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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 the stage with a tenth anniversary tour beginning this fall. Nominated for five Tony Awards® including Best Musical, the all new production will play the Des Moines Civic Center from March 8–10, 2019.  

Single tickets to ROCK OF AGES will go on sale Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at 9 a.m. and can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

It’s 1987 on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip when a small-town girl meets a big city rocker.  As they fall in love in L.A.’s most famous rock club, ROCK OF AGES allows fans to rock out once again to their favorite ‘80s hits. Featuring the music of iconic bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.

ROCK OF AGES opened April 7, 2009 on Broadway and played more than 2,300 performances at the Brooks Atkinson and Helen Hayes Theatres earning five Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical. The show also enjoyed successful national and international tours and, in 2012, was turned into a major motion picture by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures.  With a book by Chris D’Arienzo and arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, the tenth anniversary tour is being directed by Martha Banta and choreographed by Janet Rothermel.

Tour stops are planned across the country starting October 2018 with additional dates to be announced. 

For a sneak peek of this 10th Anniversary Tour, click HERE.  For more information on casting and dates, visit the tour website at www.rockofagesmusicaltour.com or DMPA.org.

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.


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