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SINGLE TICKETS TO TWO TEMPLE COMEDY SERIES SHOWS ON SALE Nov. 4!


DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce single tickets to the remaining two shows in our 2019-2020 Prairie Meadows Temple Comedy Series—Lisa Lampanelli’s Losin’ It! and That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody—will go on sale Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Tickets can be purchased starting at 9:00 a.m. at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by calling 515-246-2300.  

Show details are available below:

Lisa Lampanelli’s LOSIN’ IT!
Feb. 4–23, 2020
The Temple Theater

Lisa Lampanelli’s LOSIN’ IT! is an intimate collection of humorous observations and real-life stories curated and performed by Lisa and a few of her friends. Inspired by her work with “The Moth Radio Hour,” Lisa has created a heartfelt theatrical evening focusing on her ups and downs of fad diets and eating her feelings. Performed in the spirit of The Vagina Monologues and Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Lisa and friends enchant theatergoers with hilarious, touching anecdotes about their own issues of weight, body image, and “losin’ it!”

“I decided stand-up comedy really wasn’t for me anymore. It wasn’t making my heart happy. So, I created LOSIN’ IT!, a show using comedy to talk about weight and body issues, which are things I’ve struggled with for years. This is so much more fulfilling!” – Lisa Lampanelli

THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A Puppet Parody
April 21–May 10, 2020
The Temple Theater

THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A Puppet Parody is a brand-new show that parodies classic “Golden Girls” moments–with puppets! 

That Golden Girls Show! is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments - with puppets!

Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down.

From Sophia’s get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose’s tales from St Olaf, Blanche’s insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy’s daily struggle to make sense of her life. 

Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.

The cast includes Casey Andrews as Dorothy, Ashley Brooke as Sophia, Meggie Doyle as Rose, and Erin Ulman as Blanche.  

Direction by Michael Hull, Written by Doug Kmiotek, Puppets by Rockefeller Productions, David Goldstein (Set & Lighting Design), David Ferdinand (Sound Design), Jessica Haff (Puppet Supervisor), PRF Productions/Peter Feuchtwanger (Production Supervisor), Mason Huse (Production Stage Manager), Peter Brown (Assistant Stage Manager), ABM Agency/Amanda Bohan (Marketing Director), Krista Robbins (Company Manager), General Management by Theater Mogul/Jill Bowman, Exclusive Tour Direction by Broadway & Beyond Theatricals/Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner and Tracey McFarland, Co-created by Thomas Duncan-Watt, Originally created and produced by Jonathan Rockefeller.

Production by Shady Pines Entertainment

“Re-visit the Golden Girls as feisty puppets!” – New York Post

“Hilarious!” – Entertainment Weekly

For additional information regarding the Prairie Meadows Temple Comedy Series, please visit 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.