Calendar

Feb
21
Fri
Youth Matinee Series @ Stephens Auditorium
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am

Matinee performances designed to enhance school curricula are also open to the general public. All seats $4 in advance; $5 at the door. All ages and all group sizes are welcome. Scholarship admission is available for students enrolled in the federal lunch program. Please contact Sara Compton at scompton@iastate.edu or 515-294-7389 with questions.

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

Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting The Way

Friday, October 4, 2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Fisher Theater

Hikaru, Japan

Friday, October 4, 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Maddi’s Fridge

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Maddi’s Fridge

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Chasing George Washington

Friday, November 1, 2019 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Monday, November 18, 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Monday, November 18, 2019 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Heroines – Barjché 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Click, Clack, Moo

Monday, February 10, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Click, Clack, Moo

Monday, February 10, 2020 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Arts Midwest World Fest: CHOOR

Friday, February 21, 2020 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

The Diary of Anne Frank (SOLD OUT – wait list only)

Friday, March 27, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

The Diary of Anne Frank – ADDED PERFORMANCE!

Friday, March 27, 2020 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

ISU Symphony Orchestra

Friday, April 3, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Monday, April 6, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Monday, April 6, 2020 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

The Pout-Pout Fish

Monday, April 27, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

The Pout-Pout Fish

Monday, April 27, 2020 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Of the Deep

Friday, May 1, 2020 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma @ Class Act Productions
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration which set the standard for modern musical theatre comes sweeping ‘cross the plains for audiences young and old

Performances February 21 – March 8, 2020
(Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm)

Set in a Western Native American territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

Feb
22
Sat
Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma @ Class Act Productions
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration which set the standard for modern musical theatre comes sweeping ‘cross the plains for audiences young and old

Performances February 21 – March 8, 2020
(Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm)

Set in a Western Native American territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Feb
23
Sun
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma @ Class Act Productions
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration which set the standard for modern musical theatre comes sweeping ‘cross the plains for audiences young and old

Performances February 21 – March 8, 2020
(Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm)

Set in a Western Native American territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Feb
28
Fri
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma @ Class Act Productions
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration which set the standard for modern musical theatre comes sweeping ‘cross the plains for audiences young and old

Performances February 21 – March 8, 2020
(Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm)

Set in a Western Native American territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

Feb
29
Sat
Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 29 @ 4:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma @ Class Act Productions
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration which set the standard for modern musical theatre comes sweeping ‘cross the plains for audiences young and old

Performances February 21 – March 8, 2020
(Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm)

Set in a Western Native American territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Mar
1
Sun
Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma @ Class Act Productions
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration which set the standard for modern musical theatre comes sweeping ‘cross the plains for audiences young and old

Performances February 21 – March 8, 2020
(Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm)

Set in a Western Native American territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.

Mar
6
Fri
Friday Funday @ Des Moines Playhouse
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am

Interactive Theatre Shows for Children Ages 4-6
Great for preschools, child care centers, kindergarten classes, and families.  Show times are 9:30, 10:45, and 1:30 Friday.

Join the Clubhouse at the Playhouse Gang each month as they dramatize a favorite story using their imaginations and the costume pieces and props they find in their Magic Trunk. A new story is presented each month, October through May. Children learn the Clubhouse pledge and secret handshake, and listen for the word of the day.

Oct. 25: The Princess and the Pea

A true princess is courageous and kind, and beautiful both inside and out. Only a true princess would be able to feel a pea placed under a stack of 20 mattresses. Will Princess Penelope pass the test?

Nov. 22: The Emperor’s New Clothes

The vain and foolish emperor loves to show off the newest trends to his people. When two scoundrels weave a suit of cloth so light and fine it looks invisible, only a young boy has the courage to say what everyone is thinking: The Emperor is in his underwear!

Dec. 13: The Little Engine That Could

Who will take the presents to the children on the other side of the mountain?  When everyone else refuses, the smallest of all the engines volunteers to help. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…I thought I could!

Jan. 10: The Brave Little Tailor

After slaying seven flies with one swat, can one little tailor use brains instead of brawn to get the best of some goofy giants and a crafty king?  It’s not her fault if, along the way, a giant thinks she slayed seven giants, now is it?

Feb. 7: The Mitten

In this Clubhouse at the Playhouse favorite, a young child drops his mitten in the snow and does not realize it is missing.  As woodland creatures seek warmth inside the mitten, it magically grows and grows!

Mar. 6: Rapunzel

Rapunzel has been locked away in the tower by the witch, with only the forest animals to talk and sing to. Will she be rescued by the prince, or can she rescue herself?

Apr. 3: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

A naughty shepherd has played one too many tricks on the village. What happens when they don’t believe him anymore? Will it be too late for the sheep, or will they take matters into their own hands?

May 8: The Brementon Musicians

The donkey brays, the dog howls, the cat meows, and the rooster crows.  See what happens when a group of sassy animals on their way to audition for The Voice meets up with a gang of rowdy robbers.

 

Friday Funday @ Des Moines Playhouse
Mar 6 @ 10:45 am

Interactive Theatre Shows for Children Ages 4-6
Great for preschools, child care centers, kindergarten classes, and families.  Show times are 9:30, 10:45, and 1:30 Friday.

Join the Clubhouse at the Playhouse Gang each month as they dramatize a favorite story using their imaginations and the costume pieces and props they find in their Magic Trunk. A new story is presented each month, October through May. Children learn the Clubhouse pledge and secret handshake, and listen for the word of the day.

Oct. 25: The Princess and the Pea

A true princess is courageous and kind, and beautiful both inside and out. Only a true princess would be able to feel a pea placed under a stack of 20 mattresses. Will Princess Penelope pass the test?

Nov. 22: The Emperor’s New Clothes

The vain and foolish emperor loves to show off the newest trends to his people. When two scoundrels weave a suit of cloth so light and fine it looks invisible, only a young boy has the courage to say what everyone is thinking: The Emperor is in his underwear!

Dec. 13: The Little Engine That Could

Who will take the presents to the children on the other side of the mountain?  When everyone else refuses, the smallest of all the engines volunteers to help. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…I thought I could!

Jan. 10: The Brave Little Tailor

After slaying seven flies with one swat, can one little tailor use brains instead of brawn to get the best of some goofy giants and a crafty king?  It’s not her fault if, along the way, a giant thinks she slayed seven giants, now is it?

Feb. 7: The Mitten

In this Clubhouse at the Playhouse favorite, a young child drops his mitten in the snow and does not realize it is missing.  As woodland creatures seek warmth inside the mitten, it magically grows and grows!

Mar. 6: Rapunzel

Rapunzel has been locked away in the tower by the witch, with only the forest animals to talk and sing to. Will she be rescued by the prince, or can she rescue herself?

Apr. 3: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

A naughty shepherd has played one too many tricks on the village. What happens when they don’t believe him anymore? Will it be too late for the sheep, or will they take matters into their own hands?

May 8: The Brementon Musicians

The donkey brays, the dog howls, the cat meows, and the rooster crows.  See what happens when a group of sassy animals on their way to audition for The Voice meets up with a gang of rowdy robbers.

 

Friday Funday @ Des Moines Playhouse
Mar 6 @ 1:30 pm

Interactive Theatre Shows for Children Ages 4-6
Great for preschools, child care centers, kindergarten classes, and families.  Show times are 9:30, 10:45, and 1:30 Friday.

Join the Clubhouse at the Playhouse Gang each month as they dramatize a favorite story using their imaginations and the costume pieces and props they find in their Magic Trunk. A new story is presented each month, October through May. Children learn the Clubhouse pledge and secret handshake, and listen for the word of the day.

Oct. 25: The Princess and the Pea

A true princess is courageous and kind, and beautiful both inside and out. Only a true princess would be able to feel a pea placed under a stack of 20 mattresses. Will Princess Penelope pass the test?

Nov. 22: The Emperor’s New Clothes

The vain and foolish emperor loves to show off the newest trends to his people. When two scoundrels weave a suit of cloth so light and fine it looks invisible, only a young boy has the courage to say what everyone is thinking: The Emperor is in his underwear!

Dec. 13: The Little Engine That Could

Who will take the presents to the children on the other side of the mountain?  When everyone else refuses, the smallest of all the engines volunteers to help. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…I thought I could!

Jan. 10: The Brave Little Tailor

After slaying seven flies with one swat, can one little tailor use brains instead of brawn to get the best of some goofy giants and a crafty king?  It’s not her fault if, along the way, a giant thinks she slayed seven giants, now is it?

Feb. 7: The Mitten

In this Clubhouse at the Playhouse favorite, a young child drops his mitten in the snow and does not realize it is missing.  As woodland creatures seek warmth inside the mitten, it magically grows and grows!

Mar. 6: Rapunzel

Rapunzel has been locked away in the tower by the witch, with only the forest animals to talk and sing to. Will she be rescued by the prince, or can she rescue herself?

Apr. 3: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

A naughty shepherd has played one too many tricks on the village. What happens when they don’t believe him anymore? Will it be too late for the sheep, or will they take matters into their own hands?

May 8: The Brementon Musicians

The donkey brays, the dog howls, the cat meows, and the rooster crows.  See what happens when a group of sassy animals on their way to audition for The Voice meets up with a gang of rowdy robbers.

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma @ Class Act Productions
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration which set the standard for modern musical theatre comes sweeping ‘cross the plains for audiences young and old

Performances February 21 – March 8, 2020
(Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm)

Set in a Western Native American territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

Tinker Bell @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm

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

Feb. 21-Mar. 8, 2020
Do you believe in fairies? Because they believe in you!
Of all the stories told about Neverland, Tinker Bell’s has gone untold. Until now. Witness the origin of one of the most famous fairies in literature, from her first encounters with cherished children’s characters like Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Wendy Darling, to her triumph at the Battle for Neverland.