Announces
2019–20 Season  
Willis Broadway Series Season Ticket Packages On Sale Now

10-time 2018 Tony Award Winning Best Musical and 2019 Grammy winner for Best...
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2019-20 WILLIS BROADWAY SERIES SEASON-AT-A-GLANCE

Thursday, March 14, 2019
WILLIS BROADWAY SERIES
Season-At-A-Glance
ORDER SEASON TICKETS TODAY!
6-SHOW SEASON TICKET PACKAGE

MEAN GIRLS (Civic Center, Oct. 15–20, 2019)
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR...
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2019-20 Season Announcement Date Announced

Friday, March 1, 2019

We're excited to share our 2019-20 Season with you. Join us for the announcement on Thursday, March 14 at 9:00 AM at DMPA.org. 
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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
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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
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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

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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
  
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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

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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

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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
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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
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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...
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SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FOUR WELLMARK FAMILY SERIES SHOWS STARTING NOV. 5

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
 

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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
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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

 


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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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THE DANCE SERIES 2018-2019 MASTER CLASSES FOR LOCAL DANCERS

Monday, October 8, 2018


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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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BROADWAY'S BEST PARTY RETURNS TO DES MOINES! ROCK OF AGES PERFORMS MARCH 8-10 AT THE CIVIC CENTER!

Monday, October 8, 2018
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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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


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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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