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Happy International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

Today is March 8, which means it's International Women’s Day! In honor of this holiday representing all things women, DMPA wants to reflect on the amazing women featured in some upcoming shows. These women, among all others, have many amazing achievements, and we look forward to highlighting their upcoming events at our venues as you read on! 

Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull

Now – March 17, 2024 

Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top 

In this hilarious and witty one-woman comedy show, Dixie Longate takes the stage. Enjoy an evening of laughter with Dixie as she shares lessons she has learned after a hard night of over-indulging.  

This show also has a VIP experience prior to the show which includes a 30 minute meet and greet with THE famous Dixie.  

If you’re in need of reasons to see this gem, click here

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Funny Girl

March 12 –17, 2024 

Funny Girl  

Funny Girl is a classic Broadway revival that follows the story of Fanny Brice. In this bittersweet comedy, Fanny Brice is a girl who has always dreamed of life on stage despite everyone who told her she’d never make it. Funnily enough, Fanny Brice became a star.  

The best part about this musical is that it is based on a true story. The character, Fanny Brice, is inspired by real-life successful comedian and Broadway star, Fanny Brice.  

Take a look at all of the women who have played the character Fanny Brice over the years here

Get your tickets for this sensational show here

Martha Redbone

April 12, 2024 

Martha Redbone 

Next in the lineup is Native- and African-American vocalist, songwriter, composer, and educator, Martha Redbone. With Redbone’s unique blend of folk, blues, and gospel music, she sings stories of her life experiences as a Native and Black woman and mother in the new millennium. Redbone will wow you not only with her powerful vocal range, but also with her activism as she gives voice to social justice issues.  

See Martha Redbone take the stage at the Temple Theater on April 12, 2024. Don’t miss out on all Redbone has to offer.  

Hear Martha Redbone’s vocals before you see her live: Listen here

For tickets and information: click here

Suzanne Vega

April 20, 2024 

Suzanne Vega 

Following Redbone is another amazing female vocalist, coming to our venue as part of the Live at the Temple Concert Series. Since her self-titled, critically-acclaimed 1985 debut album, Vega has been highly successful, performing for sold-out venues around the world. Vega is recognized for her deeply emotional performances, as well as her distinctively clear, unwavering voice. She has many hit songs you probably know and love, like Tom’s Diner or Luka. Perhaps she will sing these familiar hits on April 20. No matter the song played, this poetic storyteller is sure to capture the heart and ears of all listeners.  

Listen to some of Vega’s hit songs here

Renée Elise Goldsberry

April 27, 2024 

Renée Elise Goldsberry 

The talented actress and singer, Renée Elise Goldsberry, will be at the Des Moines Civic Center to impress the audience alongside the Des Moines Symphony. Goldsberry is well known for her role as Angelica Schuyler in the hit musical, Hamilton, which earned her a Tony Award, a Grammy Award, and a Drama Desk Award. Renée's other appearances on stage include her performance opposite Frances McDormand in the play Good People, and the original Broadway version of The Color Purple. She made her Broadway debut as Nala in The Lion King, and performed as Mimi in Broadway's closing cast of Rent. 

As a solo artist, Renee garners rave reviews performing to packed crowds in concert halls and symphony spaces all over the country. Be on the lookout for Goldsberry, as this icon is releasing her debut album next year! 

See this vocal powerhouse live in concert as she performs Broadway hits, jazz standards, and gospel numbers backed by the skillfull Des Moines Symphony.  

Get tickets for a fantastic evening with the accomplished Renée Elise Goldsberry.  

Aboard Sealegacy

May 13, 2024 

Aboard Sealegacy 1: Documenting Our Blue Planet 

Soon in the Explorer Speaker Series comes Cristina Mittermeier, one of the most influential convservation photographers of our time. Cristina has dedicated her life to protecting the world’s oceans while inspiring others to do the same.  

Cristina graduated from the ITESM University in Mexico with a degree in Biochemical Engineering in Marine Sciences. She later attended the Fine Art photography program at the Corcoran College for the Arts in Washington, D.C. Since then, Cristina founded the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and co-founded SeaLegacy, a nonprofit organization aimed at protecting and rewilding the ocean.  

See this incredible woman share her passion at the Civic Center on May 13. Get tickets


Celebrate women today, and every day! 


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