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Forbidden Broadway at the Temple Theater January 31 - February 5!

Forbidden Broadway

Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation is a hilarious and long-running musical revue that has been entertaining audiences for over three decades. The show is famous for its witty parodies of popular Broadway musicals, lampooning everything from the classic shows of the Golden Age to contemporary blockbusters. With its talented performers, clever lyrics, and brilliant arrangements, Forbidden Broadway is a must-see for anyone who loves musical theater and enjoys a good laugh. Whether you're a die-hard theater buff or just looking for a fun night out, Forbidden Broadway is sure to leave you in stitches and humming its catchy tunes long after the curtain has come down. 

Before you head to the Temple Theater to catch Forbidden Broadway, catch up on a few shows that they will be spoofing!

#1 BEETLEJUICE

Beetlejuice Forbidden Broadway

ON BROADWAY: Beetlejuice is a musical based on the 1988 film of the same name. The musical made its Broadway debut in April 2019 and quickly became a hit with audiences and critics alike. The musical features a high-energy score, fantastical sets and costumes, and a talented cast that brings the quirky and mischievous spirit of Beetlejuice to life on stage. 

AT THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER: Beetlejuice has yet to come to the Des Moines Civic Center. That is, however, changing this Fall as Beetlejuice will hit the Civic Center Stage October 3-8, 2023.

#2 COME FROM AWAY

COME FROM AWAY

ON BROADWAY: Come From Away is a musical about the residents of a small town in Newfoundland, Canada who opened their hearts and homes to stranded travelers following the September 11th terrorist attacks. The musical made its Broadway debut in 2017 and received critical acclaim, winning a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. The musical is known for its upbeat, feel-good message and its celebration of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

AT THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER: Come From Away has been to the Des Moines Civic Center two times, once in 2020 and most recently 2022.

#3 HAMILTON

HAMITON

ON BROADWAY: Hamilton is a musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The musical made its debut on Broadway in 2015 and became a cultural phenomenon, winning numerous awards, including 11 Tony Awards. The musical's unique blend of hip-hop, R&B, and traditional show tunes, combined with its diverse cast, made it a hit with audiences and helped to broaden the appeal of musical theater.

AT THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER: Hamilton has been to the Des Moines Civic Center two times, once in 2017 on its debut tour and more recently in 2022.

#4 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

ON BROADWAY: Fiddler on the Roof is a classic musical that made its Broadway debut in 1964. The show is set in Tsarist Russia and tells the story of Tevye, a poor milkman trying to maintain his Jewish traditions while his daughters seek love and happiness in a rapidly changing world. With music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a book by Joseph Stein, "Fiddler on the Roof" is a beloved musical that has become an enduring classic.

AT THE DES MOINES CIVIC CENTER: Fiddler on the Roof has been to the Des Moines Civic Center three times, once in 1993, once in 1995, and more recently in 2022.


If you're a fan of musical theater (or love a good laugh), you won't want to miss Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation at the Temple Theater from January 31st to February 5th, 2023. With tickets starting at just $20, "Forbidden Broadway" is an affordable and entertaining way to spend an evening. So why wait? Get your tickets now and experience the laughter and satire of "Forbidden Broadway" for yourself!

Tickets available HERE.

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