Nov
23
Fri
It’s a Wonderful Life – Radio Play @ Kum & Go Theater
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by Iowa Stage at the Kum & Go Theater in the Des Moines Social Club.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to the life on the stage, sharing the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Triple Espresso @ Temple for Performing Arts
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm

This highly caffeinated comedy tells the story of the three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. The laughter is infectious and the comedy appeals to everyone from first graders to college students to baby-boomers to grandparents.

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

 

It’s a Wonderful Life – Radio Play @ Kum & Go Theater
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm

Presented by Iowa Stage at the Kum & Go Theater in the Des Moines Social Club.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to the life on the stage, sharing the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Triple Espresso @ Temple for Performing Arts
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm

This highly caffeinated comedy tells the story of the three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. The laughter is infectious and the comedy appeals to everyone from first graders to college students to baby-boomers to grandparents.

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

 

Nov
24
Sat
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kate Goldman Children's Theatre - Des Moines Community Playhouse
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm

NOV 2 – NOV 25, 2018

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

From the best-selling children’s book, the Playhouse embarks on its 18th year of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Perfect for young audiences, you won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

It’s a Wonderful Life – Radio Play @ Kum & Go Theater
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by Iowa Stage at the Kum & Go Theater in the Des Moines Social Club.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to the life on the stage, sharing the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kate Goldman Children's Theatre - Des Moines Community Playhouse
Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm

NOV 2 – NOV 25, 2018

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

From the best-selling children’s book, the Playhouse embarks on its 18th year of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Perfect for young audiences, you won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

Triple Espresso @ Temple for Performing Arts
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm

This highly caffeinated comedy tells the story of the three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. The laughter is infectious and the comedy appeals to everyone from first graders to college students to baby-boomers to grandparents.

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

 

It’s a Wonderful Life – Radio Play @ Kum & Go Theater
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

Presented by Iowa Stage at the Kum & Go Theater in the Des Moines Social Club.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to the life on the stage, sharing the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Triple Espresso @ Temple for Performing Arts
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm

This highly caffeinated comedy tells the story of the three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. The laughter is infectious and the comedy appeals to everyone from first graders to college students to baby-boomers to grandparents.

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

 

Nov
25
Sun
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kate Goldman Children's Theatre - Des Moines Community Playhouse
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm

NOV 2 – NOV 25, 2018

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

From the best-selling children’s book, the Playhouse embarks on its 18th year of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Perfect for young audiences, you won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

It’s a Wonderful Life – Radio Play @ Kum & Go Theater
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by Iowa Stage at the Kum & Go Theater in the Des Moines Social Club.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to the life on the stage, sharing the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Triple Espresso @ Temple for Performing Arts
Nov 25 @ 3:00 pm

This highly caffeinated comedy tells the story of the three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. The laughter is infectious and the comedy appeals to everyone from first graders to college students to baby-boomers to grandparents.

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kate Goldman Children's Theatre - Des Moines Community Playhouse
Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm

NOV 2 – NOV 25, 2018

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

From the best-selling children’s book, the Playhouse embarks on its 18th year of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Perfect for young audiences, you won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

Nov
27
Tue
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band @ Wells Fargo Arena
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are pleased to announce their show previously scheduled for October 10, 2017 at Wells Fargo Arena has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 27. Seger is feeling great and ready to hit the road.

All tickets for the concert originally scheduled for October 10, 2017 will be honored at the new date, Tuesday, November 27.

Tickets are available at BobSeger.com/tour, LiveNation.com, and the Wells Fargo Arena box office.

Inducted to both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Seger has earned 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards, including such landmark albums as Night Moves, Stranger In Town, Against The Wind, Live Bullet and Nine Tonight, all of which have sold in excess of 5 million units.  Seger’s GREATEST HITS album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for achieving 10 million units sold in the U.S.   In 2015, Bob Seger was honored with Billboard’s “Legend of Live” award at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards for his significant and lasting impact on the touring industry.

Nov
28
Wed
Disney’s Aladdin @ Civic Center
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical.

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!),this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New YorkTimes) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris). See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV).

Please note: This production is recommended for ages 6 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production.

Nov
29
Thu
Disney’s Aladdin @ Civic Center
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical.

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!),this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New YorkTimes) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris). See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV).

Please note: This production is recommended for ages 6 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production.

Disney’s Aladdin @ Civic Center
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical.

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!),this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New YorkTimes) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris). See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV).

Please note: This production is recommended for ages 6 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production.

Lorie Line & Her Pop Chamber Orchestra: Lord of Lords @ Hoyt Sherman Plance
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm

Pianist Lorie Line once again will bring the true meaning of Christmas to town with her 2018 Holiday Extravaganza. This year’s theme, Lord of Lords, is a sequel to last year’s “best ever” show. Not to miss, Ms. Line will bring her Pop Chamber Orchestra and a guest vocalist along with her concert grand piano that will take center stage. Make plans now to celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Savior with Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra!

Nov
30
Fri
Youth Matinee Series @ Stephens Auditorium
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am

Since1999, the Iowa State Center’s Youth Matinee Series has connected children, parents, teachers, and schools with the performing arts in profound and meaningful ways, bringing performances to central Iowa that complement the school curriculum. This programming introduces students to new worlds and new ways of self-expression. By bringing your students/children to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. Live theater ignites the imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.

Everyone is welcome! Performances are open to the public.

Admission is $5 at the door. Many performances sell out, so we encourage pre-registration to ensure you’ll get a seat. But mostly, we hope come to the show and share the arts with the young ones in your life.

This Is Not a Pipe Dream

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

Voices from Ellis Island

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

Voices from Ellis Island

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Charlotte’s Web

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Charlotte’s Web

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Sense and Sensibility

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

ISU Symphony

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Pete the Cat

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Pete the Cat

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Godspell

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

The Crucible

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle

Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Anne of Green Gables

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium