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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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THE MUSIC OF CREAM: 50TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR --FEATURING KOFI BAKER, MALCOLM BRUCE AND WILL JOHNS

Thursday, May 24, 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present the MUSIC OF CREAM—50th Anniversary World Tour at the Des Moines Civic Center for one night only on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale...
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IOWA’S LONGEST RUNNING SHOW—TRIPLE ESPRESSO—RETURNS FOR SEVENTH ENGAGEMENT AT THE TEMPLE THEAT

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Iowa’s longest running show, TRIPLE ESPRESSO—a highly caffeinated comedy, will return for...
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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER BRING HOLIDAY SHOWS TO THE CIVIC CENTER

Friday, May 11, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that two family shows, RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL and MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER...
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THIRD SHOW ADDED FOR HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS IN CONCERT

Friday, May 11, 2018
Audiences will now have an additional opportunity to experience the second chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Des Moines Symphony performing John Williams’ music from the...
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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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STRAIGHT NO CHASER ANNOUNCE THE “ONE SHOT TOUR”

Friday, May 4, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present the STRAIGHT NO CHASER: ONE SHOT TOUR on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Civic Center. Tickets to STRAIGHT NO CHASER will go on...
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Three Des Moines Performing Arts Invested Shows Receive Tony Award Nominations

Thursday, May 3, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing announced the 2018 TonyAward Nominations on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 a.m. CST live from New York....
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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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Due to Popular Demand "Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour" Adds 50 New Shows Starting September 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018
DES MOINES, IA - Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present DISNEY JUNIOR DANCE PARTY ON TOUR presented by Pull-Ups®, a high-energy interactive, immersive...
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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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‘SHOCK-ROCK’ SINGER, SONGWRITER AND ACTOR ALICE COOPER COMES TO THE CIVIC CENTER IN OCTOBER

Monday, April 9, 2018
DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present singer, songwriter, and actor, ALICE COOPER, to the Des Moines Civic Center stage on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. ALICE COOPER, whose career spans over fifty years, is considered the architect...
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DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES WITH HARRY

Monday, April 9, 2018
Audiences will experience the second chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Des Moines Symphony performing John Williams’ music from the film live to picture Tickets available...
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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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Tickets to HAMILTON are no longer available at this time. 

Friday, November 17, 2017
Additional seats may be made available for sale closer to the engagement. Please feel free to check back at your convenience. There will be a lottery...
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DMPA Announces 17-18 Season

Thursday, July 20, 2017
HAMILTON will play its premiere Des Moines engagement and anchor the 2017–2018 season  Willis Broadway Series adds sixth show to season package bringing even more Broadway to Iowa DIXIE’S...
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