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OUR SERIES

The Willis Broadway Series brings you the hottest professional touring productions direct from Broadway. From Tony Award-winning blockbuster musicals to captivating plays, discover why the Des Moines Performing Arts has become a top Midwest destination for Broadway's best!

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The Temple Theater first opened its doors to Iowa's longest running show, Triple Espresso - A Highly Caffeinated Comedy in 2002. Today, the Temple Comedy Series brings you professional Off-Broadway productions in this intimate 300-seat theater environment.

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Now entering its 6th season, Des Moines Performing Arts is proud to present world-class dance companies performing brilliant repertoires of modern and contemporary dance, ballet and more. For an even richer experience, free pre and post-show DANCEtalk events take you face to face with the dancers and artistic team.

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The Family Series features professional touring productions made just for your littlest theater-goers between the ages of 4 and 10. Come early for the Discovery Party and enhance the theater experience with fun arts, crafts, music and more! All shows are Saturdays at 1:00.

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Enjoy an eclectic line-up of singers and songwriters in one of the most acoustically superior performance spaces in Des Moines – our 300-seat Temple Theater. Music enthusiasts have grown to love the selection of jazz, folk and world music offered in this series.

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This series presents professional touring productions to school audiences and engages students and educators from across central Iowa. Des Moines Performing Arts welcomes more than 55,000 students and educators each year for Applause Series performances.

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