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2018 Winter Theatre Guide 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Winter is a fantastic season for seeing theater in Des Moines. Not only are new shows plentiful, but some of our favorite family friendly theatres including the Des Moines Playhouse, the Civic Center and Stephens Auditorium have several shows perfect for kids of all ages. Best of all, 10 of our picks are $10 or less! Read on to find a show for your family to see this winter in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Fall Theatre Guide 4 Des Moines Kids and Families - dsm4kids.com

September kicks off the fall theatre season in Des Moines and families will find a packed playbill of shows to attend. Whether it’s a big Broadway show or a smaller one, specifically produced for kids, there are plenty of options to entertain the whole fam.  Check out our guide to fall theatre and shows in Des Moines for kids and families. Continue Reading…

2017 Summer Theatre Guide 4 Kids and Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Des Moines’ summer theatre season may change your theatre going habits, by bringing the kids along. A glance at the programming of local theatres reveals a host of shows aimed at kids and families. It’s also far from expensive, thanks to annual events designed to have cross-appeal without breaking the bank.  Here’s your guide to summer theatre productions for kids and families in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Winter Theatre Guide 4 Kids and Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Winter is a fantastic season for seeing theater in Des Moines. Our top theater picks for the coming months include an iconic musical, The Sound of Music and several selections from the Wellmark Familiy Series at the Civic Center, all of which cost just $10. Read on to find your family’s theatrical experience for this winter in Des Moines.  Continue Reading…

2016 Fall Theatre Guide 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Fall 2016 promises to be a busy and diverse season on Des Moines stages. With beloved children’s classics like Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Boxcar Children” and mystery comedies in “Done to Death” and “Audition for a Murder” there’s a little something for everybody in the family. Read on to find your family’s theatrical experience for the fall in Des Moines! Continue Reading…

Go on a Journey with Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre’s “The Hobbit” - dsm4kids.com

My 5th grade son recently read the book The Hobbit, so he and I were both thrilled to be invited to Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre’s stage production! The Hobbit, a children’s play by Patricia Gray adapted from the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, takes the audience along on a magical adventure, where humble Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is urged by the wizard Gandalf to leave his cozy shire to journey through wild lands, deep caves and dense forests with a band of dwarves to help kill a vicious dragon and find the gold he’s been hoarding. Continue Reading…

Fall Theatre 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Fall marks the start of a new theater season, but you don’t need to shell out big bucks on Broadway shows to give your kids a memorable live entertainment experience in Des Moines. There are many local theatre companies creating great works that the whole family will enjoy.  Best of all, eight of our picks are $20 or less per ticket. Read on for a list of theatre events happening this fall in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Summer Theatre 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

When you’re thinking up fun things to do with your kids this summer, don’t forget that Des Moines has tons of live theatre performances that are kid and family friendly.  The theatre and the arts in general, seem reserved for patrons who can sit in their seat and stay quiet.  While that may be the case in some instances, it couldn’t be farther from the truth at the following performances and venues where kids are welcome, even the squirmy ones. Continue Reading…