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DES MOINES PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SEASONThursday, March 14, 2019
Des Moines Performing Arts Announces
- 10-time 2018 Tony Award Winning Best Musical and 2019 Grammy winner for Best Musical Theater Album, THE BAND’S VISIT to take the Des Moines Civic Center stage as part of the Willis Broadway Series
- DMPA announces new series, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE
- Three-week engagement for WICKED
DES MOINES, IA – Today, Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA), Central Iowa’s leading not-for-profit performing arts organization, unveils its highly anticipated 2019-20 season. This announcement includes the critically acclaimed THE BAND’S VISIT in the first year of the show’s national tour.
Since opening the Civic Center doors in June of 1979, DMPA has entertained more than 10 million guests in its four venues (Civic Center, Stoner Theater, Temple Theater and Cowles Commons). Adding to the excitement of the season announcement, DMPA shares the addition of a new series, National Geographic Live. The series features three speakers from the National Geographic roster highlighting behind the scenes stories from their impressive careers.
“Our programming seeks to provide entertainment that will inspire, challenge and move our audiences,” says Jeff Chelesvig, President and CEO of Des Moines Performing Arts. “We curate our season to bring the finest world-class tours to Central Iowa and we are delighted with all the 2019-20 season has to offer.”
The complete Willis Broadway Series includes: MEAN GIRLS, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, BANDSTAND, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, COME FROM AWAY, ANASTASIA, MY FAIR LADY, BERNADETTE PETERS IN CONCERT WITH THE DES MOINES SYMPHONY, RIVERDANCE THE NEW 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, THE BAND’S VISIT, WICKED and THE BOOK OF MORMON.
DMPA has a long tradition of investing in Broadway productions. The 2019-20 season features two DMPA-invested shows, THE BAND’S VISIT and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.
Continuing its commitment to present diverse programming that’s compelling and accessible, DMPA also announces the shows coming to the Prairie Meadows Temple Comedy Series, Prairie Meadows Live at the Temple Concert Series, Wellmark Family Series and The Dance Series. Among the many notable engagements are Lisa Lampanelli’s LOSIN’ IT and the world premiere of Pat Hazell’s PERMANENT RECORD, both part of the Prairie Meadows Temple Comedy Series.
Season tickets for the Willis Broadway Series and National Geographic Live are on sale now. All other series’ season tickets will go on sale later this spring. The only way to guarantee seats to the six-show Willis Broadway Series is to purchase Season Tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Civic Center ticket office, by phone at (515) 246-2300 or online at DMPA.org.
Series Listings and Assets
A complete list of all series, dates and available assets can be found on accompanying documents within the media kit.
Please contact Cathy Long (CathyL@DMPA.org) for interview opportunities with Des Moines Performing Arts representatives.
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.