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DES MOINES, IA • Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets will be available Friday, July 19 at 9 a.m. for the following three shows: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour, The Choir of Man, and The Naked Magicians. Tickets can be purchased at, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at


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MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 LIVE: The Great Cheesy Circus Movie Tour

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Des Moines Civic Center

The hilarious Peabody Award-winning hit TV comedy is coming to Des Moines with an all-new Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour!Join creator and original host, Joel Hodgson, in his final tour and the world’s greatest – and only – movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy, as they take you on an exhilarating roller coaster ride through some of the cheesiest films ever made. Produced by Alternaversal LLC, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour will play the Civic Center on Oct. 30, 2020, with the never-before-screened film: Circus of Horrors

Mystery Science Theater 3000 has earned its place in history as one of the Top 100 TV Shows of all time and is currently a hit show on Netflix. Now you can sit in the same theater with your favorite characters and experience this comedy phenomenon in a universally acclaimed LIVE event. The show gives fans the chance to sit in the same theater with their favorite characters and promises all of the MST3K signatures and rapid-fire hilarity that have built MST3K’s loyal following over more than 30 years: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches, and Hodgson in the red jumpsuit as host Joel Robinson.


Wednesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Des Moines Civic Center

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After a phenomenal first U.S. tour (that included a stop right here in Des Moines), the runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is coming back to the Civic Center. Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you’ll ever attend. (But already know that!) CHEERS!



Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 14 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Temple Theater

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The Naked Magicians, billed as the naughtiest and funniest magic show in the world, are coming back to the Temple Theater! The popular duo strips away the top hats and capes to promise full-frontal illusions. Starring Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, two of Australia’s most famous magicians, the duo will forego top hats and capes for full frontal illusions complete with magic, muscles and endless laughs. Perfect for date night or the ultimate “Girls Night Out,” The Naked Magicianshave performed -- and undressed -- for millions of fans in more than 250 cities and seven countries.

“Good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants,” says Tyler. “When we say ‘abracadabra,’ the audience isn’t always looking at our hands.”

 The buff bros went from best friends to partners in prestidigitation following several boisterous audience members asking them to make their clothes disappear. "It's kind of crazy because magic is the second-oldest profession ever and we couldn't believe that no one had combined the two things that everyone loves — magic and nudity," says Wayne.

The broad-shouldered Wayne and proud owner of a freakishly long tongue is the first Australian magician in TV history to have his own TV series (More Than Magic). The sporty tan lines and incredible physique seen on stage hint at Tyler’s Speedo-wearing days when he swam competitively at the Australian National Championships and Pan Pacific Games before becoming a professional magician.

The Naked Magicians recently completed a five-month residency at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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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